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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

Second Sunday in Advent

December 4, 2022  Second Sunday in Advent  Matthew 3:1-12

Each year on the second Sunday of Advent we hear John the Baptist urging us to prepare for the coming of Christ. This coming Sunday we also hear Isaiah's famous poem about the wolf lying down with the lamb. Come to worship, and receive the blessings from the word of the Lord. 

Sanctuary worship is at 10:30 a.m. with live streaming on Zoom.

· 2022 -Year of Vision · 


The Year of Vision Memory Verse:

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'”
(Revelation 21:5a).


 


 Parish Briefing
The Work of the People of God

2022: The Year of Vision
Memory Verse:  Revelation 21:5a
“And the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'”

Council asks the congregation to pray to hold hope and wonder in our hearts as we await the coming of the Christ child, and to pray for strength and comfort for those among us who need it most.

Intergenerational Sunday School takes place next Sunday, December 4th at 9:30 a.m.

December Giving Tree: Faith Life Team is setting up the Giving Tree for Erie County Children Services. They need our help getting Christmas presents for their kids. If you can, please take a name or two, shop for that child, then return the gifts wrapped, with the name tag on them to the church. Any questions, contact Dawn Schlessman. The gifts must be returned to the church by December 11th. Many, many thanks in advance. 

Christmas Worship Opportunities:

Youth Christmas Program: Our youth will share the Christmas story “Come to the Manger” on Sunday, December 18th at 10:30 am. Don’t miss this special worship opportunity! Worship will be followed by our traditional sandwich and cookie potluck lunch. Please bring something to share. Youth practice December 11th at 9:00 am.

Christmas Eve: Two opportunities to worship on Saturday, December 24th. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with special evening worship services at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The two services will be essentially the same, featuring both Holy Communion and candlelight. The 4:00 pm service will be live streamed to Zoom. Spread the word; invite family and friends to come for Christmas Eve worship!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THESE SPECIAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO PREPARE YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD!

Mark your calendars: St. John's 2022 Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 after worship.

Teams and Committees: Team/committee reports for the 2022 annual congregational booklet will be due by January 15th to Sandy Thompson.  Please send your report in a Word doc to sandy8110@gmail.com or mail to the church at 106 Scheid Rd Sandusky, OH 44870 attention Sandy Thompson

Choir meets to practice on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. All are welcome! 

We are starting small groups now that it is fall! There is quite the variety this year, and most only meet once a month. I hope you'll join one!

Art with Allison Young meets in her home, with a different project each month, on the 2nd Thursday.

Meditation and Movement with Pastor Stacy and Shannon Thomas will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 AM at the Christian Life Center at Zion in Huron. This group offers time for prayer, scripture reading, reflection, and quiet. There will be gentle movements to go along with the prayers, but they can also be done in a chair. All ages and abilities are invited!

Men's Group with Jason Shupe and Andy Gundlach. Join them once a month for a relaxed conversation, usually around a fire or at the bar. The men who participated a couple of summers ago enjoyed the time just for them--to relax, to talk, to simply be. All men are invited.

Conversations with Lynn Schlessman meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9-10 AM. Lynn will be offering to lead a group that will use materials she has written and used at monthly meetings conducted with men and women in prison. Some of the titles are Reflections and Reflecting, Questions About Fairness, Happiness Exercise, Event-Response-Outcome, Excuses And Reasons, and Changing The Way You Think And Act. Each session will begin with participants jotting down some responses to the questions and then the group will go through the questions with participants sharing as much or as little as they want to. Lynn says, "I find that I learn about myself as I hear others tell about how they face the challenges and respond to situation. I hope you will join me in this group on the second Sunday of each month at St. John’s at 9 am. Thanks for considering being a part of this discussion group."

Bible Study with Sandy Thompson meets next on Thursday, Dec. 8th at 1:00 pm. This group met during the last session of small groups and had so much fun they want to go again. Join them as they go a bit deeper into the bible. Prior knowledge is not needed, and there is a ton of room for questions and discusssion.

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, December 4th is at 10:30 am in the sanctuary and on Zoom. View The Bulletin

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Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events

With a thankful and cheerful heart

Take A Tag

December Giving Tree: Faith Life Team is setting up the Giving Tree for Erie County Children Services. They need our help getting Christmas presents for their kids. If you can, please take a name or two, shop for that child, then return the gifts wrapped, with the name tag on them to the church. Any questions, contact Dawn Schlessman. The gifts must be returned to the church by December 11th. Many, many thanks in advance. 

Christmas Worship Opportunities

Christmas Worship Opportunties:

Youth Christmas Program: Our youth will share the Christmas story “Come to the Manger” on Sunday, December 18th at 10:30 am. Don’t miss this special worship opportunity! Worship will be followed by our traditional sandwich and cookie potluck lunch. Please bring something to share. Youth practice December 11th at 9:00 am.

Christmas Eve: Two opportunities to worship on Saturday, December 24th. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with special evening worship services at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The two services will be essentially the same, featuring both Holy Communion and candlelight. The 4:00 pm service will be live streamed to Zoom. Spread the word; invite family and friends to come for Christmas Eve worship! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THESE SPECIAL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO PREPARE YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD!

Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars: St. John's 2022 Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 after worship.

Report Deadling

Teams and Committees: Team/committee reports for the 2022 annual congregational booklet will be due by January 15th to Sandy Thompson. Please send your report in a Word doc to sandy8110@gmail.com or mail to the church at 106 Scheid Rd Sandusky, OH 44870 attention Sandy Thompson

Small groups big impact

We are starting small groups now that it is fall! There is quite the variety this year, and most only meet once a month. I hope you'll join one!

Warm Up Those Voices

Choir meets to practice on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!

Art with Allison

Art with Allison Young meets in her home, with a different project each month. They'll meet on the 2nd Thursday.

Meditation and Reflection

Meditation and Movement with Pastor Stacy and Shannon Thomas on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 AM at the Christian Life Center at Zion in Huron. This group offers prayer, scripture reading, reflection, and quiet time. There will be gentle movements to go along with the prayers, but they can also be done in a chair. All ages and abilities are invited.

Mens Group

Men's Group with Jason Shupe and Andy Gundlach. Join them once a month for a relaxed conversation, usually around a fire or at the bar. The men who participated a couple of summers ago enjoyed the time just for them--to relax, to talk, to simply be. All men are invited.

Conversations with Lyn

Conversations with Lynn Schlessman mees on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9-10 AM. From Lynn: I will be offering to lead a group that will use materials I have written for use at monthly meetings I conduct with men and women that are in prison. Some of the titles are Reflections and Reflecting, Questions About Fairness, Happiness Exercise, Event-Response-Outcome, Excuses And Reasons, and Changing The Way You Think And Act. Each session will begin with participants jotting down some responses to the questions and then the group will go through the questions with participants sharing as much or as little as they want to. I find that I learn about myself as I hear others tell about how they face the challenges and respond to situation. I hope you will join me in this group on the second Sunday of each month at St. John’s at 9 am. Thanks for considering being a part of this discussion group.

Small Group with Sandy

Bible Study with Sandy Thompson meets next on Thursday, Dec. 8th at 1 pm. This group met during the last session of small groups and had so much fun they want to go again. Join them as they go a bit deeper into the bible. Prior knowledge is not needed, and there is a ton of room for questions and discussion.

Book Discussion: Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions by Jacqueline A. Bussie

Every day, millions of people lament the loss of civility, respect, and hope, and they wonder if it's possible to cultivate a love big enough to overthrow hate and heal our hurts. With courage, authenticity, and relevance, Jacqueline A. Bussie proclaims, "Yes! It's possible!" and urges readers to widen love's wingspan and to love as God loves--without limits or exceptions. Book Discussion will meet on Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00 am in the Upper Room at St. John’s. Read the remaining chapters.

Meet Us For Scripture and Prayer

Come join us in 2023 for our next meeting! We meet at 1:00 pm at Berardi’s in Huron on Wednesday, January 4th.

 


 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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