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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”


Sunday Worship & Holy Communion : 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School for All Ages : 9:00 a.m.

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106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192



· 2020 - Year of Mission ·


Jesus said to them again,
‘Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.
~ John 20:21



 Parish Worship


WORSHIP @ 10:30 AM -- SUNDAY SCHOOL @ 9:00 AM

  

 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

You're invited on february 2 to inter-generational sunday school at 9 am as we talk about hunger. That Sunday, we will also do the Souper Bowl of Caring during worship, where we join with Lutherans around the country and take donations/offering to be given to combat hunger. Please donate your loose change or $1.00. Cash donations will benefit OHgo in Sandusky. Also watch for a date where we make sandwiches for Care and Share, thanks to help from Thrivent!


The annual congregational meeting will take place immediately after worship on Sunday, February 9th. All confirmed members of St. John’s are asked to attend. We will discuss important ministries for 2020. Plus, a world famous potluck lunch will follow the meeting! Drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share. Don’t miss this important meeting of the congregation and fellowship time to follow.


February 11th is the date for the next second tuesday small group will meet at the home of Bill and Sue Lucht. Young Family Gathering at Parsonage


On Sunday, february 23rd the st. john’s church family will be blessed to receive two new sisters into our fellowship. We welcome Lisa Fryer and Toni Nossaman. Please take time to welcome and get to know them better. Lisa transfers from St. John Lutheran Church Groton and Toni transfers from St. Paul Lutheran Church Sandusky


The season of lent begins with ash wednesday, february 26th with the “Imposition of Ashes.” Lenten worship service time will be 6:30 pm. Wednesdays in Lent will include soup and sandwich supper, prayer, fellowship, discussion, and worship. We will begin our soup suppers on March 4th. Soup suppers will begin at 5:45 pm. A sign-up list will be available on the clipboard to provide food for soup suppers. Plan to join us for this special time of worship, food, and fellowship!


Movie time a movie party is planned for march 7th at 4pm in the fellowship room. A light supper will be provided, to include hot dogs, corn dogs, pretzels and fruit. If your kiddo uses a sippie cup, please bring it. Drinks provided will be Apple juice and water. We will show The Gruffalo and The Gruffalos Child. Each movie lasts about 18-20 minutes. Intermission between the movies for supper.


you're invited on February 2 to inter-generational Sunday School at 9 AM as we talk about hunger.

That Sunday, we will also do the Souper Bowl of Caring during worship, where we join with Lutherans around the country and take donations/offering to be given to combat hunger. Also watch for a date where we make sandwiches for Care and Share, thanks to help from Thrivent!


Calling all women! You are invited to a Bible Study on the third Tuesday of the month at noon at Vine and Olive. We will be doing the Bible Study in the Gather magazine published by the ELCA. A one-year subscription is $20. Please see Pastor Stacy to sign up. We begin on the third Tuesday of February.



 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements: February 23, 2020

Newsletter deadline: Deadline for March newsletter is TODAY. Please have any information to be included in the newsletter to Sandy Thompson as soon as possible.

Sunday School teachers: March 1 – Intergenerational Sunday School


Church Council and Team Leaders

We are blessed to have the following leaders in place for 2020:

President: Kevin Young
VP: Heather Ruggles
Secretary: Peg Kingsley
Treasurer: Ron Zorn
Worship Team Rep: Sandy Thompson
At Large Rep: Jerrie Krawetzki
Faith Life Rep: Paula Hoffman
Financial Team Rep: Ron Zorn
Property Team Rep: Jeff Justi
Past President: Ann Voight
Ministry Team Leaders:
Endowment: John Miller


SERVANT EVENTS:

Giving Tree for TEACHERS: This is the time of the year when teachers are purchasing many things with their own money for their classrooms. For the past several years, we have gathered supplies for one school’s teachers. Each year our kids have drawn a random elementary school name. Thus far, Milan, Woodlands, and Meadowlawn have been the recipients. Help us fill boxes with teacher needs so that we can surprise teachers at yet another area school. Giving Tree collection will begin February 16th through March 1.


UPCOMING EVENTS!

New Member Sunday: TODAY we receive two new sisters in faith into our fellowship. We welcome Lisa Fryer and Toni Nossaman. Please plan to stay after worship for a meet and greet fellowship to welcome and get to know them better. Lisa transfers from St. John Lutheran Church Groton and Toni transfers from St. Paul Lutheran Church Sandusky.

Lenten News: The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26th with the “Imposition of Ashes.” Lenten worship service time will be 6:30 pm. Wednesdays in Lent will include soup and sandwich supper, prayer, fellowship, discussion, and worship.

We will begin our soup suppers on March 4th. Soup suppers will begin at 5:45 pm. A sign-up list will be available on the clipboard to provide food for soup suppers. Plan to join us for this special time of worship, food, and fellowship!

Movie time: A MOVIE PARTY is planned for March 7 at 4 PM in the fellowship room. A light supper will be provided, to include hot dogs, corn dogs, pretzels and fruit. If your kiddo uses a sippie cup, please bring it. Drinks provided will be Apple juice and water. We will show The Gruffalo and The Gruffalos Child. Each movie lasts about 18-20 minutes. Intermission between the movies for supper.


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 ofmembers, in need of prayer for various reasons. Your prayers needed for:

Owen Reed – In need of our prayers.
Family of Tom Eagan – Bliss sisters grieving the loss of their brother-in-law.
Connie Deehr – In need of our prayers.
Congregational Council requests St. John’s congregation to pray for your 2020 Council members to serve as examples in worship, witness, service and learning.
Hear Our Prayers: As we spend this Year of Mission exploring what it means to be a part of God's mission together, we invite you to hold these parishes in your daily prayers.

We pray for: St. John's, Findlay, Zion, Gibsonburg, New Creation, Ottawa, Solomon, Woodville Nevada, Nevada, Trinity, Convoy Glenwood, Toledo, the Dodoma Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Happy Birthday wishes to Sue Lucht, Dawson Dillender, Kevin Young, Ted Call, Randy Deehr, Julie Deehr

 

ST. JOHN’S CALENDAR FEBRUARY 23rd THRU MARCH 8th

Sunday, February 23

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship/New Member Sunday with a Meet and Greet fellowship

Monday, February 24

9:00 am

Quilting Session

Wednesday, February 26

6:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Worship

Thursday, February 27

10:00 am

7:00 pm

Finance Team meets in Upper Rm

Property Team meets in Upper Rm

Sunday, March 1

9:00 am

9:45 am

10:30 am

Intergenerational Sunday School

Fellowship spotlighting Finance Team

Sunday Worship

Tuesday, March 3

7:00 pm

Congregational Council

Wednesday, March 4

5:45 pm

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

Lenten Soup Supper

Lenten Worship

Choir Practice

Sunday, March 8

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

 

Thank you so much for believing in OHgo! Because of your generous giving, we are able to serve more people each month and expand our pantry and other events! We greatly appreciate your partnership in fighting hunger in Erie County! Your support=Love In Action! Thanks so much. Christine and Kendra


 Online Giving

Giving Options

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sandusky, Ohio is pleased to offer a new electronic option to safely make 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 new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation 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 new option for you to consider. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

This new electronic option allows donations to an array of 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. 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 the pin number you set in step 6 up here.

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


  1. Text “give” to:
         614-389-9681
  2. 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 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.



 Parish Pictures
Our Faces and Places


Advent Worship


 Parish Partners
Sharing in the Body of Christ

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Castalia, OH 44824
419-684-5059

Rev. Kathleen Suggitt

209 South West St.
Bellevue, Ohio 44811
419-483-5442

Rev. Mark Bogen 

106 Scheid Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2192

Rev. Stacy Lauer-Scovanner

2211 Mill St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-6800

Rev. William Schroeder

243 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857
419-668-2856

Rev. Anita (Ann) Marshall

502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-626-0204

Rev. Philip Gardner

930 S. Main St.
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-4711

Rev. Kristine Schroeder

503 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2112

Rev. Dr. Eric L.Bodenstab


We are so excited to announce the theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering, “boundless: God beyond measure.” Our primary Scripture will be Ephesians 3:19 CEV: “I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.

We are bound. Bound by our sin, by the expectations of others, by poverty, by -isms that try to divide us, and by so much more. In a life that often feels like it has young people in a suffocating grip, we want them to imagine the boundlessness of God: boundless love, boundless mercy, boundless freedom, boundless creation, boundless strength. All offered from a gracious and loving God who knows and adores them. All so abundant and endless it cannot be measured.

Our logo is a visual representation of the theme, boundless. With letters that stretch beyond the normal limitations of the written word, the logo reminds us of the immeasurable — and sometimes unexpected — reach of God in our lives and the greater world. The textures used as design elements — from a starry night sky to boundary waters to human diversity — will reflect both Minneapolis as well as the tangible ways we can witness the boundlessness of God’s creation, love, strength and grace in our own lives.

For more information about the theme, visit our revamped website: elca.org/gathering.



155 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2020

Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Union Corners
106 Scheid Road, Sandusky Ohio 44870 : 419-625-2192
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