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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



 · 2021 -Year of Generosity · 


The Year of Generosity Memory Verse:

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).


 


 Parish Briefing
The Work of the People of God

2021: The Year of Generosity
Memory Verse:  Matthew 6:21
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Posted: November 28th

Council prayers: We ask the members of St. John’s to pray this month that we all keep our hearts and minds open to God’s call to service, as the Nominating Committee strives to identify congregants to fill spots within the church. We also continue to pray that we treat one another with patience, kindness and respect.

Thank you to the members of St. John’s for your cards, prayers, and expression of support from Jerry Bauer and family.

New Member Sunday: St. John’s received a brother and sister in faith into our fellowship on Sunday, November 21st . We welcome Susan and Lynn Schlessman. Please plan to introduce yourself and welcome them! Susan and Lynn transfer from First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lorain, OH where Lynn was pastor for many years.

Christmas Program We begin practice for the Christmas Program on November 21st at 9:30 AM. Following the first practice, practice for speaking parts will be each Sunday at 9:30. Practice for those in preschool and younger will be at 10:15 each week. December 5th at 9:30 AM will be practice for everyone combined! The program will be on December 12th at 10:30 at the Zorn barn!!! We give thanks to the Zorn family for making this possible. If you haven't signed up yet, please let me know so we can figure out your part!

Giving Tree Gifts Due: The gifts must be returned to the church by November 29th . If you need us to wrap or to pick your gifts up, no problem. Just let me know. Many many thanks in advance.

Thank you to all who were willing to stay after worship last Sunday and help decorate our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas season.

Book Club meets November 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Vine and Olive. You're welcome to join us!

Thanks to Sue, Peg, and Thrivent, we have a grant for Sunday School activities! If you would like crafts, Bible stories, games, and other items to do with your little one at home (mailed to you), please let me know ASAP! The boxes come with so many activities!

Game night at the Gathering Ground is being postponed to December. We were just informed that Gathering Grounds is quite busy the day before Thanksgiving as people gather with friends from their past and might be too crowded for games!

Help Needed! I've heard so many people say they enjoy reading in worship and being a part of the service. Readers are needed each week on Zoom and in person. Communion assistants are also needed in the sanctuary. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are available to help or sign up on the sheet in the rear of the sanctuary.

The ACTION TEAM of St. John's will meet on Monday, November 29th at 4:30 pm on our regular ZOOM channel. ALL ARE WELCOME - Funeral luncheons, After worship Potluck Other.... Kevin Young, President St. John's Congregational Council






 Parish Worship

With a thankful and cheerful heart

Worship on Sunday, November 28th, is at 9 on Zoom and 10:30 in the sanctuary/parking lot using this Bulletin  Practice for the Christmas program continues at 9:30.

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!

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With Grace Unbounded

Pick your favorite hymn!  We know that you've missed singing. Please let me know what your favorite hymns are so we can sing them!  Pastor Stacy

Worship in the Sanctuary:  Now that we have returned to the sanctuary without any restrictions, we are in need of your help.  Multiple new charts are posted for ushers, lay readers, communion assistants along with the flower chart.  Please give prayerful thought to helping out with these ministry opportunities.

Small Groups: 
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I pray that you are well! As we journey through the pandemic, I know that we miss each other tremendously. We are going to work on reconnecting and sharing what has transpired in our lives over the last year.  

We have eight small groups that will be forming.  Each group will have ten or fewer people and will be focused on a theme. Groups meet 1-2 times a month and will end in September. As the group forms, it will determine when and where it will meet. Some groups will have more Bible study, others will have conversations and activities.  I hope that you'll consider joining a group and will let me know by Monday what you might be interested in! 

Craft Group led by Allison Young
This group will meet at Allison's home and do a different craft each time.  These crafts are for all skill levels and will be completed in about an hour. 

Walking Group led by Marcia Giordano
This group will gather for a prayer and conversation and will walk together

Kids and Families led by Rita Zorn
Even in the summer kids need space to play and caregivers need a space to talk! Here, kids can play together while the grown ups catch up and support one another. 

Relaxed and Bible Study/Conversations
Two groups, one led by Sandy Thompson and the other by Bill Lucht.  These groups will have some Bible study, some conversation, and lots of supporting one another.

Men's Group led by Jason Shupe
Men are invited around the campfire for drinks and conversation.

Gardening led by Ray Witt
This group will gather in the Giving Garden for talking, weeding, and tending the plants. 

Dinner led by Melissa and Andy Gundlach
This group will gather for dinner, conversation, and support. 

There are so many groups, and I hope you will let me know which one interests you the most! I encourage you to invite friends, because these will be safe places to ask questions, ponder life, laugh, and talk. As we reconnect and hear again how God loves us, let us visit with friends new and old.
Blessings,
Pastor Stacy

 


156 Years : Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out : 1865-2021

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