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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

We are the salt of the earth

February 5, 2023  Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

We cannot live without salt or light. In the gospel for this coming Sunday, Christians are called to be like salt and light for others. Come to worship, to enter once again in the light of the baptized assembly, to hear the word, and to share in the meal of forgiveness. 

Worship Cancellation: If Erie County is under a level 2 snow emergency, worship will be canceled. Notice will be available on our website (www.stjohnlcsandusky.com), Facebook (St. John's Lutheran Church), your email, and radio stations: WLCE (1450AM) & WCPZ (102.7 FM).

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

· 2023 -The Year of Story · 


The Year of Story Memory Verse:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8).


 


 Parish Briefing
The Work of the People of God

2023: The Year of Story
Memory Verse: Acts 1:8
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 

Council asks the congregation to pray for guidance in the upcoming year, that we may be a welcoming space for authentic conversations, and that we continue our prayers for strength and comfort for those who need it most. 

Additionally, council wants to thank the entire congregation for its generous and dedicated giving throughout the year.

Installation of St. John’s 2023 Church Council takes place on Sunday, Feb. 5th during worship.

We are blessed to have the following leaders in place for 2023:

Church Council and Team Leaders

  • President:                  Heather Ruggles
  • VP:                            Jason Shupe
  • Secretary:                  Melinda Zorn
  • Treasurer:                  Ron Zorn
  • Worship Team Rep:   Sandy Thompson
  • At Large Rep:            Jerrie Krawetzki
  • At Large Rep:            Needed
  • Faith Life Rep:           Dawn Schlessman
  • Financial Team Rep:  Ron Zorn
  • Property Team Rep:  Jon Baaske                           
  • Young Adult Rep:      Jenna Stacy 

Ministry Team Leader:

  • Endowment:     John Miller 

We thank Kevin Young with gratitude for his service as Ex-officio President of St. John’s Council and to Amanda Cantu.  Many thanks.

Souper Bowl Sunday is COMING! Please donate your loose change or any monetary amount on Sunday, February 12th. The soup kettle will be in the rear of the sanctuary for your donations and also in the handicap entrance. All donations will benefit Victory Kitchen in Sandusky. Thanks for playing in the Souper Bowl.

The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22nd with the Imposition of Ashes. Join us for special opportunities for fellowship and worship on Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning March 1st, featuring soup suppers at 5:30 pm followed by worship at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Perfect Love Casts Our Fear” we will hear from several People of Faith. The soup supper sign-up sheet is on the back window for you to share your delicious soup recipes. May God bless you in your Lenten journey.

Small Group Opportunities:

Art with Allison Young meeting in her home, with a different project each month. They'll meet on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm.

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.

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 meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9-10 AM in the Upper Room. 

Bible Study with Sandy Thompson meets next on Thursday, February 9, 2023 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, February 5th, is at 10:30 am in the sanctuary and on Zoom. View The Bulletin

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 Parish Events

With a thankful and cheerful heart

 

 

Scripture and Prayer

Meet us for Scripture and Prayers on Wednesday, March 8th at 1:00 pm at Berardi's in Huron. 

Souper Bowl

Souper Bowl Sunday is COMING! Please donate your loose change or any monetary amount on Sunday, February 12th. The soup kettle will be in the rear of the sanctuary for your donations and also in the handicap entrance. All donations will benefit Victory Kitchen in Sandusky. Thanks for playing in the Souper Bowl.

Lent: A Season of Preparation

The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22nd with the Imposition of Ashes. Join us for special opportunities for fellowship and worship on Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning March 1st, featuring soup suppers at 5:30 pm followed by worship at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Perfect Love Casts Our Fear” we will hear from several People of Faith. The soup supper sign-up sheet is on the back window for you to share your delicious soup recipes. May God bless you in your Lenten journey.

Art With Allison

Art with Allison Young meeting in her home, with a different project each month. They'll meet on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Meditation and Movement with Pastor Stacy

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.

Men's 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 Lynn

Conversations with Lynn Schlessman meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9-10 AM in the Upper Room. 

Small Group with Sandy

Bible Study with Sandy Thompson meets next on Thursday, February 9, 2023 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.

Here is Help by Max Lucado

New Book Discussion begins on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the Upper Room with Help Is Here by Max Lucado. Bills pile up. Savings accounts go down. Marriages go south. Pandemics rage. Work goes off the rails. Stress goes off the charts. Suddenly, you feel powerless to calm life's chaos. It's all too much to take on by yourself. But pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has great news for you--Help Is Here. Please read chapters 1 & 2 for group discussion.

 


 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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