COVID-19 Information

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church takes the health and safety of our church family and community very seriously.  Because coronavirus has become a worldwide concern, St. John's church will likely not be meeting in assembly until after Easter Sunday. Please check here often for further updates.

Weekly readings and sermons will be posted on this website and St. John's Facebook page.

In Christ,
Bruce Nitz, Council President

Letter to St. John's from Pastor Dennis Smith
April 15, 2020
How You Can Help
Note from Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop ELCA

Area Agency on Aging Launches Friendly Caller Program for Isolated Seniors

Seniors are encouraged to call 269-408-4332 to speak to an Area Agency on Aging staff member. Click here for information.

Our MI Choice Waiver Home and Community Based Services Program is accepting new clients. Call (800) 654-2810 or visit:

Area Agency on Aging IV - Mi Choice Waiver

Stress Concerns

We have been through a lot in the first few weeks of social distancing. 
We are beginning to hear and see signs of stress. 
Children are beginning to ask serious questions. 
Attached are a few more resources for identifying stress and talking to children about the virus. 
We at the synod office pray for you all daily and look forward to the time we can be together again. As always, if you have specific questions, or need help, please call.
  Talking About StressTypical ReactionsTalking to ChildrenTalking With Children About Coronavirus
Rev. David E. Sprang
Assistant to the Bishop
Director of Evangelical Mission
North West Lower Michigan Synod - ELCA 
517-331-8497 cell
May 29, 2020 ... New York Times article emphasizes the importance of degree of exposure. The pathogen is proving a familiar adage: The dose makes the poison.
Information from the State of Michigan and CDC is available from this link.
Helpful link for stress concerns
You are invited to follow Pandemic Hope: A family devotional for life during COVID-19

Interfaith Action Launches Weekly Wednesday Prayers for Compassion and Hope

Pope Francis has asked the global community to join together Wednesday, March 25th in the "universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness.”

Each Wednesday beginning March 25th, Interfaith Action will e-mail a prayer by one of our Interfaith leaders and will also post it on our Facebook page. This Wednesday, April 13, Michael Nixon, Esq. Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Andrews University offers a prayer for compassion and hope.

God Bless You!



St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Mail Address:
P.O. Box 67
Baroda, MI 49101

Physical Address:
9193 Cleveland Avenue
Baroda, MI 49101

Office: 269-422-1449

Rev. Vicky Blough, Interim Pastor

Office: Mon - Thu: 9 a.m. - Noon

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