WEEKLY BULLETIN FOR JULY 4 & 4, 2020
 

PASTOR MEWS’S SERMON 

“Faith is a Battle”

Romans 7:14a-25a

 

THE FLOWERS are placed on the altar in honor of the 16th birthday of Derek Froelich by Papa and Grandma Call.

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER will be celebrated this weekend.  All services are “live streamed.”  If you desire ‘safe’, private communion for yourself and loved one(s), contact the church office to schedule an appointment. 

 

PASTOR LUHRING will be on vacation from July 7-21.  Iron Men’s Bible Study will not meet July 10 and 17.

 

SCHEDULES – The usher teams will begin ushering the weekend of August 1 & 2.  Schedules for Ushers, Trustees, Clickers, Lay Readers and Sound Board are available in your mailbox.

    It takes many other volunteers to make our worship services successful in addition to the groups listed above. Thank you all so much for your service to our God and SJL.

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDIES:  9:45-10:45 a.m.

Sandy Gyurnek                       Fellowship Room A

Pastor Mews/Jeff Rohlf          Fellowship Room B

Faye Luhring                          Lunchroom

Phil Rohlf                               Lunchroom

Cassidy Holeso                       Youth Room

 

2020 LIFE WITH GOD – Our spring LWG class will meet Monday at 6:30 in the Adult Education Room.  This session will conclude July 13. 

 

THE CASE FOR THE CREATOR BIBLE STUDY led by Pastor Mews meets in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The class will end August 19. The author is Lee Strobel.  The class will use videos, Scripture, in depth discussions will highlight the class.  Participants will be enabled to confess intelligently and respectfully their reason for their hope in our Creator. 

 

SCHOOL REGISTRATION-If you need assistance, please contact the school office at 419.782.1751.  Summer office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-1:00 p.m.

 

REALM – If you have not done so, be sure to sign up for Realm by calling the church office ASAP.  So far we have 191 members with a Realm account.

 

SHUT-IN CALLS

We are not able to see our shut-ins who reside in the nursing homes or the assisted living facilities. However, the members who are living at home will continue to receive a phone call at least once a month from the Pastors, Walt Smith, George Kaiser or Jim Schatz.

 

ATTENDANCE CARDS

Please pick-up an attendance card when you enter the church. Fill out the card and place in the offering basket. When we have communion, please put a “C” beside your name when you receive communion.  You can add additional prayers on the cards and we will add the prayer to the prayer sheet for the next week.

 

CHURCH OFFICE SECRETARY—Applications may be picked up in the church office, printed from our website www.stjohndefiance.com or email a request for the application sjl@defnet.com

 

BULLETIN DEADLINE– The deadline for the weekly bulletin is Wednesday noon.  The bulletin is printed at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.  This will give the office staff time to prepare the bulletin for printing.  Articles should be mailed to dgrim-sjl@defnet.com.

 

JUST A NOTE – it amazes me how much I miss my families, staff and members of St. John. You all made each day better. Thank you so much for the outpouring of notes, cards and gifts. You are all amazing! I reread my cards this week and my heart was filled.  Thank you for everything! I would love to hear from you or come visit in Wisconsin! You all are truly special! 

–Blessings, Shellie Kosmerchock

 

NOTE FROM BRADY–Hello, my name is Brady Killgallon and I am going to be a Cabin Counselor at Camp Lutherhaven this summer. What I am going to be doing is teaching children God through Bible studies, worship, games and other activities that we will be doing during their week of time the campers are going to be there. I will be there the first week training then we will have six weeks of teaching children about Jesus and hopefully helping at least one person come to God during their week at camp and sharing with their family. I am so excited to be going to camp and teaching children about God and making new relationships with campers and other Counselors! 
 

ATTENDANCE                                            

June 20, 5:30 p.m.      38                 

June 21, 8:30 a.m.     106                   

              11:00 a.m.      47                   
        TOTAL 191                   
 

 – YOUTH ACTIVITIES –

Sunday July 5 –

9:45-10:45am – Youth Bible Study in the Youth Room. Starting a new study series on “Trusting God Through Trials” for the month of July.

 

Sunday July 5 – Youth Night:

No Youth Night! Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

 

Wednesday July 8:

HS Hangout at Dairy Depot (outside) from 6:30-7:30pm

 

Need directions?  Just ask.  I will be happy—yes, most delighted—to direct you to My place!  –God

 
– Worship Services –
Traditional Services
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service
 
ALL SERVICES CONTINUE TO BE LIVED STREAMED AS WELL AS THE CHURCH IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS.