St. John's Christian Church

The Church on the Corner Whose Cornerstone is Christ

Welcome to

St. John's Christian Church

Thank you for taking the time to visit us today!  Please feel free to explore around our website.  We are excited you stopped in, and by all means feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  Again, thank you, and welcome!

Service Times

Sunday 8AM and 10:30AM Worship

9:15AM  Sunday School Hour


700 S. Defiance Street

Archbold, Ohio 43502


Looking for upcoming events?  Check out our calendar of events here!

Contact Us

Have any questions or concerns? Give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you.

This Week's Congregational Prayer:

(These weekly prayers are given for unity and prayer guidance.  Unity in the hope that everyone will offer this prayer daily throughout the week.  Prayer guidance in the intent to assist everyone in knowing how and what to pray.)   Father, in your care for Elijah, we see such tender and gracious love, that our hearts are moved to adore you.  And then we hear that you love us as much as you love Elijah and our hearts skip a beat.  Such wondrous love!  Lord, we pray, draw us even closer to you.  And we pray, let our love reflect your love, as we seek to be compassionate both with ourselves and with others.  Finally, Lord, we pray not only to enjoy your love and reflect your love, but we pray for those who are suffering.  May your grace and peace, and the joy found only in you, be rich in their lives this week.  Amen.

St. John's Christian Church



This church acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior of all people.  It acknowledges as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share in this confesssion.


Our congregation has grown from 25 original members in 1852 to over 600 members at one point, with a current membership of 477.  St. John's possesses a strong sense of calling to ministries of mission and service. 


Members can access the digital format of our Church Directory by selecting the link below::

St. John's CC Online Church Directory

You can also download a free app for your Android and iPhone devices - just search for Instant Church Directory in the app store.


For people interested in becoming a member of our local, independent congregation, you are encouraged to speak with one of our pastors.

Expectations of Church Membership:


We have a very busy schedule coming up soon! We want to make sure we keep you posted on all the current events.

St. John's Christian Church


VBS 2019, which will be held June 23rd thru June 27, is on it's way, so get ready to

  “Come on down and visit the farm!”

In “Farm Fresh Faith,” everyone learns God’s faithfulness to Joseph, and His faithfulness to us, too.
Joseph’s life story - his dreams, obedience, patience, confidence, and provision - in Genesis chapters 37 to 45 are the key Scriptures for this VBS. The five daily lessons highlight God is faithful:
- to keep His promises.
- to give us the strength to obey Him.
- to have a plan for me in His time.
- never to forget us.
- to care for me.

 “Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.”
Psalm 36:5 (KJV).

To register online, please click here. Registration forms can also be found outside of the chapel or in the church office

No LOGOS this week because of spring break

March Worship Schedule

       During the Season of Lent, the sermons will focus on the themes of Compassion and Mental Health.
March 10th   Scriptures – Psalm 138, Psalm 13, Luke 12:22-34
                       Sermon – “I’m Not a Raven or a Lily” – Pastor Erich  

March 13th    Evening Lenten Service in the Sanctuary at 7pm
March 17th    Scriptures – 1 Chronicles 16:23-29, Psalm 40:1-2, Psalm 139:7-14
                       Sermon – “Children of God, Wonderfully Made” – Pastor Erich
March 20th    Evening Lenten Service in the Sanctuary at 7pm
March 24th    Scriptures – John 4:21-24, Romans 8:5-8, Philippians 4:2-9
                       Sermon – “It’s Not About Self-Control” – Pastor Alex
March 27th    Evening Lenten Service in the Sanctuary at 7pm
March 31st    Scriptures – Psalm 99, Psalm 23, Luke 8:26-37
                       Sermon – “Understanding, and Community Support” – Pastor Erich

Thursday Lunch Gatherings

    Pastor Erich invites anyone who wishes to gather with him for Thursday lunches - retirees, senior citizens, those who have the day or hour free - free from activities,        from work, etc.

- Third Thursdays of the Month

- Starting March 21st

- 11:30am Gathering Time

- 11:45am Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

- 12:15pm Fellowship Program

- People may leave after eating or after the fellowship program is finished, or anytime they need to!

- Fellowship programs could be table games, group games, a guest speaker, a Bible study, discussion topic with the Pastor, etc.

Scholarship Information
College & Seminary Scholarships
St. John’s Christian Church offers and administers four scholarships:
   1.  Springer Scholarship – for students enrolled in seminary, pre-seminary or Christian Ed. studies
   2.  Nursing Scholarship – for a nursing student who is a member of SJCC and who attends an accredited post-secondary school of nursing
   3.  College Scholarship – awarded to enhance the Christian faith of active members of St.John’s Christian Church who are either attending or planning to attend college in  

        the coming year
   4.  Seminary Scholarship – tuition scholarships for students attending seminary
The deadline for applications is April 1st.  Applications may be picked up from the church office, or students may contact the church office ( to have the information and application packet digitally sent to them.


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