Bulletin for the weekend of June 19 & 20, 2021



Are You Smarter … than God”

Job 38:1-11



THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Michelle Heidepriem family in honor of Dave & Pat Heidepriem
CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY TODAY at 2:00 p.m. to be held in the gymnasium, to discuss the upcoming budget and other ministry matters. Copies of the overview and meeting agenda has been sent out on realm and is available to all in the back of the church. 
INSTALLATION AND WELCOMING OF OUR DCE CASSIDY HOLESO the weekend of July 10-11.  She will be installed during all services.  On Sunday, July 11, we will be having a cake reception following the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. services in the Cafeteria. As she is moving into a new apartment we will be having a ‘card’ shower for her.  There will be a box in the back of the church and in the Cafeteria to receive those cards. Come let us celebrate the beginning of her called ministry with us.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR SEARCH and CALL COMMITTEE:  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 7 at 7:45 p.m.  The NW OH Circuit Visitor, Pastor Saylor will be there as well.
PORTALS OF PRAYER for July through September are available.
STRUMMERS AND HUMMERS Are you looking for a new and fun activity that will spread your faith?  St. John is starting a ukulele class on Wednesdays starting in June and July at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Room.  Find yourself a ukulele (alto, concert, or tenor). Come join us as we learn to play some hymns and songs.  Beginners are welcome.  Our goal is to lead worship the end of August and to provide entertainment for shut-ins.  Any questions call Connie Warncke 419.956.2283.
EXODUS Has begun.  Now is the time to join.  The class gathers 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room on Thursdays.  This is the natural extension from Genesis!  Come join us whether you have been a part of Genesis or not, all is provided.
SUMMER TIME – Registration continues.  If you need assistance, please contact the school office at 419.782.1751.  Summer office hours will be Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. If you need a different time, please contact the office to make arrangements.  
EPISTLE the June/July Epistle is now available for pickup.  It is also available on Realm and the church website.
VENDOR SALE – SJL YOUTH FUNDRAISER Come support SJL Youth and local vendors/small businesses in Defiance by attending our Vendor Sale Fundraiser at St. John on Saturday July 17! Bring the whole family for a fun day. If you know any local vendors or small business owners who would like to take part in this event, contact DCE Cassidy at cassidy.holeso@stjohntigers.com or call/text at 517.769.5084. Note – this event will be taking the place of our garage sale for this year.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH SUMMER LEAGUES  We will begin our weekly hangouts on Wednesday, June 23 instead of the 16!  Join us at St. John from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for open gym and a game night.  Snacks will be provided.  All high school youth are invited, so bring a friend!
CHURCH OFFICE for the month of June there will be limited staffing in the church office due to summer break.  Please contact the church office at 419.782.5766 to ensure someone is available to assist your needs.
FRIDAY JUNE 25 the church office will be closed this Friday due to staffing.  If there is an emergency please contact Steve Meyer 419.576.2936.
CLOTHES CLOSET The Clothes Closet is now open on Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donations will only be received at the back door on Monday morning 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. when volunteers are there to receive them.  The porch will not be open to leave donations.  We appreciate your cooperation.  Volunteers are needed. Please call Sharon Keller at 419.782.2639.
TIRES Mrs. Debbie Wagner is looking for a donation of 6-8 old tires that will be used for a sensory play area on the school playground. If you have any old tires laying around, they can be recycled for our “Outdoor Play Space” now in the planning stages. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Wagner at 419.782.1751.  Thank you.

Esther 4:14 National Development Grant It is with great joy to announce that St. John Lutheran Church & Christian Day School has been awarded by The LCMS office of National Mission the Esther 4:14 National Development Grant in the amount of $1,150 for Online Ministry. The LCMS office stated that they received nearly 450 applications for this program, while only 225 grants were awarded. The Esther 4:14 National Development Grant was awarded to improve our Online Ministry. With this grant we will be able to purchase a second video camera to have it wall mounted in the back of the church, to allow for easier transitions while watching the live stream. This will also allow us to take Pastor Mews’ Life with God classes and bible classes so that we can put those on the website to expand our ministry. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1,830. If you would like to contribute towards this project, please write “Online Ministry” on the outside of your envelope.



June 12, 5:30 p.m.       37                              

June 13, 8:00 a.m.       54                              

                9:30 a.m.       61                               

                11:00 a.m.      43

                       TOTAL    195


– Worship Services –
Traditional Services
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service