God of Blazing light,
through the power of the cross you shattered our darkness,
scattering the fears that bind us
and setting us free to live as your children.
Give us courage and conviction
that we may joyfully turn and follow you
into new adventures of faithful service,
led by the light that shines through Jesus our Savior. Amen.
The annual congregational meeting will take place immediately after worship on Sunday, January 22nd. All confirmed members of St. John are asked to attend. We will discuss important ministries for 2017. Plus, another world famous pot-luck lunch will follow the meeting! Drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share. Don’t miss this important meeting of the congregation and fellowship time to follow.
Thursdays beginning January 26th at 11 a.m.
As we prepare for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will open our Bibles and our Small Catechisms to listen for what God continues saying to us in this time and place. Please join us on January 26th at 11 a.m. at Barry Bagels, 4315 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870, in their private back room.
January 29th at 4 p.m.
As Pastor Stacy and Ryan continue getting to know the family at St. John’s, they would love to have all young adults and young families join together for dinner at Chet and Matt’s on Sunday January 29th at 4 p.m. in the backroom. Please RSVP by calling or texting Pastor Stacy at 419-680-0358.
Can You Help?
Care and Share needs YOU! We are looking to add to our volunteer list, especially as we look at the winter when the Snow Birds leave for warmer weather. If you have just two hours a week, please give prayerful consideration to helping out. Any questions, please ask me. Linda Miller-Moore.
Church Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions in Feburary
Who : All members and visitors, and their families. What : A Congregational Photo Shoot. When : February 2-4, 2017. Where : Saint John's Union Corners
Every family is photographed at no cost and gets a free church picture directory and a complimentary 8x10.
The company, Lifetouch, will also donate four meals to the Feed the Need program for every family photographed. Three million meals have already been donated. You can bring canned goods to donate, and you will get $5 off any order.
Families that are out-of-town for extended periods, have college students away at school, or are otherwise unable to be photographed at our church, can call 866-756-0281 to find a location near you to be photographed. You would follow the instructions on a “Visitor Card” provided to you.
Once you click the button above, follow these steps.
Log In. In the upper right of your screen you will see boxes to enter your id and password. If you have not logged in before, just leave them blank and click on the "Log In" button. You will go to a page where you can enter any id and password you would like. Paula found out that if you want a phone reminder you MUST give a landline number. But remember that if you don't have a landline, you will still receive a reminder via email.
Select Number in Group. Using the drop down to the left, select the number in your group (larger families may require more time). When you pick your group size and click, it may take a few seconds to respond.
Select A Day. A calendar will now display showing the month of February and the available blue numbered days of our photography sessions.
Select Time. When you click on a date, a list of available session times will be displayed. Click the center of the white box next to the desired time. You will then be prompted to register for your portrait session.
Waiting List If you are unable to find a date and time that works for you, join the waiting list. We will monitor this list, assist you with finding open times, and consult with our Lifetouch Rep to add additional session times as needed.
To Change or Cancel Your Portrait Session Use the same login procedure above to manage your session. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
About Your Portrait Session
Plan on an hour for your portrait session. Come prepared for your session and show the real you!
Families and individuals are often photographed with meaningful items, like special keepsakes, sports equipment, musical instruments, etc.
Many families wear coordinating colors for a unified look. For families and individuals, solid colored shirts with long sleeves are suggested.
January 01 - Matthew 08:01-34 - Jesus Healing
January 02 - Matthew 09:01-17 - Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
January 03 - Matthew 09:18-38 - More Healings
January 04 - Matthew 10:01-15 - The Twelve Apostles
January 05 - Matthew 10:16-31 - Coming Persecutions
January 06 - Matthew 10:32-42 - Confessing and Rejecting Christ
January 07 - Matthew 11:01-19 - The Messengers from John The Baptist
January 08 - Matthew 11:20-28 - The Unbelieving Towns
January 09 - Matthew 12:01-32 - Questions about the Sabbath
January 10 - Matthew 12:33-50 - A Tree and its Fruit
January 11 - Matthew 13:01-23 - The Parable of the Sower
January 12 - Matthew 13:24-56 - More Parables
January 13 - Matthew 14:01-36 - The Death of John The Baptist
January 14 - Matthew 15:01-39 - The Teaching of the Ancestors
January 15 - Matthew 16:01-26 - The Demand for a Miracle
January 16 - Matthew 17:01-27 - The Transfiguration
January 17 - Matthew 18:01-35 - Who Is The Greatest
January 18 - Matthew 19:01-30 - Jesus Teaches About Divorce
January 19 - Matthew 20:01-34 - The Workers In The Vineyard
January 20 - Matthew 21:01-49 - The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem
January 21 - Matthew 22:01-22 - The Parable of the Wedding Feast
January 22 - Matthew 22:23-46 - Questions about Rising From the Dead
January 23 - Matthew 23:01-39 - Teachings by Jesus
January 24 - Matthew 24:01-51 - Troubles and Persecutions
January 25 - Matthew 25:01-46 - More Parables
January 26 - Matthew 26:01-46 - The Plot Against Jesus
January 27 - Matthew 26:47-75 - The Arrest of Jesus
January 28 - Matthew 27:01-26 - Jesus Is Taken to Pilate
January 29 - Matthew 27:27-44 - The Soldiers Make Fun of Jesus
January 30 - Matthew 27:45-66 - The Death of Jesus
January 31 - Matthew 28:01-20 - The Resurrection
Every week we gather to remember God’s amazing love for us and to hear and receive Jesus’ forgiveness and peace. During each worship service, we share together in the wonder of the Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection through singing, prayer, the reading of scripture, and preaching. Twice monthly we receive the sacrament of Holy Communion, and everyone is welcome at our Lord’s Table.
A staffed nursery is provided downstairs in the fellowship hall for young children. Parents, who wish, are invited to take children to the nursery following Youth Time in worship.
Sunday School for all ages is at 9:00 a.m.
Parking is available across from the church. The church is completely accessible to all persons. Greeters will direct you to the sanctuary and other facilities.
Are you interested in learning more about what happens here at Saint John's? Or are you interested in becoming a new member? Please contact Pastor Stacy to begin the conversation.
A COMMON PRAYER SERVICE Zion, Sandusky A special service of “common
prayer” among our areas Lutherans and Roman Catholics during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We will recognize the historic commitment each church is making to heal the Body of Christ. + Sunday, January 22, 2:00 pm.
WELCOME TABLE Saint Paul, Sandusky Community meal, open to all. + Sunday, January 22, noon-1:30.
Men in the Morning. Lunch Box in downtown Sandusky The last Wednesday of every month this group meets for opportunities of spiritual growth. + Wednesday, January 25, 8:45 am.
FLAMe MEETING Saint John’s, Sandusky All FLAMe Pastors and Church Council members are invited to attend. + Sunday, February 12, 6 pm.
Valentine’s Day Waffles and bingo. Gencross Lutheran Services- (formerly Lutheran Memorial Home) Come join us in the multipurpose room for delicious waffles, exciting bingo, and the opportunity to tour the building. + Tuesday, February 14, 10 am.
Welcome Table: Saint Paul, Sandusky + Sunday, February 26, 12-1:30 pm.
Rocking Chair Marathon Sandusky Mall For Erie County Senior Center. + Saturday, March 18.
Pass the Plate Sunday All Erie County Churches To support Meals on Wheels. + Sunday, March 19:
Dine to Donate for Erie County Senior Center Texas Road House, Sandusky, + Tuesday, March 21.
The Eastern Conference Women of the ELCA Saint Paul, Sandusky Spring Gathering + Saturday, April 8.
The Eastern Conference Women of the ELCA Faith, Fremont Fall Retreat + Saturday, September 30
Saint John's is a member of a 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 calledFLAMe, includes Saint John’s, Bellevue; Grace, Castalia; Zion, Huron; Saint Peter, Norwalk; and Saint John's, Saint Paul, Trinity, and Zion congregations in Sandusky.