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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

· The Year of Scripture 2019 Memory Verse ·

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

 Parish Worship
The Season After Pentecost

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 20 at 10:30 am.


When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c • Psalm 111:1-12 • 2 Timothy 2:8-15 • Luke 17:11-19


 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

God's Work Our Hands Project!
FLAMe Hygiene Care packages

On Sunday, September 29 at 1 pm at Shoreline Park Sandusky (located at 411 E Shoreline Dr), we will be packing up the care packages for the kids who are in foster care. Pizza will be provided. Please join us for this important work.

October Bible Studies

Join Us

Monday, October 7 at 6 PM will be Beatitudes at Rapid Fired
Monday, October 14 at 5:45 will be Read Through the Bible at Danny Boy's

Halloween Party
October 26th
1-3 pm

Mark your calendar!

  • an upbeat alternative to traditional neighborhood strolls
  • all park cars in the parking lot with their trunks open and accessible
  • provides a safe and “family friendly” environment

Second Tuesday Small Groups

Will not meet in July or August. We encourage all small groups to join us for worship at Nickle Plate Beach in Huron at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Sunday Morning

Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9:00 am.

  • Youth classes meet in the fellowship hall and kitchen.
  • One adult class meets in The Upper Room and is doing a video series called “Unshakeable Hope”
  • Another adult group also meets at 9:00 am at Panera Bread.
Plan to take advantage of these learning opportunities.

 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements for October 6, 2019

Pastor Stacy away for Vacation and Continuing Education:
Pastor Stacy will be away September 30th through October 11th. If a pastoral emergency arises, please contact Sandy Thompson (419-433-4530), or Ann Voight (419-357-8483).

Sunday School teachers: Oct. 13 –
Younger students:
Yvonne Semon
Older students: Pastor Stacy

Second Tuesday small group takes place on Oct. 8, 5:30-7 pm at the home of Larry and Dawn Schlessman. Their address is 3104 Margo St., Huron - it is close to Plum Brook CC, off Hull Rd. Phone # is 419-433-6617.

Congratulations: Helen Williams is the proud great grandmother of a new baby boy, Oakley James weighing 8 lbs 4 oz. Our best wishes to the Williams family.

Offering Counters: St. John’s Finance team is looking for a few individuals with an interest in helping count the Sunday offering. Time commitment is minimal, approximately one hour per month. If this is something that appeals to you and would fit your schedule, please email Ron Zorn at 

The Lutheran Dartball League is looking for new teams. If you have an interest, talk to Ann Voight or call Carrie Wiedenheft at 419-307-1370. This is a good community fellowship.

Good News at Noon: Brown bag lunch table conversations presenting new concepts to better understand and communicate the “Old, Old Story of Jesus and His Love.” Weekly sessions to be presented and facilitated by Bill Lucht. Will meet in the basement of the church Tuesdays 12-1 through the month of November starting November 5. Water and coffee will be provided.

Attention all members: The SPURS visioning team will meet on Monday, October 21st and encourages everyone at St. John’s to come and share their dreams for St. John’s. Kevin Young, team leader and Pastor Stacy will host this meeting at 6:00 pm in the Upper Room. SPURS is a "think tank" where together we dream big dreams and seek God's vision for the future of the congregation. Your dreams and creativity are needed, so please come and join in casting a new vision.

S - Support 
P - Persons
U - Understanding 
R - Renewal in the
S - Spirit who leads us on

Blessing of our pets: We will be having a pet blessing on October 20th at 4 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, Huron at their shelter area. All pets are invited. If your pet can't be there, you are welcome to bring a picture.

St. John’s Family & Friends Costume Party: Join us on Saturday, October 26th from 1-3 pm in the fellowship hall for treats, fun, games, fun and refreshments. If you would like to help out with donations of candy, etc. for the party, please see Tara Tommas.

All Saints Sunday: November 3rd 2019 is All Saints Sunday, when we take the time to give thanks for the saints who have shared their faith with us and helped us grow in our faith. You are invited to bring a picture of someone in your family you would like to remember on this special day and place it on the altar before worship begins.

Please join us as we read through the New Testament! October 2nd we begin in Matthew, and the readings will be printed in the bulletin each week. Join us October 14th at 5:45 PM at Danny Boy's as we talk about what we've read so far!

October Servant Event: The Faith Life Team invites you to bring in ketchup and yellow mustard for Care and Share. These condiments are highly sought after by the clients. The size of the bottle is important at Care and Share. No larger than 20 oz size bottles please. Please drop your donations in the tubs at the back of the sanctuary.

Book Study Returns: Our next book club begins in November. We will be reading “Holy Envy” by Barbara Brown Taylor. To preorder your book, please sign up on the welcome table. Books are $19 and will be ordered October 15. The public library also has copies available. The book study will meet at Vine and Olive the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Please read pages 1-80 for our first meeting.

Endowment Grant Applications are now being accepted for 2020. Applications are located at the back of the church (on the table); the requests need to be presented to the Endowment committee no later than October 15, 2019. You can put your request in the endowment mailbox in the basement or present it to any member of the committee. The committee members are John Miller, Mary K Schlessman, Jeff Justi, Bob Stacy, Dale Osbun, Ron Zorn, Pastor Stacy and Ann Voight. If you have any questions, please see a member of the endowment committee.

Small Group Bible Reading:  
Matthew 11-12, October 7:
Matthew 13-14, October 8:
Matthew 15-17, October 9:
Matthew 18-19, October 10:
Matthew 20-21, October 11:
Matthew 22-23, October 12:
Matthew 24-25, October 13: 

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

Bonny Ambos – prayers for upcoming back surgery and relief of pain.
Milly Reed – in need of our prayers.
Family of Jim Moore – grieving his death.
Caitlin Berg - friend of Samantha Lane
Council prayer request: Pray for God’s Guidance as we speak the truth in Love.


Sunday, October 6

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Monday, October 7

6:00 pm

Beatitude Study at Rapid Fire

Tuesday, October 8

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Cleaning and Stripping of entryway and basement floors

2nd Tuesday Small Group

Wednesday, October 9

8:00 am

7:00 pm

Cleaning and Stripping of entryway and basement floors

Choir Practice

Thursday, October 10

6:30 pm

Faith Life Team

Sunday, October 13

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Monday, October 14

9:00 am

5:45 pm


Read through the Bible at Danny Boys

Wednesday, October 16

7:00 pm

Choir Practice

Thursday, October 17

8:30 am

Endowment Committee meets Upper Rm.

Sunday, October 20

9:00 am

10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Life Tree Café, Thursday October 24th: The program, titled “Make a Difference Now: Choose to Be Extraordinary,” includes a filmed interview with author and speaker Mark Sanborn, who will share his thoughts on living an exceptional life. Tips for transforming a normal life into a remarkable one will be discussed. Life Tree held at Zion Lutheran Church Huron in the Christian Center behind the church from 7-8 pm. The October 10th meeting has been cancelled.

 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

1. Go to

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:
  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 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

Welcome Lauryn, child of God!

 Parish Partners
Sharing in the Body of Christ
FLAMe: Calendar

  • Sat, Sep 29th: Trinity, Sandusky, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Eastern Conference Women’s Fall Retreat, “Prayer with a Twist”.
  • Thu, Oct 11th: St. Paul, JOY Time, 6:00-7:30 PM, night of faith and fun for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Sun, Oct 21st: State Theater, 4 PM Celebration of Psalms with the LIFT Festival Chorus and Firelands Symphony Chorale
  • Sun, Oct 28th: Reformation Sunday, FLAMe Covenant Signing at all congregations.


August 3rd/4th: Art Show at Zion Sandusky displaying work from inner city Toledo Youth

August 8th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

August 14th: Nickle Plate Beach, Huron, 6pm, short worship service and potluck, sponsored by St. John’s.

August 19th: Corn Roast Potluck Dinner, Zion Huron Fellowship Hall. Gather at 5:30. Eat at 6pm. Handicap Accessible.

August 22nd: Lifetree Café, Zion, Huron, 7-8pm Topic: “Why Are You so Hard On Yourself?”

September 8th: St. John’s Rally Day. Bishop Beaudoin will preach the sermon.

September 12th: JOY Time: St. Paul, 6-7:30 an evening of Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

September 20-21st: Women of the Northwest Ohio Synod Convention, Heritage Inn, Sauder Village in Archibold, Ohio.

September 29th: Trinity will host a Walkathon around the pond at the Commons of Providence to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 4th-6th: Fall into Lakeside Youth weekend.

November 3rd: Trinity, Pork Dinner


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154 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2019

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