Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gifts well.
—1 Peter 4:10
...purpose is to demonstrate the no-strings attached love of Jesus to our community, to show our community that the church is alive and well and cares very much for the people living here and to give people from all different churches the chance to work with each other, building friend- ships and serving Jesus together.
... helps families in need within the Congregation year-round. All refer- rals, gifts and dollar amounts are kept strictly confidential. The leader of this ministry is responsible for working with the Pastors in purchasing gifts, gift certificates, or any other necessary items and preparing them for delivery by the Pastors.
...committed to the care and preparation of all materials used in contem- porary and traditional worship in the front of the Church, baptism, com- munion, weddings and arrange for delivering the flowers after the ser- vices.
...consists of three members of the Congregation with an accounting/ financial background who perform random audits of the financial records from the previous year.
...women who are committed to supporting local mission work by collect- ing stamps and soup can labels. They also sort clothing for the Salvation Army.
This ministry is committed to providing a dinner for the families of any member of St. John’s after the funeral. Volunteers are asked to cook, serve and offer compassion to the bereaved.
...is committed to the care, upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds of St. John’s.
The Fun in the Son Carnival is community event that is held in conjunc- tion with Vacation Bible School. Volunteers are needed to assist with planning, publicity, set-up, games, crafts, food, clean-up, etc.
...takes place the first Sunday of each month during the 10:45 am service. It is an opportunity for children to celebrate their love for the Lord. Children's Church is a worship experience focused totally on children and building their understanding of the Bible and promoting a meaningful relationship with God.
...committed to be in a hand bell choir that enhances the worship ser- vices.
...committed to enhance our worship services with special music and to lead the Congregation in singing.
...committed to enhancing the worship services through special music designed for women’s voices.
Volunteers are responsible for planning, organizing, executing, and publicizing this annual event.
...volunteers assist the Pastor during Holy Communion.
...plans most all aspects of the 10:45 am worship service from scripture readings to children’s sermons to the praise and worship music. They also set up for worship. Volunteers assist with serving communion, collecting offerings, greeting, etc.
This ministry provides fellowship with other Lutheran churches in Frank- lin County while playing dartball.
...volunteers are needed to decorate the Church for the Christmas and Easter season.
... mission is to assist financially burdened families to give girls a prom dress and accessories of their dreams so that they can enjoy their high school prom. Dresses for Divas takes place each year at the end of March and is a one day event,
This event is a community outreach event designed to celebrate the Easter Season. The event consists of a meal, crafts and an egg hunt.
...is managed by three members of the Congregation with a financial background who are responsible for researching and securing wise in- vestments that produce a high return with security of invested principle.
This ministry provides and serves evening meals at Faith Mission – a Christian based organization that provides assistance for homeless men and women on an emergency walk-in basis and is located in downtown Columbus.
....meets once a month to review the financial position of the church, address any financial concerns, works with staff and team leaders to prepare church budget and monitors spending. They also work closely with the Endowment Team and Audit Team
A Christ-centered weight-loss and healthy living program that will help you create balance in the four core areas of your life—spiritual, physi- cal, mental and emotional. Give Christ first place in your life and you will be on your way to a life of balance, health and victory.
Members of this team help to raise the awareness of the hunger issues within our church, community and central Ohio area through bulletin and eagle articles. They also assist with food drives and the local LSS food pantry.
This groups meets on a regular basis to weed flowerbeds, plant flowers, beautify the grounds, etc. Each person is responsible for maintaining a small section of the property.
...are responsible for passing out bulletins before each service while greeting and welcoming those coming to worship.
...meets monthly to make greeting cards for the purpose of recognizing and supporting each other during times of celebration, challenges, holi- days and sorrow while promoting fellowship within the group.
...volunteers prepare breakfast during Holy Week prior to the morning devotions.
Volunteers can participate by reading scripture, leading prayer, giving a “sermonette,” playing the piano/organ or singing one morning during the week.
...committed to taking communion to the homebound members of our Congregation.
...committed to visiting and caring for the homebound members of the Congregation.
...consists of lay volunteers who assist the pastors in visiting our hospi- talized parishioners. Each volunteer is assigned one day a month. They focus on sharing the love of Christ with each other in the hopes of bring- ing peace, support and comfort.
...committed to providing access to a collection of Christian resources to help people mature in their faith. The Church librarians are responsible for purchasing, organizing, maintaining, and promoting the collections.
...committed to supporting activities benefiting Lutheran Social Services such as collecting canned goods for a local food pantry and Campbell’s labels to benefit a local elementary school.
Volunteers are needed to deliver a hot nutritious meal and a smile to homebound seniors in Grove City.
...we partner with the ministry of Genesis Diez to spend a week with children from an orphanage in Mexico and we partner with Royal Re- deemer Lutheran Church in Cleveland to spend a week in a remote village of Alaska. Regardless of the mission trip you go on, you’ll remember it for a life-time as you reach out in love to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
... exists to encourage and equip moms of young children to grow in their relationship with Jesus through fellowship with other moms and the study of God's Word.
Volunteers are needed to answer phones, greet visitors during the week, assemble Sunday bulletins and prepare the EAGLE for mailing.
...is a casually organized fellowship of “seasoned citizens” who gather together on a monthly basis to share food, fun and fellowship.
...committed to caring for our parishioners by supporting physical, emo- tional, and spiritual health and wellness.
...a ministry designed to enhance the worship service through the use of puppets.
...prays for the spiritual needs of our Congregation.
This ministry combines prayer and knitting for the ministry of others including, hospice patients, the elderly, and others who needed a special blessing. This ministry strives to bring God's love through the comfort and warmth of hand made items.
...committed to men encouraging other men to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
...women who possess sewing skills make quilts, robes, layettes and pil- lows for distribution locally and overseas.
...participates in the worship service by reading the Bible lessons of the day to the Congregation.
Volunteers are needed to help with registration and serve light refresh- ments to donors during blood drives.
...is a fitness community. The vision is to create a fitness experience that changes people from the inside out, and this vision is accomplished by focusing on the heart as a muscle AND a soul. People don’t have to get fit in order to be fit at REFIT –our workouts are designed for every body regardless of age, shape, size or ability.
...is a special worship service held the first Sunday is Advent for families who have lost a loved one during the calendar year. A time of fellowship and support is provided for the families immediately following the ser- vice.
Shepherds are committed to making contact with new members at least once a month, inform them of special events and occasions within the church, invite them to attend church functions and help introduce and connect them with other members.
... is a way for people in the congregation come to know and care for one another at a significant and intimate level. Each meeting includes a time of fellowship, bible study and prayer.
...committed to operating the sound system and running PowerPoint presentations to enhance worship, teaching, and ministries.
...an annual program designed to enlighten and encourage members of the Congregation to give of their time, talents and treasures.
...committed to organizing and executing the annual Sunday School Christmas Program by using music and drama.
...promote the spiritual growth and transformation of the children of St. John’s. Sunday school teachers engage in a teaching ministry with chil- dren that emphasizes fun, religious identity, community, and learning.
...is a fun afternoon open to the community that includes pumpkin carv- ings, bobbing for apples, games, decorating pumpkin cookies, making crafts, and ending the day with trick or treating in the parking lot.
...are committed to assisting worshippers, collecting the weekly offerings, ringing the bells as well as other duties necessary to ensure that the wor- ship services run smoothly.
...committed to providing a spirit-filled and spirit-lead ministry that touch- es the hearts and lives of children each summer.
...is a time for the veterans of our congregation to share a meal together and be honored for their service to our country.
...is responsible for updating and maintaining the website for St. John’s.
This group provides a means for women to grow in their spiritual rela- tionship with Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching, prayer, and Bible study.
...committed to welcoming visitors with a gift and information about St. John’s as well as personal follow-up.
...is a group of adults & youth, who serve the Church by acolyting at the traditional worship services on Sunday morning. Adults are needed to provide organizational skills and supervision when needed.
...is a weekend faith nurture event for K through 4th graders. Parents and teenagers from St. John’s make Adventure Camp a fun and memorable experience for children. Event typically takes place at Lutheran Memorial Camp the fourth weekend in June.
...is a weekly fellowship group for grades K through 4th that meets on Thursday evenings during the school year. The kid’s receive a light meal; enjoy playing games, singing, skits and devotions.
... is a simple fundraiser that helps send youth to summer camps. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. John’s. Talk to the youth staff about details.
Organized and led by youth, families have the opportunity to help purchase and assemble bicycles that will be delivered at Christmas time to low-income families in the community. Thrivent sponsors this annual event.
...is the ministry of remembering and celebrating youth at their birthday with a caring note from the church.
This service project is a youth-led project. Blankets are cut and tied and given to the bed brigade, to be delivered with the beds in February. You can get involved by tying and/or sponsoring a blanket.
... honors all the saints, especially those service men and women who fought in the war. We put flowers on every grave in the St. John’s Cemetery in May.
...is a program that helps 7th and 8th grade students investigate the faith given to them at their baptism. Experiences include advances, learning events, Sunday School, service projects, and summer trips.
...are offered during the Catechism years in order to give students an opportunity to explore their faith in a church camp setting. Each class attends two retreats during their Catechism experience.
...are offered during the catechism experience to 7th and 8th graders throughout the school year. Learning events cover the basic parts of the catechism; including The Ten Commandments, Holy Communion, The Apostles Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.
...meets on Sunday mornings, during the Sunday School hour. Middle school youth “trot” through the entire Bible in two years. Each week students learn a Bible point and then separate into small groups to discuss and apply the point to everyday life.
Volunteers would be responsible for publicizing the cell phone drive, collecting cell phones in the youth office, and shipping boxes of cell phones to the recycling company.
...is a place for children to sing and make a joyful noise for God. Practice is on Thursday nights, immediately following Adventure Club and Faith Trek.
Every December, youth, families, and adults go Christmas caroling to the friends and families of our members who are unable to get out during the Christmas season.
Help us keep connected with our young adults who are away at col- lege. This is a relatively new program and we are hoping for a group of people to help us develop this ministry. If you’re interested, talk to the youth staff.
Volunteers are responsible for picking up doughnuts at Jolly Pirate be- tween 7:45 am – 8:45 am and placing them in the Old Fellowship Hall (001) by 9:00 am. Monies are given in advance for purchase.
...is a weekly fellowship group for grades 9th – 12th. Youth experience a place to be with their friends, hear contemporary Christian music, practi- cal faith sharing, small group sharing, and gym games.
...is a weekly fellowship/Bible study group for grades 7th – 8th. Youth enjoy time together exploring their faith.
... is an evening event where soon-to-be-confirmed students share their faith stories with friends and family members. Folks mingle around the student’s displays, drink specialty coffees and fruit smoothies, and join in a fun celebration that honors students, their families, and God!
... is a high school week-end overnighter typically held in April with a focus on fun, faith, and relationships.
High Schoolers meet together on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour for fellowship, sharing, and exploring their faith.
...is a fellowship group for grades 5 – 6. They meet on Thursday eve- nings, for pizza, games, friends, and a creative faith experience.
Held mid-May for High School graduation. Volunteers are needed to help decorate and serve a light breakfast during the hour reception from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Volunteers are responsible for publicizing the ink-jet recycling program, checking collection box periodically, and shipping boxes of empty ink jet cartridges to recycling company.
...are for high school age youth who want to explore the Bible using the IQA approach (insights, questions, and applications).
Volunteers in this ministry publicize and help individuals connect their Kroger cards with the Kroger rewards program. It costs you nothing! Every time you use your Kroger card, monies go to the youth program helping send youth to summer camps and service trips.
...is a leadership-training event for high school youth, 9th – 12th grade, designed to develop and groom Christian leaders for the church. An emphasis is placed on spiritual growth and skill acquisition.
...is a youth led an outreach ministry to children who live in war-torn or poverty stricken countries. Every fall we collect shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and candy. These boxes are shipped to Samaritan’s Purse who distributes them throughout the world at Christ- mas time.
Volunteers help to promote, place orders and deliver SCRFIP gift cards. Rebates for gift cards earn money for youth going on summer church trips and camps. Gift cards are available from over 125 different retail stores and restaurants.
Throughout confirmation, students are required to do at least eight differ- ent service projects. The goal is to plug our students into the life and mission of the church. Service projects offered throughout the year that one can help promote, lead, and/or experience with the students.
...is a four day service experience for students that have completed 7th grade and up serving and helping small churches and needy people in low income areas.
...are collected, recycled, and monies raised go to support the local Ronald MacDonald House. Collection canister is located in the link area.
...are re-stocked weekly. The monies raised help to offset the costs of the high school programming not covered in the Church budget.
...is a weekend retreat for fifth and sixth grader, held at Lutheran Memo- rial Camp, in June. It takes place the same time as Adventure Camp but with programming that is geared towards the intermediate age group with a focus on faith, fun, and leadership.
Held every January, we take high school youth to a concert at the Schot- tenstein, which features many contemporary bands. Adults who love teens and loud music are welcome to come faith web with us.
...is a group of people that aid in office projects necessary for the effec- tiveness of the ministry to children and youth, grades 1-12. Projects include updating email addresses, helping with mailings, creating Power Point presentations, backing up files, downloading digital pictures, filing, etc.