Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Sunday Worship : 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School : 9:00 a.m.

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio

2017 : The Year of Grace

Memory Verse : For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
: Ephesians 2:8

Posted on Tuesday, September 19th
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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Exodus 16:2-15 • Philippians 1:21-30 • Matthew 20:1-16

Faith Active Through Love
With Grace Unbounded

Today is Saturday, September 23rd

Book Club : Brand Luther
Tuesday, September 12th, 6pm

500th year of the Reformation!

To continue our celebration, we are reading Brand Luther in our Book Club. We will meet in the Upper Room on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, beginning on September 12th, at 6 PM.

Everyone is invited. If you are interested, please sign up on the welcome table by August 20th. The cost of the book is $12.00.

Brand Luther—How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation.

Special Congregation Meeting
On Sunday, September 17th following Worship 

A special congregation meeting will be held at the close of worship on Sunday, September 17th. This meeting is about preserving our stained glass windows. This is an important meeting. Please plan to attend.

Mark your calendars for Supper Club!
On Thursday, September 21st, 6pm 

Supper Club will meet on Thursday, September 21st at The Camp Street Restaurant, 1040 Camp St., Sandusky.

Camp Street Restaurant has a wide variety of choices on their menu, so there should be something for everyone. The Thursday night special is “Meat Loaf” and it is very much in demand.

Our Supper Club gatherings have proved to be a lot of fun for all, so sign-up to join us for a night of fellowship, good food and fun!

Sign-up sheet will be on the Welcome Table by August 13th! If you are interested in the “Meat Loaf Dinner Special,” please list it beside your name. -Kathy Strayer

500th Anniversary of the Reformation!
Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30pm

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Come and watch the movie Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. This screening is a great way to reconnect with Luther’s story. FLAMe is hosting a showing of this new film on Tuesday, September 26th, at 6:30pm in Sandusky, click here for $10 tickets.

The Month of September

Attention St. John members! Applications for scholarships are available from Sue Lucht, Linda Miller Moore, Sally Kelley.

During September we will be raising money for the St. John's Scholarship Fund. The fund benefits college, Seminary students and anyone who is doing continuing education or training beyond high school that is a member of this congregation. We need your financial help to ensure that these scholarships will continue to be available. Please give prayerful thought to help with this special ministry at St. John’s.

NWOS : Reformation 500 Crawl
Saturday, October 21st

PREMISE: An opportunity for NWOS Lutherans to learn about our Lutheran heritage from 1517-2017, including the opportunity to connect with each other.

FORMAT: The Reformation 500 Team has 3-4 sites in each of the 7 Synod Conferences which will be open to provide a Reformation-related experience. You can print a schedule and take a tour of nearby sites…or plan a road trip!

SCHEDULE: Each site has committed to being open from 10:00am- 2:00pm. Sites offering a 20-30 minute presentation such as a speaker, concert, or drama will do so at 3 times: 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm. This will give time to travel to the next site/next presentation. Other sites will offer visual arts, stained glass windows, artifacts, etc. for browsing with someone there to explain what is on display. Participating congregations will provide simple hospitality and refreshments such as coffee and cookies/snacks.

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A Poem for the Month of September
by Pastor Jerry Bauer

Lord, Establish Our Work

Jesus says, "Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17

Let the works we do be fruitful, Lord.
  Let the works we do honor you, Lord.
    You give us gifts, abilities to use;
      to serve your world, care for all you have made;
      all people, all creatures, all plant life and waters.
    Honorable work honors you, Lord.
  The works of our hands rise up in praise.
For the future of your world you establish our work.

It doesn't happen often that inclement weather causes us to cancel Sunday worship, but it is wise for us to be prepared just in case. In the event the weather is frightful on a Sunday morning please check this website for the status of Sunday morning events. Status will be posted on the site by 8:00 am. Also, cancellations will be broadcast on 102.7 FM WCPZ and 96.1.

If there is a level 2 or 3 snow emergency for Erie County, all worship services and weekday church events will be cancelled. If you get the word about a worship cancellation, please help us pass the word by calling friends and relatives. The last thing we want is someone needlessly braving dangerous roads and then arriving to an icy parking lot and an empty sanctuary.

152 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2017

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