News & Recent Updates


Meetings Upcoming

Board of Elder's - Monday, May 9, 2022 - 6:30p
Ladies Aid  - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 2:00p
LWML - Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 10:00a
Ladies Bible Study - Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:00a
Evangelism Board - Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 8:30a
Quilting Group - Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 9:30a

2022 VBS - Food Truck Party

May 11, 2022 - Join us July 24-28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for a fun week filled with lessons, crafts, science experiments, music, games and lots of yummy food!

Parents are asked to complete the 2022 Registration Form found on the VBS page if wishing to enroll their child in the program this year. Then, tell your friends to do the same. Hope to see you there!

2022 Graduates

May 1, 2022 - Please let Chris in the church office know of any additional graduates from high school and college are known. Congratulations to the following students moving onward toward their next adventure!

  • Mara Hoyer, Crete High School on May 15, 2022
  • Aaron Meinke, Crete High School on May 15, 2022
  • Madison Persing, Crete High School on May 15, 2022
  • Elliott Reitz, Milford High School on May 14, 2022
  • Erica Sublett, Pike Valley High School, Scandia KS on May 15, 2022

LWML Update

May 1, 2022 - In thanksgiving for 80 years of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and being encouraged to reflect God's love by blessing others the LWML is asking for donations of energy and protein bars which will be donated to the People's City Mission. We will be taking donations through the month of May.

For Your Reading Enjoyment

May 1, 2022 - The church library (located in the LYF/Quilters Room) has been renovated. There are books of men and women of the Bible and devotions and other Christian readings. There are many other books donated to the church library that have been put in alphabetical order, and there are several series books that are always fun to read. There will be no big 'check-out' system involved. Just take the book(s) you want, and when finished, you can return them to the basket provided and they will be put back for you. Enjoy!

Lambs of Christ Update

May 1, 2022 - Summer Child Care enrollment is now open! If you are needing Full Time, Part Time Child Care for your children for the Summer, please enroll at this link:

If you have any questions about Summer Child Care don’t hesitate to reach out to me! Thank you all for your continued support of Lambs! We wouldn’t be able to do it without any of you! Here is to a great April!

Brittany Hovendick, Director Email: or

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.