Sunday, December 29, 2019

New Year's Eve Worship Service

Divinity invites St. John members to a New Year's Eve service of word and sacrament at 7:00 PM.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Anticipating Worship (December 29)

First Sunday after Christmas

Worship Focus:
"God cares for His Children"

Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 2
Galatians 4:4-7
Matthew 2:13-15,29-23

Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, in mercy you sent your one and only Son to take upon himself our human nature. By his gracious coming deliver us from the corruption of our sin and transform us into the likeness of his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Sermon:  Isaiah 63:7-9
"God Takes Your Salvation Personally"

Please join us for worship and praise on Sunday at 11:00 am.
We invite you to come at 10:00 for Bible study. 
Pastor Berg will be leading us in worship. 

(There will be no Little Lights on Sunday)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Jesus You Thought You Knew-A Bible Study

The Jesus You Thought You Knew
To grow in understanding and appreciation of our Savior

Beginning January 14
6:30 AM and 6:30 PM
Sign up Today in the narthex! 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Anticipating Worship (December 22)

Worship Focus:   The Virgin Birth of Christ was Promised!

We Light 4 Advent Candles remembering Jesus!

Prayer of the Day:
Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Take away the burden of our sins and make us ready for the celebration of your birth, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always;  for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon:  Matthew 1:18-25

Please join us Sunday, December 22nd, at 10:00 for Bible Study and worship with us at 11:00 am
on this Fourth Sunday in Advent. 

We look forward to celebrating our dear Savior's birth with Worship at 5:00 pm Christmas Eve 
and at 11:00 am on Christmas Day.
Pastor John Berg will be leading us in worship. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Celebration

Immanuel Hmong has invited St. John members to their Christmas Celebration, Sunday, December 22nd, starting with worship at 1:45 pm, followed by Christmas dinner.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Anticipating Worship (December 15)

Worship Focus:
The Forerunner Explains; The Christ is Here!

Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-11
Matthew 11:2-11

Lightning of the Third Advent Candle

Semon: Matthew 11:2-11
"Point to Jesus"

Please join us on Sunday at 11:00 am for worship and praise. 
Bible Study is at 9:00 am and Choir and Little Lights at 10:00 am.
Pastor John Berg will lead us in worship. 

(On Sunday, December 22nd, there are some time changes:
Choir will be at 9:00 am, Bible Study will change to 10:00 the same as Little Lights)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Church Council News and Updates

  • We are looking for some children piano players for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services during the offering. If interested contact Jan.

  • Change in Adult Bible classes and Choir practices on Sunday mornings.  Starting Dec 22, the Adult Bible class time has changed to 10:00 on Sunday, Choir practice will be at 9:00.  Service time will remain at 11:00 and Little Lights will remain at 10:00

  • A note to members - Our security system is activated between 11:00 PM and 5:30 AM each day.  The system has motion detectors and if it goes into alarm the police are notified and a trustee will get a call from our security company.  If you need to be in the building while it is active, contact a trustee to deactivate it.

  • Christmas decoration take-down is scheduled for Friday, January10th at 6:00 PM.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Anticipating Worship (December 8) Song Service

Please join us on Sunday at 11:00 am for a special Song Service.
Our Adult choir will be singing a selection of songs they have been working hard on and our 
Little Lights will be singing "Go Tell It on the Mountain". 
Come join us this Advent season. 

Following our worship service, there will be a Craft and Bake Sale which
you will be able to pick from an array of wonderful things.
There is also a Potluck that everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Advent Services at Divinity Lutheran

Divinity Lutheran has invited St John members to join them for Advent services on 
Wednesdays, December 11th and 18th, at 6:00 pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:45 pm. 
Please see the sign-up for the dinner on the table in the narthex.