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Faith in Action
We put our faith into action by Sharing the Good News of God, Growing as Christian Disciples, and Responding to the needs of the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thanks to the Mullins Family, our COFFEE HOUR hosts Sunday. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please sign-up in the narthex.
CONGRATULATIONS to St. John’s newly appointed Senior Warden Will Sivertsen and reappointed Junior Warden Michael Hunter-Bernstein!
ADULT FORUM SUNDAY MORNING – HYMN SING! Plan to stay after our 10:00 Eucharist and sing “1982 Hymnal” favorites previously requested by parishioners.
ORDER SCRIP! CARDS by Tuesday morning – February 9 – order forms in Narthex and online at wheretraditionwelcomesdiversity.org. Pick-up on Feb.11 in time for Valentine’s Day! Read more
Prayers of the People
We are the beloved children of God. In faith and love we come to pray for the church and for the world, saying: Lord, hear our prayer.
For peace on earth and in the hearts of national leaders, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer. For all the people on earth, that they may listen to the prophets God sends, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
For all who teach God’s word, especially the Anglican Church of Burundi, that they may be faithful in guiding people to the light of truth and life, we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer. Read more
The recorded sermon will be posted as soon as it is available.
In the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Read more
THE PARISH ANNUAL MEETING continues after the 10:00 service Sunday. Vestry elections, reports, and a special “exercise” are on the agenda, plus appointments for the coming year.
SUNDAY MORNING WE WELCOME GUEST ORGANIST, Ron Hylton, while Fred Beal attends a professional church musicians’ conference in Seattle.
MISSED SINGING YOUR FAVORITE HYMNS RECENTLY? On Sunday, February 7 you will have the opportunity to do just that. The Adult Forum that day will be a Hymn Sing after our 10:00 Eucharist. Start looking through your 1982 Hymnal and select your favorite(s) and email your requests to Fred Beal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then plan to stay after church that day and see which other parishioners share your favorites. Read more
Sharing the Joy
Father Roberts sermons are amazing (and can be unpredictable). He preaches from the floor and is very engaging. The depth of insight into God's word is just as good as listening to a TED Talk. Sometimes we go home and discuss the sermon over dinner - we never did that before!
Sermons as good as a TED Talk
The music here is amazing. One time it might be classical music, another time it might traditional hymns. What I enjoy the best is our patronal feast day. This year it was a Queen rock mass! I cannot wait to see what will happen next.
We will, we will, rock you!
We strive to find ministry partnerships that enable us to have a larger impact than what we might accomplish on our own. This list of partnerships rotates throughout the year based on our active ministry projects.