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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

Holy holy holy is the Lord

May 26, 2024

The Sunday after Pentecost is celebrated each year as Trinity Sunday, a day on which the church meditates on the mystery of our God, praising one divine unity of three distinct presences. Each way that we speak about the Trinity is inadequate. Indeed, a god we could understand wouldn't be much of a god. This Sunday we will be helped by Isaiah, a psalmist, Paul, John, our prayers, several hymnwriters, the text of our liturgy, a sermon, and the gift of bread and wine, as in worship we are gathered into the life of our unfathomable God. 

 

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).


 


 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.

Summer Worship Hours: Please note summer worship times will change beginning June 2nd thru September 1st. Sanctuary worship will switch to 9:30 a.m. Worship is live streamed each week on Facebook.

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 for Pastor Stacy and her family as they travel for sabbatical. We pray that Pastor feels renewed, refreshed, and refilled with the Holy Spirit and that our congregation does the same, that together we may rededicate ourselves to doing God’s work in the world.

Sabbatical Thanks: Thank you so much to everyone who is helping with things while I am on sabbatical. I hope this will be a time for us all to pause, reflect, and give thanks for the ministry that we get to do together. I will be holding each of you in my prayers as we journey and learn. Thank you so much. Pastor Stacy

Scholarship Fund Drive: During the month of May we will be raising funds for the St. John’s Scholarship Fund. The funds benefit members of the congregation who are continuing their education beyond high school. We need your financial support to ensure that scholarships will continue to be available. Donations can be mailed to the church at 106 Scheid Rd., Sandusky OH. 44870. Be sure to make the check out to St. John’s Lutheran Church and on the memo line put Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be available in June. 

Upcoming Congregation Sabbatical Event: Bellwether Farm May 30th: Venture to Wakeman with Jeff Justi to see an Episcopalian camp. They have an enormous community garden and provide farm to table cooking opportunities and meals to people who attend their camp. See how they care for the earth and share their faith through nature. May 30th in the morning, Lunch is provided. If you are interested, please contact Jeff Justi or Sandy Thompson.

Spirituality Retreat May 31 & June 1: Rev. Dr. Lisa Dahill will join St John’s to talk about spirituality, meditation, and nature. No church experience is necessary even though those are churchy words! There will be time for prayer, journaling, and walking the labyrinth. This will be at Zion, Huron’s outbuilding, from May 31-June 1.  Dinner, snacks, and lunch will be included. There are only 15 spots available and the cost is $20. Reserve your spot soon!  Friday, May 31 – Dinner 6 pm, event 7-9,  Saturday, June 1 – 9-12 (lunch at 12) and 1-3 Saturday.

Honoring our 2024 grad! During worship on June 2nd, we will honor our graduate, Cole Ruggles. Cole graduates from EHOVE Career Center and Edison High School on June 2nd. Keep Cole in your prayers as he enters higher education.

Sabbatical Pastoral EMERGENCIES: Melinda Zorn volunteered to receive EMERGENCY calls from the members of St. John’s during Pastor Stacy’s sabbatical. Three pastors have agreed to be on-call to cover a visit/pray with or call back the person. Please contact Melinda Zorn who will then contact a pastor to help with your emergency. 

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, May 26th 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

Summer Worship Schedule 2024

Summer Worship Hours: Please note summer worship times will change beginning June 2nd  thru September 1st. Sanctuary worship will switch to 9:30 a.m.  Worship is live streamed each week on Facebook.

Sabbatical Road Trips

Upcoming Congregation Sabbatical Event: Bellwether Farm May 30th: Venture to Wakeman with Jeff Justi to see an Episcopalian camp. They have an enormous community garden and provide farm to table cooking opportunities and meals to people who attend their camp. See how they care for the earth and share their faith through nature. May 30th in the morning, Lunch is provided. If you are interested, please contact Jeff Justi or Sandy Thompson.

Spirituality Retreat May 31 & June 1: Rev. Dr. Lisa Dahill will join St John’s to talk about spirituality, meditation, and nature. No church experience is necessary even though those are churchy words! There will be time for prayer, journaling, and walking the labyrinth. This will be at Zion, Huron’s outbuilding, from May 31-June 1.  Dinner, snacks, and lunch will be included. There are only 15 spots available and the cost is $20. Reserve your spot soon!  Friday, May 31 – Dinner 6 pm, event 7-9,  Saturday, June 1 – 9-12 (lunch at 12) and 1-3 Saturday.

Scholarship Fund Drive

During the month of May we will be raising funds for the St. John’s Scholarship Fund.  The funds benefit members of the congregation who are continuing their education beyond high school.  We need your financial support to ensure that scholarships will continue to be available. Donations can be mailed to the church at 106 Scheid Rd., Sandusky OH. 44870. Be sure to make the check out to St. John’s Lutheran Church and on the memo line put Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be available in June. 

Bible Study Starts In October

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

Scripture and Prayer

Meet us for Scripture and Prayers on Wednesday, June 5th, noon at Sandusky Bay Pancake House. 

 


 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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