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
Holy Trinity

In observance of this Memorial Day weekend, St. John’s disciple Ray Boosinger wrote the following reflection, inviting us to experience its true meaning. Ray is a retired Air Force officer and a member of our Military Ministry Team. Thank you to Ray and to all the disciples at St. John’s, both past and present, who have served our country so courageously. 

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On that first Pentecost, God breathed the Holy Spirit into the church and the church began to move in awesome and powerful ways! Everywhere one looks these days here at St. John’s, the movement of the Spirit is evident. Let me outline just a few of the ways the Spirit is moving as God does a new thing in our congregation. 

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Ascension of Our Lord

It’s hard to believe that Summer is just around the corner. It seems like yesterday we were all complaining that it was snowing on Easter Sunday. But, as I look out the window in my office and see the trees and flowers in bloom, and the preschool kids playing in the grass, there is no doubt that summer is almost here. 

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Adam ConnollyComment
Easter 4

 “Let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead” (Acts 4:10). 

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Easter 3

Tim was an active member of the church I served on internship in Ohio. He and his entire family were leaders in the congregation. One thing, however, perplexed me about Tim. While the rest of his family would come to church all dressed up in their Sunday best, Tim showed up Sunday after Sunday in a pair of shorts, an untucked t-shirt, and tennis shoes. 

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Easter Weekend Pastor's Message

WELCOME to St. John’s on this Easter Weekend! We are delighted to have you worship with us! Our congregation’s mission is to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace. We live out this mission through RELATIONSHIP. In fact, our congregation’s vision statement is all about RELATIONSHIP: 

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is called to grow in meaningful relationships with Christ, with each other, and with our community as we are gathered for worship, equipped for discipleship, and sent to care. 

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