Blessing of the Book bags, teachers and students: It’s hard to hear but the start of a new school year is just around the corner! St. John will mark the occasion again this year with the “Blessing of Children and Book Bags.” on Sunday, August 18th during our worship service. Students, teachers, bus drivers, school staff are all invited to come forward during worship with whatever it is you carry with you to school...book bag, back pack, brief case.
Praying for our youth: Children are blessings from the Lord and we need to lift them up to God as they are also the legacy of the church. Since we cannot be with them 24/7 we need to put them in the hands of the Lord. Names will be available in the upcoming weeks for you to take and pray for daily.
New Member Sunday: On Sunday, August 18th the St. John’s church family will be blessed to receive a new brother and sister into our fellowship. We welcome Marcia and Thomas Dawson. Please take time to welcome and get to know them better. Plan to stay for a meet and greet fellowship immediately following worship.
Do you enjoy singing? Do you enjoy sharing the gospel in song? St. John’s choir practice begins on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm. New members are welcome. Plan to join the choir in their music ministry!
Giving Garden Corn Roast: There is nothing better than a church potluck! Help us give glory to God for our great harvest and show our appreciation for the Giving Garden crew. Let us gather as the FLAMe community for our third annual Corn Roast Potluck. Dinner will be served at 6. All the corn and hotdogs you can eat will be provided just bring your favorite dish. The potluck will be hosted by Zion, Huron in the basement Fellowship Hall which is handicap accessible. A sign-up sheet is on the welcome table just to help FLAMe plan the right amount of corn to pick.
Endowment Grant Applications are now being accepted for 2020. Applications are located at the back of the church (on the table); the requests need to be presented to the Endowment committee no later than October 15, 2019. You can put your request in the endowment mailbox in the basement or present it to any member of the committee. The committee members are John Miller, Mary K Schlessman, Jeff Justi, Bob Stacy, Dale Osbun, Ron Zorn, Pastor Stacy and Ann Voight. If you have any questions, please see a member of the endowment committee.
Worship at the park: August 14th we gather at 6 PM at Oxford Township shelter house at 11104 Ransom Rd. http://oxfordtownshipohio.com/parks.html for worship. It begins with prayer, a couple of hymns, and Holy Communion. You are welcome to wear comfortable clothes, just come as you are. After worship, we have a picnic dinner and you can bring your favorite food to share. Plates, napkins, silverware, and water are provided. After dinner, it’s time to relax or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too. Directions: Beginning at the church take St. Rt. #250 south to Mason Rd. Turn right onto W Mason Rd, Turn left onto Kelley Rd, Turn right onto Strecker Rd W, Turn left onto Ransom Rd destination will be on the left .8 mile.
Newsletter deadline: Please give all information for the September newsletter to Sandy Thompson by Sunday, August 18th.
Supper Club: Thusday, September 19th, 6:00 pm at the Olive Garden, Sandusky. It’s that time of year again to break bread together! Please join us for fellowship and a wonderful meal. Good times are had by all! Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table. See you there!
FLAMe congregations are working together all summer on a special collection. Would you be willing to help?
FLAMe churches will be collecting the following items:
Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb and brush, bar soap, lotion, newborn/size 1 diapers and baby wipes, gift cards for fast food restaurants in small denominations ($5 or $10)
All items will go to Job and Family Services to provide personal care bags for youth removed from their homes without notice and placed in emergency foster care. Please bring your items to church during the summer months.
Happy Birthday wishes to Allison Schlessman, Aaron Schlessman, Paul Stengel, Margaret Ommert, and Eddie Wimmer.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Bill and Sue Lucht.
Small Group Bible Reading:
Aug. 11 Isa. 64-66,
Aug. 12 Jer. 1-3,
Aug. 13 Jer. 4-6,
Aug. 14 Jer. 7-9,
Aug. 15 Jer. 10-13,
Aug. 16 Jer. 14-17,
Aug. 17 Jer. 18-22
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:
Family of Judy Miller grieving her death.
Norma Zorn – in need of prayers. She has developed the need to use oxygen.
Carl Metz – Lisa Wilson’s brother suffered a heart attack along with heart blockages.
Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers
Donna Morrissey— 52 year friend of David and Ann Voight, in need of healing prayers
Renee Barkheimer – health concerns
Larry Bowers—lifelong friend of Jim Semon, Sr. diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatments.
Pat Basilone –Janet Welsh’s mom and Jane’s grandma.
Mike Kopach - in need of healing prayers. A friend of the Semon/Stacy family.
Eby Young – relation to Allison Young, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Nick - (Milly’s grandson) undergoing testing.
The Baker and Enderby families grieving the loss of Nathaniel. Milly Reed
Zudie Butler – Colleen Shupe’s grandma. Fractured vertebrae.
Council prayer request: “We pray for bountiful vegetables from the Giving Garden to be dispensed to many in need.”
ST. JOHN’S CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 11th THRU AUGUST 25th