Living Letters "Ephesians"
Current Worship Series
5.28 - 7.9.2023
C. S. Lewis once said, “[Paul] is the Christian author whom no one can by-pass.” Whether we like it or not, he is the author or influence behind all of the pastoral letters of the New Testament. Paul cannot be ignored. Further, Paul cannot be ignored because these letters pre-date the gospels making them the earliest documents of the latter testament. The value of these letters cannot be understated. They continue to have vital sway on the nature of church, God’s call to sanctification, and warnings about those who might pervert the Good News. While written shortly after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, they are still informative and influential. As with many things, it continues to come down to the question, will we have ears to hear?
I invite you to join us for
our mid-spring series, Living Letters. Each week we will lean into one of them
discovering their relevance for us. I
invite you to join in on this lively discussion as we seek together God’s
wisdom and lessons for the church.
Remember - all are welcome to join us here. - Rev. Dr. Jim Hoffman
All of us seek and want to find a place where we are welcomed and can belong. Some feel like they can belong anywhere; others question if they belong, even in a local church. We, the people of St. John’s, want you to know that all are welcome here! We want to emphasize that everyone ~ and we mean everyone ~ can come and belong here. St. John’s United Methodist church proclaims God’s unconditional love and grace that is for everyone. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of God’s family. Thus, we are open to all who are seeking after God and desire to be in unity with others. So, there it is. You are welcome here!
We strive to offer inspiring and excellent classical traditional worship. Our choir-led service is filled with stirring music, sermons, stories, and opportunities for spiritual growth all led by our laity and pastoral staff. We believe anyone attending worship will be stimulated emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the purpose of leading a holistic and faith-filled life.
Living Streams is our weekly worship
experience focusing on the practices of story sharing, centering prayer, and
When & Where
Chapel Worship Service | 8:30 AM | Chapel
Sanctuary Worship Service | 10:45 AM | Sanctuary and Online
Living Streams | 1:00 PM | Online
6900 Ward Parkway
Kansas City | MO 64113
Today's Big Questions
4.23 - 5.21.2022
It is easy to see that not all of life’s big questions are universal. Instead, they vary from generation to generation. For my generation (Baby Boomers and older) the big questions focus on aging, usefulness, and legacy among other things. For the now generations (Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z, etc.) the big questions are different. They center on economic justice, climate, gender and ethnic issues, having children, and social media just to name a few. However, no matter what our disparity of subject matter, all of these things call into question God’s presence and activity in the world. We want to know if God cares, does God have an answer, and is God actively doing something to address our questions, especially the questions of the now generation.
I invite you to join us for this timely
post-Easter worship series titled Today’s
Big Questions. Each week we will
immerse ourselves in a particular question, the Bible, and the intersection
between the two. I invite you to join in
on this lively discussion as we seek together God’s wisdom and leading which
addresses today’s big questions.
Remember - all are welcome to join us here - Rev. Dr. Jim Hoffman
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