16 Aug: News for August 18

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Psalm 65. Our theme this summer is restoring waters. Where is God in the midst of distress? How can we have both lament and praise? How do we live now with the promise of restoration? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly  

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Revelation 22:1-6 from the New Testament. Our theme this summer is restoring waters. John receives the vision of God’s restoration while on a God forsaken island of exile. How do we receive the vision today? How do we live now with the promise of restoration? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

02 Aug: News for August 4

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Matthew 14 from the New Testament. Our theme this summer is restoring waters. It is difficult to grasp the divinity of Jesus and to trust that he is there for us personally- such as Peter trusting Jesus enough to walk on water- or to conquer doubt. How can we combat doubt? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

26 Jul: News for July 28

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Jonah 1 from the Old Testament. Our theme this summer is restoring waters. The prophet Jonah was called to do something difficult- preach to the enemy city of Nineveh. Instead of facing his fear, he ran away from the Lord. When are times that we have run away from the Lord and what leads us back again? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

19 Jul: News for July 21

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Ezekiel 47:5-12 Our theme this summer is restoring waters. When the prophet Ezekiel sees a vision of the future temple, there is a description of fresh water for healing. How does God bring healing to families, churches and nations? How can we seek to live in the “fresh”, living water? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

12 Jul: News for July 14

Theme of the Day Today we are reading Ezekiel 47:5-12 Our theme this summer is restoring waters.  When the prophet Ezekiel sees a vision of the future temple, there is a description of fresh water for healing.  How does God bring healing to families, churches and nations? How can we seek to live in the “fresh” living water? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

Theme of the Day Today we include Genesis 1 and Acts 16.  When the Apostle Paul meets Lydia and those praying at the river, Lydia immediately dives into her faith by being baptized. What do we need to ask God to open our hearts to, and how can we dive in as confidently as Lydia? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly

28 Jun: NEWS FOR JUNE 30

Today’s reading is Mark 1. Jesus is the anticipated and promised Messiah that is expected to come and baptize with the Holy Spirit. How does Jesus’ restoring nature impact our lives today, and how can we be confident in his promise of restoration? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly  

21 Jun: News for June 23

Theme of the Day Today’s reading is from Romans 8:26-39. Paul reminds the church in Rome that all creation is about waiting expectantly for restoration. Question: What does it mean to have restoration in our day to day life? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly  

14 Jun: News for June 16

Theme of the Day Summer Theme: Restoring Waters There is a NEW summer bookmark in the Bible for you to take home.  Our theme for summer is based on the last act of the Bible: 1. Creation 2. Fall 3. Promise 4. Israel 5. Jesus 6. The Church 7. Restoration Today’s reading is from Psalm 1 and can be found on the painting in the lobby. How do we plant ourselves by streams of living water? Bulletin Prayer List St. John’s Weekly