Focus Points / Developmental Tasks Meetings
Apr 22nd -- Future

The final session will take place beginning at 12:00 and end by 1:30.  
Members are invited to bring a bag lunch & refreshments will be provided.

These sessions are preparation needed to be done before putting together the Call Committee.
Much of what is done at these sessions will give the Call Committee the information needed to fill out the paperwork for a new pastors. All members of the congregation are invited to participate. 

EVENING PRAYER GROUP - which has met on Thursdays during Lent - is moving to Wednesday nights. Our meeting time starts at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us. We meet in Joyful Noise Room. Contact Cheryl Sandrock at 419-356-9080 if you would like more information.

ALTAR FLOWERS: There are open dates for Altar flowers on May 27th, June 3rd and July 8th.  If you would like to reserve any of these weekends, contact the church office at 419-898-6474.

LADIES IN MISSION will meet on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the 1st floor All Purpose Room.  Dinner will be $5 & provided by Rick.  Program to be announced.

COMMUNITY MARKET RECEIPTS Please keep your community market receipts and bring them to church - the LYO is collecting the receipts! There is a box in the elevator lobby or you can drop them off to the office. A special thanks to Marge Felder for organizing and tallying them for the LYO!

THERE IS A LARGE PRINT HYMNAL available for the congregation.  It is in a 3-ring binder located on the credence table by the handicap entrance.  If there is a need for more than 1 hymnal at a service, please contact the office.

BIBLE DAY CAMP  Rather than the traditional Vacation Bible School, this summer we are providing an all-new faith building experience in partnership with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.  Camp will be held from 9am - 4pm, June 25th – 29th, and is open to youth entering 1st thru 6th grades this fall.  Reservation forms are available at the back of the church or in the office, & need to be returned by May 1st Space is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible! 

2018 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES:  we would like to recognize our seniors in the display case.  Please provide the church with a 5x7 (or smaller picture) and your future plans.  Graduate Sunday is May 13th during the Sunday School hour & 10:30 worship service.  More information will be mailed to our graduates.

A NEW SCHEDULE for the Assisting Minsters, Communion Servers & Readers will be made soon.  If you are interested in volunteering to help, please contact Karen Demangos at 419-341-1819.

QUILT / BLANKET TYING LADIES are in need of cotton sheets for their quilts. If you have sheets you would like to donate, please drop off in the office or to Carol Ravas.

ST. JOHN’S NURSERY SCHOOL is accepting enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. Enrollment will be open to the community on February 1st.  Children must be 3 years old by September 1st. Classes meet in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00 – 12:00 or Monday thru Friday 8:00 – 12:00.

SPECIAL MUSIC OPENINGS: there are opportunities each month for Special Music during Sunday morning worship. If you would like to volunteer, please contact one of the music personnel or the church office.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT the display case in the elevator lobby. “Blessed Are the Children” plates, painted by Walter Rane and marketed by W.S. George, have been donated to the church.  These plates will be on display for a few months for your enjoyment.

ST. JOHN’S PRAYER GROUP: In addition to praying for the homeless (as well as others), we would like to invite the congregation to work with us on a project! We are doing a Sock Project. Starting this week, we are collecting socks for men at Cherry Street Mission & women at Sparrows Nest. Research has shown that one of the main items asked for by those living in shelters is warm socks. Please join us as we embark on the Sock Project! Bins will be located in the Narthex & elevator lobby. This will be a year-round project.

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. 

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.