Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Sunday Worship with Holy Communion : 10:30 a.m.
Adult 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 Sunday, May 21st
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May 28

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

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you."

Acts 1:6-14 • Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 • 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 • John 17:1-11

Faith Active Through Love
With Grace Unbounded

Today is Thursday, the 25th of May

Bible Study on Ephesians
Thursdays - now 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 on Thursdays at Barry's Bagels at 9:30 AM.

On Sunday, May 7th

We will celebrate and welcome the newly baptized, Grace Leeann Justi, into the Lord’s family and into the mission we share. Grace is the daughter of Adam and Jamie Justi and the granddaughter of Jeff and Kristi Justi. Sponsors are Aaron and Ashley Justi. Adam and Jamie are relocating to the Columbus area and are looking for a church home. Please keep the Justi family in your prayers.

New Member Sunday
On Sunday, May 7th

We welcome new member Owen Reed who will be joining the congregation officially on Sunday, May 7th. Plan to meet and welcome him to St. John’s.

Lutheran Memorial Home
On Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm

Pastor Stacy, Morgan and the members of St. John's will be sponsoring worship at Genacross Lutheran Services (Lutheran Memorial Home). Your help is needed to worship together with the residents of the home. Mark your calendars and plan to help with worship.

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 Worship & Last Day of Sunday School
Sunday May 14th

Our youth will lead worship on Mother's Day, May 14th. This will also be our last day of Sunday School. We hope all of our youth will be able to participate!

Youth Team First Meeting
Monday, May 15th

We are starting a youth team! First Meeting will be held on Monday, May 15th at 6 PM at Panera. Anyone interested in helping plan youth events 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 at 6pm

Our last Supper Club until September will be on May 18th at Applebee’s Restaurant on Milan Rd., Sandusky at 6:00 pm. 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

St. John’s Community Giving Garden
On Saturday, May 20th

It’s time to work in the garden! Mark your calendars with the follow date: May 20th—Planting the ground with seeds and plants. Planting begins at 9:00 am. Bring trowels, hoes etc.

Birthday Celebration
Before Sunday, May 21st

Ruth Bruns, oldest member of St. John’s will be 99 on May 21, 2017. Will you shower her with cards to share in her birthday celebration. Ruth resides at Genacross Homes Society, 795 Bardshar Rd. Rm 125 Sandusky, OH 44870

Ohio Veterans Home Flags
Thursday, May 25th at 3pm

For a few years now we have been placing flags on the graves of veterans at the national cemetery adjacent to Ohio Veterans Home in preparation for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We will do it again on Thursday, May 25th beginning at 3:00 pm. Meet at the shelter house in OVH. This event is for both youth and adults, so please join us and help us honor those who have fought our nation’s battles! Remember the new entrance to the Ohio Veterans Home it is off of Dewitt Avenue.

Summer Worship Hour
Sunday, June 4th

Please note we will change our summer worship time this year. From June 4th through September 3rd, worship will be at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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 Preschooler Day Camp will run on Mon, Wed, & Fri. - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This opportunity is open to 3-5-year olds who are potty-trained. There is very limited space for this expanded age group and is only being offered to the congregations of Zion and St. John’s. The cost for this “Mini” Camp is $10.00. This is the perfect opportunity for the younger siblings of our day campers to be involved, and this registration is also based on a first-come/first serve basis!

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 also in need of volunteers to help during this event. We are looking for counselor assistants, greeters during drop-off and pick-up times, lunch servers, and a camp photographer. Adults and students who have completed grades 8-12 are welcome to volunteer. We need host-families for the three college-aged counselors to provide accommodations. This commitment would begin on Sun, June 18 and conclude on Fri, June 23. Please contact the office at or 419-433-4711 if you have questions, or if you can help. For additional information go to

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) :

A Lamp Unto My Feet

The Book of First Samuel

Mon. May 01 - 1 Samuel 12:1-25 - Samuel’s Farewell Message
Tue. May 02 - 1 Samuel 13:1-23 - War Against the Philistines
Wed. May 03 - 1 Samuel 14:1-52 - Jonathan’s Daring Deed
Thu. May 04 - 1 Samuel 15:1-35 - War Against the Amalekites
Fri. May 05 - 1 Samuel 16:1-23 - David is Anointed King
Sat. May 06 - 1 Samuel 17:1-58 - Goliath and the Israelites

Sun. May 07 - 1 Samuel 18:1-30 - David Is Presented to Saul
Mon. May 08 - 1 Samuel 19:1-24 - David Is Persecuted by Saul
Tue. May 09 - 1 Samuel 20:1-42 - Jonathan Helps David
Wed. May 10 - 1 Samuel 21:1-15 - David Flees From Saul
Thu. May 11 - 1 Samuel 22:1-23 - The Slaughter of the Priests
Fri. May 12 - 1 Samuel 23:1-29 - David Saves the Town of Keilah
Sat. May 13 - 1 Samuel 24:1-22 - David Spares Saul’s Life

Sun. May 14 - 1 Samuel 25:1-44 - The Death of Samuel
Mon. May 15 - 1 Samuel 26:1-25 - David Spares Saul’s Life Again
Tue. May 16 - 1 Samuel 27:1-12 - David Among the Philistines
Wed. May 17 - 1 Samuel 28:1-25 - Saul Consults a Medium
Thu. May 18 - 1 Samuel 29:1-11 - David is Rejected
Fri. May 19 - 1 Samuel 30:1-31 - The War Against the Amalekites
Sat. May 20 - 1 Samuel 31:1-13 - The Death of Saul and His Son

The Book of Second Samuel

Sun. May 21 - 2 Samuel 01:1-27 - David Learns of Saul’s Death
Mon. May 22 - 2 Samuel 02:1-32 - David is Made King of Judah
Tue. May 23 - 2 Samuel 03:1-39 - David’s Sons
Wed. May 24 - 2 Samuel 04:1-12 - Ishbosheth is Murdered
Thu. May 25 - 2 Samuel 05:1-25 - David Becomes King
Fri. May 26 - 2 Samuel 06:1-23 - The Covenant Box to Jerusalem
Sat. May 27 - 2 Samuel 07:1-29 - Nathan’s Message to David

Sun. May 28 - 2 Samuel 08:1-18 - David’s Military Victories
Mon. May 29 - 2 Samuel 09:1-13 - David and Mephibosheth
Tue. May 30 - 2 Samuel 10:1-19 - David Defeats the Ammonites
Wed. May 31 - 2 Samuel 11:1-27 - David and Bathsheba

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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