The Story … As Told Through the Christian Calendar

The Christian calendar tells the story of God and His people by dividing the year into two major segments, each lasting approximately six months. The first part tells the story of Jesus – beginning in Advent with the anticipation of His birth and stretching all the way to Pentecost with the sending of the Holy Spirit.

Following in this great tradition, we too are re-telling the story of Jesus. As we enter into this great drama of God’s redemption, may we hear it again, fresh and new, and find ourselves to be more than hearers – that we might discover ourselves to be participants, because Jesus’ story has become our own.

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The Penultimate


FromI Want to Live These Days With You, a book of Daily Devotions from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by O. C. Dean Jr.

The thrust of the Christian message is not for us to become like one of those biblical figures, but to be like Christ himself. This comes , however not through some kind of method, but from faith alone. Otherwise the Gospel would lose its price, its value. Costly grace would become cheep. . . .

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Bible App

bible appI like to take my iPad with me to Bible Study and so I’m frequently looking for a better Bible app or note taking app to use in class and at home. I’ve probably tried a half dozen different Bible apps on my iPad (all free versions) and recently found the Bible.is. app.

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Where Is the Path to Joy


From “I Want to Live These Days With You”, a book of Daily Devotions from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by O. C. Dean Jr.

“Joy to the world!” Anyone to whom this sound is foreign, or who hears in it nothing but weak enthusiasm, has not really heard the gospel.

For the sake of humankind Jesus Christ became a human being in a stable in Bethlehem: Rejoice, O Christendom!

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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir performed on Sunday, March 24th at the 11:15 am service at St. John’s. Enjoy.

Healthy Lifestyles Classes

Healthy-LIfestylesTwo new New Healthy Lifestyles Class will begin in June and to meet the growing interest we will be having a daytime class. Classes will begin on Tuesday, June 4th and the daytime class will be at 11:00 a.m. and the evening class will meet at 5:30 p.m. Both classes will meet in the Green Room at St. John’s Church and are available for both those wanting to begin living a Healthy Lifestyle and those who have gone through a previous Healthy Lifestyle Program.

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Holy Week And Easter Services

Holy Week And Easter ServicesPalm Sunday, March 24, 2013 
6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 11:15 am
(the 9:00 and 11:15 services will begin at the front door of the church with the Liturgy of the Palms)

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Lent: A Season of Change and Growth!

Lenten CrossOn Ash Wednesday, February 13 much of the Christian world entered into the season of Lent. This season will last for 40 days concluding in the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter morning.

If you’re new to the Anglican faith this season may sound strange to you or “strangely unnecessary.” But there is a good reason for Lent and it has its foundation in Holy Scripture and in the Church since the earliest of times.

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Forty Days of Lent

Lent St. Johns“Lord, What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”
Applying the 10 Commandments & the Beatitudes of the Lord!

Wednesdays in Lent 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Beginning with a Lenten Meal

In the parable of the Rich Young Man, Jesus addresses the heart of His saving mission: to bring eternal life to those who seek it! This Lent at St. John’s we are going to step into this man’s shoes and listen for the same call to holiness!

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Lenten Program

Lenten Program St. John's“Lord, What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?” Luke 18:18

Applying the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes

In the Parable of “The Rich Young Man” Jesus addresses the heart of His Mission – to bring eternal life to those who seek it. To this end He calls the man wealthy in material things to “come and follow Me” (Lk 18:22). This Lent at St. John’s we are going to step into this man’s shoes and listen to the same call to holiness and eternal life. We will reflect on how to apply the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes to our daily life to help us grow into Christ and become an inheritor of eternal life.

Wednesdays in Lent 6:30 – 8:00 pm beginning with a Lenten Meal.

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