The Weekly
Last updated on August 4, 2022
                                                          
                                           ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH 
                                              204 Division Street   P.O. Box 354 
                                                          Withee, WI 54498
                                                               715-229-4211                                                                                       
www.stjohnswithee.com    stjohnswithee@gmail.com   
                          Facebook:  Saint John’s Lutheran Church – Withee, WI             

                         Worship 10:15am                     Accompanist - Holly Thorne          
                                                                                                                       
                                                 Sunday, August 7, 2022
     All Sunday services can be viewed on Facebook “LIVE” at 10:15am.  
     Another way to join in on the service is called ZOOM. The worship service can be listened to on your landline or cell phone at 10:15am on Sunday mornings. Dial 1-312-626-6799. Enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 328-764-4365, PASSWORD 941740. When prompted for Participant ID, just press # to skip.
 
                                               PRAYER OF MEDITATION
O Lord, we, like Martha, are indeed worried and upset about many things. Calm our
troubled hearts and minds. Soothe us with your words of hope and promise. And give to
us a spirit that is willing to set all that is bothering us at your feet, so that we may find rest.
  
                            PENTECOST 9 – HAVE NO FEAR LITTLE FLOCK
                                 Hymns:  #728   How Firm a Foundation
                                                #666   O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe
                                                #618   I Come, O Savior to Thy Table (Communion)
                                                #722   Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me  
                                                                                                       
                  OUR RESPONSE TO OUR GIVING, GENEROUS LORD
                                  Needed Weekly - $2250.30     July 31 - $1290.00
                                          Growth: $325.00         Missions: $25.00                     
                                                            Attendance: 46      
 
Today, we thank Rev. Fred Sauer for leading our Worship Service. We are
grateful to have him share God’s Word with us and help lead us through this
transition.

We remember in our prayers this week our members and friends:
   At Home: Velda Anderson, Emily Dorwaldt, Lisa Scheuneman,
                     Bill & Gail Krug, Julie Esker, Joe Reuter
   CCR&LC - Janet Rogalski, Dennis Rohland       
   In Thorp: Phil Benzinger
   In the Military:  Holly Noth, Alex Dunnivant, Alissa Fritz
  
Stewardship Thought - Luke 12:24 – “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.” God feeds the birds of the air – this we know, it’s just that, as one wit put it: God sometimes feeds the birds….to the cats! Yes, crosses and hardships will always come, Christ said that no disciple is above his Master. But through it all, the Lord cares for us and He calls upon us to entrust ourselves to that care. He really is our Father, and He really will guard and keep us through whatever this life has to throw at us. And in the end, we shall receive the gift of eternal life.
 
 
                                     AUGUST SCRIPTURE READINGS
                                 7          Psalm 61            2 Chronicles 16 - 18
                                 8          Psalm 62            2 Chronicles 19 - 21
                                 9          Psalm 63            2 Chronicles 22 - 24
                               10          Psalm 64            2 Chronicles 25 - 27
                               11          Psalm 65            2 Chronicles 28 - 30
                               12          Psalm 66            2 Chronicles 31 - 33
                               13          Psalm 67            2 Chronicles 34 - 36
 
Council Agenda items due at NOON Thurs. August 11th for the Council Meeting on Sunday, Aug. 14th at 11:15am.
 
WE ARE IN NEED OF A HEAD USHER AUGUST. Prayerfully consider this opportunity to help keep our services running smoothly. Thank you to those who have stepped up to fill some of the open positions.
 
 
     ATTENTION:   2nd YEAR CONFIRMATION STUDENTS AND PARENTS!
An informational meeting will be held on Wed. August 24th at 7pm in the St. John’s Church basement. The purpose of this meeting is to go over curriculum and expectations for the 2022-2023 Confirmation year for the 2nd year class. Classes are scheduled to begin on Wed. August 31st, 2022 at 6:30pm. If you are unable to attend, please call Pastor Tom Myhre at 715-613-2687 or call the church office.

Outdoor Sign: At the July Voter’s Meeting, it was voted on to proceed with purchasing  a new LED sign for the front of the church. The final invoice came in at $5360.00. Anyone wishing to help offset the cost with a donation can do so by marking it on your offering envelope and placing in the offering plate or by mail. It was also voted on to use Memorial Fund money to pay for it.
 
 
                         Upcoming Events & Special dates to remember:                                
               
          Sun. August 7, 2022 – Worship w/Communion 10:15am
 
          Thurs. August 11, 2022 – NOON Council Agenda Due
 
          Sun. August 14, 2022 – Worship 10:15am
                                                  Council Meeting 11:15am
 
          Sun. August 21, 2022 – Worship w/Communion 10:15am
 
         Tues. August 23, 2022 – Quilting 9-11am   ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
         Wed. August 24, 2022 2nd year Conf. Class Meeting w/Parents – 7:00pm
                                
         Thurs. August 25, 2022 – NOON Ambassador deadline
 
         Sun. August 28, 2022 – Worship 10:15am
 
         Wed. August 31, 2022 – Confirmation Class 6:30pm
 
         Sun. September 4, 2022 – Worship w/Communion 10:15am
 
 
 
                                 OFFICE HOURS AT ST. JOHN’S
                                        Mon. – By Appointment
                                        Tues. – 10:30am - 2:30pm
                                        Wed. – 10:30am - 2:30pm
                                        Thurs. – 10:30am - 2:30pm
                                        Fri. - 10:30am – 12:30pm
                       
                             Feel free to leave a message @ 715-229-4211
                                  and your call will be returned promptly
 
 
                                                  PRAYER CHAIN
          We, at St. John's, recognize the importance and power of prayer. God     
          hears and answers prayers and encourages fellow Christians to pray for
          each other. The way this works is if you have a prayer concern, you
          would contact a person on the list, they would then say a short prayer     
          and then call the next person on the list. It goes on until it gets back to    
          you.


               Dee Guthman 715-223-5455                Tonya Klabon 715-223-7872
               Pat Blazer 715-229-4175                      Cindy Baehr 715-229-2837               
               Mary Heggemeier 715-255-2328          Cindy Gutsch 920-604-1449
               Sue Boehlke 715-669-5149        Tiffany Heggemeier 715-223-9151
               Kelly Kurhais 715-323-7530                Gayle Krug 715-229-4674
               Marilyn Reuter 715-267-6635
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
          "And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and  
          requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all
          the saints." Ephesians 6:18