June July Epistle 2022 (click to read)


Bulletin for the weekend of June 18 & 19, 2022



“His Deeds Match His Creed”

Luke 8: 26-39

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given in honor of God our Father by Rick & Nancy Baldwin.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY The Lord bless all of your Father’s Day celebrations today, and we rejoice in all of our fathers including those who are now with their Heavenly Father in eternal peace.


THE OHIO DISTRICT CONVENTION will be held on June 22-24 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Pastor Mews and Mike Saxton, lay delegate, will be attending the Convention.


UPDATE ON CALLING THE PASTOR Last Sunday the Call Committee welcomed Pastor Phil DeVries, and their two children- Katie and Marcus. His wife Kristi was unable to accompany him due to an illness. They toured the Defiance area.  We then gathered at Rick and Nancy Baldwin’s home to discuss further each other’s expectations and hopes if Pastor DeVries would accept our call.  We ask for God’s blessings to the DeVries family as they consider our call.
 NEW SECRETARY We welcome and are delighted to introduce Sanda Morris-Salisbury as our church secretary.  Sanda lives in the Defiance area and has three sons.  She is an avid Defiance baseball fan and has two boys active on local teams.  Stop by the office and introduce yourself to her. 
HEAD CUSTODIAN  The Trustees are looking to fill the head custodian position, anyone interested can fill out an application and leave contact information at the church office for the Trustees.
SECRETARY  Michelle Schmunk has resigned her position as head custodian and will be a secretary in our church office beginning  June 27.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS are 8:00-4:00 p.m.
NEW SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY led by Faye Luhring starting July 10 at 9:30 a.m. Making it through a life shift…hope filled, standing on an unshakeable foundation and standing firm with the shield of faith.  This study is about how our past and faith makes us prepared for shifts that happen in our life.  The Apostle Paul declared “I focus on one thing, forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”  Effective Christians are forward thinkers.  Life changes like shifting sand with the tide of each new day – and I believe God’s will is that we move forward with new energy through prayer and a desire to know God’s will and to please Him.  Faye will be using 6 P’s to explain this from a book she loves. 1. Prayer 2. Prepare 3. Ponder 4. Persist 5. Promise 6. Purpose.


Sandy Gyurneck’s Bible Study: Fellowship Room A

Phil Rohlf, Bible Study, “Hebrews” Fellowship Room B

Jeff Rohlf Bible Study, “We will not be silenced.” By Dr. Lutzer, Adult room A.


LIFE WITH GOD class will not be held on Monday, June 27 and July 4.
“MAKING YOUR CASE FOR CHRIST” Reminder: Classes will not be held June 22, and 29. Classes will resume July 6.
“PARABLES THROUGH PEASANT EYES” No classes on 6/22 and 6/29 as Pastor Mews is out of town.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS: EXODUS! No class on 6/23 and 6/30 as Pastor Mews is out of town.
MYSTERY ISLAND VBS – RECAP St. John Lutheran Church and Christ Our Savior were blessed to share the Word of God with over 66 children at our combined Vacation Bible School that was held on June 13-15. Participants ages 4-11 joined together to learn about the one true God through fun games, interactive Bible lessons, exciting crafts, island themed snacks, and much more. Thank you to our planning team and all of our volunteers who helped make this event awesome! It was a joy to serve our community through this fun event, and we hope to see you next year for our June VBS in 2023.
PORTALS OF PRAYER for July-September are available at the church entrance and at the south parking lot entrance.
Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  This week’s verse is ”Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5.


June 11, 5:30 p.m.      46                                 

June 12, 8:00 a.m.     51                               

              9:30 a.m.       103                                  

            11:00 a.m.        69

                   TOTAL      269

– 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