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

    • 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. 

    • 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.



    OCTOBER EVENTS

    • 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 11,000 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.

    • Ladies Service Day - Saturday, October 28; 9am -12 noon

      We'll be meeting downstairs in Koinonia Hall to 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. Bring scissors, and if you are crocheting, bring a P hook. Please click here to RSVP.

    • 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!

    NOVEMBER EVENTS

    • 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 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.

    • 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.


      Day

      Date

      Time

      Monday

      Nov. 13

      2pm-6pm

      Tuesday

      Nov. 14

      2pm – 6pm

      Wednesday

      Nov. 15

      2pm – 6pm

      Thursday

      Nov. 16

      2pm – 6pm

      Friday

      Nov. 17

      2pm - 6pm

      Saturday

      Nov. 18

      10am-12pm

      Sunday

      Nov. 19

      12pm – 4pm

      Monday

      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.

    • Christmas Decorating - Saturday, November 25, 2017 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 5, 2017

      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.