Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Sunday Worship : 9:30 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, August 20th
Sermon Audio↗
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost



Exodus 1:8-2:10 • Romans 12:1-8 • Matthew 16:13-20

Faith Active Through Love
With Grace Unbounded

Today is Wednesday, August 23rd

Back to School Beach Blast
 Sunday, August 20th, 2-6 pm 

At East Harbor State Park there will be a back to school beach blast for all youth grades 5 and up, along with those from Zion and St. Paul. You are invited!

 Monday, August 21st, 7am-7pm

We will have a fundraiser for our youth attending the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. This will take place at Barry Bagels on August 21st from 7am - 7pm. Please click on the picture below to print a copy to take with you to help support our youth as you enjoy a meal! You may also show this flyer on your tablet or phone when you order.

Giving Garden Sweet Corn Potluck
 Monday, August 21st, 6pm

Everyone is welcome. The Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission (FLAMe) wants every member to enjoy the fruit of the Giving Garden. Please come to Zion Lutheran in Huron, 930 South Main Street, for a FLAMe-wide potluck. We will gather at Zion at 5:30 and eat sweet corn from that garden at 6 pm.

Hot dogs and drinks are also provided. Bring a side or dessert to share. You are invited to come even if it's a last minute decision

And don't miss walking the Prayer Path and Labyrinth before or after!

ELCA Youth Gathering, Parents Meeting
 Sunday, August 27th, 12 noon 

At Zion Sandusky, there will be a meeting for all parents of youth interested in attending the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.

Drug Addiction Epidemic
 Sunday, August 27th, 6pm

Monday, September 11th, 9am

Quilting will resume on September 11th. The quilters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s at 9:00 am in the church basement.

The quilting group has so far completed 79 quilts to be sent out this fall. They are in need of cotton material - especially darker colors - but all colors are useful. If you have something to contribute, please mark the packages for the quilting project and place them in front of the cabinets on the west wall of the kitchen. Thanks to all who have supported this project.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and tie the layers together. If you can tie a knot, you can quilt. Come and enjoy the fellowship.

Book Club : Brand Luther
Tuesday, September 12th, 6pm

500th year of the Reformation!

To continue our celebration, we are reading Brand Luther in our Book Club. We will meet in the Upper Room on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, beginning on September 12th, at 6 PM.

Everyone is invited. If you are interested, please sign up on the welcome table by August 20th. The cost of the book is $12.00.

Brand Luther—How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation.

Special Congregation Meeting
On Sunday, September 17th following Worship 

A special congregation meeting will be held at the close of worship on Sunday, September 17th. This meeting is about preserving our stained glass windows. This is an important meeting. Please plan to attend.

Mark your calendars for Supper Club!
On Thursday, September 21st, 6pm 

Supper Club will meet on Thursday, September 21st at The Camp Street Restaurant, 1040 Camp St., Sandusky.

Camp Street Restaurant has a wide variety of choices on their menu, so there should be something for everyone. The Thursday night special is “Meat Loaf” and it is very much in demand.

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 by August 13th! If you are interested in the “Meat Loaf Dinner Special,” please list it beside your name. -Kathy Strayer

500th Anniversary of the Reformation!
September 26th & 28th, 6:30pm

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Come and watch the movie Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. This screening is a great way to reconnect with Luther’s story. FLAMe is hosting a showing of this new film on Tuesday, September 26th, at 6:30pm in Sandusky, click here for $10 tickets. And also on Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm in Norwalk, click here for $11 tickets.

The Month of September

Attention St. John members! Applications for scholarships are available from Sue Lucht, Linda Miller Moore, Sally Kelley.

During September we will be raising money for the St. John's Scholarship Fund. The fund benefits college, Seminary students and anyone who is doing continuing education or training beyond high school that is a member of this congregation. We need your financial help to ensure that these scholarships will continue to be available. Please give prayerful thought to help with this special ministry at St. John’s.

NWOS : Reformation 500 Crawl
Saturday, October 21st

PREMISE: An opportunity for NWOS Lutherans to learn about our Lutheran heritage from 1517-2017, including the opportunity to connect with each other.

FORMAT: The Reformation 500 Team has 3-4 sites in each of the 7 Synod Conferences which will be open to provide a Reformation-related experience. You can print a schedule and take a tour of nearby sites…or plan a road trip!

SCHEDULE: Each site has committed to being open from 10:00am- 2:00pm. Sites offering a 20-30 minute presentation such as a speaker, concert, or drama will do so at 3 times: 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm. This will give time to travel to the next site/next presentation. Other sites will offer visual arts, stained glass windows, artifacts, etc. for browsing with someone there to explain what is on display. Participating congregations will provide simple hospitality and refreshments such as coffee and cookies/snacks.

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Pastor Jerry Bauer
A Poem for Week 34 of 2017

Day By Day

Jesus says, “Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34

Anxious for tomorrow
  how familiar the sound. 
Robs me of peace,
   pushes God aside. 
Puts me in charge,
  no need for God. 
Each new tomorrow
  Jesus holds in His hand. 
So I trust Jesus,
   live day be day. 
Anxiety be damned.

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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