ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
(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         ThemeHymnsOrder of Worship
5-2I John 4:1-11      We are from God477 – 571 – 643-490-457 – 488 DS 1, page 151
5-9I John 5:1-8Children of God    725 –588 – 735 – 895 – 740    Matins, page 219, choir
5-16      I John 5:9-15     Testimony of God     525 – 549 – 633 -474-461-644 – 805     DS 1, page 151, bells
5-23      Ezekiel 37:1-14  My Spirit Within You497 – 500 – Te Deum – 496 – 650        Matins, page 219
5-29     Ordination    LCMS 1st VP Rev. P.K. Lange708–682–498–Scroll -586-636-683–941DS 3, page 184
5-30     150th AnniversaryRev. Christian Schultz506 – 829 – 550-571-680 – 507 DS 1, page 151

In This Month's
St. John Witness
MAY WITNESS
Spiritual Growth
CHRIST ASCENDED TO HIS THRONE. He will return again as the world’s King! Jesus has saved us from death and the devil, and He has authority to proclaim hope to people.

CHURCH SERVICES will remain online on FaceBook   (https://www.facebook.com/lutheran.church.1650)
and FM radio 88.3. We will continue two services each weekend, through May. We encourage people to wear masks when we are not socially distanced, but the county mandate has been removed. We encourage members and guest to join us in church. For those still waiting on the vaccines or who have compromised health issues, we will continue to offer drive-through communion on Sunday mornings when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

VBS IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 25-25. “Construction Zone – God is at Work” is our theme this year. If you want to help or attend, please call Pator Grimm or Rita Zeller. Our first teachers/helpers meeting will be May 12, at 6:00pm.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS: If you would like to review the catechism, Pastor Grimm is teaching the doctrine of the church from Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, in Celebration Hall, while Rev. Jim Mayes teaches Isaiah in the sanctuary. Sunday School continues to be held in the school building at 8:30 am.

SCENIC BYWAYS St. John Lutheran Church has been asked to be included on a Scenic Byways tour. Grant moneys for this Native Stone route require the sites to have public hearings before the route can be established. St. John and Holy Family have been asked to be part of the tour. The Public Forum will be May 12 at 7:00pm. Information is still forthcoming about Zoom details.

GUEST PREACHER: Our next 150th Anniversary celebration will be with Rev. Peter Lange, 1st Vice-President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He will preach Saturday May 29 for the ordination of Christian D. Schultz, son of St. John Lutheran Church.  (The Saturday service will be at 10:00am, with a lunch following our time of worship.) Rev. Schultz will preach our final celebration on May 30, as he prepares to serve in fulltime ministry in our Lord’s church. (Call service is April 27. Members may live stream from:  https://callday.ctsfw.edu/.

THE BABY BOTTLE PROJECT is a great way to support pro-life work and build community as a group activity for church members to join in prayer for the unborn and for Life concerns. Participants take baby bottles on Mother’s Day, May 9, and save spare change, bills or checks in the baby bottle over the next few weeks. On Father’s Day, June 20, participants return the filled baby bottles to the hosting church or organization and the donations are collected and sent to Kansans For Life.

PLEASE CALL when you desire a pastoral visit. While there are some limitations we may have from hospitals and nursing homes, individuals can find ways to gather in homes or in small groups without compromising health and physical well-being.

PENTECOST OFFERING: West Africa has a pressing need for well-trained, faithful Christian pastors. YOU can participate in the 2021 Kansas District Pentecost Offering. Every gift matters, as do prayers! To learn more, visit the Offering webpage at kslcms.org/pentecost. If you would rather donate by mail, you can send a check with “Pentecost Offering” in the memo line to LCMS Kansas District, 1000 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.