News and Notices


Christmas Poinsettas

Sunday, December 9 is the last day to order your Christmas poinsettia plant. Please use the insert in the bulletin to place your order.





Coffee hour hosts are needed for the 2018 Fall/Winter season, September through December. A sign-up sheet is in the Parlor along with a booklet with information that explains how to host. Please add your name to the list for one week as soon as possible. Questions may be directed to Bea Hartman, 586-725-7372 or emailed to:  As always, thank you for your service to God’s people at St. John’s.


Member Care Committee
Exciting news for St. John's.  A new committee, called Member Care, has been established by the Church Council as part of its 2 year plan.  Some of the areas of responsibility for this group are Church Prayer Circle, Coffee Hour, Member Directory, New member orientation and shepherding, member recognition activities and many more.  Our goal is that this committee will allow the people of St. John's an opportunity to recognize and celebrate wonderful moments and offer support to our members in need, all which will strengthen the bond of our church family.  Meetings will be brief, held monthly on the second Sunday of each month between services. 

If you would like to become part of this most worthwhile group, please see, or call, either of the co-chairs, Debbie Carlton 586-943-5945 or Gayle LeClair 586-943-8040.  Thank You.
The people of Syria are in crisis. Will you help?

A seemingly endless nightmare is playing out for men, women and children in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria.

Chemical attacks are suspected. World governments are responding with force. Meanwhile, families are cut off from the most basic things they need for survival.

We simply must act. Will you reach out to the people of Syria with a gift today?

Your gift will deliver essential supplies into the hands of people who desperately need them. 

Please keep the people of Eastern Ghouta in your prayers. And please give as generously as you can to help them.

In Gratitude,

Daniel Speckhard
President & CEO
Lutheran World Relief
Mail donations to:
Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21297-1061

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Council Minutes - October 2017
Council Minutes - November 2017
Council Minutes - December 2017

Council Minutes - January 2018
Council Minutes - February 2018
Council Minutes - March 2018
Council Minutes - April 2018
Council Minutes - May 2018
Council Minutes - July 2018
Council Minutes - September 2018
Council Minutes - October 2018


News from the Prayer Shawl Ministry

St. John’s new Prayer Shawl Ministry members have been busy knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for members (and non-members) of our congregation who need to know someone cares about them.  This group has now presented shawls at three baptisms.  One reason we make these shawls is for anyone who is undergoing any type of crisis in their life.  Another reason is for happy occasions such as a baptism. 

If you like to knit or crochet please consider joining our group.  We meet occasionally on a Sunday between services.  If you would like any further information, or if you know of someone who is need of a prayer shawl, please contact one of the co-coordinators, Gayle LeClair at 586-943-8040 or Kathi Bokano at 586-725-7981.


Notes from the Office
Please be sure to submit anything for Sunday Bulletins and/or Announcements to Brenda in the church office by 12 Noon on Wednesday! Thank you!

If you have moved or have a new phone number or new email address, please let Brenda know in the church office.



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New Baltimore MI 48047


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