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SERVICES
We invite you to join us each week as we worship together, learn together, serve together for the sake of our Lord and His eternal glory.

Worship Times:  

7:45 am Traditional
9:00 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:15 am Traditional & NewSong Contemporary

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March 2015 Calendar

 

 

 

Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday — March 29th      

Procession with palms — begin in the Narthex

Maundy Thursday — April 2nd      

Service with Holy Communion and First Communion

Good Friday — April 3rd      

Stations of the Cross Service — 12 noon

Tenebrae Service — 7:15 p.m.

Easter Sunrise — April 5th  

6:30 a.m.

An early morning service led by the High School youth that captures the drama & excitement of the Resurrection.

 Easter Breakfast

7:15 — 8:45 a.m.

Easter Services

Sunday, April 5th

7:45 and 10:15 a.m.

  • Traditional Services with Holy Communion
  • 10:15 a.m. NewSong Service

Easter activities for the younger Sunday School

children 9:00 a.m. 

 

 

Lenten Devotional is Complete!

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A family devotional written for the church with reflections on the 15 Stations of the Cross that will be displayed within the Fellowship Hall. It is an introduction to the practice of prayer and meditation and will introduce the stations as we prepare for Good Friday. Each day there are daily readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Each of the original pieces of art are by the Rev. Joel Nickel, STS are included within the work to enjoy and reflect upon in your daily prayers. The goal is to bridge an ancient tradition with a new portrayal. The stations follow the pattern put out by Pope John Paul II in his cyclical The Way of the Cross and are influenced by the works of Pablo Picasso and Spanish artist Joan Miro. The learn more about the Rev. Joel Nickel, STS, and his liturgical artwork you may visit his site at www. joelnickelart.com. My hope is that his work will be enjoyed and will lead you deeper in prayer and reflection.

 

 

 

 

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Children in the 5th Grade or above are invited to attend the First Communion Classes on Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Talk to Pr. Chris or contact the church office to sign up by March 10. Parent(s) should plan on attending with your child as we prepare.

 

CPR & AED Training

If you took the CPR & AED classes in 2013, here at St. John’s, it is time to renew Your certification. Possibly You have never been certified at all, but would like to be prepared, if the need, arises. You may by planning to begin Baby Sitting and would like to learn CPR.

What ever Your situation, Jeremy McKinley is going to teach the CPR, choking & AED class Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m., here at St. John’s.

It is $25 per person, but I’m checking into possible financial assistance with the fee. If You are interested in taking the class, call Marsha Hibben 413-2337 or the church office, by April 1st. Middle School and High School Youth are welcome, as well as Adults.

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The Outreach Committee will be working with A Hope Center to organize a Baby Bottle Campaign to help raise money for their ministry. The baby bottles will be available to pick up beginning at the Ash Wednesday service on February 18. Fill the bottles with your extra cash or change and return them to the church by Palm Sunday, March 29. Thank you!

 

 

March Youth Events

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  • GROUP for Middle School and High School youth will meet each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, Lenten Suppers Hosted by MYFROG Families

  • All MYFROG students need to help

March 17, Young Adult Bible Study 

  • 6:00 p.m. at the church

March 19th, Winter Jam

  • Depart church at 4:15p

March 20-22, Sonrise Retreat

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The annual church women’s retreat in Howe, Indiana at Camp Lutherwald will take place Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. The cost is $50 and includes towels and bed linens, dinner on Friday night and brunch on Saturday morning, in addition to the Bible Study workbook and other wonderful goodies to make the stay fun and comfortable for you! Registration will be between March 22 and April 12. Look for Flyers and more information to come in March.

Water Sunday

water drop_9458cWhat would life be like if we woke up each day with the reality of having no access to clean water? What if our kids could not attend school because of diarrheal illnesses and we had no choice but to continue giving them dirty water? This is the reality of nearly a billion people around the globe. The Global Water Crisis is responsible for 5,500 deaths per day and 3.5 million deaths per year. Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Each year on Water Sunday, churches all over the US have the opportunity to get behind them and raise support and awareness for the Global Water Crisis. This March our church will be taking part in Water Sunday for the third time. On March 22 we will dedicate our services to speaking about the World Water Crisis and how St. John’s is partnering for safe water projects worldwide. To find out more about the Global Water Crisis, visit www.watermissions.org and join us on March 22!

 

New Testament Bibles

In the back of the sanctuary, fellowship hall and in the narthex are paperback editions of the New Testament. Please take one and keep it if you need it, or give it to someone you think may want it – a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or even a stranger. This would be an easy way to share Christ’s message, love, and redeeming grace.

2015 Flower Chart

The 2015 flower chart is now in the binder in the library.  Two or more families can sign up per Sunday.  The cost of the flowers is $15.00 per family.  You can place your donation for the flowers in the offering plate on Sunday.  If you do so, please be sure to designate that in the appropriate box on your offering envelope.

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