May 26th service

Click link above to be transferred to the Sunday Service May 26 at 9 a.m. or it can be watched later.


Sunday 9 a.m. Worship Service.

May 27 Memorial Day, office closed

May 28 Stephen Ministry Group 5:30 p.m.

June 1 Wartburg Ministry Fair

June 2 Reverse Offering

June 5 Do Day Quilters

June 9 Return Reverse offering items

June 10-13 Vacation Bible School

June 11 Life Serve Blood Drive Messiah Lutheran Church

Elaine Davidson Service

St John friends and family are welcome to attend the graveside service for Elaine Davidson on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 11 am at Sunnyside… A meal will follow the service in the Parish Hall at St John’s.

Song Requests

If anyone has a hymn or praise song request over the summer…please write it on the back of your “Attendance” slip and Melanie can incorporate them into the services.


If you would like to provide any special music over the summer, contact Melanie to discuss it.


St John’s Stewardship Board is planning a Reverse Offering for the Blessing Box on June 2nd

with a return of items on June 9th.

We would appreciate it if everyone would place their items on the table in the tree/cross area in the Sanctuary. Thank you


We're Hiring!

St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City, Iowa is seeking a Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator

This person is responsible for facilitating K-12 faith formation in collaboration with the Board of Parish Education, the Youth & Family Ministry Board, and other volunteers. This position is full time with a competitive benefits package. To view the full job description and qualifications, visit our website at To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Russ Leeper at

New Church Office Hours

M-F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3p.m.

Sunday Bulletin

Requests for adding information into the Sunday Bulletin need to be in the Secretary’s Office no later than Wednesday at 9 am.


Please keep the following in prayer.

Scott Aspholm

Marian Dight

Linda Girken

Dick Harrington

Axel Heller

Vince Huegel

Diann Jacobson

Gladys Kellogg

Don Knowlton

Dave Litterer

Noa Mulholland

Lorna Scrimger

Yolanda VanAusdall

Skip Ward

Deb Watkins

Mary Ann Zilm

Prayers and condolences for the family of David Youngerman upon his passing.

Prayers and condolences to the Barb Fuls family upon the passing of her

mother, Evelyn Kapping.


Pray for all serving in the military and their families:

Kaleb Bilharz, Mackenzy Bilharz, Tyler Brockney, Tanner Evans, Kaylie Fox, Hannah Fox, Kim Hall, Ben Hauser, Daniel Jacobs, Drew Roethler and Robson Shankland.



After Worship Social Time 

Coffee & a treat are served in the Parish Hall or outside each Sunday! If you would like to volunteer to bring the treats let Toni know in the office.

What you choose to bring for a treat is entirely up to you! Quantity: Three dozen treats

Coffee & napkins are provided by St. John.

**Special note: We do need people to sign up for bringing treats. There is a sign up sheet by the narthex door.


Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up 2024: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Toni in the office at 641-228-3397. We will continue to have flowers as they are on the online service & the radio broadcast reaches many of our at home congregation!


As precautionary steps for safety and security, we would like to ask all attendees and visitors of St John, to make sure you are locking your vehicles anytime you are inside the church.



Blessing Box

Donations are very much needed for the Blessing Box! We are running low.

Items should be weather appropriate, nonperishable food and personal items. You can put your items in the Blessing Box outside the East door or bring to the office.

You can also donate money or use some of the money on hand and go shopping. This is also an important service! We need shoppers!


Everyone is invited. Saturday June 1. Wartburg College, Waverly 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Gather in friendship! Learn in workshops!

Join the worship band! Share ideas and get inspired!

$50 per person.

Register by May 24th at or call 319-352-1414

Contact Beth Hurt, Intern, for information


St John has a fund to help people for emergencies or short-term help. Vouchers for gas or food are given to those in need. Money for this fund comes from members of the congregation. Volunteers are available on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 to help people in need. If the need is ongoing, they refer them to an agency where they can receive longer-term help.

Compassion Fund is a ministry to the community. If you would like to volunteer to help with this St. John ministry, call the office and leave your name with Toni.



Just a reminder that St. John offers scholarships for all our youth members attending a Christian camp. Scholarships are offered in the amounts of $25 for a one-day camp, $50 for camps lasting 2-3 days, and $150 for camps lasting 4-7 days. Just bring in a copy of your registration to the Business Office for a reimbursement.

St. John Christian Preschool would like to remind everyone that we sell Kwik Star gift cards. Please stop in the church preschool if you are interested in purchasing a gift card. The preschool receives 5% of the gift card’s face value. Please contact Whitney or Toni if you are interested.

Please call 228-7274 or email us at for more information.


click below for the

May Good Newsletter


To get to the church website, click at the top of this page on the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church logo.

You can pick up the Sunday bulletin as well as the Taking Faith Home reading sheets on the website. will get you to the Facebook page

Our intern, Beth Hurt's email

Email address you can use to get a message to the church office

Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

Editor: Janet Petefish

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