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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.

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106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192



· The Year of Scripture 2019 Memory Verse ·


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



 Parish Worship
The Season After Pentecost

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

November 17 at 10:30 am.

The kids will be singing in worship :)

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Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.

Haggai 1:15b-2:9 • Psalm 98:1-9 • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 • Luke 20:27-38

  

 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

Please join us for a special Sunday School on November 3rd. November 3rd will be intergenerational Sunday School. We will celebrate All Saints' Day, share stories of how we became members of this congregation, look at our favorite hymns, and have a photo booth.

In worshp on All Saints Sunday we will take the time to give thanks for the saints who have shared their faith with us and helped us grow in our faith. You are invited to bring a picture of someone in your family you would like to remember on this special day and place it on the altar before worship begins.

 


FESTIVAL CONCERT “For All the Saints” Sunday, November 3, 4:00PM Grace Lutheran Church 705 W. State Street, Fremont, OH Nine members of St. John’s choir will take part in this year’s concert. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this sensational concert!

 


Good News at Noon: Brown bag lunch table conversations presenting new concepts to better understand and communicate the “Old, Old Story of Jesus and His Love.” Weekly sessions to be presented and facilitated by Bill Lucht. Will meet in the basement of the church Tuesdays 12-1 through the month of November starting November 5. Water and coffee will be provided.

 


Flag placement at Ohio Veterans Home Joine us on Thursday, November 7th at 3:30 pm to help place flags on the graves of veterans at the national cemetery next to the Ohio Veterans Home. This event is a great way to show your patriotism and honor those who served this Veteran's Day. Meet by the south end of the cemetery and be sure to dress for the weather. Your help is needed! WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7th TIME: 3:30 p.m. Parking is available on that side of OVH as well.

 


Supper Club meets Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 pm at Longhorn Steakhouse, Sandusky. Please join us for fellowship and a wonderful meal. Good times are had by all! Sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Guaranteed 3 to 4 waitresses depending on head count! Hope to see you there!

 


Needed are your pumpkins, vegetables etc. to decorate for Harvest Sunday. Decorating will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 16th. Volunteers needed to help decorate!

 


Join us for the annual "Hanging of the Greens" as the St. John’s church family comes together to decorate the sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Hanging of the Greens will take place immediately following worship on Sunday, November 24th. Lunch and drinks will be provided before we get to work. Families and individuals, young and old, all are invited. Don't miss this festive event!

 


The first Sundays in December, January, February, March, and Apirl will be INTERGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL. We gather at 9 am and all ages are invited. Breakfast will be provided.

 


Calling all women! You are invited to a Bible Study on the third Tuesday of the month at noon at Vine and Olive. We will be doing the Bible Study in the Gather magazine published by the ELCA. A one-year subscription is $20. Please see Pastor Stacy to sign up. We begin on the third Tuesday of February.

 


Family Advent Calendar - Mark your calendar and join us for a family advent project! On December 1st we will gather to make a family advent countdown calendar. There are three options to choose from. Samples and sign up sheets are on the window sill in the back of the church. Sign up soon! Only 4 spots for each option.

 


Ladies you are invited: The women of Grace Lutheran, Castalia, invite you to join this year's Women's Gathering, 'Silver Belles' on Sunday, December 1st at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30 and the $5 donation benefits Project Share. Please bring a gift to share and be ready to have FUN with our silver belles!

 


St. John’s Christmas Party Saturday, December 7th 1-3 p.m. Families and Friends of all ages are wanted!! Help us start off the Christmas Season at St. John’s with a Christmas Celebration of fun and fellowship. Hope to see you there

 


The Giving Tree will again be a collection for residents at 2 local nursing homes Concord Care and Providence Care Center. Please take a tag or tags from the tree and return wrapped gift with the tag on the outside of the present. The gifts need to be returned by December 8th. The tags will be on the tree beginning November 10th.

 


The “youngish” families are still gathering for Second Tuesdays! You are invited to Chet and Matt’s on Dec 10 at 5:30 pm for dinner. Kids get to bring a less than $5 gift to exchange. Parents are invited to bring a white elephant gift (something you found around the house). Buffet is $12 for adults (kids are much cheaper) and we have the banquet room reserved..

 


 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements for November 10, 2019

Sunday School teachers: Nov. 17 –
Younger students:
Yvonne Semon
Older students:
Pastor Stacy

Newsletter deadline: Deadline for the December newsletter is November 17th. Please have any information to be included in the newsletter to Sandy Thompson.

The first Sundays in December, January, February, March, and April will be intergenerational Sunday School. We gather at 9 and all ages are invited. Breakfast will be provided. 

Sunday School: We give thanks for time to grow together as disciples during the Sunday School hour. September-May we gather at 9 AM for prayer, Bible study, and sometimes music. Youth of all ages gather in the basement. Adults gather in the upper room and at Panera. Current teachers include Rita Zorn, Jerrie Krewetski, Yvonne Semon, Heather and Chuck Ruggles, Jason Steckel, and Pastor Stacy. The first Sunday of the month we have inter-generational Sunday school, where all ages gather together to learn and get to know each other. Please join us!

Harvest Decorations: Needed are your pumpkins, vegetables etc. to decorate for Harvest Sunday. Decorating will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 16th. Volunteers needed to help decorate!

Take A Tag: The Giving Tree will again be a collection for residents at 2 local nursing homes Concord Care and Providence Care Center. Please take a tag or tags from the tree and return wrapped gift with the tag on the outside of the present. The gifts need to be returned by December 8th. The tags will be on the tree beginning November 10th.

Family Advent Calendar - Mark your calendar and join us for a family advent project! On December 1st we will gather to make a family advent countdown calendar. There are three options to choose from. Samples and sign up sheets are on the window sill in the back of the church. Sign up soon! Only 4 spots for each option. 

We continue to have an active prayer chain. If you are willing to be a part of the chain and pray for others during their time of need, please let Pastor Stacy know. As a part of the chain, you receive a phone call and then call the next person. And you pray. Thank you!

Good News at Noon: Brown bag lunch table conversations presenting new concepts to better understand and communicate the “Old, Old Story of Jesus and His Love.” Weekly sessions to be presented and facilitated by Bill Lucht. Will meet in the basement of the church Tuesdays 12-1 through the month of November starting November 5. Water and coffee will be provided.

Book Study Returns: Book study will meet at Vine and Olive November 13th at 10:00 a.m. Please read pages 1-80 for our first meeting.

Small Group Bible Reading:
November 10: John 13-15,
November 11: John 16-18,
November 12: John 19-21,
November 13: Acts 1-3,
November 14: Acts 4-6,
November 15: Acts 7-8,
November 16: Acts 9-10

Happy Anniversary to Ed and Kim Wimmer.

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:
Milly Reed – in need of our prayers.
Caitlin Berg - friend of Samantha Lane
Ray Neate – after five surgeries and chemo, cancer is now terminal. Please include his sons, Ben and Dan and wife Shelia in your prayers.
Aileen Wilson - prayers for a cure.
Happy Thanksgiving - Council requests St. John’s congregation members each prayerfully gives thanks for 3 things every day.”

Supper Club meets Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 pm at Longhorn Steakhouse, Sandusky. Please join us for fellowship and a wonderful meal. Good times are had by all! Sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Guaranteed 3 to 4 waitresses depending on head count! Hope to see you there!

ST. JOHN’S CALENDAR FOR
NOVEMBER 10
th THRU NOVEMBER 24th


Sunday, November 10

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Monday, November 11

9:00 am

5:45 pm

Quilters

Read through the Bible at Sandusky Berardi’s

Tuesday, November 12

12-1 pm

5:30-7 pm

Good News at Noon Study in Fellowship Hall

Second Tuesday Small group meet at the home of Chuck and Peg Kingsley

Wednesday, November 13

10:00 am

6:00 pm

Holy Envy Book Study meets at Vine & Olive

Worship Team

Thursday, November 14

6:30 pm

6:30 pm

Faith Life Team

Choir Practice

Friday, November 15

5:00 pm

Baptism Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge

Saturday, November 16

10:30 am

Decorating for Harvest Worship

Sunday, November 17

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Tuesday, November 19

12-1 pm

Good News at Noon Study in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, November 20

6:30 pm

Choir Practice

Thursday, November 21

4:30 pm

6:00 pm

Finance Team meets in Upper Rm

Supper Club meets at Longhorn Steakhouse

Sunday, November 24

9:00 am

10:30 am

11:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Hanging of the Greens

 

St. Stephen UCC Sauerkraut Supper: Supper will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 serving 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes with gravy, applesauce, bread, beverage, and choice of pie. Adults $12, children 5-12 $5, children 4 and under free. Crafts and baked goods for sale in the Chapel.

St. Stephen UCC Christmas Bazaar: Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am to 3 pm in the Fellowship Hall and Chapel at 905 E Perkins Ave. Sandusky.

Red Flowers

We will beautify our sanctuary this Christmas season with poinsettias. Please place your order by Sunday, Dec. 1st.

6” Pot $8.00

No. of plants_________@ $8.00 each_________________

Make check payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church and place in offering plate.

NAME_____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________________________________

CITY_______________________________________________________________

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
(Deceased)__________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

IN HONOR OF
(Living)_____________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________



 Online Giving

Giving Options

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Ohio is pleased to offer a new electronic option to safely make regular offerings and special donations to our church.



Or if you like to give a RECURRING GIFT, you can now contribute automatically from your checking or savings account through your credit/debit card or by a text message. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. But remember, if you are happy with your current giving method, you do not have to change a thing.

If you no longer want to write 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes, this is a new option for you to consider. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

This new electronic option allows donations to an array of items via a drop-down menu. Some examples are flowers, the cemetery fund, memorials, endowments, scholarships, fuel, and others.


Signing up for giving through tithe.ly


1. Go to get.tithe.ly

2. Click on “sign up free”

3. Click on “GIVE TO CHURCH”

4. Click on “GIVE ONLINE”

5. Click on “Create Account”

6, Fill out form. Click “Submit”

7. You will see a screen that says “Your account has been created successfully!” Click “OK”

8. At the bottom of the following page, you may choose either “credit/debit” or “bank account.” Click on the one you prefer to set up for making your donations. Whichever you choose, you will be prompted to enter your information on the next page.

9. Enter your information for either “credit/debit card or bank account.” You will get a screen confirming that either your card or bank account info has been successfully saved! Click “OK”

10. Enter the pin number you set in step 6 up here.

11. Enter “St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Ohio” The
Church should appear in the list generated. Click on it, then click
“Give Now”

12. Now you can enter the dollar amount you would like to give. It will
come out of your bank account, or be charged to your credit/debit
card, whichever you have set up. If you wish to cover the
processing fee as part of your giving, please check the box that says
“Cover Fees.” (Fees are .25 per transaction, plus 2.4% of the total.
Ex.: on a $100 donation, fees would be $2.65.)

13. Click “Give”


 

Or, if you would rather donate by text




Give Now BY TEXT


  1. Text “give” to:
         614-389-9681
  2. When prompted, enter your information (email, bank or credit card information, etc.) and the dollar amount you would like to donate. You will receive a text receipt verifying your donation.

This phone number is specific to St. John only, so your donation will go directly to our tithe.ly account.


If you need any other help with the initial setup, please feel free to contact Melinda Zorn at 412-639-5477.



 Parish Pictures
Our Faces and Places


Welcome Lauryn, child of God!


 Parish Partners
Sharing in the Body of Christ

203 S Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
419-684-5059

Rev. Kathleen Suggitt

209 South West St.
Bellevue, Ohio 44811
419-483-5442

Rev. Mark Bogen 

106 Scheid Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2192

Rev. Stacy Lauer-Scovanner

2211 Mill St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-6800

Rev. William Schroeder

243 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857
419-668-2856

Rev. Anita (Ann) Marshall

502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-626-0204

Rev. Philip Gardner

930 S. Main St.
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-4711

Rev. Kristine Schroeder

503 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2112

Rev. Dr. Eric L.Bodenstab


We are so excited to announce the theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering, “boundless: God beyond measure.” Our primary Scripture will be Ephesians 3:19 CEV: “I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.

We are bound. Bound by our sin, by the expectations of others, by poverty, by -isms that try to divide us, and by so much more. In a life that often feels like it has young people in a suffocating grip, we want them to imagine the boundlessness of God: boundless love, boundless mercy, boundless freedom, boundless creation, boundless strength. All offered from a gracious and loving God who knows and adores them. All so abundant and endless it cannot be measured.

Our logo is a visual representation of the theme, boundless. With letters that stretch beyond the normal limitations of the written word, the logo reminds us of the immeasurable — and sometimes unexpected — reach of God in our lives and the greater world. The textures used as design elements — from a starry night sky to boundary waters to human diversity — will reflect both Minneapolis as well as the tangible ways we can witness the boundlessness of God’s creation, love, strength and grace in our own lives.

For more information about the theme, visit our revamped website: elca.org/gathering.


 


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

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106 Scheid Road, Sandusky Ohio 44870 : 419-625-2192
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