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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

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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

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The Season After Pentecost

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 25 at 9:30 am.


You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Jeremiah 23:23-29 • Psalm 82:1-8 • Hebrews 11:29-12:2 • Luke 12:49-56


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Dinner Church at Nickel Plate Beach
Dinner Church at Oxford Township Shelter House

August 14 worship is being transferred to Oxford Township Shelter House at 11104 Ransom Rd

We will have worship at 6, followed by a potluck. Worship 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 or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too.

Beginning at the church take St. Rt. #250 south to Mason Rd.
Turn right onto W Mason Rd,
Turn left onto Kelley Rd,
Turn right onto Strecker Rd W,
Turn left onto Ransom Rd
destination will be on the left .8 mile.

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.

Second Tuesday Small Groups

Will not meet in July or August. We encourage all small groups to join us for worship at Nickle Plate Beach in Huron at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Special Sunday
September 8th

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16

When Bishop Daniel Beaudoin was elected bishop, he said that teaching will be a priority.

“I’m hoping that Sunday morning visits to congregations will allow a little of that. Also I'm hoping that during the week would be an ideal time to have Bible study with pastors and lay folks, too.”

Our special Sunday morning visit will be September 8th!

Bishop Daniel will lead an informal Sunday school at 9 am for all ages and worship at 1030 am. He is a gifted communicator. Don't miss it.

We have a potluck scheduled after worship. Plan to join us on this Spirit-filled morning.


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.

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The Work of the People of God

Announcements for August 11, 2019

Blessing of the Book bags, teachers and students: It’s hard to hear but the start of a new school year is just around the corner! St. John will mark the occasion again this year with the “Blessing of Children and Book Bags.” on Sunday, August 18th during our worship service. Students, teachers, bus drivers, school staff are all invited to come forward during worship with whatever it is you carry with you to bag, back pack, brief case.

Praying for our youth: Children are blessings from the Lord and we need to lift them up to God as they are also the legacy of the church. Since we cannot be with them 24/7 we need to put them in the hands of the Lord. Names will be available in the upcoming weeks for you to take and pray for daily.

New Member Sunday: On Sunday, August 18th the St. John’s church family will be blessed to receive a new brother and sister into our fellowship. We welcome Marcia and Thomas Dawson. Please take time to welcome and get to know them better. Plan to stay for a meet and greet fellowship immediately following worship. 

Do you enjoy singing? Do you enjoy sharing the gospel in song? St. John’s choir practice begins on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm. New members are welcome. Plan to join the choir in their music ministry!

Giving Garden Corn Roast: There is nothing better than a church potluck! Help us give glory to God for our great harvest and show our appreciation for the Giving Garden crew. Let us gather as the FLAMe community for our third annual Corn Roast Potluck. Dinner will be served at 6. All the corn and hotdogs you can eat will be provided just bring your favorite dish. The potluck will be hosted by Zion, Huron in the basement Fellowship Hall which is handicap accessible. A sign-up sheet is on the welcome table just to help FLAMe plan the right amount of corn to pick. 

Endowment Grant Applications are now being accepted for 2020. Applications are located at the back of the church (on the table); the requests need to be presented to the Endowment committee no later than October 15, 2019. You can put your request in the endowment mailbox in the basement or present it to any member of the committee. The committee members are John Miller, Mary K Schlessman, Jeff Justi, Bob Stacy, Dale Osbun, Ron Zorn, Pastor Stacy and Ann Voight. If you have any questions, please see a member of the endowment committee. 

Worship at the park: August 14th we gather at 6 PM at Oxford Township shelter house at 11104 Ransom Rd. for worship. 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 or play at the playground. Friends are welcome, too. Directions: Beginning at the church take St. Rt. #250 south to Mason Rd. Turn right onto W Mason Rd, Turn left onto Kelley Rd, Turn right onto Strecker Rd W, Turn left onto Ransom Rd destination will be on the left .8 mile.

Newsletter deadline: Please give all information for the September newsletter to Sandy Thompson by Sunday, August 18th.

Supper Club: Thusday, September 19th, 6:00 pm at the Olive Garden, Sandusky. It’s that time of year again to break bread together! Please join us for fellowship and a wonderful meal. Good times are had by all! Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table. See you there!

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.

 Happy Birthday wishes to Allison Schlessman, Aaron Schlessman, Paul Stengel, Margaret Ommert, and Eddie Wimmer.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Bill and Sue Lucht.

Small Group Bible Reading:
Aug. 11 Isa. 64-66,
Aug. 12 Jer. 1-3,
Aug. 13 Jer. 4-6,
Aug. 14 Jer. 7-9,
Aug. 15 Jer. 10-13,
Aug. 16 Jer. 14-17,
Aug. 17 Jer. 18-22

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:

Family of Judy Miller grieving her death.
Norma Zorn – in need of prayers. She has developed the need to use oxygen.
Carl Metz – Lisa Wilson’s brother suffered a heart attack along with heart blockages.
Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers
Donna Morrissey— 52 year friend of David and Ann Voight, in need of healing prayers
Renee Barkheimer – health concerns
Larry Bowers—lifelong friend of Jim Semon, Sr. diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatments.
Pat Basilone –Janet Welsh’s mom and Jane’s grandma.
Mike Kopach - in need of healing prayers. A friend of the Semon/Stacy family.
Eby Young – relation to Allison Young, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Nick - (Milly’s grandson) undergoing testing.
The Baker and Enderby families grieving the loss of Nathaniel. Milly Reed
Zudie Butler – Colleen Shupe’s grandma. Fractured vertebrae.

Council prayer request: “We pray for bountiful vegetables from the Giving Garden to be dispensed to many in need.”


Sunday, August 11

9:30 am

Sunday Worship/Blessing of the Harvest

Monday, August 12

5:45 pm

Read through the Bible/MeKong Restaurant

Wednesday, August 14

6:00 pm

Worship at the Beach/potluck/Oxford Twp. park

Thursday, August 15

8:30 am

Endowment Committee Upper Room

Sunday, August 18

9:30 am

Worship/New member Sunday/Blessing of Bookbags

Monday, August 19

6:00 pm

FLAMe Corn roast and potluck at Zion Lutheran Huron

Thursday, August 22

4:30 pm

7:00 pm

Finance Team

Property Team

Sunday, August 25

9:30 pm

Sunday Worship


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Welcome Lauryn, child of God!

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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.


August 3rd/4th: Art Show at Zion Sandusky displaying work from inner city Toledo Youth

August 8th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

August 14th: Nickle Plate Beach, Huron, 6pm, short worship service and potluck, sponsored by St. John’s.

August 19th: Corn Roast Potluck Dinner, Zion Huron Fellowship Hall. Gather at 5:30. Eat at 6pm. Handicap Accessible.

August 22nd: Lifetree Café, Zion, Huron, 7-8pm Topic: “Why Are You so Hard On Yourself?”

September 8th: St. John’s Rally Day. Bishop Beaudoin will preach the sermon.

September 12th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

September 20-21st: Women of the Northwest Ohio Synod Convention, Heritage Inn, Sauder Village in Archibold, Ohio.

September 29th: Trinity will host a Walkathon around the pond at the Commons of Providence to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 4th-6th: Fall into Lakeside Youth weekend.

November 3rd: Trinity, Pork Dinner


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154 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2019

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