2/28/2021

ALL SERVICES WILL BE LIVESTREAMED ON FACEBOOK UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
Replays of the services will be available on Facebook, YouTube and below.

Calendar
Daily                       Compline Evening Prayer (Virtual)                                9:00p.m.
Sundays                  Outdoor Worship                                                        10:30a.m.
Sundays                  Sunday School (Virtual – Zoom)                                   9:00a.m.
Mondays                 Bible Study (Virtual – Zoom)                                        3:30p.m.
Wednesdays            Fellowship Time (Virtual – Zoom)                                7:00p.m.
Sun. 2/14 & 28        Affirmation of Baptism (Virtual – Zoom)                     7:00p.m.
Wed. 2/17                Ash Wednesday Service (Virtual – Zoom)                   7:00pm
Tues. 2/23               Mutual Ministries Meeting                                           5:30p.m.
Tues. 2/23               St. John Council                                                        7:00p.m.
Mon. 3/1                  Pandemic Committee                                                 7:00p.m.

Need Pastoral Care after 2/17? Contact John Puster or JoEllen Zilko and they will arrange for assistance or Pastoral care.

Flowers For A Cure: Mohican Valley Relay For Life team is selling 10” hanging baskets as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.   These baskets are $16.00. There are 5 kinds of hanging baskets available with color choices. The order form with payment needs to be returned by Friday, March 26th. (see separate paper) If you have any questions please contact:  Jacklyn Endslow.

Easter Flower Orders Due March 7: The deadline to order Easter Flowers is March 7. Cost is $8.50 each. The flowers will be part of our outdoor Cross celebration on Easter Morning and may be picked up following the Worship Service. To order, either fill out the form below and return it with payment. If you are paying by check, make it payable to St. John and mark the memo as “Easter Flowers”. Place form and payment in an envelope and place in the donation box or mail it to the church.  *Remember, these are all bulbs and can be replanted and enjoyed each year.

Online Daily Lenten Devotions will be available on the Church’s Facebook page. Pre-recordings were done by a small group of Pastors. This is similar to what was shared in the previous years.

Lerch’s Donut Fundraiser Update: Thank you to all who supported this Building Fund fundraiser. Proceeds were $700 and 111 dozen of donuts were sold!

Congratulations to Derrick and Morgan Reutter on the birth of their son and a new grandson for Keith and Heather Reutter. Harrison Grey Reutter weighed 7# 4oz and 20.5” long and was born on 2/13/21.

Synod Representatives needed: Barb Landis is on the nomination committee for our Synod representing the Richland/Ashland area.  She is looking for volunteers to be voting members to Churchwide Assembly which is August 8-13, 2022, in Columbus, OH. It would be great to have representatives from our church.  The election for the following positions will be held June 11-12 this year at our Synod Assembly. Please consider the following four openings: Lay Female; At Large Lay Male; Youth (13-17) Female; Young Adult (18-30) Male. (A couple could run for the positions as a lay female and as an at large male.) **If interested please contact Barb Landis at 330 466 6560.

2021 St. John Council officers and Sunday School Committee:
President: John Puster                                                Vice President:  JoEllen Zilko
Treasurer: Carol Endslow                                            Secretary:  Joyce Rohrbaugh
Stewards: Jacklyn Endslow, Mike McIntire, Beth Lackey     Elders:  Stacey Sigler, Kathy Baldner
Trustees:  Bob Burgett, Lee Sigler, Floyd Spreng             Youth Representation: Anna Puster

Helping the those in need and the homeless:  2/24/21 Update from Wink: “Thanks to all who have and are still donating to St John Relief Program. So far we have given out 160 relief packages to the areas homeless and less fortunate. The hats, gloves and socks have been divided among the Salvation Army’s of Wayne and Ashland County’s, the 180 organization now Every Woman’s House and individual’s living on the streets. Apparently, the need to support these organizations continues. The donation box is in the basement near the door and also a monetary donation box is there also. Thanks again !!”

Volunteers needed for Outdoor Worship: When we worshiped indoors, we had up to 6 people helping with the service each week. (Greeter-Passing out bulletins; Ushers; Sound; acolyte; altar committee; pastor assistant). For our outdoor service we need help with the following:
1. Ushers x2: Pass out bulletins, communion packs and taking attendance for those who drive-in & in grassy area.
2. Parking assistants x2 (needed to direct parking of cars)
3. Sound and Recording x2 (to set up & tear down, and recordings during the service)
Please contact Beth Lackey (via email or text) to sign up to help. This help is needed every week, beginning with next Sunday, Oct 18 or we will have to return to online Worship only.

Food Pantry needs:  Remember those in need and deliver directly to a Pantry of your choice.
Loudonville Food Pantry: Tuna, shampoo, laundry detergent, boxed mashed potatoes. 
Lakeville Food Pantry: Kleenex, canned fruit, salt, jelly.