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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Preaching Schedule May 2018

Through the Lent and Easter seasons, the sermons have centered around who we are in Christ. In May, the sermons move to the life we lead in the Spirit. After all, the Holy Spirit is the Father’s gift to us after Jesus ascended into heaven. We were not left orphans but given a Helper, who

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Pastor’s Page April

Every year, when the calendar changes, we always check to see when Easter will be. Being that it moves, this is always important as it impacts so much of our spring programming, worship, and other ministries. This year is one of those times when Easter falls on April first, which often receives some sideways glances

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Preaching Schedule April 2018

Worship Theme: We Are Purplish? There really isn’t a theme for April, so that means you may have to endure some talk about purple and Johan the platypus. In April, we will think about what we are called to do and be in the light of the Resurrection, and we will have a chance to

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The Pastor’s Page – February

Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th this year—yes, that means if you are going to give up chocolates or desserts for Lent you may want to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Fat Tuesday—the English translation of Mardi Gras. Ash Wednesday inaugurates our Lenten journey—a tradition we still hold onto at St. John’s Evangelical Church. There are

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Pastor’s Page November

H ow do you measure success? What would cause you to give great Thanksgiving? Sometimes, we think we will do it when “our ship comes in” or our lottery numbers hit. We tell ourselves, “I give great thanks when I’m king of the hill, top of the heap,” or something like that. But is giving

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Pastor’s Page October

David Bowie once sang: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time Of course, the song was entitled Changes. It’s an apt song for this

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