Week of May 19, 2019

PASTOR LUHRING’S SERMON “Your Inadequacy: God’s Power” Ephesians 1:18-19  

THE FLOWERS are placed on the altar in memory of Maurice Reeb by Marilyn Reeb.


BAPTIZED last Sunday was Grace Ann Jones, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Jones, granddaughter of Pat and Kim Herder.


ASCENSION COMMUNION SERVICE will be held on Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. The account of Jesus’ ascension is found in Luke 24:50-51 and Acts 1:9-11.
CHURCH SECRETARY: The position for a 40-hour-per-week church secretary is available. If you are interested or know of someone who is looking for a secretarial position, applications are available in the office.
CHURCH TREASURER: We thank Dave Goldenetz for his 29.5 years as Church Treasurer. Parish Planning is currently seeking a replacement.
WALK-A-THON UPDATE – What an amazing turnout last Friday for the Deb Maxey Walk-A-Thon. There were 110 people walking the trails of Camp Lakota. The skies were cloudy, but spirits were high. Everyone celebrated the life of our beloved teacher, Deb Maxey. Together we raised $6,822 for the Deborah S. Maxey Scholarship Fund that will continue to provide scholarships to high school seniors and families at St. John. Thank you to everyone that gave and supported us on our walk. There are t-shirts still available for purchase if you would like one. The cost is $10.00.
SCHOOL OFFICE SUMMER HOURS – If you need assistance in the school office, there will be someone available 9 – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or call 419-782-1751 to set up an appointment. The staff will be in and out of the office, and we don’t want to inconvenience anyone. Thank you.
VBS NEWS – Have you marked your calendar? Called your friends and family to register? We have 15 students registered and are wanting 50 more. Help us have a successful VBS by registering today! Go to https://stjohntigersvbs.myanswers.com/incredible-race/ and make it happen! The dates are June 3 – 6 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. You won’t be disappointed!
YOUNG ADULTS AND HIGH SCHOOLERS – Bonfire and games on Wednesday, May 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Morris’s, 2104 Evergreen Drive. Snacks provided. Bring your own beverage and a friend.
DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED for the Youth Candy Land Kick-Off. They are: wrapping paper tubes, tissue paper, balloons, cellophane wrap, plastic wrap, construction paper, cupcakes, cookies, instant chocolate pudding, licorice, gum drops, ice cream, ice cream cones or bowls, root beer and chocolate bars. Please bring to the church office by June 2.
YOUTH CANDY LAND KICK-OFF PARTY- Sunday, June 9, 6:30-8:oo p.m. will include a life-size candy land game of fun to kick-off our summer and welcome new 6th graders. Parent/Youth information and sign-up meeting will be held on June 9 at 8:00 p.m. in the Adult Ed Room after the party.
KIDVENTURE HOUR will not be held during the summer. Our last one for the year will be May 26.
WORD WARRIORS (grades 6-12) will still hold their Sunday School in the youth room.
PARISH PLANNING SECRETARY position will be available for the new church year for a two year term beginning July 1. Requirements are to attend the Parish Planning meetings once a month to record the minutes and record minutes and attendance for all congregational meetings. If interested, contact the church office or Dave Martin, congregation president.
STAMP OUT FOOD-POST OFFICE DRIVE Thank you to the following people that helped with the Stamp-Out Food Drive: Fred Bergman, Dick Bonin, Jim and Janet Seymour, Jason Roesti, Thom and Karen Kent, Mike and Marianne Shawley, Pastor and Kyle Mews, Pat Orzechowski, Gerry George, Bruce Hefflinger
Pastor Mews will be in Illinois through May 23 His daughter Michelle Eckhoff will receive her Physical Therapy doctorate on 5/19. His IL house is moved on 5/23, and his family will move into their new home, 1262 Brynwyck Court on May 31. Pastor will be back in the office by May 24.
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES: (Feel free to join any class at any time!)
  1. NO GENESIS 1-3 THURSDAY A.M. BIBLE STUDY this Thursday, May 23; class resumes on 5/30.
  2. NO TUESDAY IN-DEPTH BIBLE STUDY 1; “Law and Gospel” this Tuesday, May 21, as Pastor is in IL; classes resume on 5/28, from 2:00-3:00 in the fellowship hall.
  3. Pastor Mews is beginning his 2nd in-depth Bible Study “The Case for Christ;” will begin on Wednesday, May 29, from 6:30-7:30 P.M. Bring nothing, all will be provided
  4. Spring/Summer “Life with God” gathers Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in the Bible Study Room A, led by the pastors.
6:30 a.m. 73
8:00 a.m. 58
9:30 a.m. 137
11:00 a.m. 96
Total 364
– Worship Services –
Traditional Services
Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service