News and Notices

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 - January 2018
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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.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 29th.  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.


New Bible Study beginning

Beginning in January 2018 a new 6-week Bible Study, led by Pastor Roger, will be offered both in the evening and during the day. The first evening study will be on Wednesday, January 3 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm; all other evening dates are on Thursdays beginning January 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

At the evening study only, the first 30 minutes will be a time for food and fellowship.  The daytime Bible Study will begin on Thursday, January 4 and continue for the next 5 Thursdays. The Christian Education committee is asking members for input for the time this will be held, either 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, or 12:00 - 1:30 pm. If you are interested in the daytime Bible Study, please sign up in the Narthex or email Charlene Barrett  at Be sure to indicate your preferred time slot.


Notes from the Office

If you have moved or have a new phone number or new email address, please let Brenda know in the church office.  If you have announcements or inserts for the bulletin, please email them to the church office by 12:30 pm each Tuesday. Thank you!


St. John's Transition Team
Betsy Facione
Don Hinz
Margaret Larsen
Mike Schwartz
Christine Snooks
Shirley Tinson

The transition team is led by Pastor Jan Marvar.  If you have any questions regarding the team's function
or activities please contact a team member.