Wanda Adler’s Obituary

Adler, Wanda 5/21/1943 – 4/18/2015 Sylva, NC Wanda Mae (Guenther) Adler, age 71, passed peacefully into God’s hands on April 18, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Saline, MI until 2008, Wanda was born on May 21, 1943 to Clement and Jaunita (Sweet) Guenther.   She graduated from Saline High School with the class of 1962.  In January 1964 she married Max E. Adler and they welcomed their first child, Amanda, in November of 1964.  In July 1968 they welcomed their second child, Mark.  Even though Wanda and Max divorced in 1986, they remained close friends up until his death in 2008  and shared Friday night dinners at Mark’s Coney Island with Amanda and her children for many years.  An influential and proud member of the Community, Wanda served on the Saline City Council from 1977 to 1983, on the Planning Commission from 1984 through 1986, and also served on the Industrial & Business Development Commission.  She started the Saline Farmers Market, was a volunteer and board member with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, a volunteer with seniors in Saline and at the Evangelical home, and worked on the Mill Pond Manner housing project in Saline.  She drove a taxi in Saline before becoming Manager of the Saline Auto Wash and Gas Station during the 1980s and later retired as a longtime favorite employee of Niethammer Transport.  Wanda remained a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI until she moved to Sylva, NC in 2008.  It was there that she joined the Alliance Bible Church, a congregation that became a second family to her in her final years.  She was preceded in death by her parents Clement and Jaunita and her sister, Carol (Guenther) Williams.  Wanda is survived by her two children, Amanda (Gary Jordan) Hart of Saline, MI and Mark E. (Jennifer) Adler of Levittown, PA; her grandchildren Jimmy Hart, Joe (Keeley Zabel) Hart, Alyssa Hart, Mark B. Adler, and Joshua Adler; her Brother, Gordon (Daneil) Guenther of Manchester, MI; her nieces and nephews, Danny Weber, Brent (Kathy) Weber, Heather (Randy) Gustin, Stephen (Marchelle) Williams, Kylee (Raj) Guenther, and Dustin Guenther; several cousins, great-nieces and nephews; and other loved ones Tammy Gieske, Brandon Armstrong, and Grant Armstrong of Jackson, MI. A memorial service will be held for her at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00pm with Pastor Drex Morton officiating. Wanda was a fierce and independent woman who was always generous with her time and is loved and missed by many.

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Fellowship Circle Chicken Dinner

This Sunday, May 3rd the Fellowship Circle is hosting a chicken/potluck dinner after worship.  The Fellowship Circle will be providing the chicken, drinks and table service.  Everyone attending is asked to bring a potluck dish to share.  A free-will offering will be received.

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Pastor Drex’s Installation

Join us this Sunday, April 26th at 3:00pm for Pastor Drex Morton’s installation service.  Come and celebrate with us as we officially welcome Pastor Drex as our shepherd.  There will be light refreshments served in the church basement immediately following the service.

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Men’s Group Pancake Breakfast

The Men’s Group is inviting all of the men and boys, grandpas and male youngsters of the Church to a Free Pancake and Sausage Breakfast.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 11 between 8:00 am and 10:30 am.  This will be a great time for fathers and sons as well as grandpas or single fellows to share a great tasting breakfast and some warm guy type fellowship.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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Holy Week/Easter Services

Maundy Thursday Service w/Holy Communion – Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm

Good Friday Service – Friday, April 3rd at 7:30pm

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 5th

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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Potluck Lunch

Please join us this Sunday, March 8th, immediately following the worship service for a potluck.  We will be celebrating the safe return of our friend Doreen from her mission trip to Africa.  Doreen will be giving a slideshow presentation of her trip and will also kick off her next fundraising effort for the people of Kenya that she has grown to know.  Children of Kenya must pay out of pocket for their primary education and some of Doreen’s friends sadly cannot pay for school and do not receive the education they need.  Doreen’s goal is to raise $3,000 to donate specifically towards children that cannot pay for their education and are kept out of school.

Please join us this Sunday to welcome Doreen back and to further our outreach Mission to our friends in Kenya.

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It’s Time to Celebrate

Join us this Sunday, March 1st for Pastor Drex Morton’s first official Sunday with us!!!   We look forward to welcoming him and his family.

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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 21st 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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Welcome to St. John’s Website!

The menus across the top of the page will navigate to to various parts of the site.  The “About” menu will take you to a brief introduction to our church and also contains the church calendar.  The “Newcomers” button on the right will also take you to this page until we can have a dedicated “Newcomers” page.

The “Ministries” menu will eventually list all of our active ministries and link to their page and includes a page for the “Daily Bible Reading” external site for your use.

The “Media” menu contains all of the past events and currently contains the link to the LCMC site.

The “Contact” page links to a contact form that will allow users leave a message for the church.



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