We have three opportunities to worship this Christmas, and each one is different. You will also find this information on the Streaming Page of our website: https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/
Children and Family Service
This service celebrating the birth of the Savior is designed for children and families with young children. This will be pre-recorded and made available on Christmas Eve on Youtube and Facebook. In this way, families can engage in worship using this service at a time that works best for them. The link will be in the e-vine, the front page of our website, on the streaming page, and on our facebook page Please click here to go to the service: https://youtu.be/Od8-yhVYdGM
Christmas Eve Live Stream Communion Service
We will gather virtually for worship at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. This will be a celebration of the Savior’s birth with music provided by many of our musicians, as well as the Sanctuary Choir. We will also be celebrating communion. This will be a live service, interactive, with the opportunity to share prayer requests, and to pray for one another.
Christmas Day Service
This service will be pre-recorded and made available on Christmas Day on Youtube and Facebook so that individuals and families can make use of it at a time that works best for the celebration of Christmas in their homes. This will not be a communion service. Beginning Christmas morning, you may click here to go to the service: https://youtu.be/gQm1o3flLCU
Sunday, December 27 at 9:30 AM
“God’s Perfect Timing – God’s Perfect Gift”
We continue to celebrate Christmas. God’s perfect timing and His perfect gift. In our reading from Galatians the Apostle Paul reminds us that God’s plan of salvation happened at the right time, in the right way, and fulfills His righteous purpose. What does it mean for us that we are receivers of His perfect gift? How are we to make use of the blessings of this gift?
Family and Children Resources
“Children’s Church Lesson ”This is a weekly Sunday School/Children’s church type lesson for parents to lead with small children. Please use this at home during this time when we are unable to offer our regular children’s church. Here are this week’s suggestions:
- COLORING PAGE CLICK HERE
- CHILDREN’S CHURCH LESSONS (Elem & PS) CLICK HERE
- YOU VERSION BIBLE APP FOR KIDS: Make the Bible A Part of Every Day CLICK HERE
The Stay Home Order: What does it mean for St. John’s?
Please click here for an update from Pastor Mike on the Stay Home order and what it means for St. John’s.
Pastor Mike on Vacation
Pastor Mike will be taking some time off after Christmas. He will return to work on January 6. During this time, please contact Pastor Mark or the church office for pastoral needs or questions.
Wednesday Morning Bible Class Will Study the Book of Jude – Via Zoom
Pastor Mark will begin teaching the book of Jude on January 6. Jude was the half-brother of Jesus and in just 25 verses deeply and clearly expresses the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. The class will be held via Zoom until we are able to meet in person. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class so he can send you the Zoom link and class handouts.
Wednesday Night Worship
We will resume Live stream Wednesday Night worship on January 13 at 7:00 PM. Pastor Mike will continue our study of the Gospel of Matthew, picking up with the 8th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel.
Dec. 24 – Mission Farm and Christmas Eve
On that first Christmas Eve, the Holy Family was in need of shelter and likely a good meal. It was especially important for the health of the mother and the Child she would deliver. God provided shelter by moving some heart to respond and give them permission . . . and perhaps also to provide nourishment. God also acted to meet a much deeper need for all of us by sending his Son in the flesh to be our Savior from sin and death. Perhaps God is also moving our hearts to show our gratitude by addressing in some practical way real human needs. Might I suggest a gift in support of the Mission Farm, either through a gift by way of going on line to www.CanDoGiveGuide.org and making a contribution on line (Note: deadline is midnight Dec. 31!), or using any of the means available to us to send a designated gift to St. John’s, earmarked for the Mission Farm. While on line the Give!Guide, check out the other organizations that minister to real needs in our county. They are worthy your consideration.
Support SJLS through Scrip! Easiest Fundraiser Ever!!
Click here to watch a video on how easy Scrip is using the RaiseRight app. Remember there are always cards you can purchase in the school office especially our local vendors, Foodshed, Hop Creek and Tarla Bar and Grill, but using the RaiseRight app is so convenient for all of your everyday purchases.
Your January 2021 monthly Vine is now on our website. To keep up-to-date with what is happening at St. John’s, Please click here.