The Prayers Of The People | September 27, 3015

Prayers 9-27

We have heard today of the cost of discipleship. That we may be empowered to bear the name of Christ, let us pray for ourselves and for the whole world, saying:

Lord, hear our prayer.

The church of God is fragmented; we need the healing of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray for the church.
Lord, hear our prayer.

The world cries out for an increase of justice and for an end to war. Let us pray for the world.
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This Week at St. John’s | September 27, 2015

This Week at SJB -9-27Thanks to the Adult Formation Team, our COFFEE HOUR hosts today. If you wish to participate in this ministry, please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

ADULT FORUMS commence today Sept 27 following the 10:00am service (11:30am-12:15pm). Adult Forum kicks off with a discussion of “Formation in Christ” coined by us and the diocese “seeking to be a community more Christ-like”. It will be facilitated by our Adult Formation Team. Read more

Coffee Hour Is More Than A Cup Of Coffee

Coffee Hour Hosts 2For many members of our parish, coffee hour is more than a cup of coffee and a few treats to eat.  It is a time to enjoy fellowship, celebrate a special day, or to physically connect with each other beyond the sharing of the Peace.  Hosting a coffee hour is a simple or complex as you wish to make.  In the past few years we have celebrated weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and the confirmation of our parishioners. We have also welcomed new members and thrown a few baby showers.  On other Sunday’s coffee hour is simply a time to catch up with each other, or to grab a cup of coffee or tea and head on over to a forum.

Anyone can host a coffee hour.  The sign up sheet is located in the narthex. If you have special plans for the coffee hour please check in with the parish office.   OES is an ‘Allergy Aware’ campus and they request that the food that is served during coffee hour be nut free.

Sermon | September 13, 2015

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’.

Mark 8:34

The Collect

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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This Week At St. John’s | September13, 2015

This Week at SJB 9-13Thanks to Marcuss and Bob Mary, our COFFEE HOUR hosts today. If you wish to participate in this ministry, please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

CHURCH SCHOOL begins today with a blessing for all our parents, teachers and children.  Our new tradition is to send children to Church School at the conclusion of announcements. During announcements and before the Church School prayer, please invite children to sit in a pew or engage with the activities at the Child’s Corner Table,  We ask parent(s) to submit a REGISTRATION CARD for their child and read thorough the Church School  Handbook available on our website; hardcopies are located in the Narthex.  Contact: Mtr. Heather Read more

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