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


August 2014 Calendar



We Have A New Pastor!fireworks_8362c

At our congregational meeting on August 3rd we voted to extend a call to Pr. Christopher Byars. Pr. Byars has accepted the call from St. John’s and will be our new pastor. This is what Pr. Byars wrote in his acceptance letter.

To the Congregation of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lake Township,

It is with great joy that I accept your call and look forward to what God has ahead for us. I ask for your continued prayers in the coming weeks ahead as we move and transition and in the years that I pray we will have together in ministry. Let us pray together as we seek to be faithful to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and trust in His continued providence for the ministry of St. John’s. My family and I have been praying for you and are overjoyed to be joining your family.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Rev. Christopher D. Byars

6 August 2014

Pr. Byars and his family are expected to be in our area later in the month and should begin serving around the first part of September. We have not yet confirmed an installation date with the NALC but will inform everyone as soon as we have it confirmed.


Red Cross Blood Driveblood drive

We will be sponsoring another Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, August 21, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. To reduce the risk of a deferral due to the heat, drink plenty of fluids. The whole process takes about an hour, causes quite little discomfort, and gives the gift of life to many people.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.


School Supplies school supplies_11687c  School Supply Collection

August is here and school has begun! Shopping for school supplies, books, and fall clothes becomes a part of everyone’s schedule. Here at St. John’s today, we want to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. We are collecting supplies to make school kits for Lutheran World Relief. We will collect supplies now all the way through October 1. Think how much we could help if every member just donated the supplies for one kit. Items can be purchased then tied closed in a grocery sack and placed in the basket in the narthex, we will box them up and ship them. While prices are at the lowest you will find them all year long, you can be a blessing to someone in need by purchasing school supplies at a low cost. Please pick up a flier from the table in the narthex with a list of supplies and details of how you can help.


August Youth/Young Adult Events

youth_4052cGROUP August 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-8:00 pm

  • GROUP for Middle School and High School youth Young Adult Bible Study August 19, 7:00-8:30 pm


  • TCC Car Wash August 17, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • “The Battle” Lock-In August 22-23 6:00 pm -10:00 am
  • TCC & MYFROG Kickoff Party & Parents Meeting, September 6 5:00 pm -??  at the home of Rob & Erin Niman, bring a dish to share. Contact Rob and let him know how many are coming and what you will be bringing. For TCC and MYFROG youth and parents.

TCC Car Wash, Sunday, August 17

carwash_4850cThe TCC (High School Youth) will be having a Fundraiser Car Wash at the church next Sunday, August 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon. They will wash your car, truck, tractor or whatever for a free will donation. So bring those dirty vehicles and stop by and see them before or after services.


Now is the Time to Join Homebuilders Marriage Group

home builders_6668c1_webHave you been thinking your marriage could use some new life? Is it not the best you think it could be, but not sure how to improve it? Consider joining our Homebuilders group. This group is open to all married couples, all ages, with or without children.

Our next gathering will be a party at the home of Kurt and Kathy Blessing on Saturday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m., please bring a dessert and drinks to share. This will be a fun evening with wagon rides, a fire and fellowship for the entire family. RSVP to Kathy or the church office.

We’ll begin a new study in September, “The Art of Marriage”. Our September meeting will be on the 20th.


Worship Service Time Changes

The last Sunday for the NewSong Service to be held at 9:00 is Sunday, August 31st. On Sunday, September 7th, (Rally Day) we will go back to our regular schedule, Traditional services at 7:45 and 10:15, NewSong Service at 10:15 and Sunday School at 9:00.


Young Adult Bible Study

Our Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 19, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the church.


college addresses_1943cCollege Students

Don’t forget to call or email the church office with your college address. The church telephone is 489-5031 and the email address is We want to get you on the mailing list so that we can keep in touch with you.

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!

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.

 7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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