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Saint John's Lutheran Church

A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known

A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192


Sunday Bulletin

Those Who Lost Their Lives For My Sake Will Save It

February 25, 2024  Second Sunday In Lent

In Sunday's gospel, Jesus predicts his death and calls all of his disciples, including us, to follow him. The other readings liken us to Abraham and Sarah, who are called to have faith in the promises God gave us in baptism. We meet to renew our communal covenant of grace.   

 

St. John's live streams its worship each week. The link for Facebook is below; all you have to do is click on it to go directly to St. John's Facebook page. You DO NOT have to be a member of Facebook or join in order to watch the service. Thank you to those who keep working to improve our online worship.  

https://www.facebook.com/stjohnlcssandusky 

· 2024 -The Year of Story · 


The Year of Story Memory Verse:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8).


Truth & Healing Movement

The ELCA's Truth & Healing Movement is an opportunity for this church to increase our understanding of our colonizing impacts on Indigenous people in the past and present. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities to learn, raise awareness and engage in other ways to impact hearts and lives across this church. We believe that the truth, and our knowing and embracing it, is the first step toward healing for all of us. 

Indigenous Ministries and Tribal Relations

Truth & Healing Movement    Introduced by Bishop Eaton on the ELCA website.

Over the next months this page will provide opportunities to learn the true history and current realities of Indigenous people. It is these truths, truths that have been ignored by most for hundreds of years, that will bring healing for both Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people.

Some of these opportunities will be calls to individual action, and some will be activities that congregations and small groups should coordinate and participate in together. All these opportunities can be easily promoted by sharing links on social media or other communication platforms.

Watch this page as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional opportunities to engage.

 


 Parish Briefing
The Work of the People of God

2024: The Year of Rest
Memory Verse: Hebrews 4:9
“So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God.” 

Welcome to 2024: The Year of Rest. Our focus in 2024, is to receive and to practice God’s sacred gift of rest.

Live Stream Worship: St. John's live streams its worship each week. You DO NOT have to be a member of Facebook or join in order to watch the service. Thank you to those who keep working to improve our online worship.

Council asks the congregation to pray that we continue to rely on God as our rock and our salvation, our place of safety and comfort in times of tribulation as well as times of peace.

The Season of Lent: Join us for special opportunities for fellowship and worship on Wednesday evenings during Lent, featuring soup suppers at 5:30 pm followed by worship at 6:30 pm.  This year’s theme is “In Community.” The soup supper sign-up sheet is on the back window for you to share your delicious soup recipes. May God bless you in your Lenten journey.

Thank you to the members of St. John’s for your generous donations of $212.28 in support of Souper Bowl of Giving to support Victory Kitchen.

Join us for a Meet, Greet and Thank you fellowship to meet and thank our organists, Linda Stauffer and Nathan Samsa and their families. Fellowship will take place on Sunday, February 25th immediately following worship. Plan to stay to welcome our new musicians.

Your help is needed with candy donations for the annual kids' Easter egg hunt. If you plan to donate, it is very important to select small individually wrapped candy treats. Please bring your donation of individually wrapped candy treats by Palm Sunday and place them in the container at the handicap entrance. Thank you for helping with this fun time for the youth of St. John’s.

Book Club March 12, 2024: We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am at the church. We are reading “The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation” by Barbara R. Rossing. Read the remaining chapters for our next discussion.

A Bible Study, "Reading Through Genesis", meets in the Upper Room each Sunday at 9:15 am 

We need your help! We still need readers, ushers, and communion assistants most weeks!

 

 






 Parish Worship

With a thankful and cheerful heart

Worship on Sunday, February 25th is at 10:30 am in the sanctuary and on Facebook. View The Bulletin

 

St. John's live streams its worship each week. The link for Facebook is below; all you have to do is click on it to go directly to St. John's Facebook page. You DO NOT have to be a member of Facebook or join in order to watch the service. Thank you to those who keep working to improve our online worship.

https://www.facebook.com/stjohnlcsandusky/


 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events

With a thankful and cheerful heart

Upcoming Events in the Parish

Lent 2024

The Season of Lent: Join us for special opportunities for fellowship and worship on Wednesday evenings during Lent, featuring soup suppers at 5:30 pm followed by worship at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “In Community.” The soup supper sign-up sheet is on the back window for you to share your delicious soup recipes. May God bless you in your Lenten journey.

Easter Egg Hunt Candy

Your help is needed with candy donations for the annual kids' Easter egg hunt. If you plan to donate, it is very important to select small individually wrapped candy treats. Please bring your donation of individually wrapped candy treats by Palm Sunday and place them in the container at the handicap entrance. Thank you for helping with this fun time for the youth of St. John’s.

Meet Our Organists

Join us for a Meet, Greet and Thank you fellowship to meet and thank our organists, Linda Stauffer and Nathan Samsa and their families. Fellowship will take place on Sunday, February 25th immediately following worship. Plan to stay to welcome our new musicians. 

Bible Study Starts In October

Bible Study: "Reading Through Genesis" meets in the Upper Room each Sunday at 9:15 am.

Join Us For Sunday School

Youth Sunday School meets on March 10th at 9:30 am. Jenna Stacy leads our youth each month.

The Rapture Exposed

Book Club March 12, 2024: We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am at the church. We are reading “The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation” by Barbara R. Rossing. Read the remaining chapters for our next discussion.

Scripture and Prayer

Meet us for Scripture and Prayers on Wednesday, March 6th, noon at Bar North Bistro in Huron. 

 


 Online Giving
Sharing blessings

Giving Options
 

Saint John's offers an electronic option to safely make both 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 electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed income 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 giving option for you to consider. And when travel, illness, or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your regular offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

This electronic option allows donations to an array of budget 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 (remember the pin number). 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 here the pin number you set in step 6.

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

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  • Text “give” to: 614-389-9681
  • 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's 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.

 


159 Years : Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out : 1865-2024

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