NEW YEAR! Praise God for a New Year!
May He richly bless everyone!
NEW PASTOR! On Sunday, February 3rd, St. John will warmly welcome Pastor Steve Shrum as our pastor!
NEW WORSHIP TIME! Beginning on Sunday, February 3rd, WORSHIP WILL BEGIN AT 9 a.m.
Adult Bible class will follow at 10 a.m.
We're wondering . . .
During some recent discussions of church members at St. John, a few questions about our neighbors and our community arose. If you're seeing this and live in or around Garfield Heights, we'd appreciate getting to know a bit more about those around us. If you'd like to answer any of the following, please send an e-mail to us at email@example.com. You may identify yourself or send an answer annonymously. THANK YOU!
- Do believe in God?
- Do you attend any church?
- What do you know about St. John Lutheran Church?
- What is important for a church to offer it's members and it's community?
St. John LutheranChurch has been inviting people to worship since it began in 1854. First, the German settlers were the ones who began the church and the Lutheran school with the intent to worship God and educate children. Through the years although times have changed, the people of today's congregation and the greater Heights community continue to come together to grow, worship and praise. As we embark on the beginning of the 164th year of St. John Lutheran Church, the joy of the Lord is still our strength! Come! Join in giving praise and thanks to God for all that He does in your life. See what St. John has to offer you, your children, your family. God is good . . .all the time!
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, GARFIELD HEIGHTS AND ST. MARK LUTHERAN, CLEVELAND have approved sharing Pastor Steve Shrum as their pastor. Pastor Steve presently serves at St. Mark. If he accepts the Call to serve at St. John, he will serve half time at St. John and half time at St. Mark. He will preach and lead worship at each congregation each week. His time to be in the office, make appointments for shut ins and other pastoral needs will be shared equally. Please keep Pastor Shrum and both congregations in your prayers.
WHILE THE CALL TO PASTOR SHRUM AND WAIT FOR HIS ACCEPTANCE goes on, the church will continue! Renewed, revived and pray
God's guidance as we continue to serve God and His people at St. John and in Garfield Heights.
There are a lot of opportunities to worship, for Bible Study, for children and youth to grow, learn, have recreation and family times! Come, join the family of God in this place, as we celebrate being His people!
St. John has a women's group which is a part of a national group called Lutheran Women's Missionary League or LWML. Their mission statement is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod to affirm her relationship to the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
This group meets the second Tuesday 8 months of the year at 9:30 a.m. Along with devotions, refreshments and a business meeting, we have a program centered on helping others or enriching our own lives through God's Word. We have collected items that are passed out to the homeless., made lap robes to give to institutions for patient or shut-in use, baked cookies to give to 'first responders' on 9/11 and donate our offerings combined with other offerings from all over the country that are used on a very large scale to help others in need and other ministries that reach out with the love of God!
Come! Join our small, but energizing group and enrich your own life as well.
His Kidz children's ministry meets every Monday (except major holidays) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. ALL children ages 3 (potty trained, please) and older are very welcome to attend!
Older children are great helpers for our littler Kidz!
Each evening, the children are given supper before being engaged in a learning from the Bible, singing songs, playing games or making a craft.
The first meeting of His Kidz will be Monday, September 10 beginning at 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN at 216-518-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A New BIBLE STUDY for adults will begin on Sunday, January 13th.
Spend time reading, studying and discussing God's Word with other Christians.
The ADULT BIBLE STUDY is every Sunday at 9 a.m. There is always coffee and bakery, too!
Did you know that St. John opens it's gym for the youth of the Garfield Heights and surrounding communities?
The doors open for Middle School (grades 4 - 8) on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The building is reopened for high school students from 7:30 - 9 p.m. also on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost for attending is 50 cents, each visit. The rules are pretty simple and straight forward . . . respect God, others and self. There are other regulations and proceedures listed in the PARENT FORM that each participant must have properly filled out and signed by their parents. Call the church, 216-587-4222 if you have questions. There is also a Youth Center with pool tables, ping pong and board games. This area is opened on the days when enough adult volunteers are on hand. Interested in volunteering? Contact Karen at the church office.