Personal Note:

 

Former Pastor's wife,  Kathy Pedersen has had a stroke.  She is experiencing some vision problems and memory problems from the stroke.  She does not have any paralysis or speech problems.  Steve is taking her to therapy three times a week.  If you would like to send a card, their address is


Steve and Kathy Pedersen

2509 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sheboygan, WI  53081

 

 

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HOLIDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

 

  

 

Children's Christmas Service

Sunday, December 17th at 9:30 am

Youth Chime Choir will be performing

 

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24th at 7:00 pm

 

 


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LIVE NATIVITY



The churches of Strasburg will host the fifth annual "Live Nativity" on Saturday, December 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  It will be held at St John UCC.  There will be free refreshments, Christmas carolers and live animals.  Volunteers will be needed to help with set-up on Friday December 8th at 8:00 am.  We also need volunteers to make cookies.  For more information, or to volunteeer, talk to Pastor Jason.



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SHARE A CHRISTMAS TREES


The gift tree and the hat and mitten Share A Christmas Trees are up and ready for donations.  The gifts are going to the designated children thru T-4-C. The hats and mittens will be distributed to the Strasburg School, Our Town, and T-4-C.  All donations need to be on or under the trees by Sunday, December 10, 2017




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CHRISTMAS CAROLING


Come, Join the Fun!


The Board of Christian Education is again supporting a Christmas Caroling Outing on Sunday, December 10th at 4:00 pm.  It will be followed by a home-made pizza party.  There is a sign-up sheet in the coffee hour room.





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ANNUAL ELECTION 


& BUDGET MEETING


Immediatelly following the worship service on November 19th, 2017 the proposed budget for 2018 was approved and the following members were elected to the following positions.


New Council members are:  Fred Tuerler, Al Osler, & Sue Burdett.  New Board of Christian Education members are:  Brenda Bayer & Heather Rissler


 


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NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY


PICTURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN



The new directory pictures were completed on Thursday, October 28th.  Pictures should arrive in about three weeks, definitely before Christmas.  The directories will not be completed until after the first of the year. 


If you were unable to have your picture taken in October and would like to be included in the new directory, you may do so until December 3rd.  If you have any questions, you may direct them to Skip Harper or Kelly Henry. 



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TIMETO ORDER YOUR


CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA


Christmas poinsettias will come in 6" pots and can be either red or white.  Be sure to specify your choice when ordering.  The price is $8.00 each.  Deadline for ordering is Friday, December 1, 2017.  Making a donation in lieu of purchasing flowers is also permitted.  Order forms are included in the morning worship bulletins or you may call the office to place your order.   Jodi will need to know the donor's name as well as the person(s) being recognized, and if it is in memory of or in honor of that person(s).

 

You are encouraged to take your poinsettia(s) following the Christmas Eve service.  All poinsettias left following the Christmas Eve service can be picked up on December 27th through December 29th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm



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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

 

A new organization has been formed in Strasburg!  We had the pleasure of hearing them speak at our October 22nd Worship Service.  They are rotating through the community churches to explain their program.  If you would like to give to support their work, you can use the pew envelopes and note the gift is for FCA or drop off a contribution at the church office.

 

 

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 TIGER PAW PACKS

  

St. John UCC continues to prepare back-pack meals for students in the Strasburg School District for week-end consumption.  50 students are being served at this time.  For the first time, we are packing meals for special diets this year.


Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.  The packing of the bags is at 5:00 pm on the first Monday of each month.  We pack for the whole month, with distribution to the students  at the end of each school week.  We also have a set-up at 9:00 am on the first Monday to prepare the food for the packing.  Volunteers are also needed for this procedure, but note that this procedure takes a little longer and requires some light lifting. 


If you have any questions regarding these procedures, you may contact Mary Bitikofer at 330-874-2247 or 330-447-0031




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WEBSITE



We are seeking an individual to take over the duties of website coordinator.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Pastor Jason.



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 BE SURE TO GO TO THE "NEWSLETTER" PULL-DOWN FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR ACTIVITIES!  THANK YOU!

 


 

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