Heidi Stufflet: Steward of the Month: September 2019

I have been a part of St. John’s Lutheran Church for just about my whole life. I started attending St. John’s with my mother (Faith Drescher) when I was around 4 years old and was a part of Sunday School and VBS. My father worked for a short time as a janitor at the church which is how we came to attend St. John’s. I was baptized, confirmed, married (to Chris Stufflet) and had Elyse and Erik (our children) baptized and one confirmed at St. John’s as well. I started singing in the Junior Choir in elementary school and continued in the Youth Choir in middle and high school. I played the flute during my schooling years and enjoyed sharing my talent by playing preludes, offertories and anthems with the choir.

Presently I participate in the service in a few different ways. I serve as a lector and am a prayer partner too. I wasn’t so sure if I would be comfortable as a prayer partner but after a few times I have come to appreciate the personal nature of the act of praying a prayer of healing with someone. I have also shared my musical gifts by singing during services. As a family (and part of my stewardship), we participate in presenting the gifts and occasionally greeting at the 8 am service.

I am also a newer member of the Outreach Committee. It always feels good to think about and put into action ways of helping and caring for others that are part of our community.

Last but certainly not least, I volunteer in the kitchen for VBS. It is a busy but very rewarding time. I love the ladies I work with in the kitchen! It reminds me of how much fun I had at VBS as a child while attending and spending time with my church family friends setting up and cleaning uo at the end.

I am not always comfortable with trying new things as my anxiety can get in the way. For anyone reading this that might feel the same, please don’t hesitate to try something new at church. It might just work out and become a way that you can be a steward of and for the church.

Heidi Stufflet