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This Week's Announcements


St. John Lutheran Church

Weekly Happenings


Sunday, May 19th                      Cookies, Coffee & Conversation – 8:45 a.m., Lounge

Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.

Council Meeting – after worship, FH

Dayton Mennonite Fellowship – 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lounge


Monday, May 20th                    Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH

                                                Bible Study – 7:00 p.m., Lounge


Tuesday, May 21st                    Book Group – 2:00 p.m., Lounge

                                                Scout Venture Group – 6:00-8:00 p.m., LL

Cub Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH


Wednesday, May 22nd              Handbells – 6:30 p.m.

                                                Gallery Choir – 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 23rd                  AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL

                                                MOPS – 6:00-8:15 p.m., FH, nursery, downstairs classroom


Friday, May 24th                      AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL


Saturday, May 25th                  Vandalia Youth Theatre – 8:30-2:00 p.m., FH

                                                Roach – all day, LL                                                                                                          

Sunday, May 26th                      Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.

Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.

Girl Scouts – 3:00-5:00 p.m., LL




Happy Birthday

Jack Young           5/22

Steve Harsman     5/24

Andy Sutton          5/26



Thought of the Week

  “The best portions of a good man’s life are his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth






FIRST READING:    Psalm 67

SECOND READING:   Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

GOSPEL:  John 5:1-9





May 26th       




10:00 a.m.




Sue Allen


Tammy Wendeln

Assisting Minister

David Ahner

Communion Stewards

David Ahner, Karen Erhard, Mary Sutton





Money Counters                        

Rosella Price, Harry Snyder, Dawn Snyder

Altar Guild Coordinators


The Altar Flowers for May 26th are sponsored by Greg & Karen Townley in memory of Greg’s mother, Emily Townley




The following dates are set for future Coffee, Cookies, & Conversation:  Sunday, June 16th; Sunday, July 21st; and Sunday, August 18th. Everyone is invited to attend. All of these conversations will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will be held in the lounge. If the need arises, we will move the meetings to a larger room. If you have any questions, please contact the church office, 898-5656.


ATTENTION FORMER ST. PAUL’S MEAL GROUP & EVERYONE INTERSTED IN HUNGER ISSUES. There will be a meeting May 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lounge to discuss the possibility of a new meal ministry here at St. John. For details and questions, please contact Pastor Santiago.


The last day of Sunday School for the children/youth will be Sunday, May 19th. There will also be a “Wrap-up” meeting on that day for the teachers after worship. If you have any questions, please contact Marlyn Stekli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



The Book Group will start a new book on May 21st. Everyone is invited to join the Book Group for conversation, fellowship and lots of laughter. The group meets on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., in the church lounge. The new book is “Soul Survivor- How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church”, by Philip Yancey. The cost of the book is $12. If you are interested, please contact the church office.


Iwould like to thank all of my St. John “family” for the love and support you have shown to myself and my mother, Mae Hansen over the years. The caring visits to Mom, the beautiful cards and personal notes, prayers, flowers, phone calls...all made her feel that she was still a part of our congregation and her church family. She knew she was never forgotten, and it gave her joy.


I myself appreciate the help, support, listening ears, advice, hugs, prayers and understanding I have received from so many of you. A special thanks to our unofficial “children of elderly parents” support group in Gallery Choir. What would I have done without you all? God bless you.                    


                                                              -Laurie Fletcher


Thank you to those who have returned the Time & Talent Sheets. There are still quite a few that have not been received. The information on these sheets is very important to the worship life here at St. John. Please complete and return the forms as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


The FOOD FOCUS for the month of MAY is CANNED FRUIT.







Better moms make a better world.


Raising tiny humans is exhausting, take a load off, join now!




St. John Lutheran Church


122 W. National Rd.


Vandalia, OH, 45377






Our sisterhood enjoys guest speakers on topics chosen by our members. Each meeting includes discussion time and crafts/service projects. We schedule Mom nights out and playdates throughout the year.




The MOPS group meets on the


 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:00-8:15 p.m.,


 September – May




Free childcare provided




Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


for more information.




MOPS and MOMSnext is designed for mothers who are expecting through children in grade school.



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