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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Summer Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School returns in September

If Road Advisory is Level 2 or 3, Worship and Sunday School are Canceled.
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106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio

· The Year of Scripture 2019 Memory Verse ·

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

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The Season After Pentecost

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 21 at 9:30 am.


There is need of only one thing.

Genesis 18:1-10 • Psalm 15:1-5 • Colossians 1:15-28 • Luke 10:38-42


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Dinner Church at Nickel Plate Beach

We begin with prayer, hymns, and Holy Communion.

On August 14th we gather at Nickel Plate beach for worship at 6:00 pm. You are welcome to wear comfortable clothes and come as you are.

After worship, we have a picnic dinner. You can bring your favorite food to share. If you would like to help furnish the meat (hot dogs, sloppy joes, etc) for the dinner, see the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Table. Plates, napkins, silverware, and water are provided.

After dinner, it’s time to relax on the beach, swim, or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too. If you have trouble making Sunday morning worship, give Dinner Church a try or suggest it to family and friends.

Summer Sunday Worship - 9:30 AM

God calls us into worship together, for it is in fellowship that we grow with each other in faith, hope and love.

Here we are warmly greeted by persons glad to see us and make you feel at home.

Here our services are filled with the sound of voices praising God in song with grateful hearts lifted in thanksgiving to God.

Here the Word of God is preached in thoughtful sermons, relevant to our life as we share the love of Christ throughout our week.

Here the sacraments of Holy Baption and Holy Communion are the central acts of Christian worship

We gather this summer to worship at 9:30 a.m. from June 2nd thru September 1st.

Second Tuesday Small Groups

Will not meet in July or August. We encourage all small groups to join us for worship at Nickle Plate Beach in Huron at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Special Sunday
September 8th

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16

When Bishop Daniel Beaudoin was elected bishop, he said that teaching will be a priority.

“I’m hoping that Sunday morning visits to congregations will allow a little of that. Also I'm hoping that during the week would be an ideal time to have Bible study with pastors and lay folks, too.”

Our special Sunday morning visit will be September 8th!

Bishop Daniel will lead an informal Sunday school at 9 am for all ages and worship at 1030 am. He is a gifted communicator. Don't miss it.

We have a potluck scheduled after worship. Plan to join us on this Spirit-filled morning.


Our Book Club Meets Again.

When Richard Beck first led a Bible study at a maximum security prison, he went to meet God. His own faith was flagging, but Beck still believed the promise of Matthew 25, that when we visit the prisoner, we visit Jesus. And sure enough, God met him in prison.

We meet at 9 am in the Upper Room. The book is Stranger God.

This is a remarkably useful book. Beck lays out the core issues affecting our relationships to people outside of our normal social circles, shows why this is an exceptionally important issue, and gives a great practical way to become more like Jesus.

This book would be of value to any Christian who is interested in addressing the various divisions in our world.

A nice perk is the simplicity and concise nature of Beck's writing style. His message is accessible and valuable to anyone regardless of educational background, and makes a fabulous small group resource for us.

Please join us.

 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements for July 14, 2019      

Newsletter deadline:  Deadline for August newsletter is July 14th.  Please have any information to be included in the newsletter to Sandy Thompson as soon as possible.

Endowment Grant Applications are now being accepted for 2020.    Applications are located at the back of the church (on the table); the requests need to be presented to the Endowment committee no later than October 15, 2019.   You can put your request in the endowment mailbox in the basement or present it to any member of the committee.  The committee members are John Miller, Mary K Schlessman, Jeff Justi, Bob Stacy, Dale Osbun, Ron Zorn, Pastor Stacy and Ann Voight.   If you have any questions, please see a member of the endowment committee.  

Thank you for praying for Judy and please keep praying. John shares that she is improving, but it will be a long road ahead.   Cards can be sent to Judy’s daughter: 

   Cara Fortney, 3099 Edgehill Rd, Cleveland Heights OH 44118

Worship at the beach:  August 14th we gather at 6 PM at Nickel Plate beach for worship at the beach. It begins with prayer, a couple of hymns, and Holy Communion. You are welcome to wear comfortable clothes, just come as you are. After worship, we have a picnic dinner and you can bring your favorite food to share. Plates, napkins, silverware, and water are provided. After dinner, it’s time to relax on the beach, swim, or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too.

FLAMe congregations are working together all summer on a special collection. Would you be willing to help? 

     FLAMe churches will be collecting the following items:

Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb and brush, bar soap, lotion, newborn/size 1 diapers and baby wipes, gift cards for fast food restaurants in small denominations ($5 or $10)

     All items will go to Job and Family Services to provide personal care bags for youth removed from their homes without notice and placed in emergency foster care.  Please bring your items to church during the summer months.

 Happy Birthday wishes to Larry Schlessman, Andrea Jean Deehr , and James M Semon II. 

Happy Anniversary wishes to Ted and Lynn Call. 

 Small Group Bible Reading:
July 14: Proverbs 4-6, 
July 15: Proverbs 7-9,
July 16: Proverbs 10-12,
July 17: Proverbs 13-15,
July 18: Proverbs 16-18,
July 19: Proverbs 19-21,
July 20: Proverbs 22-23

 In our prayers: Prayer is one of the most beautiful and meaningful gifts we can offer one another.  Occasionally there are folks in this congregation, or friends of relatives of members, in need of prayer for various reasons.  Your prayers needed for:

Judy Miller – Hospitalized in Cleveland.
Norma Zorn – in need of prayers.  She has developed the need to use oxygen.
Carl Metz – Lisa Wilson’s brother suffered a heart attack along with heart blockages.
Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers
Donna Morrissey— 52 year friend of David and Ann Voight, in need of healing prayers
Renee Barkheimer – health concerns
Larry Bowers—lifelong friend of Jim Semon, Sr. diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatments.
Pat Basilone –Janet Welsh’s mom and Jane’s grandma.
Mike Kopach -  in need of healing prayers.  A friend of the Semon/Stacy family.

Council prayer request:  “We pray that we remember God is with us every day and we take time to worship together as a St. John’s family.”

 Memory Verse: Let us lift up our hearts as well as our hands to God in heaven.    Lamentations 3:41


Sunday, July 14

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

Tuesday, July 16

10:00 am

Beatitude Bible Study meets at Vine & Olive

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 pm

Worship Team

Sunday, July 21

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

Sunday, July 28

9:30 am

Sunday Worship


Updated addresses for our homebound members. 

 June Gorga: Providence Care Centers, 2025 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870          (Mother of Nancy Osbun)
Rachel Kaliszewski: Gaymont Nursing Home, 66 Norwood Ave. Norwalk, OH 44857  (Renee Barkhimer's mother)
Ruth Knupke: At home, 1002 Rye Beach Rd. Huron OH 44839
Jean Nottke: At home, 9117 Berlin Rd. Huron, OH 44839
Joan Zorn: The Meadows of Osborn Park, 3916 Perkins Ave. Huron, OH 44839
Eloise Mitchell: The Willows - Rm 205, 101 Auxiliary Dr. Bellevue OH 44811
Beverly Hohman: Memory Care at Admiral’s Pointe, 1920 Cleveland Rd W. Huron, Oh 44839
Norma Zorn: At home, 604 Scheid Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
Janet Meinert: At home, 607 Scheid Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
John & Judy Miller:  1075 W. Main St., Bellevue OH 44811
Judy Miller: c/o Cara Fortney, 3099 Edgehill Rd. Cleveland Heights OH 44118

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Welcome Lauryn, child of God!

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FLAMe: Calendar

  • Sat, Sep 29th: Trinity, Sandusky, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Eastern Conference Women’s Fall Retreat, “Prayer with a Twist”.
  • Thu, Oct 11th: St. Paul, JOY Time, 6:00-7:30 PM, night of faith and fun for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Sun, Oct 21st: State Theater, 4 PM Celebration of Psalms with the LIFT Festival Chorus and Firelands Symphony Chorale
  • Sun, Oct 28th: Reformation Sunday, FLAMe Covenant Signing at all congregations.


August 3rd/4th: Art Show at Zion Sandusky displaying work from inner city Toledo Youth

August 8th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

August 14th: Nickle Plate Beach, Huron, 6pm, short worship service and potluck, sponsored by St. John’s.

August 19th: Corn Roast Potluck Dinner, Zion Huron Fellowship Hall. Gather at 5:30. Eat at 6pm. Handicap Accessible.

August 22nd: Lifetree Café, Zion, Huron, 7-8pm Topic: “Why Are You so Hard On Yourself?”

September 8th: St. John’s Rally Day. Bishop Beaudoin will preach the sermon.

September 12th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

September 20-21st: Women of the Northwest Ohio Synod Convention, Heritage Inn, Sauder Village in Archibold, Ohio.

September 29th: Trinity will host a Walkathon around the pond at the Commons of Providence to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 4th-6th: Fall into Lakeside Youth weekend.

November 3rd: Trinity, Pork Dinner


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154 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2019

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