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Side-by-Side Ministry

April 2014 & friend us on facebook at John-Paul Lutheran St. Paul Lutheran and St. John Lutheran, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio Our Vision: To be a vibrant, Spirit-filled people, participating in Gods work in the world. Our Mission: Loving God and loving neighbor, we witness to Christs saving grace, that others may believe and find life.

From Pastor Aaron

Our Hearts Rise, with Christ, from Winter to Life
Thank you for giving me such a memorable winter here on the peninsula! Well, I think it has been a memorable winter for all of us. With the bitter cold, snow, and ice, it has certainly been a winter to remember. There was a time that many of us thought we might never see the end of it, yet here we are, with Easter right around the corner. My favorite Easter hymn has always been, Now the Green Blade Rises, written by a nineteenth -century Scottish minister, John McLeod Campbell. The hymn makes the connection between Christs death and resurrection and a seed that has been planted in the ground that now springs forth with life. For many of us this winter has also been a winter of grieving and pain, a winter of our hearts. With Christ, our hearts can become spring again. We are called back to life, to rise with Christ, like a beautiful green blade that rises from the buried grain.
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; love lives again, that with the dead has been;

love is come again like wheat arising green.

Lent Midweek Worship Into the Wild

Wednesday Services (meal 6, worship 7)
April 2 @ St. Paul Do not put the Lord your God to the test I AM the vine you are the branches April 9 @ St. John To proclaim the year of the Lords favor I AM the light of the World

Holy Week
April 13 April 17 April 18 Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday @ St. Paul, 7:00 Good Friday Lakeside United Methodist, 12:00 p.m. Tenebrae @ St. John, 7:00 p.m. April 19 Easter Vigil @ St. Paul, 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 20

7:00 & 10:30 a.m. @ St. Paul 845 a.m. @ St. John (Holy Communion at all services) Easter Breakfast @ St. Paul, 8-10:30 a.m.


Special Events

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday
Immediately following church at St. Paul, Lunch provided! Come get a chance to create Easter Eggs that are a piece of art. First the eggs are blown out then you will apply hot wax to them to preserve what you want to stay the colors you dye them. You will be using a candle to heat up the wax and to remove it at the end. The class will be taught by Ginny Baughman, my Mom, who has been teaching the class for years. It is a part of our heritage that we look forward to sharing with you! Cost for supplies are half price! $10.00 for the first family member and $5.00 for everyone after that. If money is an issue please, please let me know and we can work something out. *This class is for kids 10 and up, since we will be using an open flame. -Pastor Aaron

Please RSVP to P. Aaron by April 9th

Marblehead Family - Contra

Come check out a true piece of American Music History Even if you dont want to dance come and listen to the live music!


6pm potluck, 7:30 lesson, 8 10 dance

Pastor Aaron calling with members of Gallimaufry!
St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall $5.00 donation at the door
No experience required! All are welcome!!

All Daughters and Sons Banquet

Sunday, May 4 at 5 pm at St. Paul. Women from St. John and St. Paul and their guests are welcome, including sons. The program will be a magician The Great Brad. The dinner will be served by Averys in Marblehead. The menu is Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, garden salad, roll and butter, beverages, cookies and cupcakes. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available soon.


Bible & Discipleship Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. near the coffee pot at St. Paul Womens Bible Studies (WELCA All women are invited to participate! St. John Women meet on second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., April 9th. St. Paul Women will meet 3rd Thursdays at 1:00. Next date is April 17th. Weekly Wednesday Bible Study 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul. Women of the Bible.

A Study of Meditation
Our Next meeting will be Thursday, April 3, 6:30pm at St. Paul.

Building Friendships
Dartball Tournament, April 7, Zion in Sandusky; April 21, Banquet at Sandusky HS By Still Waters, Care for the Caregiver April 8, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Brenda Rettig, in Bass Haven. Call Brenda at 419.217.6205 for more details. Not Older, Just Better - On Monday, April 14, 11:30 a.m., all are invited to meet at Dianas Restaurant, Port Clinton. Call Marge at 419.798.8816 if you have questions/need a ride. Youre Not Alone Young Adult singles, please contact Celena at 419.341.5878. Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at her home. Hospitality LunchCome to the Easter Breakfast! Spring into Game night!! Tuesdays at the Danbury Senior Center Come Tuesdays at 5:00. Call in your reservation Sunday, April 6th in to Paula by the Friday at 419.798.4101. Picture Directory Updates - One of our goals from 4:30pm 9:00pm @ St. Paul is to keep updating this directory with contact inDinner provided!! formation on new members and changes or corrections on existing members. It is so important that you report any change in the present inforBoard games, card games, mation to Margaret Stellhorn at St. John or hanging with friends, and fun! Louise Rogers at St. Paul. The Archive Committee needs the congregations help. We are looking for the records of different groups from the past (minutes, pictures, etc.). If you have any or know where they are, please let us know. Bernell Lowien 419-798-4000 Maryanne Laubner 419-798-5791 Helen Stines 419-373-9704 And Pastor Aarons Games!
Like Sardines, Camouflage, and more!! St. John from Port Clinton will be joining us!

Be sure to bring your friends, and families!

Open to Youth of all Ages!

We will also have music, snacks, and pop. *Be sure to bring your favorite pop and snack to share with everyone!



Hi again! This month we have some exciting events coming up with side by side youth! This month we will be having a Spring into Games night from 4:30pm 9:00pm on Sunday April 6. After our daylight savings party being such a big hit we have decided to have another game night! We will start off with a dinner followed by an evening where you can play board games, card games, or just hang out with your friends. Once again this event is open to youth of all ages, so come one, come all to enjoy the fun! St. John from Port Clinton will be joining us again. Be sure to bring you friends! Families are welcome too. We will also have music, snacks and pop. Be sure to bring your favorite pop and snack to share with everyone! Pastor Aaron
Wednesday 2 Lenten Worship Sunday 6 Bible stuff Wednesday 9 Lenten Worship Sunday 13 Palm Sunday Wednesday 16 no confirmation; Holy Week, please attend services Sunday 20 EASTER (Help with breakfast) Wednesday 23 - Marks of Discipleship Sunday 27 Marks of Discipleship (turn in take-home tests) Wednesday 30Vespers at Otterbein/tentative

Confirmation Schedule

Side by Side Youth Schedule

Wednesday 2, 9, - Lenten Meal Activities and Worship Wednesday 23 decorate the church with prayer flags for spring! & Planning meeting for May

Spring into Games! Sunday April 6

4:30 - 9pm - for kids of all ages. Friends and families welcome! Bring games, snacks, and pop for a night of fun.

Be sure to come to Marbleheads first family contra dance on Friday April 25!! Confirmation Remember to come Sundays at 9:00 a.m., as well as Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:00 every Sunday, Preschool through 6th grade. 7th & 8th grade meet in Sanctuary.
Senior High meets the fir st Sunday of each month in Pastor s Office. Adults in the fellowship hall by the coffee.

If you have a son or daughter graduating from High School or College, please let us know at the church office so they can be listed in the next newsletter. All parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else may contact us to give us their names, where they are graduating from, and their degree. Can you tell us what their plans are also? We will celebrate all graduations on Sunday, June 1st during worship.

Danbury Baccalaureate will be held at St. Paul Lutheran on Wednesday, May 28th, 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Synod Assembly and Gathering

Something brand new! For families, youth groups, young adults, visitors of all ages, as well as voting members. Plan to come for a weekend filled with mission experiences, music, worship, fun, learning! May 15-18, 2013 at Kalahari Resort, Sandusky. Visit for detailed information and pricing


Thank You
Thank you from the Holiday BureauThank you very much for your generous contribution to the Holiday Bureau of Ottawa County. We are grateful for your interest and support. With your assistance, it is possible for us to continue this program. Thanks for your support, Judy Just Thank you to our youthThank you for the flower, the candy, and the cookies for Valentines day. I enjoyed everything! Joyce Ropers

Serving Others
All Church Councils Meet All Council Night is April 10th at St. John. Joint Parish Board at 5:45 p.m., all council worship at 6:45, St. John Council & St. Paul Council at 7:00 p.m. Noisy Offering for April 13th will benefit SNAP Ministries of Cameroon, Africa. Celebration Choruspractices on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (following Lenten Worship at St. John or St. Paul) Danbury Food Pantry - Sat., April 26 (note date change for April). St John brings canned fruit. St. Paul brings cereal. Prayer Chain St. Paul contact Joan Harris at 419.734.3971 or 419.341.6373 or St. John contact Myra Prokop at 419.798.5101 or God promises that our prayers are heard! Prayer Shawl Plus Ministry - Meets first Wed. before Bible Study at St. Paul, around 10 a.m. Lutheran World Relief Project 8x10-70 sheet ruled tablets; sturdy combs SNAP Ministries (Suppor ting Native Afr ican Pastor s) Please welcome Sar a Tanner (Pastor Chriss Aunt) who will speak to our adult & youth Sunday School classes on April 6th. For current ministry information go to (Welcome. to Home) Volunteer Opportunities - Current and most urgent needs at St. Paul include a Sunday School Superintendent for St. Paul (see Ruth Scott) Lunch with the Easter Bunny - lunch servers, craft table helpers. Sign up on events board. Powerpoint for St. Paulsee Pastor Aaron NewsletterUsing Microsoft Publisher program; please see Pastor Chris and she will jump for joy! Community Garden Teamwork with a vision for raised bed garden plots. See Pastor Chris

See for more opportunities for serving.

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St. John Lutheran Church March council highlights: We opened with a devotion of Jesus coming to us all because that is what Gods Love is. Pastor Chris and Pastor Aaron presented their monthly reports. The minutes of the February meeting were read and accepted as written. The treasurers report was presented and accompanied with a list of memorial funds. Our financial secretarys report was presented. There were $6351.62 in receipts. Committee Reports: For buildings and grounds, council discussed needed repairs and improvements for the parish hall. We will create a wish list for projects. Outreach Activities: We set a tentative date for our annual Sundaes on Saturday in June.

Special Dates: Birthdays: April 14- Karen Ruth 28- Ron DeWalt 25- Linda Smith

Anniversaries: April 16- Jim & Linda Otermat Baptisms: April 8- Paul Lee

March 2014
Financial Statement
Receipts Expenses $ 4,389.00 4,074.65 314.35+

St. John History Happenings

January 13, 1929- A motion was made and seconded to remove the fence around the church; motion was carried by a majority of those present.

Easter Lilies for $10.00 per plant Proceeds go to Ruth Anns House, shelter for abused women and children, Port Clinton. Order forms available through church the office or by contacting Linda Merckens. Deadline is Sunday, April 6, 2014.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church Messenger

February 2014 budget highlights: General Fund - General Fund income- $10,905.16 General Fund expense-$8,903.38 Restricted Funds - Restr icted Funds income- $152.00 Restricted Funds expense- $6,965.04 Highlights of March 13 Council meeting: -Only six members present. No quorum. The new Portals of Prayer beginning with April are in the rack by the bulletin board. We have regular and large print.

-Matt Seamon led a short meeting.

-MayAnn Laubner and Helen Stines have volunteered to archive all minutes and historical papers of St. John and St. Paul Churches. They are asking councils for $110.80 to cover the cost of archival envelopes. -Pastor Aaron said our router needs to be moved to a more central location to cover all the church offices. He spent $204.00 with councils permission and would need to be reimbursed. -Pastor Chris would like to have an Easter egg hunt off the community luncheon with the Easter bunny this year. Also, because of Dick Arns illness someone else will need to head up the garden team this year. We hope to have raised beds. -Casey Scott is looking into a grant to fund future parenting classes. -Matt Seamon said we would need to have a congregational meeting as soon as possible to get started on removal of asbestos from the basement. A quick meeting after Worship. Our Intensive Prayer List includes: Vince Adams, Bar b Agne, Mar y Butchko, J an Cieslak, Delta Cooley, Audr ey Dayton, Jean Fatiga, Paul Flickinger, David Heinzl, Bill Hirt, David Mahler Hillary Newman, Christine Priddy, Kathy Stine, Sarah Tanner, Gordon Wahlers, Jerry Wiechman, Brenda Young, and Michael Young. We pray for family and friends in the armed forces . For families who mourn the passing of loved onesLiddie Elizabeth Laubner (on February 23), and Dick Arn (on March 23). May God comfort them in their sorrows with the hope of the resurrection. WELCA- The regular meeting and Bible Study for April will be April 17th at 1:00 pm. Laurel Berhent will be hostess. All women are invited.

WELCA will be hosting a Bingo party at Edgewood Nursing Home on Monday, April 14th at 2:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to come along to assist the residents and have a good time.
The WELCA North Central Spring Conference is April 26th at Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the program begins at 9:00 am. The guest speaker is Jeff Wilbarger, Founder and Director of The Daughter Project. They help victims recover from sex trafficking. Registration must be in by April 18th. Please let Louise Rogers know if you would like to go. $10.00 also covers the lunch. Registration forms are in the office. The Monthly Project Contributions for April are: Cer eal for the Food Pantr y, 8x10 70 sheet ruled school tablets for the school kits, and sturdy combs for the personal care kits. The All Daughters Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 4th at 5 pm at St. Paul. Women from St. John and St. Paul and their guests are welcome, including sons. The program will be a magician The Great Brad. The dinner will be served by Averys in Marblehead. The menu is Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, garden salad, roll and butter, beverages, cookies and cupcakes. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available soon. Altar Guild news- The Altar Guild could use thr ee mor e people to ser ve this year . The Easter Flower order deadline is April 14th. The order forms are in the newsletter and available at church. Please give to an Altar Guild member.


St. Paul April Special Dates

Birthdays: 1 Alijah Christiansen 2 Darlene Mahler, Scott Kerik, Nathan Ahrens 3 Barbara Rayle 4 Alan Glasmyer 5 Tom Goff, Tiffany Seamon 7 Tom Manuella, Addison Harris 8 Brenda Pepa 10 Dennis Berhent, Sandra Reep 11 Ryan French 12 Matthew Seamon 13 Alexis Dayton 14 Stacey Johannsen 15 Beth Lambert, Ryan Chapman, Edward Chapman 17 Laurel Berhent, Scott Glovinsky 18 Shirley LaCumsky 19 Bob Kihlken 20 Benjamin Biers 22 Carol Covey, Christopher E. Mahler, Diana Dyke 26 Jennifer Wentzel, Kelly Tobie, Bob Strauss 27 Michael Hallier, Donald Nielsen 28 Donald Stobie 29 Brenda Pahl 30 Betty Easton, Alwin Kettler Wedding Anniversaries: 2 Barry and Susan Bergman 12 Terry and Janette Rowbotham, Zach and Treena Kihlken 21 Cole and Jennifer Steinbrick 24 Dennis and Cindy Coles 25 Jan and Karen Cieslak 26 Jack and Kay Tibbels

Baptismal Anniversaries: 3 William Covey, Kerstin Thompson 7 Linda Dubbert 10 Erik Wadsorth, Tony Wadsworth, Nolan Coles 12 Melissa Widmer, Pastor Chris Young 14 Cindy Coles, Betty Kovach, RayLynn Schenko, Brynn Schenko 15 Dan Bergman 16 Jennifer Ringeisen 17 Joe Mahler 19 Zach Kihlken 21 Meadow Rohrbaugh 22 Daniel Lambert, Aubrey Harris 26 Guy Tibbels 27 Bernell Lowien, Tiffany Seamon, Nolan Chapman 28 Bob Glovinsky 29 Joel Lowien
April 20-7:00 am Betty Easton April 20-10:30 am Nancy Kihlken April 27 Mary Sennich Sharon Allen Dave Hirt Sandy Reep Erik Wadsworth Natalie Lambert


Lectors UshersAcolytes-

April 6 Tegan Allison Sandy Reep Linda Waters Nancy Kihlken Diane Wadsworth Dee Warren Heather Lambert Justin Tibbels

April 13 Joan Harris

April 17-7:00 pm Laurel Berhent

Jim Deer Coni Limpert Vicky Doski Hayley Doski Brooke Butler Nick Bossetti

Vicky Doski Coni Limpert Marge Bridgett Dave Hirt Brandon Mooney Ryan Chapman
Laurel Berhent

Chris Freeh Vicky Doski Jack Easton

Matt Seamon Easter Breakfast Jack & Betty Easton Easter Flowers

Dave Hirt Crystal Chapman Dalton Chapman Marge Bridgett Devon Grosswiler Sarah Bossetti

HospitalityBulletins $15- Sandy Reep Steeple Ltg. $10-Sandy Reep Perpetual Light- Sandy Reep $5 to Altar GuildFlowers-

Assisting Minister and Communion Helper (council), Charles Scott Altar Guild Shelley Seamon, Nancy Kihlken Counters - Shirley LaCumsky, Deb White

Easter Flowers, St. Paul

Its Easter time, again, so lets decorate the altar with beautiful spring flowers. Please fill out order blank below and gi ve to an altar guild member or drop off at the St. Paul church office. The deadline for ordering is Monday, April 14th. Thank you!

Flower Lilies Tulips Daffodils Hyacinths

Cost $ 8.75 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

# of plants



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