SERMON: This coming Sunday’s sermon is:
by Pastor Kurt Mews,“Rebranded and Renamed” by Pastor Mews  

based on the text: Genesis 17:1-7; 15-16              

ALTAR FLOWERS

The altar flowers for this weekend are given by Mabel Adams in honor of her mother, Krystle Adams’ birthday on February 25th.

ADULT CONFIRMATION

Today we welcome into our church family, Gigi Sitzenstock by rite of adult confirmation. Her bible verse is John 3:16.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, March 3rd , after the 11:00 service in the church sanctuary in regards to obtaining a second pastor.

COME SUPPORT ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL’S 7TH & 8TH GRADERS

Please join us in the St. John Lutheran School cafeteria on Wednesday, February 28th. A Lenten meal will be served from 5-7p.m. The meal will consist of homemade soups, Caesar or garden salad, macaroni and cheese, rolls, beverages, and pie for dessert. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal served by our 7th and 8th grade students. A free will offering / donation will help support their end-of-the-year trip to Gatlinburg, TN. We appreciate your support for our 7th and 8th graders.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration for Preschool – 8th Grade has begun. Limited space is available in the preschool 4 year olds  1/2 day class, Mondays thru Fridays. Please contact the school office for information or visit us at www.stjohntigers.com.

ANNUAL FUND TICKET SALES

Representatives from our school will be selling tickets in the lower hallway for the Annual Fund – Trivia Night event beginning the weekends of February 25th & March 3rd . Flyers regarding the Annual Event have been posted around the church and school. Please contact Mrs. Lorrie March for more information.

SAVE THE DATE – “PEW SISTERS” BIBLE STUDY

Starting on April 8th, Lisa Mews will be leading “Pew Sisters”, a women’s small-group Bible study by Katie Schuermann. “Pew Sisters” is about real women, real lives, and real faith stories!

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!

On Sunday, March 3, between church services, some of our youngest church members will be selling Girl Scout cookies. They will have a wide variety to choose from. Please come and support Brownie Troop 1259, “Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place”.

ACTS BIBLE STUDY

This week’s ACTS Lenten Bible Study Lamb of God topic: Mary and Marth are distressed when Jesus does not come after they send word that Lazarus is ill.  We will discuss our thoughts when Jesus delays answers to our prayers.  We meet Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 in Adult Ed Room A.  We have new thought-provoking and uplifting questions each week.  Please join us!

LADIES AID MEETING

The Ladies Aid will be having a speaker at our February 29th meeting. Amber Grant will be speaking on her missionary work, This Is Hope,  in Uganda. This Is Hope is a nonprofit orgnization from the Defiance area, which ministers to children, women and the elderly of Uganda by providing better health, nutrition, and education. Amber has worked alongside these people on serveral occasions.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting which begins at 2:00 and her presentation  will begin at 2:30. Refreshments will follow.

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE PROGRAM 

The Meijer Simply Give Program is the primary way we can continue to provide food to the Defiance Community. The campaign runs for a total of 13 weeks from Sunday, December 31, 2023, through Saturday, March 30, 2024. During the  campaign, the Double Match Day opportunities will be held on Saturday,  March 2, and Saturday, March 23, 2024Stretch your dollars and DOUBLE your donation on the DOUBLE MATCH DAYS!

CLOTHES CLOSET NEEDS

The Clothes Closet is in need of little girls’ winter clothing sizes 0 – 6X.

FOOD PANTRY HOURS HAVE CHANGED 

St. John Lutheran Food Pantry is now open from on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to serve our clients. 

DEBORAH S. MAXEY SCHOLARSHIP

The Maxey family has created a memorial scholarship to support a high school senior preferably entering the field of education. It is NOT a requirement that the applicant is entering the field of education. The applicant must be accepted into college this fall. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have attended St. John Lutheran School at least 3 years from kindergarten through eighth grade.  Please stop by the church or school office to pick up an application for the scholarship. The application is also available for download on the church website or your high school website.  The application deadline for the scholarship is April 6th. College Bound Students Announcement!

BARINGER / WATCHMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Baringer/Wachtman Scholarship is available to students considering attending one of our synodical universities (e.g.Concordia, Ann Arbor). The church office (ph.419-782-5766) has folders of information with applications included for those interested. Students are welcome to pick up the information!

CAROL A. FONT SCHOLARSHIP

There will be more information coming soon regarding the application process for the Carol Font Scholarship.

GEORGE KAISER AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Check out the new autobiography, In My Own Words…My Life Stories by George John Kaiser. A copy is now available in our Caring Ministry resource room.

CHURCH CARD NOOK

If you need to purchase any cards, we have them available in our Card Nook located in our church reception area. Prices are now $5.00/box and 3 singles for a $1.25.

CHURCH DIRECTORIES HAVE ARRIVED!

The church directories are here! For those who had their picture taken or who submitted photos, they have been put in your church mailbox. Otherwise, you can pick them up in the church office. We will be putting together a full updated roster of congregation members since the new pictorial directory does not have a full roster. Watch next week’s bulletin for a form to fill out so we can have your correct information.  You can also email or call the church office.  The roster will be put together in March.

MEETING CHANGES

If your ministry group is changing a meeting, please notify the church office as soon as possible. We need to put the adjusted time on the calendar for room usage and for custodial setup. Church office hours are 8 a.m. – 2p.m. and the Business Administrator’s hours are listed on the window outside of the church office.

 

ATTENDANCE         CHURCH SERVICES         SUNDAY SCHOOL                     
February 10               5:30 PM      47                      Children – 7   

February 11                8:00 AM     46                       Adults –    2     

                                     9:30  AM     67
                                   11:00 AM      55                                                                      

TOTAL:                                           215                                

 
– 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
 
THE 5:30 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11:00 A.M. ARE LIVE STREAMED 
 
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