Summer Worship Schedule
Summer Worship is now at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday beginning June 10 and running through September 2. Please note that due to the installation of the organ, worship service on June 10 will be held in the church Social Hall.
Summer Hours for Church Office
Please note that the church office is adjusting the hours of operation for the summer. The office is now open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday through August 31.
The Wait Is Almost Over!
The reinstallation process has begun on our historic Holtcamp organ. It is likely to take a little over two weeks to complete but we should be hearing the organ again by June 24.
Please remember to sign up to help with FLOCK each Monday from now through August 20 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Sign-up sheets are located in the Fellowship Center or you can call the office at 330-364-4458 to get your name on the list. We also need help on Sundays after church with packing the lunch bags.
Please help us feed those in need this summer by donating your time on Sunday or Monday or by making donations of sandwich bags, bags of carrots or fruit. We will gladly accept applesauce or pudding cups, granola bars, small water bottles or cash. Thank you!
A Special Offering is being collected for our Vacation Bible School. Please find the envelopes on the tables by the entrances to the Social Hall on June 10. They will then be available in the pews on June 17. Thank you for your support.
Crew Leaders Needed
VBS is June 18-22. Crew Leaders are still needed. Minimum age requirement is completed 5th grade. Please sign up in the Fellowship Center.
Adult Volunteers For VBS
If you are able to help with VBS all week or just a few hours, please sign up in the Fellowship Center.
Food Pantry Reminder
This is a reminder that St. John’s Food Pantry volunteers will be needed on Friday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you have signed up to be a volunteer and are unable to be there, please notify Sue Ferbrache at 330-364-6132.
Peter stepped out of the boat in faith to walk on the water to Jesus. I’m asking you to take a leap of faith and step into a kayak and explore your faith. During the month of July, I will be leading small groups of kayakers on a devotional adventure. Each trip will include 4 mini devotions on the water. There is no cost for the adventure and all ages 10 and up will be welcomed. (18 years and under must be accompanied by a parent) This is meant to be a beginner kayak adventure and a way to connect with God’s wonderful creation. All I ask is you be open to the still small voice of the spirit with-in. Please check the sign-up sheets in Fellowship Center or contact Pastor Tom.
A Celebration of Pastors
Pledge cards for 2018 are now available in the pews and in the church office.
St. John’s celebrates its 180th birthday this year. In the early 1800’s people of faith met in log cabin homes. Then the first official church, a frame structure constructed in 1838, was led by energetic itinerant minister Henry Colloredo. During the last 180 years St. John’s has been led by more than 30 Pastors.
A celebration of those pastors has been planned the the months of September and October, 2018, with notable pictures and artifacts on display in the history case located in the hallway outside the Fellowship Room. On Sunday, October 21, all current and previous pastors and/or their families will have been invited to attend a special service and luncheon to honor their dedication and commitment to the congregation of St. John’s. Please mark your calendars for this important event.
and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research. Mark August 11 from 1:00 - 8:00 PM on your calendar!! A concert by the band Jericho, a cruise in, food trucks plus more surprises will be on the agenda and it’s all right here under the big tent in the church front yard!!
What can you do to help? We will have a raffle basket filled with car products. Any donation of a car care product would be greatly appreciated. These donations can be given to any committee member: Bev Smith, Karen Dummermuth, Laura Brown, Barb Lengler or Jennifer Conkle. We would also appreciate donations of bottled water (can be dropped off in the church office) to be sold with ALL proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s walk in September. Stay tuned for additional information on this exciting event!!
Altar Flowers & Bulletin Sponsors
Available dates for altar flower sponsors for 2017: Dates available: July 1; August 12, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23; October 14; November 4, 11, 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23.
Available dates for bulletin sponsors for 2017: Dates available: July 8, 22, 29; August 5, 26; September 2, 9, 16; October 14, 28; December 2, 24 @ 3:00; December 30.