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


October 2019 Newsletter

Parenting Christian Kids




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Serving Our Seniors

On Sunday, November 3, from noon to 3:00 pm, the Outreach committee will be sponsoring the annual Fall S.O.S. – Serving Our Seniors. Please help us show some love and appreciation to our senior members through some yard work and simple home repair and chores. Bring a rake and a pair of gloves if you can.

If you are someone who could use a little help in this area, please be a blessing to us by allowing us to serve you. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.


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St. John’s Congregational Retreat

We hope you all are giving serious consideration to joining your fellow members from St. John’s as we retreat together Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26 at Camp Lutherwald in Howe, IN. We need your input as we look at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges in the years ahead. Dr. Jeff Groeling will facilitate our weekend and guide us through taking a detailed and prayerful look at our church and its ministries.

The event is designed as an overnight experience, but if you can only make it on either Friday evening or Saturday, Please come! Camp Lutherwald has comfortable and modern facilities and all bedrooms have private baths. All meals are furnished and child care can be made available during the Saturday sessions. There is no cost to attend. Please sign up in the narthex so that planning for meals and rooms can be made in advance.



Dare 2 Share

On Saturday, October 12, TCC and MY FROG will be participating in a national youth event called Dare 2 Share Live. Dare 2 Share Live is a national, live, multi-site training and outreach event designed to spark a movement of Gospel conversations throughout the nation, primarily through teenagers. We will attend the event at a satellite location at Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Rd, from 11:30 am until 7:30 pm. This is a free event and all youth are encouraged to invite a friend. For more information, please contact Melanie or Chrissy.


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Operation Christmas Child

We have begun collecting items for operation Christmas child. Every two weeks we will have a new category of items and when November rolls around we will have all of our items to fill the boxes. Our goal is to fill 50 boxes (25 boy, 25 girl) that will be packed by our KIDS Club children and youth groups.

Items that are NOT accepted: Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans. Consider the Dollar Tree store to make your money go farther!

September 22-29 School supplies (small notepads, pencils, pencil sharpeners, colorful tape, crayons, stickers, glue sticks, play-doh, scissors)

October 6-13 Personal Care items (Comb, bar soap, wash cloth, hair elastics, band-aids, toothbrushes, cup, spoon)

October 20-27 Toys (small stuffed animal or doll, matchbox cars, foam or tennis ball, slinky, plastic animals, jacks, harmonica)

November 3 Shoe boxes (good quality plastic) and bandannas (colorful)

November 10 Monetary donations for shipping expenses



Piano For Sale

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! The piano in the fellowship hall is for sale. It is in good condition and was recently tuned. A silent auction will be held the month of September. Anyone wanting to bid can do so by signing their name on the sheet located on the piano. Starting bid is $200. Please contact Linda Eagle with any questions.


Newsletter Deadline Change  

The deadline for requesting something to be put in the Crossroads newsletter will be changed from the Third Sunday of the month to the 15th of every month. Requests made after the 15th will be put in the following month. Thank you, The Elders


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Link Video Chats

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 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 Christ in Our Home 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.


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The Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study is back to meeting weekly with an eight session study by Kelly Minter called, “Finding God Faithful”. Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable. We would LOVE to have you join this fun group of women who love Jesus and enjoy learning from one another! This group meets every Friday at 9:00 a.m.


Bible Study — Thursday, October 3 — 9:30 a.m.

Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, October 8 — 9:00 a.m.

Bible Study — Thursday, November 7 — 9:30 a.m.

Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, November 12 — 9:00 a.m.

We will begin a new study in September. “Life Lessons from 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus” by Max Lucado. We would like to invite anyone who has not attended a Bible Study to join us. If you’d like to join and need a book, contact Penny Heggen @ 260-415-3796.



Children, Youth, and Young Adult Groups October Events

Wednesday, October 2: 5:00-6:30 p.m., Melanie’s Office Hours 6:30- 8:00 p.m., TCC & MY FROG GROUP  8:30-9:00 p.m., LINK Video Chat

Sunday, October 6: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., TCC Youth Leadership luncheon

Wednesday, October 9: 6:30-8:00 p.m., MY FROG GROUP

Saturday, October 12: 11:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m., TCC and MY FROG Dare to Share event

Wednesday, October 16: 5:00-6:30 p.m., Melanie’s Office Hours,  6:00 – 8:30 p.m. MY FROG & TCC to Kuehnert Dairy Fall Fest 8:30-9:00 p.m., LINK Video Chat

Friday, October 18: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MY FROG Pumpkin Carving @ Chrissy’s $5

Sunday, October 20: noon-1:30 p.m., LINK Lunch at Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival 7:00-8:30 p.m., TCC Group to Black Forest

Wednesday October 23: 6:30-8:00 p.m., MY FROG Group Service Project for Lutheran Military Veterans

Friday, October 25: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Kids Club

Saturday, October 26: 6:00 p.m.-midnight, LINK Soup Kitchen Fundraiser

Sunday, October 27: 12:00-3:00 p.m., TCC Combat Ops  Entertainment  Bring $7

Wednesday October 30: 5:00-6:30p.m., Melanie’s Office Hours 8:30-9:00 p.m., LINK Video Chat


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