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This Week's Announcements

St. John Lutheran Church

Weekly Happenings


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

Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.


Monday, Dec. 10th                     Girl Scouts – 6:00-8:00 p.m., LL

Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH

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


Tuesday, Dec. 11th                    Book Group – 2:00 p.m., Lounge

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


Wednesday, Dec. 12th               Handbells – 6:00 p.m.

Advent Worship – 7:00 p.m.

                                                Gallery Choir – after worship


Thursday, Dec. 13th                 AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL

                                                MOPS – 6:00-8:15 p.m., FH, Nursery, Downstairs Classroom         


Friday, Dec. 14th                       AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL


Saturday, Dec. 15th                  Brown – all day, LL


Sunday, Dec. 16th                    Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.

Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.

Adopt-a-Family Wrapping – after worship, FH

Council Meeting – after worship

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





Happy Birthday

Faith Peerenboom            12/10

Dawn Snyder                   12/11


Happy Anniversary

Brian & Alexis Dedrick    12/15



FIRST READING:    Isaiah 12:2-6

SECOND READING:   Philippians 4:4-7

GOSPEL:  Luke 3:7-18




December 16th  

10:00 a.m.




Carol Wasch


David Ahner

Assisting Minister

David Ahner

Communion Stewards

David Ahner, Alice Fae Detert, Joel Kempton





Money Counters                       

Carol Wasch, Ray Jones, Grace Jones

Altar Guild Coordinators


Altar Flowers for December 16th are sponsored by Steve & Marcia Harsman in honor of Paige’s 11th birthday.


 St. John will continue to collect for the citizens of Paradise, California who have suffered through horrible wild fires. We will continue to collect for them through December, with the last day for collection being December 31st.


Thank you to everyone who has already given to help these victims move on with their lives.



7:00 P.M.



10:00 A.M.


The 2019 sign-up sheets for Altar Guild, Altar Flowers and Eternal Candle are up. They are located on the clipboards in the main hallway. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 898-5656. Thank you for faithfully serving!


The Adopt-a-Family tags and food list sign-up sheets are up on the bulletin board.  Several families have been selected for our help this year.  Please take a tag with a string to put with your gift and sign the tag left on the bulletin board.  Food items and hygiene products are listed for you to sign up for.


Please return your UNWRAPPED GIFTS no later than Sunday, December 9th.  On Sunday, December 16th the congregation is invited to help wrap the gifts in the fellowship hall following worship that day. There will be a Christmas tree for the mittens, gloves, hats and socks, which will be used for Adopt-a-Families and With God's Grace mobile food pantry.


Monetary donations should be placed in a pew envelope and labeled ADOPT-A-FAMILY.  If a check is used, please make it payable to St. John and put ADOPT-A-FAMILY in the memo.


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






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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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