Bulletin for the weekend of January 29 & 30, 2022



“This Is Why I Was Sent”

Luke 4:31-44
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Lynn & Marsha Lantz in memory of loved ones.
WE WELCOME Rev. Terry Cripe, former Ohio District president, this weekend as our guest preacher.  His sermon title and text are; “This Is Why I Was Sent,” based on Luke 4:31-44.
PASTOR MEWS is with his family this weekend in NE Ohio for his mother’s memorial service.  He wishes to thank all of you for your kindness, warmth and love shown in your cards and greetings.  We celebrate together the “resurrection of the dead and the life everlasting!”
MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE 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 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” Exodus 34:6
NEW MEN’S BIBLE STUDY beginning February 6.  Are you willing to take a stand for Christ?  Secular society has become increasingly more embolden in its efforts to take America further from Christian values and the core principles of liberty.  Please join the men’s Bible study group on Sunday mornings in a new study based on the book, We Will Not Be Silenced, by Erwin W. Lutzer.  Ervin explores the many challenges Christians are facing today and applies to God’s Word to the chaos we are experiencing.  Contact Jeff Rohlf at 419.784.6107 or email at jlrohlf@defnet.com for more information.

CROSS TRAINING As we enter into February, we realize that our Cross Training program only has three months left! Please continue to check in with your child to see if they are staying up to date with the lessons in their notebooks. We also ask that all 8th grade students and parents begin looking at their Parent Promises and Youth Confession of Faith papers, as they are due in March.  

See below for February Schedule, 

February 2 – CT Classes

February 9 – CT Classes

February 16 – CT Classes

February 23 – BLAST Event #5 – Servant Event
SJL Youth Fundraisers – Upcoming SJL Youth will be selling Superbowl pizzas and ‘practical products’ in February to raise money for upcoming trips and for our overall program. Order forms will be out soon for both fundraisers – so please consider supporting our wonderful youth! 
419 MINISTRY KICKOFF St. John’s new ministry project which is focused on serving all youth, children, and families in our area code through outreach events and Christian education. 419 Ministry is beginning it’s mission with a kickoff event for all youth, children, and families at St. John and in our community. This kickoff will be held in the lunchroom at St. John from 12:00pm-1:15 p.m. on February 20. Join us for pizza, icebreakers/games, and fellowship as we share more about our upcoming events. Any questions can be directed to Pastor Mews or DCE Cassidy at 419.782.5766. 
CHIEF RECEIPTS  Thank you for saving your Chief Supermarket receipts and depositing them in the container in the school lunchroom.  They result in cash for our school!!  Please be reminded that the receipts program does NOT run during the summer months, so any receipts dated during June, July, and August cannot be accepted.
SJL LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE met for the final time last Tuesday, January 18.   The long range planning committee will gather again on February 24 at 6:30 to begin implementing the plans. The lead article for the February Epistle outlines the four main thrusts and goals.

EXODUS BIBLE STUDY  The class gathers 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room.  This is the natural extension from Genesis!”  Come join us whether you have been a part of Genesis or not, all is provided.  We are discussing God’s covenant with Israel and their travel to the “Promised Land.”  February Schedule:

Thursday, February 3, NO CLASS.

Thursday, February 10, NO CLASS.

Thursday, February 17, CLASS.     

“PARABLES THROUGH PEASANT EYES,” This Bible Study is a practical insightful look into 10 of Luke’s parables with profound blessings for everyday life.  2:00-3:00 p.m. Live class, held in the Fellowship Hall.  We begin our discussion on the “Parable of the Rich Fool,” Luke 12:13-21.  Schedule:

Wednesday, February 2, NO CLASS

Wednesday, February 9, NO CLASS

Wednesday, February 16, CLASS


Jan 22, 5:30 p.m.      44                                 

Jan 23, 8:00 a.m.      47                              

             9:30 a.m.       41                          

           11:00 a.m.       98

                   TOTAL   230

– 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