Bulletin for the weekend of May 28 & 29, 2022

 

PASTOR MEWS’S SERMON 

“May Another Take Leadership Place”

Acts 1:12-26

 

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given in honor of 55th Wedding Anniversary on June 3 by Jean & Phil Hoag.
 
THE CHURCH OFFICE is closed on Memorial Day, May 30. Enjoy your celebrations and gathering with the blessings of Freedom given to us by those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have liberty and justice for all.
 
BANNERS In memory of Barb Saxton three new banners have been purchased for the church.  The three include a baptism banner, a welcome banner, and a communion banner which is on display this weekend.
 
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 “You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45
 
INTEREST-FREE LOANS FOR LUTHERAN STUDENTS Students, attain the life you’re called to live.  The Pierstorf Memorial Fund offers zero-interest educational loans to Lutherans living in the state of Ohio.  Students must be enrolled full-time in a four year undergraduate program at any accredited college or university.  Explore academic pursuits, discover your unique gifts, and grow in the Spirit with yearly loans of up to $3,000.  For more information and to apply, visit Pierstorf.org.
 
JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL is seeking a School Administrative Assistant. If you have any interest in making a difference in the lives of children consider joining our ministry. Applicants will coordinate, organize, oversee and perform everyday clerical and administrative duties associated with school operations. You will work under the direction of the school principal, John March. Applicants must have great people skills, be extremely organized, have an attention to detail and have the ability to multitask. If you would like more information or would like to apply, please contact the school office at 419.782.1751 or principal.sjl@stjohntigers.com
 

CONTINUOUS COMMUNION will begin this weekend and will continue on each fifth Sunday.

 

THE TIGERS’ DEN CHRISTIAN CHILDCARE CENTER is looking for a part-time classroom aide for the Summer. The hours would be from Noon/1:00 pm until 5:30 pm when the center closes. If interested, please contact the Early Childhood Director, Mrs. Debbie Wagner at 419-782-1751 at ext. 115.

 

NEW SUMMER BIBLE STUDY: “MAKING YOUR CASE FOR CHRIST” This video and discussion study from Les Strobel will be held on Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. 

“Learn and equip yourself to easily and confidentially share your hope in God’s Word.   Beginning on June 1, here is the summer schedule.  All will be provided.

Wednesday, June 1, “Help friends consider the case for Christ.”

Wednesday, June 8,  “Effectively describe your own journey of faith.”

Wednesday, June 15, “Learn key Bible truths to share your faith.”

Wednesday, June 22, and 29, No classes.

Wednesday, July 6, “Share resurrection facts and hope for Christ.”

Wednesday, July 13, “Confidently proclaim the central message of faith and Christ.”

Wednesday, July 20, “Encourage friends to join Christ in Christian Faith.” 
 
SUMMER LIFE WITH GOD (2022) NEW SUMMER Life with GOD, begins on June 6.  See Pastor Mews for information. Blue enrolment forms are available in The May Epistle.  The class gathers 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Adult Bible Study room A. It is for those seeking to become communicant members, wanting to renew their faith or just interested in the basics.
 
JR./SR. HIGH YOUTH LOCK-IN – JUNE 25-26 All youth who will be in 6th-12th grade this fall of 2022 are invited to our Lock-in that will be held at St. John on Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26. We will be focusing on the theme “Mystery Island” to go in line with VBS. We will be searching for what makes God so great. Join us for a fun evening of fellowship, games, food, adventure, and fun with friends – wear your floral/tropical clothing! Registrations can be found in front of the youth bulletin board next to the gym. 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 13-15, 2022 We welcome all children ages 4-11 to participate in our Vacation Bible School that will be held on June 13-15 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. We will be focusing on the theme “Mystery Island” in which we will be tracking down the one, true, God. This event is packed with exciting games, snacks, crafts, interactive Bible stories, and other fun activities. Both St. John Lutheran and Christ Our Savior are partnering together to put on this event. If you would like to pre-register your child for this event, fill out a form located in the bulletin/school hallway by the gym, or follow this link to register as well: https://vbspro.events/p/mysteryisland2022 
 
THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who helped with the winter Meijer Simply Give program. Meijers is now featuring St. John Food Pantry for the Spring Simply Give program. On Saturday, June 18th will be a DOUBLE DAY event. So for every $10.00 Simply Give card purchased and added to your purchase will be doubled to $20.00. Thank you for your continued support to this ministry.
 
LONG RANGE PLANNING MEETING Due to conflicting schedules, we won’t meet this next Thursday, May 26, but will have a joint, June and July Long Range Planning Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The sub committees can meet as they deem best.   
 

ATTENDANCE                                        

May 22, 5:30 p.m.     56                             

May 23, 8:00 a.m.     60                             

              9:30 a.m.       68                             

            11:00 a.m.        61

                  TOTAL     245

 
– 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. IS LIVE STREAMED
 
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