Summer Bible Study 2018

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?) Start – For background, see: Numbers 6:1-21          6/27    Judges 13:8-25 The Spirit Stirs          7/11     Judges 14:1-9 A First Love    

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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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Pastor’s Page September

As I am writing this, school is just now in session. When you read this, the school will be having a break the week of the Fair. During that time, I will be a somewhat fixated on what my kids will be learning in school…and what they won’t be learning. Of course, they will be

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Why should a Christian Pray?

Why should a Christian Pray? How often should I pray? These questions and many more are constantly heard from people. Some people wonder if there is really any need to pray. This post is to emphasize the importance of praying to a Believer and is listed in no particular order. The reasons a Christian believer

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Sermon Series

Summer Worship Here’s what is scheduled for the Summer sermon series: 03 September Galatians 2:15-21 In Christ 10 September Donna Myers preaching!!! 17 September Acts 10:34-48 Hey, Ducks, You Can Fly! Thus endeth the summer sermon series. REFORMATION 500th Anniversary Series 24 September Psalm 119:17-24 II Timothy 3:14-17 Scripture Alone Sola Scriptura 01 October I

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The Pastor’s Page August

Back in the day, I had the nickname Dog—hence, the dawg in my personal e-mail address. I was working a summer job in my late teens. Early in the morning, I was a little more ambitious than some of my crew wished as they were slowly greeting the day after a short night. One guy

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Summer Worship

Summer Worship Here’s what is scheduled for the Summer sermon series: 06 August Ephesians 5:25-33 John 17:20-26 Holy Catholic Church? 13 August Hebrews 12:3-14 Luke 13:22-30 Discipline and Endurance 20 August Psalm 71:17-21 II Timothy 2:1 Proverbs 27:17—Iron Sharpens Iron (mentoring) 27 August I Kings 12:25-33 John 15:1-5 “Proper” Worship 03 September Galatians 2:15-21 In

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