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This Week's Announcements


St. John Lutheran Church


Weekly Happenings




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


                                                CHURCH CLEAN-UP DAY – AFTER WORSHIP




Monday, June 11th                    Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH




Tuesday, June 12th                   Book Group – 2:00 p.m.


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




Wednesday, June 13th              Busy Bees – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL




Thursday, June 14th                AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL




Friday, June 15th                      AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL




Saturday, June 16th                 Vandalia Youth Theatre – 9:00-2:00 p.m., FH


                                                Burton – all day, LL




Sunday, June 17th                    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!


Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.


                                                Council Meeting – after worship, FH


                                                Father’s Day Dessert/VBS Kick-off – 5:30 p.m., FH


                                                VBS – 6:00-8:15 p.m.






Happy Birthday


June Frantz        6/12


Sue Miller           6/13


Melissa Ward     6/16




Happy Anniversary


Jim & Laurie Fletcher      6/12


Dick & Carolyn Strehle    6/15


Reading for June 17th:


FIRST READING:     Ezekiel 17:22-24


SECOND READING:  2 Corinthians 5:6-17


GOSPEL:  Mark 4:26-34







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.



June 17th                   

10:00 a.m.


Douglas Goad


Jim & Jennifer Knepper


Karen Townley

Assisting Minister

Becky Betts

Communion Steward

Becky Betts, Karen Townley, Karen Erhard





Money Counters                       

Charles Moses, Elaine Moses, James Roeder

Altar Guild Coordinators


The Altar Flowers for June 17th are sponsored by Dick & Carolyn Strehle in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.




A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE:  This Sunday is the last day to turn in your corrected/updated information sheets for the new telephone directory. These sheets are in your church mailboxes and can be turned in to the church office or placed in the STAFF secretary’s mailbox.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Emily in the church office at 898-5656.   




There will be a church yard clean-up after worship THIS SUNDAY! Some bushes need trimming and there are always weeds to pull. There will be extra yard tools to loan out if you don’t bring your own.




I would like to thank all of the volunteers who signed up to help mow the grass and all the people who signed up to take care of the pods around the church. Your help in keeping the church grounds looking beautiful is much appreciated.                       Greg Townley




Members of the Congregation:  Our expenses for the first five months were $87,714. Our income was $71,669. We are running a deficit of $16,045. Please give consideration to increased giving. 


Thank you, Charles Moses, Treasurer




You are invited to join us next Sunday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. for a Father’s Day Dessert in the fellowship hall. This event will coincide with our VBS Kick-off that evening. VBS will run from June 17th through June 21st from 6:00-8:15 p.m.




VBS is available for children age 3 through 6th grade. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the entrance hallway. Questions??? Please speak with Caitlyn Brinkman.
















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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