Care Connections is a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church that reaches out to the community with the love of Jesus Christ. They work alongside of Christian partner organizations to increase the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our neighbors in Jefferson County by linking people with needs to services that address those needs. Care Connections offers individual and group counseling services, therapy programs, and crisis intervention services. Our programs offer hope, support healing, and lead to healthy Christ-centered living.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education. Contact: Ann Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lutheran Early Response Team
Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) are individuals who are trained in disaster response. Contact: Ann Peterson at email@example.com
Quilters and Tackers
The Quilters and Tackers use their God-given talents to provide handmade quilts and gifts for Lutheran World Relief. Included in their projects are lap robes for nursing homes, hospitals, fire departments, and various charities. All ladies with sewing or quilting abilities are welcome to meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 am in room 102.
Grace Day at Zion Lutheran Hillsboro
August 5th marks the annual Grace Day at Zion Hillsboro. St. John's is participating by donating new, sturdy tennis shoes to help them reach the community with the love of Jesus.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This group makes prayer shawls for the sick and grieving and baptismal baby blankets. All with an interest in crocheting or knitting are welcome. Patterns are supplied.
St. John's partners with Open Door Ministries to reach God's world through the children in Honduras. Open Door Ministries operates orphanages and feeding stations to help children who have been abandoned and abused. St. John's presence, prayers, and mission dollars in Honduras lead to a starving child eating, an abused girl being rescued, and an orphan having a home.
Follow the Honduras Mission Blog at sjlhd4.blogspot.com
West Africa Mission
St. John's supports members and missionaries Reverend Gary and Stephanie Schulte as they spread the Good News of Jesus to His children in West Africa.
Part of the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League), Ladies Aid offers mission support at home and abroad. These ladies gather the first Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm in room 102 to participate in devotions, hear mission speakers, and enjoy light refreshments.
Mary Martha Circle
Part of the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League), the ladies of Mary-Martha Circle are moved through Christian love and service to God's people both at home and abroad. They meet the second Thursday of the months of February, April, August, October, and December at 7:00 pm.