Announcements

WORSHIP SERVICES
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 Traditional Service
9:00 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:15 am Traditional & 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

July 2020 Newsletter – website

Services Return to Church!

            Please join us beginning on Sunday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. for an outdoor service in the north parking lot of St. John’s! Bring your own chairs or blanket to sit on, and be ready to praise and worship our Lord in community! Please enter and park in the west parking lot, and then join us in the north parking lot. We can’t wait to see you! Services will be recorded and available Sunday afternoons on the St. Johns Facebook page, and in the St. John’s App.

 

Summer Movie Nightstubby

Please join us for a summer movie night on Sunday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. We will be showing the movie Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, a true story of a dog who became an honorary sergeant during World War I. Before the movie begins, we will have a special presentation from Leslie Haines and Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, and a meet and greet with Patrick Dooley, one of LMVFM’s therapy dogs who has been very effective in reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and depression in veterans.

 

TCC & MY FROG Camp Tripcamping

      On Wednesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m., TCC & MY FROG will be leaving the church for a three-day camp trip at Lake Luther! The camp staff will be serving all of our meals, providing some fun activities, and there will be plenty of time for swimming, paddling, fishing, and having fun. Please bring everything you need for a great three days, including bedding, towels, swimsuit, bug spray, and sunscreen. There will be a cost dependent on the number of campers, and we will need one male chaperone. Please RSVP to Melanie or Katie by July 13!

 

St. John’s Golf League

Illustration of golf course focused on the flag.The St. John’s Golf League – Holy Divots –  will begin on Monday, June 1, and will run through August. The Golf League meets Mondays at Eel River Golf Course at 5:00 p.m.  We welcome both men and women, and players of all levels, to join the golf league. And we look forward to a time of fellowship and fun. If you would like to sign-up, or if you have any questions, please call Tony Eagle at 625-3031 or Terry Heck at 248-8905.

 

 

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Library Summer Reading Program

It’s not too late to sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading program and all ages are eligible to participate.  If your child is too young to read on their own, parents may read to them.  Children who are read to at a young age grow up to be better readers and enjoy reading throughout their lives; School age children retain 75 to 80 percent more of what they have learned (math and science included) during the school year if they read in the summer.  Sign-up sheets are available in the Library or can be emailed directly to you. More information will be emailed soon to all members. The summer reading program runs through September 1.

Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study 

Beth MooreOur Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will resume meeting on Friday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. We will be discussing the book Chasing Vines by Beth Moore. All women are invited to pick up a copy of the book and join us! Please call Melanie Crapser or the church office if you have any questions.

 

 

Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study

Our Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are currently studying the book of John. All women are invited! Please call Bev Easterhaus or the church office if you have any questions.

 

 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Men's Prayer Breakfast

All men are welcome to join our Men’s Prayer Breakfast the last Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at Cosmo’s Restaurant on Lima Road.

 

July Youth & Link Events

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Wednesday, July 1, Group – TCC & MY FROG

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at church

Wednesday, July 1, Link Video Chat

  • 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Fri., July 10, TCC & MYFROG to Auburn/Garrett Drive-In

  • 8:00 p.m. weather & movie selection permitting, $5

Sunday, July 12, LINK Lunch @ Dairy Queen

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 409 N. Main Street, Columbia City

Wednesday, July 15, Group – TCC & MYFROG

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at church

     Wednesday, July 15, Link Video Chat

  • 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, Link @ South Haven, MI

  • 8:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and $10 towards dinner.

Wed.-Fri., July 29-31, TCC & MYFROG Camping @ Lake Luther

  • July 29 1:00 p.m. – July 31, 2:00 p.m.

 

Link Video Chats

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Our  Youth/Young Adult Director, Melanie Crapser, holds “Link” video chats  a couple of times a month to keep in touch with our college age young adults who are either away at school or are keeping a busy schedule juggling school, work, family, etc. These are  on Wednesday evenings with a brief devotion and a short time to connect and catch up.  We hope this will be a great tool to help this group stay grounded in their faith. Contact Melanie if you’d like to be connected.

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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” (ODB.org) 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.

Women of the NALC

Bible Study — Thursday, July 2  — 9:30 a.m.

Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, July 7 –– 9:00 a.m.

 Bible Study — Thursday, August 6 — 9:30 a.m.

Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, August 11 — 9:00 a.m.

The St. John’s Sewing group recently shipped 120 Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts that had been sewn, knotted, and hemmed since October 2018. Many THANKS to this group, their families, and friends who support this important mission project.            More sewers and knotters would always be welcomed. There are funds available to purchase fabrics. Some of our quilts will be displayed on the pews at the Thanksgiving service. These will be part of the 2020 shipment.

 

            

 

 

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260-489-5031 | office@stjohnslaketownship.org