Join us as we study Christ’s final words on the cross. This video study titled It is Finished is available on RightNow Media. Join us in the Parish Life Center prior to 7 p.m. worship or choose to do this study with your current small group. To sign up, connect with a group, and/or to obtain study materials, contact Alicia Huntley, Director of Small Group Ministries, at email@example.com.
Our midweek Lenten worship series will begin this coming Wednesday, February 21 and continue throughout the five Wednesdays during Lent. Wednesday worship services will be held at both 12:15 p.m. in the PLC Lobby and at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Worship themes include: Forgive Them, Paradise, Family, OMG and Thirst. Make Wednesday worship part of your Lenten discipline this year as, together, we journey toward the cross.
Bring your preschooler and get a taste of what it would be like to be a part of our preschool family. There will be activities for the children and information for the parents. St. John's Lutheran Preschool offers classes for 2 1/2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds in a morning or an afternoon session. We also offer a weekly parent-child class for toddlers.
A series of Grief Support Gatherings for anyone who has experienced the death of a person whom they loved from January 4 through February 8. Pastor Pam will lead the group as we meet on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 in the Parlor. While we may grieve many kinds of losses, this gathering is for those who have lost a loved one. The death may have been recent,or could have occurred in the past. To register, please call the church office, 217.793.3933. If you have questions, please get in touch with Pastor Pam
On December 20, Glenwood High School Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Group Fusion, directed by Jeff Gemar, will entertain us with songs of the season. Lunch will be served at 12 noon with musical entertainment from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. All are invited. Please bring your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great music and enjoy delicious soup and fellowship!
Saturday, December 16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., join the clients from UCP in the PLC as we celebrate Christmas with a festive event. There will be cookies, cocoa, and a carol sing-a-long led by members of the St. John’s Choir. For those who purchase gifts for the UCP participants, this is a perfect opportunity to give those gifts in person. Contact Janet Moulton (971.9535) or Pastor Adam (pconnolly@ stjohns-springfield.org) if you have any questions.
December 9, 5:00p.m.
December 10, 8:00a.m.
December 10. 10:30a.m.
Join St. John’s Lutheran Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra as we present this candlelight Advent journey, celebrating the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy and love. The cantata culminates in the birth of Christ. Musical selections included in this cantata include O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; How Great Our Joy; Love Came Down at Christmas; and Silent Night. The narration relates to the wisdom of ancient scripture as well as to our 21st-century lives. These beautiful pieces have a new, contemporary verse for each Carol which adds relevance to their meaning in today’s world. Childcare will be provided.
Nativity Scene Festival Before and After the Cantatas in the AMR
Come and view the wide array of nativity scenes from all over the world, shared by members of our community. A drawing will be held for all those that attend to win a nativity scene. If you are interested in displaying your Nativity scene, an entry form is available at the Church office. Fill out the required information and return it to the Altar Guild mailbox. If you have displayed your scene in previous years, please consider displaying it again.