Holy Week Services

Welcome to Holy Week! Our services are as follows:

7pm Maundy Thursday Service

Worship with foot washing & Holy Communion

7pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Scripture, Hymns, Stations of the Cross and Jesus’ Passion

7am Easter Sunrise service

8am Easter Breakfast (please bring an item)

9am All ages Sunday School

10am Traditional Service & Holy Communion

 

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Easter Egg Hunt!

Bring the kids! Yours, your neighbors, your grandchildren, and yes you!

Saturday April 8th at St. John’s you will enjoy crafts, music, and Easter story and a lunch. The fun starts at 10am and lasts until 12 noon.

We are seeking candy donations for the fun. Please bring them to the Parrish and place them in the box by the door. Thank you all!

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Christians United Outreach Item of the Month!

The need for the month of April is canned Beef Stew. No matter the brand please bring donations to the basket in front of the church office, or take them directly to the donation center on Fayetteville Street.  We greatly appreciate your kindness in feeding the Asheboro community! God Bless you.

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Pastor’s Lenten Sermon Topics

                                    SUNDAYS IN THE LENTEN SEASON- WORSHIP AT 10AM

 

                                          Theme: “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.”

  1. Father I Have Sinned Against Heaven and Before You…I Am Not Worthy To Be Called Your Son (Ash Wednesday, March 1 at 11:45am (brief service with Ashes and Communion) and 7:00pm (service with Ashes and Holy Communion), Joel 2, Luke 15)
  2. The Cleansing Love of our Lord (1st Sunday in Lent, March 5, John 2)
  3. For God So Loved the World (2nd Sunday in Lent, March 12, John 3)
  4. A Lesson in Love and Forgiveness (3rd Sunday in Lent, March 19, John 8)
  5. Love Opens Our Eyes to See (4th Sunday in Lent, March 26, John 9 Healing of the Blind Man)
  6. See How Much He Loved Him: Lazarus is Raised to New Life (5th Sun. in Lent, April 2, John 11)
  7. The Greatest Love Story: The Passion of Christ (Palm/Passion Sunday, April 9, Philippians 2, Gospel of John’s Passion Story)
  8. What Feast of Love (Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 7pm, John 13 The Last Supper and Washing of the Feet with Jesus’ call to love one another as he has loved us)
  9. Tenebrae Service: Jesus Seven Last Words of Love from the Cross (Good Friday., April 14, at 7pm, Seven Loving and Last Words of Christ from the Cross)
  10. Love Triumphs Over Sin and Death: Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! (Easter, April 16, Luke 24 and John 20) Services on this day will include a Sunrise Service 7am, with Holy Communion followed by Breakfast 8am, Sunday School 9am, and Traditional Easter Service with Holy Communion at 10am.
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Lenten Bible Study Information

Bible Study for Lent: Twenty-Four Hours that Changed the World.

Offered Sunday/March 5 at 9am upstairs youth room and Wednesday / March 8 at10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Doug will facilitate the study. For those of you who enjoyed The Journey Advent Study by Adam Hamilton this is the companion Bible Study for Lent. Once again this Study is filmed on location to give us a better understanding of the events and the Scripture that describe what Jesus went through for us in His last 24 hours that changed the world. Here are the seven sessions:

1 The Last Supper   

2 The Garden of Gethsemane   

3 Condemned by the Righteous,

4 Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate  

 5 The Torture and Humiliation of the King,

 6 The Crucifixion Session  

 7 Christ the Victor.

We will take a break from the “The Story” Bible Study for Lent and will pick it back up later in the year.

Wednesday Night Worship  During the Lenten Season

                                                          “God’s Amazing Grace Stories

                                                            and Our Story of Grace.”

On Wednesdays during Lent (March 8 – April 5) you are invited to enjoy fellowship and food at 5:30 pm (fellowship hall) and Worship at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

Our worship will include a Vespers service with Lenten/Evening hymns and a dramatic presentation of a person from Scripture who encountered the love and grace of Christ on the way to the cross. Pastor Doug Hefner and members of St. Johns will present these dramatizations.

Wednesday, March 8 – Dramatic Presentation of St. Peter, Pastor Doug

Wednesday, March 15 – Dramatic Presentation of Woman at the Well John 4,

                                        Pam Wolfe

Wednesday, March 22 –Dramatic Presentation of Lazarus, Greg Russel, John11

Wednesday, March 29 –Dramatic Presentation of St. Paul, Pastor Doug

Wednesday, April 5 –Dramatic Presentation to be announced

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Oktoberfest in November? Yes!!!!

St. John’s Oktoberfest! In November . Join us on November 5th 5-7pm for grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, red cabbage, and traditional German desserts.Drinks included…

$8 a plate for adults and $3 for children 6 and under. Tickets are available at the church office during the week. Proceeds will go to community projects and services. Join us !!

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