17 Jan: News for January 19

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

10 Jan: News for January 12

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Today the disciples answer the call to follow Jesus on a preaching tour. Who will they meet? What will they learn? Discipleship means learning together. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

03 Jan: News for January 5, 2020

Theme of the Day Epiphany is the season of light revealing who Jesus is. Our liturgy for traditional worship is ELW setting 1. Today the disciples answer the call to follow Jesus. What makes them “drop everything?” Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

27 Dec: News for December 29

Theme of the Day Advent is a season of anticipation. We have the tree, animals gathering, and the prophets helping us prepare like Ezekiel 34 for Act 4, Israel. The prophet prepares us for a vision of the new shepherd that brings safety for all creation. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

20 Dec: News for December 22

Theme of the Day Advent is a season of anticipation. We have the tree, animals gathering, and the prophets helping us prepare like Ezekiel 34 for Act 4, Israel. The prophet prepares us for a vision of the new shepherd that brings safety for all creation. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

13 Dec: News for December 15

THEME OF THE DAY TODAY, we have the tree, animals gathering and the prophets helping us prepare like Isaiah 65 for the Act 4 Israel. The prophet prepares us for a vision of the wolf and the lamb together. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

06 Dec: News for December 8

Theme of the Day Advent is a season of anticipation. We have the tree, animals gathering and the prophets helping us prepare like Jeremiah 23 for the Act 4 Israel. The prophet prepares us for a branch of King David and a shepherd King who will bring righteousness and safety. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

27 Nov: News for December 1

THEME OF THE DAY Today we are actually introducing Advent. Advent is a season of anticipation. We have the tree, animals gathering and the prophets helping us prepare like Isaiah 11:1-10 for the Act 4 Israel. The prophet prepares us for a branch of King David and the messianic King who will bring reconciliation even in creation among opposing animals like the wolf and the lamb. Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

22 Nov: News for November 24

Theme of the Day Today for Live the Story, we are in the book of Ruth which reflects Act 4 of the Bible on Israel.  Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah love each other despite different backgrounds and great loss. Ruth will follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem for a new beginning. And the line of David will come from this unity.  What is the advent in this story? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

15 Nov: News for November 17

Theme of the Day Today we are actually introducing Advent with ELW setting 10 for Traditional Worship. Advent is a season of anticipation. We have the tree, animals gathering and the prophets helping us prepare. we hear Isaiah 5:1-15. We continue in the prophetic book of Isaiah Kings for the Act 4 Israel is pictured as a vineyard. God looks for the fruit of righteousness but finds only injustice. Question: What is justice? Are you one who seeks it? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly