2023 begins with a special guest delivering the sermon—our very own Dave Beazley will deliver the sermon on the first day of the year after having preached a few Sundays at First Reformed Church the past two months. Then, we will begin at the end—leading up to Lent we will spend time discussing worship in
There are many great things about serving in ministry at St. John’s. One of them is that worship planning in November is es- sentially set. We concluded October by celebrating the saints who have gone home to be with the Lord, which reminds us of the promise of resurrection and eternal life that is ours
In October, I will be preaching through some topics that are near and dear to my. I will be preaching on what I have come to refer to as the back page of my monthly report to Council. In every church that I have served, God has laid specific topics on my heart that are
Feel free to submit topics, themes, or scriptures for sum-mer sermons. Also, you may submit songs or hymns or other elements of worship (like a call to worship or prayer of confession) that you may like to see as part of the worship life of the church. You may contact the pastor or the church
05 June Pentecost SundayScripture Romans 8:14-17John 14:8-17Sermon The In-Dwelling of the Spirit 12 June Trinity SundayScripture Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15See Proverbs 8:1-4Sermon The Great Unifying Purpose! 19 June Pastor VacationMike Cramer, GideonsSummer Series 26 JuneScripture Colossians 1:1-14John 17:20-26Sermon How to Pray Like Epaphras 03 JulyScripture 115th PsalmRomans 14:13-23Sermon Let Freedom Ring 10 July Pastor VacationTom Maurer
Preaching Series In February, we continue the sermon se- ries on spiritual gifts. Like so many churches in our land, we need revitalization. Churches can make dramatic strides when a few people are committed to using their spiritual gifts for the glory of God. This year, Lent begins March 2nd, and our Ash Wednesday service
2022 begins with a special guest delivering the sermon—Mike Todd from CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). Then, we will move into a series on spiritual gifts until we reach Lent. This year, Lent begins March 2nd, and our service will revolve around Luke 10:1-24, which speaks to the power of God’s people will they utilize their
This has been a long year in many respects. One of the things it has given us is an appreciation for previous traditions as we wait for things to normalize once again. It should give us an appreciation for Advent and Christmas. The promises that Christ fulfilled were made in ancient times. Some people probably
Preaching Series For the series on the biblical characteris- tics of a healthy and vibrant church, I have been borrowing heavily from Natu- ral Church Development (NCD). NCD bills itself as “A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches.” Those eight characteristics are: the Eight Key Characteristics contained within the Natural Church Development process.
Preaching Series In the first few weeks of August, we complete the summer series where members of our church and community provide scriptures and topics for the worship and sermons. Starting 22 August, there will be a sermon series on the characteristics of a healthy and vibrant church according the Bible, which will lead us
Preaching Series In July, we continue to have sermons on topics suggested by members of our church. There are still a few slots availa- ble if you would like to share something. The idea for the sermon could start with a topic, a question, or a scripture that you would like to learn more about.