Altar Guild

Serves Before and After Worship Services

Rotational Schedule

altarguildWomen of this group dedicate their time and talent to providing a reverent worship space that demonstrates love and respect for God and His people gathered in His name.  Functions performed by them include: displaying, cleaning, and storing paraments and linens appropriately; caring for sacramental vessels and vestments; preparing for and cleaning up after worship; ordering supplies and flowers; and decorating the sanctuary for seasonal and special events.



Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)

Meets Quarterly

LWML PrimaryMark

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), also known as Lutheran Women in Mission, is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Lutheran Women in Mission encourage all sisters in Christ to be grounded in God’s Word and to live out their lives in mission service and to financially support mission grants through the use of mite boxes. Our Lutheran Women in Mission use a Women's Ministry Model. The group facilitates spiritual growth, human care, Gospel outreach, and fellowship events in which all the small women's groups of the congregation are invited to participate. Members of the LWML attend events at the zone, district, and national levels. The LWML also places St. John subscription order for The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly and encourages the use of mite boxes and LWML resources.  For more information, go to www.lwml.org.



Moms Connect

Meets September Through May

Second & Fourth Sunday of the Month

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

REVISED.New Moms Connect Logo without tagCalling all moms to connect with us in this faith-based parenting group. It will be facilitated by Deaconess Phaedra Serbus, a wife, mother and Director of Youth & Family Ministry. This is the perfect opportunity for you to network with local moms while gaining support, encouragement, and growth in nurturing your family. You are free to join the group at any time by registering online. It is open to community moms as well as those associated with our church.  Childcare is not currently provided, but babies in arms are welcome.



Moms Connect Summer Playdates

Meets in June, July, and August

Second and Fourth Friday of the Month

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

momsconnectplaydatesOur Moms Connect continues throughout the summer, but with a more flexible schedule and relaxed format. Unlike during the school year, children will remain with their parents. In other words, there will be no complimentary child care. Activities will be geared toward preschoolers, but older siblings may be brought. There will be time for free play outdoors (inside if it rains), for making a craft, and for enjoying a snack. It will afford both you and your child a wonderful way to jointly socialize with peers. It is open to community moms as well as those associated with our church and preschool. You should register online in May whether you plan to attend each session or on select dates.



Sew What Group

Meets Weekly Year Round


9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

sewwhat3The Sew What Group spends the vast majority of their time making quilts which are donated to human care agencies such as Lutheran World Relief who distribute them to individuals living amidst poverty, disaster, and war. They also make eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries and wheelchair/walker bags. Sewing is not a prerequisite for joining the group. Some ladies serve by cutting, piecing, and pinning quilt squares or tying the finished quilts. Others use their knitting or crocheting skills to make lap blankets for Phil’s Friends to distribute to cancer patients.   The ladies also take time each week to enjoy fellowship over a brown bag lunch. You need not stay for the whole day; come for as long as you wish. Moms, feel free to bring your preschool children.



Women’s Book Club

Meets Monthly

Fourth Tuesday

9:30 a.m.

bookclub3Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Then this group is for you. Each month a readily accessible book from area libraries is chosen to read. Selections are varied and include Christian fiction of all genres to inspirational non-fiction books. Each session is opened with prayer followed by light refreshments. A lively discussion about the book read, including how it relates to faith, follows based on author’s or reviewer’s questions. The group then chooses a new book to read.




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