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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Summer Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School returns in September

If Road Advisory is Level 2 or 3, Worship and Sunday School are Canceled.
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106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio

· The Year of Scripture 2019 Memory Verse ·

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

 Parish Worship
The Season After Pentecost


June 30 at 9:30 am.


All that the Father has is mine.
For this reason I said that the Spirit will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 • Psalm 8:1-9 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15


 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

Holy Baptism

It is with great joy that we join together to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. John’s on Sunday, June 30th at 9:30 am.

We will celebrate and welcome the newly baptized, Lauryn Tommas into the Lord’s Family and into the mission we share.

Lauryn is the daughter of Tara and Doug Tommas and granddaughter of Ray Smith and Miriam and Don Tommas.

Dinner Church at Nickel Plate Beach

We begin with prayer, hymns, and Holy Communion.

On June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th we gather at Nickel Plate beach for worship at 6:00 pm. You are welcome to wear comfortable clothes and come as you are.

After worship, we have a picnic dinner. You can bring your favorite food to share. If you would like to help furnish the meat (hot dogs, sloppy joes, etc) for the dinner, see the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Table. Plates, napkins, silverware, and water are provided.

After dinner, it’s time to relax on the beach, swim, or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too. If you have trouble making Sunday morning worship, give Dinner Church a try or suggest it to family and friends.

Summer Sunday Worship - 9:30 AM

God calls us into worship together, for it is in fellowship that we grow with each other in faith, hope and love.

Here we are warmly greeted by persons glad to see us and make you feel at home.

Here our services are filled with the sound of voices praising God in song with grateful hearts lifted in thanksgiving to God.

Here the Word of God is preached in thoughtful sermons, relevant to our life as we share the love of Christ throughout our week.

Here the sacraments of Holy Baption and Holy Communion are the central acts of Christian worship

We gather this summer to worship at 9:30 a.m. from June 2nd thru September 1st.

Lenten Worship:

Our Wednesdays in Lent include soup and sandwich supper, prayer, fellowship, discussion, and worship. A sign-up list is on the Welcome Table to provide food for soup suppers.

Plan to join us for this special time of worship, food, and fellowship!

See list on Welcome Table for needed items in the weeks ahead.

Help us fill the water jug!

Our Sunday school kids are collecting loose change to build wells for other kids in Tanzania to have clean water. Help us fill the jug with change! We will collect loose change through Lent. Thank you!

'Another Way to Do God’s Work, Our Hands'

Zion Lutheran
503 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH

RSVP by April 8th to Zion’s office:

Program: Sondra Anderson from Crossroads Homeless Shelter

Rev. Kristine Schroeder, Zion, Huron leads worship

And Resurrection

Maundy Thursday: April 18th Worship at St. John's at 7:00 pm with Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday: April 19th 12 pm at Zion Sandusky

Good Friday: April 19th Worship at 7:00 pm at St. John’s

Easter Sunday Worship: April 21st at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Holy Communion at both services.

Easter Breakfast: at 9:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt for the youth during the breakfast.
Join us for all of these special worship opportunities!

· Easter Egg Hunt for our youth will be held on Easter morning during the Easter breakfast. If you would like to help with the hunt see Lori or Jenna Stacy. Donations of candy would be much appreciated. Please leave candy in the kitchen and mark for egg hunt.

· Easter Breakfast: Men of St. John! It’s time to plan for the annual Easter breakfast on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Watch for further details in the upcoming bulletins

April 25

Our “Spring Fling” Supper Club will be on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm at Marconi’s Restaurant in Huron. This will be our last one until Seemember 19th.

We have ordered our family style menu again. This was very popular the last time we were there! It would be nice if we can get a good turn-out again!

Make your plans to come for a great evening of fellowship and good food. We always have such a good time!

Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table.


Our Book Club Meets Again.

When Richard Beck first led a Bible study at a maximum security prison, he went to meet God. His own faith was flagging, but Beck still believed the promise of Matthew 25, that when we visit the prisoner, we visit Jesus. And sure enough, God met him in prison.

We meet at 9 am in the Upper Room. The book is Stranger God.

This is a remarkably useful book. Beck lays out the core issues affecting our relationships to people outside of our normal social circles, shows why this is an exceptionally important issue, and gives a great practical way to become more like Jesus.

This book would be of value to any Christian who is interested in addressing the various divisions in our world.

A nice perk is the simplicity and concise nature of Beck's writing style. His message is accessible and valuable to anyone regardless of educational background, and makes a fabulous small group resource for us.

Please join us.

This Month

Second Tuesday Small Groups

June 11th at 5:30 pm

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

  • The 2nd Tuesday small group for all ages is taking a hiatus this summer and will meet again in Sept.
  • The group for young families will meet this summer at the parsonage.

Please sign up on the welcome table.


Summer Camp

It's that time of year again to think of sunshine and camp! Register early. Register now. Camp fills up quickly

1. Day Camp with Zion, Huron is June 17-21.
  • Day Camp for K-6 is 10am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Day Camp for preschoolers is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am to 12 noon. 
Registration is available online.  Day Camp fills up quickly, so register soon.

If you are available to volunteer in the kitchen or with registration, please see Pastor Stacy soon!

2. Camp Mowana! Family Camp is June 28-30
Information is available online. Check it out!

3. Summer Camp for our elementary age kids is likely the week of July 14-19.

Additional information is available at pathfinders.

Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are interested in any of these camp opportunities. Scholarships are available, and camp is more fun when we do it together!

 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Special Congregation Meeting:

The Endowment Committee, Finance Team and Congregational Council request a Special Congregational meeting immediately after 9:30 worship on June 30, 2019

Agenda Items:  

  • Amendments to St. John’s Endowment Resolutions (Vote required)
  • 2019 Endowment Grant – beginning expenses for seminary student process (Vote required)
  • Discussion/update on re-alignment of Congregational Council positions (using in 2019).
 Please save the date and plan to be present.  

Thank You,
Pastor Stacy and Council

Living Lutheran:  Beginning in July/August each family unit in our congregation will receive a monthly copy of the Living Lutheran.  This magazine published by ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) contains many inspiring and educational articles concerning our faith life.  We hope that you will take the time read this each month.  The funds to purchase this magazine are provided by the Endowment Fund of the church.

Scholarship Applications Now Available:  Applications are available June 1st for anyone interested in applying for a St. John's Lutheran Church Scholarship for the upcoming school year.  Applications are located in the back of the church (on the table) and are due back by June 30th.  If you have any questions, please see a member of the Scholarship Team- Sue Lucht, Lori Stacy, or Kim Luman.

Bible Study Opportunities:  Join us as we dive into Bishop Daniel’s study on the Beatitudes. This will be a six-week study, and is great for those who have never been to a Bible study before or for those have been studying the Bible their whole lives. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM, beginning on June 4th. This group will meet at Vine and Olive. We will also have an evening Bible study option, on the first Monday of the month, beginning June 3rd, for six months at 6 PM (location to be determined). Please let me know if you are interested, but no RSVP is required.

Worship at the beach:  June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th we gather at 6 PM at Nickel Plate beach for worship at the beach. 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 on the beach, swim, or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too.

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.

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:

Dave Mehling - in recovery from stroke

Family of Barbara Vance grieving her death.

Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers

Paisley Luman – health concerns

Donna Morrissey—In need of healing prayers

Family of Irma Moon – grieving her death.

Renee Barkheimer – health concerns

Larry Bowers—life long friend of Jim Semon, Sr. diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatments.

Council prayer request:  “We pray that we remember God is with us every day and we take time to worship together as a St. John’s family.”


Memory Verse:  May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that your way be made known upon the earth, your saving power among all nations.  Psalm 67: 1-2


Sunday, June 9

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

Church Birthday Party and New Member Fellowship

Monday, June 10

9:00 am

Quilting Session

Read through the Bible Group meets at Dianna’s Deli, Sandusky

Tuesday, June 11

10:00 am

5:30 pm

Beatitudes Bible Study (Vine & Olive)

Second Tuesday Young Family Small Group meets at the parsonage

Wednesday, June 12

6:00 pm

Worship at Nickel Plate Beach Park, Huron

Sunday, June 16

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

Tuesday, June 18

10:00 am

Beatitudes Bible Study (Vine & Olive)

Wednesday, June 19

7:00 pm

Choir Practice

Sunday, June 23

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

 Parish Pictures
Our Faces and Places

 Parish Partners
Sharing in the Body of Christ
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.

Thursday, March 14th :
Zion, Huron, Lifetree Café 7-8pm. Lifetree Café is a place to gather for conversation about life and faith.

Thursday, March 14th :
JOY Time is cancelled due to March 5th Talent Show.

Monday, March 18th :
St. John’s, 7pm. FLAMe Board meeting.

Thursday, March 28th :
Zion, Huron, Lifetree Café 7-8pm. Lifetree Café is a place to gather for conversation about life and faith.

Thursday, April 11th :
St. Paul, JOY Time, 6-7:30pm, a night of Christian Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

LifeTree café :
will be meeting in April for new and interesting discussions between 7:00 and 8:00p.m. at the Christian Center behind Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main St. Huron

Thursday, April 11th, Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent,” features an exclusive filmed interview with FBI counterintelligence officer John Schafer. He developed deception-detection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying.

Thursday, April25, The identity of Jesus Examined at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “Who Was Jesus—Really?” features a filmed interview with Greg Stier, author of Outbreak, and Rick Lawrence, author of The Jesus-Centered Life. Both men share their insights about the historical Jesus and what influenced their conclusions about the identity of Jesus. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own thoughts concerning the identity of Jesus.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free and welcomes everyone.Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. For information call 419-433-4955 Sponsored by FLAMe-Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission


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