“Now is the Time”

Isaiah 55:6-9



THE ALTAR FLOWERS In loving memory of our parents and Carolyn’s brother, David, given by Ken & Carolyn Hoyle.


HELP NEEDED the church is in need of your help.  We are looking for volunteers in the church to be clickers for Saturday services.  Please contact the church office if interested.


SENIOR CHOIR Due to COVID-19 the Senior Choir will not be rehearsing or performing.  We will reevaluate in October.  Thank you for your understanding.


PARISH PLANNING Needs a recording secretary to take minutes.  They meet the third Thursday of every month.  Please contact the church office if interested.


ALTAR FLOWERS Our 2021 Flower Calendar is available, please contact the church office to sign up.


PORTALS OF PRAYER The October through December portals of prayer are now available.

FUSE NIGHTS- NEW SR. HIGH PROGRAM Attention all high school students! We are introducing a new program called “Fuse” for individuals in 9th-12th grades.  The word ‘fuse’ means to join or blend to form a single entity.  In high school, you are trying to discover who you are as an individual.  But when we all come together as a group, we form as one in the Body of Christ – still as individuals, but joined together through our faith.  Join us for games, activities, a small devotion, and snacks!


“YOU’VE BEEN FLOCKED” youth fundraiser!  Looking for a unique way to surprise your friends/family on their birthday, anniversary, or maybe just want to cheer them up?  SJL Youth are here to help with our new fundraiser!  You can pay the youth program to go and decorate your loved one’s yard with colorful flamingos on their special day.  The price is $20.  We are also accepting donations!  Contact DCE Cassidy at holeso-sjl@defnet.com if you would like to hire us – or if you have any questions!


CROSS TRAINING Classes are officially in full swing!  Our Cross Training program meets every Wednesday at St. John from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  If you would like to register your child or volunteer to help, please contact DCE Cassidy at 419.782.5766.


LADIES AID Let us remember Psalm 39:7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?  My hope is in you.”  Let us not forget that the Lord is in control.  Our next meeting is September 24, at 2:00 p.m.  JoAnn McCray will be the hostess chairman.  The food pantry items for the month are detergent and tissue.


CONCERT Dave Anderson and Roger Walck’s concert this past Sunday, September 6, was a tremendous success!  Supported by a Thrivent Grant and an Endowment gift, nearly $500 was raised for their ministry of Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat Center in Arizona that ministers to pastors, church workers and missionaries.  This concert was their very first ‘live streamed’ event with guests from places like Australia, Sweden, California, and Florida.  Over 50 people from SJL and other nearby congregations attended and were moved by their faith in song, stories and joy! Thank you to all who helped to make this faith enhancing event possible.


BIRTHDAY PARADE What are you doing Tuesday evenings?  Would you like to bring a smile to our “Special Birthday” family members at St. John?  Tuesday evenings, we form a “Birthday Parade for our 80+ members”.  Please call George Kaiser 419.576.0716 to receive notices for when parades are scheduled.


SJL STAFF AND CONGREGATIONAL LEADER’S LUNCH “Sent to Serve” is our Christian Day School theme for the 2020-21 school year. “Sent to Serve” is our vision of St. John team ministry and how church and school can work together. On Sunday, October 4th at noon.  We will be hosting a luncheon in the school lunchroom. Various boards are invited to attend: Elders, Board of Christian Education, Youth Board, all teaching staff, Pastors, school and church secretaries and the bookkeeper are invited to be part of a new beginning of building a stronger church and school relationship. The purpose of this is to generate church and school outreach ministries.  In addition, we hope to facilitate ways to more effectively unite church and school ministries. In doing so we will more effectively minister to members and visitors. All participants are asked to donate funds or Clorox Wipes to support this joint venture.  We are bringing a Thrivent Representative to speak with us about the benefits of Thrivent.  A Thrivent grant is helping with the expenses of the meal. Come to share ideas and volunteer to help move them to completion. Please RSVP to John March, Debbie Wagner, Pastor Mews or the church office if you are able to attend by

September 30th


MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).  The church is encouraged to “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Col. 3:16).  Psalm 1 teaches us to mediate on God’s Word day and night.  It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word.  One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to mediate on it.  The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse together each week.

This week’s memory verse: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (lcms.org/worship/memory-verse-challenge)



Sandy Gyurnek’s Bible Study: Fellowship Room A

Jeff Rohlf’s Bible Study: Lunchroom B

Faye Luhring’s Bible Study: Lunchroom A

Cassidy Holeso Youth Bible Study: Youth Room



Sept 5,   5:30 p.m.      38                    

Sept 6,  8:00 a.m.      59                      

                9:30 a.m.      37                 

        11:00 a.m.      24
                    Total  158



– 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