News for May 21

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Looking Ahead Today is the last day of Sunday School and Pier 456.  Sunday School is one part of Christian Education.  Education has been the heart of discipleship and can include Bible Study, Small Catechism, workshops and more!  Today we recognize the teachers among us.  We continue to welcome student interns in our midst and […]

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News for May 14

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Theme of the Day Today is Mother’s Day and the fourth commandment, honor thy father and mother, reminds us that this honor is for everyday. Our mission at St. John’s is to tell the story. Today we welcome Gail and Melissa Blauvelt, a mother and daughter from St. John’s sharing the story of courage, love […]

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News for May 7

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Theme of the Day Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us […]

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News for April 30

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Theme of the Day Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them, and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts […]

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News for April 23

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Theme of the Day In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be […]

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News for April 16

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Theme of the Day On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the “eighth day” of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new creation in the waters of baptism and in the feast of […]

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Holy Week 2017

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Worship Schedule: Maundy Thursday 1pm in the Chapel 7pm in the Chapel Good Friday 1pm in the Chapel 7pm in the Worship Center Easter 6:30am Sunrise Service, Chapel 8:08am Traditional service, Worship Center 9:38am Contemporary Service, Worship Center 11:08am Traditional service, Worship Center Communion at all services

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News for April 9

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Theme of the Day Today’s liturgy begins with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Quickly the tone of the service changes as we meditate upon Jesus’ passion and death. Because this story is so central to our faith, we hear Matthew’s account of the passion today and John’s version on Good Friday. […]

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News for April 2

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Theme of the Day In today’s gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God’s promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that […]

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News for March 26

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Theme of the Day Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. I was blind, but now I see, declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God’s beloved sons and daughters. As […]

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