Advent/Christmas Schedule

As we approach the “Holy Days” of the season – this is our worship schedule:

Wednesday, December 7th -  7:30pm – Midweek Advent Service

Sunday, December 11th - 3rd Sunday in Advent – Sunday School, 9:00am with SS Christmas Eve Program practice; Worship w/Holy Communion, 10:30am.

Wednesday, December 14th – 7:30pm – Mid-week Advent Service.

Sunday, December 18th -  4th Sunday in Advent – Sunday School, 9:00am with SS Christmas Eve Program practice; Worship w/Holy Communion, 10:30am with our Senior Choir performing a Christmas Cantata.  Christmas Caroling; 2:30pm.

Wednesday, December 21st – 7:30pm - Mid-week Advent Service

Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve – 3:00pm, Traditional “German Carol” service.  7:30pm, Sunday School Christmas Eve program.  11:00pm, Festive Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 25th – No Sunday School; Worship w/Holy Communion, 10:30am.

Sunday, January 1st - No Sunday School; Worship w/Holy Communion, 10:30am.

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Mid-week Advent Services

During the month of December on the 7th, 14th, and 21st, we will be offering Wednesday Advent Worship as a way to prepare for the Savior.  Services will be held at 7:30pm.

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Advent by Candlelight

All women invited to our Advent by Candlelight.  This year it will be held on Sunday, November 27th at 4:00pm.  Sign-up sheets for tables are available in the overflow room.  Decorate a table and ask some friends to share with us the preparation for the advent season.  All women of St. John’s are asked to either a bring dessert or appetizer that will feed 12.  Any questions, please see Shirley Kruger

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Food Drive

Because it is a great tradition of reaching out to others this Holiday Season, we will once again be collecting Non-Perishable Food Items for the Manchester Community Resource Center (CRC) and the Clinton Food Bank, during the month of November.  Non-perishable items such as soups, pastas, cereal, baking items, etc.  Especially appreciated are items for holiday baking!  There is a table in the overflow room for your donations.  How many tables can we fill?  This is being sponsored by the Outreach Committee.

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Euchre Night!

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Bridgewater invites card players of all types for a fun night of Euchre and Family Games.

Join us on November 5th from 7 – 10 p.m. for a fun night of Euchre.  Dominoes, board games and supervised games for children will be provided.  All welcome!!!!  Come out of the Cold – and into the Fun!!

Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

All ages and skill levels welcome.  Bring a partner or a friend who wants to learn!


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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Mary Martha Circle with the help of the Men’s Group will be sponsoring a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the entire congregation on Sunday, November 13th after services.  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and beverages will be furnished.  Families attending are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert.  Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet in the overflow room or to Sue Weidmayer or Louise St. Clair by November 6th if you plan on attending.

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Angel Painting Class

Easy for Beginners Angel Painting Class with Truth Be Told Artist Stephanie Long.  Tuesday, November 1st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm here at St. John’s.  Stephanie will lead you and your friends step-by-step through a design to create a canvas you can take hoe at the end of the party.  You’ll have fun even if you can’t draw a stick figure!!  Please bring a friend, your favorite beverage and a snack to share.  The cost is $30.00 for materials.  Any questions, please see Donna Marion.

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10th Annual Priceless Toy Box

We are once again collecting new and gently used toys for this program.  This mission is located in Jackson, MI.  It allows parents to shop for Christmas gifts to give their children.  Without this program, these children would NOT have a blessed Christmas.  We are also collecting personal care products for family gift bags; shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, dental floss, toothbrushes/paste, washcloths, shavers, lotions etc.  Also Ziploc bags of all sizes, batteries, baby wipes and Mr. Clean erasers.  In November we will be going and helping at this mission like we have in previous years.  There is a “Toy Box” in the overflow area to collect the toys and other items.  If you have any questions, please see Sue Eversole.

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Trunk ‘r’ Treat!

St. John’s 6th Annual Trunk ‘r’ Treat on Sunday, October 30th.

3-5 pm

Not so Spooky Alternative to Trick or Treat!

Refreshments provided.  BONFIRE, GAMES, Costumes are encouraged!!  Community is Welcome

St. John’s Church

8805 Austin Rd. Bridgewater



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Flu Shots

Join us at St. John’s for the annual Flu-Shot clinic.  The date this year is October 9th immediately following worship before the picnic.  Billing will be sent to Medicare for those eligible and those that are not eligible can receive a free shot provided by EVH. Sign up sheets are available at the church.  Please sign up so that an accurate count of doses can be established.

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