News for December 4

on December 2, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and […]

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Congregation Meeting Notes

on November 29, 2016 News with 0 comments

Missed our congregational meeting in November? Click here to download the meeting notes and here to download the slides from the meeting.

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News for November 27

on November 23, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the day. The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy […]

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News for November 20

on November 18, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears so utterly contradictory that the king should be crucified with the criminal. This victory appears for all the world as ignominious defeat. […]

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News for November 13

on November 11, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the “meantimes.” The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation […]

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Understanding Your Teenagers Seminar

on November 9, 2016 News with 0 comments

It’s no secret that the teenage years can be weird and turbulent. As parents, grandparents, or anyone else who cares about teenagers, it can be confusing and frustrating to figure to the best things to say to and do with the teens that we care about. Based on research in adolescent development and youth culture, come to […]

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News for November 6

on November 4, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest,” who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath […]

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News for October 30

on October 28, 2016 News with 0 comments

Bulletin calendar Prayer List St. John’s Weekly SJW Insert

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News for October 23

on October 21, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day Genuine repentance and pretentious piety stand in stark contrast in the gospel and all around us. All creation stands in need of God’s forgiveness. Keep the faith. God’s people—“all who have longed for his appearing”—shall be accounted righteous for Jesus’ sake. Our God is merciful to sinners. For all this the […]

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News for October 16

on October 14, 2016 News with 0 comments

Theme of the Day Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine […]

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