PASTOR MEWS SERMON

“How Much Does It Cost?”

Micah 6:1-8             

ALTAR FLOWERS

The altar flowers are given by Jerry and Nancy Call in honor of Tracy Green’s and Lori Froelich’s birthday

 

THIS WEEK

We welcome Rev. Terry Cripe who will lead us in the services this Saturday as Pastor is in Illinois for his granddaughter’s birthday. Pastor Mews will be back to lead services on Sunday.

 

SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS

Dates are going fast! Contact the church office to sign up for altar flowers in 2023. Altar flowers are $20, and you can take them home with you after the weekend services.

 

HEAD CUSTODIAN/MAINTENANCE POSITION

The Trustees are looking to fill the first shift full-time head custodian position. This position should have a background in maintenance. If interested, please see Krystle Adams in the church office for an application or reach out to one of the trustees with any questions. 

 

ENDOWMENT

Our Endowment Committee has placed an insert in today’s bulletin. We invite any of our members who have been blessed with ownership of stock or mutual fund shares to consider this. It’s a wonderful way to leave a legacy to our church and is deductible to the full extent of the law.

 

NEW BIBLE STUDY

“The Women of Easter!” by bestselling author Liz Curtis, an enlightening 8 week Bible study lead by Lisa Mews. An engaging study about the impact God had on the women surrounding the Easter narrative and its blessing to us! The study will take place on Mondays, from February 13 to April 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Sign up by February 8 to ensure a copy of your own book before the first class!
 

PICTURES FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY

We are scheduling pictures between church services in the lower hallway from Jan. 21st-Mar. 12th. Online scheduling will be available during the week, with picture days on March 14th-18th.  Visit the website at www.ucdir.com Church code: OH2616    Password: Photos.    Please contact Terry Koenig with any questions or concerns at (419) 399-7556.

 

IN-DEPTH BIBLE STUDY: “THE PRODIGAL GOD ”

Written by the acclaimed author Rev. Timothy Keller, this profound, yet very practical and heart touching study will lead participants to look at the familiar parable of “The Prodigal Son,” with new, refreshing and life-changing insights. Books and discussion guides are provided! This video and discussion-based class is the continuation of SJL Wednesday afternoon in depth Bible study following “Parables through Peasant Eyes!” Join us in the fellowship room.

 

 

GREETER MINISTRY

SJL Greeter ministry began in December with nearly 40 servants. Outreach is still looking to bolster this ministry with love and warmth for our members and guests worshipping with us each week. Schedule, roster, and other pertinent information has been sent out. If you wish to become a greeter, please fill out the form in front of the sound booth and leave it there to be collected. Thank you!

 

419 MINISTRY

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: VBS 2023 will be held from July 23-27 jointly with/at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church from 5:30-8:00 p.m. with a family meal at 5:30. If you’re interested in helping, please join us for our meeting on Tuesday evening, January 31st at 6:30pm. We’ll be happy to have you join us!

 

CROSS TRAINING

Police Resource officer BLAST event, 1/18, was terrific! We were

blessed by Officer Herbert and the police canine, “Mojo”. Fricker’s donated the chicken for the family meal and nearly 80 attended! We raised over $200 to donate towards the officers and Mojo’s work in our schools and communities! Thanks to 419 and all who participated!

 

ACT: ADULT CROSS TRAINING

A group of adults are studying the Bible each week on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We follow the Cross Training schedule so we parents and adults have the opportunity to model Bible Study as a lifelong habit for our children.

 

LIFE WITH GOD

Winter 2023 Life with God continues THIS Monday, January 30, from 6:30-

8:30 in Adult Room A. This will be the last class to join this session. Contact Pastor Mews or the church office if interested! We encourage all members to attend once every 5 years. This renews, strengthens and deepens one faith and one will be surprised how much they forgot or really didn’t understand since the 8th grade.

 

THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS:

Revelation! Have you ever had questions over the Book of Revelation? We continue this class over Revelation that answers your questions and gives hope in our victory in Christ. The class gathers 10:00-11:30 A.M. in the fellowship hall. Feel free to join us! Our outreach ministry is to the Path Center of Defiance.

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDIES: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sandy Gyurnek: “You Were Made for This Moment” by Max Lucado (Fellowship Room)

Phil Rohlf: “How Could God Allow Suffering and Evil?” (Lunch Room A)

Faye Luhring: “Making it Through a Life Shift” (Lunch Room B)

Jeff Rohlf: “The Foundations” by Ken Ham, (Adult Room A)— Men’s Bible Study
 

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY, SUNDAY 9:30 AM

Youth Bible Study is at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in the fellowship room.  We talk about topics that meet the questions of today’s youth. Please join us!

 

SUNDAY 9:30 BIBLE STUDY IN FELLOWSHIP ROOM

The class led by Sandy Gyurnek has begun a new study on January 22.  We are studying the book by Max Lucado “You Were Made for This Moment.”  Join us!  We think you will enjoy the study.

 

JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AT 9:30 TO 10:30 AM

 (downstairs in the nursery room)

  • Age 3 (and potty trained) and older are welcome
  • Come learn about Jesus and sing His praises!

Text or call Megan Fritz for any questions: 419.438.4905.

 

TUESDAYS AT TEN BIBLE STUDY

Our 2023 session has begun at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. 

We will be continuing with our Life 101 series led by Janet Koch. You are welcome to attend our study!

ATTENDANCE                                                          

Jan. 21           5:30 PM     44                                 

Jan. 22         8:00 AM     44                                 

                      9:30 AM      52                                 

 11:00 AM    125

 TOTAL:                          265             

                     

                                                                               

 
– 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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