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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.
[Summary & Schedule]
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.
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.
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.
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 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”