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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! 
 Date    Bible Text                    Theme                                    Hymns                                                    Order of Worship
8-7        Genesis 15:1-6            Count the Stars                    710 - 817 - 872 - 781 - 636 - 537                DS 4, page 203

8-14      Hebrews 11                  By Faith                                    411 - 733 - 932 - 662                              Pray & Preach, p.260

8-21      Luke 13:22-30              Reunion                                915 - 526 - 540 - 547 - 644 - 618 - 801      DS 3, page 184

8-28      Hebrews 13:1-17         Pleasing to God                        685 - 673 - 789 - 837 - 922                     Matins, p. 219




In This Month's
St. John Witness
AUGUST WITNESS
Spiritual Growth
THE TRINITY SEASON is the time of summer and fall in the church year that encourages God’s at work in us. We look ahead to God changing us now as He sanctifies us, for this is God’s work in us. We also anticipate His work to complete the great transformation when He takes His people to heaven.

SJLC VOTERS meet on July 31st, after worship. 

SUMMER VICAR: Mr. Rod Stewart ends his summer vicarage. We will have a farewell for him on his last Sunday, which will be here at St. John on July 31st. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert to the meal.

CONFIRMATION REUNION: We are planning a Confirmation Reunion on August 21st. We shall celebrate God’s promises to us in Christ, and our promises to Him for Christ. We will recognize those who have anniversaries of 5, 10, 15 years, etc. A congregational meal will be served after worship. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 
PREACHING ON THE 
PRAIRIE was an awesome anniversary event for the Lutherans in Wabaunsee County.  258 and 812 attended the services June 11 and 12, 2011. The site of Zion Lutheran Church, Templin, was the site of the big tent where we commemorated 150 years of our Lutheran heritage and the first Lutheran sermons preached in Kansas. After expenses, there were enough offerings to divide between the Lutheran Hour, Lutheran Heritage Foundation, and Orphan Grain Train. 

WORSHIP CONFERENCE: Registration is OPEN for at St. John’s Topeka, on Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Rev. Sean Daenzer, the Director of Worship and Chaplain at the International Center of The LCMS in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration is $20.

THE TRUTH PROJECT is held Sunday evenings through the summer. This video study reveals the presuppositions of our culture that are opposed to Christianity, and how we may stand clearly on God’s side by the way we live our lives.

EMAIL: If the church does not have your email address, whereby we may contact you, then please email the church, with “address” in the subject line to: stjohnalma@gmail.com.

 WORSHIP DVDS are in the church office. People may borrow them to share with those who have not been able to be with us in church. 

ACOLYTE SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST:

August 6            Jacob Debler

August 7            Megan Piper        Tatum Miller

August 14          JC Whitaker         Grace Zeller

August 20          Haidan Simon

August 21          Ava Viergever      Trey Zeller

August 28          Luke Ruhnke        Lucas Viergever   
   
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