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St. John Lutheran Church Council – December 11, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Tim B, Elizabeth H, Bond Haldeman, Beth B, Ron H, Tim J, Lorrie C, Ron J, Kathy H, Greg G Absent: Heidi and Jason P, Gus H Gather for Devotion Approval of Agenda – Tim B. made a proposal to move the Church properties to first on the agenda, seconded by Pastor Bond, motion […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 30, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: New Year’s Eve Church Office closes at noon No Bible Study today TUESDAY: HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY! Church Office closed WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Area Preacher’s Text Study (Pastor’s Office) 5:30 pm Chair Yoga (Room 107) 6:30 pm Al-Anon District Meeting (Library) 6:30 […]

December 30, 2018 – First Sunday of Christmas

by Dan Wilkinson

On the first Sunday of Christmas we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with […]

December 25, 2018 – Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day

by Dan Wilkinson

On this Christmas morning the people of God gather to celebrate the birth of the Word made flesh, Christ our Lord. Luke recounts the familiar story of shepherds and angels; John’s gospel tells of the Word that dwells among us, full of grace and truth. The meaning of Christmas is made clear: the light shines […]

December 24, 2018 – Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve

by Dan Wilkinson

On a long winter evening we gather to proclaim the coming of the light. Isaiah announces that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Paul reminds us that the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. In the familiar account of Christ’s birth, the evening sky is bright with […]

December 23, 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and the blessed virgin Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 23, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: Christmas Eve Church Office closes at noon. No Bible Study today 5:30 pm Candlelight and Communion Service (Sanctuary) 9:00 pm Candlelight and Communion Service (Sanctuary) TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS DAY – BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL Church Office closed 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Conference […]

December 16, 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

The presence of the Lord “in your midst” in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the Lord in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with his winnowing fork in his hand, is good news — and cause […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 16, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Room ) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Conference Room) GIFTS Shelter ends this afternoon (GIFTS Shelter) 10:30 am Youth Gathering Meeting (Pastor’s Office) MONDAY: ECHO Toy Drive (Friendship Hall) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Conference Room) No Bible Study today 5:30 pm Foundation Meeting (Conference […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 9, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Kitchen Committee Meeting (Kitchen) GIFTS Shelter begins today (GIFTS Shelter) MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) GIFTS Shelter (GIFTS Shelter) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) GIFTS Shelter (GIFTS […]