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October 14, 2018 – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING October 14, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Library) 11:30 am Hands Only CPR Training (Conference Room) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) 12:30 pm Quilters Meeting (Friendship Hall) 5:30 pm Foundation […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – September 11, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Elizabeth H, Kathy H, Tim J, Heidi P, Jason P, Ron H, Greg G, Lorrie C, Rev. Bond Haldeman, Kathy S, Ron J, Tim B Absent: Gus H, Beth B Gather for Devotion – “Let each be like Christ to the other”- Lorrie C Approval of Agenda – Kathy S motioned to approve the […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING October 7, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: Quilt Blessing 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am First Sunday Feedback (Narthex near marble font) Last day of Book Fair in Narthex! Get your orders in! MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 9:45 […]

October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What […]

Sunday, September 30, 2018 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

Someone is casting out demons in Jesus’ name who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses to see this as a threat. Jesus welcomes good being done in his […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING September 30, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Library) Book Fair in Narthex! 4:00 pm Youth Gathering (Lake Edge Lutheran) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 1:00 pm Chair Yoga (Friendship […]

Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

Today we hear James warn against selfish ambition, while the disciples quarrel over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them the way to be great is to serve. Then, to make it concrete, he puts in front of them an actual flesh-and-blood child. We are called to welcome the particular children God […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING September 23, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Social Statement Discussion (Library) Book Fair in Narthex! MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Conference Room) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 1:00 pm Chair Yoga (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 5:30 pm […]

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

Three weeks ago we heard John’s gospel’s version of Peter’s confession of faith. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.” In John, the stumbling block is Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, given for the life of the world. In Mark too the scandal has to do with Jesus’ […]