First Sunday Starts April 3rd
We will gather in the fellowship hall from 5 – 6 p.m. for a casual relaxed hour of eating, singing, reading scripture and praying to connect and grow as a community. Bring your favorite bible, sandwiches for your family and a few to spare. St. John’s is providing chips and soft drinks.
You may ask “Why do something else on Sunday, don’t we already worship?”
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We are not here just to do good things. We are not here just for individual spiritual growth. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to go to the ends of the earth proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord to all who will hear. That is why we have Sunday school, gather for worship on Sunday morning, have lunch, scripture, and prayer on Thursdays. It is why we have vacation bible school, Wednesday night worship during Lent, and a special worship on Christmas Eve. It is why we do anything as a church.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep”.
Many pastors use these verses as their ordination Gospel, but it is more than a call to Peter. It is a call to all the disciples of Jesus Christ. It is why we will take time one hour on the first Sunday of each month in a casual relaxed setting to get to know each other, “Tend my sheep.” We will have fun, sloppy, biblical time with the children, “Feed my lambs,” while the adults sing uplifting music with an interactive bible study. Our hour together will end with all holding hands and reciting the “Lord’s Prayer”. “Feed my sheep”.
Jumpstart your week with all your brothers and sisters in Christ here at St. John’s.
news & events
- May 1First Sunday
First Sunday is May 1. We will gather in fellowship hall from 5 to 6 pm for a casual, relaxed hour of eating, singing, reading scripture and praying to connect and grow as a community. Bring your favorite bible, sandwiches for your family and a few to spare. St. John’s is providing chips and soft drinks.
- May 12Men’s Breakfast
Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 AM at Gregg’s BBQ in Statesville.
- May 13-14Yard Sale
Our next Yard Sale is May 13 & 14. Save items you no longer need, for our sale. You can drop off items or call the Horinkas if things need to be picked up. Please make sure all donations are in saleable condition—no clothes!).
- May 14Community Breakfast
8 AM—10 AM in St. John's Fellowship Hall. Come & bring your neighbor—Donations to benefit local charities.
- June 18Spa Day
Spa Day: 8:30 am-1:00 pm – Fellowship Hall and Classroom; Designed by the Master Designer
Sunday, April 24
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
Monday, April 25—Proclaimer deadline
4:00 pm Fellowship Hall reserved
5:30 pm Young Life—Scout Hut
Tuesday, April 26
7:00pm Yokefellow Meeting
Wednesday, April 27
3:00 pm Worship & Music
6:00 pm Youth
6:00 pm Handbells
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
Thursday, April 28
6:00 pm Civitans
Sunday, May 1
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm First Sunday