Streaming Worship for May 17: The Unexpected Call of Gideon
We continue our worship series: “Well, That Was Unexpected!” This Sunday we consider God’s unexpected call of Gideon. God called Gideon to lead His people against their Midianite oppressors. This was certainly unexpected since Gideon considered himself as the least in a family from the weakest clan in the tribe of Manasseh. But God called him and equipped him – but in most unusual and unexpected ways. What does the story of Gideon say to us as we seek to follow Christ in these unexpected times?
Please go to this page (http://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/) for information regarding the services and to link to the live stream itself. For all our services, we encourage you to download the worship handout prior to the service. The handout contains the words to the hymns and songs, as well as the readings, and the other components of the service. The handout also describes how to worship the Lord with your offering.
The Lord’s Supper to be celebrated next on May 24.
We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper on May 24th in the same way that we have been during these days of quarantine. Please to go this page on our website for information regarding Holy Communion at St. John’s during COVID-19, as well as how to prepare. http://stjohnslutheran.net/the-lords-supper-at-st-johns-during-the-covid-19-crisis/ Also, take a look at this video with an explanation by Pastor Mike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNK0XJhQzRQ
Children’s Resources for May 17
Please click on this link to download a children’s church lesson for parents to lead. http://stjohnslutheran.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CC-Steven-Forgives-His-Accusers.pdf
Our theme this Sunday is Gideon. Here are several children’s videos about Gideon:
Congregation Forum This Sunday after Worship
After the streaming service this Sunday, Pastor Mike will lead a “forum” regarding our congregation’s ministry. Among other topics, he will address the following:
- How is our ministry doing during this time?
- How is our St. John’s staff doing?
- What will it be like when we return to worship in the Sanctuary?
- Future live streaming from the Sanctuary
- How will we have a congregational meeting for budget and board elections?
- Parish Hall and Sanctuary roofing projects
Pastor Mike will also respond to questions through the chat stream.
School Chapel Service
We have changed the time for the school chapel services to Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Please go to the St. John’s streaming page to connect: http://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/ Next week’s chapel will feature songs by Bob Hauch. On May 27th, it will have been 10 years since teacher Bob Hauch went to be with Jesus. We will be remembering him, his faith, and his legacy of following Jesus.
Wednesday Night Worship for May 20
We continue our walk through the Gospel of Matthew. Next week we look at Matthew 2:13-23 with our theme: “A Clash of Kings, Part 2.” The conflict with King Herod not only foreshadows future persecution for Jesus and His followers; it also gives us a picture of the need for our Savior.
Did you miss a service?
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