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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Sunday Worship : 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School for All Ages : 9:00 a.m.

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio

· The Year of Prayer Memory Verse ·

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Philippians 4:6

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The Season of Discipleship


September 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Numbers 11:4-29 • Psalm 19:7-14 • James 5:13-20 • Mark 9:38-50

“For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”


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With Grace Unbounded

Before they are shipped to Lutheran World Relief, St. John's will be offering a blessing for the quilts and those who will use them.

God bless these quilts wherever they may be used, that they may provide warmth and security to those who have experienced tragedy or who have no other shelter. God bless all who receive these quilts with the experience of the covering of your love and forgiveness.

Some of the finished quilts will be on display in the Sanctuary.  Please be sure to join us on the 23rd to see the fruits of many hands’ labor.


  • Are you concerned about church safety?
  • Would you like to talk to your sheriff?
  • Did you miss our spring seminar?

FLAMe ( Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission) is sponsoring a second meeting with the sheriffs of Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties. This event would be of interest to any person or denomination in the tri-county area. The sheriffs will discuss what a church can do to combat this raising concern.

Matters such as illness during worship, an intruder alert, safety of members and staff will be covered. Your concerns will be addressed during a question and answer period.

For those who attended the spring session, your willingness to attend and to share your plans so far, will be greatly appreciated.

Where: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (next to YMCA in Sandusky)
When: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM


PRAYER WITH A TWIST at Trinity, Sandusky.

Take a few hours out of your busy schedule for a time of prayer, devotion, fellowship, and growing in God ’s Word. Registration and coffee hour start @ 8:30 am. Cost is $5.00, payable at the door.

Your gifts of school supplies will be received at the meeting and distributed to Sandusky area children in need.

Please RSVP by September 23, to Elaine Conley at (419) 625-0373 or


On September 30th there will be a special congregational meeting at which time the St. John’s Union Corner’s Endowment Fund will be presented, discussed and recommended for a congregational vote.

This is a special fund of our congregation that uses its earnings to support programs not normally included in the operating budget of the church, including (but not limited to) Special Ministries.

This meeting will follow the worship service. Please save the date and plan to be present.

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The Blessing of the Animals traditionally takes place on the Feast day of St Francis of Assisi (Oct 4), or on a Sunday near it.

This ritual is a witness to God's and the Church's care, love, and concern for all of creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God's creatures, our stewardship of creation is strengthened. It is also a service with special meaning to children.

We will be having a brief worship service and pet blessing outside the church on September 30th at 4 PM (weather permitting).

All pets are invited. If your pet can't be there, you are welcome to bring a picture


This Sunday is the day of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Luca Matthew Eskins, the child of Tessa Baker and Cole Eskins.

Baptism is one of the miraculous means of grace through which God creates and strengthens the gift of faith in a person’s heart. May we all remember our own baptism this special day!

This is also the day we remember Jeanette Walz and honor her lifelong gifts to this church. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion using the glass communion cups Jeanette provided through her posthumous gift.


This fall, in place of the annual CROP WALK, the local Lutheran churches are combining efforts to raise money for local hunger efforts.

On October 14 at 2pm, we will walk to help feed those who are hungry. We walk at the Prayer Path at Zion Lutheran Church in Huron.

We will combine walking and prayer for hunger relief. We will raise money that will be distributed to local food banks and hunger relief organizations.

Please walk and pray with us on October 14. Donation documentation records can be picked up on the welcome table.


Our book fair is extended to October 21! We have books for kids, teens, and adults. They make great Christmas presents or thinking of you gifts. There are Christmas books and books on love, health, and spirituality.

The book fair is sponsored by Sparkhouse, a Lutheran publisher.

Sparkhouse intentionally collaborates with leaders from multiple denominations to ensure that the resources are theologically sound. Enjoy shopping from the comfort of the Upper Room. Please have all orders turned in by October 21!


Bishop Daniel Beaudoin reminds us in this his Bible Study that a long time ago, Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, Book of Nehemiah, we read that before Nehemiah lays even one stone; Nehemiah prays. He prays for strength. He prays for protection. He prays for forgiveness. Nehemiah takes everything to the Lord in prayer.

God of justice and joy, as we begin this study of the Book of Nehemiah may we be inspired by your love and transformed by your will to be built into the people you long for us to be. Lead us to grow strong in our daily prayer and in our love for you. This we pray in the blessed and holy name of Jesus. Amen

We will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9 am for six weeks. We begin October 23 at Barry Bagels on Milan Rd in Sandusky (behind Five Guys). Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table or just show up for the study.


Northwestern Ohio Synod Fall PUMPKIN Gathering on October 23: St. John’s, Oak Harbor

Join us for a night of worship, fellowship, and learning.

The Gathering will start at 6:30 p.m.

• with Worship: Bishop Daniel will kick-off the evening with the introduction of the Year of Scripture,

• followed by the Bake-Off: You can bring a dessert made with pumpkin that could be included in the Synod cookbook. Please indicate you are sharing a dessert.

• and Learning: you can choose to attend one of two presentations:

1. People, Purpose, Parish, and Perspective: Resourcing for God’s Call with Sherry Krieger

2. Removing the Barriers to Generosity in your Congregation: A Systematic Approach, Step One with Kent Wilson

If you have any questions, please call: (419) 423-3664 or email


Young Family Eucharistic Ministers

When your child first wished to take the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and you believed he or she was ready to do so, you began to help prepare them to receive the Sacrament. Maybe your child loved talking about communion. Did they have questions about it? These questions and their answers may well have been in your home.

For many of our homebound members, Holy Communion always happens at home.

So we would like to partner families who have youth, with families who are homebound. We ask that you visit the homebound member once every other month and take communion to them.  This can happen anytime that fits your schedule!

We hope relationships will form and we can learn from each other.

Interested? Have questions? Join us for a brief discussion on November 3rd at 11:30 before Art and Pizza, or see Pastor Stacy.


Please join us again for a craft, prayer, and pizza on November 3rd from 12-1.

These special times strengthen young people and their families in their relationship with God; help them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ; and to enjoy and share God’s love together.

All young people and their families are invited.


The SPURS visioning team is offering two opportunities on Monday, November 5th to encourage everyone at St. John’s to share their dreams for St. John’s. Ann Voight, team leader and Pastor Stacy will host two meeting times 10 am and 5:30 pm in the Upper Room.

SPURS is a think tank where together we dream big dreams and seek God's vision for the future of the congregation. Your dreams and creativity are needed, so please come and join in casting a new vision.

S -Support
P -Persons
U -Understanding
R -Renewal in the
S -Spirit who leads us on

This Month

Every second Tuesday of the month you are invited to be a part of one of our small groups. We gather in September on the 11th for prayer, Scripture, fellowship, and food. Would you like to participate? Currently, there are two groups:

  1. One group is for people of all ages and meets in various homes. Call the church office at 419-625-2192 for the location. At this gathering, appetizers are provided and you are invited to bring a dessert to share.
  2. The other group, for young families, meets at the parsonage where kid-friendly dinners are provided.

Please sign up on the welcome table.

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FLAMe: Calendar

  • Sat, Sep 29th: Trinity, Sandusky, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Eastern Conference Women’s Fall Retreat, “Prayer with a Twist”.
  • Thu, Oct 11th: St. Paul, JOY Time, 6:00-7:30 PM, night of faith and fun for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Sun, Oct 21st: State Theater, 4 PM Celebration of Psalms with the LIFT Festival Chorus and Firelands Symphony Chorale
  • Sun, Oct 28th: Reformation Sunday, FLAMe Covenant Signing at all congregations.

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 called FLAMe, includes Saint John’s, Bellevue; Grace, Castalia; Zion, Huron; Saint Peter, Norwalk; and Saint John's, Saint Paul, Trinity, and Zion congregations in Sandusky.

153 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2018

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