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Easter Event

Easter Event

Outdoor Easter Service

April 1, 2018

St. John held the annual Easter Sunrise Service on the shores of Lake Weir. Although it was overcast, an uplifting message through readings and sermon was delivered. The readings and sermon included messages from The Creation through the Resurrection. Those attending came by land and by boat to enjoy the special service. It was a beautiful way to begin the day. An Easter breakfast was held in the fellowship hall following the service. Weekly services are held at 9:45 am.

On Saturday, the annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at St. John. Many children and families attended. The event included face painting, games, a hot dog cookout and the egg hunt. It was a fun time for all!


Christmas Events at St. John

December 24

Christmas Eve Service 9:45 am.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:00 pm

December 22

  • Living Nativity 5:30-6:15 p.m.
  • Christmas Music Program 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Hot Chocolate/Coffee and desserts following program

Nativity Scene

December 17

Blue Christmas @ St. John 4:00 p.m. Christmas is not always “Merry” for all due to experiences of grief, broken relationships, family separation and other personal relationships. This liturgy honors these dynamics which make Christmas blue.

Stain Glass Reflection


We welcome everyone to participate and bring a friend to worship and celebrate this special season!

St. John will be collecting donations for the Christmas Giving Tree for local school children. All donations should be received in the Fellowship Hall by Dec. 17, Sunday.

We welcome everyone to participate and bring a friend to worship and celebrate this special season!

Download the Christmas Events Calendar


Events at St. John

Game Day in the Fellowship Hall

4th Tuesday of the Month at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite card or board game and join in the fun. Plenty of socialization and light refreshments. All are welcome!

July - Teeth and Toes Back to School Collection Campaign!

Christian Ed. and Outreach will be collecting donations through July to help children get a good start for the 2017-2018 school year. We need your help to collect packaged soft toothbrushes, new toothpaste and socks for elementary age children. Socks can be for boys or girls, low rise, athletic, or ankle socks. We will also be collecting school supplies to donate to the local schools in our area. Donations can be placed in the Fellowship Hall in the designated area.  Thanks in advance for helping the young people in our community have a healthy, prepared start to the upcoming school year!

June

Celebrating the Gents of the Church on Father's Day!

May

Celebrating the Ladies of the Church on Mother's Day!

May 7, 2017

95th Anniversary Celebration!!
All former & current members are invited to attend. Anyone interested in joining in this celebration is welcome to join in the special service and potluck celebrating 95 years! Contact Diane McLean or Judy Roberts for more information 288-2041.

Feb

Super Bowl of Caring
A special donation will be collected and given to Love Inc.

The Church

Sunrise on the Lake

Donated Items for Thanksgiving
Baskets for Families in Need

Donated Food


A Report On the Annual Assembly Event

Members of St. John Lutheran Church ELCA in Summerfield, Florida, attended the 2016 Florida-Bahamas Synod, which was held June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016 at the Daytona Beach Hilton. The annual assembly's theme was "Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters" (Amos 5:24).

Susan and Norris Krohn and Pastor Lynn attended the Annual Florida Bahamas Synod Assembly Event. Pastor Pedro Suarez was elected as the new Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA. For more information go to fbsynod.com 

Budgets and Business

Our bishop, Rev. Robert G. Schaefer, and several other members of the Synod Council gave their annual reports. An election was held to fill council and committee open seats, and voting members approved a 2018 working budget. Synod staff gave reports on:

• Global Mission • Novus Way • Mission 100 • WELCA • Together In Mission Grants


Workshops

The discipleship assembly focused on mission workshops and service projects. During a presentation on Friday, Bishop Schaefer expressed in his Friday presentation that "All are equal in the eyes of God. And all means all!" ELCA racial justice program director, Judith Rovers, presented a workshop where participants were encouraged to pair off and discuss racism in their lives and ways to impact change. On Sunday, we received a clear reminder of the need to reshape our culture when we learned of the massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Worship Services

Worship services, including a sunrise service that was held Saturday morning on the beach, were held each day. Rev. William Flippin, our ELCA church council representative, preached at the Sunday morning service and challenged all members to not remain silent. He encouraged us to be part of the solution to overcome social injustice in our society.

Fulfilling Experience

The assembly not only provided members of our Christian church with important information, but we also found it to be an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience. During the event, our interim pastor at the time, Pastor Rick, was acknowledged for being an ordained minister for 35 years.