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Pastor's Reflection 12/9/16

Published: Dec 9, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 9, 2016
I was visiting with one of our shut-ins the other day and we started discussing the fact that there are SO many Christmas movies on TV this time of year. And I shared with her that I'm not normally a TV-watcher, but there's something I just can't seem to resist about those Ha...

Advent Mission Offering

Published: Dec 7, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 7, 2016
Since we're supporting Feed My Starving Children as our Advent Mission Offering, we felt it would be good for everyone to know their history. Below is a link to a YouTube video that will give you some great information about how they started and how they are dedicated to doing God's work....

Advent Mission Project

Published: Dec 7, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 7, 2016
This past Sunday, we showed the following exerpt from a Feed My Starving Children Facebook post. Please listen to what the CEO, Mark Crea, has to say about the needs for continued and long-term food support needs of the Haitian people. Advent Mission Project video 2 We want to ma...

Angel Tree Donations

Published: Dec 7, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 7, 2016
The UMW women spent quite a bit of time sorting all of the gift donations from the Angel Tree! Look at all those bags, each containing gifts for needy families. St. John's congregation is such a generous congregation! Many thanks to the women in the UMW who organize this mission opportun...

Pastor's Reflection 12/1/16

Published: Dec 1, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 1, 2016
I'm not sure why it took me by surprise, but it did. It happened almost as soon as Thanksgiving dinner was cleaned up. The very next evening … yes, you guessed it. Homes covered in Christmas lights. Santas and reindeer decorating lawns. Christmas music on the radio non-...

Advent Mission Project

Published: Nov 28, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 28, 2016
On Sunday, we kicked off our Advent Mission Project. Each year our congregation takes a special collection in order to make a positive impact somewhere in the world. This year, we want to help feed the people of Haiti who are facing tremendous food shortages due to the damage caused by ...

Jingle Jam

Published: Nov 28, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 28, 2016
JINGLE JAM is this Saturday at 6:30 pm in St. John's Sanctuary. The crazy crew is back with the 3rd annual Christmas Celebration for families and friends. We're having lot's of fun, singing, games, skits, videos, etc. And of course, there will be the Christmas Dinosaur! ...

Pastor's Reflection 11/17/16

Published: Nov 17, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 17, 2016
I was at a shopping mall a couple of weeks ago and it took me totally by surprise to see Christmas decorations already in the works - Santa's winter wonderland was almost complete, with snow, a few reindeer and even a huge red chair ready for Santa. Of course, I'm used to see...

Club 56

Published: Nov 14, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 14, 2016
Our 5th and 6th graders had a blast last night at Club 56. We recycled a bunch of old crayons into these fun Lego-shaped crayons. We still need to package them and include some person cards, but when done, they will be given to children in a local hospital. Great job, kids! Many thanks to...

Pastor's Reflection 11/10/16

Published: Nov 11, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 11, 2016
I am writing this on Tuesday - it is election day. As of this moment, none of us know exactly how the election will turn out. But the reality is that, no matter how it turns out (and, of course, by the time you will be reading this, we will know), God is still in control. I think all ...
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