September 17, 2023 Bulletin 


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Bulletin Highlights:

➢ Kingston Lee James was brought into the Kingdom of God through Baptism on September 17. He is the son of Kalynda Hoevener and Nicholas James, born August 3, 2023. His baptismal sponsor is Angie Hoevener; baptismal witnesses are Cristina Jenkins and Allison Vannarsdall. 

➢ Jacob Tormoehlen and Shalynn Hatchett entered into holy matrimony on September 16. Our congratulations and blessings.

➢ Preschool/Early Childhood Teacher.  We are hiring! St. John’s Lutheran School is in the process of hiring/calling a Preschool/Early Childhood Lead Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. Interested candidates please contact principal Kasee Lambring. Email: klambring@sjsauerslutheran.org or Phone: 812-523-3131.

September 24Men’s Club Soup and Sandwich Drive thru Supper. The annual Men’s Club Soup and Sandwich Drive thru Supper will be held on September 24 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Volunteers will be needed to help. There will be a ‘free-will’ donation and proceeds will go towards the narthex.

September 24LWML Fall Rally. Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Medora. This year’s keynote speakers are Tom & Debi Going. They will talk about mission work in Japan and our area. Please see Brenda Klosterman with questions.

October 1. Cougar Cruisers 2nd Annual Car Show. Sunday, October 1 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran High School parking lot (rain date of October 15). $20.00 entry fee. Food, shirts, door prizes and more! 50/50 raffle will start at 12:30 PM. For more information, please see the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

October 8. St. Paul Wegan's October Supper. Sunday, October 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Same great food! Drive-thru only! A free-will donation will be accepted. 

October 15. It’s that time of year again! St. Peter's Waymansville will be hosting their annual Fish Fry on Sunday. October 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Please come down for a great time of fellowship and fish!

October 26. Our annual Trunk or Treat event is coming up on Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the church parking lot. Trunks should be ready by 6:00 PM. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to come out, decorate your vehicles, and enjoy an evening of family fun, fellowship, and ‘trunk or treating’. Don’t forget to invite your friends! All are welcome! Covered Bridge BBQ will be set up, so come hungry! 

November 5: Our annual Congregational Turkey and Ham Supper will take place on Sunday, November 5, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. We will have dine-in and carry out available. Co-Chairs are still needed! Please contact Terry and Pam Stuckwisch if you are available to serve as co-chairs.

Anna Benter. Please support Anna Benter through Mission of Christ Network - both with your prayers and your donations. Anna is furthering her career as a Deaconess with an internship. She will serve at Ascension Lutheran Church in Montréal, QC. Ascension is located in an extremely multicultural neighborhood – where many people have never heard the Gospel. She will share the love of Christ in various forms of outreach and church groups. Gifts may be given online at: https://missionofchrist.org/anna-benter/ Donations may also be mailed to Mission of Christ Network, PO Box 533, Concordia MO 64020 (checks should be made out to Mission of Christ Network with “Anna Benter” written on the memo line).

➢ The Lutheran Community Home is looking for volunteers to help escort residents to and from Chapel Services on Sundays 1p-3p. Head to our website www.lutherancommhome.org, download paper application to volunteer, and submit at the front desk. For more info contact the chaplain, Rev. Jacob Sutton, at 812-522-5927, ext. 1128 or email jsutton@lutherancommhome.org.

Automatic Withdrawal. Please remember that we offer automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account to make contributions to St. John's Sauers. Fill out the form, give it to Holly, and she will enter your bank account number. After entry of the information, your form is shredded for safety and privacy. The contribution from your checking or savings account will be made automatically to St. John Sauers

St. John's Sauers Foundation. Our foundation account continues to grow. It provides a permanent source of grant funding for support of the church and school. Please consider a donation. And remember that it is the gift that keeps on giving — the principal is maintained and the interest income is given to the church each year. The larger the permanent fund becomes, the more grant income we will receive. If you want to make a tax-deductible donation to our foundation, see Jeff Lorenzo.

SGO. The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) Tax credit scholarships, better known as “SGO Scholarships”, are awarded by Scholarship Granting Organizations to qualifying families to help them pay for the non-public school of their choice. Donations to fund SGO scholarships feature a 50% state tax credit for the donor. If you would like to learn more about SGOs or would like to make a donation, contact Erin Brooks at 812.524.8547 (Trinity Lutheran High School) or Kasee Lambring at 812.523.3131 (St. John Sauers).

Box Tops for Education. Earn cash for our school. It’s easy, just download the app on your phone, scan your receipts right from your phone within 14 days of purchase and our school earns money. Every box top earns 10 cents, so the more we collect, the more our school receives. Now you can use the box tops app to submit digital receipts. No more clipping and sending in.


Sauers Fair Stand Report

Thank you: We (Pat and Karla, Gregg and Joy, and Jeff and Susan) would like to thank all of you for your support of the Congregation's efforts on the new fair stand. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to all of our hardworking volunteers who assisted in making the first year in the new building a success. We believe it will be a blessing to this congregation for years into the future. And we especially appreciate our contractors, particularly Royalty Companies, Schneider Plumbing, Stuckwisch Electric, Cooper Concrete, and Crane Hill Machine, who were so generous in reducing their invoices for materials and construction. And we also owe a big debt of gratitude to Tom Barker who was the man on the scene guiding our work.

Finances: As to the way the finances turned out: Total expenditures for construction, materials, equipment, and services was $234,763.96. The building itself was $159,945.77. New equipment (and some used equipment), plus the labor necessary to install it, (and professional services like the architect, insurance, etc.) totaled $74,817.69. Along the way, members of our congregation – as well as members of other congregations – made donations totaling $47,523.00. These were gifts donated by individuals specifically for the construction of the fair stand – many of the gifts earmarked for kitchen equipment. This amount also includes the $10,000.00 grant that Joy secured from the Jackson County Visitors Center. These gifts and the grant made it possible for us to purchase much of our new equipment.

Bottom line: We built the fair stand for $187,240.46 out-of-pocket. And it is 100% paid for. We did not take out a loan, we did not borrow from the church or school accounts, and we did not use our JCBank line of credit. Our gross sales totaled $131,818.00 and net profit this year was $66,222.35. After paying all the construction invoices and 2023 operating costs, we still have nearly $6,000.00 in the fair stand checking account to get us started next year. We will provide a complete report itemizing all of the expenditures at the October voters meeting.


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CEMETERY DUES for 2023: $30 per year per giving unit for anyone 21 years of age and older. Article 3(a) of the Cemetery rules and regulations states: “Each male communicant member of this congregation who is 21 years old or older and each household in which there is no male communicant member 21 years old or older shall be required to pay annual dues to the Cemetery Fund in the amount prescribed and assessed by the Voter’s Assembly of this congregation. Each male communicant member will commence paying dues the year following his 21st birthday.”

LUTHERAN FEDERATION DUES for 2023: $6.00 per confirmed member.

TRINITY LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL DUES for 2023: $17.00 per communicant member.















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