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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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“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” (Acts 2:1 4 NRSV)
On Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 we will come together on Pentecost, like those disciples of old, to celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. One of the ways that we will celebrate the presence and power of the Spirit among us is with the color RED.
Everyone is invited to show their Pentecost Spirit by WEARING RED as you come for worship on either of these days. Come wearing red as we gather on Pentecost Weekend to celebrate the promised gift of the Holy Spirit!
Believe it or not … it is TIME for us to begin making some plans concerning the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering that will be held in Houston, Texas … June 27-July 1, 2018! Registration opens in October of 2017 … and we will need to know WHO would like to be a part of this tremendous opportunity to grow in faith, to be engaged in service, and to worship with 30, 000 youth from across the Church!
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.
You may be wondering why I am leading this effort. Sadly, Stephanie Setley who has served as our Youth Ministry Coordinator for the last couple of years, will be leaving Port Clinton at the end of July. Even though I am an old “geezer,” I have had countless experiences with taking youth to Gatherings over my 37 years of ministry (Kansas City, San Antonio, Denver, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Antonio again!) Along with my beloved spouse Jean, we truly delight in having the opportunity to guide, support, plan, fund raise and experience The Gathering alongside all of you. I have heard that Martha Snider from Peace will most likely also be one of our Adult Leaders. We may also be linking up with youth from St. Paul, Danbury.
On Sunday, June 25 at 6:00 pm, you, and your parental types, are invited to a Gathering Gathering. I will buy pizza and we will begin conversation here at St. John about the Gathering and what our participation might look like between now and summer 2018. Things to think about include: Getting Ready events, fund raiser ideas, travel plans and if we want to experience anything either before or after the Gathering.
Here’s my contact information … E-mail email@example.com … text 419.341.4235.
If you, and or your parents, have any questions … please contact me!
Together in Christ,
Pastor Jim Lehman
PS If this date doesn’t work for you, you will still be able to join us as a part of the Gathering, this gathering will just get the pump primed! Let me know if you are not able to attend this Gathering Gathering, but are interested in being a part of our group!
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.
Off to Camp at LMC … June 11-16, 2017
On Sunday June 11 … Confirmation Campers and Summer Bible Campers will be traveling to Lutheran Memorial Camp for a week of growing in faith and fun. The theme this years is: “Water of Life.”
MUSIC MINISTRY TEAM OPENINGS
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 June 20, so sign-up 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.
“TIME AND TALENTS” WEEKEND
If you may have forgotten to turn in your TIME and TALENTS Survey, there is still time to do so.
If you may have misplaced your copy of the NEWLY REVISED AND IMPROVED Time and Talent survey, contact the Church Office for another!
Please turn them into the OFFICE as soon as possible!
“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)
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.
The first meeting is scheduled for THURSDAY, JUNE 22 at 6:30 pm.
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”