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Sunday Morning

Worship——–————-—–9:00 am

Children’s Sunday School—9:00 am

Adult Sunday School——–10:15 am

Fellowship Hour After Worship
Second Sunday of the Month

Nursery available (with view of service)

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WELCOME

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at St. John United Church of Christ. We are located in Woodland, Indiana at 63900 State Road 331. Click for directions.


OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to continue our Christian Congregation for worship in the community by cultivating the spirit of Christian love and fellowship, to promote the spiritual welfare of its members, and to advance the Kingdom of God both at home and abroad.


WE ARE A CHURCH THAT

Worships God with joyful hearts and open minds
Looks to Jesus as Teacher, Friend and Savior
Believes God is “Still Speaking”
Includes children in the life and ministry of the church
Seeks to be inclusive of all people
Is committed to the work of justice for all people
Cares for one another and trusts God


OUR PASTOR

The congregation is served by Pastor Jo An Schaetzle. She has a Bachelor of General Studies and a Master of Public Affairs from IUSB and completed her seminary studies at Associated Mennonite Bible Seminary. In 1997 she was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister and in 2000 was Ordained as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Jo An is a Licensed Minister in the United Church of Christ.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Our theme for 2013 is “WORLD TOUR.” We will be visiting Uganda, India, Brazil, Ireland, and United States during the Grand Tour. We encourage you, as a parent, grandparent, or great-grand parent to use this opportunity to expose your children to God’s Love. The Bible School is for children age 3 through grade 6.

Date/Time: June 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, and 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

To register call the Church office at 574-633-4317

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LINKS

United Church of Christ Indiana Kentucky Conference Northwest Association The Whitlock
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CHURCH HISTORY

Rev. Karl F Kranz, a missionary from Germany and pastor of the Zion Evangelical Church of Madison Township which had organized in 1856, helped Zion Church organize St. John’s Evangelical Church in 1869 using twin constitutions written in German. Services were held in the Methodist Church building in Woodland which was no longer in use. Then in 1874 the building was purchased for $175. It stood on the westernmost part of the present property. The services were conducted by the pastor of Zion Church on Sunday morning one week and Sunday afternoon the next week. In 1892 a half acre of land east of the church was purchased from Jacob Marker’s farm and a new church was built on the east part at a cost of $3,057. The church bell rang on Saturday evening at 6:00 heralding the coming day of rest and Sunday services. The bell would also tell of a death with each toll representing a year in the life of the deceased. In 1919 the church was enlarged by adding a Sunday school annex and basement.

In 1934 when the Evangelical and Reformed Churches united it became St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church. In 1957 the congregation became St. John United Church of Christ when the Evangelical and Reformed Churches united with the Congregational and Christian Churches forming the United Church of Christ. In 1967 the building was again expanded and redecorated.



SPECIAL SERVICES
Ash Wednesday
Good Friday
Maundy Thursday
Easter Sunrise Service
Thanksgiving Service
Christmas Candlelight Service
World Wide Communion*
National Day of Prayer
ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Adult Sunday School
    (Sundays 10:15 am)
Communion* First Sunday of the Month
Community Bible Study
    (Thursdays at 7:00 pm)
Christian Service Projects
    (First Wed. of month at 1:00 pm)
Women’s Guild
    (Last Thurs. of the month at 1:30 pm)
Church Work Days
SPECIAL EVENTS
Ice Cream Social
Family Night Programs
Vacation Bible School
Easter Morning Breakfast
Confirmation Classes
MISSIONS SUPPORT
The Whitlock in Bremen
Our Church’s Wider Mission
    (OCWM)
Seminary Support
Neighbors In Need
One Great Hour of Sharing
CWS Blanket/Tool Sunday
Draft Dodgers—Busy Hands
Food Pantry

* Communion open to all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ





574-633-4317



St John United Church of Christ 2017
Mailing Address
St John United Church of Christ PO Box 35 Wyatt, IN 46595


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