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

OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND PICNIC

On Sunday, August 12 ALL of you are INVITED to attend an Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic at YOUR mission at The Bay! We will gather at the South Bass State Park Picnic Shelter at 5:00 pm. We will start with a picnic. If you are able, and so desire, you may bring some kind of picnic food to add to our bountiful table, (please choose something easy to transport). Hot dogs and brats will be provided for all!

Then, when we are done feasting … we will worship right there … with the backdrop of beautiful Lake Erie. We should be finished with all of the festivities by 7:30 pm! There will be plenty of time to catch the Miller Ferry or Jet Express, if you prefer to extend your stay into late evening 😊

 

We have tickets for you to ride the Miller Ferry. Check with the church office or Pastor Jim to get tickets. Please let us know if you plan on attending so we may can make sure we have enough to eat!! 

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME …

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

15 folks will be participating in this fellowship event!

SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC

As we head into the last of our “summer” months, we are still seeking gifted individuals and groups have been willing to share their musical gifts during our Sunday morning worship. If you have a gift to share, contact Erin Linehan or Kristina Smith who serve on our Worship Committee.

Get ready to serve! “God’s work. Our hands.”

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. The service activities set before us offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

Plans are being formulated right now for this year’s GWOH Sunday. If you have any ideas, please talk to one of the members of your Church Council.

COMMUNITY NEEDS … PLUS YEAR PROJECT

On Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 pm … Plus Year Confirmation Participants, Parents and Mentors are in invited to gather for a time of brainstorming and planning! The focus is to identify a need in our community, and then plan a way for us … together … to respond to that need.

 

This is a chance to live out … “you fed me when I was hungry … you visited me when I was sick … (see Matthew 25 for a fuller description.)

Youth and Parents will be receiving an invitation by letter in the very near future. Mentors will also be receiving a special invitation, as well as details about expectations for your time together.

 

Any questions or conflicts, please contact Pastor Jim.

 

CONFIRMATION MINISTRY

On Sunday, September 9 … Pastor Jim will be hosting our annual Confirmation Ministry Orientation.  (I know it is depressing to hear that summer is speeding by!)

 

Returning and prospective Confirmation Ministry Participants are invited to be present at 4:30 pm. You are guaranteed to be out the door and on your way in one hour!

 

We will review how we do Confirmation Ministry; review some tweaks and changes, be introduced to our focus for this year; receive schedules for the coming year; and have the chance to answer all of your pressing questions. 

 

Confirmation Ministry “normally” begins when youth reach 6th Grade.  However, if you are older than that, and just didn’t get started then, for one reason or another, you are most welcome to join this community of young persons who are learning about faith and life.  We have youth in a wide range of ages, so come and learn more!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THIS PROGRAM YEAR … Classes will be held (for the most part) on the first and third Sundays of each month; beginning at 4:30 pm. Each time we gather there will be two classes, a meal and activities with the whole youth ministry group. The evening will conclude at 7:00 pm.

 

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 16 from 4:30-7:00pm.  Complete schedules for the year will be available at the Orientation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

SETTING 2

During the month of August, we will continue to use the musical selections from Setting 2, while the spoken parts of the liturgy will be from the Closing Worship of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering, (with a few minor tweaks) … “This Changes Everything.”

2018 YOUTH GATHERING

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OFFERED US SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY … BEFORE … DURING … AND AFTER OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE YOUTH GATHERING!

A great time was had by all who came to be a part of our Thank You Picnic and Sharing Night held July 22. Our youth did a fantastic time of sharing their stories. We have an amazing collection of fine and faithful young people!

2021 … MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA!!

VACATION PLANS … AND MORE …

Pastor Jim and Jean will be away for a few days of vacation during the month of August … 21-27 … as they travel south to the sunshine state to celebrate the 6th Birthday of their grandson, Hudson Lehman.

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.

Thanks to all who have prayerfully considered placing your gifts and time into service action here at St. John! We give thanks to God for ALL OF YOU!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We Belong

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