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Saint John's Lutheran Church

“A Family of Disciples, Faithfully Making Christ Known”

Sunday Worship : 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 of Resurrection


May 26 at 10:30 am.

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

Acts 5:27-32 • Psalm 118:14-29 • Revelation 1:4-8 • John 20:19-31


Sunday School Blesses All Ages

Each Sunday morning there is a bunch of exciting opportunities for learning open to adults, teens and elementary age youth. These studies for all of us meet in the Upper Room or the Fellowship Hall each Sunday morning at 9:00 am.

Journey through Mark: Join us at Panera Bread on Sunday mornings at 9 am as we journey through the Gospel of Mark. Enjoy some coffee and a bagel as we follow the life of Jesus and share our lifes with one another. Please contact Jason Steckel at 419-602-6288 if you would like more information. All are welcome! Everyone is invited.

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Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded

We will begin raising funds for the St. John’s Scholarship Fund beginning in May. The fund benefits college and seminary students from this congregation, but we need your help to ensure that scholarships will continue to be available.

To contribute, you may place a check made out to St.John’s Lutheran Church (with scholarship fund on the memo line) in the offering plate or scholarship envelopes will be available on the welcome table in the back of the church. cPlease give prayerful thought to help with this special ministry at St. John’s Scholarship Team


SUMMER WORSHIP HOURS Please note we will change our summer worship time this year. Worship will be at 9:30 a.m. beginning June 2nd thru September 1st.

It is with great joy that we join together to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. John’s.

On Sunday, April 14th the baptisms of Hunter William and Holden Allen will take place.

Hunter and Holden are the sons of Amanda and Bruce Cantu, grandsons of Rita Vargo Zorn and Tim Zorn and great grandson of Joan Zorn.

Please plan to support these children and their families in their new lives of faith.

Lenten Worship:

Our Wednesdays in Lent include soup and sandwich supper, prayer, fellowship, discussion, and worship. A sign-up list is on the Welcome Table to provide food for soup suppers.

Plan to join us for this special time of worship, food, and fellowship!

See list on Welcome Table for needed items in the weeks ahead.

Help us fill the water jug!

Our Sunday school kids are collecting loose change to build wells for other kids in Tanzania to have clean water. Help us fill the jug with change! We will collect loose change through Lent. Thank you!

'Another Way to Do God’s Work, Our Hands'

Zion Lutheran
503 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH

RSVP by April 8th to Zion’s office:

Program: Sondra Anderson from Crossroads Homeless Shelter

Rev. Kristine Schroeder, Zion, Huron leads worship

And Resurrection

Maundy Thursday: April 18th Worship at St. John's at 7:00 pm with Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday: April 19th 12 pm at Zion Sandusky

Good Friday: April 19th Worship at 7:00 pm at St. John’s

Easter Sunday Worship: April 21st at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Holy Communion at both services.

Easter Breakfast: at 9:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt for the youth during the breakfast.
Join us for all of these special worship opportunities!

· Easter Egg Hunt for our youth will be held on Easter morning during the Easter breakfast. If you would like to help with the hunt see Lori or Jenna Stacy. Donations of candy would be much appreciated. Please leave candy in the kitchen and mark for egg hunt.

· Easter Breakfast: Men of St. John! It’s time to plan for the annual Easter breakfast on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Watch for further details in the upcoming bulletins

April 25

Our “Spring Fling” Supper Club will be on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm at Marconi’s Restaurant in Huron. This will be our last one until Seemember 19th.

We have ordered our family style menu again. This was very popular the last time we were there! It would be nice if we can get a good turn-out again!

Make your plans to come for a great evening of fellowship and good food. We always have such a good time!

Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table.

Our Book Club Meets Again.

When Richard Beck first led a Bible study at a maximum security prison, he went to meet God. His own faith was flagging, but Beck still believed the promise of Matthew 25, that when we visit the prisoner, we visit Jesus. And sure enough, God met him in prison.

We meet at 9 am in the Upper Room. The book is Stranger God.

This is a remarkably useful book. Beck lays out the core issues affecting our relationships to people outside of our normal social circles, shows why this is an exceptionally important issue, and gives a great practical way to become more like Jesus.

This book would be of value to any Christian who is interested in addressing the various divisions in our world.

A nice perk is the simplicity and concise nature of Beck's writing style. His message is accessible and valuable to anyone regardless of educational background, and makes a fabulous small group resource for us.

Please join us.

This Month

You are invited to be a part of one of our ongoing small groups. We gather for prayer, scripture, fellowship, and food. Would you like to participate? Currently, there are two groups:

  • The second Tuesday (April 9) for young families will meet at Chet and Matt’s at 6 PM. You are invited! Join us for pizza buffet, prayer, and conversation. There will not be a young family second Tuesday in May, so join us for the special one this month!
  • We are moving "2nd Tuesday" to April 16th. Second Tuesday will meet at the home of Ron and Melinda Zorn, 1909 Lake Forest Dr., Huron.

Please sign up on the welcome table.


Summer Camp

It's that time of year again to think of sunshine and camp! Register early. Register now. Camp fills up quickly

1. Day Camp with Zion, Huron is June 17-21.
  • Day Camp for K-6 is 10am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Day Camp for preschoolers is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am to 12 noon. 
Registration is available online.  Day Camp fills up quickly, so register soon.

If you are available to volunteer in the kitchen or with registration, please see Pastor Stacy soon!

2. Camp Mowana! Family Camp is June 28-30
Information is available online. Check it out!

3. Summer Camp for our elementary age kids is likely the week of July 14-19.

Additional information is available at pathfinders.

Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are interested in any of these camp opportunities. Scholarships are available, and camp is more fun when we do it together!

 Bulletin Announcements
The Work of the People of God

Announcements for May 19, 2019      

Save the Date:  Please save the date, Melissa Carter and Jason Steckel are engaged and will be married on Saturday, August 3, 2019 here at St. John’s.  They ask you to save the date.  Invitation to follow.

Flag Placement at OVH:  We place flags on the graves of veterans at the national cemetery adjacent to OVH in preparation for Memorial Day. We are scheduled to place the flags on Thursday, May 23rd 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 OVH it is off Dewitt Avenue.

Scholarship Fund:  We will begin raising funds for the St. John Scholarship Fund beginning in May.  The fund benefits college and seminary students from this congregation, but we need your help to ensure that scholarships will continue to be available. To contribute, you may place a check made out to St. John’s Lutheran Church (with scholarship fund on the memo line) in the offering plate or scholarship envelopes will be available on the welcome table in the back of the church. Please give prayerful thought to help with this special ministry at St. John.

Day Camp:  It's almost time for day camp, which is the week of June 17th! Yay! Would you be willing to help? We are still in need of volunteers to help with the daily sign in/out of our campers (at 10 and/or 4), kitchen workers, food shoppers, a camp photographer, and housing for the counselors. It's a terrific week and I hope you can be a part of it! Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are able to help. Thank you!

Holy Communion: Our youth love the gift of Holy Communion--the grace, love and forgiveness that come to us in the amazing gift of Christ's body and blood. They have once again requested that we have Holy Communion every week during the season of Easter (which goes until Pentecost on June 9). The 1st Sunday of the month will be full communion with bread and small cups. The remaining Sundays of the month, communion will be by intinction. We give thanks to our Lord Jesus for the love he continually gives to us in this amazing sacrament.

Thrivent: Are you a Thrivent member? Do you have ideas for a service project or fundraiser (even if you aren’t a Thrivent member)? Thrivent has money available to help us serve and share the good news! Please join us at 6 on June 4th to find out how we can get these grants! A Thrivent rep will be here to answer all of our questions.

Eucharistic Ministers: Thank you for the care you give our members who are homebound! We would also like to help care for you.  Please make sure your kits are returned by the last Sunday of the month so we can restock, clean, and keep them them organized (hopefully giving you a bit less to do). They will then be blessed on the first Sunday of the month during worship and ready for you as you need them. 

Small Group Bible Reading:
May 19: 2 Chronicles 32-34,
May 20: 2 Chronicles 35-36
May 21: Ezra 1-3,
May 22: Ezra 4-7,
May 23: Ezra 8-10,
May 24: Nehemiah 1-3,
May 25: Nehemiah 4-6

Happy Birthday wishes to Jim Semon and Ronald Zorn.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Jeff and Kristi Justi, Pastor Stacy and Ryan Scovanner.

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:

Dave Mehling - in recovery from stroke

Barb Vance – now at home in Hospice care.  In need of prayers for peace and comfort.

Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers

Paisley Luman – health concerns

Donna Morrissey—In need of healing prayers

Family of Harriet Schlessman -  grieving her death.

Council prayer requests:  Council asks for prayers and guidance for our third Seminarian, Kriss Buss, for balancing her family, work and education.

Memory Verse:  Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love serve one another.    Galatians 5:13 

It's almost summer!  Worship times will change to accommodate busy summer schedules and longer daylight hours, and we look forward to seeing you in worship! We will worship on Sundays at 9:30 AM all summer long.  Worship time changes to 9:30 a.m. beginning June 2nd thru September 1st.



Sunday, May 19

9:00 am

9:00 am

10:30 am

Bible Study at Panera

Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Wednesday, May 22

7:00 pm

Choir Practice

Thursday, May 23

3:00 pm

4:30 pm

7:00 pm

Flag Placement at OVH

Finance Team phone conference call

Property Team meets in Upper Room

Saturday, May 25

9:00 am

Rain Date for Giving Garden

Sunday, May 26

9:00 am

10:30 am

Adult Sunday School

Sunday Worship

Wednesday, May 29

6:00 pm

Worship Team

Sunday, June 2

9:30 am

Sunday Worship

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FLAMe: Calendar

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  • 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.

Thursday, March 14th :
Zion, Huron, Lifetree Café 7-8pm. Lifetree Café is a place to gather for conversation about life and faith.

Thursday, March 14th :
JOY Time is cancelled due to March 5th Talent Show.

Monday, March 18th :
St. John’s, 7pm. FLAMe Board meeting.

Thursday, March 28th :
Zion, Huron, Lifetree Café 7-8pm. Lifetree Café is a place to gather for conversation about life and faith.

Thursday, April 11th :
St. Paul, JOY Time, 6-7:30pm, a night of Christian Fellowship for adults with developmental disabilities.

LifeTree café :
will be meeting in April for new and interesting discussions between 7:00 and 8:00p.m. at the Christian Center behind Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Main St. Huron

Thursday, April 11th, Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent,” features an exclusive filmed interview with FBI counterintelligence officer John Schafer. He developed deception-detection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying.

Thursday, April25, The identity of Jesus Examined at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “Who Was Jesus—Really?” features a filmed interview with Greg Stier, author of Outbreak, and Rick Lawrence, author of The Jesus-Centered Life. Both men share their insights about the historical Jesus and what influenced their conclusions about the identity of Jesus. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own thoughts concerning the identity of Jesus.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free and welcomes everyone.Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. For information call 419-433-4955 Sponsored by FLAMe-Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission


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