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


June 2021 newsletter

St. John’s Lutheran Church Calendar of Events – June 2021

Summer Worship Schedule

            Please join us every Sunday morning for four worship opportunities. We have traditional services in our beautiful sanctuary at 7:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m, and our NewSong contemporary service in our fellowship hall at 9:00 a.m. If you prefer to worship from home, 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. We will have several outdoor services this summer, including Father’s Day, June 20, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Outdoor services will be at 9:00 a.m.


New Worship Series:  

Discipleship Ephesians


Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Does the gospel of Christ affect your everyday life? The Letter to the Ephesians tells US the power of God raises  lifeless souls up and gets us walking with Christ. Are you confident and ready to move Christ’s dynamic power in your every circumstance?


6/6               Identifying In Christ

6/13             Energizing in ChristJune Series

6/20             Raising Corpses

6/27             Destroying Hostility

7/4               Dwelling In Power

7/11             Rowing Together

7/18             Fresh New Walking

7/25             Light Walking

8/1               Being Strong In The Lord


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

Women of the Bible

The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study meets every Friday at 9:00 a.m. All women are welcome to join!


Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study
Are you looking to deepen your prayer life? 
Join us for a Ladies Bible Study on June 30th at 6:45 pm. 
We will continue to meet every 3rd Wednesday. 

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The summer schedule will be June 30th, July 21, and August 11. 
We will be reading ‘The Circle Maker’ By Mark Batterson for the first 3 sessions. 
Please reach out to Debra Schoelles for further details.

Young Adult Bible Study

All young adults are invited to join us every first, second, and third Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for time in the Word and how it relates to your life. We will take a summer break and meet again in September


It’s Time for VBS!

Are you ready for an adventure? Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it’s them!VBS

All children age 4 years old by August 2020, through 5th grade are invited! Sunday, June 20, through Thursday, June 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Register by June 13 at ts/stjohnslaketownship, email Katie at SundaySchool@stjohnslaketownship. org, or call the church office.


St. John’s Golf League

The St. John’s Golf League began on Monday, May 3 and will run through August.  The Golf League meets Mondays at Eel River Course at 5:00 p.m.  We welcome both men and women to join the golf league, players of all levels, and we

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look forward to a time of fellowship and fun.  If you would like to sign-up, or have any questions, please call Terry Heck at 433-5331.



Men’s Prayer Breakfast

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets every fourth Saturday at 8:00 a.m. All men are welcome to join them for food, fellowship, and prayer.



Marriage Class – – –GETTING MARRIED?                       

Marriage GroupIf you or someone you know is getting married, shouldn’t there be as much preparation into the marriage as there is for the wedding? Our church family wants to accompany you in those discussions about what it will mean to be husband and wife. In our premarital prep  group, we read the book Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Dr. Les Parrott and Dr. Leslie Parrott.  The Parrott’s book is the most widely used Christian marriage prep tool in the world.  The pre-marital group is facilitated by Sue and Walt Dittmer who have decades of marriage experience of godly wisdom and funny stories to share.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Pastor Douglas or the church office.


St. John’s Blood Drive

St. John’s will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 30 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. To schedule an appointment, please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex, visit and enter sponsor code ‘stjohnlktwp’, or contact the church office. Save a life! Give blood!Blood Drive


Family Fun Night

All are welcome to join us on Friday, June 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for our first Family Fun Night of the family fun nightsummer. We will eat dinner together, have a family Bible lesson, and a craft. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and we ask that families please bring a side to share.  Please RSVP by June 11th to Katie at Sunday School@, or call the church office.


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.

June Youth & Link Events

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Wednesday, June 2, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 2, MY FROG Service Project @ Arcola

  • 5:45 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 2, Group – TCC

  • 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, Confirmation Camp

Sunday, June 6, Youth Leadership

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15, TCC & MY FROG @ Chain O’ Lakes

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring $5 and a sack lunch.

Wednesday, June 16, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 16, Group – MY FROG & TCC

  • 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 18, Family Fun Night

  • 6:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
  • Bring a dish to share!

Saturday, June 19, Turtle Days!

  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 20-Thursday, June 24, VBS

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 21, Link Dinner

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ C.J.’s in Columbia City

Wednesday, June 30, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 30, Destination Group at Lake Kuehnert!


  • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel!

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7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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