Epiphany 3

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God” (Mark 1:14).

With the addition of a Full-Time Director of Media and Communications here at St. John’s in mid-2017, we have already seen many significant improvements in how we communicate our many ministries both inside our congregation and in our community. We have an entirely new website that is much more interactive and user-friendly. We are in the midst of transitioning our monthly Eagle newsletter to a quarterly Eagle magazine. We have incorporated our congregation’s new logo into all of our print and online media. This weekend, you are experiencing a newly designed and easier-to-read Messenger. And, we now are live-streaming one of our worship services each week on-line! Many good things are happening!

I am excited to share with you one additional new thing that is happening that will help us all stay better connected and informed of what’s going on at St. John’s. Just this past week, we launched a completely new and redesigned calendar on our church website – www.stjohns-springfield.org. This new calendar will update itself every 15 minutes and will include the most up-to-date information about everything that is going on in the life of the congregation.

To access the calendar on the webpage, simply click on the three small horizontal bars in the righthand corner of the webpage. These menu tri-bars will display our website menu. Simply click on “Calendar” and the current month’s calendar will appear. You have several display options once you access the calendar. You can view events either by month or by week. You may also access ministry-specific calendars, such as a calendar for Adult Ministries, Youth Ministries, or Children’s Ministries. If you want to learn more about a specific event, simply move your cursor over the event and an information box will appear. 

This new online calendar replaces the printed monthly calendars that used to be printed in the monthly Eagles. It is now the most accurate, thorough, and up-to-date calendar for everything that’s going on at St. John’s. I invite you to check it out and access it regularly to keep informed. The way we communicate with one another is rapidly changing. Our new online calendar is yet one more way we are sharing the good news with new and ever-changing generations for the sake of Christ’s gospel.


Becoming NEW +

Pastor Greg