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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


Third Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2022   Fifth Sunday of Easter   John 13:31-35

The coming Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter, and our readings testify that God is making all things new. Come to worship, to celebrate the resurrection and to reflect on both what is old and what is new.

   · 2022 -Year of Vision · 


The Year of Vision Memory Verse:

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'”
(Revelation 21:5a).


 


 Parish Briefing
The Work of the People of God

2022: The Year of Vision
Memory Verse:  Revelation 21:5a
“And the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'”

 

Council asks the congregation to pray to follow Jesus' admonition not to worry during the dark times in life, but to know that God cares for us always and holds us in His hands. Find happiness in each day and comfort in God's abiding love. 

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

Giving Garden Planting Time! Spring is here and it’s time to plant St. John’s Giving Garden. Planting date is Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. The Giving Garden supplies many vegetables to help feed the communities of Sandusky, Huron, and Norwalk. Your help will be needed over the next few months with planting, watering, weeding and harvesting.  Let us share the love of Christ with our neighbors from the bounties God supplies. The Giving Garden is one of St. John’s God’s Work, Our Hands ministries!

Book Club: Our discussion group for “Dear Church” will take place on Tuesday, May 17th in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am. Please read chapters 7 & 8 for discussion. We hope many people will join this new study/discussion. Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Yoga Opportunites: Preschool, Elementary and Adult Yoga will be on hold for two months. Yoga takes place at Open Way Yoga Huron.

Day Camp: Volunteer forms and registration forms are available for Day Camp, which will be held August 1-5. If you will volunteer at all during that week, please fill out a form because LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio) won't let us volunteer without them. If you want to sign your kids up, please do so quickly! Download registration form here. We can only take 30 kids! The cost is $50 for the first kid in a family, $40 for the second, and so on. If you need financial assistance, please let me know! This is for all kids K-6. 

Coffee and Conversation: Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 pm. Speakers will present End of Life conversations: planning funerals, hospice, and elder care. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you will be there! 

Honoring our 2022 grads! During worship May 22nd, we will honor our graduates: High School – Jacob Thompson, Jacob graduates from Edison High School June 5th and will be attending BGSU Firelands Campus in the fall. College: Kyle Young, Kyle graduates from Ohio Northern Petit Law School on May 14th, and Ryan Scovanner graduated from University of Toledo on May 6th with a degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. Keep our young adults in your prayers as they enter higher education and as they begin their search for employment or begin in their place of employment.  

St. John’s Quilting Ministry: We would like to acknowledge and give thanks to Kathleen Rudiger for the many, many years of faithful service and dedication to leading the quilters at St. John’s. Kathleen sorted, organized, cut, and sewed scraps and bolts of material squares into quilt tops. The tops were then put together making hundreds of beautiful quilts. Each year Kathleen packed the completed quilts which she took to a central drop off church where hundreds of quilts were sent through Lutheran World Relief to third world countries, disaster areas or wherever they were needed most. These quilts were used as coats, tents, and blankets. Kathleen now resides at Providence Commons no longer able to lead this ministry that she loved. We give thanks for the decades of faithful service to this important outreach ministry of St. John’s. Well done good and faithful servant, Kathleen Rudiger!  

     The quilting materials, sewing machines now lay idle. COVID shut this ministry down, but the need is still there for more quilts. Will one of the quilters feel the call as Kathleen did so many years ago to feel the importance of this outreach ministry to work together with several ladies who worked with Kathleen to revive this ministry? If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please talk with Pastor Stacy, Sue Lucht or Sandy Thompson.

     Within a few weeks, if no one is interested, the supplies in the quilting cupboards will be taken to either Zion, Sandusky or St. Peter’s, Norwalk which have active quilting groups.

 





 Parish Worship

With a thankful and cheerful heart

Worship on Sunday, May 15th is at 9:00 on Zoom and 10:30 in the sanctuary/parking lot. View The Bulletin

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 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events

With a thankful and cheerful heart

 

Summer Worship Hours: Please note summer worship times will change beginning June 5th thru September 4th. Sanctuary service will switch to 9:00 am and Zoom switches to 10:30 am. 

Day Camp for Kids

Day Camp: Volunteer forms and registration forms are available for Day Camp, which will be held August 1-5. If you will volunteer at all during that week, please fill out a form because LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio) won't let us volunteer without them. If you want to sign your kids up, please do so quickly! Download registration form here. We can only take 30 kids! The cost is $50 for the first kid in a family, $40 for the second, and so on. If you need financial assistance, please let me know! This is for all kids K-6. 

Sow the Seeds

Giving Garden Planting Time! Spring is here and it’s time to plant St. John’s Giving Garden. Planting date is Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. The Giving Garden supplies many vegetables to help feed the communities of Sandusky, Huron, and Norwalk. Your help will be needed over the next few months with planting, watering, weeding and harvesting.  Let us share the love of Christ with our neighbors from the bounties God supplies. The Giving Garden is one of St. John’s God’s Work, Our Hands ministries!

Book Club: Our discussion group for “Dear Church” will take place on Tuesday, May 17th in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am. Please read chapters 7 & 8 for discussion. We hope many people will join this new study/discussion. Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

Yoga at Open Way Huron

Yoga Opportunities: Preschool, Elementary, and Adult Yoga are on hold for two months. Yoga is held at Open Way Yoga Huron.

Graduation Sunday Celebrating Our Grads

Honoring our 2022 grads! During worship May 22nd, we will honor our graduates: High School – Jacob Thompson, Jacob graduates from Edison High School June 5th and will be attending BGSU Firelands Campus in the fall. College: Kyle Young, Kyle graduates from Ohio Northern Petit Law School on May 14th, and Ryan Scovanner graduated from University of Toledo on May 6th with a degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. Keep our young adults in your prayers as they enter higher education and as they begin their search for employment or begin in their place of employment. 

Meet Us For Scripture and Prayer

Scripture and Prayer will meet on Monday, June 6th at 1:00 at Berardi in Huron. We will look at the upcoming texts for the week and write prayers for that Sunday.

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation: Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 pm.  Speakers will present End of Life conversations: planning funerals, hospice, and elder care. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you will be there! 

 


 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.

 


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