We invite you to join us in
giving glory to God as we move into 2014. St. John’s is giving glory to
God in our church and school (Jerusalem), glory to God in the
communities where we live (Judea), glory to God in nearby communities
cross-culturally (Samaria) and glory to God even to the ends of the
earth! (Acts 1:8).
It's our stories of the journey
together as shepherds who follow Jesus living and working. We share
these stories with you...
To the Ends of the Earth.
Lent and Easter
Worship at St. John's
8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday, April 17
12:00p.m. Worship w/ Communion
7:00 p.m. Worship w/ Communion
Good Friday, April 18
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
Easter Sunday, April 20
6:30 a.m Sunrise Service
8:00 a.m. Festival Service
9:25 a.m. Easter Breakfast
10:45 a.m. Festival Service
24 Hours...That Changed the World
40 Days of Lent
5 Sessions: March 5 - April 16
2014 Lenten Devotional
Since publishing stories on, “Son of God” and “Noah,” I have one more
movie to share, “God’s Not Dead.” My approach has been to help us see
how each film gives opportunities to engage in faith conversations.
God’s Not Dead opened March 21 in relatively small number of theaters,
yet became the seventh most popular opening for any faith-based movie in
I have a friend that I see and pray with regularly. Like many common
prayer concerns, his journey is one that requires endurance and waiting.
Every time we’re together he facetiously grins and recites the
well-known patience prayer, “God give me patience… now.” We can both
laugh in that moment because there’s a genuine prayer that has
accompanied our journey together. Our earnest prayer is, “Lord, we’re
not patient; so love us, teach us and give us a smile as we wait on
A few weeks ago, I shared my initial
impressions of the film, “Son of God.” This weekend, I saw another film,
“Noah” and want to share a few thoughts from my experience...(Read
Last Sunday, I shared with
our congregation that The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens has voted
to call me as their Director of Adult Ministries. My remarks are
available in writing and if you have not received a copy of them, I
encourage you to obtain one in the church narthex or request one by
email from the church office. In that announcement, I explained that in
our church denomination, pastors do not actively seek such a calling,
but rather individual congregations initiate this by calling pastors.
For this reason, I now have two calls—one to St. John’s and one to
Webster Gardens—and now I must decide which to accept and which to
40 Days of Lent
The three fold
approach of “Worship +
Group Life + Daily
Devotional Life” provides us a framework to guide our
Lenten Pilgrimage. The center-piece of that framework is Group
Life. A commitment to a group is a mere five week venture that
will strengthen your faith and deepen your relationships in
Group Life page offers a wide
variety of choices to connect with one of 11 different groups
available, on five different days and evenings of the week
(Sunday-Thursday) to meet your needs.
Meet weekly in homes at a variety of times and places for five
weeks of study, prayer, fellowship and community service.
Visit Small Groups page here
Join us as we take a daily journey into the Word of God,
experiencing the words of Scripture through our Lenten Devotions
that have been written by St. John's members.
Can We Pray for You?
St. John's is
committed to being a fellowship that blesses people near and far
with the offerings of our prayers. We'd like to pray for you and
invite you to share your requests with us. All requests will be kept
confidential among our prayer team members who are standing by to
pray for you and your loved ones. (Connect
with us here!)
8:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Education Hour
Monday Night Worship
Support of the Church
is the center of everything. People need prayer. Through prayer we
can now boldly say “send me God.” A strong bond is created and we
I am in the word daily, I feel God’s presence. I have an easier time
resisting temptation and discerning His will. Reading daily doesn’t
have to be doggedly endured. There are fresh new ways to do it. I
can be on autopilot and it allows God to be in charge. With Him in
charge, it gives
started small groups because I was invited. That simple gesture has
led to making connections and starting other new small groups. I am
open to meeting new people and seeing the resources God has given us
with people and we get to see how He works in our lives. People can
be threatened by church.
Small groups are
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