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
1-5-20     I Kings 3:4-15I am but a Child     386 – 376 – 397-358-389 – 390     Divine Service 4, p. 203
1-12Matthew 3:13-20   Why do you come to me?      394 – 343 – 596 – 537 – 399          Morning Prayer, p. 236
1-19Isaiah 49:1-7 The Spirit Calls You411 – 409 – 412- 570- 332- 805     Divine Service 4, p. 203
1-26Matthew 4:12-25   His Fame Spread   605 – 398 – 856 – 712    Prayer & Preaching, 260
In This Month's
St. John Witness
JANUARY WITNESS
Spiritual Growth
EPIPHANY is the remembrance of God revealing Himself to the world. This season focuses upon God’s miracles and power as He makes His will and ways known by preaching with signs and wonders.

BIBLE STUDY IS A FOUNDATION for Christian Life! Sunday morning class will review the new edition of Luther’s Small Catechism. We shall spend two months on each of the six chief parts in 2020. We  begin a new Life Light class on Thursday, January 9, and Sunday, January 12. These two weekly sessions will look at the Acts of the Apostles and the history during the time of the foundation of the Christian Church. The Truth Project (video based) also begins in January, on Monday evenings.

ANNIVERSARY EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: 
February 1, 2020: Chili Cookoff at St. John
March 2020 Rev. Ron Rather, former Pastor at Trinity, McFarland joins us Sunday, March 8.
April 2020 Easter Vigil April 11 (instead of 3rd Saturday communion due to LWML convention)
Showing “The Passion” at dusk ???
May 2020
Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show
VBS 5/28-29
June 2020
Rev. Christiansen can preach June or August
July, 2020
Rev. Niles preach
September, 2020
9/6 Anniversary Sunday and German Fest

EVENING WORSHIP will be Saturday, January 18th, at 6:05 pm. All are welcome to come worship, especially if Sunday must be a workday.

NOT ONE MORE! Suicide is a deadly problem in Wabaunsee County. 13 out of 100,000 commit suicide in our nation We had five deaths in our county, which is 80 times the national average.  12% of High School students at WHS have admitted to thoughts of suicide in the past 60 days. Do you know what to look for? God is a God of life, and the devil seeks to destroy it. Know the signs,  be aware of the symptoms and be part of the remedy. Attend a town hall meeting January 16 at 7:00pm at the Commons area in WHS.

THE KANSAS DISTRICT LIFE CONFERENCE will be January 22, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Topeka. Rev. Timothy Roth of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt, will address the political phrase “Right to Life.” At 12:45, attendees can participate in the annual March for Life in downtown Topeka, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about the battle to defend life in our own state. To register: Contact Rev. Matthew Durance: pr.matthew.durance@gmail.com or 785-747-2407. The first 50 registrants will receive a free “Eyes of Life” hat at the conference.

ORGANIST NEEDED: Joel Brejda has graduated from KSU and moved to Lincoln. Advertisements have been placed at the music department of Kansas State University, and if you have connections to an available organist, please have them contact us.

WHO: Flint Hills Lutherans for Life
WHAT: Invite you to   join us to help with one of three different service project opportunities
1.Helping to sort and organize at Life Choice Ministries.
2.Helping to stuff 50 plush animals
3.Helping to tie baby quilts
WHEN: Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Manhattan