January 2016

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ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMS A Caring Community, Confessing Christ by Reaching Families 6135 Rings Rd. | Dublin OH 43016 Office 614.889.2284 | Preschool 614.889.5893 John E. Greig, Senior Pastor [email protected] Adam J. Steinbrenner, Associate Pastor [email protected]

Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class: 9:30 a.m. Find us online: stjohndublin.org Follow us on: at: stjohndublin

December 27, 2015 Mission: We are a Christian family dedicated to making disciples by gathering, equipping and sending people to share the love of Christ. Sunday School: Resumes Jan. 3 Preschool – Room 103 Grades K-1 – Lower Level Room 10/12 Grades 2-3 – Lower Level Room 15 Grades 4-5 – Lower Level Room 16 Confirmation (Grades 6-8) – Library Sr. High (Grades 9-12) – Youth Room  A staffed nursery is available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for infants – 3rd birthday. Adult Bible Classes: Resume Jan. 3 Bible Class – Room 109/110 Parents’ Discussion – Lower Level Room 14  Weekly Opportunities for Bible Study Ruth Circle – Resumes Mon Jan. 11 Men’s Study – Wed at 6 a.m. at Tim Horton’s on Bethel Rd near 315 Bible Class – Resumes Fri Jan. 8 Men’s Breakfast – Resumes Sat Jan. 9

LSS Food Pantry Weekly Challenge: Pasta Meals

Worship Schedules, Closings & Events  TODAY- One Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., No Sunday School or Bible Class.  CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED through Jan. 3  Our regular worship resumes Jan. 3 See the top of this page for more info.  No Open Gym for basketball tonight. We will resume Jan. 3 from 7-9 p.m.  Cantor Connection @ St. John, Jan. 10 Service of Lessons & Carols @ 5 p.m.  Sr. High & NYG Lock-In January 15-16, 9 p.m.- 7a.m. – Join us for a night of team building through games and study. Let’s have a blast!  Confirmation Retreat has been moved to January 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Celebration Sunday is Jan 31 – One Worship Service @ 9:30 a.m. A short voter’s meeting will follow the service, and then we will have a meal @ 11:00 a.m. in the gym.

The Special Member of the Week:

Faith Mission: Donation cards and list are out for the January 7 lunch serving at Faith. Volunteer sheets for January through April are out. Please sign up.

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week: 12/30 – Brian & Joy Schneck; Brian & Elizabeth Belcher Celebrating Birthdays This Week: 12/27 – Kelly Scheiderer; Jacob Edwards 12/28 – Abigail Camealy; Jill Becker 12/29 – Rachel Alton; Tracy Roloff; Rick Wolter; Denise Wood 12/31 – Jim Knochel Going through tough times? You may need the caring our Stephen Ministers are trained to give. Call Karen Heminger, 419.438.2465, or Pastor Adam or Pastor John, 614.889.2284.

Ray Schafer 5710 Parkside Crossings Dublin, OH 43016 Please send a card to brighten his day. The Altar Flowers today are given by: The Alton family in honor of Rachel’s birthday and in memory of Walter & Effie Rings

Prayer Requests Prayers: Bailey Rausch; Julia Patel; John Wilson nephew, Zack Johnson; Rob Alton teacher friend, Paul. Continue to pray for: Debbie; Virginia King; Janet Garza’s brother-in-law, Les; Marjorie Rings; Maria, friend of the Hazlett’s. Prayer Chain: To submit a prayer request, please CALL: 614.889.2284 ext. 1400 or EMAIL: [email protected] Subscribe to the St. John Prayer Chain: To receive emails regarding recent prayer requests, please email Millie Nicol at: [email protected] to join our distribution list.

Advent Service Projects: During our Advent midweek services, we worshipped through service projects, making 100 Flood Buckets for Lutheran Disaster Response, 100 Activity Kits for Nationwide Children's Hospital, 100 Homeless Blessing Bags, and 90 Pairs of Shoes for Sole Hope (that's 1,080 traced and cut pieces!).

On Sunday, Jan 3 @ 9:30 a.m. in room 109/110, Pastor Gil & Linda will give a slide presentation about their October mission trip to India. This will take place of the Adult Bible class that day.

The 2016 Flower Chart has been posted by the usher’s table. If you wish to donate flowers please write your name and circle the number of vases you want on the chart. The flowers are $15 per vase. You will receive an envelope to put in the offering plate. The Altar Guild will have your flowers ready following second service. Visit our newly-redesigned website today: stjohndublin.org

2016 Giving Envelopes are now available in the lobby! The boxes of envelopes are arranged alphabetically by last name. If you have questions or do not see your envelopes, please see Financial Secretary, Ray Dolan. Other Opportunities to Serve

LWML – Please join the Lutheran Women in Mission of St. John on Monday, January 11th at 6:30 p.m. for fun, food and fellowship as we take part in Bible Study, short business meeting, dedication of Mites, and package Snack Packs for families at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Please see the flyer on the LWML table (by the Ushers table) in the narthex for details. STEWARDSHIP @ SJLC Budget for December 2015: $53,164 Weekly Statistical Review Given Dec. 20: $10,729.80 Given in Dec.: $49,846.66 Attendance December: 304 Electronic Giving Options To learn more, contact Financial Secretary Ray Dolan, or visit: www.stjohndublin.org

Caregiver Needed: Steve & Cathy Armstrong are raising their 4 granddaughters, ages 5, 4, 3, & 1. They would like a Christian caregiver to help them in their home MondayFriday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you know anyone who would like to help, then please call: 614.876.3149, or email: [email protected] Help Wanted – Male Caregiver – NW Columbus/Dublin Compensation: $30/morning ($15.00-$18.75/hr) Negotiable Employment Services Benefits (e.g. resume improvement, interviewing, social media etc.) Great employer - 3 staff members worked more than 3+ yrs Excellent job experience assisting a business professional. Training provided. Good pay for short hours. Seeking honest, dependable, reliable, trainable applicants for ADLs - (Bathing, dressing etc.) for a working professional 7:00am - 8:30 am (with flexibility) 1-2 mornings per week Northwest Columbus -- Dublin 161 & 270 area NOTE: Meetings in a public place in Dublin. Full criminal and background check. If you are interested, please call: 614.515.3551 or email: [email protected]

LOOKING AHEAD – FEBRUARY 2016 February 4 Elders Meeting Dartball – Dublin vs Marysville E February 6 – 14 Mission Trip to Haiti February 10 Ash Wednesday Worship Service February 11 Dartball – Dublin @ St. James B February 16 No International Friends News & Notes Deadline February 17 Lenten Soup Supper MidWeek Lenten Worship Service February 18 Executive Council Meeting Dartball – Dublin @ Chuckery C February 24 Lenten Soup Supper MidWeek Lenten Worship Service