FRIENDS BAGS- The B.O.B. kids are going to make Friends Bags. We frequently see hitch hikers or homeless people along the roads and street that are seeking help with food or work. It’s hard to see them and not help. The Friends bags are small bags that contain small packages of sandwich crackers, cookies, goldfish, gum, wipes, hand warmers, also small bottles of hand sanitizers, shampoo, soap and lotion. You can keep these in your car and give them to someone in need when you see them. We are collecting prepackaged crackers, cookies, and other snacks for our bags so if you would like to support our project by purchasing any of these items please bring them to the church before Sept 26. This is our community service project for September.
CARDS FOR EDDY please bring your cards for Eddy in envelopes addressed to “Eddy” on the outside and only sign your first names inside. Please put cards in basket on back table as you exit sanctuary. Thank you!
ROOTS OF OUR FAITH We will be meeting for the Roots of our Faith class again this Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00pm. If you would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church or are interested in joining our congregation or would like a refresher course in the Lutheran perspective of the Christian faith, please let Pastor Oman know.
GRIEF SUPPORT There will be a grief support group meeting September 5 through November 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m., at the Mahomet United Methodist Church. Babysitting is provided. Pam Parker will facilitate the group time of sharing, listening, and support.
NBLC WALK FOR WATER TEAM – The New Beginnings team is now open on the Walk for Water (Watermission.org) website. You are able to join the New Beginnings team or register your own team. You can also make donations to a participant or to a team. Share this information with your friends or anyone you think may be interested in being part of our walk.
Teams or individuals will be able to order T-shirts in their choice of color for $10 each. Orders will be placed on Oct. 1. The date for the Walk for Water is October 13 and will be held at the Lake of the Woods.
NALC DISASTER RELIEF An NALC Disaster Response Semi will be coming through Danforth IL to help replenish supplies for Disaster Response. It will be parked at St. Johns on Mon. Sept 24. to receive Flood Buckets/Cleaning Supplies, Health Kits, School Kits, and Baby Care Kits. As many in these disaster struck areas have lost everything, they are also welcoming children’s Bibles or devotional material to be included with the school kits. One economical resource is Bibles in Bulk, Holy Bible for Kids – softcover economy Edition SKU: 9781433554711 for a case of 24 cost is $66.96 (2.79 each) with free shipping. Also gently used Bibles would be welcome. A complete list of the supplies can be found at https://www.thenalc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/NALCDisasterResponseKits2018.pdf or by contacting Mary Batesdisasterresponse@thenalc.org. or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to bring the supplies to St. Johns to load on the truck on Mon. Sept. 24, you may be able to make arrangements to deliver them to St. Johns parish hall on Sat. Sept. 22 or Sun. Sept 23 to be loaded on the truck on Mon. Sept 24.
Over $11,000 was received in gift cards and cash donations at the NALC Convocation in Denver. Thanks for your ongoing concern and for your efforts to fill the truck to help have sufficient supplies on hand to meet the needs on a timely basis.
In speaking with Mary at Disaster Relief they are most concerned about sharing the gospel and love of Jesus with donated kits. The supply list is on their website however you can use the LWR kits as well. These families and children have lost everything so they need our love and support.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, September 9th was 70 and the offering was $3,125.00