We invite you to join us in
giving glory to God as we move into 2014. St. John’s is giving glory to
God in our church and school (Jerusalem), glory to God in the
communities where we live (Judea), glory to God in nearby communities
cross-culturally (Samaria) and glory to God even to the ends of the
earth! (Acts 1:8).
It's our stories of the journey
together as shepherds who follow Jesus living and working. We share
these stories with you...
To the Ends of the Earth.
Lent and Easter
Worship at St. John's
8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Monday Night Lent Worship
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, April 13
8:00 a.m. Worship w/ Communion
10:45a.m. Worship w/ Communion
Maundy Thursday, April 17
12:00p.m. Worship w/ Communion
7:00 p.m. Worship w/ Communion
Good Friday, April 18
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
Easter Sunday, April 20
6:30 a.m Sunrise Service
8:00 a.m. Festival Service
9:25 a.m. Easter Breakfast
10:45 a.m. Festival Service
24 Hours...That Changed the World
40 Days of Lent
5 Sessions: March 5 - April 16
2014 Lenten Devotional
This weekend the long
anticipated release of the film Son of God opens in 2,000 theaters.
Sandi and I took in a Friday night showing and I prepared this column
for The Mission with my initial impressions. It’s “two-thumbs-up” in my
recommendation to you; but I might surprise you with my reasons...(Read
This past week Sandi and I had
the privilege of participating in two distinctive and inspirational
gatherings. The first was a continuing education group with pastors and
wives. The second was Christ Church Lutheran’s Best Practices
Conference. A great fringe benefit was that both meetings were held in
the greater Phoenix area. I know you are all feeling sorry for us to
have missed Monday’s blizzard! Our weather was extraordinarily...(Read
I wrote last week about cold
weather and less light draining our energy. I urged us to be “light
catchers” and suggested some ideas to soak up the rays of God’s grace.
While I did encourage us to turn off our TVs as part of that discipline,
I did reserve some time to follow our Winter Olympic athletes. Behind
every athlete of this caliber is a...(Read
to make small talk about the weather; but I feel something is changing
as this winter drags on. I’m having more significant conversations about
this winter that have more to do with the exhaustion this season has
caused for us. We are tired, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I
feel it myself and I see it manifest among us with great concern...(Read
40 Days of Lent
The three fold
approach of “Worship +
Group Life + Daily
Devotional Life” provides us a framework to guide our
Lenten Pilgrimage. The center-piece of that framework is Group
Life. A commitment to a group is a mere five week venture that
will strengthen your faith and deepen your relationships in
Group Life page offers a wide
variety of choices to connect with one of 11 different groups
available, on five different days and evenings of the week
(Sunday-Thursday) to meet your needs.
Meet weekly in homes at a variety of times and places for five
weeks of study, prayer, fellowship and community service.
Visit Small Groups page here
Join us as we take a daily journey into the Word of God,
experiencing the words of Scripture through our Lenten Devotions
that have been written by St. John's members.
Can We Pray for You?
St. John's is
committed to being a fellowship that blesses people near and far
with the offerings of our prayers. We'd like to pray for you and
invite you to share your requests with us. All requests will be kept
confidential among our prayer team members who are standing by to
pray for you and your loved ones. (Connect
with us here!)
8:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Education Hour
Monday Night Worship
Support of the Church
is the center of everything. People need prayer. Through prayer we
can now boldly say “send me God.” A strong bond is created and we
I am in the word daily, I feel God’s presence. I have an easier time
resisting temptation and discerning His will. Reading daily doesn’t
have to be doggedly endured. There are fresh new ways to do it. I
can be on autopilot and it allows God to be in charge. With Him in
charge, it gives
started small groups because I was invited. That simple gesture has
led to making connections and starting other new small groups. I am
open to meeting new people and seeing the resources God has given us
with people and we get to see how He works in our lives. People can
be threatened by church.
Small groups are
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