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


September 2015 Calendar


Confirmation Class/MYFROG

Confirmation Class / MYFROG begins next Sunday after the late services. If your child is in 6th thru 8th grade and you did not attend the parent meeting last week and you did not receive information in the mail, please contact Pr. Mike (240-920-2183) or the church office regarding the schedule for Confirmation Class and MY/FROG activities.

Call Committee to be Formed

St. John’s will be forming a new Call Committee. According to our Constitution, the Council appoints the Committee, but they would like to have input from the congregation. If you would like to serve on the Call Committee, or would like to nominate someone else to serve on the Call Committee, please speak to Pastor Mike or Dan Houser by Sunday, September 20. Any confirmed member in good standing is eligible. The Call Committee will be chosen at the October Council meeting.

September Youth Events

GROUP September 9, 16, 30

GROUP for Middle and High School youth from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

September 11, Youth Game Night

A fun game night for all youth beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 12, Saturday, Youth & Parents Help w/ Parkview Picnic

TCC & parents/adults volunteer at Parkview picnic at the zoo begins at 10:30a MYFROG & parents/adults 4:00p clean-up crew, see Cody for more info

Sept. 13, Sunday, Rally Day & Confirmation Class

Rally Day begins at 9:00 a.m. for everyone, Confirmation class for MYFROG 11:30 a.m.

September 19, Saturday, Point Fest

Depart 8:00 a.m. Sign up soon They have a great line up – check it out at

September 23, Fields of Faith at Parkview Field

Depart church at 6:00 p.m.

September 25, Challenge Night

Open to all youth beginning at 6:30 p.m. An open mic night that challenges the youth and encourages them to share their testimony

2016 Committee Positions

The Elders Committee is about to start the process of gathering names and candidates for next years Church Council positions. If you know of a member who would make an excellent candidate, please list their name on the form on the prayer/sign-up sheet and place it in the offering plate or send it to the church office. We thank you in advance for your input.

We are seeking two-year candidates (year 1 committee & year 2 Council) to fill the positions of Vice-President, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, as well as Vice-Chairpersons of Education, Elders, Finance, Outreach, Property, Stewardship and Worship.

Mission Sunday

“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15

Sunday, September 20, is Mission Sunday, a time to renew our commitment and passion for serving others. St. John’s supports numerous missions and charitable organizations through our annual benevolence funds. In the Narthex on Mission Sunday, there will be displays and information on many of these organizations and we hope you will take time to familiarize yourself with them. Do you know of a mission or charitable organization that you would like St. John’s to support? Please forward any information or request to the Outreach Committee.

Friday Morning Bible Study

The Friday morning women’s Bible study group will start back up on Friday, September 11, at 9:00 a.m. at the church.  Our study will be “Believing Jesus: A Study through the Book of Acts” by Lisa Harper. We are a diverse group who love studying God’s Word together. Please come and join us. All are welcome! Babysitting is provided, although we are looking for a second sitter. (Please let us know if you are aware of an excellent reference for this paid position.)  Contact Susie Groeling or Melanie Crapser with questions.

A Hope Center Strides of Hope 2015

Impact Hearts/ Impart Hope. Strides of Hope is an annual fund-raiser for A Hope Center.  By participating in Strides of Hope, you take a stand for life. By getting sponsor to donate, you provide those in need. This important ministry offers free ultra-sound screenings, counseling, and emotional and material support for those facing difficult pregnancies.

Strides of Hope is on Saturday, September 19 at Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register online at or call 422-3544. Please support this life-giving ministry.

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.

2015 Flower Chart

The 2015 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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