11th 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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Education Appreciation Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday” – Education Appreciation Sunday, September 13th.  Worship 10:30am in church, followed by picnic, fun and games in the pavilion.  Meat, beverages, and treats will be provided by the Sunday School.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service….and your friends and neighbors!  Come, enjoy the day of SS student recognition, good food, good fellowship, games and treats!!  See you there!!!

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LCMC Youth Event Details

Greetings from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bridgewater Michigan.

On August 4-5th we will be hosting the 1st LCMC Great Lakes District Youth Event for Grades 6-12 (adults are welcome as well see below) this year titled 24 Hours of Praise, Worship and Fellowship.  We are excited about this opportunity that has been presented to us and hope that you will be able to attend.

The following links provide more details on the event, including a full welcome letter, speaker bios, agenda, and registration form.  Come on out and join us for a blessed 24 hours of praise, worship, and fellowship!

LCMC Youth Event Greeting Letter

LCMC Youth Event Agenda

LCMC Workshop Speaker BIOS

LCMC Youth Registration Form

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Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, July 16th there will be a Contemporary Worship Service at 10:30am, held outside under the Pavilion w/the Blessing of the Animals.  We invite you to bring your animal(s) for a blessing.  Feel free to bring a photo if your animal can’t attend.  For everyone’s safety, all cats, dogs, horses, cows, reptiles and birds must be restrained by a halter, leash, carrier or stock trailer.  Pastor Drex will be happy to do “trailer calls.”  Please come, invite your friends!  Also, please be aware that no animals will be allowed inside the church.

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Congregational Picnic and Campfire

The Fellowship Circle and Men’s Group will sponsor a Congregational Picnic and Campfire on Saturday, July 15th beginning at 5:30pm.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, potato salad and drinks will be provided.  Enjoy marshmallows and s’mores over the campfire along with games and fun.  Pastor Drex will lead singing around the campfire.  Please contact Ralph Myers or Sue Eversole with any questions.

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Confirmation Sunday

Join us Sunday, May 21st at our 10:30 worship service.  We will be confirming 2 of our Youth.  They are Lena Korte and Patrick DeZwaan.

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Holy Week/Easter Services

Maundy Thursday Service w/Holy Communion – Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30pm

Good Friday Service – Friday, April 14th @ 7:30pm.

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 16th

Sunrise Service, 7:00am with our Youth doing the service

Easter Breakfast following the service

Easter Sunday School, 9:15am

Easter Worship w/Holy Communion, 10:30am

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Spaghetti Dinner

The Senior Choir, Bell Choir and Mary Martha Circle members are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 19th after worship services.  The menu will be spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and ice cream and toppings for dessert.  Please mark your calendars and join us for the meal and fellowship!

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Midweek Lenten Services

Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:30pm – Sharing isn’t about you; you can’t fail….Seriously, so catch the Vision!

Wednesday, March 15th @ 7:30pm – When the Spirit is guiding….You need not fear……

Wednesday, March 22nd @ 7:30pm – You will be equipped to share!

Wednesday, March 29th @ 7:30pm – The Power of Scripture – does the rest…

Wednesday, April 5th @ 7:30pm – What’s next?

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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 March 18th 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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