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SOLA: What Matters Most

Preaching Series October 2017


One of America’s post popular game shows is Family Feud. In it, contestants try to guess what answers people have given to surveys the show has conducted, with sometimes hilarious results. The surveys offer windows into what is at the top of the minds of the people they have surveyed.
As Christians, there are some things that should be at the top of our minds. In this series, we look at the things that matter most to our faith and should therefore be not only at the top of our minds, but deep in our hearts.
  • Solus Christus – Christ Alone - Oct. 1
  • Sola Gratia – Grace Alone - Oct. 8
  • Sola Fide – Faith Alone - Oct. 15
  • Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone - Oct. 22
  • Sola Deo Gloria – To God’s Glory Alone - Oct. 29 (Special Reformation Service)


Thanks to Pastor Bill Tucker, Concordia Lutheran, San Antonio, Texas and the J2E3 Preaching Project for the materials and planning of this series.

Rummage Sale

Saturday, October 7
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Ladies of St. John are hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday at 3:30 p.m., during the sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and clean up after the sale. 
Donations may be dropped off in the front entrance after Wednesday, October 4. 
  • Electronics, computers, TVs, mattresses, and large furniture items CANNOT be accepted. 
Contact the Church Office (716-693-9677 or for volunteering information or questions.

Christian Education Sunday

This Sunday, September 24, is Christian Education Sunday

All students will be singing and participating during the worship service at 9:00 AM

After worship the teachers will host an Open House for all school families and congregation members. (10:00 AM)

  • Student work will be featured in the classrooms.
  • There will be an opportunity to meet new families and celebrate the ministry at St. John.
  • Mrs. Terrie Licht will be available to answer questions about our communication program, Fast Direct.

Food Trucks available for lunch after the open house. This is our first fundraiser sponsored by PTL.
There will be a tent set up to watch Buffalo Bills game - 1:00 PM game time.

Students should arrive in our classrooms at 8:45 AM and will sit with their teacher. 

St John Lutheran Spirit Wear

Let's show our St John pride wherever we go with spirit wear!

Order a St John Performance Polo with embroidered logo 
  • So we can have matching shirts for events, preferred colors are Navy or Brilliant Blue 
  • Youth to Adult XL - $22.98 (2XL - 4XL added cost)
Click here to order online
St John Lutheran Spirit Wear
Or you can place an order
this Sunday, Sept 24
after Worship in the Lobby
Other items can be purchased as well - makes great gifts!

All orders need to be placed by September 28.

Items will be delivered to St John (date of pick-up TBD)

All proceeds from the sales go to St John Lutheran School!


Country Kitchen & Craft Booth

Country Kitchen & Craft Booth
St. John Lutheran Church Booth at the Vendor Fair

We need donations for our St. John Country Kitchen & Craft themed booth for the Vendor Fair on November 18, 2017.

We are looking for items you would typically find in a country kitchen or for sale at a fair.

Items needed:

  • Hand crafted wood items
  • Knitted or crochet items
  • Wreaths or home-made decorations
  • Home canned jellies, jams, fruits, and vegetables.

Proceeds will benefit St. John Outreach Ministry. Information about church ministry will be given with every purchase.

Please place donations in the box marked “St. John Country Kitchen and Craft Booth” in the Lobby

Thank our Community Servants Day

St. John Outreach Event
Thank our Community Servants Day

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:30 AM - (After Worship)

Join us on Sunday, October 22 for our first ever Thank Our Community Servants Day.

  • Package cookies to bring to fire stations, nursing home staff, and other community locations.
  • Write a card or note of gratitude.
  • Brunch will be served.

We need 45 dozen cookies or brownies to make this servant event a success.

Sign up at front desk at St. John.

Revelation Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at St John
Pastor Mike will be leading a study on the book of Revelation

Material used in the class:
Due to copyrights I can only provide print copies of the Revelation study guide for those who attend the class at St John. But you can purchase the study guide by clicking on the link below. Other books, that I make reference to, can also be purchased using the links below.