Bulletin for the weekend of July 31 & August 1, 2021



“In the Land of Good and Petty”

Exodus 16:2-15
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Mark & Nancy Roehrig in memory of Janice Johanson, Mark’s sister.
BAPTISM “Baptized into Your name most holy, O Father, Son and Holy Ghost!”  The Lord bless Catherine Rose Pearce as she joins God’s family in the gift of Baptism this weekend on Sunday, during the 9:30 worship service.  Parents are Greg & Kristin Pearce.  Sponsors are Elizabeth Anne Zeller, Ryan Michael Zeller and Jennifer Marie Hinojosa.
CALL COMMITTEE is requesting you submit names for possible pastors to serve at St. John.  We are specifically looking for a pastor to serve primarily in the areas of Family Life, Outreach & Evangelism, and Pastoral Care.  If you know someone that you would like to nominate to fill these areas of need, please contact the church office for the nomination form. Please submit all forms by August 8. 
SJL LONG RANGE COMMITTEE first meeting will be on Tuesday, August 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.  It will be led by Rev. Marcis, from St. Paul Napoleon who also serves as the NW OHIO District ministry facilitator.  If you have not returned your questions, please do so or bring them completed to the meeting.  The plan is to set directions, goals and ministry directives for the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years.

JOHN AT BEST PRACTICES IN FRANKENMUTH Best Practices for Ministry Heartland is an annual conference that provides educational ministry resources and networking for LCMS churches through presenters and informational sessions on various ministry topics. This year’s conference will be held at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan on September 19-21. St. John has taken groups to Best Practices in the past, and we would love to attend this event again with even more members from our congregation in order to gain new ideas on how to improve our church’s ministry. If you are interested in joining us at Best Practices, contact Lorna Smith (lornaandwalt@gmail.com) or Pat Marshall (pat.marshall@stjohntigers.com) for more information.

SCHOOL REGISTATION continues.  If you need assistance, please contact the school office at 419.782.1751.  Summer office hours will be Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. If you need a different time, please contact the office to make arrangements. 
JOHN LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL is looking for a 2nd Grade teacher. We are continuing to look for a 7/8th Grade Homeroom teacher. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact the school principal John March at 419.782.1751 or principal.sjl@stjohntigers.com. Applications are available in the school office. 
PIE PAN @ DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR! August 21-28 SJL Youth are excited to return to the Pie Pan for this year’s fair! We will be open for dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.  Youth are highly encouraged to work shifts at the Pie Pan in order to fundraise for future events, and we also invite SJL members to work a shift as well. Contact DCE Cassidy with any questions or if you would be available to help.
THE TIGERS’ DEN CHRISTIAN CHILDCARE CENTER is looking for a classroom aide willing to work with the school-age children from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. beginning, August 24 when school begins. If interested, please contact Mrs. Debbie Wagner at the school 419.782.1751.
CUSTODIAN HELP NEEDED The Trustees are looking to fill a temporary summer custodian position.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact the church office 419.782.5766.  Applications are available in the church office.
FOOD PANTRY is in need of a manager.  If you are interested, please contact Steve Meyer 419.576.2936.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING PARENT/YOUTH MEETING August 8, A group of us met back in the beginning of June to introduce the idea of the National Youth Gathering, and now we are meeting again to form a solid group of youth that will be going to this awesome event in July 2022! We will gather on Sunday, August 8, at 12:15pm in the Fellowship room – pizza will be provided for lunch! (If you have any specific dietary needs, please let DCE Cassidy know). At this meeting, we will be going over our covenant that explains the expectations of our youth and leaders, and we will also be discussing travel options, payments, fundraisers, and other important information as well. If you plan to send your youth to the Gathering, please make plans to attend this meeting! Contact DCE Cassidy at cassidy.holeso@stjohntigers.com with any questions. 
ASSEMBLY VOLUNTEERS Mrs. Debbie Wagner is looking for volunteers to put together two outdoor easels, a kids’ art center, a simple table, a sorting table, a mud kitchen, and a wall cupboard unit. She is looking at Wednesday, August 11 as the construction date. Morning on that day would work best! Please wear your Thrivent T- Shirt if you have one. If you don’t have one, we will find one for you to wear. Pizza will be served around 11:30 am. If you can help, please bring your toolkit with you. Please call Debbie at 419-782-1751 or email her at debbie.wagner@stjohntigers.com if you are able to help. Thank you.

WEDNESDAY EVENING 2021 SUMMER BIBLE CLASS, “The Case for Faith,” by Lee Strobel. This six session video was attended by nearly 25 people. Lee Strobel’s videos on topics, like “The Power of Faith, Evil and Suffering and Why is Jesus the only way? was very well done and blessed and deep discussions highlighted this class. Next summer there will be another summer Bible Study over a contemporary and current topic.



July 24, 5:30 p.m.        45                                 

July 25, 8:00 a.m.        51                          

              9:30 a.m.         76                                  

            11:00 a.m.          36

                     TOTAL    208


– 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