New Book Club
Join in as we read "A Year of Biblical Womanhood" by Rachel Held Evans. We hope many people will enjoy it. Weather permitting, we will meet at Strickfaden Park on June 15th at 9:30 AM.
Council prayers: We ask the members of St. John’s to pray this month for one another as we move back to worship in the sanctuary, and to respect one another’s choices.
Honoring our grads! Congratulations and God’s blessings to our graduates as they move on to higher education and into the business world.
~ Kylie Ross graduated from EHOVE on Saturday, May 28th and Saturday June 5th from Margaretta. Kylie will attend the University of Findlay this fall studying Equine Studies and Business Analytics.
~ Valerie Deehr graduated from Edison High School on Sunday, June 6th. Valerie will attend BGSU majoring in Education.
~ Aaron Rolland Schlessman graduated from Bowling Green State University in May. Aaron received his Bachelor of Science and Computer Science and is living in Sagamore Heights, OH.
~ Christine Deehr graduated from Bowling Green State University during the 2020 pandemic receiving her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and employed by a non-profit organization in Defiance. Our belated congratulations to Christine.
Scholarship applications will be available beginning June 1, 2021 for members of St. John attending post-secondary education. Application forms can be obtained by sending an email to Lori Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org. A form will be sent to you. Please print out the form and complete it with your information and mail it to the church:
St John Lutheran Church
c/o the Scholarship Team
106 Scheid Rd.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Applications must be returned by June 30, 2021, to be eligible for the scholarship. Recipients will be announced in July or August.
Pick your favorite hymn! We know that you've missed singing. Please let me know what your favorite hymns are so we can sing them this summer! Pastor Stacy
~ Sunday, June 13th we will have worship at Nickel Plate Park at 9 and on Zoom at 10:30. We will be celebrating Family Day this year by honoring St. John’s family of disciples for the loving care given to each other during 2020. Come to the park for worship to receive a candy bar and those worshipping on Zoom candy bars will be available by the elevator entryway at the church. Stop and pick one up.
Worship in the Sanctuary: Now that we will be returning to the sanctuary without any restrictions, we are in need of your help. Multiple new charts are posted for ushers, lay readers, communion assistants along with the flower chart. Please give prayerful thought to helping out with these ministry opportunities.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I pray that you are well! As we journey through the pandemic, I know that we miss each other tremendously. This summer, we are going to work on reconnecting and sharing what has transpired in our lives over the last year.
We have eight small groups that will be forming over the next week. Each group will have ten or fewer people and will be focused on a theme. Groups meet 1-2 times a month and will end in September. As the group forms, it will determine when and where it will meet. Some groups will have more Bible study, others will have conversations and activities. I hope that you'll consider joining a group and will let me know by Monday what you might be interested in!
Craft Group led by Allison Young
This group will meet at Allison's home and do a different craft each time. She is already prepared with an announcement! This group will start with magnetic memo boards. Join us on June 8th at 7:00. Allison's house. 5707 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870. Call ahead so we have enough materials. If you want a certain color, call before June 4th and let me know what color you want. These crafts are for all skill levels and will be completed in about an hour.
Walking Group led by Marcia Giordano
This group will gather for a prayer and conversation and will walk together
Kids and Families led by Rita Zorn
Even in the summer kids need space to play and caregivers need a space to talk! Here, kids can play together while the grown ups catch up and support one another.
Relaxed and Bible Study/Conversations
Two groups, one led by Sandy Thompson and the other by Bill Lucht. These groups will have some Bible study, some conversation, and lots of supporting one another.
Men's Group led by Jason Shupe
Men are invited around the campfire for drinks and conversation.
Gardening led by Ray Witt
This group will gather in the Giving Garden for talking, weeding, and tending the plants.
Dinner led by Melissa and Andy Gundlach
This group will gather for dinner, conversation, and support.
There are so many groups, and I hope you will let me know which one interests you the most! I encourage you to invite friends, because these will be safe places to ask questions, ponder life, laugh, and talk. As we reconnect and hear again how God loves us, let us visit with friends new and old.
Berlin Heights Kiwanis Club Shoe Drive asks for your help in gathering lightly worn or slightly used shoes, sneakers, sandals, flip flops & boots – any size by June 15th! The drive benefits young entrepreneurs that will resell the shoes & establish new businesses in Togo, Mali, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia and Poland. Drop off locations: Berlin Heights Library, Milan Library, Zion Lutheran in Huron, St. Peter’s Catholic in Huron, Berlin Heights UCC Church, St. Anthony’s Catholic in Milan. A box will also be at St. John’s. Any questions, please contact Bob Krawetzki-