This Week’s Sermon

Sunday, April 29

 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

 

You Shall Be My Witness

 

 

Often when we consider the power of the Holy Spirit we tend to limit our conversation to ourselves and our church community.  We might neglect the fact that the Holy Spirit empowers us for work that is beyond ourselves and our church family.  The eyewitness of the gospels and book of Acts points out that God’s kingdom is a diverse place made up of diverse people.

Our on-going work as a church should reflect the activity of inclusion of diverse peoples.  I invite you to join us this Sunday for worship and conversation as we consider God who grants us the power to include others, especially diverse others into God’s kingdom.  I invite you to join us this Sunday at 8:30 am or 10:45 am for worship and conversation.  All are welcome at St. John’s – please come.

Until Sunday, God’s richest blessings.

 

 

 

 

 

    8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

 

10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

READING:   Acts 8:26-40 (CEB)

 

MESSAGE:   “Power to Include”       Pastor Jim Hoffman

 

 

 

IN SERVICE:

 

8:30 a.m.

 

Lay Reader:   Stuart Shaw

 

Usher:   Stuart Shaw and Jack Shaw

 

 

10:45 a.m.

 

Lay Reader:  Clare Wilson

 

Ushers:  Don Davis, Pete Barth, Russ & Clare Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us in the Rotunda following the 10;45 a.m. worship service for refreshments and fellowship!

 

 

 

 

Adult Sunday Morning Studies 9:30 a.m.   

 

 

 

Modern Christianity (Guice Library)

Study & Sunday Coffee -   Join us this Sunday!  The Modern Christianity class is a casual, fellowship-oriented group that focuses our discussions on applying Christian beliefs to modern culture and contemporary issues.  Our next endeavor will be the “Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study.  It “…provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text.” cokesbury.com.  Please feel free to join us and the discussion – everyone is welcome!  Join us at 9:30am in Guice Library for conversation, coffee, and fellowship.

Lead by Todd Gardner 

 

 

Pathways & Story Tellers Classes (Room 205)

 

 THIS WEEK:  Join us this Sunday in Room 205 at 9:30 a.m. as we continue a new study based on Adam Hamilton’s new book:  “Unafraid, Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.” 

 

Lead by Cheri Leigh

 


 

Children & Youth Sunday School  

 

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL for grades 6 – 12 meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Youth Lounge (lower level).  Video-based lessons and lively discussions. 

 

GOD QUEST SUNDAY SCHOOL for children ages 5 through 5th grade, meets each week at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Education Building.

 

JAM* SUNDAY SCHOOL for Pre-schoolers ages 3 through 5  meets every Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. church service.  Children attend the worship service with their parents and leave  for JAM with their leaders following the “Children’s Moment.”

 

 

 

*Jesus and Me”


A Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.