Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”


Sunday Worship with Holy Communion : 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School : 9:00 a.m.

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192



Posted on Friday, April 21st
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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
April 23th

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Holy Communion : 10:30 am - Sunday School : 9:00 am

Acts 2:14a, 22-32 • Psalm 16:1-11 • 1 Peter 1:3-9 • John 20:19-31

If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;
Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;
We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,
We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars.

The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;
In all the universe we have no place.
Our wounds are hurting us; where is the balm?
Lord Jesus, by Thy Scars, we claim Thy grace.

If, when the doors are shut, Thou drawest near,
Only reveal those hands, that side of Thine;
We know to-day what wounds are, have no fear,
Show us Thy Scars, we know the countersign.

The other gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.
--Edward Shillito

Faith Active Through Love
With Grace Unbounded

Today is Monday the 24th of April

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Celebration
Baptism on Sunday April 23rd

We will celebrate and welcome the newly baptized Elliot Young into the Lord’s family and into the mission we share in Christ. Elliot is the son of Ray Young and grandson of Kevin and Allison Young. Please keep the Young family in your prayers.



Seminarian Support
A June Visit

Hello! My name is Dan Gutman and I'm a student at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, currently finishing my last semester before internship. I commute there from Sidney, OH where I live with my spouse Mandy and our 2-year-old son, Sam (and another son due in May!). I enjoy playing with Sam's toys, singing, being outside, and family style dinners with lots of people.

The three (soon to be four) of us would like to convey our deepest gratitude for your support, encouragement, and prayers. I look forward to meeting you all face to face.

Blessings,
Dan, Mandy, and Sam Gutman

From Council Minutes : Council members signed a card that will be sent to our seminary student, Dan Gutman, to whom we donated $500 at our January meeting. We will be hearing more from him as the year goes on.

Dan will be coming in June to lead worship and preach.



Bible Study on Ephesians
Thursdays beginning April 27th through June

We will discover God's grace expressed in Saint Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Everyone is invited, whether you have read this book 100 times or have never heard of Ephesians. We will meet at Barry's Bagels at 9:30 AM.



Common Prayer
Wednesday May 10th at 6:30 pm at St. Paul, Norwalk

As part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Lutherans and Catholics are having a joint worship service. You are invited to be a part of this special day when we recognize that "the church is the body of Christ. As there is only one Christ, so also he has only one body. Through baptism, human beings are made members of this body." There will be a joint choir and youth choir (with members of St. John's), special readings, prayers, and fellowship. This important worship service will take place May 10th at 6:30 pm at St. Paul, Norwalk.

Bakers are needed. If you are willing to make a dessert for this joint worship service, please sign-up on the welcome table. Each line is for a dozen cookies.

If you have any questions, please let Pastor Stacy know.



Youth Team
Monday May 15 at 6 PM 

We will do a youth team meeting May 15 at 6 PM at Panera. Anyone who wants to be involved is invited!



Book Club
Beginning Tuesday May 16th

Our next Book Club will include other Sandusky Lutheran congregations. The topic? How to challenge our teens to DO HARD THINGS. Things like sharing the gospel with someone who needs it, like guiding them in the often difficult path of faith. As adults we will pray for them first, and then learn to pray with them. It's what Jesus told us to do, go and make disciples of all nations, which includes our children, grandchildren, or someone else's teen. The book we will read is DO HARD THINGS, by Alex and Brett Harris. Be ready to grow in your own faith as you help teens in their faith walk. Together we can reach the world.

We start on Tuesday May 16th, and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm. We will gather at the Shore House Tavern, 306 W. Water St, in downtown Sandusky.

Please let Pastor Stacy know by April 10th if you'd like to order a book. We are also looking into finding childcare.



Supper Club
Thursday May 18th

Our last dinner together until September will be at Applebee’s Restaurant on Milan Rd., Sandusky. Applebee’s has a wide variety of choices on their menu, so there should be something for everyone. 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. Kathy Strayer



Seminarian Support
A June Visit

Hello! My name is Dan Gutman and I'm a student at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, currently finishing my last semester before internship. I commute there from Sidney, OH where I live with my spouse Mandy and our 2-year-old son, Sam (and another son due in May!). I enjoy playing with Sam's toys, singing, being outside, and family style dinners with lots of people.

The three (soon to be four) of us would like to convey our deepest gratitude for your support, encouragement, and prayers. I look forward to meeting you all face to face.

Blessings,
Dan, Mandy, and Sam Gutman

From Council Minutes : Council members signed a card that will be sent to our seminary student, Dan Gutman, to whom we donated $500 at our January meeting. We will be hearing more from him as the year goes on.

Dan will be coming in June to lead worship and preach.



2017 Christian Summer Day Camp
June 19-June 23 : 10:00am to 4:00pm

Zion Huron and St. John's Sandusky are joining together for a Summer Day Camp at the Huron church for kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Mark your calendars for Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23, 2017 and join us for a fun and faith-filled week-long experience!

Also a preschool will be held for ages 2-5 as long as they are potty trained. It will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10-12 the week of Day Camp and will cost $10

Imagine, a week of camp without leaving home! Activities will include crafts, singing, games, sports, Bible study, and more. The two Lutheran churches and experienced college-aged counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) will provide these exciting experiences.

Each day begins at 10:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Daily lunch and snacks are provided. The cost of camp for each family is $50 for the first child, $40 for the second child, $30 for the third child, and $20 for the fourth child or any children beyond the fourth child. Camperships (scholarships for campers) are available if needed; please contact one of the churches for information.

Registration forms are now available and can be found below. For more information contact Pastor Stacy at 419-680-0358 or the Zion church office at 419-433-4711. Register early because there are only 30 spots for campers!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

  • WHO: Kids who are entering grades 1-7
  • WHAT: Christian Summer Day Camp:
  • WHEN: Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017 10am-4pm
  • WHERE: Zion Lutheran Church, 930 S. Main St., Huron, OH
  • COST PER FAMILY: $50 (1st child), $40 (2nd child), $30 (3rd child), $20 (4th child or more)
  • MEALS: Daily lunch and snacks provided
  • ACTIVITIES: Crafts, singing, games, sports, Bible study, and more
  • LED BY: Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) and Zion Lutheran Church
  • CONTACT: Pastor Stacy or Zion Lutheran Church (419-433-4711) : zionhuron@gmail.com


Family Camp
June 30-July 2nd

People of all ages (0-100+) are invited to family camp June 30-July 2nd at Camp Mowana in Mansfield. Fun activities planned for the weekend are campfires, fireworks, family Bible study, meals together, and free time to explore the camp. A variety of cabins and air-conditioned lodging are available. There is a sign-up on the Welcome Table. Please talk to Pastor Stacy for additional information.



Prayer Chain
Lifting Up One Another

If a need for prayer arises for someone, please call Pastor Stacy who will pass the information on to the next person on our prayer chain. Please help determine what information should be shared with those on the phone chain, and with those on the email list. If Pastor Stacy is not available because of vacation, please call Kerry Laird. If you would like to be involved in the phone or email prayer list, please let Pastor Stacy know.




The Faces and Places

Dinner Church

A Lamp Unto My Feet

The Book of Judges


Sat. Apr. 01 - Judges 08:1-35 - The Final Defeat of the Midianites
Sun. Apr. 02 - Judges 09:1-57 - Abimelec
Mon. Apr. 03 - Judges 10:1-18 - Tola, Jair, and Jephthah
Tue. Apr. 04 - Judges 11:1-40 - Jepthah continued
Wed. Apr. 05 - Judges 12:1-15 - Jepthah and the Ephraimites
Thu. Apr. 06 - Judges 13:1-25 - The Birth of Samson
Fri. Apr. 07 - Judges 14:1-20 - Samson and the Girl from Timnah

Sat. Apr. 08 - Judges 15:1-20 - Samson continued
Sun. Apr. 09 - Judges 16:1-31 - Samson at Gaza
Mon. Apr. 10 - Judges 17:1-13 - Micah’ s Idols
Tue. Apr. 11 - Judges 18:1-31 - Micah and the Tribe of Dan
Wed. Apr. 12 - Judges 19:1-30 - The Levite and His Concubine
Thu. Apr. 13 - Judges 20:1-48 - Israel Prepares For War
Fri. Apr. 14 - Judges 21:1-25 - Wives for the Tribe of Benjamin

The Book of Ruth


Sat. Apr. 15 - Ruth 01:1-22 - Elimelech and His Family Move to Moab

Sun. Apr. 16 - Ruth 02:1-23 - Ruth Works in the Fields of Boaz
Mon. Apr. 17 - Ruth 03:1-18 - Ruth Finds a Husband
Tue. Apr. 18 - Ruth 03:1-22 - Boaz Marries Ruth

The Book of Samuel


Wed. Apr. 19 -1 Samuel 01:1-28 - Elkanah and His Family at Shiloh
Thu. Apr. 20 - 1 Samuel 02:1-36 - Hannah’s Prayer
Fri. Apr. 21 - 1 Samuel 03:1-21 - The Lord Appears to Samuel
Sat. Apr. 22 - 1 Samuel 04:1-22 - The Capture of the Covenant Box

Sun. Apr. 23 - 1 Samuel 05:1-12 - The Covenant Box With the Philistines
Mon. Apr. 24 - 1 Samuel 06:1-21 - The Return of the Covenant Box
Tue. Apr. 25 - 1 Samuel 07:1-17 - Samuel Rules Israel
Wed. Apr. 26 - 1 Samuel 08:1-22 - The People Ask for a King
Thu. Apr. 27 - 1 Samuel 09:1-27 - Saul Meets Samuel
Fri. Apr. 28 - 1 Samuel 10:1-27 - Samuel Anoints Saul as Ruler
Sat. Apr. 29 - 1 Samuel 11:1-15 - Samuel Defeats the Ammorites

Sun. Apr. 30 - 1 Samuel 12:1-25 - Samuel’s Farewell Message

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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106 Scheid Road, Sandusky Ohio 44870 : 419-625-2192
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