Holy Week and Easter Schedule

April 13, Palm Sunday, worship at 8:15 and 11 am

April 16, Wednesday in Holy Week, 6:30 pm Service of Healing

April 17, Maundy Thursday, potluck dinner at 6 pm, worship at 7 pm

April 18, Good Friday, worship at 7 pm

April 19, Property work day, 8 am to noon; Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am to 2 pm – includes lunch

April 20, Vigil of Easter at 6 am, Breakfast at 7:15 am, Festival of Easter at 11 am


Chicken-Que, Boy Scout Yard Sale, and God Squad Bake Sale

Photo uses CC 2.0 License; Some rights reserved by stewartmorris.

Photo uses CC 2.0 License; Some rights reserved by stewartmorris.

Saturday, April 5, 11 am to 5 pm, Chicken-Q:

$8 will purchase a meal of ½ chicken, slaw, baked beans, bread and a pickle. This is our annual fundraiser to support Spalding Samaritans and Abundant Life Soup Kitchen and Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry. Here is how you can help:

  • Sell tickets to family and friends.
  • Volunteer to help on Friday, April 4, 6 pm: prepare slaw, baked beans, pickles and sauces, clean sprayers, pick up grill, put up canopy.
  • Volunteer to help on Saturday, April 5, starting at 5 am: parboil and grill chicken, serve meals, wash dishes, deliver meals.
  • Donate baked goods for youth bake sale.

Saturday, April 5, 8 am to 2 pm, Boy Scout Yard Sale and God Squad Bake Sale: Troop 12 and God Squad will join forces to raise money. Donations to the yard sale may brought to the church the week of March 30 and put in the youth classrooms. The Scouts also need donations of canopies. If you have large items, contact Heather McVey and she will have someone pick them up at your home. God Squad needs donations of homemade baked goods. Contact Amy Droegmiller, if you would like to make a donation. Money raised by the Scouts will help fund summer camp. Money raised by the youth will fund their trip to the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering.


Dancing, Discipleship, and More in March

CC 2.0 license, Kathleen Tyler Conklin, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/

CC 2.0 license, Kathleen Tyler Conklin, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/

Ballroom Dancing: Ever wanted to learn the Cha-Cha? Well, here’s your chance! Please join us on March 15, 21, 28 and April 4, at 7 pm.

Discipleship Class: Pastor Katie is teaching a discipleship class for newcomers and a refresher class for our members. Participants are laying the ground work for lifelong learning in community with others. After these classes, newcomers may be received into the congregation. The class meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 am and discussing the following topics:

  • March 9: A brief history of the church and Lutherans
  • March 16: Lutheran worship
  • March 23: Word of God – the Bible and Jesus
  • March 30: The Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion
  • April 6: Ministry and Mission of Saint John
  • April 13: More questions – Where do we go from here?

First Communion Instruction, March 16 and 23: Children and parents are invited to attend two classes at 12:30 pm, Sunday, March 16 and Sunday, March 23. The children will learn about Baptism and Holy Communion and bake bread for their First Communion. Parents, contact Pastor Katie, if you are interested in these classes.

Atlanta Hunger 5K Walk/5K Run, March 9, noon to 4 pm: The 5-K Walk begins at Turner Field at 2 pm. There is no registration fee to walk, but $25 is a suggested donation to receive a T-shirt. All proceeds go to six local hunger relief groups, and we can designate our money to Lutheran Services of Georgia. If you cannot participate, please sponsor someone else with a generous donation! We will leave after Sunday School and carpool from Saint John to Turner Field and walk together.

Open House at Lutheranch, Tallapoosa, GA, March 15: Everyone is invited! There will be a BBQ lunch, site tours and much more. NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NEEDED. There will also be an auction and donated items are requested. Registration begins at 11:00. Lunch served from 11 am to 1 pm. A free will offering will be taken to offset costs for the day.