Our Mission Team in LaJoya, Nicaragua

Our team of 15 is currently serving in LaJoya, this week (August 4-12). Please pray for them daily that they stay healthy and safe, are able to serve with joyful hearts, point to Jesus, and assist with the eyeglass clinic, providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need. You can keep up with their adventures by reading their blog here. 1708nicaragua.blogspot.com


SEPTEMBER EVENTS

  • MOPS Open Houses - Monday evening, Sept. 11th from 6:30-8:00 pm and Tuesday morning, Sept. 12th from 9:15-11:30 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. ***Please note that our evening group currently does not have child care available***


    The morning group will meet at St. John's on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (Sept-May) from 9:15a - 11:30a for lite refreshments, while we connect with each other through watching and discussing a short MOPS video or doing a small craft! Contact Jennifer at mopsadrian@gmail.com if you would like more information before our Open House. ***Please note that our childcare spots are currently full*** Dues are $35 total for the 2017/18 Free Indeed Theme year.


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    We look forward to connecting and growing with you!

  • Rummage Sale -  Sept. 22-23; Friday 6-8 pm; Saturday 9-4 pm


  • Man's Day Event - Saturday, Sept. 30th; 1-5 pm

    Grill Meat, Watch Football, Learn to Brew Beer, Backyard games, Bonfire, and Manly conversation.
    Bring food to share, meat to grill, any other Manly thing you want, and invite other guys!
    Proverbs 27:17:

    17 As iron sharpens iron,
        so one person sharpens another.



  • Family Picnic and Talent Show - Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 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. Please bring a dish to pass. We'll also be hosting a Dessert Competition, so bring your finest! The talent show will be a fun, informal opportunity to showcase a special talent you've been blessed with. 

August Events

  • Red Cross Blood Drive - Monday, August 7th  12-5:45 pm

    Please consider donating blood, as this drive is being run as a fundraiser for our high school youth. They will receive $10 for every pint of blood collected during this drive. Every pint of blood also saves three lives! If you cannot give blood, we can use your help in setting up, tearing down, registration, serving refreshments, or just bring refreshments to be served (cookies, crackers, cheese, fruit, veggies, juice, water).

  • AMen Breakfast - Sunday, Aug. 13th  9:45-10:30

    Join us for fellowship and a free homemade breakfast, served up by the AMen guys!

  • 4th Annual Community Carnival - Sunday, Aug. 27th 5-8 pm

    Join us for free family fun! Games, prizes, sno-cones, cotton candy, inflatables, face painting, magician, kiddie train and more! An event like this takes lots of volunteers, so please consider helping in some way. The whole community is invited!

  • Mission Trip to LaJoya, Nicaragua - August 4th-12th

    Our team will be traveling to help spread the gospel and assist with eye exams. Please keep them and the citizens of LaJoya in your prayers throughout their trip.

July Events

  • Tommy Brandt performance - Sunday, July 23rd  7 pm


    Tommy is now touring and appearing at more than 150 venues a year. He has become one of the most recognized Inspirational Country singers today. Tommy has shared the stage with country artists such as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Daryl Worley, Little Big Town, Porter Wagner and Roy Clark. He has ministered along side Christian artists Guy Penrod, Del Way, Jason Crabb, Point of Grace, Chonda Pierce and Josh Turner. He has appeared on GAC, CMT, GMC, Sky Angel, Cornerstone Television, TCT Network and many more. Tommy has won 29 major Christian music awards, has had 14 #1 songs on the Inspirational Country Music charts and has been invited to perform on some of the largest stages and churches around the country.

    And WE will have him all to ourselves! He'll be performing in our outdoor pavilion on this evening, so bring your family, your neighbors, and your friends! And bring some lawn chairs to kick back and relax while he entertains us with his strong voice and his passion to use the gifts God has given him.

    There is admission for this outdoor concert, but we will be taking an offering to give to Tommy.


  • Western Days! at the Lenawee County Fair

    Tuesday, July 25th

    There will be  Cowboy Camp from 12-4 pm in the Rodeo Arena. The camp will consist of stations teaching Roping, Panning for Gold, Horsemanship, Cowboy Cooking, Branding, Bull Riding, and Bull Fighting that all parallel with teachings from the Bible.


    The Main Event will be the Ronnie Sowle Memorial Bull Riding  at 7pm in the Grandstands!

    This will also be a free event that the entire family will enjoy. 5 time Inspirational  Country Music Award winner Tommy Brandt will sing and present the Gospel in a way that is unique and inspiring! The intermission shows during  the bull riding will also be once in a lifetime performances that are not only unique, but exciting, presented through horses!

  • AMen breakfast - Sunday, July 9th   9:45-10:30

    All are welcome to enjoy the fellowship and free homemade meal, served up by the AMen guys!

June Events

  • Last Day of Faithbuilders! - Sunday, June 4th

    Throughout the summer, you are invited to spend the time between services (9:45-10:45) in fellowship with each other, enjoying Coffee Hour. Faithbuilder classes for all ages will resume again in September.

  • Vacation Bible School - Sun. 6/18 - Thurs. 6/22    5:45 - 8 pm

    Bring your kids, the neighbors', nieces, nephews, grandkids, co-workers' kids, any and all kids! Join us for 5 full nights of fun, music, dancing, crafts, snacks, scripture, and games! There is no cost to join in the fun! Adults, if you'd like to volunteer to help in any way please contact Eric Steinke or Hannah Walsh. To register your child for VBS, please click here.

May Events

  • Youth Flower Sale - now through Wednesday, May 10th

    Order forms were placed in your mailbox or can be found on the counter in the Narthex (lobby). Please consider helping our youth when planning to beautify your yard! Flowers can be picked up here at church on Saturday, May 13th, or after worship on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th. Flowers come from Prielipp Farms & Greenhouse.

  • Confirmation - Sunday, May 21st at the 11:00 service

    Our 7 confirmands have been working, praying, and studying for this big day. Please join us to support our young people as they take this big step in their faith journey. 

  • The Learning Center Graduation - Thursday, May 25th 6:30 

    Watching the darling preschoolers graduate to Kindergarten is a special treat! All are welcome. The ceremony will be held in the sanctuary of the church. While it is always sad to see them leave St. John's, we know they are well-equipped for success as they head off for schools all over Lenawee County, as God's Word has been planted in their hearts.

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.

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.