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St. John’s Group Workcamp 2014 Helps Improve the Lives of Area Residents.

Youth have traveled to many surrounding states in the past several years to help with Group Workcamps where they build relationships even as they swing hammers and paintbrushes.

This year St. John’s Lutheran Church is sponsoring the Workcamp which runs from July 6-12. St. John’s is hosting youth from churches in Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and, of course, Ohio.

Youth and leaders (close to 400 people!) are staying in Fairbanks High School while they work to improve the homes of local residents in the Marysville/Milford Center area. The gymnasium at Fairbanks has been turned into a giant area for evening programs. Classrooms substitute for bedrooms with volunteers sleeping on the floors. Meals are served in the cafeteria.

All home repairs done by the group work teams are free and include painting, wheelchair ramp and porch construction, and any other building and renovation projects home owners may need.

The groups have devotions every morning and evening. Each work crew also has lunch devotions at their work site, encouraging the people whose homes they are working on to join in.

On Wednesday afternoon, the youth will get a break from all their hard work with a canoeing adventure.

For more information on the Group Workcamps, please visit the St. John’s Lutheran Church Announcements Page HERE and Like their Facebook page HERE.

You can also follow all of the activities with the Group Workcamp by Liking their Facebook page HERE.

Additionally, you can find Workcamps all over the United States by going to the Group Mission Trips page HERE.

Thanks to our wonderful staff member, Margie, for letting us know about this inspiring event. Margie’s daughter, Michaela, is taking part in the Group Workcamp this week. Way to go, Michaela!

 

 

Upcoming Holiday Shopping Events!

On Friday, November 4, from 10 am-7 pm and Saturday, November 5, from 10 am-5 pm, Mainstreet Treasures will be hosting a Holiday Open House to get everyone in the mood for the season. To reward you for stopping in, Mainstreet Treasures will give you $10 off your purchase for every $50 spent. There will be prizes, snacks, and lots of new inventory, including holiday ornaments, decor, cards, and Alder apparel designs.

On Saturday, November 12, St. John’s Lutheran Church and School will be holding their Annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm inside the school gym at 12809 State Route 736 in Marysville. Over fifty vendors will provide handmade arts and crafts, along with home-baked food items, and a children’s gift shop. Lunch will be available to purchase and there will be a children’s area to keep the kids entertained while you shop.

To find out more visit their Facebook events page HERE.

News For the Week.

I promised to update everyone on how the St. John’s girls did in the National Lutheran School Basketball Tournament in Indiana over the weekend. The girls ended up losing and did not get to battle it out for fifth place in the tournament. You can read all the details on the St. John’s Lutheran School Athletics page HERE.

While the girls did not go as far as they had hoped, Margie’s daughter, Michaela Henderson, was named to the All Tournament Team.  She was one of ten girls out of 800 to make this prestigious team due to her extraordinary efforts during the tournament. Congratulations, Mic! We are very, very proud of you!

The next item on our updates for the week is that pharmacy student, Anna Gehres, who many of you may remember from her rotation with us last August, will be back with us for the entire month of April. We are very happy to have Anna working in the pharmacy again starting this Friday. She has promised (at the invitation of Lion Veronica Taylor) to attend the Lions Club Dinner and Auction on April 28 at Der Dutchman. So watch for Anna there and in the store. 

If we haven’t said it enough, we’ll say it again: Shop Locally! And you have a very good chance to do that this weekend with the “Crazy Charlie’s Super Saturday 1 Day Sale” at Lovejoy’s Market. You can check out all the great advertised specials online HERE. If you don’t get a flyer for Lovejoy’s, you can go to their web site each week and look at it in color online. What a deal!

We also just spoke with Liz Troyer while we were having lunch at Jan and Tony’s and her daughter, Victoria Troyer, who used to work here in the drugstore, is in Mexico on a mission trip. Victoria had planned this trip months ago and was very excited because she was going to be helping children in an orphanage. Liz said Victoria is getting very attached to the kids. We’ll find out more when Victoria gets home. Please send her lots of prayers and good thoughts. 

Finally, there are two important birthdays on Friday, April 1–but neither person wanted an entire blog posting dedicated to their birthday (they are a little shy). So we’ll just use this space to tell my sister, Bobbie Timmons, and my good friend, Monica Slota, happy birthday on April Fool’s Day. They are the April Fool’s babies! Have a wonderful day without any tricks!

Update on the St. John’s Girls in Indiana.

Margie has been texting me from Indiana to let me know how Michaela and her team mates are doing in the National Lutheran School Basketball Tournament. On Friday, the girls won their first game against St. Paul, Kingsville, Maryland 40-25. They went on to win their second game 33-30 in what Margie called “a heart stopper!”

On Saturday, the girls, however, lost in a very narrow point spread, 25-22. They will be playing again today and if they win, will then play for fifth place. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think fifth place is pretty respectable considering that they were playing the top teams across the country and there were thirty-one teams playing in this tournament. Congratulations, girls. You did really good! We are proud of you!

I’ll keep everyone posted as soon as I hear from Margie on the outcome of the final match-ups.

Watch a Live Webcast of the St. John’s Girls’ Basketball Team as They Play in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Many of you will notice that Margie Henderson is not in the pharmacy on Thursday or Friday of this week. That is because she has taken her daughter, Michaela, on a road trip to Indiana to play basketball all weekend long. We expect they will be hauling a giant trophy in their mini van when they return to Ohio.

The St. John’s Girls’ Basketball Team (on which Michaela is a point guard and forward) was the winner in Ohio for the All Ohio Lutheran School Basketball State Title. Now they have traveled further afield to Valparaiso, Indiana to represent the Lutheran Schools of Ohio in the National Lutheran School Basketball Tournament. The thirty-one Junior High girls’ teams from across the nation will match up over the weekend to win the national title. There are teams coming from as far away as Texas and Nevada for these games.

You can watch a live webcast of the St. John’s girls playing in the tournament from March 24-27 (yes, we know they are going all the way). We are going to keep an eye on Michaela through this webcast.

The Opening Ceremony will be Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm.

Then on Friday, March 25, the St. John’s girls will play their first round match against St. Paul, Kingsville, Maryland at 11:30 am in the Blue Gym.

If you couldn’t make the five hour journey with the girls to Indiana, you can still watch them on the internet by going HERE.

To access the bracket information, go HERE. You will have to scroll down to the very bottom to find the girls.

To find out more, visit the St. John’s Lutheran School Athletics page HERE.

Congratulations to Michaela and her team mates for playing in this prestigious tournament. We know you are going to win the whole thing!