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This Week's Announcements


St. John Lutheran Church


Weekly Happenings






Sunday, Aug. 12th                    Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.


                                                Council Meeting – after worship, FH




Monday, Aug. 13th                    Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH




Tuesday, Aug. 14th                   Bible Study – 7:00 p.m., Lounge




Wednesday, Aug. 15th              




Thursday, Aug. 16th                 AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL


                                                Girl Scouts – 6:00-8:00 p.m., FH


                                                MOPS Steering Committee – 7:00 p.m., Lounge




Friday, Aug. 17th                       AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL




Saturday, Aug. 18th                  4C – 8:00-4:00 p.m., FH


                                                Jordan – 2:00-9:00 p.m., LL       




Sunday, Aug. 19th                    Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.




Happy Birthday


Marlene Parrott         8/15


Benjamin Goad         8/16


Zac Hanna                 8/18


Rosella Price             8/18




Happy Anniversary


David & Linda Murray    8/13


Orville & Ruth Egbert      8/19




Readings for August 19th:


GOD’S WORD:  Psalm 34:9-14


John 6:51-58













If you sign up to sponsor Altar Flowers after the Tidings has already been sent out, please leave a note on the desk in the church office or email Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This way the listing in the bulletin will be correct. Thank you.



August 19th

10:00 a.m.


Douglas Goad


Greg & Karen Townley


David Ahner

Assisting Minister

David Ahner





Money Counters                       

Charles Moses, Elaine Moses, James Roeder

Altar Guild Coordinators







Beginning Thursday, August 16th, the church office hours will be changed to 8:30-1:30 p.m.


If you have any questions please speak with Pastor or call the church office at 898-5656.




Church Picnic, Sunday, August 26th, after worship.


Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. There will be a sign-up sheet in the entrance hallway. Meat and drinks will be provided. If anyone has outside games, (corn hole, ladder ball, etc.) or inside games for people who don’t want to go outside, please bring them. A bounce house will be provided for ALL!!! If you have any questions, please speak with Caitlyn Brinkman.




The Food4Kids program at First Light Church (formerly First Baptist of Vandalia) is holding an event for Vandalia-Butler School kids on October 27th.




Their goal is to provide every child with a coat for the winter. We are collecting gently-used children and adult coats (most high school kids will need adult sizes) to help them read their goal.




If you have a coat (or 2, or 3) that you would like to donate, please put it in the box in the hallway by October 14th. Any questions, please see Caitlyn Brinkman.




MOPS Open House is scheduled for Sunday, August 26th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Ice cream and bounce house provided. MOPS and MOMSnext is designed for mothers who are expecting through children in grade school. If you know of a mom who would benefit from this group, please pass this information along.




The Book Group will start back up on Tuesday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. The book will be “The Greatest Generation” by Tom Brokaw and will cost $9.00. Everyone is welcome to join us! If you have any questions you can speak to Pastor Santiago, Carol Wasch, Susan Tully or Karen Erhard.




LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE! Huber Heights Double H Square Dance Club will be offering western style square dance lessons beginning Tuesday, September 11th. The class will meet each week at the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church Activity Center, 7505 Taylorsville Road, on Tuesday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m. until early May next year.




Square dancing is a popular activity in the Dayton area with 14 clubs in the greater Miami Valley providing opportunities to dance. The lesson for the first night is free and subsequent lessons are $3.00 per person. Casual attire is suggested and no experience is necessary.




Lessons are for ages 10 and up, including senior citizen ages. If Tuesday evenings will not work for you, other clubs at other locations offer lessons on different days and times. All Miami Valley Square Dance clubs will be starting their lesson classes in September. For more information you may contact Greg & Karen Townley.








It is time to think ahead to the month of September, St. John’s month to assume the daily duties at the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry.




We are in need 2 food packers each day who simply follow a printed list for a small or large family, get the listed items from the shelves and pack the food. Each family’s food is put in a tote and labeled with their name and time for pick up. Frozen and refrigerated items are not added until pick up time.




A sign-up sheet will be posted the middle of August if you would like to help pack food at the Food Pantry this year. If you have any questions, please speak with Alice Fae Detert.













Better moms make a better world.


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


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. or Caitlyn Brinkman at 937-559-4829.

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

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