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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     Basic CMYK

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

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Newsletter and Calender- April 2019

Lenten Worship & Simple Suppers        lent_8865c

The Lenten Season continues into April with Wednesday evening Lenten worship services on April 3rd and 10th at 7:15 p.m. Before service, beginning at 6:00 p.m. the MYFROG group and their parents will be serving a simple supper for a free will donation. Come out, participate in Lenten worship, and support our MYFROG group as we prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection.

 

Holy Week and Easter Services      Right-Click on the filename below to download this image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

Holy week services begin with Palm Sunday on April 14th with the procession of palms beginning in the Narthex. Maundy Thursday is April 18th at 7:15 p.m. with Holy Communion and First Communion. Good Friday is April 19th our Tenebrae service begins at 7:15 p.m., the Stations of the Cross will be set up in the fellowship hall from 5-7 Thursday and Friday evenings. Easter April 21st, Sunrise service is 6:30 a.m. led by the High School youth, we will also have our regular Sunday service times at 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. with Children’s Easter activities at 9:00 a.m.

 

Easter Breakfast       breakfast_2652c

Come and join us for our annual Easter breakfast beginning about 7:15 a.m. after the Easter Sunrise Service on April 21. The TCC High School youth will be serving a wonderful variety of breakfast items. A free-will offering will be taken. The funds raised will help support the TCC activities throughout the year.

 

Children’s Easter Activities      Right-Click on the filename below to download this image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

Easter morning children of ALL ages are welcome and encouraged to bring the whole family to the church basement and enjoy a scavenger hunt, Easter craft and help flower a wreath for the 10:15 service! Please invite your friends and family to this fun filled time from 9:00-10:00.

 

 

Baby Bottle Campaign         bottle_5572c

For everyone who has A Hope Center Baby Bottles remember to  fill them with your extra cash or change and return them to the church by Palm Sunday, April 14. Thank you!

Easter Flowers        easter_7973c6_web

Easter is a few weeks away and as in the past we would like to decorate the sanctuary and fellowship hall with beautiful spring flowers on Easter Sunday. This year you can order Easter lilies, tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Heller Nursey has given us a great church discount, but orders must be turned into the church office by March 31. The cost has decreased this year all flowers are $10.00 each.  If you would like to purchase a plant; envelopes to place your order are available in the back of the sanctuary, in the fellowship hall and in the west entrance of the church.  On Easter, after the late services, these flowers can be taken home.  Please fill out the envelope (be sure to fill in quantity, etc.) and place it with your payment of $10.00 for each plant in the offering plate. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, March 31.

 

30-Hour Famine    

The thirty-hour famine will take place on April 26 & 27, our youth will fast for 30 hours to raise awareness and funds for world hunger. Please watch for opportunities to support their efforts and keep them in your prayers on these two days as they fast. YOUTH please RSVP, friends welcome!

 

Kids Club      kids club color

The April and May Kids Clubs will be special evenings. The April Kids Club on the 12th will just be for the girls. The May Kids Club on the 3rd will just be for the boys. RSVP for these 2 great evenings the kids will have a great time!

 

Soup Kitchen Carnival       For use in printed publications, Right-Click on the filename below to download and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

On Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, the Outreach committee and Link will be sharing God’s love at the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Easter Carnival. This carnival is a free event for the area residents and YOU are invited to join us! Those of us who served at this event last year had a lot of fun and enjoyed some heart-warming exchanges with the guests. If you would like to carpool, we will leave the church at 9:30, or you can meet us at St. Mary’s, 1101 Lafayette St., Ft. Wayne, 46802. We hope you will join us!

 

LMVFM Spring Dine-to-Donate

Everyone is invited to Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Spring 2019 Dine-to-Donate at Granite City Food & Brewery, 3809 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, on Wednesday, April 24th from 11 a – 10 p. Granite City will donate 20% of your meal-including drinks to LMVFM to help us continue providing free counselling and programs to our Veterans, Military Contractors and their families.

 

Cinco de Mayo Potluck      Right-Click on the filename below to download this image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

On Sunday, May 5, the Outreach Committee will host a Cinco de Mayo potluck at 5:00 p.m. Just before Sunday night L.I.T.E. Bring your favorite Mexican, American, or Mexican-American dish or dessert to share! A toppings bar with sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, etc., drinks, and chips and salsa at each table will be provided!

 

Link Video Chats      Right-Click on the filename below to download this image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

Our new Youth/Young Adult Director “Melanie Crapser” would like to implement “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 will be in the evenings with a brief devotion and a short time to connect and catch up. Parents please provide Melanie with phone numbers and emails. We hope this will be a great tool to help this group stay grounded in their faith.

 

Daily Devotions Options      For use in printed publications, Right-Click on the filename below to download and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

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” (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.

 

 

Church Directory App is Here!     

Yes we have an App for our church directory. This gives you access to our directory on your phone or home computer. It’s free and easy to use. The App works on Apple devices and Android devices. There are copies of the instructions to download the App on the table in the narthex. If you have any questions contact the church office.

 

 

Women’s Bible Study Group      womens-bible-study

The Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study Group (sorry, we don’t have a snazzy name) will start up again September 7, 9:00 a.m. at church with a study by Max Lucado called, “Anxious for Nothing”. It is a six session study that focuses on the worries we often carry and how we can exchange it for true peace that only God can give. We would LOVE to have you join this fun group of women who love Jesus and enjoy learning from one another! Please see Melanie Crapser or Susie Groeling with any questions you may have.

 

WNALC Bible Study        women_WNALC-4493c1_web

Our NALC Bible study class will not meet in September. We will start a new book on Thursday, October 5th. It is “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan. We will have a workbook to help us through it. It is a book about the Holy Spirit. We would like to invite anyone who has not attended a Bible Study to join us. We meet at 9:30 on the first Thursday of each month. I have extra books so if you would like to join us see me, Penny Heggen, and I will get you a book. My cell number is 415-3796.

We are a non-threating group. If you don’t like to read we won’t make you read. If you don’t like to talk, we won’t insist on it. If you talk too much ask the Holy Spirit to hold his hand over your mouth, and to give you courage when He wants you to speak!

 

 

April Youth Events            youth_group

Sun., April 7, 14, & 28, Confirmation Class – MYFROG

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, Lenten Simple Supper – MYFROG

  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at church

Wednesday, April 3, GROUP – TCC

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. before Lenten service at church

Wednesday, April 3, Lenten Worship Service – Everyone

  • 7:15 p.m. at church

Wednesday, April 3, Link Video Chat

  • 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, TCC @ IWU Fusion High School Conf.

  • 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All meals included

Sunday, April 7, Link Lunch @ Liberty Diner

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, Lenten Simple Supper – MYFROG

  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at church

Wed., April 10, Lenten Worship Service – Everyone

  • 7:15 p.m. at church

Friday, April 12, Kids Club – Youth Helpers Needed

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Girls Only Month

Sunday, April 14, TCC Youth Leadership

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, GROUP – TCC

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, Link Video Chat

  • 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sat., April 20, Link @ St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Carnival

  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sat., April 20, TCC Easter Sunrise set-up/dress rehearsal

  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sun., April 21, TCC Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast

  • 6:00 a.m. – TCC arrive @ church, 6:30 a – service, breakfast 7:15 a – 9:00 a

Fri. & Sat., April 26 & 27, 30 Hour Famine – MYFROG, TCC

  • 4:00 p.m. at church

 

 

2019 Everlasting Word Calendars   

Sheets & Childs Funeral Home has again graciously provided us with complimentary 2019 calendars. These calendars have the churches name, service times and other pertinent information on the bottom. Please take one for your home or workplace and take a few to share with friends you would like to invite to church. Use these great outreach tools to grow God’s family.

 

Discipleship Study Group      Discipleship Study Group

The Discipleship Study Group (D.S.G.) is for those in high school on up.  It is intended to be “multigenerational” so that we can build off of each other’s experiences and points of view.  It is primarily focused on Bible study and discussion relating to the themes and lessons taken from the scripture, and offering life applications to help us grow as Disciples of Christ. The link to the Discipleship Study Group Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/1362852013859281/They meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Next Meeting November 7th.

 

Funeral Information Sheet      

At the time of death it is often difficult and stressful for families to gather information and to make all the decisions that need to be made. As a help to your family, you are invited to fill out the Funeral Information Sheet that is included in this newsletter and return it to the church office to be kept on file. Having this information on file may help to insure that your desires are taken into consideration in planning your funeral arrangements.

 

What is Discovery Group?       Discovery Group Picture

Discovery Group is a young adult small group focused on Bible study, relationship building, and personal growth.  It’s specifically targeted towards those in their 20’s – mid 30’s, but all are welcome. Join our facebook group page, at www.facebook.com/groups/357303071299032 or contact Rob Niman for more information (ph/txt 260-443-6759 | email rpniman@yahoo.com).

 

How About LINK?         chain_11548c

Link is a group for young adults of “college age” and high school seniors. Link’s focus is on helping each other stay connected to our faith through relationship building, service, and spiritual growth. Join our fa-cebook group page www.facebook.com/groups/1773200429634003

or contact Rob Niman for more information (ph/txt 260-443-6759 | email rpniman@yahoo.com).

 

 Keep Church Records Up To Date                   address_142c

Just a reminder, please keep your church information up to date. Let us know if you have moved, changed your phone number, e-mail address or if you have done away with your land phone line. During the winter months there may be times when services need to be canceled due to weather, if we do not have current information we are not able to relay these messages.

 

 

Women of the WNALC      women_WNALC-4493c1_web

Bible Study — Thursday, April 4 — 9:30 a.m.

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

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

Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, May 14 — 9:00 a.m.

 

St. John’s is on Facebook!    

Facebook can be not only a way for our members to stay connected with what’s happening at St. John’s, it can also be a valuable outreach tool. And you can help! Just “like” and “follow” our page at St. Johns Lutheran Church of Lake Township, then when you see a new post, “like” or “share” the post to help it reach more people. This will allow others to see our service information, upcoming events, and groups. If you would like your event or group highlighted on our Facebook page, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please call Melanie Crapser.

 

 

Testament Bibles   Right-Click on the filename below to download this image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As"

In the back of the sanctuary, fellowship hall and in the narthex are paperback editions of the New Testament. Please take one and keep it if you need it, or give it to someone you think may want it – a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or even a stranger. This would be an easy way to share Christ’s message, love, and redeeming grace.

 

2019 Flower Chart flowers_993c4_web

The 2019 flower chart is now in the binder in the library.  Two or more families can sign up per Sunday.  The cost of the flowers is $15.00 per family.  You can place your donation for the flowers in the offering plate on Sunday.  If you do so, please be sure to designate that in the appropriate box on your offering envelope.

 

7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
260-489-5031 | office@stjohnslaketownship.org