24 May: News for May 26

Theme of the Day TODAY: We welcome new members by baptism and affirmation of Baptism. See the insert for blurbs and help us welcome all! We Join the Story on Act 6 of the Bible about the mission for “the church”: Romans 6:1-14 Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly SJW Insert  

17 May: News for May 19

Theme of the Day TODAY: We Join the Story on Act 6 of the Bible about the mission for “the church”: Romans 5:1-11 Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

10 May: News for May 12

Theme of the Day TODAY: we Join the Story on Act 6 of the Bible about the mission for “the church”: Romans 1:11-17 When we tell the story, we are building up believers of all backgrounds. What does the Gospel mean to Paul? What does the Gospel mean to you? How is the Gospel the saving power of God and engaging us? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

03 May: News for May 5

Theme of the Day TODAY: we Join the Story on Act 6 of the Bible about the mission for “the church”: Romans 1:1-10 We are introduced to the meaning of the Gospel through a letter from Paul to the beloved church in Rome. Why is the story of Easter so urgent for all people? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

26 Apr: News for April 28

Theme of the Day TODAY: we Join the Story on Act 6 of the Bible about the mission for “the church”: Matthew 28:16-20 God calls us to take an active role in sharing the good news. Where in your life is it hard to share the good news? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

19 Apr: News for April 21

Theme of the Day TODAY: Easter Kindness Rocks Roll Out Kindness Rocks are rolling out thanks to the intergenerational project of Senior Ministry and Children and Family Ministry!  Today children and adults can take a rock and share signs of resurrection good news! Where will they go in the community?  In a park? On a trail?  In a parking lot?  TIP: Do not to place the rock on any area that might be mowed or on private property without permission.  Each rock will be in a bag with instructions for pick up. When you place the rock, take a picture and post it to your favorite social media. The rocks will have this label: If you find me, snap a picture #EasterKindnessRocks TODAY: Easter rock video by Patti Rokus with permission “Why rocks and pebbles? Well, truth be told, they chose me. I was compelled to pick them up. And…

12 Apr: News for April 14

Theme of the Day TODAY: Welcome to the Festival of Palm Sunday! The first day of Holy Week: Jesus enters Jerusalem.  The crowd wonders if this Messiah will challenge Rome and become the King of Israel.  Jesus will head to the temple to overturn the religious gimmicks.  Do we hear the children in the Gospel reading today? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

05 Apr: News for April 7

Theme of the Day TODAY we Join the Story on Act 5 Jesus: : Matthew 25 Since we are in a time of Lent, we are reminded we are called to anticipate Restoration and stay in community with other Christians. Question: How do we exclude others from community in Christ? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

22 Mar: News for March 31

TODAY We Join the Story on Act 5 Jesus: : Matthew 22 Lent is a forty-day season of preparation to follow Jesus through the Cross. Today Jesus tells a parable reminding us that Failure to respond to God’s call is nothing short of tragic. Q: Who might surprise us to be seated at God’s table? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly  

15 Mar: News for March 17

Theme of the Day Today in worship, we will be hearing the parable of the laborers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Our communion wine today is from Boordy Vineyards. Join Pastor Sarah at 1pm at Boordy Vineyards to dive deeper into the Scripture and explore a vineyard in our own backyard!  Must be 21 or older.  We will engage in a conversational Bible study (with optional wine tasting and glasses for purchase), followed by an optional vineyard tour connecting our community with the biblical parables. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly