Urgent News

If you have someone in need of prayers please contact the Church office to have them added to the prayer list. If you would like to be involved in praying for others, please contact us as well. 815-498-3667 or email us at office@elcastjohns.com

Christ in Our Home Devotion Booklets (9.22.17): 

Be sure to pick up your 'Christ in Our Home' Devotion Booklets for the months of October thru December 2017 this weekend. There are small print and large print (limited amount) availble. Devotion booklets can be found in three locations around our Welcome Center. 

     Location 1: On the desk outside of the main office (right when you walk into the welcome center).

     Location 2: On the coffee table infront of the fireplace

     Location 3: On the Kiosk right below where we keep the extra copies of the monthly journal.

Should you need help finding them, please let us know, we would be glad to help Smile 




Martin Luther movie: We wanted to remind/share with everyone that the movie: Martin Luther: The Man That Changed the World will be shown nationally on September 12 at 7:00 p.m. on PBS ,WTTW in Chicago. Sponsored by Thrivent. More info at  www.pbs.org

Facebook Page: 09/07/17-UPDATED

If you are on Facebook, please make sure to go/search 'St. John's Lutheran Church' and like that page; as this will be the ONLY facebook page that we will use to post any and all events or news (along with the church website). The link for this page is provided below. Feel free to click on it to explore our page. Thank you Smile

St. Johns Lutheran Church Facebook Page



Upadate on Jim Beal and his condition:

Elizabeth Beal, Jim and Anita Beal's daughter, stopped by the church this afternoon to inform us that her father's condition is more serious than first perceived. The Beal family is asking for continuous prayers as well. There is a poster in the Welcome Center of the Church that is hung up on our Bulletin board that shares the information on Jim, his condition, and how you can help. 


Current Update brought to you by Robin Raupp:

1. Parish Education Committee needs your help!  We are in need of supervisors for the activities that will be occurring immediately after the Reformation Service/Picnic at the Somonauk Park on Sunday, August 20th. We will need at least 3 people for each activity. Activity time will occur after lunch and last approximately 1 hour.  If you would like to help out, please sign up at the table in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your help.

2. Reminder, there will be a Blessing of backpacks, lunch boxes, briefcases, etc. on August 20th at the service held at the park for the Reformation picnic/celebration.  Please bring your backpacks, lunch boxes, briefcases, etc. with you that morning.  

Howard Carl HaasHoward Carl Haas
(November 5, 1930 - May 30, 2017)

Howard Carl Haas, 86, of Sandwich, IL. passed away peacefully
at Sandwich Rehabilitation Center on May 30, 2017. He was born
in Dekalb, IL. to Carl and Louise (Temma) Haas on November 5, 1930.
He was a farmer most all of his life in Sandwich. He is survived by his
sister Lois (Robert) Cruise of Shabbona, a nephew Richard (Elizabeth) Cruise, a niece Rhonda (Ron) Ciaccio, many cousins, great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert and a nephew Roger Cruise. Visitation will be held at Beverage Family Funeral Home 104 Terry Street Sandwich, IL. from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend William C. Weidenbach Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Immanuel Cemetery in Hinckley, IL. www.beveragefamilyfh.com


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