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.'


    • MI District Reformation 500 Service - Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

      This once-in-a-lifetime service, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be at the Breslin Center at MSU, with a choir of over 100 voices from across the state, and more than 14,000 people in attendance. We have 2 charter buses transporting us to the Center. Please see Karmen Wilharms if you'd like to go. Many ushers are needed and will get to sit in box seats and receive a commemorative t-shirt.

    • Proverbs 3:24 Project Day - Saturday, October 28; 9am -12pm

      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 have plenty of grocery bags already saved, so please do not bring any more to church.  Please click here to RSVP.

      Proverbs 3:24English Standard Version (ESV)

      24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
          when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

    • Walk to Bethlehem - Oct. 1st through Christmas

      Walk, run, bike, swim, pray! Do what you are able, and as a congregation we'll try to get all the way to Bethlehem. For each mile you walk or run, we get that much closer to our goal. For all other forms of exercise, 20 minutes = 1 mile. For those physically unable to exercise, 20 minutes of prayer = 1 mile. We'll have a map on display in the narthex (lobby), as well as a chart for participants to fill in each week, logging their miles. We'll also have prayer cards available to use during your exercise time. Join us for this fun and healthy activity!


    • Sauerkraut Supper - Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

      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.

    • New Member Class - Sundays, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19  from 9:45-10:45 and a Saturday TBD.

      If you are wishing to officially join the family of St. John's, please mark your calendar. This class is taught by Pastor Sarrault and covers basic Christianity, what we believe as LCMS Lutheran Christians, as well as the ministries and opportunities available here at St. John's. Attending the class does not make you a member, but is required for membership. This class is also open to any current members who would like a refresher course.

    • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes! Nov. 13-19

      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.





      Nov. 13



      Nov. 14

      2pm – 6pm


      Nov. 15

      2pm – 6pm


      Nov. 16

      2pm – 6pm


      Nov. 17

      2pm - 6pm


      Nov. 18



      Nov. 19

      12pm – 4pm


      Nov. 20

      7am – 9am

      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 19, 2017

      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!

    • Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 23, 2017

      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.

    • Poinsettia Sale - TBA

      The Board of Outreach is offering you the opportunity to purchase beautiful foil-wrapped poinsettias for your home or the sanctuary. Those purchased for the sanctuary can be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one. Honorariums and Memorial messages will be printed in the bulletin for Sunday, December 24th. For more information, please contact Karmen Wilharms, Director of Outreach and Assimilation.

    • Christmas Decorating - Friday/Saturday, Dec. 1st and 2nd.

      Join us as we decorate the church for Christmas! Many hands make light work, so please plan to pitch in for an hour or so when you can! Wednesday night, immediately following the Advent services, we'll carry boxes up from the storage room. Friday we can use help anytime throughout the day, starting with the Mary Martha Room, the nativities, and putting up the trees. On Saturday, we can start as soon as the Children's Program practice is over at 11:30.

    • Advent Aglow - Tuesday, December 5

      This ladies-only event is always the first Tuesday in December. We have about 22 ladies who serve as hosts and decorate a table, invite 7 guests, and serve dessert. We offer musical entertainment and an inspirational speaker to get our hearts prepared for the true meaning of Christmas. 

    • Christmas Caroling - TBA

      Join us for caroling around town to our shut-ins, followed by a potluck back at church. Meet at church at 4 p.m. and bring a dish to pass for the potluck dinner.

    • Children's Christmas Program - Sunday, Dec. 1th at 11:00 am

      EVERYONE is involved in this program, though it is led entirely by our youth. From preschoolers to high schoolers, everyone plays a part, reads a line, or sings. The Handbells, Adult Choir and Adult Praise Band will also be involved.