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News & Noteworthy Events at St. John

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ELCA Responds to Recent Hurricanes

Find out more about the ELCA's response to recent hurricanesLearnMore

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Donate Online to Storm Relief Here: Donate Now Button

Donate to Hurricane Relief Online Here


Check or money orders can be sent to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
PO Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

(Make checks payable to Hurricane Response - United States )

Credit card by phone:
800-638-3522


The St. John Book Club has chosen The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead to discuss at their next meeting on Monday, October 9th at 7:00PM. Anyone is welcome to join, so please spread the word to your St. John family and friends. Read the book and join us for discussion. For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Book Club


Rummage Sale

FALL RUMMAGE SALE!

Donations of gently used clothing, clean linens, small household appliances (no TV's, computer/electronic equipment, or air conditioners, please) kitchen items, toys, games, and white elephants may be dropped off on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 19th and 20th ) 9 AM - noon and 4 PM - 7 PM, and on Thursday (September 21st), 9 AM - noon.

Help is needed with setup on the above dates and times and also for the sale which will be held Thursday, September 21 from 4 PM - 7 PM and on Friday and Saturday, September 22nd and 23rd from 8 AM - noon.

Save the date! Bring your stuff!


Rejoicing Spirits

Rejoicing Spirits is an inclusive Christian worship and fellowship community that embraces the gifts of our brothers and sisters with intellectual disabilities. St. John holds Rejoicing Spirits worship services the 1st Sunday of every month (summer excluded) at 1PM. All are welcome to attend these joyful services.

Next Rejoicing Spirits Service Date & Time: Sunday, October 1st at 1 PM

Stop by our St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc) and watch for new posts about Rejoicing Spirits.


The Annual Oyster, Ham or Chicken Dinner

Monday, October 16
Tuesday, October 17
4 PM - 7 PM

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit, in part: Lutheran Disaster Response - Hurricane Response and the St. John Lutheran Youth Organization (for their trip to the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018).

For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

 

Rummage Sale


Luther 500

St. John 101 is "Reforming" into Luther 500

Recognizing that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation occurs in 2017, we're transforming Sunday morning adult forum, St. John 101, into Luther 500. Every Sunday morning throughout the year, Pastor Mark will lead us in a study of Luther's "Small Catechism," culminating with a grand celebration on Reformation Sunday, 2017. During the course of the year, we may schedule other festivities to commemorate this important year, which might include more movie screenings, as well as an authentic German homestyle dinner complete with bratwurst and fixings. We invite you to join us Sunday mornings between services for Luther 500.

Don't miss our next session: Sunday morning at 9:05AM, in the lounge. Grab a cup of coffee between services, and join the conversation.


Altar Guild Altar Guild Signups Needed

An Altar Guild signup sheet has been posted in the sacristy. Many openings are available. The Altar Guild consists of the faithful servants who set the altar for communion and clean up following worship. Please consider volunteering for this important ministry. If you have no experience, training will be provided. Length of service is one month and you will generally work in teams of two. For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org


Annual Meeting 2
Annual Meeting 3
Annual Meeting 1

The church Annual Meeting was held on January 29th. Council elections were held, the spending plan was discussed and voted on, and important decisions regarding ministries at St. John were made.

Click here to download a copy of the Annual Report of the Congregation Annual Report

The report is in Adobe Reader, PDF format. If you don't have the free Adobe Reader on your computer, download it here: Get Adobe Reader


Picture Gallery

View pictures from the 58th Annual Oyster, Ham or Chicken Dinner

See more pictures on the St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc)

Pastor Mark, the OHC Dinner Committee and the entire congregation extend their heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who attended or helped in any way. Funds raised from this year’s event will support, in part, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cape May and Atlantic County and the St. John Lutheran Youth Organization. We would like to especially acknowledge and thank Boyar’s Market for their help and support.


Stitches & Scripture

2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:30 PM in the Lounge at St. John

For folks who like to knit or who have always wanted to learn how. We're happy to teach you! Some projects beginning this fall will be Knitted Knockers (ask us), items for Lutheran Disaster Response Baby Care Kits, and hats for the Seafarer's Christmas-at-Sea program.

Join us for conversation, dessert, scripture and stitches.

For more information, contact the church office, (609) 399-0798 or office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Stitches and Scripture


Habitat Build

Habitiat for Humanity of Cape May County and Thrivent Builds have teamed up to build another home in Whitesboro, Middle Township and St. John volunteers were there to take part in the big "Wall-Raising."

Check out more pictures on the St. John Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stjohnoc)


Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. John Featured in "Press of Atlantic City"

Click to read the article from the Press of Atlantic City

And, click here for more pictures featured in the newspaper

Thanksgiving Dinner


St. John 'Stations of the Cross' Featured in "Press of Atlantic City"

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And, click here for more pictures featured in the newspaper

Easter Service


Additional Giving Coffee Mug

You'll find an envelope in your pew bulletin which encourages you to go one step further in helping our St. John family meet its budget. Skip a soda, cup of coffee, or bottle of water each week, and put the $2 in the envelope.


Food Cupboard Food Cupboard

The Food Cupboard requests cereal (Corn Flakes, Cheerio's etc.), for the month of September. They can always use juice, Jell-O, dry milk, diapers, and brown paper bags. Food drop-off is located in the church lobby. People receiving food stamps may only purchase food products, so there is also a need for paper products, hand soap, dish & laundry detergent, and personal items such as deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste.


Now, you can help St. John by making a donation online:
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Church Calendars & Servants' Schedule are now online. Click Here to view them.

Calendars


iPod Listen to Pastor Mark's sermons and the St. John Choir on your computer or iPod - Click Here


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Money Jug

The jug located in the church narthex is being used to collect loose change (and folding money) for an ongoing project by the Men's Prayer Group. Through Waves of Caring, a family in need located in Ocean City is being assisted by this project. Please donate as you are able. Find out more about the Men's Prayer Group on the Bible Study and Prayer page.

 

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St. John Lutheran Church
1001 Central Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
phone: 609.399.0798
fax: 609.399.3874
The Reverend Mark P. Bruesehoff, Pastor
Pastor’s email: pastormark@stjohnlutheranoc.org

Church office: office@stjohnlutheranoc.org

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