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.

Worship Times:  

7:45 am Traditional
9:00 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:15 am Traditional & NewSong Contemporary


October 2014 Calendar


A Fort Wayne Response to Ebola

Fort Wayne area residents have long maintained a reputation for being a community of helping hands. St. John’s Lutheran church is striving to EVOKE A RESPONSE from the Fort Wayne area to help provide these most needed protective materials to Western Africa. Our church has already dedicated $1,500 and will take up a special offering soon.

Please make a donation through this link to Direct Relief International: or better yet spread the word to our school, business, church, or other organization. Please join us being Fort Wayne’s Response to Ebola.



Red Cross Blood Driveblood drive

The next St. John’s Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, November 4, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Please sign-up using the sheet on the table in the Narthex.



October Youth/Young Adult Events

GROUP, October 15, 22, & 29 6:30-8:00 pmyouth_4052c

  • GROUP for Middle School and High School youth


  • Youth Leadership, October 12 11:15-12:30 pm
  • Meeting at the church lunch will be provided
  • The Big Day of Serving, Grand Rapids, October 17-18
  • Leaving church at 6:00 pm on Friday, returning approximately 8:00 pm on Saturday


    • Young Adult Bible Study, October 21 6:15-7:15 pm
  • At the church (note time change)


Remembrance Ornaments

If you lost someone you loved this year, a special Christmas ornament may be a great way to honor them in your home year after year. St. John’s will provide one ornament to the surviving spouse of a St. John’s member as a keepsake. If you would like to purchase more for other family members or for a friend, they will be available to order for $8.50. Please pick up an order form in the Narthex and return it to the Church office by November 2nd. If you have any questions, you may contact Anna Van Westen.

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Please consider donating items for the 50 boxes we will be sending. Every shoe box we pack helps Samaritans Purse to reach children worldwide with the good news of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. We will be packing these boxes at Kids Club on November 7, all donations are due by November 2. There are tags on the Christmas tree in the library specifying what is needed, please take the tag of the item/s you wish to purchase, and return your items in the boxes placed under the tree. We will take a special collection to help pay for shipping expenses on November 9. Shipping cost per box is $7.


Opportunities for Service

If you did not fill out an Opportunities for Service sheet in September please pick one up in the west entrance. Please fill it out with your name and phone number and turn it in to the church office.


choir_4425c1_webHanging of the Greens Choir Practice

We would like to encourage any adults and youth (6th grade and up) to sing at the Hanging of the Greens service, Sunday December 7. Practices will begin the first Saturday is November. Please contact Bev Easterhaus at 445-5618 so we can have a CD available for you.



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The senior Bible study group (WNALC study) meets the first Thursday of every month. You do not need to be a senior to join us. We will be starting a new study book “Who Is the Holy Spirit?” on November 6th at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to be a part of this group and would like for us to order the book for you contact Penny Heggen at 432-4103 or email: This is the same book that another Bible Study group studied and if you missed it and would like to join us we would love to have you.

cards4c1_webNew Card Ministry

We are starting a new card ministry for the kids (and adults are welcome too) of St. John’s. There is a table set up in the activity room in the basement with card making supplies, blank cards, Bible verse stamps, markers, etc. We will have a different recipient each month for these cards. Please decorate and sign a card and place it in the “finished” basket. I will mail or deliver these cards. If you have a meeting or arrive early for service, send the kiddos down to make a card while they wait. Maybe even arrive a few minutes early to Sunday School and make one as a family. A piece of personal mail and handmade especially sure can brighten someone’s day. The recipient this month will be the family of Alex Measley. Alex was a member of the Confirmation class and MYFROG group who passed away on November 2, 2011. Let’s show their family that we still think of them often and miss our friend Alex.


Attend One Of Our 3 Adult Sunday School Classes

Please consider joining one of our 3 classes currently being offered.

  1. Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas “How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls”, room 109 led by Susan Groeling and Chrissy VanEvery.
  2. Your Move by Andy Stanley “Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets”, room 110B led by Jim Dowling and Jeff Groeling.
  3. Acts, Old Places New Faces by Kent Groethe “Making Bibles Stories Come to Life for Todays Christians”, room 110A led by Bill Hibben and Sam VanEvery.

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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