We invite you to join us each week as we worship together, learn together, serve together for the sake of our Lord and His eternal glory.

Sunday Morning – Worship Times:   June-Augustsummer worship schedule

7:45 am Traditional
9:00 am NewSong Contemporary
10:15 am Traditional
Sunday School: No Sunday School during Summer months


July 2014 Calendar


Wednesday Activities Began June 4

activities_3654cOur Summer GPS (Grow, Proclaim, Serve) program began Wednesday, June 4. We will meet weekly during June and July from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. GPS is open for children ages 4 through 5th grade. We will also have GROUP for Middle and High school youth from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Children’s choir will meet from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Faith, Fitness, Fellowship (running, walking group) will meet from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Men’s Fraternity will also meet during that time. Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class will meet from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and we will have an adult Bible Study from 7:00-8:00 p.m. lead by Pr. Ralph. Join us each week!


Wednesday Bible Study on Sexualitybible study_5932c

Pr. Ralph is leading the Wednesday evening adult Bible Study during Faith, Fitness and Fellowship on Sexuality. He is covering all aspects of the topic including the NALC’s position on homosexuality. Pastor Ralph decided to do this study since there hasn’t been a time when he has had a chance to do a study on sexuality. The class is Wednesday evenings beginning June 4 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you have had questions on biblical sexuality teachings and the NALC’s stance on this subject this will be a great class to join.



July Youth Events

youth_4052cGROUP July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • GROUP for Middle School and High School youth will meet each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • July 6, LINK, High School Seniors & College Age
  • Lunch 12:00 p.m. at Pizza Hut (10302 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne)
  • July 25-27, Lake Luther Fest
  • Open to Youth and Families, a fun weekend at Lake Luther


Lake Luther BBQChicken BBQ

Please join us on Sunday, July 20th for worship at Lake Luther.  The annual Sunday gathering of the “Friends of Lake Luther” begins with worship (songs will be led by our NewSong Worship Team and Pr. Ralph will preach the sermon) at 10:30 followed by the Chicken BBQ meal.  Cost for the meal is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  The beach will be open in the afternoon for swimming or canoeing.  For directions, go to the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries website or contact the church office.


9:00 & 10:15 Services Canceled July 20th  

Because of the service at Lake Luther, we will be canceling our 9:00 NewSong Service and our 10:15 Traditional service on Sunday, July 20th.  We will still have our 7:45 service.


Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program (web)Sign-up today for the Library’s Summer Reading program, all ages are eligible to participate.  If your child is too young to read on their own, parents may read to them.  Children who are read to at a young age grow up to be better readers and enjoy reading throughout their lives;  School age children retain 75 to 80 percent more of what they have learned (math and science included) during the school year if they read in the summer.  Sign-up sheets are available in the Library.  You will earn tickets for the books that you read; then those tickets can then be turned in for prizes.  The summer reading program runs through August 31.


Lake Luther Fest

Lake Luther Fest will be Friday, July 25 thru Sunday morning worship, July 27. Camping is free this weekend for families and youth groups, the only cost for the weekend are meals ($20 per person for the weekend with a family maximum of $80), each camper is required to have a meal ticket. There will be entertainment throughout the weekend featuring, comedy, drama and music. Check the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries website ( for a complete schedule. Please make reservations at least 3 days prior by phone at 260-667-7750 or email,


Do You Know Where We Can Reach These People?

We do not currently have addresses for the following people and the Elders would like to contact them.

Glen Voges, Judy Voges, Renee Voges, Ryan Voges, Tianah Voges, Jennifer Blaugh, and Sarah Zeigler.

Member Support Coordinator

Outreach Committee is looking for a volunteer to be St. John’s Member Support Coordinator.  This person would gather a list of individuals who sign up to be part of an “on-call” list that would be willing to provide help to members of the St. John’s congregation should a need arise. A congregation member in need would be able to contact the Member Support Coordinator and arrange help for needs such as: a ride to/from church, an appointment or the grocery store, lawn care/snow removal if they are unable to do it themselves, or if a family is in need of meal support due to a birth, death, or hospitalization.  If you are willing or interested in being the contact person for this new ministry please contact Anna Van Westen 437-9643,  Thank you!


Hooked on Camp & Christ – Lake Luther Reunion

People have been fishing at Lake Luther since 1967. So, a lot of people have hooked a lot of fish in 47 years. And more importantly, a lot of followers have hooked a lot of people on Christ in those 47 years. Since Lake Luther’s nets have overflowed again and again, let’s give thanks TOGETHER for this abundant catch of lives forever changed!

If you’ve ever been involved in any way at Lake Luther, we want you and your family to be a part of the Lake Luther Reunion. The July 25-27, 2014 weekend is packed full of “vintage” and “not-so-vintage” events, so you’ll be able to reunite with memories, and most especially with people!

The best way to learn more about the details (schedule, cost, meals, lodging) is on Facebook or email; however, if you aren’t connected to the internet, we still want to connect with you. Contact Sara (Byerley) Simpson at 260-486-7821 to get the reunion information. Oh, and if for some reason, you aren’t able to find your way back to Lake Luther for the weekend, still like us on Facebook. We are having a blast sharing our fish stories and photos!

New Testament Bibles

In the back of the sanctuary, fellowship hall and in the narthex are paperback editions of the New Testament. Please take one and keep it if you need it, or give it to someone you think may want it – a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or even a stranger. This would be an easy way to share Christ’s message, love, and redeeming grace.

2014 Flower Chart

The 2014 flower chart is now in the binder in the library.  Two or more families can sign up per Sunday.  The cost of the flowers is $15.00 per family.  You can place your donation for the flowers in the offering plate on Sunday.  If you do so, please be sure to designate that in the appropriate box on your offering envelope.

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