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Service Time

Sundays at:

Traditional Service:  7:45 a.m.

JAM (Jesus And Me) Sunday School:  9:00 a. m.

Celebration Service:  10:15 a.m.

Services officiated by:   Interim Pastor – Reverend Jerald Rayl




Our annual rummage sale will be:

Thursday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and

Friday, May 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

On Friday, clothes are $2 per bag and all other items are half price.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit local benevolences.



If you want to donate items to sell, you can start bringing them to the gym on the top floor of the educational building on Wednesday, April 29th. If you will need the elevator to bring your items to the gym, please try to wait until Monday, May 4th to bring them, if at all possible.

Please place items on the gym stage, not on the Dayschool lunch tables.

Item drop-off times during the week of the sale are Monday, May 4th – Wednesday, May 6th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and also on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

**NOTE: We cannot accept any more items after 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30th.

** We need many volunteers to help set up, run the sale, clean up, and other duties. If you can help, call Wanda Rice at 419-691-8328.


Save the Date – Vacation Bible School 2015


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VBS – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25.

EverstGroup’s VBS Theme for 2015 – Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome
obstacles with God’s awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that
will guide them through life’s challenges.



NEEDS LOTS of volunteers! Save the date and plan to join us!

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Past Sermons can be found under the “Christian Education” tab or click here for a direct link:    Past Sermons link





Kroger’s Community Rewards

As of April 1st, you will need to re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Community Rewards Program.  Last quarter we earned just over $145 from this program.

Re-enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards is quick and easy.  Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com to re-enroll.  Click on “OHIO” and click on “Enroll.”

If you have never enrolled in the program, we encourage you to support our church by linking your Kroger Plus Card to First St. John Lutheran Church.

The program costs you nothing to join and our church benefits from your regular purchases.



VANCO Services

Enjoy the convenience of electronic giving!

First St. John is pleased to announce that we have now expanded our electronic giving options to include an on-line method of giving.  This is a way to enhance and automate your regular offering. Electronic giving is now even more convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

To set up an electronic giving schedule you can either complete a paper authorization form or look for the donation link below.

As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Look for the authorization form in the weekly bulletin or at the church office. Thank you!

To donate to our church using VANCO please click:


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