Thursday, October 31, 2019

Daylight Saving Time Ends-Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 3rd.
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before turning in on Saturday. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Anticipating Worship (October 27)

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  Faith is the very foundation of the Christian life. Faith, worked by the Holy Spirit through the gospel, allows us to do great things for the Lord and see eternal life as our ultimate goal. Let us thank God daily for the gift of faith.

Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4
Psalm 27
2 Timothy 1:3-14
Luke 17:1-10

Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, in your bountiful goodness, keep us safe from every evil of body and soul. Make us ready, with cheerful hearts, to do whatever pleases you; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Sermon:   2 Timothy 1:3-14
                 "Reaching Home"

Please join us Sunday at 9:30 am, to praise our Lord and Savior. 
Stay for Bible Study and Little Lights.
Pastor Percy Damrow will be leading us in worship. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Anticipating Worship (October 20)

Mission Festival Sunday

Worship Focus:   Our God is loving and gracious and compassionate. He does not want a single soul to perish. So he gives his people the privilege to go out into all the world to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, God’s full and free forgiveness for all - in and through Christ.

Prayer of the Day:   Mercifully grant, O God, that your Holy Spirit may fill our hearts and motivate us to share your good news of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Jonah 4
Psalm 96
Romans 10:14-15
Matthew 9:36-38

Sermon:  Acts 14:26-27
"Mission Festival Memories"

Please join us on Sunday morning at 9:30 am for our 
Mission Festival Service and stay for Bible study.
Pastor Marcus Birkholz will be leading us in worship.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Area Reformation Service at Christ Lutheran

Area Reformation Service – The Eternal Gospel to Proclaim
November 3rd – 4:30 pm – Christ Lutheran – North St. Paul Campus
2475 17th Ave E. – North St. Paul, Minnesota

The Cantabile Singers, along with a volunteer choir and wind ensemble, will provide music for worship. High School to adult singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in the volunteer choir and wind ensemble. Music will be available beginning October 20th. ( Rehearsal times are as follows: Instrumentalists - 1:30 pm; Choir - 2:45 pm. Refreshments will follow the service.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Anticipating Worship (October 13)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:
Our attitude about material possessions and the way we handle money reflect our relationship with God. Amos and Jesus warn that an obsession with gaining more money relegates God to a lowly position in our lives. And, as Paul relates to Timothy, the greatest price we should be concerned about is the ransom Christ paid to reconcile us with God.

Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 38
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13

Prayer of the Day:
Lord God, you call us to work in your kingdom and leave no one standing idle. Help us to order our lives by your wisdom and to serve you in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Sermon:   Luke 16:1-13
"A Heavenly Relationship With Earthly Wealth"

Please join us at 9:30 am Sunday morning as we worship and praise our Savior.
Stay for Fellowship Sunday, Bible Study, and Little Lights. 
Pastor John Zeitler will be leading us in worship. 

Voters Meeting November 3rd

The Church Council is recommending St. John approves the next phases with Crossroads Consulting.  Please join us on November 3rd at 11:00am for a Voters Meeting on this next step.  The cost for this is $9,500-$11,000.

Crossroads Consulting will provide St. John a strategic planning process to define our unique mission and vision for our ministry efforts in St. Paul. Pastor Stroh will support us through this process and beyond. Exciting Right? Below is a full overview of the process: 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Truth In Love Ministry Training Session

Build Bridges not Barriers - Truth in Love Ministry — St. John members have been invited to attend an in-depth training session on our relational, not confrontational witnessing approach. The session will be Saturday, October 19th, 9:00-11:30 am, at Crown of Life, 115 Crusader Ave., West St. Paul.  Guest speaker is Pastor Jon Leach, Vice President of Truth in Love Ministry.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Anticipating Worship (October 6)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:
We have a patient God, and we are saved because of it. Moses pleaded for the Lord’s patience when the Israelites broke the covenant. Paul illustrates God’s patience with each individual. Christ points out that there is rejoicing in heaven over every soul that repents.

Prayer of the Day:
Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51a
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Sermon:  Luke 15:1-10
"What's It Worth to You?"

Please join us on Sunday at 9:30 am for worship and following our service stay for Bible study and Little Lights. 
Pastor Mark Kom will be leading us in worship.