Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Port Clinton, Ohio



“Growing Disciples of Jesus”

 


Praise

Worship Times

Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
WGGN 97.7 8:00 am

Witness

Disciple-Ship Quest

Sundays
10:15 am

Mission

St. John @ the Bay

Sundays...  
Memorial Day-October 6:30 pm
November-May 3:00 pm

Word

Narrative Lectionary

At All Weekend Worship
 

Worship: Greet­ings in the name of our Lord and Sa­vior Je­sus Christ! You are in­vited to come ex­per­i­ence the un­con­di­tion­al love of God in Je­sus as it is pro­claimed, ex­per­i­enced and ex­ten­ded when we gath­er to wor­ship, to grow in faith, to par­ti­cip­ate in fel­low­ship and to serve oth­ers.[More]

Dis­ciple-Ship Quest: Mov­ing to­wards God’s vis­ion of “Grow­ing Dis­ciples of Je­sus,” our cre­at­ive Chris­ti­an Ed Team has chosen the power­ful name “Dis­ciple-Ship Quest” for what was formerly called Sunday School. You are in­vited to join the jour­ney. Classes are avail­able for all ages from 3 year old through adult. [More]

St. John @ the Bay: Come and wor­ship at Moth­er of Sor­rows Church where our Luther­an Mis­sion, St. John @ the Bay, is de­vel­op­ing an emer­ging wor­ship com­munity that shares the Gos­pel and grows dis­ciple­ship in those who live, work and vis­it on South Bass Is­land. [More]

Nar­rat­ive Lec­tion­ary: The Nar­rat­ive Lec­tion­ary is a set of Bible read­ings for our wor­ship that tells the over-arch­ing bib­lic­al story in a nine-month peri­od. These texts sound the voices of Ab­ra­ham and Sarah, Moses and Isai­ah, Je­sus, and Paul; and so en­rich preach­ing and our life of faith.
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Our Events

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME …

An all-congregation outing to Fifth-Third Field to see the Toledo Mud Hens in action is being planned for Friday, August 3. First pitch is at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $13.00/person.

Sign-up or call the church office if you are interested. Tickets will be ordered on or about July 17, so PLEASE sign-up before that date!

Pastor Jim at Peace …

No, this isn’t about reaching a state of nirvana, instead, as a sign of our partnership with our sisters and brothers at Peace Lutheran, Pastor Jim will be making the dash from our worship at 9:00 am on Sunday, July 8 to lead worship at Peace at 10:30 am.

2018 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING IN HOUSTON, TEXAS ... "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!"

By the time you will be reading these words, we will have experienced the amazing 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas! As a group of three-congregations-in one … we are inviting you all to attend a NIGHT OF SHARING AND THANK YOU PICNIC!

This post-Gathering event will be held at St. Paul, Danbury … on Sunday, July 22 … in their picnic shelter. The picnic will begin at 6:00 pm and the time of sharing will follow our meal together.

If you are planning to attend please sign up at the table at the top of the stairs, as we will need a guestimate of how much food to purchase and prepare.

This is one of the ways we are striving to say … THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OFFERED US SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY!  

Camp at LMC Pictures …

If you are longing to see what a week of camp at Lutheran Memorial Camp looks like, please visit lomocamps.org … find the LMC page … and click on Week One. It was another great week of growing in faith, experiencing the Body of Christ and getting away from daily routines. Oh, and it was FUN too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 YOUTH GATHERING

Well, we are on our way to the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering that will be held in Houston, Texas … June 27-July 1, 2018!

On September 15 … our group was registered! We have 10 youth from St. John and 3 adult leaders! Also, participating will be 3 youth and one adult leader from St. Paul, Danbury and 2 youth and 1 adult leader from Peace! Making our Grand Total … 15 youth and 5 adults! 

St. John Participants include:

Abi Frattaroli       Tatyana Kowalski           Rebekah Koehl     Lillian Reiman             Olivia McDougall

Cara Linn              Ileana Garza                   Will Segaard          Nate Frattaroli             Elliot Auxter                 

Pastor Jim Lehman                                       Jean Lehman        Angie Auxter

Youth Gatherings are an amazing opportunity to experience the “largeness” and the excitement of what it means to be Church! There are five program areas that will be a part of the Gathering: Synod Day; Service Learning; Interactive Learning, Community Life and Mass Gatherings. If you want to learn more, go to these resources: ELCA.org/gathering … facebook.com/youthgathering … Twitter ... @elcagathering.

OUR NEXT GETTING READY EVENT WILL BE SUNDAY, APRIL 8 FROM NOON-4:00 PM.

 

Announcements

 

St. John is holding its Summer Day Camp under the theme of "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING" on July 2-3 & 5-6.

Counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries will lead camp for kids in Grades 1-6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There will also be a separate camp for preschool and kindergarten aged children from 9:00 a.m. to noon on July 2, 3 and 5.

Registration forms are available at the church or here online.

 

By the time you will be reading these words, we will have experienced the amazing 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas! As a group of three-congregations-in one … we are inviting you all to attend a NIGHT OF SHARING AND THANK YOU PICNIC!

This post-Gathering event will be held at St. Paul, Danbury … on Sunday, July 22 … in their picnic shelter. The picnic will begin at 6:00 pm and the time of sharing will follow our meal together.

If you are planning to attend please sign up at the table at the top of the stairs, as we will need a guestimate of how much food to purchase and prepare.

This is one of the ways we are striving to say … THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OFFERED US SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY!  

4th of July Festivities

This year on July 4 … St. John will be hosting … as a part of our community’s celebration of our nation’s birthday … several activities. First, the Firecraker Cutie Contest and then, the Ice Cream Social. Restrooms will also be available for those attending the Car Show on Adams Street.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee of St. John Lutheran Church has begun its work of prayerfully calling forth leaders to assist in the accomplishment of God’s mission in and through this congregation.

Members of the Nominating Committee are: Mary Anne Mitchell, Pat Postma, Ellen Bloom, Kent Johnson and Jim Sass.

If you are interested in assuming a position of leadership, we’d be glad to hear from you and learn about your particular interest.  For example, do you have a heart for worship, Christian education or congregational life?  Just contact one of the above Committee members or Pastor Jim Lehman.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We Belong

St. John Lutheran
207 Adams St.
 Port Clinton, OH
 43452
419-734-5548
Email Us

Office Hours:
 Mon-Fri:  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Rev. James N. Lehman

We are a mem­ber of the Evan­gel­ic­al Luther­an Church in Amer­ica , whose of­fices are loc­ated in Chica­go, Illinois.

We are also part­ners with the 162 con­greg­a­tions of the North­west­ern Ohio Syn­od. The of­fices of the NWOS are loc­ated in Find­lay, Ohio.

Loc­al ELCA con­greg­a­tions in Ot­t­awa and Wood Counties share mis­sion and min­istry through the North Cent­ral Con­fer­ence.

Our con­greg­a­tion also par­ti­cip­ates in the Port Clin­ton Clergy As­so­ci­ation and it’s sea­son­al wor­ship and ser­vice op­por­tun­it­ies.

 



Pastor's Welcome

Greet­ings in the name of our Lord and Sa­vior, Je­sus Christ! On be­half of the people who gath­er to wor­ship, learn and serve at St. John Luther­an Church, I wel­come you to our Web site as you learn more about our mis­sion.

You are in­vited to come ex­per­i­ence the un­con­di­tion­al love of God in Je­sus as it is pro­claimed, ex­per­i­enced and ex­ten­ded when we gath­er to wor­ship. It is our church's de­sire to grow in faith, to par­ti­cip­ate in fel­low­ship, and to serve oth­ers

I am avail­able to vis­it with you by phone, at your home or work place, or via e-mail. I would en­joy get­ting to know you bet­ter and an­swer­ing ques­tions you might have about the Chris­ti­an faith, or what Luther­ans be­lieve, or any spe­cif­ic prac­tices of this Chris­ti­an com­munity. Please don’t hes­it­ate to get in touch with me.

Once more, in Christ’s name, wel­come to St. John Luther­an Church. Come and join us as we seek to make Christ known.

Pas­tor Jim Leh­man


Our Beliefs

OUR M​IS­SION
We are a Christ-centered and caring con­greg­a­tion called by God to share the good news of sal­va­tion for all people.

OUR VIS­ION
     “Grow­ing Dis­ciples of Je­sus”

OUR VALUE
WOR­SHIP:
Our first re­sponse to the good news of God’s un­con­di­tion­al love in Je­sus is to wor­ship . . .
 
SAC­RED SPACE:
We strive to provide a wel­com­ing place where all can enter in­to God’s pres­ence . . .
 
MAK­ING A JOY­FUL NOISE:
In grat­it­ude and joy, we lift our praises to the LORD . . .
 
A CARING COM­MUNITY:
We re­cog­nize that when God calls us to faith in Christ, we are joined to a com­munity where we can ex­per­i­ence genu­ine warmth, deep friend­ships, and lov­ing re­la­tion­ships . . .
 
NUR­TUR­ING DIS­CIPLES:
We will of­fer mean­ing­ful op­por­tun­it­ies for chil­dren, youth and adults to hear, learn and ex­per­i­ence the good news of God’s love in Je­sus.

 


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