Recent Health Concerns: 

Dale Jess, Cathy Bodnar, Bill Coyle, Becky Edge, Judy Perry, Darlene Macko, Todd Hablitzel*, Susan Behlmer*, Tammy Grant*, the Everett family, Samantha Johnson, Erin Callahan, Kristen Grotz*, Martie Ayres*, JoAnn Jaquith*, Melvin Zelms, Paul Broughton*, Bruce Perry, Roselyn Lycken*, the Neal & Welch families, Rick McCrery*, Doug Ceraldi, Kathy Spangler*, Brian Harder*, Sue Kazmir*, Sarah Harvey, Loren Welch*, Philip Jones*, Pam*, Mary Benner*.                 * denotes family & friends from outside the church



Individuals who are in assisted living or nursing homes, chronically ill, in rehabilitation, or experiencing some special need: 

Dave Baldwin, Gary Cullenen, Heather Dewitz, Janet Domokos, Julie Dunn, Brooks Durivage, Phil & Jane Fehr, Herbert Grant, Bob Harris, Carl Hepner, Dennis Jackson, Fred Kohlman, Joyce Laubacher, Ron Lieske, Beckham Luecke, Elijah Magoto, Patricia Medlin, Becky Minick, Joyce Nixon, Fredrick Peters, Janet Price, John Rust, Bill Ryf, John Singer, Jillie Snyder, Carolyn Watson, Anna Weichman, Doris Wendt, Arlene Wilburn, Dottie Wilkes, Marge Zak.


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

Alex Schmidt

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



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

        Revs Rachel Eskesen & Zach Courter:     October 2022  (video link)

                                                                           Update on Ukrainian Conflict   

                   (Hungary)                                        June 2020       Summer 2021         Fall 2021          Advent 2021

          Drs Stephen & Jodi Swanson:             


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

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

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

          Wyatt Kunk, nephew of Marcia & Don Jess, Air Force, stationed in Okinawa

          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

          Madison McKitrick, daughter of John & Julie McKitrick, Air Nat’l Guard, tech school Ft Leonardwood, MO

          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

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

          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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