___________________________________________________________________________________________

Join us Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for Bible Study by phone.
We are currently studying the book of John.
Conference Line: (712) 770-4710; Passcode: 504674#.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

St. John's cares about its members and visitors and places their welfare first, therefore,
our in-person worship services have been cancelled until further notice.
We are providing a shortened service with Pastor's message each weekend,
making it available on this website and on our FaceBook page.

Click on the images below - Stay safe and God Bless!

_

A drive through communion service will be held at St John Saturday April 4th from 5:00-6:00pm, Sunday April 5th from 8:45-9:45am, and also at Zion Lutheran in Lorain at 10:30-11:30am.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

A Word for this Week” - Pastor Bill Mugnolo

Week of March 16-22, 2020: “To Be at Peace” … Romans 5:1-2

Perhaps the biggest news story since the 9/11 attacks is taking place right now in the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. There have been event cancellations, travel bans, and stock market downturns. There are all manner of sanitary precautions that are being taken to check the spread of this disease. At both St. John and at Zion there are such precautions now in place for our gatherings together for worship, Bible Study, and other events.

But even amidst worldwide concern and even panic, there will be limits as to the overall impact of the coronavirus. Let’s just say that 330,000 people in the United States were to die from this virus—an exceedingly high amount. This would still just be 1/10th of one percent of our total population. By comparison, I would like for you to consider the actual impact of another “virus” in the world.

This virus has been in our world now for thousands of years. All but one person who has ever lived has been infected by it. It impacts our entire lives and is at the root of all other diseases—including the coronavirus. Even with treatment, it has a 100% fatality rate and even could have consequences beyond this present life. And yet the vast majority of the world’s people are ignorant of this virus, its effects, and they don’t even want to have to deal with it!

This all pervasive, worldwide virus is, of course, sin. Thankfully, it does have a cure in the only one that was without it—Our Lord Jesus Christ. To trust in Him means to have peace with God and eternal life where the presence of the sin virus will be unknown (Romans 5:1-2). To have Christ also means to be at peace even amidst the coronavirus scare knowing that Our Lord works out all things together for good for those who know Him and are called according to His purpose (John 14:27, Romans 8:28).

It is my hope and prayer that this present crisis leads many to see their greatest “viral condition” and find their only hope and cure in Christ. May we, who are in Him, all be at peace during these turbulent times.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Elyria's Mayor Frank Whitfield visits with St John's senior excersize group on March 3rd.

PASTOR JIM UPDATE

Senior Exercise is held at 10 a.m Tuesdays and Fridays in our gym and it is FREE!
Come join us!