St. John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Summer Worship : 10:30 a.m.
Holy Communion on the First and Third Sundays

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
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St. John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Summer Worship : 10:30 a.m.
Holy Communion on the First and Third Sundays

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
   Handicap Accessible  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America icon  Northwestern Ohio Synod icon  Sandusky Area Lutherans in Mission icon

Posted Monday, August 22nd
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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Aug 28

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am. Pastor Merlin Jacobs will preside and preach.

Faith Active Through Love
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With Grace Unbounded

Sunday September 4th is Pastor Merlin Jacobs' last Sunday of leading our church in worhip. Pastor Jacobs has been a blessing to our church during our time of calling a new pastor. His grand sermons and his ready smile have been gifts of God to all of us. A thank-you and farewell fellowship will follow worship on the 4th. Please join us to share your gratitude.

The Rev. Stacy Lauer-Scovanner has accepted a Letter of Call to be the pastor of St. John's Union Corners.

Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00 pm
Installation Service for Pastor Stacy with Northwestern Ohio Synod Bishop Daniel Beaudoin. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Sunday, September 11th at 10:30 am worship
Pastor Stacy’s first Sunday to lead worship. A welcome potluck in the fellowship hall will follow. Please bring a dish to share.

A Men's Fellowship opportunity has been planned by Jim Stauffer. Men will meet on Saturday, September 10th at 8:30am at the Lunch Box in downtown Sandusky.

Supper Club: Our Fall start-up date is Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00pm. We will gather at Marconi's in Huron. If our group is 25 or less, we will be ordering from the menu. Over 25 we will be served family style ... sounds interesting! Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table. Good fellowship, good food, good fun.

Your help is needed! Attention St. John's members!

Beginning in September we will be raising money for the St. John's Scholarship Fund. The fund benefits college students, seminary students and anyone who is doing continuing education or training beyond high school that is a member of this congregation. We need your financial help to ensure that these scholarships will continue to be available. Please give prayerful thought to help with this special ministry at St. John's.

Applications for scholarships are available from Sue Lucht, Linda Miller Moore, Sally Kelley.

Thanks to all who donated to the Victory Kitchen's Shower collection this summer. We collected $212.05. -- Faith Life Team

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Sharing in the Body of Christ

Partner Events

Aug 25:
Experience Lifetree Café at Trinity, Sandusky, 7 pm
Aug 28:
St. Paul will host an outdoor service at 10 am followed by the Welcome Table, community meal, open to all, noon-1:30
Aug 29:
Experience Lifetree Café at St. Peter, Norwalk
Sep 07:
St John's, Installation of Pr. Stacy Lauer-Scovanner, 7 pm
Sep 10:
Zion Sandusky, and St. Paul's, breakfast for first responders, 8-11 am.
Sep 11:
God’s Work. Our Hands. Service Sunday. 15th anniversary of 9/11. An ecumenical prayer service to honor and thank Fire, EMS, and Police personnel will be held at Zion Huron, 930 S. Main Street, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. A cookie and punch reception will follow.
Sep 17:
Third Annual Recovery Walk, 9 am-11 am Sandusky Artisians Center to Shoreline Park

A Marriage Encounter Weekend

November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
- November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a weekend of discovery with your spouse on this Marriage Encounter Weekend in the heart of Ohio Amish Country at the historical Hotel Millersburg, which is waiting for you to reserve the room of your choice. Hotel Millersburg welcomed its first guest in 1847. As one of Ohio’s oldest operating hotels, it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interiors. Each room/suite is individually decorated and ready for your choosing.

After registering here for the Weekend, call the hotel at 330-674-1457 to place the hold. YOU CAN go to the Hotel’s website to view the rooms. It may look like the room you want is already booked, but that is because of the block reserved for our event.

All materials are included in your reservation, plus your credit card will be swiped upon arrival for the three full meals on Saturday and two on Sunday (approx. $125 per couple).

Please indicate any special dietary or medical needs on your application.

Unlike other LME Weekends, this Millersburg Weekend is a “pay-up-front” event. Marriage Encounter in Ohio offers scholarship assistance to those who cannot cover the costs of lodging and meals. You will be provided the Ohio area Registrars’ personal contact information upon acceptance of your online application.

The Hotel deadline for registration is November 1. Please apply here and hold your room at the Hotel on or before that date.

Gulf Coast Flooding

"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by." – Psalm 57:1

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Historic floodwaters have required tens of thousands of people to be rescued and even more have been evacuated as rain sweeps across southern Louisiana. Floodwaters have affected communication, overwhelmed streets and highways, and damaged or destroyed more than 40,000 homes. This flood comes on the heels of several other floods that have hit the Gulf Coast region, starting earlier this spring.

Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to assist through every phase of this disaster recovery process.

Your gifts are needed to help respond to the Gulf Coast flooding.

Gifts designated for “Gulf Coast Flooding” will be used (100 percent) until the response is complete to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild their lives. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help address the many needs, especially the long-term recovery efforts of those affected.


Checks or money orders should be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
errifield, VA 22116-8009

Write "Gulf Coast Flooding" on your check memo line.
Give by phone at 800-638-3522 or online.

St John's is a member of coalition of Lutheran churches who have been working together since 2003 to make Christ known and facilitate God's mission to our community and in this world. This partnership, formerly called SALM and now called FLAMe, includes St. John’s, Bellevue; Grace, Castalia; Zion, Huron; St. Peter, Norwalk; and St. John's, St. Paul, Trinity, and Zion congregations in Sandusky.