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In October we transitioned back to Phase 2 of the reopening plan moving worship services back online. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 on Facebook Live for services with Pastor Brian.

The parsonage sale is almost complete. Council will decide formally to pay off the church mortgage or not at the November council meeting. Please share your thoughts on this with a council member.

The Ministry Site Profile Team is starting again. All members are asked to be responsive when the committee reaches out with questions to best prepare for our Call Process.

Tay Wilson in Concert!!!

Brand New PeopleJoin us for a fun filled evening of music and real life down to earth people. Tay loves to meet people and be with them where they are, no matter the joys, no matter the flaws.

Concert 6:30 – 8:30 Wednesday April 30

Admission is free; a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the costs of getting Tay to us.

What are you giving up for Lent?

Today marks the beginning of Lent, with the imposition of ashes…

In the traditions of years past it has been an option for people to give up something for Lent near and dear to them. For instance, one year I gave up coffee for Lent, while we were worshiping at a church that was also a coffee shop. I love coffee, so it was a sacrifice for me. I grew closer to God and on Easter morning that cup of coffee tasted oh so good!

But Lent is not about giving up. It is about growing closer to God. It is about understanding what Jesus went through for you!

One of the things I have done in the past and am doing again this year is taking something on. I am doing an additional spiritual discipline for Lent to help me know who I am in Christ.  This year as I did last year I am doing a picture a day for the season of Lent. Last evening I created the matrix for this and if you would like to join me, here is a link to the blog post I did for the challenge. The hashtag for this challenge is #stjls40days.

And remember whether you give something up or take something on, it is about growing closer to Jesus and learning who you are in Him!

Prayer Cubes for Sale!

VFPrayer cubesHave you been looking for a Lenten devotional for your family this year?

St John’s LYO has the answer for you! We are selling Prayer Cubes for your devotional times with your families. There is one for meal times, one for friendship and one is for nighttime prayers.

There are a limited number of cubes available. We can order more if we run out of items on hand.

The cubes are $5.00 each or all 3 for $12.00! All proceeds help support our LYO!

St. John’s Live Nativity, Dec. 21

Join us on Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 pm for St. John’s Live Nativity. Members of St. John’s will perform the story if the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Visit the town of Bethlehem, meet the people who witnessed Christ’s birth. Experience the wonder and awe of this holy occasion along with the shepherds and wise men. Join in the singing of the special hymns and music of this blessed season. The performance will be followed by a fellowship hour with refreshments.

We are in need of people to fill many non-speaking roles and assist with behind-the-scenes tasks. If you are interested in helping, please contact the church office.