Adult Study

“Blessed is the one who meditates on his law day and night.”



DSQ ... finds children, youth and adults on a Journey of Faith. Each Sunday at 10:15 ... we gather together ... from the youngest to the oldest to explore in story ... activity ... snack ... and art ... how the story of the day connects and inspires us as we "Grow As Disciples of Jesus." Every week ... all are invited to be a part of this journey. 


























































Mary Martha Circle  1st Thursday at 1:30 p.m 419-734-4343   ~ Betty Christiansen
Naomi Circle  3rd Monday at 9:00 a.m. 419-635-2506  ~ Doris Libben
Priscilla Circle 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. 419-732-2900  ~ Marcia Bloom
Rachel Circle 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m. 419-734-2448  ~ Pat Gip



“This is most certainly true.”


We hope to begin our next confirmation class this fall. Please check back for details.





























Disciples-Ship Quest

A New Name

Faith is a journey.

Folks of all ages are on a quest that begins in the waters of Baptism, and continues throughout  life as we all seek to grow in faith and in our practice of the things that disciples do.  Many of which can be practiced during this hour dedicated to Christian nurture on Sunday mornings (for example Reading the Bible, Praying, Giving and Encouraging one another.)


Our Kick-Off Sunday for DSQ

is September 9 at10:15 am. 




Come join us

On Sunday mornings at 10:15 am, there’s room for all on the Disciple-Ship Quest!

We have a great crew of teachers who faithfully share God’s Love as students and teachers gather around God’s Word and grow as disciples of Jesus.  Classes are available for all ages from 3 year old through adult.


First Communion

“Take. Eat. This is my Body.”

 Our most recent First Communion took  place on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. We will be welcoming Ellie Abraugh, Liam Coppeler, Dean Coppeler, Mason Taylor and Miles Taylor. Let us celebrate as these five young persons join us at the Lord’s Table.

We plan to offer a First Communion workshop this fall, if possible. Please check back for updates. 





New Members

One in Mission, One in Faith

Classes are held for those who are seeking to learn more about Christian faith and for those who are coming from other faith traditions.   Contact the Church Office (419.734.5548) to find out about the next scheduled class.

Narrative Lectionary

The Proclamation of What God is Doing


After the weekend of the Holy Trinity (June 6 and 7), you will notice that for the next several weeks, we are departing, temporarily, from the Revised Common Lectionary.

As my active ministry as an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes to a conclusion, it made some sense to turn to some “favorite” biblical texts that have been the foundation for my life of faith and for my service to God and God’s People.

These preaching texts (highlighted in bold type) have long had theological power as we consider the grace and love that God pours out upon us in abundance. They also provoke a missional imperative as we respond to God’s love, mercy and grace. Perhaps, these “favorite texts” can be a “bridge” into the mission and ministry that awaits me in retirement, as well as into the future that God, through the Holy Spirit, has in mind for all of you who are St. John Lutheran Church.

My assumption is that after my ministry concludes here, the Supply Pastors who are lined up, and waiting in the wings; will provide direction in the selection of the biblical texts for worship.

June 6/7                     Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Holy Trinity               Psalm 8

White                          Matthew 28:16-20   

Theme: A Great Commission


June 13/14                2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Pentecost 2                 Psalm 32

Green                          Luke 15:11-32

Theme: Boundless Grace


June 20/21               Romans 14:1-12

Pentecost 3                 Psalm 103:8-13  

Green                          Matthew 18:23-35

Theme: Unrestrained Forgiveness

June 27/28            1 John 4:7-21

Pentecost 4                 Psalm 22:25-31

Green                          John 15: 1-17

Theme: Abiding in Community


July 4/5                     Isaiah 55:10-13

Pentecost 5                 Psalm 145:13b21

Green                          John 6:1-15

Theme: Abundantly Feeding the World


July 11/12                   Romans 8:26-39

Pentecost 6                 Psalm 46

Green                          John 1:1-5, 14-18

Theme: Pointing














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