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.
[Summary & Schedule]


Our Events

 

 

FAITH 5 FIRES …

Do you like to sit around a summer campfire with friends? Do you love S’Mores? Do you wish there was some kind of a midweek connection with the Body of Christ?

Well, if you answered yes to any… or all … of these questions … then consider yourself invited to a new … cooperative ministry event that is being planned for the Peace and St. John faith communities.

People of all ages … from both faith communities and beyond … will be gathering on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at Peace Lutheran Church … to engage in a fun-filled evening … around a summer campfire … eating S’mores … playing games … and “huddling up” for Faith 5 groups.

The intention is that all of this will take place in one hour, but those who might want to linger, may do so. You will need to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Everything else will be provided.

The Rain Out Date will be July 31. If all goes well, there may be more events like this in our future.

A SMALL GROUP MINISTRY FOR MEN

After a period of prayerful discernment … we are inviting all interested “Men in Mission” to gather for breakfast, fellowship and prayer.

Our first revamped ministry will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 am. We will meet at Frisch’s on Perry Street.

The thought is that each month we will gather at a different location to see if we can find the best breakfast in our community! No need to reserve a spot … just show up. Pastor Jim will meet you at the door. Bring your ideas for our next gathering location!!

MUD HENS GAME ...

An all-congregation outing to Fifth-Third Field to see the Toledo Mud Hens in action is being planned for Friday, August 9. First pitch is at 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $14.00 can also be found on the sign-up sheet.

Sign-up or call the church office if you are interested. Tickets will be ordered on or about July 21, so PLEASE sign-up before that date!

A SMALL GROUP MINISTRY FOR MEN

After a period of prayerful discernment … we are inviting all interested “Men in Mission” to gather for breakfast, fellowship and prayer.

Our first revamped ministry will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 am. We will meet at Frisch’s on Perry Street.

The thought is that each month we will gather at a different location to see if we can find the best breakfast in our community! No need to reserve a spot … just show up. Pastor Jim will meet you at the door. Bring your ideas for our next gathering location!!


 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

“TIME AND TALENTS” WEEKEND

There'e still time ... if you have the talents ... to turn in your Time and Talent Sheets ... Extra copies are available in the Office and in the Narthex.

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-12)

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

The January edition of The Eagle featured the Read Through the Bible in a Year plan. Several folks have been diligently reading through scripture each day.

SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC

If you have a musical gift to share … and would like to add to our summer worship experiences, please see Peggy Dorr who will be coordinating the Summer Worship Schedule this year. Plenty of opportunities are available for you to “make a joyful noise.”

SETTING CHANGE

On the Day of Pentecost … June 9 ... we move to Setting 2.

FAITH FOR LIVING HOUR …

Each week throughout the “season” at Lakeside … the guest Preacher of the Week … participates in the Faith for Living Hour … which is from 9:00-10:00 am … Monday through Thursday … at Orchestra Hall. A FREE PASS is available to enter the gates for participating in this event. These Faith for Living Hours begin on June 19.

Pastor Jim is planning to attend on Wednesdays during the summer … as time and schedule allow. Each week in our bulletin we will have information regarding the Preacher of the Week.

Here is the schedule for July

Week 3, June 30-July 5: The Rev. Dr. MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Author, Retreat Leader, Former Pastor, Idylwood Presbyterian Church, Falls Church, VA

Week 4, July 7-11: The Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Pastor, Old Stone Church (First Presbyterian), Cleveland, OH – supported by The Rev. Dr. Charles & Barbara Yoost

Week 5, July 14-18: The Rev. Dr. R. Glen Miles, Senior Minister, First Community Church, Columbus, OH – supported by the Hottenroth Family

Week 6, July 21-25: The Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, President, The Neighborhood Seminary, Abbess to the Community at Spring Forest, Durham, NC - supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

Week 7, July 28-Aug. 1: The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Dean of Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee of St. John Lutheran Church will soon begin 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: Monette Garn, Lauren Lieske, Rose Markel, Lee Bredbeck, Jodi Mackey and Jean Lehman

 


CLICK HERE TO FILL IN AND PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

 

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! A poster with additional pictures will also be appearing soon.

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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