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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.

106 Scheid Road
Sandusky, Ohio
419-625-2192



· The Year of Prayer Memory Verse ·


Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Philippians 4:6



 Parish Worship
The Season of Discipleship

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

October 21 at 10:30 a.m.


Isaiah 53:4-12 • Psalm 91:9-16 • Hebrews 5:1-10 • Mark 10:35-45

For the Son of Man came not to be served
but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.


  

 Parish Calendar
Faith Active Through Love

 Parish Events
With Grace Unbounded
 


Before they are shipped to Lutheran World Relief, St. John's will be offering a blessing for the quilts and those who will use them.

God bless these quilts wherever they may be used, that they may provide warmth and security to those who have experienced tragedy or who have no other shelter. God bless all who receive these quilts with the experience of the covering of your love and forgiveness.

Some of the finished quilts will be on display in the Sanctuary.  Please be sure to join us on the 23rd to see the fruits of many hands’ labor.

 



  • Are you concerned about church safety?
  • Would you like to talk to your sheriff?
  • Did you miss our spring seminar?

FLAMe ( Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission) is sponsoring a second meeting with the sheriffs of Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties. This event would be of interest to any person or denomination in the tri-county area. The sheriffs will discuss what a church can do to combat this raising concern.

Matters such as illness during worship, an intruder alert, safety of members and staff will be covered. Your concerns will be addressed during a question and answer period.

For those who attended the spring session, your willingness to attend and to share your plans so far, will be greatly appreciated.

Where: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (next to YMCA in Sandusky)
When: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM

 

PRAYER WITH A TWIST at Trinity, Sandusky.

Take a few hours out of your busy schedule for a time of prayer, devotion, fellowship, and growing in God ’s Word. Registration and coffee hour start @ 8:30 am. Cost is $5.00, payable at the door.

Your gifts of school supplies will be received at the meeting and distributed to Sandusky area children in need.

Please RSVP by September 23, to Elaine Conley at (419) 625-0373 or canread78@yahoo.com.

 

On September 30th there will be a special congregational meeting at which time the St. John’s Union Corner’s Endowment Fund will be presented, discussed and recommended for a congregational vote.

This is a special fund of our congregation that uses its earnings to support programs not normally included in the operating budget of the church, including (but not limited to) Special Ministries.

This meeting will follow the worship service. Please save the date and plan to be present.

Full Announcement

 


The Blessing of the Animals traditionally takes place on the Feast day of St Francis of Assisi (Oct 4), or on a Sunday near it.

This ritual is a witness to God's and the Church's care, love, and concern for all of creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God's creatures, our stewardship of creation is strengthened. It is also a service with special meaning to children.

We will be having a brief worship service and pet blessing outside the church on September 30th at 4 PM (weather permitting).

All pets are invited. If your pet can't be there, you are welcome to bring a picture

 


This Sunday is the day of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Luca Matthew Eskins, the child of Tessa Baker and Cole Eskins.

Baptism is one of the miraculous means of grace through which God creates and strengthens the gift of faith in a person’s heart. May we all remember our own baptism this special day!

This is also the day we remember Jeanette Walz and honor her lifelong gifts to this church. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion using the glass communion cups Jeanette provided through her posthumous gift.

 

This fall, in place of the annual CROP WALK, the local Lutheran churches are combining efforts to raise money for local hunger efforts.

On October 14 we will walk to help feed those who are hungry. We walk at the Prayer Path at Zion Lutheran Church in Huron.

We will combine walking with prayer for hunger relief. We will raise money that will be distributed to local food banks and hunger relief organizations.

Please walk and pray with us on October 14. Donation documentation records can be picked up on the welcome table.

 

Our book fair is extended to October 21! We have books for kids, teens, and adults. They make great Christmas presents or thinking of you gifts. There are Christmas books and books on love, health, and spirituality.

The book fair is sponsored by Sparkhouse, a Lutheran publisher.

Sparkhouse intentionally collaborates with leaders from multiple denominations to ensure that the resources are theologically sound. Enjoy shopping from the comfort of the Upper Room. Please have all orders turned in by October 21!

 


Bishop Daniel Beaudoin reminds us in this his Bible Study that a long time ago, Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, Book of Nehemiah, we read that before Nehemiah lays even one stone; Nehemiah prays. He prays for strength. He prays for protection. He prays for forgiveness. Nehemiah takes everything to the Lord in prayer.

God of justice and joy, as we begin this study of the Book of Nehemiah may we be inspired by your love and transformed by your will to be built into the people you long for us to be. Lead us to grow strong in our daily prayer and in our love for you. This we pray in the blessed and holy name of Jesus. Amen

We will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9 am for six weeks. We begin October 23 at Barry Bagels on Milan Rd in Sandusky (behind Five Guys). Sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Table or just show up for the study.

 
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Northwestern Ohio Synod Fall

PUMPKIN Gathering:
October 23:
St. John’s Lutheran,
122 W. Ottawa St.
Oak Harbor, OH


Join us for a night of worship, fellowship, and learning.

The Gathering will start at 6:30 p.m.

• with Worship: Bishop Daniel will kick-off the evening with the introduction of the Year of Scripture,

• followed by the Bake-Off: You can bring a dessert made with pumpkin that could be included in the Synod cookbook. Please indicate you are sharing a dessert.

• and Learning: you can choose to attend one of two presentations:

1. People, Purpose, Parish, and Perspective: Resourcing for God’s Call with Sherry Krieger

2. Removing the Barriers to Generosity in your Congregation: A Systematic Approach, Step One with Kent Wilson

If you have any questions, please call: (419) 423-3664 or email cheryl.sondergeld@nwos-elca.org

 

Sandusky OPIOID Epidemic

Project Noelle is all about helping kids in our area who have been affected by the opioid problem we are having. These kids are losing parents, ending up in Foster Care, and seeing things no kids should see. Their goal is to bring even just a tiny bit of joy to these kids.

On October 28th, immediately following our worship service, we will gather downstairs for fellowship and to welcome a Project Noelle speaker who will share the mission of this special effort.

 

Saint John's Family and Friends

A Halloween Trunk or Treat in the parking lot across from the church. Join us for the fun of treats, games, and refreshments.

This is a safe & fun trick-or-treating experience for your kids going car-to-car to get their treats.

All these events are geared towards younger children. It is safer than going door-to-door, and you avoid many of the scarier costumes and decorations. And it’s easier on the littlest ones who don’t have to walk as far.

All are invited.

 


Young Family Eucharistic Ministers

When your child first wished to take the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and you believed he or she was ready to do so, you began to help prepare them to receive the Sacrament. Maybe your child loved talking about communion. Did they have questions about it? These questions and their answers may well have been in your home.

For many of our homebound members, Holy Communion always happens at home.

So we would like to partner families who have youth, with families who are homebound. We ask that you visit the homebound member once every other month and take communion to them.  This can happen anytime that fits your schedule!

We hope relationships will form and we can learn from each other.

Interested? Have questions? Join us for a brief discussion on November 3rd at 11:30 before Art and Pizza, or see Pastor Stacy.

 


Please join us again for a craft, prayer, and pizza on November 3rd from 12-1.

These special times strengthen young people and their families in their relationship with God; help them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ; and to enjoy and share God’s love together.

All young people and their families are invited.

 


All Saints Sunday is when we take the time to give thanks for the saints who have shared their faith with us and helped us grow in ours. It is a day when we commemorate those we have lost as well as the Christians who have lived before us and have testified to their Christian 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.

 


The SPURS visioning team is offering two opportunities on Monday, November 5th to encourage everyone at St. John’s to share their dreams for St. John’s. Ann Voight, team leader and Pastor Stacy will host two meeting times 10 am and 5:30 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



This Month



On the second Tuesday of the month, you are invited to be a part of one of our ongoing small groups. We gather in October on the 9th for prayer, scripture, fellowship, and food. Would you like to participate? Currently, there are two groups:

  1. One group for people of all ages meets in various homes. Call the church office at 419-625-2192 for the location. At this gathering, appetizers are provided and you are invited to bring a dessert to share.
  2. The other is a group for young families that meets at the parsonage where kid-friendly dinners are provided.

Please sign up on the welcome table.


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Our Faces and Places

 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.

St. John’s Choir will be participating in this wonderful Choral Festival again this year. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. You do not want to miss this awesome concert.

Cornerstone Chorale & Brass
Wed Oct 24 at 6:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Sandusky Ohio

Admission: 1 non-perishable food item
to benefit Care & Share


A unique faith experience during troubled times


Cornerstone presents a powerful message of reconciliation, healing, and social justice through narration and a wide variety of traditional music. Woven together with newly composed musical interludes, it focuses on our faith and God’s call to follow Christ and serve those in need. The ensemble of 20 singers, 8 instrumentalists, and narrator have presented 463 concerts in the U.S and Canada.

The 2018 production focuses on 3-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Archibald MacLeish’s famous work describing the 1969 Apollo moon landing: “To see the earth as it truly is, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together; brothers (and sisters) in the eternal cold.” The program will center on Christ’s acceptance, love, compassion and grace for all people.

Cornerstone is the creation of its conductor, DR. BRUCE VANTINE, and consists of 30 professional vocalists, instrumentalists, narrator and staff currently on a 3½ week tour including 22 performances in 11 states across the Midwest and South.  Members of the ensemble include experienced professional performers from all over the United States.  The group has presented more than 440 performances since 1988, offering unique and uplifting programs which often help raise awareness and funds for charities in the local sponsoring community.

Cornerstone Chorale @ Zion

Saint John's is a member of a coalition of Lutheran churches who have been working together since 2003 to make Christ known and facilitate God's mission to our community and in this world. This partnership, formerly called SALM and now called FLAMe, includes Saint John’s, Bellevue; Grace, Castalia; Zion, Huron; Saint Peter, Norwalk; and Saint John's, Saint Paul, Trinity, and Zion congregations in Sandusky.


153 Years  :  Rejoice, Renew, Reach Out  :  1865-2018

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