April Events

  • Holy Week Services

    Palm Sunday, April 9th - 8:30 and 11:00 - the children will sing at the 11:00 service.

    Maundy Thursday, April 13 - Seder Worship at 4:30 and 7 pm.

    Good Friday, April 14 - Worship at 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

    Easter Sunday, April 16 - Worship at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, & 11:00 am; Easter Breakfast 7:30-10:30 and Family Easter activity 9:30-10:30

  • Adentures in Grilling - Saturday, April 22nd, 4 pm

    The grill is hot at 4 pm and dinner starts when your meat has been charred to perfection! All men of the congregation and their fathers, sons, and mentors are invited to join us for this afternoon of fellowship. We will hear an inspirational message from Rex Stump, FCA Director for NW OH and SE MI. Bring your meat of choice. Sides are provided by the AMen guys. See any member of AMen or HEbrews for more information.

  • Rock 'n Bowl - Sunday, April 23rd; 12:30-3:30 @ Lenawee Rec

    This fun event will help us raise funds for 15 of us to experience a mission trip to Nicaragua in August of 2017. The purposes of this trip include providing an eyeglass clinic, and building relationships with local peopl and spreading the Gospel through Bible stories in a VBS format. This is an ongoing mission trip that we've already made for three years and will continue for several more. Teams of 5 can bowl for $25 per person, which includes 3 games plus shoe rental. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by anyone, as you need not be present to win. Please contact the office for more information! (517) 265-6998.



  • Art Show - April 23-30

    Calling all artists! If you have been blessed with a special creative talent, please share it! Whether you paint, draw, construct, weld, crochet, knit, quilt, blow glass, sculpt or take photos, you are invited to display your work in the Art show! Please contact Karmen Wilharms and bring your work to the church the week of April 17-21.

March Events

  • Kids Against Hunger! Saturday, March 18th at 9 a.m. 

    This will be St. John's 10th year of participating with this very worthwhile cause. Join us again as we pack 3150 meals to be distributed to hungry people all over the world. Each meal costs just 30 cents, but that's a total of over $9,000 for that many meals. Collection jars are around the church. Consider taking up a collection at work, or school, or in a group to which you belong. We currently have 10 other organizations that will be helping us this day. Please pass the word, as we'd love to have even more!

January Events

  • Baby Shower! - Saturday, January 7th, 1:00-3:00 pm

    Sisters of Faith are hosting a baby shower for a local mom-to-be who is moving from a shelter to her first apartment. If you'd like to help or attend, please contact Sandi Barancin for the list of household goods and baby items needed and to RSVP by January 1st. (517) 416-2384. The shower will be held in the Mary Martha Room and all ladies are invited.

  • Repurposed Bags Worshop - Saturday, January 21st, 9-12

    Sisters in Faith are hosting a workshop to repurpose the bags that the rice comes in for the Kids Against Hunger meals into useful Tote Bags. The bags we make will then be sold to raise money for the KAH event in March. there will be a sign up sheet on the Welcome Counter that will also list the skills and supplies needed. However, there will be "jobs" for everyone! These bags can also be made from dog or cat food bags, so in addition to helping raise funds fo KAH, you can learn how to make your own repurposed bags. Breakfast will be provided. WE WILL ALSO BE CUTTING GROCERY BAGS to make mats for the homeless. Ladies, come and join this purposeful time of working together! Contact Dawn Sarrault with questions.

  • Family Bowling Fun! - Sunday, January 22nd, 1-3 pm

    Join us at Lenawee Recreation Center in Adrian for an afternoon of fellowship and fun! $8 covers two games and shoe rental per person. Bring your friends and family! Sign up in the narthex at the Welcome Counter or see Karmen.

  • Poinsettia Sale - Nov. 27 - Dec. 11

    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 20th. For more information, please contact Karmen Wilharms, Director of Outreach and Assimilation.

  • Children's Christmas Program - Sunday, Dec. 11th 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.

  • Christmas Caroling - Sunday, December 11th; 4-8 pm

    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.


February Events

  • Valentine Dinner - Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    The AMen guys cook up a wonderful meal and line up great entertainment, making this a wonderful night out for couples! The cost is $30 per couple and tickets are on sale now! Dinner will be served in the Mary Martha Room, followed by entertainment in the narthex.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive - Monday, February 20th, noon- 6 pm

    Please consider giving the gift of life! One donation can save 3 lives! If you cannot donate blood, we can use help serving refreshments, welcoming donors, and setting up and tearing down. We'd also be grateful for your donations of cookies, crackers, fruit and veggies! Please sign up at the Welcome Counter or see Karmen.

  • 30-Hour Famine - Friday/Saturday, February 24-25, 2017

    Our High School Youth will be participating again in the 30-hour-famine to bring awareness to the needy in our area by replacing the time they would spend eating with time spent serving. The youth are looking for sponsors willing to donate $40 towards their chosen charity. For more information on how you can encourage our youth and support this event, please contact Eric.

  • Ladies Movie Night - Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7 pm

    All ladies from the congregation are welcome to join us and bring a friend or two! We'll be downstairs in the High School Youth Room. Bring a snack or a drink to share! This event is organized by Sisters in Faith.

  • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes! Nov. 13-21

    St. John's is once again the Relay 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

    Sunday

    Nov. 13

    12pm - 3pm

    Monday

    Nov. 14

    8am – 12pm

    Tuesday

    Nov. 15

    2pm – 6pm

    Wednesday

    Nov. 16

    2pm – 6pm

    6:30 - 8:00

    Thursday

    Nov. 17

    2pm – 6pm

    Friday

    Nov. 18

    10am-12pm

    5pm - 7pm

    Saturday

    Nov. 19

    12pm - 2pm

    Sunday

    Nov. 20

    12pm – 4pm

    Monday

    Nov. 21

    7am – 9am



  • Bake Sale - Sunday, November 20, 2016

    The Hostesses for Advent Aglow will be selling baked goods to raise money for their outreach event. This event will help the new Children's Advocacy Center, opening soon in Adrian. Pick up some yummy snacks, or a homemade pie for Thanksgiving!

  • Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 24, 2016

    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 (ends Nov. 23rd) 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.

  • Christmas Decorating - Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 9 a.m.

    8 trees, garland, nativities, and more, provide a festive environment here at St. John's for the upcoming celebration of the birth of our Savior. Many hands make light work, so please plan to join us for an hour or two this morning and we'll be done before lunch.

  • Advent Aglow - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    6:30 pm in the Sanctuary

    This ladies-only event is always held on the 1st Tuesday night of December. Whether you are hosting a table, or attending as a guest, this is a night you won't want to miss. We'll have musical entertainment, an inspirational speaker, and we'll learn more about and take an offering for a local charity. Of course, we'll also enjoy fellowship and laughter throughout the evening as we prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior.

  • 31 Days of Prayer - October 2016

    Join us as we share a daily prayer for families and our nation on our Facebook page. These are created by Focus on the Family and encourage you to create a new habit of spending at least a few moments each day in prayer.

  • Fall Fest - Friday, October 28, 2016

    5-9 pm at The Centre

    St. John's is one of many churches pulling together to create this fun and free evening for families! Pumpkin decorating, inflatables, candy, games, crafts, hay rides, bon fire, s'mores, pumpkin chucking, "The Jungle Book" movie and MORE! We need volunteers to help. Please sign up at the Information Counter.

  • The Making of the Applesauce - Wed. November 2, 2016

    9 a.m. 

    In preparation for our well-attended annual Sauerkraut Supper in November, we will gather to make the applesauce from scratch. We'll be coring, peeling, and slicing the apples, so bring any handly tools and a baseball cap for your hair. Please contact Nancy Osborne or Linda Mammell if you're able to help.

  • Sauerkraut Supper - Saturday, November 5, 2016

    4:30-7 pm 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 at least 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 your to-go orders from the lower level. Dinner includes (all made from scratch!): 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.

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.'

  • 31 Days of Prayer -  October  2016  

    Focus on the Family is posting a prayer per day for the month of October. They will be posted on our Facebook page. Please join us.

  • The Making of the Sauerkraut - Wed., Sept. 14th at 5:30 pm

    In preparation for our well-attended annual Sauerkraut Supper in November, we will gather to make the Sauerkraut from scratch. Meet at Pastor's house at 5:30 with a baseball cap and sharp knife. For further information, please call the church office at (517) 265-6998.

  • The Making of the Applesauce - Wed, Nov. 2nd at 9 a.m. in the church kitchen

    In preparation for our well-attended annual Sauerkraut Supper in November, we will gather to make the applesauce from scratch. We'll be coring, peeling, and slicing the apples, so bring any handy tools and a baseball cap for your hair.

  • Annual Sauerkraut Supper - Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:30-7 pm

    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 at least 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 your to-go orders from the lower level from 3:30-7 pm. Dinner includes (all made from scratch!): 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.