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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”


Sunday Worship & Holy Communion : 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School for All Ages : 9:00 a.m.

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192



· The Year of Prayer Memory Verse ·


Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6


 
The Season of Resurrection

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 29th

10:30 a.m.



“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

Acts 4:5-12 • Psalm 23:1-6 • 1 John 3:16-24 • John 10:11-18

  
Faith Active Through Love
With Grace Unbounded

Today is Monday, April 23rd

 

Diaper Shower

Sunday, April 15th
{OR}
Tuesday, April 10th
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Please join the Faith Life Team in celebrating with the Luman family their newest birth by showering them with diapers or wipes after church on April 15th.

Any diaper brand in size 3 or 4 or Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes would be appreciated.

Thanks for caring and sharing in this event.



 

Meals On Wheels

Sunday, April 8th
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St. John's will take part in a special offering held in other Sandusky churches also. On Sunday, April 8th, an offering will be gathered in support of Erie County’s Serving Our SeniorsMeals on Wheels” program.

This is an important organization that delivers over 80,000 meals a year to those who are mostly homebound and struggle to cook their own meals or often eat alone. Meals on Wheels provides support and caring volunteers who check in on individuals in our community. MoW is committed to supporting our senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.

We will have a special offering at the back of the church after worship. If you write a check, please make the check payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church with “Meals on Wheels ” noted in the memo line of your check.



 

Diaper Shower

Sunday, April 15th
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Please join the Faith Life Team in celebrating with the Luman family their newest birth by showering them with diapers or wipes after church on April 15th.

Any diaper brand in size 3 or 4 or Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes would be appreciated.

Thanks for caring and sharing in this event.



 

Sandusky Choral Society

Sunday, April 15th

The Sandusky Choral Society, under the direction of Heather L. Carman, will present their annual Spring concerts on April 13 and April 15, 2018. Accompanist for the group is Dennis Stoneham.

The Friday evening concert will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Ave., Port Clinton. Concert time is : 7:30 p.m.

The Sunday afternoon concert will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky. Concert time is : 3:00 p.m.

A reception will follow each concert in the church fellowship hall.

Tickets are $6.00 and may be purchased from any chorus member or at the door the day of the concert.

 

Giving Garden

Monday, April 16th

Think Spring!

The first meeting for this year's community garden cooperative has been announced.

Garden knowledge is not required. This is a great way to learn about gardening as we work together to provide food to those in need in our community!

The FLAMe Giving Garden meeting will be held here at St John's on Tuesday on April 16th at 6 p.m.

 

Eastern Conference Assembly

Saturday, April 21st

Eastern Conference Spring Assembly is Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John’s, 212 N. Clover St., Fremont OH.

The theme is "Problem Solving for Our Troubled Times." by Pastor Scott Mauch, LIFT pastor.

Registration will be in the Parish House Auditorium beginning at 8:30 am and followed by Worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 am. The program by Pastor Scott is at 10:10; followed by a business meeting. Lunch is at noon.

Send your RSVP by April 15th to Karen Schwochow, at 419-332-7341 or karen.stjohns@gmail.com.



 

SPURS:
"Support People of St. John's Understanding Spirituality"

Monday, April 23rd

The spurs team will meet twice on Monday May 23rd in the Upper Room -- from 10 to 11 am, and 6 to 7 pm. The format is the same for both meetings.

If you worship here once a year, or every week, or somewhere in between, you are invited. It's a time and place to share your dreams, hopes, and ideas of our joint vision for St John's future.

Do join us!



 

LifeTree Café

Monday, April 23rd

LifeTree Café is meeting Monday, April 23rd at the Huron Public Library on Williams St. in Huron, from 7 to 8pm. It is open to the public and, admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

The program titled “How to Live Before You Die: Embracing Life to the Fullest,” features a filmed interview with Sasha Vukelja, who as a young girl escaped from communist Yugoslavia and emigrated to the United States. Vukelja, now an oncologist, tells how she works with patients facing an uncertain future to find hope and a positive attitude.

Sponsored by Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission. For more information call Leslie Foxworth at 419-433-4955



 

Art and Pizza Part Two

Saturday, May 5th

We will have another art and pizza day hosted by Dawn Schlessman.

Join us on May 5th at noon as we make rainmakers, hear a story, pray together, and enjoy pizza.

All young people and their families are invited. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are coming!



 

The Ministry of Young People

Sunday, May 13th

Our youth will be leading us in worship on May 13th.

They will begin rehearsals in Sunday school starting April 22nd.

If you know someone who would like to participate, please let Pastor Stacy know.



 

Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday, May 17th

Our youth are working to get ready for the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas and also summer camp at Camp Mowana

They will be making fresh (ready to bake or freeze) 12 inch pizzas to support both these events.

Orders start on April 8th and run through May 4th.
Cheese pizzas are $10 and pepperoni pizzas are $11 and can be picked up at the church on May 17th at 6 p.m.



 

Support Our Youth

Saturday, May 19th

We are having a mom-to-mom sale at St. John's on Saturday, May 19th from 9 a.m. to noon.

This is a great opportunity for buying and for selling with more shoppers than at a garage sale, and more people to buy from in one central location.

Tables for selling items are $5, and the money goes toward sending our youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering and to camp.

Please let Pastor Stacy know if you would like a table!


PLEASE NOTE: We will also be collecting gently used baby and kids clothes, toys, and equipment during our mom-to-mon sale that will be donated to CARE AND SHARE. Please bring these items as you shop at our mom-to-mon sale.



 

Youth News and Events

This Summer

Stockholders Needed
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You now have a very special opportunity to purchase stock in our amazing youth as they grow in their faith! Stock can be purchased for $5 a share from our youth who are attending camp and/or the National Youth Gathering.

As a stockholder, you will receive an update from one of our youth while they are at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston or at Camp Mowana.

At the end of summer, you will be invited to a special stockholder dinner to hear about camp and the youth gathering. The meal will be provided by our youth and their families.

Thank you for your care of these youth as they grow, learn, and serve.


Day Camp/Vacation Bible School
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We will again host day camp with Zion Lutheran, Huron. We will have our LOMO Outreach Day Camp on June 18th-22nd at Zion.

As we prepare for day camp, please hold our youth, the volunteers, and the camp counselors in your prayers. Grades Kindergarden through 6th are already full, and there are currently only 3 openings for preschoolers.

Thank you to the many people from St. John's who are helping with check-in, check-out, meals, snacks, housing, the preschoool class and the ice cream social.

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio Outreach Camp combines outdoor ministries and congregational ministries to bring day camp to our churches.

  • Lead by LOMO camp counselors, our children create crafts and sing songs of praise to God.
  • They laugh and play group games outside.
  • Everyone enjoys time in Bible study and team building activities.
This is an excellent faithbuilding experience for our congregations, as well as an effective outreach program to our neighborhood.


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Camp Mowana

June 29-July 1:
Families of all ages
(even individuals) are invited to Camp Mowana in Mansfield for family camp, which St. John’s will participate in with other congregations.
   Camp is led by Mowana camp counselors and we worship, have Bible study, sing, hike, pray, and have lots of fellowship. All activities are optional.
   You can stay in a cabin, camp in a tent, or stay in the air-conditioned retreat center, depending on preference.
   Registration information is available at lomocamps.org. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are also available. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you plan on attending.


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Structured activities led by camp counselors will be offered. Registration information is available at lomocamps.org.

Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are also available. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you plan on attending.



 

Marriage Encounter

Saturday, April 28th

A Weekend of Discovery!
Beachwood, OH
April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to
April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm to


$100 Registration plus
a Freewill Donation

Enjoy this time of discovery with your spouse on this Marriage Encounter Weekend!

The relaxed, “unplugged” atmosphere of the Weekend will enhance your experience as you work together for 44 hours learning loving and effective communication techniques that will improve your relationship.

ACCOMMODATIONS: We have already reserved rooms for this event at the hotel, and will send this information to you once you are registered, so you do not need to make a hotel reservation yourself. Two nights lodging, three meals on Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and two meals on Sunday (breakfast and lunch) are included in your reservation.

ENROLL:  Click here to apply now by completing an application form to attend this exciting marriage enrichment weekend!

COST: A $100 registration fee is reqdinneruired when you apply. The amount Marriage Encounter must pay the venue for your lodging, meals, and program costs (usually averaging $450 per couple, depending on prevailing lodging and food costs) is explained on the Weekend. You will then be given the opportunity to make a freewill donation to Marriage Encounter to help offset these costs. We will appreciate any donation you can make. Lutheran Marriage Encounter is a 501(c)3 organization that depends entirely on couple contributions to continue this ministry.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Be sure to indicate any special vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or medical needs on your application.

Need more information? Email us, or check us out here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Application deadline: April 13, 2018.

Details

  • Start: April 28, 2017 8:00 pm
  • End: April 30, 2017 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $100 Registration + Freewill Weekend Donation

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Venue

  Fairfield Inn & Suites
  3750 Orange Place,
  Beachwood, OH 44122

Organizer

  Lutheran Marriage Encounter

Email:
   info@godlovesmarriage.org
Website:
   GodLovesMarriage.org



Tuesday, April 10th

Small Group Gatherings

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Every second Tuesday of the month -- 5:30 to 7 p.m. you are invited to be a part of one of our small groups. We gather in April on the 10th for prayer, Scripture, fellowship, and food.

Would you like to participate? Currently, we have two groups:

  1. One group is for people of any age and meets in various homes. Call the church office at 419-625-2192 for the location. At this gathering, appetizers are provided and you are invited to bring a dessert to share.
  2. The other group, for young families, meets at the parsonage where kid-friendly dinners are provided.

Please sign up on the welcome table.



Dinner Church

Wednesday, April 25th

You are invited to Dinner Church - a potluck dinner, fellowship, and prayer time that begins at 6 p.m. in the basement of the church. At 7 p.m. we will have a short, conversational worship service. This is very kid friendly, and people of all ages enjoy it. Dinner church will meet each month on the fourth Wednesday. The April dinner is on the 25th.


153 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2018

Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Union Corners
106 Scheid Road, Sandusky Ohio 44870 : 419-625-2192
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