SPECIALEVENTS






There is always something good going on here at St. John's! We strive to offer plenty of opportunities for fellowship, outreach, and service as ways of Pointing to Jesus. Plan to attend, get involved, and bring a friend or two!

Matthew 25:37-40:

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

    SEPTEMBER EVENTS

    • MOPS Open Houses - Monday evening, Sept. 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm and Tuesday morning, Sept. 11th from 9:30-11:30 am

      Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS) is for all moms with children from pregnancy through kindergarten. It's a place for friendship, authentic community, support, and growth - because Better Moms Make A Better World! 
      The evening group will meet at St. John's on the 2nd & 4th Mondays (Sept-May) from 6:30pm to 8pm for lite refreshments, while we connect with each other through watching and discussing a short MOPS video! Contact Jennifer at mopsadrian@gmail.com if you would like more information before our Open House. 


      The morning group will meet at St. John's on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (Sept-May) from 9:30 - 11:30 for lite refreshments, while we connect with each other through watching and discussing a short MOPS video or doing a small craft! Contact Erin at mopsadrian@gmail.com if you would like more information before our Open House. 


      Dues are $50 total for the 2018/19  year.


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      We look forward to connecting and growing with you!

    • Family Picnic - Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 12:30

      Join together as a congregational family as we share a meal and share our talents. The BBQ pork will be provided by caterer, Tim Cagle, of Heavy Duty BBQ. Please bring a dish to pass. We'll also be hosting a Dessert Competition, so bring your finest!  

    • Cabbage Cutting - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      If you've ever wondered how all that sauerkraut is made for the Sauerkraut Supper, then come to the cabbage cutting! We have a home for it at a member's house. We need lots of help to cut 300-400 heads of cabbage! Our goal is to beat our record time of 1.5 hours to make all that kraut! Please contact the office for the location. Please wear a ball cap, hair net, or visor, and bring a sharp knife and cutting board or mat. 

    • Bible Covers -  Sunday mornings, Sept. 23 & 30

      Ladies Aid will be making bible covers, in a variety of colors (photo is not an actual sample), to fit the ESV bibles. They will be available for a minimum donation of $15 for a Study Bible and $10 for the regular or large print bibles. Members of Ladies Aid will have a table to display the material samples and take your orders before and after services these two Sundays.

    OCTOBER EVENTS

    • Proverbs 3:24 Project Day - Watch for more details coming soon!

      Sisters in Faith are hosting this wonderful event that includes a light continental breakfast. We'll be meeting downstairs in Koinonia Hall, so you may enter from the lower level, around the back.  We'll  make plarn (yarn made from plastic grocery bags), crochet mats for the homeless, and enjoy each other's company. There is very little skill involved in making plarn. If you can cut with scissors, you can make plarn! This event is open to all women of the community, so invite your friends. Bring scissors, and if you are crocheting, bring a P hook. We encourage you to save plastic grocery bags on your own and bring them that day, but please do not bring them to church ahead of time.  


      Proverbs 3:24 (ESV)

      If you lie down, you will not be afraid;

          when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.


    • LERT Training - Saturday, October 20, 2018     8:30-3:00 pm

      The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod responds to disasters throughout the world. You can be a part of the Michigan District Disaster Response by participating in this training through LERT (Lutheran Early Response Teams). This training will equip you to handle disasters in your own home, locally, nationally and internationally.

      Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. The cost is $35, which includes training materials, an LCMS volunteer vest, and lunch. Make checks payable to St. John's Church. For more information, talk with or email Darcel Shankle or Candi Sandera

    • Applesauce Making - Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 Time: TBA

      We'll be meeting at a member's house to slice up the apples and make it into our delicious home-made applesauce for the Sauerkraut Supper. Please wear a baseball cap, hair net, or visor and bring an apple slicer or sharp knife, and a smile! Please contact JoAnne Tressler for details.

    NOVEMBER EVENTS

    • Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 22, 2018

      9 a.m. at the pavilion entrance to the trail

      Also known as the Hands & Feet 5K, this run is every Thanksgiving morning. Come and run off some calories before stuffing yourself! All proceeds go to the Living Water Mission to provide healthy water in Kenya. Early pre-registration is $25; registration is $30 the day of the race. All registrants receive a t-shirt, free beverages at the race, a bonfire, and an authentic gift from Kenya will be awarded to all finishers. Registration form can be found by clicking here.

    • Sauerkraut Supper - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

      4:30-7 pm dine-in upstairs; 3:30-6:30 take-outs downstairs

      This event is open to the public and is the longest running tradition we have here at St. John's (for an event, that is). No one is really quite certain of the date of the first supper, but it has been going on for over 150 years. Join us for this quality meal and fellowship. Seating is upstairs in the Narthex and Mary Martha rooms, or you can pick up to-go orders from the lower level. Dinner includes (all homemade!): roasted pork, sauerkraut, applesauce, baked beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a variety of pies for dessert! All proceeds go to Tabea, which supports many missions and events here at St. John's. There is also a bake and craft sale in the Apostle's Room, hosted by Ladies Aid. This is a non-licensed event.

    • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes! Nov. 12-19, 2018

      St. John's is once again the Drop-off Center for all the shoeboxes in Lenawee County. Please help in any of the following 3 ways:

      1. Pray for these shoeboxes to reach children and families open to hearing about God's love and ultimate forgiveness and mercy.

      2. Fill a shoebox and bring it in!

      3. Help in the Relay Center.

      The Relay Center is open during the following days and times and will be found in the lower level of the church.

       

      Day   Date                

      Time

      Monday

      Nov. 12

      2pm - 6pm

      Tuesday

      Nov. 13

      2pm – 6pm

      Wednesday

      Nov. 14

      2pm – 6pm

      Thursday

      Nov. 15

      2pm – 6pm

      Friday

      Nov. 16

      2pm - 6pm

      Saturday

      Nov. 17

      12pm - 2pm

      Sunday

      Nov. 18

      12pm – 4pm

      Monday

      Nov. 19

      8am - 10am


      Find a Shoebox -

      average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox.


      Decide if you are packing for Girl or Boy - ages: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

      Fill with Gifts - include a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal; add other toys, school supplies, hygiene items & accessories.

      Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.  School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.  Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.  Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

       

      NOTE: New in 2017 … no candy, no toothpaste allowed in the shoebox!!

       

      2016 Results:  2,630 shoe boxes, 39 volunteers, 176.5 hours served (St. John’s boxes: 143)


    • Bake Sale - Sunday, November 18, 2018

      The Hostesses for Advent Aglow will be selling home-made baked goods to raise money for their outreach event. This event will offer fellowship, inspiration, and raise funds for a local chari. Pick up some yummy snacks, or a homemade pie for Thanksgiving!