News & Recent Updates


Events Upcoming

Valentine Dinner

January 27, 2023 - It’s that time of year again! The dinner will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 11:15 a.m., following Bible Class and Sunday School. Dinner will include drink, salad and dessert. Choose either lasagna, vegetable and garlic bread OR chicken, vegetable and potato. Cost per dinner is $13.00. Last day to sign up is Sunday, February 12. Join us for a delicious dinner!

Family Fun Night

January 27, 2023 - A Family Fun Night will be held on Saturday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. Our entire church family is invited to join us for a February Family Fun Night. There will be –well, we don’t want to give away all of the surprise, but there’s a clue or two in this announcement. You don’t want to be a minute late, or you might miss something and have to fish around to find it. There will be some sweet fun, loads of laughter and of course, some Jesus in it too! We promise that you’ll love it! Just so we have an idea of how many to plan for, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or let Pastor or Shelley know you’ll be coming.

"Ladies Aid" 100th Anniversary Request

January 27, 2023 - The Ladies Aid of St. John Lutheran Church has been “Blessed to Serve” by God from January 31, 1923 – January 31, 2023. To help celebrate their 100th anniversary the Ladies Aid requests that the members of St. John join them on April 23, 2023, as we formally observe this occasion. Details of the event will follow at a later date.

This group will also be looking for pictures, quilts, your own stories, and memories, or any other memorabilia you might have to share, that can be used in a display in celebration of the forthcoming 100th anniversary of St. John Ladies Aid. If you have something to share, please visit with Diane Kahle or Ellie Koch.

150th Congregational Anniversary Fund

October 1, 2022 - ST. JOHN’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY FUND has been established. Moving forward, if you would like to give toward this fund, please mark your offering envelopes accordingly.

St. John Lutheran Cookbooks

December 1, 2022 - The Ladies Aid now has plenty cookbooks! Think "Christmas"! These cookbooks would make nice Christ-mas gifts. For your convenience, we will have them available in the narthex each Sunday in December. Thank you for your support of our cookbook project. Cost is $15.00. They will be available for purchase in the narthex each Sunday in October as well. If you have questions or want to request a cookbook(s) you may call or text Diane Kahle at 402-641-0922, or Marianne Tesar at 402- 418-0449.

Bible Donations

August 18, 2022 - If having an extra copy of a Bible in your possession that you wish to find a new home in which to share God's Word with others, lease bring your old (and not being used due to its replacement) Bibles and Christian books to be sent overseas for mission work. A tote is located in the entry way for this purpose. For more information, visit

Scholarship Fund

A scholarship is available for any St. John member/student who will be attending a Synodical college and plans to enter fulltime church work find that new funds are available. A Scholarship application with relative information is available from the church office. Those wanting additional information are directed to Pastor Toensing.

Mission Field in Our own Back Yard

There remains a variety of ways in which members of the St. John congregation can join with other local community members to assist those who are struggling with basic necessities and provide God's comforting Word along with those creature comforts that are often lived without. Here are but a few ongoing efforts you may wish to be involved:

  • Food Collections continue with your donations to a local food pantry who will distribute this to a needy, hungry people in our area. The collection box is located in the church narthex.
  • Orphan Grain Train or People's City Mission contributions can be made at any time; either with contributions of clothing left within the back door of the church, or monetary gifts so indicated; separated from other giving.
  • Mite Boxes - Lutheran Women in Mission remind members to use those Mite Boxes you received back in October on LWML Sunday. If you would like a box of your own, please contact any member of the LWML to obtain one. This is a very easy way to lend a helping hand throughout the year.