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-June    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: Father’s Day weekend – Labor Day weekend

7:45 am Traditional Service

9:00 am NewSong Contemporary Service

10:15 am Traditional Service

No  Children and Youth Sunday School Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

July 2022 newsletter

Please visit Pastor Douglas’s Message:

https://outofthekiddiepool.com/

Regular 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 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, 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 have several Sunday school opportunities for people of all ages, including two adult classes. Sunday school is at 9:00 a.m.

 

Current Worship Series

 

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We like to imagine we are free. Yet we all are constantly straining to demonstrate our freedom.

Whether it is racing the open road, defying social convention, or yelling political slogans, people want to show no one holds them. But the more we strain against the bonds, the chains only seem to tighten.

There is a revolutionary way you can be free. True freedom does not emerge from violent overthrow, political institutions or through economic prosperity. True freedom flows from the heart of God. Come as we look at the letter to the Galatians.                            

July 3       Joy of Freedom

July 10      Freedom from Burden 

 

Outdoor Service and Ice Cream Social

We will have our second outdoor worship services of the summer on July 3, at 9:00 a.m. Please bring a lawn chair to sit on and some sunscreen. After service, please join us for an Ice Cream Social in honor of Independence Day! There will be no 10:15 service this day.

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Monthly Outreach Focus: 

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St. John’s Striving to Be God’s Work, Our Hands

Thank you St. John’s for your response to the mission organizations that have become part of our Benevolence giving as a church.  Each month your outreach committee has been featuring a different ministry collection augmented with a Thrivent Action Team Plan to further their ministries.  

Our July Focus is the North American Lutheran Church (NALC)

We belong to a vibrant Lutheran denomination, the North American Lutheran Church. We are a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God devoted to the mission of Christ to spread the Gospel and make disciples. During the month of July, we will be highlighting NALC efforts to plant new churches. Look for the display in the narthex to find out more. 

On July 24, Rev. Doug Gast, Dean of Heartland Mission District will be here to speak with us about what is happening in the NALC. 

Thank you again for stopping by our display regularly to stay informed on the Outreach Projects of your church. Our goal at St. John’s is to give Glory to God in all that we do!

 

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

 

FAITHFUL ELDERS NEEDED

Come join the Congregational Prayer Group just one Monday. We are praying the Holy Spirit LORD to empower the ministry of St. John’s.

  • Monday mornings at 9 am.
  • 75 to 90 minutes of scripture study and prayer.
  • to pray for our people and our community. 
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WNALC Bible Study

The WNALC women’s Bible study meets every first Thursday at 9:30 a.m. They are beginning a new study in September titled “Nearing Home” by Billy Graham. All women are welcome!

 

Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study

The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will not meet in July. Please join us in August!

 

Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study
Are you looking to deepen your prayer life? 
Join us for a Ladies Bible Study on July 20 at 6:45 pm. 
We will continue to meet every three Wednesdays. 

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Young Adult Study

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            Our Young Adult Bible Study meets every first Friday at 7:00 at the Brewha. All young adults are welcome.

 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

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            The Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet on Saturday, July 23, at 8:00 a.m. at the Liberty Diner on Goshen Road. All men are invited for time in fellowship, food, 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.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

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St. John’s will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 19 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. To schedule an appointment, please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex, contact the church office, or visit  www.redcrossblood.org  and enter sponsor code ‘stjohnlktwp’. Save a life! Give blood!

 

St. John’s Golf League

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The St. John’s Golf League is in full swing 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 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 or Tony Eagle at 437-3567.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Worship Schedule

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            Our summer worship schedule will begin on Sunday, June 19. Traditional services will be in the sanctuary at 7:45 & 10:15 a.m., and our NewSong contemporary service will be in the fellowship hall at 9:00 a.m. We will have several outdoor worship services this summer, with our first one on Father’s Day, June 19.

 

Summer Reading Program

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Do you love to read? Or do you want to encourage your children to read more this summer? Pick up reading logs and instructions in our church library to join the reading program for this summer for all ages. Prizes and awards will be given after summer break at Rally Day. Please return logs by the end of August or throughout the summer with whatever you accomplish! We encourage reading in Christian-based books, and in fiction as well. Pick up the instructions in the church library to find out about an extra activity you can participate in this summer by reading and writing about something you find in our own church library! 

 

Summer Pop-Ups

Summer Pop Up Events are for the whole family! Come and hang out with our church family this summer. Please RSVP to Katie a few days before each Pop-Up Event.

*The outdoor activities are weather dependent. Katie will update families that RSVP’d if the event is cancelled due to weather. Katie’s Cell- (260) 417-4758

~ July 21 6:00pm-8:00pm

Roller Dome

~ August 8 6:00pm-8:00pm

Buckner Playground/Splash Pad*

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.

 Youth & Link Events

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    • Wednesday, July 6, TCC & MY FROG Group

      • 6:30-8:00 p.m.

      Wednesday, July 20, Melanie’s Office Hours

      • 5:00-6:30 p.m.

      Wednesday, July 20, TCC & MY FROG Group

      • 6:30-8:00 p.m.

      Thursday, July 21, Summer Pop-Up

      • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
      • Roller Dome North

      Sunday, July 24, Link Lunch @ Ziano’s

      Tuesday, July 26, Pine Lake Water Park

      • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      • Bring $5 and a sack lunch

 

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
260-489-5031 | office@stjohnslaketownship.org