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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
419-625-2192



· 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 Crucifiion

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

March 24 at 10:30 am.


God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength,


Isaiah 55:1-9 • Psalm 63:1-8 • 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 • Luke 13:1-9


 


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.

April 14th the youth Sunday school classes will study communion and learn from Ann Witt how to make our delicious bread. We gather at 9 am.



 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love




In the March 17th Bulletin . .


Sunday School teachers: March 24

  • Younger students: Yvonne Stacy
  • Older students: Pastor Stacy

The season of Lent: 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! Items needed for this week’s soup supper: no items needed this week. Items needed for upcoming suppers. See the list on the Welcome Table for needed items.

Emails! We are going to be sending emails every other week with announcements and scriemure. This will be sent to our current list that receive newsletters by email. If you would like to be added, please let Pastor Stacy or Sandy know. Thanks to Melinda Zorn for taking on this project!

So many blessings! We give thanks for everything we celebrate in worship.  If you have flowers delivered to the church, please have the florist include your name on the flowers to make sure they go to the correct person. Thank you for your help!

Our prayer chain at St. John's continues to be very active. Would you like to be added to the list of people who pray? Would you like us to pray for you? Please contact Pastor Stacy, Kerry, or Sandy.

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!

Small Group Bible Reading:
Daily Reading:
Mar. 17 Joshua Ch. 22-24
Mar. 18 Judges Ch. 1-2
Mar. 19 Judges Ch. 3-5
Mar. 20 Judges Ch. 6-7
Mar. 21 Judges Ch. 8-9
Mar. 22 Judges Ch. 10-12
Mar. 23 Judges Ch. 13-15

Happy Birthday to Brian Wilson, Bonny Ambos, and David Young.

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:
Jason Shupe – Recovering from surgery at home.
Beverly Hohman – Recovering from hip surgery. Bev has moved to Admiral’s Pointe, Huron for rehab. She is in Rm 309.
August Hohman prayers for strength and comfort.
Dave Mehling - in recovery from stroke
Barb Vance – continuing cancer treatments
Dick Widdoes - In need of healing prayers
Owen Reed – has returned home.
Paisley Luman – health concerns
Judy Henry – Prayers for upcoming hip surgery, March 21st, healing and recovery.

Council prayer requests:
For our council, those returning and those newly elected, that they follow God’s guidance and faithfully lead this congregation to be a family of disciples faithfully making Christ known.

Memory Verse: The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to Him. 2 Chronicles 16: 9


 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded


It’s time for
BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST!

We will be doing the Together in Faith series from Augsburg called “Being the Body of Christ: A Study in 1 Corinthians”.

We will meet
·  February 28,
·  March 14
·  March 28,
at 10 am.

There are booklets in the Upper Room.

Please let Pastor Stacy know if you have any questions.

 

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!

Items needed for this week’s soup supper: no items needed this week. Items needed for upcoming suppers.

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

 

Join Those Reading Through the Bible This Year, at a Gathering at Berardi’s in Sandusky on Monday, March 11th at 5:45pm.

 

Musical passion play “Tetélestai” Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries’ will be presented at St. Joseph Church, 822 Barclay Street, Marblehead, OH 43440 on March 29, 30 and 31, 2019.

Tetélestai’s dramatic stage production and timeless music tell the story of Jesus’ trial, execution and resurrection in a visual way that will leave a lasting impression. This is a great way to prepare for the Holy Days of the Easter season.

Performances will be at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1:00 pm Sunday. Doors will open approximately 1 hour before performance time. There is no charge, but free-will offerings will be acceemed.

For more information, please visit www.livethepassion.org. Tetélestai is a registered service mark of Tetélestai, Inc.

 

Order Easter Flowers

We will beautify our sanctuary with Easter Lilies on Easter morning.

Place your order in the offering plate by Sunday March 31st.



5 Blooms plants are $11.00 each.

Number of plants you wish: (______)

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: St. John’s Lutheran Church

Please include:

YOUR NAME:
and
IN LOVING MEMORY OF (Deceased Name):
or
IN HONOR OF (Living Name):

 

Holy Week & Resurrection

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

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

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

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.



Monthly



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:

  • Young families are at the parsonage.
  • This month all other families will meet at Dawn and Larry Schlessman’s. Their address is 3104 Margo St. Huron, 419-433-6617

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!


 Parish Pictures
Our Faces and Places

 Parish Partners
Sharing in the Body of Christ
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.




 


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