August Events

  • 5th Annual Community Carnival - Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

    5-8 pm

    Join us for free family fun! This is St. John's way of loving on our local families. Games, prizes, 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!

  • Red Cross Blood Drive - Monday, August 6th  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!

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Check out our Facebook page!


    We look forward to connecting and growing with you!

Staff

We pride ourselves in having a staff of professional, loving people who know and share Christ's love with your children.

  • Rosemary Dickerson


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Jen Robinson

    Learning Center Director

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Nancy

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Judy


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Allisyn


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Kara


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Amanda


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Victoria

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Diana


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Ms. Michelle


    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

July Events

  • Western Days! at the Lenawee County Fair

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    There will be  Round 'em Up 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!


    We need volunteers for both events on this day. Volunteers can help man our St. John's table, handing out prizes to kids and inviting adults to bring their families to worship at St. John's. You could help with registration for Cowboy Camp, or help lead groups around to the different stations. You could help prepare and serve refreshments to the other volunteers.  If you're interested in helping, please see Karmen Wilharms.

  • AMen breakfast - Sunday, July 22nd   9:45-10:30

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

June Events

  • Vacation Bible School - Sun. 6/24 - Thurs. 6/28    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. To register your child for VBS, please click here.

  • Last Day of Faithbuilders! - Sunday, June 3rd

    Throughout the summer, you are invited to spend the time between services (9:45-10:45) in fellowship with each other, enjoying Coffee Hour. Faith Builder classes for all ages will resume again in September. Thank you so much to all our Faith Builder teachers! You deserve this break!

  • AMen Breakfast! Sunday, June 24th  9:45 - 10:30 am

    Join us for friendly conversation and a free homemade breakfast, stirred up by our own AMen guys!

Joining Jesus on His Mission

Joining Jesus On His Mission will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living your life with Jesus. Simple, powerful and applicable insights show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. You will feel both relief and hope. You may even hear yourself say, “I can do this!” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities he is placing in your path.

Join us, as we work together, as the family of St. John’s, through this congregation-wide bible study. For five weeks in May/June, Pastor’s sermons will cover a section at a time, then we will follow up with discussions in smaller groups through our various adult classes/groups. Please plug yourself in to one of the following classes/groups: Stan Masters’ or Mike Osborne’s Sunday morning Faith Builders classes, Tom Hanson’s Tuesday morning adult class, Grace Hanke’s Wednesday morning ladies class, AMen Thursday morning bible study, HEbrews Thursday night men’s bible study, or Sisters in Faith. 

May Events

  • The Garden of Eaten - ready for planting!

    10x20 plots in our community garden, The Garden of Eaten, are available for just $10. The garden map and sign-up information is available in the narthex. This is open to ANYONE in our community.

  • Confirmation - Sunday, May 20th at the 11:00 service

    Our 3 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. 

  • Family Photos - Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day)

    Plan now to have everyone in their Sunday best and with their best smiles on! We'll be offering the opportunity for a quick family photo (hopefully outdoors, but we'll be prepared either way)  following both services. Please sign up in the narthex (lobby) while getting coffee and goodies some upcoming Sunday morning. If you'd like a full photo shoot for your family, those will be offered as well, for a fee.

  • The Learning Center Graduation - Wed., May 23rd at 6:30 pm

    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.

  • Youth Flower Sale - April 22nd through Wednesday, May 9th

    Order forms will be 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 12th from 10-12, or after worship on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th. Flowers come from Prielipp Farms & Greenhouse.

April Events

  • Art Show - April 8-15

    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 Jim Peters or Karmen Wilharms and bring your work to the church the week of April 1-7.

  • Rock 'n Bowl - Date: TBA; moved to this FALL @ Lenawee Rec

    This fun event will help us raise funds for those going on the mission trip to Nicaragua in January of 2019. The purposes of this trip include providing an eyeglass clinic, and building relationships with local people and spreading the Gospel through Bible stories in a VBS format. This is an ongoing mission trip that we've already made for four 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.



  • Ladies Palette Painting Party - Saturday, April 21, 2-5 pm

    Ladies and girls of all ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of fellowship and painting fun! There are several designs to choose from. Please see our Facebook event page. Please choose your design, then get paid and registered by Easter Sunday, April 1. The class is limited to 50. The cost is only $15 per person. The sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Counter and the Facebook event page.

  • Adventures in Grilling - Saturday, April 28th, 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 Joshua Schumacher, head football coach at CUAA. Bring your meat of choice. Sides are provided by the AMen guys. See any member of AMen or HEbrews for more information. There will be an offering taken for the homeless youth of Lenawee County.

  • LWML Zone Rally - Saturday, April 28th, 9:00 am

    Irish Hills Spring Zone Rally: Coffee and registration at 9:00, Rally begins at 9:30. Lunch $5. Information will be shared on LERT (Lutheran Emergency Relief Training) and we will be assembling Emergency Hygiene Kits. For questions, please contact Dawn Sarrault.

March Events

  • Women's Ministry Brunch - Saturday, March 24th 10-12

    All women of the congregation are invited to attend. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the lobby. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, a Visual Faith bible study, updates from the women's ministries, and a speaker from the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lenawee. This is an opportunity for the women of St. John's to come together. 

  • Proverbs 3:24 Project Day - Saturday, March 10th 9am -12pm

    All women of the community are invited to help make plarn out of plastic shopping bags, or crochet the plarn into sleeping mats for the homeless. No skills required! If you can cut with scissors, you can make plarn. If you crochet, please bring a P hook. Feel free to start collecting your shopping bags, but keep them at home until this event. We have nowhere to store them here at church. Make it a family service day - on this day we'll also be packing meals for the hungry (see above)!

  • Holy Week Services - March 25 - April 1

    Palm Sunday, March 25th - 8:30 and 11:00 - the children will sing at the 11:00 service.

    Maundy Thursday, March 29 -  4:30 and 7 pm.

    Good Friday, March 30 - Worship at 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

    Easter Sunday, April 1 - Worship at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, & 11:00 am; Easter Breakfast 7:30-10:30 and Family Easter activity 9:45-10:45


  • Cupcake Sale - Sunday, March 25th

    Ladies Aid will be selling their beautiful and delicious homemade cupcakes between services today. All proceeds benefit their ministry, which provide quilts and lap robes to the ill in our community and those in need all over the world.

  • Kids Against Hunger! Saturday, March 10th, 9 am - 12 pm

    This will be St. John's 11th year of participating with this very worthwhile cause. Join us again as we pack 3200 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 8 other organizations that will be helping us this day. Please pass the word, as we'd love to have even more! We'll also be making sleeping mats for the homeless during this time. Please see Proverbs 3:24 Project below:

  • Noisy Offering - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at both services

    Clean out the car, the couch, and your purse! The kids will be coming around with pots and pans to collect your change for our Kids Against Hunger campaign (bills and checks will be allowed, too!). This is a fun way to get the kids and adults involved in serving those less fortunate. All can help with the offering on this day, and all can help pack the meals on March 10th (see below).

February Events

  • Easter Plant Sale - through March 12th

    If you would like to purchase a plant for the altar for Easter Sunday, please fill out the form in your mailbox, or grab an extra form from the Welcome Counter. Orders will be turned in the first week of March, and again on March 12th. To insure your first pick of type and color, please get your order in early!

  • Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 14th - 4:30 & 7:00

    Plan to join us for the imposition of ashes at either of our services that will begin the Lenten season; and every Wednesday throughout the 6 weeks of Lent.

  • LERT Disaster Training - Saturday, February 3, 2018

    8:30-3:00 pm

    LERT = Lutheran Early Response Team. Get prepared to join a team and offer relief at a disaster close to home, or across the country. This training is $25 per person and is open to adults of all ages, and youth, as well. The cost of the training covers a light breakfast, training manual, volunteer vest, lunch, and a certification badge. This training is provided by LCMS Disaster Response. We must have at least 25 people registered in order to hold this event. Please see registration forms on the kiosk in the lobby at church or contact Darcel Shankle at darcel76@hotmail.com.

January Events

  • Proverbs 3:24 Worshop - Saturday, January 13th, 9-12

    Sisters in Faith are hosting a workshop to create sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic grocery bags. We can use your help if you know how to crochet, or even just cut with scissors. All ladies from the community are invited. You may bring grocery bags with you that day, but please do not drop them off at the church beforehand. If you crochet, please bring a P or Q hook. Otherwise, just bring a pair of scissors. Breakfast will be provided. Ladies, come and join this purposeful time of working together to serve those less fortunate! RSVP by click here.

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive - Monday, January 22nd

    12-5:45 pm

    Please give blood if you can. We'll also take your donation of crackers, cheese, veggies, fruit, juice or bottled water to refresh those who give blood. This is a fundraiser for our high school youth, who will receive $10 for every unit of blood donated during this drive.

  • Disaster Relief Mission Trip to TX - Jan. 1-5

    Please support and pray for our team heading to Texas to help with hurricane clean-up.

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