Along with the North American Lutheran (NALC) church, We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world must be a priority of the Church in the present age. Through our actions, prayers, and financial support, St. John's strives to support missions locally, nationally, and internationally.
St. John's is currently helping to support Pastor Didi Panzo and his wife Serafina, stationed in western Congo. Their focus is on community development, counseling, and spiritual guidance. They partner with local leaders who have expressed an acute need for empowering families that are facing conflict and crisis – especially women in domestic violence and children enduring many kinds of abuse.
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St. John's WOTC help to support Troy and Gerri Masters (along with their daughters Lindsey, Chloe, and Cora). The Masters serve in Ghana, West Africa with World Venture. They are focused on partner development and preparation to serve the Akyode people group (an unreached people group).
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Mission Trip - Members of St. John's annually sends workers to areas of the United States that have been devastated by hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes, as well as economically distressed areas, to provide rebuilding assistance. Recent trips have included Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina); Alabama (tornado relief); and the Appalachian region.
We are currently supporting two new NALC congregations as they faithfully continue to grow. These include, Journey of Faith Lutheran Church in North Ridgeville OH (http://journeyoffaithchurch.com), and Oromo Evangelical Church of Columbus, Ohio (https://www.oromochurchoh.org).
Montpelier See and Do Club, whose purpose is supplying goods to those in need.
Contact them at (419) 485-3777. Helping Hand Food Pantry 419-485-5575 or 419-485-3311.
Lutheran Filling Home (a Lutheran-affiliated, non-profit, faith-based provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families). Contact them at www.fillinghome.org
St. John's supports the Compassion Ministries of the Montpelier Ministerial Association, as they help people in the community with basic needs like utilities and medication.
NALC Disaster Response provides assistance for a natural disaster that strikes a NALC church, their community, or in an area where the congregation is able to or desires to provide assistance: respond rapidly when domestic natural disasters occur, alleviate transitional assistance, enable those affected to begin the rebuilding process. For more information contact the NALC Disaster Response Coordinator, Mary Bates (740-509-1132); email@example.com
AA (a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism). Contact them at www.aa.org.
Meetings are held Tuesday at 6:00pm.