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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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VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH
The Port Clinton Ministerial Association is excited to announce that we are planning to host a Valentine’s Day Lunch for all widows in our congregations.
This FREE and WONDERFUL Lunch is just a simple act by which we can show love to widows in our community! The Valentine’s Day Lunch will be held at the Port Clinton Yacht Club on Thursday, February 14 from 11:30-2:00 pm.
This is the first event of what we are calling, Love Port Clinton. As the future unfolds, we will be hosting similar events, for widowers, kids, … who knows who else we will demonstrate love in simple acts!
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT WITH PASTOR JIM BY JANUARY 31.
The Sermon on the Mount: A Call to Discipleship
In this Year of Scripture … we gather around God’s Word … specifically the Sermon on the Mount. Through these words of Jesus … Matthew 5-7 … we will hear and explore what it means for us to be called to discipleship. In a world and culture … where following Jesus may cause us to “swim upstream,” against what is popular … together we will read, talk and pray about what it might look like for us to live as “growing disciples of Jesus.”
This 6-week study has been written by Bishop Daniel Beaudoin. We will gather on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Our first study will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 pm.
Other gatherings will be on February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7.
All are welcome to join us on this journey.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is coming … the weekend of February 2 and 3. Bring an extra $5.00 OR MORE to place in soup pot offering receptacles. This is a nation-wide intentional effort among churches to provide food to the hungry at a time when many will overindulge at Super Bowl parties.
THIS YEAR our efforts will be focused on providing resources LOCALLY for those who have been impacted in significant ways through the government shutdown.
Of course, we also want to help those whose needs are greater at this time of year when winter has a deep impact upon income.
100% of what is received this year will support the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank.
GIVE GENEROUSLY … SO THAT ALL MAY BE FED!
MARK THESE DATES …
Our week of Camp at LMC for 2018 is scheduled for June 9-14!
This is the one week of the summer where there is programming for all ages … including Confirmation Camp … from the youngest through high school.
Watch for a letter sometime in late February/March to let you know about the particulars for registration.
For now … block these dates off on your calendars … it’s a great way to “get rid” of your kids for a week … where they can grow in faith and experience Christian community.
HIGH SCHOOLERS AND CONFIRMATION YOUTH
BE WATCHING YOUR SNAIL MAIL BOXES FOR A LETTER CONCERNING OUR JOINT CONFIRMATION/YOUTH MINISTRY RETREAT … WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH !!!!!
WE WILL NEED FIRM COMMITMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH INTERESTED YOUTH TO MAKE THIS A GO!
ALSO … OUR SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER WHERE WE RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE AT LMC IS TUESDAY, MARCH 5!!
CROS+GEN LIFE CONFERENCE 2018
One of our values … those characteristics that are a part of the DNA of this congregation … is that we are always about NURTURING DISCIPLES. We would stop being St. John … if we would end our commitment to providing “meaningful opportunities for children, youth and adults to hear, learn and experience the good news of God’s love in Jesus.”
From October 1 through October 4, Pam Boytim, Julie Frattaroli and Pastor Jim Lehman had a tremendous opportunity to learn about and to experience Cross+Gen Ministry. This event was held in Estes Park, Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies. We were inspired and challenged by “big picture” presentations, case studies and workshops.
The basic thrust of this approach to nurturing disciples is to gather children, youth and adults into one community, versus breaking age groups into separate classrooms. Here’s a question that is at the heart of this Cross+Gen Life, “What happens when the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child collide in the same sacred space every week?” Promise. Hope. Joy. Depth. Fun. Cross+Gen Life.
The three of us who attended have met once to process our experience. We have identified some ways that we can implement some of what we have learned. You will have a chance to experience this at our Advent Events and at the Winter DSQ Kick-off. We will be doing some deeper reading of how this ministry has taken shape in congregations across the US. We will be praying about the ways that we can move into more significant commitment to nurturing children, youth and adults in Christian faith.
This adventure was made possible through the generosity that has been provided through the Shela Fund, which is a part of the St. John Endowment.
MUSIC MINISTRY NEWS
The Handbell Choir … under the direction of Lisa Rider rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
Our Senior Choir, under the direction of Shelvin Burns, rehearses on Sunday mornings, except when the Handbell Choir is ringing, at 8:00 am.
Come join one of our two outstanding choirs who provide leadership for our worship, as gifts and talents are shared!
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.
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
We are a Christ-centered and caring congregation called by God to share the good news of salvation for all people.
“Growing Disciples of Jesus”