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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 : suspended during virus pandemic

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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



A Homily from Bishop Daniel Beaudoin, "We are Called.
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 Parish Worship


SUNDAY WORSHIP @ 10:30 AM

Online Worship




Please join us every day at 10:30 on Zoom
Can't get on Zoom? Please join us as we pray together for those effected by this virus, those who have lost jobs, those grieving loved ones, those living in fear, our elected leaders, our healthcare workers and first responders, and those who continue to keep our grocery shelves stocked.

Wednesday, March 25th

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

You are in my prayers each day. If you are in need of anything at all, please let me know. If there is a certain way that I can pray for you, please let me know that, too. Whatever emotions you are feeling during this time, you are not alone. Our God’s love surrounds you, and this community continues to pray for you.

I thank you for showing Christ’s light as you care for your friends, family, and neighbors with phone calls and cards. We want to care for you, too, and you will likely be receiving a call or text from a council member to check-in. Even after that call, please know that you can always reach out to me with any concerns, prayer requests, or needs.

Every day, we continue to pray for our congregation, community, and world at 10:30 AM. You are invited to join us on Zoom or set a timer and pray wherever you find yourself. Worship on Sunday will also be at 10:30 on Zoom, and will be emailed out after that time. The bulletin for that service is included in that email.

As we prepare for Holy Week, palms are being delivered as scheduled. We will let you know when they are available, and they will be placed on the bench out front of the church. If you are not able to get a palm and want one, let us know and we will try to deliver one to your front porch.

This time is certainly difficult. But we are in this together, as the body of Christ. And we have a God who will never leave us.

Let us pray,

Loving Lord, we trust that as you created us to be in community with each other, you are caring for us during our time apart. Bring peace where there is anxiety, calm fears, give the knowledge of your presence to those who are lonely, keep safe all people who are still caring for others, provide for the needs of those who find themselves without employment, and heal the sick. We trust in your care. Amen.

Walking with you in Christ,

Pastor Stacy



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 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

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. Please donate your loose change or $1.00. Cash donations will benefit OHgo in Sandusky. Also watch for a date where we make sandwiches for Care and Share, thanks to help from Thrivent!


The annual congregational meeting will take place immediately after worship on Sunday, February 9th. All confirmed members of St. John’s are asked to attend. We will discuss important ministries for 2020. Plus, a world famous potluck 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.


February 11th is the date for the next second tuesday small group will meet at the home of Bill and Sue Lucht. Young Family Gathering at Parsonage


On Sunday, february 23rd the st. john’s church family will be blessed to receive two new sisters into our fellowship. We welcome Lisa Fryer and Toni Nossaman. Please take time to welcome and get to know them better. Lisa transfers from St. John Lutheran Church Groton and Toni transfers from St. Paul Lutheran Church Sandusky


The season of lent begins with ash wednesday, february 26th with the “Imposition of Ashes.” Lenten worship service time will be 6:30 pm. Wednesdays in Lent will include soup and sandwich supper, prayer, fellowship, discussion, and worship. We will begin our soup suppers on March 4th. Soup suppers will begin at 5:45 pm. A sign-up list will be available on the clipboard to provide food for soup suppers. Plan to join us for this special time of worship, food, and fellowship!


Movie time a movie party is planned for march 7th at 4pm in the fellowship room. A light supper will be provided, to include hot dogs, corn dogs, pretzels and fruit. If your kiddo uses a sippie cup, please bring it. Drinks provided will be Apple juice and water. We will show The Gruffalo and The Gruffalos Child. Each movie lasts about 18-20 minutes. Intermission between the movies for supper.


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!


Please Note
All On Site Worship and Events are cancelled until shelter in place is lifted.
Join us on Zoom. We gather every day at 10:30 for prayer. God bless you.



 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

While we stay safe at home:

Please join us every day at 10:30 on Zoom.

Can't get on Zoom? Please join us as we pray together for those:

  • effected by this virus,
  • those who have lost jobs,
  • those grieving loved ones,
  • those living in fear,
  • our elected leaders,
  • our healthcare workers and first responders,
  • and those who continue to keep our grocery shelves stocked.


 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

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