This Week’s Sermon





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.








Sunday, April 29







READING:  Acts 8:26-40  (CEB)


MESSAGE:  “Power to Include”     Pastor Jim Hoffman







8:30 a.m.


READER:  Stuart Shaw


USHERS:  Stuart Shaw and Jack Shaw



10:45 a.m.


READER:  Clare Wilson


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



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  -    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 is the “Disciple Fast Track,” an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study.  The study promises to provide a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire Bible.   Please feel free to join us and the discussion on Sunday − everyone is welcome in Guice Library for conversation, coffee, and fellowship.

Lead by Todd Gardner



Pathways & Story Tellers Classes (Room 205)


Join us 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 in the Youth Lounge (lower level) at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Video-based lessons and lively discussions.


GOD QUEST SUNDAY SCHOOL for children ages 5 through 5th grade meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Education Building (south side).


JAM* PRE-SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL class meets during the 10:45 a.m. worship time in Room 104! Children will be dismissed to JAM* from the worship service, after the Children’s Moment. 


* Jesus And Me


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