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:   September-May    window creations-5

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

Summer Schedule: Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend

7:45 am Traditional Service

9:00 am NewSong Contemporary Service

10:15 am Traditional Service

No Sunday school during summer schedule

St. John’s Lutheran Church – March 2021

March 2021 newsletter


Our Doors are Open!

            Please join us every Sunday morning for four worship opportunities. We have traditional services in our beautiful sanctuary at 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m, and our NewSong contemporary service in our fellowship hall at 10:15 a.m. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines, and masks are available at the entrance for those who need one. If you prefer to worship from home, our 7:45 a.m. service will be live streamed on our Facebook page and then made available in the app. If you prefer to worship from home and are not receiving the order of worship via email, please contact the church office to be added to the list.

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wed

Please join us for our Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion and the Imposition of the Ashes on Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm. Mark your calendars now to attend our Lenten Wednesday evening services each week at 7:00 p.m. beginning February 24.

Ash Wednesday Dinner

Italian dinnerBefore Ash Wednesday service on February 17th, MYFROG and their families would like to invite everyone to an Italian dinner served in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Tables will be 6 feet apart and guests will be served at their tables. We ask that masks are worn at all times when not eating and drinking. We will also provide a Drive Thru option for families that prefer to eat their dinner at home. A free will donation will be taken to help support MYFROG. To help us make the necessary precautions, please RSVP your family’s spot at dinner by using this sign up genius link, calling the office or contact Katie at SundaySchool@StJohns Due to Covid concerns, we will not be having our midweek soup and sandwich suppers. Instead, join us for Lent Faith Gatherings on Wednesdays at 6:30 P.M. in the fellowship Hall.

Pastor Douglas’s Installation

In all the twists and turns, uphill climbs and occasional downhill coasting, we have come this far only by faith! God has carried us to this point.

Even though we may doubt, be fearful or get weary, the LORD is faithful. We invite you on Sunday, February 14th to join in celebrating where the LORD is leading us when we officially install Rev. Dr. Douglas Schoelles as the lead pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church.installation

Join us in the festive celebration of God’s mission as we testify how God has been faithful!

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Missional Worship & Installation at 3 pm, followed by Celebratory Reception.

Please sign up online so we can make necessary preparations for the worship and reception.


Lectionary Bible Study 

We meet each Monday at 6:00 p.m. to sift through the scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday sermon. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Word and Lutheran theology as Pastor Douglas teaches the class. This is a wonderful way to dive into the Scriptures before hearing the sermon.

Congregational Prayer Group

They Raised Their Voices Together in Prayer to God. (Acts 4:24)

Throughout the Book of Acts we read how amazing healings, conversions, rescues and testimonies happen for the Church. These miracles of THE Spirit happen because the people of Jesus relied upon prayer.

We are recruiting people to join together to ask the LORD to empower the ministry of St. John’s.

We are praying the Holy Spirit would move us to love Jesus Christ more dearly. We are praying to see the Holy Spirit working powerfully among us and through us to bring the Kingdom of God to others.


·  Monday mornings at 9 am., 75 to 90 minutes of scripture study and prayer, to pray for every single person associated with this church, to pray for the ministry of this church, for the welfare of our community and country, and we pray for ourselves.


·  Do not have to be an expert in prayer or scripture. Must have a willingness to grow in faith. Must have a willingness to learn how to pray. Do not have to be there every Monday.

If you would like to inquire about the prayer group, please contact Pastor Douglas


Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study


The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study on Isaiah on Friday, January 8, at 9:00 a.m. All women are welcome to join!

Young Adult Bible Study

All young adults are invited to join us every first, second, and third Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for time in the Word and how it relates to your life. Our current study is Faith: Living a Spiritual Life.

Young adult Bible Study

30-Hour Famine

30 hour famine

All MY FROGgers and TCC members are invited to participate in the challenging, FUN, and life-changing 30-hour Famine on Friday, February 26 through Saturday, February 27. We will start the famine at 7 a.m. on Friday, meet at church at 6:00 p.m. to continue the journey together, and then end the famine at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with Holy Communion. Bring everything you need to sleep (sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, etc.). Snacks will be provided. NOT!! There will be no snacks! (Well, maybe some popsicles, gum, and drinks.) Please RSVP to Katie or Melanie by Sunday, February 21.

While 30-Hour Famine is fun and a really good learning experience, it is more importantly a fund raiser for World Vision. One in nine people in the world don’t get enough to eat. That’s why World Vision partners with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to equip them to grow food for the long term. Please visit our fundraiser board in the narthex to learn how you can help us raise funds for this life saving organization.


Daily Devotions Options

Daily devotions and spending time listening and talking with God is imperative not only for encouragement to face each day, but also to continue to grow in your faith.  There are many devotional ideas to consider. Here at St. John’s, we have the “Our Daily Bread” daily devotional booklets available in regular and large print form.  Ask an usher and they can get one for you.  Also, for those who have a smart phone, there is a free app called “Our Daily Bread Ministries” ( that you can download. This is a great, convenient way to begin each day.  We encourage you to pass this information to your family and friends, especially to those who may be away at school or on the road and do not have access to a written form of devotion.  This message is from the Worship Committee who want to support you in your personal journey and inspire you to spend time with the Lord every day.

February Youth & Link Events

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Wednesday, February 3, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3, TCC & MY FROG Group

  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 7, Youth Leadership

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m.–6:30

Wednesday, February 10, TCC & MY FROG Group

  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 13, TCC Breakfast set-up

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 14, TCC Sweetest Day Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 17, MY FROG Ash Wed. Dinner

  • 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Friday, February 19, Kid’s Club 3rd-5th Grade

  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, Kid’s Club 4yr-2nd Grade

  • 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, MYFROG Movie Night

  • 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 21, TCC @ Pro Bowl West

  • 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $10

Wednesday, February 24, Lent Faith Gathering

  • 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 26, TCC & MY FROG 30-hour Famine

  • 6:00 p.m.- Saturday, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 28, Link Lunch @ Ziano’s.

  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Please remember to update any address, email, or phone changes. You can address_142cdo this by calling the church office at 260-489-5031, or emailing the office at We want to keep in touch with you!

7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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