St. John Lutheran Church

The Purple Door Church

1100 North Main St.  Celina, OH 45822

419-586-2332

EVENTS

AT THE PURPLE DOOR CHURCH  

Be Involved

 

The Bible teaches the priesthood of all believers – meaning every believer has a responsibility to minister to others using the gifts and abilities God gave them.  


We believe:

 

We have all been given gifts by God  (Ephesians 4:1-16)

The gifts given to each of us are different and vital to the body of Christ  (1 Corinthians 12)

We are challenged by God to put these gifts into action  (Romans 12:1-8)

 

St. John Lutheran Church is committed to acting on our mission statement of “Making the Love of Christ Known.”  We recognize that people come to our church family with differing gifts and needs.  We offer a variety of ministries which allow people the opportunity to serve others, grow in faith, and cultivate valuable relationships.

 

Here I Am, Lord, Send Me!


Once you have made the decision to become an active participant of St. John, we have many tools to help you find your “sweet spot” in ministry. 

These include:

A spiritual gift inventory which is a short questionnaire designed to help you figure out which gifts God has given you. 

Ministry Opportunity booklet published each year to give you information about all of the different ways you can serve.

A staff member to meet with you one-on-one to help match your gifts and passions with a ministry.

 

If you have any questions or would like to begin the process of getting involved, contact Heather Kuhn, Church Administrator.


February

 

Feb 1st - Men's Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall 8am

 

Feb 2nd - Souper Bowl Donation for CALL Food Pantry - All 3 services

 

Feb 5th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm

 

Feb 9th - Congragational Meeting and Volunteer Lunch starts at 12pm in Fellowship Hall

 

Feb 12th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm

Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm

 

Feb 16th - Youth Pasta Dinner 5pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

Feb 19th- W.O.W. starts at 6:30p

Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm 

March

 

March 4th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm

 

March 7th - Men's Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall 8am

 

March 8th - Youth Pancake Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8am

 

March 11th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm

 

March 18th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm

Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm

 

March 25th- W.O.W. starts at 6:30p

Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm 

 


 

April


April 1st- W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm


April 4th - Men's Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall 8am


April 8th - NO WOW


April 9th - 1st Communion 


April 15th - W.O.W. starts at 6:30pm Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm


April 22th - W.O.W. Celebration Carnival

Free Will Dinner starts at 5:30pm


April 26th - Confirmation Sunday



Mission Trip 2020 - Green Bay, WI

This year we will be traveling to Green Bay, WI for our mission trip. Join us in helping with small jobs such as pianting, building porches, ramps, stairs, and fences.  We will be departing St. John Lutheran June 14th and returning June 20th. To reserve your spot there is a $75 deposit due by Oct. 23rd. 

W.O.W. Sign Ups

Worship with us on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. Preschool-Kindergarten are in the Octagon, 1st-4th start in the sanctuary, 5th-8th in classrooms upstairs and our high school is in the youth room downstairs. For saftey purposes we will need every child attending to be signed up so that they can check in on Wednesday Nights. 


Event Registration

Purple Door Ultimate 5K

Join the Purple Door Pacers for the 2nd annual Purple Door 5K being held May 16th on the grounds of St. John Lutheran Church. We are going big this year for our 150th anniversary and adding bouce houses and other obstacles. We also hold a children's fun run, the cost for kids is 2 non perishable food items for CALL Food Pantry. The cost to pre-register for the 5K is $15 with out shirt and $30 with shirt. 

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The Holy Land is where it all started; the lands into which Abraham first walked from Ur, the land which God promised to Abraham and his descendants. Monotheism started here and this is where Isaac, Jacob, Sara and Lea lived. This is the land all armies and nations have, for generations, aspired to conquer and control, the land where David triumphed over Goliath, and where Solomon built his temple.

 

But above all, Christians need to be here because this is where Jesus was born, crucified and resurrected. Only in the Holy Land will you be able to walk where Jesus walked, to follow in his footsteps, to see and feel the places where the disciples walked with the Lord, where Jesus preformed his miracles and the place where he was nailed to the cross to forgive the sins of all Christians.

Pilgrimage following the Footsteps of

St. Paul 

Apostle Paul was Christianity's greatest missionary, responsible for writing over half the New Testament and spreading the gospel in the first century AD.  In August of 2020, we will pilgrimage together,  walking in the footsteps of St. Paul in Greece.

 

On this pilgrimage we will visit many of the cities that we read about in Paul’s letters, walking where he walked and listening to passages from his letters being read in the very places from which they were written. We will pray together, learn together, and share Eucharist together, all while visiting incredibly beautiful and historic sites and growing together as a community. We will visit Athens and Corinth, and cruise the Greek Isles. In each of these locations we will explore religious sites and immerse ourselves in the local culture.


Kite Festival 

A fun afternoon of kite flying, dinner and fellowship. Bring your own kite or use one provided. We have 5 different catagories each year for you to compete in along with bounce houses, gaga ball and a playground for the little ones. 

Women's Spring Fling

Once a year the WELCA women throw a fabulous event, The Spring Fling. A night full a laughter, food and fellowship. This event is always the beginning of May with tickets going on sale in April.  This year we painted signs and had flowers for sale.

Purple Door Pacers 5K

Our first ever 5K run/walk was held on our grounds this past May with all proceeds going to C.A.L.L. Food Pantry. We had a 5K run around our grounds, a 5K walk around our buildingand

 kids fun run was held out on the soccer fields. For our first year we had 50 participants and donated 26 food items and $680!


Community Easter Egg Hunt

This year we held our first ever community Easter Egg Hunt. Even though that morning was cold and rainy we had an amazing turn out! We are already making plans for next year.

Beth Moore Simulcast

We spent the day with our 'Strong Sisters' getting refreshed with Beth Moore during the Living Proof simulcast. 

Festival of Tables 

A morning of fellowship and brunch. You can choose to decorate a table or just enjoy the company.  Always the first Saturday of December and always a great time. 


Puerto Rico Mission Trip 

Pilgrimage 2019