The New Testament gospels grant us a vision of Jesus as one who entered into the lives of various people and groups of people. In these moments there is celebration, worship, struggle with disease or mental illness, loneliness, or grief. In some of these encounters there is healing, resurrection, teaching, or rebuke. The gospels share these stories to tell others how it was that people encountered Jesus then. The vivid portraits of Jesus life are intended to help us see how we might encounter him today. Our Lent and Easter worship series is titled Visions of Jesus and we invite you to join us as we seek to encounter the risen One through these stories and our own. All are welcome here at St. John’s UMC – we invite you to come and join with us this Lenten and Easter season.