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This Week's Announcements


St. John Lutheran Church


Weekly Happenings




Sunday, Dec. 17th                     Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.


Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.


Adopt-a-Family Wrapping/Lunch – after worship, FH


Council Meeting – after worship, LL


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




Monday, Dec. 18th                     TIDINGS DEADLINE


Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH


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




Tuesday, Dec. 19th                    Book Group – 2:00 p.m.


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


                                                Cub Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH




Wednesday, Dec. 20th               Handbells – 6:00-6:45 p.m.


Soup, Scripture & Song – 6:45-7:15, FH


Gallery Choir – 7:30 p.m.




Thursday, Dec. 21st                 AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL


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


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




Friday, Dec. 22nd                       AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL




Saturday, Dec. 23rd                  Reynolds – all day, LL      




Sunday, Dec. 24th                    Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.


Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.


Evening Worship – 7:00 p.m.






Happy Birthday


Grace Jones       12/18


Paige Harsman  12/19


Sophia Pierron   12/19






Happy Anniversary


John & Becky Betts 12/18


Readings for December 24th:


FIRST READING:  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16


SECOND READING:  Romans 16:25-27


GOSPEL:  Luke 1:26-38







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.



December 24th           

10:00 a.m.




Charles Moses


Debbie Santiago

Assisting Minister

Debbie Santiago

Communion Stewards

Debbie Santiago, Mary Sutton, Connie Kempton





Money Counters                       

Charles Moses, Ray Jones, Grace Jones

Altar Guild Coordinators


Altar Flowers for December 24th are sponsored by Tammy Wendeln in memory of her parents, Ted & Margaret “Took” Townsend and by David & Karen Erhard in memory of their parents.


On Sunday, December 17th the congregation is invited to a carry-in lunch and to help wrap the gifts for Adopt-a-Family.  There will be simple crafts for the children.






Contact Caitlyn Brinkman (559-4829) or Alice Fae Detert (667-6950) for more information or questions.




Tidings Deadline


Monday, December 18th




Orville Egbert would like to thank Pastor Santiago and his St. John family for their visits, cards and prayers. He is doing well and is continuing to gain his strength.




The 2018 Altar Flower & Eternal Candlesign-up sheets are up!!! The prices will remain the same as last year. The 2018 Altar Guild sign-up sheet is also up.  If you have any questions, please see Rosella Price or contact the church office at 898-5656.




The church office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th.




SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 24TH for the Annual VBS Fundraiser. If you would like to help with the planning process please see Caitlyn Brinkman or Stephanie Pierron.




The Food Focus for the month of December is CANNED FRUIT





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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