Reflecting His Light ~   Sunday March 5, 2017 




THIS morningCOFFEE HOUR -  march birthday & wedding anniversaries will be celebrated following the 10:15am worship. Please plan to join the festivity with some happy wishes, fellowship and refreshments in the fellowship hall. We thank Bern Brody & Carla Strauss for hosting.


LENTEN MID WEEK SUPPER/WORSHIP   begins THIS Wednesday March 8th with supper (in the fellowship hall) at 6:30pm and worship (in church) at 7:30pm and is scheduled each week during Lent. If you would like to host a supper please add your name to the list on the table in the narthex.


FESTIVAL OF WORKSHOPS -  Joining Jesus on His MissionSaturday March 11th 8:30am-3:30pm at Concordia College Bronxville, NY. Detailed information is available for you on the Atlantic District website at will also be information on display on the table in our Narthex.


“GIVE HOPE THROUGH A BAR OF SOAP”Ladies Aid members will once again be putting together Personal Care Kits to forward to Lutheran World Relief who distributes them to people around the world who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence.  We invite all members of our congregation who would like to join us in this endeavor to participate also. There is an information sheet on the table in the narthex which lists the specific necessary items (only NEW items, please) to be included in the kit.  They are common, everyday items, and are easy to put together.  Kits should be returned to the church by Sunday, March 19th, and placed in the designated receptacle in the narthex. Your participation and support are always appreciated!!

FELLOWSHIP / COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEER HOSTS ARE GREATLY NEEDED.  A sign up board has been placed in the Narthex.  As a volunteer you would provide the food and drink for that months' Fellowship / Coffee Hour.  The tables and coffee would already be set up for you.  You would plug in the coffee just before church service starts, serve the food and clean up. The food could be whatever you prefer as you are the host. Some suggestions are: sheet cake, cookies, homemade or grocery store cakes, bagels, fruit salads, pastries.  You should supply enough for about 40-50 people. You would also need to supply milk, Half & Half and some juice or Soda. Paper products, sugar and tea would be supplied for you. Your help would be sincerely appreciated. Questions? Call Betty Stillwell 516 742-3835. 

ACT NOW! THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS for 2016 EXPIRE SOON-Thrivent Financial members have until March 31 to direct any remaining 2016 Choice Dollars. After that date, those Choice Dollars will expire. Reminder to members about the positive impact you can make by directing Choice Dollars to St John’s. Our church (St. John’s) is listed on the Thrivent roster as follows St. John Lutheran Church of Williston Park, NY. Please use this designation when you are entering your routing information on line or by telephoning it to 1 800 THRIVENT or Thrivent Choice page on Please connect with Karin Koppelmann for all Thrivent questions or information.


WHO’S READY FOR BIBLE STUDY!?  Pastor Jake is leading a Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 11am and Thursday nights at 7pm. Come and experience the book of Genesis like you never have before! It doesn't matter if you've studied Genesis a hundred times or if you've never opened a Bible in your life--this Bible Study will show you the grace of God in Jesus Christ through the very first words of the Bible. The same study will be offered at both times, so come to the time that works best for you. See you there!


OUR DAILY BREAD devotionals for March-April-May 2017 are at the welcome center rack in the narthex. Begin your day with an additional daily devotion with the Lord!


HOPE-FULL LIVING DAILY DEVOTION for Living Life to the Fullest for April-May-June to inspire God’s seniors is available at the welcome center.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for April-May-June-2017 are in the welcome center rack in the narthex. Begin your spring day with a daily devotion with the Lord!

BLOOD DRIVES-   We have been reminded that there is a continuing need for donated blood. Please give whenever you can.

PLEASE CONTACT  the church office 742.5858 to keep us informed if you hear of anyone of our St. John’s family who has been hospitalized or injured. We would like to pray for their needs. 


FOOD NEEDED!  Lutheran Social Services New Life Center Nassau is always in need of keeping their pantry stocked all year long. Please bring in non-perishable items (please remember to check expiration dates) any Sunday and place them in the cart provided in the narthex. In the month of FEBRUARY Joyce Orgonik & Dorothee Schriever delivered 260 pounds of food. Thanks everyone for your generous donations. Thanks Joyce & Dorothee for transporting all the food to LSS


DO YOU KNOW ? ?? VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED – God rejoices when we use our gifts and talents to His glory and the wellbeing of others. Please connect with Paul Koppelmann in the church office or email to discuss the opportunities to volunteer.


KING KULLEN RECEIPTS FROM GARDEN CITY PARK STORE ONLY!!!  Please remember to bring in your receipts and place them in the KK bin in the coat room. The Ladies Aid appreciates your support.


CHRISTIAN GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES: Bible Study: Sundays at 9:00am - Charlie Turner is leading a class on Sunday’s lessons in the Connecting Room; Bible Study – Led by Pastor Jake in the Connecting Room Tuesday’s at 11:00am and Thursday’s at 7:00pm. Thursdays at 12noon Paul Koppelmann leads Discuss This in the Connecting Room. Discuss This is an informal get together for fellowship and discussion about a book selected to help us keep our faith strong. 


Mission of the month March Mission of the Month… Lutheran Hour Ministries -

Now, more than ever, our culture needs rescue...restoration...renewal; and God is calling faithful Christians to the task of sharing the Good News of Jesus-His cross, His resurrection, His eternal promise-with those who don’t know Him. For more than 80 years, Lutheran Hour Ministries has reached out with the Gospel every week through the Lutheran Hour radio program (Please check your local listings for station, day & time). Lutheran Hour Ministries can also help our congregation enhance and energize our witness and outreach.


COMMUNION - ATTENDANCE/PRAYER REQUESTS are in the pew. Please be sure to fill one out and present it to the usher before communing. Yellow cards for prayer requests- Please feel free to use these for any prayer requests you may have and please include your name as requestor before handing them to an usher before the worship service begins.


MONTHLY PRAYER REQUEST updates - Please take a moment to review the MARCH 2017 Prayer Requests. If you see a name that can be removed please EMAIL  OR contact Paul Koppelmann in the church office.


PLEASE—PLEASE--Sign up  There are open opportunities for Worship Assistants (Communion Assist, Lay reader, acolytes, greeters and ushers – women may usher too!!!) during March & April. Please stop by the stand in the narthex and fill in the blank spaces on the chart in the narthex. Questions? Connect with Paul Koppelmann.

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