News & Recent Updates


Meetings Upcoming

Board of Elder's - Monday, September 12, 2022 - 6:30p
Ladies Aid  - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 2:00p
LWML - Tuesday, September 20 - 10:00a
Evangelism Board - Monday, September 14, 2022 - 8:30a
Quilting Group - Tuesday, September 13th & 27th - 9:30a
Safety Committee - TBD
Constitution/Bylaws - Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Time TBD

150th Congregational Anniversary Fund

September 15, 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.

Board of Education Update

September 1, 2022 - Sunday, September 11 is our Sunday School Kickoff with Sunday School, LYF and Adult Bible Class at 9:00 a.m. (...for that Sunday only). Regular Sunday School hours will be 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

In addition, the first day of Midweek will be September 7th at 6:30 p.m. This will be a meet and greet. Regular Midweek Classes will be 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for kids grades 4-8.

Ladies Night Out 2022

September 1, 2022 - Ladies Night Out will take place on Tuesday, September 27 with Dinner & Social Time to begin at 6:00 p.m. The location will be "Veterans & Friends", 130 W 13th St, Crete NE. The  menu will include: Baked Sirloin, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans Salad, Roll/Butter, Dessert and Drink. The cost will be $12.00. Please use the sign-up sheet found on narthex table; and please sign up by September 18th so to obtain an appropriate head-count.

Rally Day 2022 - Sunday School Kick-off

August 25, 2022 - Sunday School and Sunday education classes will begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Rally Day festivities will also take place that day with SS/Youth/Adult class at 9:00 a.m. and the worship service (weather-permitting) outdoors at 10:00 a.m. A potluck will follow. Fun & games, etc., are also in the works. Please plan to attend, as we look forward to your children's participation and growth in Christ.

LWML Mite Offerings

August 18, 2022 - LWML has supported worldwide missions through mite offerings since 1942. Over these years many mission grants have been fulfilled. They continue to offer support today. There is a large "Mite Box" on the table in the narthex. If you would like to contribute to these mission grants, please put your mite offering in the box.

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.