(The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod)
Alma, Kansas
A family united by faith in Christ gathering around God's Word and Sacraments.
To reach out in Christ-like concern and Christ-borne love to each other and to those without Christ!
DateBible Text         ThemeHymns    Order of Worship

10/3       Mark 10:2-16      Rev. Mayes       861 – 725 – 433-694-568-832 – 922       DS 1, 151
10/10     Amos 5:6-15Seek Good, Not Evil    803 – 717 – 664 – 850 - 662   Matins p. 216
10/17     Mark 10:23-31      Rev. Mayes748 – 732 – 633-645-461-78307             DS 1, 151
10/24    Jeremiah 31:7-9    Praise God with Faith  790 – 846 – 842 – 809 – 537  P & P, 260
10/31    John 8:31-36        Praise God with Truth  794 – 526 – 829 – 651 – 791 – 656        Responsive Prayer

In This Month's
St. John Witness
Spiritual Growth
THE PENTECOST SEASON reflects God work within us. We bear fruit for his kingdom to bless His church. The liturgical color is green, a color of vibrant growth. The Scripture readings and hymns emphasize how God is equipping us for service, so that the fruits of faith may be evident to all!

CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE: Circuit 8 has invited Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford to preach at our celebration of the Reformation on Sunday October 24th at 2:00 pm. The location is undetermined, as Rev. Chris Schultz of Alta Vista will have surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his large intestine earlier that week. It had been scheduled to be there and will be moved to another location. Watch for upcoming information in the weekly church bulletin

EVENING WORSHIP will continue every Saturday in October at 6:05 pm. All are welcome to come and join God’s people in worship, especially if Sunday must be a workday. The Sunday morning service will continue to begin at 9:30am.

CHURCH SERVICES will remain online on FaceBook  (
and FM radio 88.3 through the coming months. We will live-stream our Divine Services on Facebook Live. To participate, please join us on your smartphone, iPad or computer. We will try to go live 15 minutes before our service times, and will try to be faithful in worship as we come before God, humbly and as supplicants, seeking His wisdom and blessing. May God’s name be spoken, heard, trusted, and shared! You may tell your friends to join us.

BIBLE CLASS: We will continue to do a Live Stream  ( of our Bible Study of the Heroes of Faith on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Students may come into Memorial Hall or view online as we go through materials from our worksheets. To receive a weekly copy of our study materials, please email Pastor Grimm.

FAITH AND BLUE:  The National Faith and Blue Weekend is a collaborative effort to build bridge in our communities with local law enforcement. Several events around the County will be offered to our citizens. You are invited! You are encouraged to tell others about these events:
Friday, October 8, 6:30am Prayer Breakfast.
St. John Lutheran Memorial Hall, Alma
Saturday, October 9, 1:00pm 
Free Movie: Courageous @ WHS Commons, Alma
Saturday, October 9, 6:00pm
Free Movie and food
Courageous @ Highview Church in Alta Vista
Sunday, October 10, morning services
WC Sheriff’s Office in various churches
Sunday 12:30-3:00pm WHS Practice Field
Free food and Police car rides for kids
Monday 7:50 am. Meet You at the Pole
Wabaunsee High School Flag Pole

TO CONNECT WITH GOD’S PEOPLE? We are trying to incorportate the people of God into our commuity of faith, especially when we are physically isolated from one another. Please call the church if you cannot receive the services online or to tell us how we may remain connected with you or for the pastor to visit you. God will not abandon His people, and this family of God wants you to be connected to Him as well as to each other.

FLOCK NOTES are text messages or emails from the church to inform members of changes in worship or sending other announcements to our members. If you, or a friend, would like to be included on this list, please call the church office.