WORSHIP IN PERSON & ONLINE:
August 2, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.
When Wood County is at a Level 1 or Level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System , we will worship in person and online. If Wood County would be listed as a Level 3 or Level 4 on the system, we would temporarily suspend in-person worship, until the county was lowered to a Level 2 or Level 1.
See St. John’s Plan for Reopening (7.9.20) for more details on what worship will look like as we gradually resume our in-person life together.
You can also continue to worship live with us by participating in a Zoom meeting. The meeting ID is 994 9242 0345. The meeting password is 971198.[You will also be asked to enter your email address and your name.]
You can also listen in on the sermon by dialing 1-312-626-6799 on your phone (yes, even your land line!), and entering the webinar ID: 994 9242 0345.
What to Expect *Normally* (When we’re not living with the restrictions COVID-19 has imposed upon our life together)…
We are delighted to have you join us! Here are some things you might expect to find at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
We gather for Weekly Worship to give our thanks and praise to God. We are a Word and Sacrament church, so our worship services feature relevant, Biblical preaching (Word) and the gracious gift of Holy Communion (Sacrament). At St. John’s Lutheran Church, Holy Communion is open to all baptized Christians, including children who have received their First Communion. Small children are invited to come forward to receive a blessing.
Speaking of children, we love the sound of children in our church. Throughout the week, our hallways are filled with the joyful sounds of our preschoolers and our “before” and “after” school students. Sunday morning is no different! Children make noise, but this is the kind of noise we delight in hearing. But if your child should need a quiet moment, there is a nursery available where you can view the service, so you can continue to be engaged in worship while you give your child the time they need.
Come as you are. At St. John’s you will find ladies wearing dresses or slacks and men wearing open collar shirts. You will also find people wearing shorts, jeans, and t-shirts. Don’t fret about your clothes, just come!
We are a friendly congregation, so people are going to say, “Hello!”. We will not ask you to stand and introduce yourself to folks that you don’t know.
We are a church that is committed to daily Bible reading, and we are intentional about our use of the Bible in Sunday morning worship. But no need to worry if you don’t have a Bible, we have a Bible available in every pew for everyone.
We are committed to daily prayer, and would love to pray for you and your needs.
People at St. John’s are generous in their giving to God and to those in need. Every Sunday, we receive an offering as a way of saying “thank you” to God and to support the mission of our church.
At St. John’s Lutheran Church, we seek to reach more people by offering two worship times with two worship styles.
Our 8:30 worship service is contemporary (less liturgical) with music led by our worship band and vocalists. Our 10:45 worship service is traditional (more liturgical) with music led by our pipe organ and choirs. (Please note the 10:45 service changes to the 10:00 service in the summer.)
Both services share many of the same important components, including Scripture Reading, Children’s Message, Sermon, The Apostles’ Creed, Confession/Forgiveness, The Lord’s Prayer, and Holy Communion.