The third annual LENTEN RETREAT for St. John’s women and guests was at Chi Rho Center, Annandale in March. Pastor Katherine Nycklemoe of St. Stephen Lutheran, Bloomington guided the gathering with the practice of "listening" for God. The weekend included Yoga, rest, walks, companionship, healthy meals, and lots of sweatshirts!
Children of St. John's will present their Christmas program on Sunday, December 18 in Fellowship Hall following worship. All children are welcome to participate! Rehearsals will take place during the 9:00 am Sunday school hour on December 4, 11, and 18.
Please join us at St. John's on the Wednesdays in Advent. On November 30 and December 7 and 14 dinner is served from 5:45 - 6:45 pm and will be followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm. December 21 no dinner will be served. Our Caroling Service will be carried into the community. Invite friends...neighbors!
Writers, Poets, and Artists within our congregation contributed to a daily devotional collection for use during Advent, which began November 27. Click here to view your personal copy and be inspired!
"In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 November conjures within me warm memories and a deep nostalgia:the smell of baked goods and a turkey in the oven, stuffing, cranberries stubbornly exhumed out of cans (those are the best kind), blenders whipping the real mashed potatoes, grandmothers with musty perfume, grandfathers in suits, and our home warmed with so many family members gathered. The cousins would be all seated together at the designated kids’ table set kid-friendly, fancy accoutrement in the next room; and with no apparent immediate parental supervision, we [...]
On Christ the King Sunday, please come to worship at St. John's at 10:00 a.m. Every worship service includes communion, special music and an opportunity for fellowship.
Worship Service of Thanksgiving at 7:00 pm Pie and Fellowship following Worship If you wish to donate a pie, you may sign up in the Fellowship Hall or contact the church office.