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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]
Get ready to serve! “God’s work. Our hands.”
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
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.
FIRST RESPONDERS THANK YOU PICNIC
St. John Lutheran Church will be providing a THANK YOU picnic for all First Responders (PC Fire and Police) and their Families on Sunday, September 11 at Noon. The meal will take place at the Fire House. This meal will be in advance of the Dedication of the First Responder’s
Memorial, which will begin at 1:30 pm.
How Can You Help?
1. We are receiving donations to help defray the costs of purchasing food. (Menu will include: Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, potato and macaroni salad, chips and drinks.)
2. We will need a team of folks (the more, the merrier) to grill hot dogs and hamburgers, to serve the meal and to be gracious hosts. The meal will be served from Noon until 1:15 pm.
3. You could serve as a “shopper” to purchase food.
4. You could bake cookies that will be our dessert for the day.
5. You can pray for First Responders and their families.
Other service opportunities are still being planned … but will include tying blankets for those who need to sit, while working and serving as a clean-up crew in our two cemeteries.
ADDITIONAL "GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS." PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Tying Blankets for LWR ... Gather here at St, John from 2-4 pm.
Clean-Up at Riverview and Lakeview Cemeteries ... Meet at St. John to disperse. Bring rakes etc.
Deck Washing at Ruthann's House ... Meet at St. John to disperse.
SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARISH HALL
ELW SETTING CHANGE …
Beginning on Sunday, September 4 we will be transitioning to Evangelical Worship Setting 1. It has been our practice to rotate between the four settings we have “learned” so that we might keep our worship “fresh” and to make sure we utilize those settings that have become “favorites” to some within our midst.
WORSHIP AT THE BAY … WORSHIP CONTINUES WITH OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE … 6:30PM!
There will be one SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO OUR WORSHIP SCHEDULE AT THE BAY THAT WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER.
Due to a “teaching” conflict with Confirmation … worship will be held at TheBay on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month as we begin our transition into Fall.
All worship services in September will be at 6:30 pm. Here’s how the schedule will look in September …
September 11 … Pastor Jim Lehman
September 18 … No Worship Scheduled
September 25 … Pastor Jim Lehman
The month of September still offer a great opportunity for you to travel to the island and connect with your mission in this place. As in the past, we will have FREE tickets for the Miller Ferry available to those who would like to worship with our sisters and brothers at TheBay. If you are interested check with the church office or Pastor Jim.
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”