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THIS WEEK’S YOUTH GROUP TEACHING: THE BEAUTY OF MENTORSHIP

St. John’s Youth Groups help support our kids by giving them a solid foundation in the Bible and in community, and by pointing kids in the right direction by being present for them and being available to them. This leadership, or mentoring, helps the kids in several solid ways. Did you know that youth with […]

REV. CHRISTOPHER ON PRIVILEGED LIVES; THE CELEBRATION OF SHERYLL GROGAN AND LORRAINE KAMHOLZ’S CHILDREN’S MINISTRY; AND THE WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020

19 Pentecost Sunday, October 11, 2020 The readings scheduled for Sunday — replaced for the much-anticipated celebration of the generous ministries of Sheryll Grogan and Lorraine Kamholtz — are worth a glance today because they offer insight into the Christian Life. Matthew gives us a story — a parable? — about a king who had […]

REV. CHRISTOPHER WITH MUSINGS ON ‘IT’S NOT FAIR’, THE WAY OF LOVE, AND THE WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEBER 20 THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost • September 20, 2020 “It’s not fair!” Typically, the cry from a child faced with the consequences of her actions or when running headlong into firm boundaries. “Dad, how come Eric gets to stay up late? It’s not fair!” “Why am I being punished? Sue’s dad didn’t punish her!” The only […]

YOUTH GROUP RECAP, ERATOSTHENES’S DISCOVERY, AND MORE . . .

BINGO! was the game this week in both Youth Group meetings. But in the High School group it was ongoing references to prime numbers that dominated the game. Turns out some YG members blow steam by discussing Eratosthenes’s discovery. Who knew?! We also got caught up on more self-portraits — see pics, below. This week’s […]

LET’S CONNECT AND CHECK-IN WITH THE ST. JOHN’S YOUTH GROUP!

Connecting and checking-in are why St. John’s two Youth Groups meet weekly. Without COVID life is busy enough, but throw COVID into the mix with its life-changing challenges, and the importance of connecting and checking-in with our youth is paramount. This week’s ZOOM meetings were full of Middle Schoolers, High Schoolers, and even a couple […]

WATCH THE VIDEO OF OUR FIRST IN-PERSON WORSHIP!

Our first in-person worship service during COVID was held at St. John’s today, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the courtyard. It was:    • powerful to worship together in person    • comforting to see the church and be on the courtyard    • heartwarming to see Revs. Christopher and Karen engaging […]

ST. JOHN’S YOUTH GROUP SUMMER UPDATE!

What is our Youth Group up to? In addition to weekly ZOOM meetings, members and adult leaders are getting out in nature, hiking, and eating! Adult leaders, middle schoolers and high school kids met in the church parking lot last Sunday, walked to an O’Neil Park trail head, did a four-mile out and back trail […]