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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]
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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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RESOURCES FOR WORSHIP AND DAILY PRAYER IN THE HOME
Check out … www.blogs.elca.org/worship. This site provides resources for use in the home.
Welcome to the Year of Mission
Our focus this year in the Northwestern Ohio Synod will be on the Mission of God.
God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with creation and ends with the promise of a new creation. The Triune God is working to renew everyone and everything and invites us to participate. The mission of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is a participatory mission:
Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to
Make Disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, and Launch New Communities
for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World.
During 2020: The Year of Mission, we will aspire to grow as we participate in God’s Mission through three distinct practices:
THEME VERSE … John 20:21 … “When he had said this, be breathed on them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Palm/Passion Weekend - Services are 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27 and 9 a.m. Sunday, March 28.
Maundy Thursday - Service is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1. (Will be broadcast live on Facebook @saintjohnlutheranpc)
Good Friday - Tenebrae service is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 2. (Will be broadcast live on Facebook @saintjohnlutheranpc)
Easter Weekend - Services are at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3, and 9 a.m. Sunday, April 4* (Sunday service will be broadcast live on Facebook @saintjohnlutheranpc)
*IMPORTANT NOTE ON EASTER SERVICES: Due to COVID-19 precautions, a maximum of 60 people can attend each service. Reservations are required. To make your reservation, contact the church office at 419-734-5548.
Face coverings are required, and seating will be physically distanced.
NOTE: THE EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE IS FULL. WE STILL HAVE SPOTS FOR THE SATURDAY SERVICE.
The Easter Sunday service will be broadcast on Facebook live at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 4.
Additionally, our friends at Peace Lutheran Church have invited us to attend their service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4. This will take place in-person with face coverings and physical distancing, or by car in the church parking lot. Holy Communion will be distributed in both locations.
Return to Worship Plan
We returned to worship the weekend of June 6-7.
Should Ottawa County receive a star or become purple, all in-person worship services will be cancelled until the county returns to red or a lower color.
Our radio broadcasts on WGGN 97.7FM at 8 am continue. We will also continue to make worship available on Facebook/YouTube; when it can be accessed at a more agreeable time. Thanks are due to Jordan and Bill Wiewandt, Kristina Smith and Pam Boytim for their faithful and consistent work.
Examen Prayer for the Promise of God’s Presence
Lord Jesus, let us be still and let us be at peace, for just a few moments, in the busy-ness of this day. Let us be attentive to where we have been and to where we are headed. And lead us to clearly see where you are present in all of our lives today. In the name of Jesus Crucified and Risen for the World Amen.
34"So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today.”
“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever.”
“I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.”
Return to Worship Plan Outline
Everything that follows as a part of this Plan for Returning to Gathered Worship is carried out under theme of “Loving God; Loving the Neighbor.” The motivation to return is centered in a renewed commitment to praise and thank God as we gather, to hear God’s Word that brings us life, to be fed and sustained in faith at the Lord’s Supper and then to be sent out to love and serve the world.
But gathering again also implies that we must live out our commitment to love the neighbor who assembles with us. Our Christian freedom carries with it a God-given responsibility to care for the health and well-being of others who share the same earth and space with us. You are invited to join with us in “Loving God; Loving the Neighbor.”
CLEAN ALL "HIGH-TOUCH" SURFACES EVERY DAY
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
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, we 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
We 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 us.
Once more, in Christ’s name, welcome to St. John Lutheran Church. Come and join us as we seek to make Christ known.
The leadership of St. John Lutheran Church
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”