For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, Jesus. -John 3:16
To the people of Roseburg, Umpqua Community College, and the community as a whole: Know that we are with you in your sorrow, loss and fear, and offer healing prayers for your tomorrow.
Once again, our nation is reeling from a senseless act of gun violence, which this time has struck very close to home. As our president has reminded us, we have the power to do something about this. I commend his remarks to your thoughtful consideration, and action. As people of faith, at times like these we immediately bare our hearts and souls to God. I find the following litany helpful in that regard, and invite you to pray it with me. Read more
For 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.
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Read more
RED ALERT! – SERVICE TIME CHANGE – After years of beginning our principal service on Sunday mornings at 10:15, we will be switching back to the time it was previously begun, namely 10:00 am. starting next Sunday, September 13.
OPENING DAY FOR OES: Wednesday, September 9, is opening day for the school year for OES. Due to the difficulty of finding parking, we recommend not coming to the campus unless it is absolutely necessary, especially before 10:00am and from 2:00-3:30PM. The two meetings in the later afternoon should be OK. Read more
For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.
VACATION RENTAL FUNDRAISER for Social Ministries has begun and continues through September. Emails about these properties are being sent to all parishioners and brochures are available in the Narthex. Contact each property owner on the brochure to set dates of usage and determine your donation to St. John the Baptist. Donations must be made before October 1, 2015. Read more
I am thrilled about how the music program at St. John’s has contributed to its growth and vibrancy over the years. From Haydn to the Beatles, from Mozart to Queen, we work hard to make sure our music reaches the hearts and minds of our parishioners and guests. In 2015, we introduced an Artists in Residence program that includes up-and-coming local singers. By adding four section leaders/ soloists to our choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), the impact of our musical offerings grew exponentially. Read more
The recorded sermon for August 23rd is unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Read more
This Sunday is our annual Recovery Sunday. Every year we celebrate the courage of those who have suffered the bonds of a destructive addition and found a way to break free. In stead of a sermon, we have an open mic where people give testimony of the power of God in their lives. This year’s testimonials focused on how the people in an addicts life have been impacted by the addiction and the recovery. Due to the highly personal nature of this process, the testimonials were not recorded.