Recent Health Concerns: 

Brooks Durivage, Terry Hagedorn, Ruth Oestreich, Joyce Laubacher, Sarah Harvey, Jude Monak, Gail Browning, Lyle Peters, Herbert Grant, Carolyn Karbowski, Brian Harder, Sue Kashmir, Kathy Spangler, Aiden Callahan, Corinne Smith, John Rust, Loren Welch, Heather Witten, Philip Jones, Brad Weis, Connie Maike, Jeannie Tabbert, Mary Benner, Bill Coyle, Steven Abbott.


Individuals who are chronically ill, in rehabilitation, or experiencing some special need: 

Helen Anson, Sis Apling, Dave Baldwin, Charlotte Beier, Heather Dewitz, Julie Dunn, Phil & Jane Fehr, Willie Foss, Gary Harder, Carl Hepner, Dennis Jackson, Fred Kohlman, Beckham Luecke, Elijah Magoto, Patricia Medlin, Becky Minick, Joyce Nixon, Reed Oestreich, Fredrick Peters, Janet Price, Gaillard Risch, Bill Ryf, Jillie Snyder, Carolyn Watson, Anna Weichman, Doris Wendt, Marge Zak.



Gathering with consoling prayers for her family and thankful for her witness, we share news of the death of

Marianne "Mitzie" Paule, mother of Tom Paule

Please keep the family in your prayers. 

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.



Thursdays from 9-11am in January, February, March, mid-September, October & mid-November in the 2nd floor Social Room.  All are welcome to join and/or take fabric kits home to sew (located by the handicap ramp).

  • Coffee Hour
  • Medical Equipment Closet


St. John's Medical Equipment Closet accepts donations of clean, gently used medical equipment.  Items are checked, sanitized and made available to anyone in our community with a need.  Equipment is available at no cost and is not a loan.  We do ask that when the receiver no longer needs the equipment, it be passed along to bless someone else. 

Examples of available equipment include:  wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, shower seats, elevated toilet seats, bed rails, portable ramps, tray tables, disposable hygiene items (pull-ups, bed pads), medication boxes, etc.

We gratefully accept donations but have a limited amount of space available.  Please call the church office to arrange a time to drop off your donation.  Please note we CANNOT ACCEPT hospital beds, power wheelchairs or customized wheelchairs, any kind of respiratory equipment or lift chairs.

If someone you know has a need for medical equipment, please call St. John's church office at (419) 898-6474 to check availability.  The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-4:00 and Friday 8:30-12:00. 

  • Helping with the Community Garden
  • Watering Flowers/Landscaping
  • Via de Cristo
  • Scholarships Available 

Lutheran Higher Education Scholarship: for any member of the congregation attending a Lutheran school.  Request forms are in the office

Doris Mylander Scholarship: for member of St. John's or BCS school district graduate majoring in music, in their Sophomore or Junior year.

  • Missionaries

          Cynthia Holder Rich:   April 2021         May 2021          July 2021          September 2021

                             Previous updates:  July 2020     October 2020     Advent 2020 video     December 2020     February 2021         

             Revs Rachel Eskesen & Zach Courter:       June 2020       Summer 2021         Fall 2021          Advent 2021


  • Military Personnel (Please contact the church office if you would like to add anyone to this list.)

          Art Ceraldi, son of Doug & Joy Ceraldi, Navy, stationed in Bremerton, WA

          Steve Cox, husband of Holly (Garza) Cox, Air Force, stationed in Abilene, TX

          Steven Johnson, nephew of Cheryl & Jim Sandrock, Army, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY

          Tyler Krieger, grandson of Ron & Margie Krieger, Air Force, stationed at Offutt AFB, NE

          Brian Lange, nephew of Glenna Hetrick, Air Force, deployed to Japan

          William Loosier, nephew of Marge Zak, Alabama National Guard

          Jacob Mattimoe, son of Chuck & Laura Mattimoe, Army National Guard

          Mason McDougall, grandson of Rod & Gerry Wolf, Army, stationed in Florida

          Clark Rutledge, son of Kevin & Michelle Rutledge, Air Force, stationed in South Carolina

          Kyle Rutledge, son of Kevin & Michelle Rutledge, Air National Guard, with Red Horse in Mansfield, OH

          Douglas Seeger, grandson of Elaine Young, Air Force, stationed in California

          Thomas Schnitker, grandson of Rose Mary Weirich, Air National Guard

          Caleb Turco, grandson of Connie Fabian, Army, stationed at Fort Rucker, AL

          Tessa Tyburski, daughter of Mary Green, Air Force, stationed at Ft Walton Beach, FL

          Dominick Vidal, son of Joe & Pamela Vidal, Marines, stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC

          Konner Witt, son of David & Lu Ann Witt, Air Force, stationed in Hawaii

          Niki (Reau) & Ricky Zellner, niece & her husband of Randy Kohlman, Navy, stationed in San Diego


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