27 Mar: News for March 29

Dear friends and family of St. John’s, We are all learning together in this state of emergency against the spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. St. John’s is closed until further notice including our worship. Please join in praying for those on our prayer list. Prayer List

20 Mar: News for March 22

Dear friends and family of St. John’s, We are all learning together in this state of emergency against the spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. St. John’s is closed until further notice including our worship. Please join in praying for those on our prayer list. Prayer List

13 Mar: News for March 15

Considering the latest virus updates and Maryland declaring a state of emergency against the spread of novel coronavirus, along with the disease COVID-19…we are closing St. John’s until March 30 including our worship. Everyone please worship from home. Splash and 9:38 Children’s Ministry are cancelled. 9:38 worship staff will record worship, music and message Sunday morning and post on our web site as soon as possible Sunday afternoon. This is the only worship service for which we have ccli video licensing coverage. We are canceling all non-essential events and activities until March 30 in order to reduce risk. This includes First Communion, Splash Workshops, Bible Studies, Confirmation, Oasis, Jubilees, Prayer Group, Exploratory and Search Teams etc. For this reason, we will work with our community partners and are revising our Amazing Grace Tuesday 3/17 plan to make bag lunches at St. John’s kitchen 9 am -11 am and will deliver…

Theme of the Day Today’s Worship Reading Mark 10:32-52 Mark’s Gospel shows that even on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus is healing and meeting people on the street. What are some of the disciples focused on? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

28 Feb: News for March 1

Theme of the Day Today’s Worship Reading Mark 7:1-15 Jesus is confronted by religious leaders about keeping the rules and traditions. Is Jesus saying there should be no rules? What does it mean to practice one’s faith? There is a bookmark in the Bible for you to take home. Since September, our readings in worship journey through the Bible. St. John’s has focused on a story each week, not just in worship, but also in children’s ministry, youth ministry, and adult groups. There are seven main acts of the Bible: 1. Creation 2. Fall 3. Promise 4. Israel 5. Jesus 6. The Church 7. Restoration Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly  

21 Feb: News for February 23

Theme of the Day Today’s Worship Reading Mark 8:27-9:8 Today is considered the grand finale of Epiphany with Festival of Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain revealing his glory as the Son of God. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

14 Feb: News for February 16

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

07 Feb: News for February 9

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Last week we heard a dramatic reading of Jesus healing a man known as Legion. Today we hear another healing story. What does healing mean? Why does healing take so long? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

31 Jan: News for February 2

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Today we hear a dramatic reading of Jesus receiving and healing for a man known as Legion. What kind of healing do we need? Can this healing be shared in a community? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

24 Jan: News for January 26

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Today in the 2nd chapter of Mark disciples are following Jesus from town to town. Jesus is drawing crowds who are desperate for healing. What kind of healing do we need? Can this healing be shared? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly