St. John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, KS


Upcoming Events

St. John Planning Study

Note: If you would like to complete the survey online, go to www.steiergroup.com, select “Client Login” on the upper right corner of the landing page, and then click on “St. John the Evangelist” and enter the password “Lawrence”.

For the past few months, parish leaders have been planning for phase II of the master plan for our church and school facilities. Preliminary plans call for construction of a full size gymnasium to serve our school and parish, office space for parish staff, and a multi-purpose meeting and gathering space. Before we make any decisions regarding the next phase of this plan, we would like to hear from you.

We are now conducting a comprehensive survey of the entire parish. This planning study will enable us to determine potential support for the projects listed. If we, as a faith community choose to move forward, the planning study will also provide us with information to identify prospective campaign leaders and to establish a realistic campaign goal.

You will all receive information about the project and be asked to share your thoughts regarding the prioritization of our needs and the feasibility of conducting a major fundraising effort. The Steier Group, our development firm, will compile this information and present it to our parish leadership. At that time, we will make an informed decision regarding the next step in the implementation of our master plan.

This process is extremely important and each and every school and parish family is encouraged to participate. Your input is valuable as we plan for the future of St. John Community.

– Fr. Jeff



Parish Council Elections

Dear St. John Parish family, we have come upon that time for a parish pastoral council membership change. Three members will be rotating off of the council and will be replaced by three new members. I would like to ask you to nominate someone you feel would serve this ministry well.

The purpose of the pastoral council is to advise the pastor as to the needs of the parish in the areas of spiritual growth, evangelization, and social concerns, in light of our parish mission statement, which appears in the bulletin and parish website. The council also provides advice on practical matters such as property and maintenance. Once a year, the council also meets with a representative from the various parish committees and ministries. The council meets on the evening of the third Tuesday of the month, with the exception of one month during the summer.

If you know someone who would be a good candidate for the pastoral parish council, please call the parish office or send an email to me with the name of the person. I will then contact that person and, without identifying you, will ask that person if they would be willing to serve on the council. Once we have nominations, we will ask all of you vote for your choice by ballot. Thanks!

– Fr. Jeff



St. John Stewardship Campaign

As we begin the planning process for the future growth of St. John, take a look at our most recent stewardship campaign video: I Am St. John (Reflections on Stewardship, Community and Faith). Hear what some of our parishioners have to say about all that St. John has to offer thanks to the generosity of our members–we are many parts, but all one body!