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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



· 2020 - Year of Mission ·


Jesus said to them again,
‘Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.
~ John 20:21



 Parish Worship


WORSHIP @ 10:30 AM -- SUNDAY SCHOOL @ 9:00 AM

  

 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

Our young family winter get-together has been rescheduled! You are invited to Chet and Matt’s on January 14th at 5:30 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. !

 


The winter months can be difficult for people who experience food scarcity. We will be raising awareness about hunger in our community during the months of January and February.

Please join us January 19 after worship as OHgo presents their unique plan to helping those who are hungry in our neighborhoods. Then, you're invited on February 2 to inter-generational Sunday School at 9 AM as we talk about hunger.

That Sunday, we will also do the Souper Bowl of Caring during worship, where we join with Lutherans around the country and take donations/offering to be given to combat hunger. Also watch for a date where we make sandwiches for Care and Share, thanks to help from Thrivent!


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.

 



 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements for the week of January 12, 2020

Welcome to the 2020: The Year of Mission
Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to Make Disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, and Launch New Communities for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World.

We celebrate with Tavilynn Dillender as she starts her Catechism studies. Our youth receive a Bible from St. John’s congregation to help them with their upcoming studies.

As part of a baptism, our congregation promises to help the baptized grow in the Christian faith and life. Today, we celebrate that Tavi begins the next part of her faith journey, joining Cole, Cassidy, Wade, and Joshua in catechism each week. There are so many ways that they grow during this time, as Jesus' love becomes (hopefully) more evident and meaningful. Please keep them in your prayers. As part of this journey, they are also encouraged to complete a variety of activities and keep track of their points. Many of you are involved in activities that can help them acquire points--serving in the community, attending a team meeting, singing in the choir, etc. Please invite these young people to join you!

Fellowship Hour: For the next few months, there will be fellowship on the 1st Sunday of the month at 9:45 instead of after worship. Please join us during this special time! Continental breakfast is provided. February 2nd fellowship is at 9:45 before worship. It will be your opportunity to ask property team all of your questions! Please join us for coffee and breakfast.

Sunday School teachers: January 19 –
Younger students:
Yvonne Semon
Older students: Chuck & Heather Ruggles
Adult Class: Deacon Erin Bodenstab

Cold and Flu Season is here! During “Sharing of the Peace”, feel free to give a “peaceful SMILE or WAVE” if you have a cold or just do not enjoy this “hand-shaking tradition”.  Hand sanitizer is available in each pew near center aisle and on window ledge at back of sanctuary, should you wish to use it. God’s Peace to you. 

Attention Thrivent Members: If you are a Thrivent member, please contact Peg Kingsley. Peg would like to share information about Thrivent’s Action Team program.

Have you ever wondered about giving to St. John's? A small stewardship team has put together a booklet looking at where giving goes, the ministry of the St John's family, and a variety of ways to give. Please pick up a booklet at the back of the church and enjoy the pictures and descriptions. A special thanks to Grace Lutheran of Apple Valley for sharing some of the ideas for the booklet.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Sandwich making event: Tomorrow, Monday the 13th, at 11 AM at St. John's we will make 100 lunches to take to Care and Share. This is an easy service project and everyone is encouraged to help!

Book Club meets: We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 10 am here at the church in the Upper Room on January 15th. We are reading “Holy Envy”.

Servant Events: The winter months can be difficult for people who experience food scarcity. We will be raising awareness about hunger in our community during the months of January and February. Please join us January 19 after worship as OHgo presents their unique plan to helping those who are hungry in our neighborhoods. Then, you're invited February 2 for inter-generational Sunday School at 9 AM as we talk about hunger. That Sunday, we will also do the Souper Bowl of caring during worship, where we join with Lutherans around the country and take donations/offering to be given to combat hunger. Also watch for a date where we make sandwiches for Care and Share, thanks to help from Thrivent! 

Sunday School is collecting food items for OHgo beginning February 2nd. Please take a bag they have decorated and fill it with food

Newsletter deadline: Sunday, January 19th have information to Sandy Thompson to be included in the February newsletter.

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.

Second Tuesday Small Group: Our young family winter get-together has been rescheduled! You are invited to Chet and Matt’s on January 14th at 5:30 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. 

The adult 2nd Tuesday group will meet on the 14th, 5:30-7pm, at the home of Ron and Melinda Zorn: 1909 Lake Forest Dr., Huron. (Pine Lakes Condos) 

Teams and Committees: Team/committee reports for 2019 annual congregational booklet due TODAY to Sandy Thompson.

Mark your calendars: St John's 2019 Annual meeting is February 9, 2020, after worship with potluck following.

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!

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:
Caitlin Berg - friend of Samantha Lane
Aileen Wilson - prayers for comfort and healing.
Donna Morrissey - Healing prayers - friend of the Voights
Larry Schlessman – Continued prayers for comfort and healing. 
Mike Van Slambrouck – Lisa Wilson’s brother-in-law recovering from heart surgery.
Connie Deehr – in need of our prayers.
Congregational Council requests St. John’s congregation pray for our elected officials and our military in this time of unrest.

Happy Birthday wishes to Sandy Thompson. Belated birthday wishes to Marcia Dawson.

ST. JOHN’S CALENDAR JANUARY 12th THRU JANUARY 26th

Sunday, January 12

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Annual Reports due!

Monday, January 13

9:00 am

11:00 am

5:45 pm

Quilting Session

Sandwich Making at St. John’s

Read through the Bible last session meets at Berardi’s Sandusky

Tuesday, January 14

5:30 pm

Second Tuesday Small Groups meets at the home of Ron and Melinda Zorn

Young family Small Group meets at Chet and Matts

Wednesday, January 15

10:00 am

12:00 noon

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

Book Study in the Upper Rm.

Constitution Meeting

Worship Team

Choir Practice

Thursday, January 16

8:30 am


10:00 am

Endowment Team Meeting conference call

Faith Life Team

Sunday, January 19

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

OHgo presents their unique plan to helping those who are hungry in our neighborhoods after worship

Wednesday, January 22

6:30 pm

Choir Practice

Sunday, January 26

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship


Constitution Meeting: Changes required by 2016 and 2019 ELCA Model Constitution caused our Constitution, By-Laws and Continuing Resolutions to be consolidated into one new document. Any item with an asterisk (*) cannot be changed per ELCA directives.

Now we need some “new eyes” reviewing this document. Please come to a Constitution meeting with Council on Wednesday, January 15 at noon in St. John’s fellowship hall. 

Please bring your computer or your hard copy which you have reviewed and your questions. If you do not have a printer, some copies will be available this Sunday, January 12 at worship for those willing to review draft and assist the Constitution Committee and Council.

For questions, contact Kevin Young at kayoung@buckeye-express.com or Ann Voight at annsvoight@bex.net. Do join us on Wednesday, January 15th at noon.


Nominating Committee and Council recommended slate for 2020 Elections at Annual Meeting
Pastor Stacy Lauer-Scovanner - Permanent Ex-officio Member
Ann Voight - Immediate Past-President - Ex-officio member - one year

Council Positions to be elected for one year:
President – Kevin Young
Vice-President - Heather Ruggles

Council Positions to be elected for two years:
Treasurer— Ron Zorn
At - Large Representative - Jerrie Krawetzki
Worship Team Representative – Sandy Thompson
At – Large Representative - Vacant

Council Members continuing with second year of two-year term 
Secretary - Peg Kingsley
Faith Life Representative – Paula Hoffman
Financial Team Representative – Ron Zorn
Property Team Representative – Jeff Justi

Council Members Completed Terms
Immediate Past-President – Bob Krawetzki
Treasurer – Colleen Shupe
At - Large Representative – Barry Laird
At – Large Representative – Bonny Ambos
Young Adult Representative (up to 30 years) – Jenna Stacy

Endowment Committee Members to be elected for three years:
Mary K Schlessman and John Miller 

Go in peace to love and serve God, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


 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


Advent Worship


 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.



155 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2020

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