Recent Health Concerns: 

Walter Dean, Lucille Bartell, Sarah Harvey, Rose Mary Weirich, Gary Layman, Anzlee & Beckham Luecke, Bruce Nieman, Adam Lohman, Bonnie Kreager, Amy Boyer, Connie Maike, Dale Jess, Sandy Wegman, Phil Fehr, Jeannie Tabbert, Diane Quick, Heather Dewitz, Lyle Peters, Marvin Grau, John Rust, Marge Zak, Shelley Asmus, Luane Tipton, Mary Benner, Bill Coyle.


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

Helen Anson, Sis Apling, Dave Baldwin, Charlotte Beier, Willie Foss, Gary Harder, Carl Hepner, Dennis Jackson, Fred Kohlman, Elijah Magoto, Patricia Medlin, Becky Minick, Joyce Nixon, Reed Oestreich, Fredrick Peters, Janet Price, Gaillard Risch, Bill Ryf, Noah Seibert, Jillie Snyder, Carolyn Watson, Doris Wendt.



Gathering with consoling prayers for their family and thankful for their witness, we share news of the deaths of

Jack Rose, companion of Susan Atkinson

Ken Harvey

Kathy Tribble 

Please keep their families in your prayers. 

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


St. John's Medical Equipment Closet was started this year to help match and supply donated medical equipment to those who have a need for it.  This ministry collects equipment donations, cleans and checks them, and makes them available to anyone in the community who has 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 (or it can be returned to St. John's).  Examples of available equipment include:   wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, shower seats, elevated toilet seats, bed rails, disposable hygiene items (pull-ups, bedpads)…

If you, or someone you know, have a need for medical equipment, please call St. John's church office at (419) 898-6474.  We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-4:00 and Friday 8:30-12:00.  If you have used equipment in good condition and would like to donate it, please bring it to the church at 122 W. Ottawa St. in Oak Harbor.  If you have a large or unusual item to donate, please call first to be sure we are able to accept it.  

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

          Cynthia Holder Rich:   October 2020        July 2020       Advent 2020 video          December 2020

             Revs Rachel Eskesen & Zach Courter:       June 2020


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

          Curt Borjas, husband of Lindsey (Brooks), Marines, stationed in Virginia

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

          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

          Chris Grau, son of John & Kathy Grau, Navy, stationed in Virginia

          Steven Johnson, nephew of Cheryl & Jim Sandrock, Army, stationed at Fort 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, grandson of Ben Chio, Alabama National Guard

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

          Brady Peters, brother of Donovan Peters, Navy, stationed in Florida

          Clark Rutledge, son of Kevin & Michelle Rutledge, Air Force, deploying to Middle East

          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 Virginia

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

          Jason Sims, nephew of Carlos Mincheff, Army, stationed in Louisiana  

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

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

          Konner Witt, son of David & Lu Ann Witt, Air Force, stationed at Ft Walton Beach, FL

          Thomas Witt, son of Jim & Sharon Witt, Air Force, stationed in Dover, DE

          Niki (Reau) Zellner, niece of Randy Kohlman, Navy, stationed in San Diego


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