Below is the most current Worship Service.
Uploads to our YouTube Channel will typically be late Sunday or Monday.
If you would prefer to stay in the parking lot tune your car radio to 87.9FM.
Replays of the services will be available on Facebook, YouTube and below.


All Saints Sunday November 7. 2021

CALENDAR

Mon, Wed, Fridays     Compline Evening Prayer (Virtual)                             9:00p.m.
Mondays                   Bible Study (Virtual – Zoom)                                        3:30p.m.
Wednesdays              Hand Bell practice                                                       6:00p.m.
Sundays                  Sunday School (Breakfast @ 9am) & Worship             9:25a.m. & 10:30a.m.
Wed. 11/10               WELCA                                                                    1:00p.m.
Mon. 11/15               St. John Call Committee Meeting                                7:00p.m.
Sun. 11/21                Thanksgiving Worship Service                                     10:30a.m.
Sun. 11/21 & 28        Thank Offering Collection (in Narthex)
Tues. 11/23             Mutual Ministries Committee                                       5:30p.m.
Tues. 11/23              St. John Council Meeting                                             7:00p.m.

Honoring Veterans Day: Many thanks to those Veterans who have served in the military for our country. Prayers will be shared in worship next Sunday.

WELCA will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.  Joyce Rohrbaugh will have devotions.  Karla Vogt will lead the Bible Study titled “Wind of God, Refining and Rerouting”.

Advent Preparations

Poinsettia Orders for Advent/Christmas Altar:  Order forms are available on the last page of the bulletin for poinsettias and additional forms will be on the Narthex bulletin board. Cost is $8.50 per flower and colors available are red, white, marble (white with pink center strip) and Picasso (Pink sprinkles). Deadline to place poinsettia orders is after Worship on Sunday, November 14. Place the order form and $$ in an envelope and drop it in the pink folder, which is hanging on the Narthex bulletin board. These flowers will adorn the altar area on 12/19 and 12/24.  Flowers can be taken home after the Christmas Eve service.

Decorating the Church for Advent/Christmas: We will decorate the church on Sunday, Nov. 21 after Worship. Everyone is welcome to stay and help.  A light soup lunch will be provided for those who help.

Thank Offering Collections: St. John Unit, WELCA will have their annual Thank Offering ingathering on Sunday Nov. 21 and 28. There will be a box for donations on the Welcome table marked Thank Offering on it.

COVID Tests:  If you would like a COVID test (to take at home), please see Kathy Baldner. There is a limited number of tests available.  Kathy will be at the Welcome Table in the Narthex before the Sunday worship service or until no more tests are available.

LCW Day of Sharing: Due to COVID-19, the Loudonville Church Women will be partnering with Helping Hand to provide food gift certificates to Stakes IGA in Loudonville, for needy families who are residents of the L-P School district.  Registration will be open October 20-November 20.  Register online at https://surveymonkey.com/r/Y5XLHCG or by phone at 419-606-6938 to complete a phone registration. Limit of one gift certificate per household.

New & Upcoming events to add to your calendars: 

Fall Festival:  The normal Fall Festival event in the church basement will not take place this year.  We are working on an option for selling some Gift Baskets. (More details coming soon!) 

Thanksgiving Service: Sunday, Nov. 21 during the 10:30a.m. Worship. The Council is requesting that we reach out to neighbors, shut-ins and others sharing some prepared food instead of the carry-in. Thank Offerings will be collected in the Narthex for two Sundays, Nov. 21 & 28.

Worship Service changes begin during Advent:  The Worship Committee met this past week to plan the worship events over the next few months.  Several changes will occur, starting with Advent on 11/28.

  • You will have the option to take communion at the front of the Sanctuary. Masks will be required for those going up front. You will receive the bread/wine, step towards the side isle and then remove your mask so you can to partake the communion elements. The prepackaged communion cups will still be available for anyone who does not wish to go up front for communion.
  • We will sing part of the Kyrie of the worship setting.

Midweek Advent Online Services will be during Advent, and available Tuesday evening in FB and YouTube.

Advent Fair:  There will be an Advent Fair on Saturday, December 11, from 9am – 1pm.  More details will be coming soon.

Quiet Christmas Service:  Tuesday, December 21st, online via St. John’s FaceBook and YouTube.

Christmas Eve Service:  Friday, Dec. 24, 7:00p.m. If you ordered poinsettias, they can be taken home after this service.

Indoor Worship help needed:  Volunteers are necessary to help during the weekly indoor worship each week. A sign-up sheet will be placed on the bulletin board or please let Stacey Sigler know when you can volunteer. (Text: 330-347-8422)
Lay Readers: We need 1 person weekly to read an overview of the announcements and scripture readings during the Worship Service.  
Ushers: 1 person is needed weekly to help with seating and dismissing parishioners.
Welcome Table: 1 person is needed weekly to pass out bulletins and communion elements and take attendance.
Acolytes:  1 acolyte is needed weekly. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Worship video: Volunteers are needed to help with worship streaming! If interested, contact Jared Sigler

Helping those in need:
For the Homeless: The need to support this cause continues – collecting seasonal items, like mittens, hand warmers and socks. Nutritious treats, and hygiene items. The donation box is in the basement near the side door and also a monetary donation box is there also. 

Food Pantry needs:  Remember those in need and deliver directly to a Pantry of your choice.
Loudonville Food Pantry: Paper towels, toothpaste and Kleenex.
Lakeville Food Pantry: Shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothpaste.