Summer Bible Study 2019

I Am—Ego Eimi The way He lived and the way He died pointed to the reality of who Jesus was as the centurion proclaimed. Jesus spoke of who He was. In the Gospel of John, He used the phrase “I AM” or “Ego Eimi” in the Greek to reveal who He was. This summer, we

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What is Easter?

I was asked to answer that question briefly, which will be a problem as Easter is at the core of my faith, and every Sunday we celebrate Easter.  In fact, Easter is why Christians moved worship to Sunday while Jews still worship on Saturday, the Sabbath. Sunday was originally the day of rest, but it became

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The Pastor’s Page January

Tolle lege. I know to many of you that may look like gibberish, but those words tolle lege (pronounced toll-ay, lay-gay) changed the world. There was a man in ancient times named Augustine. He is considered an early Church Father. His thinking changed the Church in its early stages. Later, his thought inspired Martin Luther

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Lullaby For A Petrified Sacred Society

by Jason Upton Shut up the windowsLock all the doorsMake sure nobody gets inLearn to protect what is rightfully yoursOr someone will take it my friend We’ll all sleep well tonightWith no worry about tomorrowEverything’s all rightSafe in our panic room We’re building a wallHigher and higherCome join the gospel crusadeDon’t you know God lovesGood

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Ancient Prayers for These Times

Call to Confessionby Ambrose (c. 330-397), Bishop of MilanO Lord, who is all merciful: Take away my sins from me, and enkindle within me the fire of Your Holy Spirit. Take away this heart of stone from me, and give me a heart of flesh and blood, a heart to love and adore You, a

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The Pastor’s Page December

This year’s Christmas sermon will focus on the poverty of Christmas. It may sound like a peculiar theme given the excess of the season. Lights are everywhere taxing our overburdened electrical grid. Decorations are evermore elegant and elaborate and come with an ever increasing price tag. And don’t get me started on the trees—no seriously,

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Preaching Series – Advent

We have a lot to look forward to in worship in the weeks ahead. December will bring Advent and Christmas Eve.               02 December Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Luke 21:25-36 Sermon:  Still…Waiting… 09 December Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12 Luke 3:1-6 Sermon:  Still…Preparing… 16 December Scripture: Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 3:7-18 Sermon:  Still…Repenting… 23

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The Pastor’s Page August 2018

I am really impressed with the music ministry here at St. John’s Evangelical Church. Both our services are blessed with such gifted individuals who come together to share their gifts to the glory of God and the edifying (building up) of His people. We have choirs comprised of kids and adults and one filled with

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The Pastor’s Page – July

With the 4th of July soon upon us, we will see Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, proudly displayed in all sorts of manners. It will wave majestically throughout our land from flagpoles at homes, businesses, and civic locations. It will decorate clothing, memorabilia, plates, and napkins. It will be found on the lapel of

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Summer Bible Study

Summer Bible Study 2018 Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM  Samson’s Story—No Moral Needed Session Scripture Lesson          6/20    Judges 13:1-7 A (Good?)          6/27    Judges 13:8-25 The Spirit Stirs          7/11     Judges 14:1-9 A First Love          7/25    Judges 14:10-20 The Impossible

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Adult Christian Education

We are in need of someone to help coordinate Adult Education or lead a short-term life group in the fall. The goal would be to offer more adult education opportunities and short-term life group, for example book studies As of now, our Adult Education is at a bit of a standstill. Thankfully, our Golden Buckeye

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