Announcements

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

May 2021 newsletter 

St. John’s Lutheran Church Calendar of Events- May 2021

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. 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.

 

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.

Particulars:

·  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.

Requirements

·  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

Prayer Vigil

Our attitude toward prayer has often been characterized by saying, “well, all we can do now is pray!” Prayer is not the hopeless act of desperation.  Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life. 

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 Jn 5:14–15).

Prayer gives an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy.  Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created…and the conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus.

We will pray for the gospel mission of St. John’s, the people of our congregation, mission partners, those in need, and our community as a whole.

Our prayer vigil will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and continue until 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening.  People can pray in their homes or at the church with the goal of continuous prayer. Please sign up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4a62ea6fd0-prayer

 

Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study

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The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study meets every Friday 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 Mondays from 6:30-7:30 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

 

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 will resume meeting Saturday, May 29, at 8:00 a.m., at Cosmo’s on Lima Road. All men are welcome to join them for food, fellowship, and prayer every last Saturday of the month at Cosmo’s.

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.

May Youth & Link Events

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Sunday, May 2, Youth Leadership

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5, Group – MY FROG & TCC

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, Never 2 Young

  • 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, TCC Muffin Day

  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, TCC Muffins for Moms

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 12, TCC @ Zoo

  • 5:00-8:00 p.m. Cost $10

Wednesday, May 12, Group – MY FROG

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 15, Kid’s Club

  • 11:00-1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 16, Confirmation Gatherings

  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, G2G

  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, Melanie’s Office Hours

  • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, Group – MY FROG & TCC

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26, Group – MY FROG

  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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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 office@stjohnslaketownship.org. We want to keep in touch with you!

7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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