Announcements

ALL SAINTS WEEKEND will be November 4th & 5th.  Remember to bring candles (unscented, please) to honor deceased loved ones who touched your life & faith. Place them on the table in the narthex and light them as you enter to worship. You may leave your candles, or collect them following worship. Extra candles will be available. 

PRAYER GROUP AT ST. JOHNS continues to meet. The next gathering for prayer is October 30th at 9am in the lounge. Please join us – all are welcome!

LADIES IN MISSION will meet on Wednesday, Nov 1st at 5:00pm in the back parking lot to carpool to Pottery Perfection "Done Your Way" in Fremont. There you will pick out pottery to paint (prices vary), and enjoy fellowship & snacks.  Call the church office with your reservation by Monday, October 30th at 12:00.

ST JOHN NURSERY SCHOOL BOARD has an opening for a two year term beginning in January.  They meet quarterly to discuss and decide any issues. Meetings generally last an hour to an hour and a half. Please call the church office if interested in serving.

PUMPKIN PRAISE FAMILY CELEBRATION – Christian Ed is again hosting a Pumpkin Praise family celebration on Sunday, October 29th.  Join us in the Social Room during Sunday School at 9:15am to carve your own masterpiece to include in a display in front of the church. 

ALTAR GUILD is looking for new and past members to serve. Our main responsibility is to clean and prepare the chancel and altar areas for worship.  If you would like more information, contact any Altar Guild member or the church office (419-898-6474).


CALLING ALL SINGERSGreat Hymns of Faith Choral Festival celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation will be Sunday, October 29th at the Sandusky State Theatre. St. Johns will host rehearsals on Thursday, October 19th & 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to participate – you don’t have to be in choir!  If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracey Nycz (419-304-7587) or Kathy Druckenmiller (419-898-1776).

 

With joy, we will gather together to recognize that what unites us

is far greater than what divides us.

We are all bound together in the body of Christ.

 

The festival features the Festival Chorus consisting of various church chorus and singers from around the region and conducted by Michael Shirtz. This concert will also feature the Firelands Symphony Chorale presenting the famous Bach Cantata #80 “Reformation Cantata” along with readings, reflections, many other beautiful hymns.   Tickets for guests are now available at the Sandusky State Theater website for $10.00 at https://www.sanduskystate.com.        


DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT for our children to learn about God?  Sunday school is back in session September 10th, and we are looking for leaders to help guide our children in this important mission.  We would love to have you volunteer for whatever works for you – a single Sunday, one Sunday a month, one Sunday a quarter, several times a quarter, or every week – any time you are able to spend will be greatly appreciated.  Please prayerfully consider volunteering and contact Michelle Beier (419-707-0585), Debbie Roberts (419-707-1463), or the church office with any dates you are available. 


MEN IN MISSION’S TEAM FEED is over and we have packaged spaghetti sauce for sale.  It is in 2-quart containers for $5 per container. The sauce has meat and all the flavors to make your own pasta meal. If you or someone you know would like to purchase one or more of these, please see the church office.


 

In-Home Communion is available for congregation members that are unable to come to worship services - due to the weather, illness, transportation, etc.  Please contact the church office at 419-898-6474 to be added to our In-Home Communion list.