Palm Sunday - Easter Choir Cantata: A Journey to Hope
Current Worship Series
2.22 - 4.9.2023
There are some things in life that we are certain of – aging, death, taxes, and change. Those (among others) are inevitable forces of existence and we are certain of their presence and influence upon our lives. There are other things that we are uncertain of – love, fidelity, lifespan, forgiveness, mercy, worth, among many others things. In some instances, I think that uncertainty causes as much or maybe even more stress than certainty. Spiritually, I would also suggest that we find ourselves dealing with a level of uncertainty. We might find ourselves uncertain about God’s love for us especially considering that God is not flesh and blood. We might be uncertain about the need for God’s mercy, grace and redemptive work. We might be uncertain of our worth or need for immersion in God’s history of salvation. Yet Lent and Easter provides us a focused season to wrestle with and even embrace the certainty of God’s love, mercy, grace, and salvific work made apparent in God’s Son, Jesus.
I invite you to join us this Lent and Easter season for our worship series Uncertainty. Each week we will immerse ourselves in the story of Jesus’ passion and what it tells us about God’s love for us and claim upon our lives. 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
Coming of the Lord
1.8 - 2.19.2022
With the coming of God incarnate in the baby Jesus, we are introduced to God’s new work in human history. Now one of us, the child becomes a man and the work of God takes on an unexpected form. Jesus does not fulfill the visions of the ancient prophets in the way many had interpreted and dreamed for the messiah. Instead of breaking the national bondage and their oppression through power, war, and regaining of possessions, Jesus fights the battle against evil and oppression in whatever forms they embodied in his day. The child of God brought light to a dark world. He battled evil and won. He proclaimed good news by delivering the hurting and marginalized. He invited others to share in his ministry by living in a new way.
In the same way first
century peoples encountered the gospel message, we will journey through them
seeking to understand the Lord who came and who is still our most significant
influence today. His ministry was vital
in the first century; it is just as vital in the 21st century. I invite you to join us as we recall what it
means for Christ to come and how this invites us to live each day. - Rev. Dr. Jim Hoffman
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