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
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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Ladies Craft Weekend – April 6 & 7
Bring your own supplies and enjoy two days of crafting and fellowship! Make cards, scrapbook, sew, crochet, whatever your crafty heart desires! All those projects you have saved on Pinterest…. Grab the supplies and enjoy some gal pal time while making them! $25 per day $40 for both days (partial day rates available), ALL SIX meals, drinks, and snacks included! Six foot table per person, proceeds to Project 216 (food packing event here at St. John’s). You can leave your things overnight. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday and we will stay as late as 11 p.m. Doors open again at 8 a.m. on Saturday and you are welcome to stay as late as 8 p.m. Please invite your friends! RSVP to Chrissy VanEvery 260-515-4646 by April 1. Open to the first 15 paid participants.
A Change For Our Newsletter
Beginning April 2018. In an effort to save paper, copies, money and office work, we will begin to send out our monthly newsletter online as of April. Our Crossroads Conversation will continue to follow the same format that we see every month. Starting in April it will be coming to you on your E-Mail and will be available on the website as well.
Now Wait! If you do not have E-Mail or just really want to read the hard copy, you can call the church office and request to have your address added to a paper copy list. If you have a new E-Mail address that the office does not have, please submit that as well. We have two months to get ready for this changeover. We can do it!
St. John’s T-Shirts
The Outreach Committee will be selling St. John’s T-Shirts. Keeping with the look of our signs and visitor information sheets, the shirts will be offered in blue or yellow. Crew neck shirts will be $13.50 for adult sizes small – 2x-large, and youth sizes x-small – x-large. V-neck shirts in blue only will be $15.30 for women’s sizes, and $16.25 for men’s sizes. This is a great way to advertise our church. Check out our sample display in the narthex soon!
Koehlinger Security installed an entrance security mechanism at St. John’s. Under normal conditions, the doors will remain locked during business hours. There is an intercom, camera and request button located on the right side of the west main entry doors. Pressing this button will allow the office staff to see, communicate and allow access to the building. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining the safety and security of our facility and people.
Women’s Bible Study Group
The Friday morning women’s Bible study group will begin a new study by Beth Moore called “The Quest”, which focuses on growing in a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus. We meet every Friday morning from 9a.m.-11a.m., starting January 5, and we would LOVE to have you join us! Please see Melanie Crapser or Susie Groeling for more information.
WNALC Bible Study
The WNALC Bible Study will be starting Thursday, January 4th at 9:30 a.m. everyone is invited and welcome! We would love to see some new faces.
April Youth Events
Matthew’s House Opening
A Christ centered childcare and preschool ministry at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, has several full-time or part-time staff openings. Must be at least 21 years of age. To apply please call 471-4699 and ask to speak with Lori Long.
New 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 January 17.
Young Adult Sunday School Class
This year we are beginning a young adult Sunday School class along with our children’s and adult Sunday School classes. It will be taught by Rob Niman and Andy Swihart. Be sure to join us week Sunday at 9:00a.m.!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
How About LINK?
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
Keep Church Records Up To Date
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.
Looking for a Women’s Bible Study Group?
Please join us every Friday beginning September 8th at 9 am in the church conference room for some laughter, fellowship, prayer and most importantly, healthy Bible Study! One of our strengths is the range of ages and seasons of life we all bring to the group. The body of Christ is blessed to learn from one another no matter who we are and what we bring to the table. The Bible tells us if we only gather a few in His name, and He will certainly be there too (Matthew 18:20). Our first study will be on the life of Peter and how we can learn from him to better follow Jesus. Childcare is provided. Please contact Susie (579-7047) if you’re interested.
Women of the WNALC
Bible Study — Thursday, April 5— 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday April 10— 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study — Thursday, May 3 — 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, May 8 — 9:00 a.m.
The “Lutheran Ministry Veterans and Families Ministries” is in need of office volunteers to help us on Tuesdays. If you are able to help out, please contact us (any Tuesday) by phone: 1-260/755-2239, email: email@example.com or, by US mail at: LMVFM, 3480 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. We are anxious to hear from you.
Bless You, Leslie Haines, Executive Director
Home Builders Marriage Group
Have you been thinking your marriage could use some new life? Would you like to have fun, laughs, dessert, and fellowship with other married couples? Consider joining our Home Builders group. This group is open to all married couples, all ages, with or without children.
In September we began a new study, “Staying in Love” by Andy Stanley. “Falling for someone is easy. But staying in love? Ah, there’s the rub! Pastor Andy Stanley guides you through a proven plan to help you keep romance alive and deepen your commitment to one another.” We meet once a month (usually the 3rd Saturday) at various homes. We will be having our February homebuilders at the Dowling’s at 6:00p.m. If you would like more info on this group contact the church office. Join us as we work to strengthen our marriages and our families in a way pleasing to God.
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.
LMVFM’s New Therapy Dog
Though the VA has yet to recognize the therapeutic value of therapy animals for veterans who have been spiritually and emotionally traumatized, LMVFM not only recognize their value, but believe that veterans in need of trained and certified therapy dogs/ animals should have ready access to them. In fact, we believe so strongly in the therapeutic value of service animals that we have a new four legged LMVFM team member that we will be bringing to St. John’s (with approval of church council) to help train for her work with our ministry. Lilly, a 4 month old Golden Retriever is in training to become a Therapy dog for LMVFM. We will be bringing Lilly to Sunday School and to Church with us so she can become accustomed to being around people and in a church environment. Lilly is working to become a therapy dog to sit in on counseling sessions with veterans and to travel as an ambassador with the LMVFM team to help people understand the benefits of therapy dogs for veterans. Please feel free to come up to Lilly to meet her.
New Testament Bibles
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.
2018 Flower Chart
The 2018 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org