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!
Prepare yourself to bring your best to God. Not simply your offerings, but also your heart.
Honor and worship God by Bible study, prayer, meditation and deeds of faith.

Date        Bible Text           Theme         Hymns                Order of Worship
11-3  I Thess. 3:11-13    All Saints Rejoice  670–676–680-649-673-672*-677    Special liturgy (DS 5)
11-10Rev. John Fries            150th Anniversary   644–833–474–537–918 Morning Prayer, p. 235
11-17Luke 21:5-28Clouds of Judgment761–513–619-622-930–763   Divine Service 3, p. 184
11-24Luke 23:38   Christ the King525–511–442–554–527 Matins, p. 219
11-27       Jeremiah 30:18-22 Songs of Thanksgiving   811–795–790–785–806–801 Res. Prayer, p. 260

In This Month's
St. John Witness
NOVEMBER WITNESS
Spiritual Growth
ALL SAINTS’ DAY is a celebration of God’s gift of life, especially as we learn from those who shared the Christian faith with us. We recognize and thank God for those who have died in the faith from our membership. Those called from this life to an eternity in the presence of God’s glory include:
Daniel Wayne Grimm    1960-2019    John 3:16
(Non-member in our church care)
Osborne Benjamin Berroth 1984-2019  Luke 11:28
Sylvia Eugenia Palenske     1940-2019   I Cor. 6:20

EVENING WORSHIP will be Saturday, November 16th, at 6:05 pm. All are welcome to come and join God’s people in worship, especially if Sunday must be a workday.

ANNIVERSARY EVENTS: 
November 10 We have invited former vicar, Rev. John Fries to preach. A basket meal will follow after worship.
January 2020 We have invited former vicar, Rev. Matthew Christenson, army chaplain, to preach. This date is being changed to the summer months because of his duty schedule, which will bring him to Kansas at that time. Another speaker is being sought for January.
March 2020 We have invited Rev. Ron Rather, former vicar and Pastor at Trinity, McFarland to join us on Sunday, March 8.

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.

CHRISTIAN FUNERALS are a testimony of faith. We have the opportunity while we live to speak, and the opportunity for our family to speak when we die. Included in the newsletter is a form for funeral planning. We have about 20 on file in the church office, and it is helpful to both the church and the family when they have been completed.

AN ADULT INFORMATION CLASS is underway with three participants. Pray for God’s Spirit to lead and bless these students as they learn basic doctrine and review the membership process here at St. John.

ELECTRONIC EARPHONES, are available for use to help hearing in the sanctuary. If you need help, please see an usher before the service begins.

PLEASE PRAY: Come to God with joy!  Show Him gratitude as you come before His throne of mercy. Then ask God for wisdom and ability to encourage neighbors, friends and family to look to life in Christ as the only life worth living. Pray daily for your home, your family, your church, your nation.
Ask God for mercy to the lost, both at home and abroad. Seek to love and serve Christ and your neighbor; Desire Christ’s blessings of life and salvation. Be grateful for growth in the fruits of the Spirit.

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.   Colossians 3:12-17