Bulletin for the weekend of September 25 & 26, 2021



“Handful of Prayers”

James 5:13-20
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Mary Jo Ward, Sharon & Jerry Scheureman and Linda Duerk in memory of Roger Duerk.
ALTAR FLOWERS Our 2022 Flower Calendar is available, please contact the church office to sign up at 419782.5766 or church.secretary@stjohntigers.com.
ATTENDANCE BOOKS have now returned to the pews to register your attendance.  If you are a visitor, please share your address, phone number and email, and we will be in contact with you.
LADIES AID Ladies Aid Meeting will be on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2p.m. JoAnn McCray will be the hostess.  The food pantry item is Detergent. Remember we will be talking about sending boxes to the military in October and handing out a list of items to send.  We will be social distancing at the meeting.  Hope to see you at the meeting.
PASTOR MEWS ON VACATION on October 1-3 and will be attending the Alabama – ‘Ole Miss football game in Tuscaloosa, AL.  If you need anything at all during this time, contact Steve Meyer 419.576.2936.

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE the food pantry will be temporarily closed until further notice until we are able to resolve having a manager.

  • The food pantry is looking to hire an individual to coordinate this ministry (6-10 hours a week).
  • The food pantry is also looking for volunteers to not only serve in distributing food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., but to also purchase food and help unload food trucks that arrive approximately, once a month.
  • We are committed and dedicated to assisting those in need. We will be giving out grocery gift cards and contemplating assisting other food pantries in our areas to bless ‘the least of these,’ while we ‘refit and retool’ our food pantry. 
  • If you are interested in these ministries, contact the Steve Meyer 419.576.2936.


LIFE WITH GOD has begun on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Adult A room.  This Monday, September 27, is the last day to join.  The class is for those interested in learning about the basics of Christianity, those seeking to become communicant members or those simply seeking to renew their faith.  All members are asked to attend once every five years.

CROSS TRAINING Classes are in full swing. Acolyte schedules will be out soon to our 6th-8th grade families. We will officially begin acolyting on October 3. We are taking candy donations for our Trunk or Treat/Reformation BLAST event.  Bags of candy may be dropped off at Cassidy’s office.  If you have any questions, please contact DCE Cassidy at cassidy.holeso@stjohntigers.com.

See below for a quick schedule:

Sept. 29 – Regular Classes

Oct. 6 – Regular Classes

Oct. 13 – Regular Classes
ADULT CROSS TRAINING on Wednesday evenings is beginning an exciting new class exploring the Bible’s stories and content to help us develop Enduring Faith. The Bible we will be using is titled Faith Alive. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m., using the Cross Training schedule. New members are always welcome to join us on this thrilling adventure.
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 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  Psalm 56:3
CALL COMMITTEE has received 13 names to serve as associate Pastor.  The committee is currently processing and praying about the shepherd God desires for our congregation.
VOLUNTEERS FOR NATIONAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL ACCREDITATION  Mrs. Debbie Wagner and the Early Childhood staff of St. John Lutheran Preschool & The Tigers’ Den request the honor of your presence & your time and talents in helping us achieve the title of National Lutheran Schools Accreditation for Early Childhood Centers. If you would like to volunteer for one of our committees, and come together for a few brain-storming sessions filled with fellowship or for more information, please contact Debbie Wagner at 419.782.1751.


Sep 18, 5:30 p.m.         59                               

Sep 19, 8:00 a.m.         66                             

              9:30 a.m.         48                                     

            11:00 a.m.        102

                      TOTAL    275


– 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