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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.
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If you are entering the 8th Grade this Fall through entering High School Seniors … you are eligible to be part of this amazing event that only happens every three years!
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.
If you are interested in being a part of this fantastic journey of faith … PLEASE TALK WITH PASTOR JIM!
Here’s my contact information … E-mail email@example.com … text 419.341.4235.
Our next Getting Ready Event is Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 pm at St. Jo
SUMMER DAY CAMP AT ST. JOHN ... JULY 10- 14!!!
Pre-School and Pre- Kindergarten ... 9:00 am-Noon.
Completed Grades K-6 ... 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Middle School and High School ... 4:00-8:00 pm.
Call 419.734.5548 to learn more and to register. Click on this link to download the Registration, Health, & Permission Form.
Our next scheduled Praise Worship Sunday is set for July 30. If you are interested in being a part of the Praise Team Singers … see Julie Frattaroli for the practice schedule and location.
It is with true joy and delight that we are connected with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world!
Continue to lift up our brothers and sisters in the Nkuhungu congregation in Tanzania and the Bacska Palanka congregation in Serbia. (This the congregation formerly served by Pastor Jasmina Kotas-Medved. Pastor Jasmina moved in August of 2013 to a new congregation)
Here’s a recent email … including a picture … we have received from our sisters and brothers in the Nkuhungu congregation in Tanzania.
Greetings to all our brothers and sisters in Christ!
It's my joy writing you this email as has been long time now since we last communicate. I hope our Lord has continued to keep and protect you all in His Love.
We are all so much blessed as we keep you in our hearts and remember you in our prayers. How are you doing on your side?
As we finish the first half of this year, we thank God for many accomplishments in our congregation. As you may remember we have one very important project of constructing a 'new church building'. We have already started and made terrific progress.
A special committee was formed to monitor every step and resource committed for construction. This way we have reasonably achieved the first phase of construction which involved foundation. Phase two will involve supporting poles and beams. This will begin soon after final touches of this phase.
Reverends, I wish you all the blessings and love form God. I'll keep in touch with you.
Church Council is pleased to announce that following a time of prayerful discernment, JULIE
FRATTAROLI has accepted the call to serve as our YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR. Julie
begins her time of service to, and with, the youth of our congregation on July 1, 2017. As many of you know, Julie has demonstrated a love for our youth for quite some time. We are filled with joy and
gratitude that she has been prompted by the Holy Spirit to live out this role on behalf of all who are at St. John Lutheran Church. Keep Julie and our youth in your prayers as we anticipate many exciting ministry opportunities in the near future.
MUSIC MINISTRY TEAM OPENINGS
With Craig Dieterich’s recent retirement and Henry Kihlken’s death in April, we have two significant “holes” to fill in our Music Ministry Team. First, keep these searches in your prayers, asking God to guide and direct us as we seek gifted persons for leadership. Second, if you know anyone who might be interested, forward their names to Pastor Jim, Kristina Smith or Erin Linehan.
Here are two brief descriptions of the positions that we have posted on various sites, including: NWOS web site, Lutheran Association of Church Musicians, local universities and Ottawa County Job store.
St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, OH is receiving applications for the position of Organist. We are seeking a person to lead us, through their gifts at the organ and piano, as we worship in song and liturgy during our one service on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Expectations also include: accompanying our choir in rehearsal and playing for midweek services in Advent, Lent and Holy Week. Position is open immediately. A ministry description is available upon request. Inquiries and resumes may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. 419.734.5548.
St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, OH is receiving applications for the part-time position of Choir Director. We are seeking a gifted person to inspire, oversee, rehearse and direct our Senior Choir. Position begins in August, 2017. The choir season begins each year in September and concludes at the end of May. A ministry description is available upon request. Inquiries and resumes may be sent to email@example.com. 419.734.5548.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME …
An all-congregation outing to Fifth-Third Field to see the Toledo Mud Hens in action is being planned for Friday, July 28. First pitch is at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00/person.
Sign-up or call the church office if you are interested. Tickets will be ordered on or about July 14, so call the office and saver your seats before that date!
SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC
Over recent months, a number of gifted individuals and groups have been willing to share their musical gifts during our Sunday morning worship. If you have a gift to share, especially as we move into summer when our choirs take a break, contact Erin Linehan or Kristina Smith who serve on our Worship 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: Mike Snider, Chad Mitchell, Dave Bloom, Chuck Postma and Lida Knipp.
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.
LUTHERAN-ROMAN CATHOLIC CONVERSATION
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”