Christ the King

On this Christ the King weekend, the church pauses for a moment to celebrateJesus’ Kingdom. Each week during worship, we celebrate the victory Christ has over death and the gift of everlasting life, but on this weekend, we have the opportunity to dwell in what exactly Christ’s kingdom is and what it means that Jesus is King.

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Pastor Adam ConnollyComment
Pentecost 25

 “She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah” (1 Kings 17:15-16). 

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Tucker GoodComment
Pentecost 22

“[Jesus said to the disciples,] ‘But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all’” (Mark 10:43-44).

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Tucker GoodComment
Pentecost 16

“A woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about [Jesus], and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter” 

(Mark 7:25-27).

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Pastor Greg BusboomComment
Pentecost 15

“But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children” (Deuteronomy 4:9).


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Pentecost 14

“The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’” (John 1:37-38).

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Adam ConnollyComment
Pentecost 13

“O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want. The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” 

(Psalm 34:9-10).

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Pentecost 11

There is something about a meal that can change things. We are journeying through the “Bread of Life” series, where we are reminded how Jesus fed the five thousand and reminds all that he is the true bread from heaven.

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Adam ConnollyComment
Pentecost 8

It has been a month now since we learned the difficult news that the bids on our long-awaited building renovation came in much, much higher than anticipated. As you know, these higher-than-expected bids required us to push the pause button on the project until a good solution can be found. So, what has happened over this past month and where are we now?

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Tucker GoodComment
Pentecost 7

Who are we? Why are we here? These two questions are vital questions for congregations
to ask themselves over and over again. Congregations that regularly ask themselves these questions remain grounded in the gospel, focused in Christ’s mission, and moving forward in a healthy way.

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Pentecost 5

This changes everything!

These three words are the theme of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering taking place this coming week in Houston, Texas. Based on one of the central Bible verses of our Lutheran faith—“By grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:8)—this theme celebrates what our salvation in Jesus means for us! Everything is now changed!

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Pentecost 4

There is a line in Robert Burns’ poem To a Mouse that goes, “The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew.” For nearly two years now, our Property Ministry Team, Finance Committee, and Leadership Board have been working closely with our architect to plan the timeline for our upcoming building renovation and addition project. We have spent huge amounts of time and energy carefully attending to each and every detail of the project.

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Pentecost 3

St. John’s Stephen Ministry has offered care and support to people in need for more than sixteen years. We are looking for men and women who are willing to answer Jesus’ call to serve as Stephen Ministers.

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Tucker GoodComment