Get Involved

St. John’s has many ways you can get involved. If any of the groups below sound interesting, please contact the Church Office for more information or pick up a copy of the Leadership Directory from the Welcome Center.

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Worship Volunteer Opportunities

St. John's member, Bob Lindmeier, reading the Lessons for the Day

St. John’s member, Bob Lindmeier, reading the Lessons for the Day

Did you know that it takes 50 – 60 people to plan, organize, and participate in worship each week?  Here are some ways you can get involved in worship.

Acolyte – Assist in worship by lighting the candles and helping serve Communion. (Confirmation Students)

Audiovisual Assistant – Assist the audio engineer by running the slides and other tasks as needed.

Communion Gifts Presenter – Carry the bread and wine to the altar by way of the center aisle during the first part of Communion at the 8am service and at some festival services.

Communion Server – Assist the pastor in serving Holy Communion.

Greeter – Make all feel welcome upon entering the sanctuary by greeting and shaking hands with everyone entering the worship space.

Scripture Reader – Proclaim the Bible readings in worship. Copies of the readings are sent out early in the week to give time for preparation.

The Altar Guild – Prepare the chancel and its furnishings for worship, including setting the table for Communion and changing the paraments, among other tasks.

Usher – Hand out bulletins, usher the congregation to the altar for Communion, pass Offering baskets to present at the altar (8am), count worship attendance, unlock/lock the church before and after worship.

Welcome Center Host – Welcome members and answer questions especially for first time visitors at the Welcome Center near the main entrance.

If you would like to participate in worship, please contact Laura McGoveran or sign up on the volunteer board in the gathering area (it will be monitored weekly).

Thank you for sharing your time and talent!

Congregational Council

The Congregational Council is elected each year at the Annual Meeting in January. Council Members serve as representatives to the Ministry Teams and serve as leaders in our congregation.

Ministry Teams

Joyfully helping at the Annual Smorgasbord where St. John's serves over 1,000 people.

Joyfully helping at the Annual Smorgasbord where St. John’s serves over 1,000 people.

Ministry Teams coordinate the ministries of St. John’s. Each team has a chairperson who convenes and chairs the meetings, and a council representative who serves as a liaison between council and team.

Ministry Teams include:

  • Communications Ministry Team
  • Congregational Life Ministry Team
  • Education Ministry Team
  • Family Ministry Team
  • Finance Ministry Team
  • Health Ministry Team
  • Property Ministry Team
  • Stewardship Ministry Team
  • Worship Ministry Team
  • Youth Ministry Team – if you would like to be a part of St. John’s Youth Ministry, please contact Jen Kooistra, Director of Youth, Family and Education Ministries

Other Teams & Committees

Teams that report directly to the Council:

  • Audit Team
  • Nominating Team
  • Personnel Team
  • Endowment and Memorial Board

Congregational Life Teams:

  • Ladies of St. John's and their guests enjoying dessert, conversation, beautiful table decor, and the heartfelt Advent by Candlelight music and program.

    Ladies of St. John’s and their guests enjoying dessert, conversation, beautiful table decor, and the heartfelt Advent by Candlelight music and program.

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  • Birthday Greeting Callers
  • Care Callers
  • Church Chow & How
  • Funeral Committee
  • Prayer Chain
  • Welcoming Team

Educational Teams:

  • Adult Education
  • Scholarship Team

Property Teams:

  • Garden and Landscape

Relational Groups:

  • Quilts made by the LWR Quilters, donated with love.

    Quilts made by the LWR Quilters, donated with love.

    Women of St. John’s

  • Women’s Circles:
    • Martha Circle
    • Priscilla Bible Study
    • Ruth Circle
    • Sarah Circle
  • LWR Quilters –>
  • Yarn Ministry: Casting on for Christ
  • Men’s Thursday Breakfast Group

Worship Teams:

Time & Talent Form

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Building Use Information

Room Request Form

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