Independence Day

July 5, 2015

Independence Day

July 5, 2015


Proverbs 14:34

What Are We to Do for Our Country?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of July 5, 2015

  • Mon-Fri 10:00am -- Noon Vacation Bible School
  • Monday
    • 1:00pm Bible Class: Life in Christ
  • Friday
    • 11:30am VBS Closing Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service
    • 10:00am Quarterly Voters Meeting
    • Cookbook Recipe Deadline

News and Notes

Quarterly Voters Meeting: The quarterly voters meeting is scheduled for July 12 after the service. Some items on the agenda include setting the Fall schedule and participating in the fair booth with St. Paul’s at the Stevens County Fair.

Two additional items include: 1) discussion and possible adoption of the “Statement on Marriage and Marriage Policies for WELS Congregations,” which was included in last week’s bulletin, and 2) participation in the Shepherd Plan. The Shepherd Plan is a 403b compliant retirement saving plans that would allow the pastor to set aside pre-tax money for retirement. It’s sort of like a 401k but for charitable organizations rather than businesses. There would be no additional costs to the congregation. If you would like more information about the Shepherd Plan before the meeting, please speak with Pastor Bitter.

Cookbook: A cookbook meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at 1:30pm at the church. This meeting will place recipes into eight categories. In addition, family histories or family write-ups will be placed with recipes that have been submitted. All ladies are invited to attend.

The deadline for submitting recipes and family write-ups is Sunday, July 12. Please give recipes and family write-ups to Mona Roth. This is our last call if anyone else wants to be included in this special cookbook. The write-ups do not have to be long but we want everyone to have a part.

Our goal is to have a sample printing by September so that the books can be ready for sale in November. Thank you to all who have contributed recipes and/or family write-ups.

Vacation Bible School: Invite your friends and tell your neighbors. VBS this year is July 6-10 from 10:00am to Noon for 3-year olds up to those entering 5th grade next Fall. The theme is: Tasty Treats. How wonderfully the Lord feeds our bodies and souls!

Invitations are available for you to share with friends and neighbors. Please pick up as many as you need in the narthex.

We are looking for volunteers to provide snacks for about two dozen people for VBS. The sign up sheet is in the narthex.

Everyone is invited to the closing service on Friday, July 10, at 11:30am to see what the children have learned.

Vacation: Pastor Bitter will be on vacation July 13-17. If you need pastoral help during this time, please call Pastor Main (320-589-4662)

Installation: You are invited to joining our sister congregation in welcoming their new pastor. Mark Kahrs will be ordained as a Christian minister and installed as pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Glenwood in a 3:00pm service on Sunday, July 19.

Outdoor Service: Our annual joint outdoor service with St. Paul’s is 10:30am July 26 at Pomme de Terre Park. A potluck picnic will follow, organized by our Christian Service Committee.


Jun. $522.50 -- YTD $3851.50
Annual Commitment: $8,000; Needed/month $691

July Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Cody Greiner, Delroy Thielke

July Cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos, Gerald & Karen Hoffman

Today’s Greeters: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313