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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 […]

December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophecy could as easily herald the coming Lord Jesus as forerunner of the Lord of hosts. Finally all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of the […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – November 13, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Kathy H, Bond Haldeman, Elizabeth H, Tim J, Ron H, Heidi P, Jason P, Katherine H, Melanie E, Donna R, Lorrie C, Greg G, Kathy S, Ron J Absent: Tim B Gather for Devotion: Heidi P Approval of Agenda: Kathy S made a motion to add the guests to the agenda, seconded by Greg […]

December 2, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a “righteous Branch to spring up for David.” The Thessalonians awaited “the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints.” Our Lord’s […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING November 25, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 5:30 pm Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 6:30 pm Confirmation Class (Pastor’s Office) THURSDAY: 10:00 am Area Preacher’s Text Study (Pastor’s Office) 1:30 pm Worship […]

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – Christ the King Sunday

by Dan Wilkinson

Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he […]

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

November begins with All Saints Day and ends in or near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings today tell of the final resurrection and the end time. In the turmoil of hope, fear, and disbelief that these predictions provoke in us, Hebrews sounds a note of confident trust. Christ makes a […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING November 18, 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 – 1 Thessalonians (Library) MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) No Bible Study today 12:30 pm Quilters Meeting (Friendship Hall) 5:30 pm Foundation Meeting (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Optimists Meeting (Room 118) 7:00 pm Al-Anon […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING November 11, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: Meals on Wheels 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: Meals on Wheels 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: Meals on Wheels 9:00 am Rachel […]

November 11, 2018 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost

by Dan Wilkinson

Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares […]