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This Week's Announcements

St. John Lutheran Church

Weekly Happenings


Sunday, June 13th                Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.

                                             Community Meal – 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Monday, June 14th                Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH


Tuesday, June 15th               Book Group – 3:00 p.m., Lounge


Wednesday, June 16th        


Thursday, June 17th             AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL

                                             MOPS Steering Committee Meeting – 7:00 p.m.


Friday, June 18th                  AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL

                                             Kavalauskas – 4:00-8:00 p.m., FH


Saturday, June 19th                    


Sunday, June 20th                Father’s Day

Outside Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.





Happy Birthday

Melissa Ward        6/16

Patty Kopp            6/18


Happy Anniversary

Dick & Carolyn Strehle        6/15

Hank & Cinda Barthel         6/15

Drew & Kim Clauser            6/18

Howard & Ellen Jordan       6/18

Gary & Kim LaBianco          6/19




READING:    Ezekiel 17:22-24

READING:   2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17

GOSPEL:  Mark 4:26-34


PRAYER FAMILIES:  Praying for one another is an important part of our life together here at St. John. Each week, we will lift up a few of the people of our faith community to be included in our personal daily prayers & devotions. This week we pray forRoss, Kimberly, Douglas, Lillian & Benjamin Goad, Donna Halderman, and Jean Harman.


CONTINUING PRAYERS:   Please keep the following people in your prayers as they continue to struggle with their long-term concerns: Paulette Ahner, Grace and Ray Jones and their daughter Kristina, Nora Mendenhall, Vickie Lee and her husband David, June Frantz, Joel Kempton, Sue Miller, Betty Murray, Shirlee Murray, Marlene Parrott, June Ray, Helen Roskos, Lisa Smith, Harry & Dawn Snyder, and Susan Tully.


“Returning to normal” includes getting the children back in the church. Plans are being made for “All Together Sundays,” the first of which will take place on June 20th. The kids will all meet together during Sunday school time (9:00-9:45 a.m.) and participate in a lesson, a craft and snacks. Other scheduled dates are:

Sunday, July 11th – “All Together Sunday”

Sunday, August 15th – “All Together Sunday”

Sunday, September 12th – Rally Sunday

Sunday, September 19th – Regular Sunday school classes begin


Anyone interested in helping with VBS this year is encouraged to contact Caitlyn Brinkman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). VBS is scheduled for July 26th-30th, from 6:00-8:15 p.m.  We need crafters, leaders and people willing to donate items.


In order to participate in the Air Show Parade, we will need someone with a pick-up truck and possibly a trailer. Please contact Caitlyn Brinkman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office if you can help. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, including all groups who use St. John’s as a meeting place. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 6:45 p.m., as the parade starts at 7:00 p.m. The staging area is located at the St. Christopher’s parking lot. If you have any questions, please contact Emily in the church office.


We are currently looking for someone who would be interested in being the point-of-contact for our annual ice cream social, which will take place on Friday, July 9th after the Air Show Parade. If you are interested in signing up to help or donate items for the ice cream social, an email was sent out that included a link to Signup Genius, or you can contact Pastor Benjamin or Emily in the church office for help signing up.


We will be collecting crayons, colored pencils and coloring books (for all ages) for the Foster Care Welcome Bags during the months of June & July. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Brinkman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The meal for June is scheduled for this Sunday, June 13th from 5-6:30 p.m. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch with Laura Young at (937) 902-0809. Your help is also needed with the funding for the Community Meals. If you are willing, you can sign up for a Thrivent Action Card or donate money directly.





The Food Pantry is also in need of the following items:

Cans of Chicken and/or Tuna, cans of spaghetti & meatballs

boxes of instant potatoes

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