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

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Year of Scripture Memory Verse is Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". 

AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO DAILY BIBLE READING

While committing to the discipline of a year long read of the entire Bible is commendable … and some will want to do this … others may realize that is a large undertaking that may not be able to be kept, perhaps like our lofty new year’s resolutions.

Another possibility is to focus on a specific chapter of the Bible to read … multiple times throughout the week. This allows for deeper and repeated reflection through the course of the week.

Here is an alternative way you might approach daily Bible reading during the month of February. The selected chapters will connect with what we have heard in worship, and will serve as a way to carry the proclaimed word into your everyday lives.

February 3- 9 … Luke 4 and 5

February 10-16 … Luke 5 and 6

February 17-23 … Luke 6, 7 and 8

February 24-Mar … Luke 9

COMING IN MARCH

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

On Tuesday, March 5 … our youth will be hosting our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage and applesauce! The meal will be served from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. A FREE-WILL OFFERING will be received to help send youth of all ages off to Camp at LMC this summer. If there any adults who would also like to help with this meal, contact the church office. Financial Assistance for this event is being provided by Thrivent!

Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 6 we will gather to begin our annual Lenten journey to the Cross. 

Ash Wednesday Worship will be held at 6:30 pm.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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