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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Official Welcome to Our New Pastor!!

On Sunday at 4pm the Reverend Doug Hefner became our official Pastor! Many local clergy and past Pastors attended the ceremony and service as Dean of the Carolina’s Mission Nathan Yoder presided over the ceremony and offered the sermon. A warm reception followed the service.

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Service of Installation !!

All are invited to join us at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday September 18th at 4pm

We are pleased to announce the installation of Rev. Doug Hefner as our new Pastor!!

The Rev. Dr. Nathan Yoder, Dean of the Carolina’s Mission District will preside over the service with piano, organ, and harp accompaniment.

All clergy are invited to vest and the color of the day is green.

A reception will follow the service hosted by the members of St. John’s.

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Join us for on 9/11 for a Commemorative Breakfast!

Join St. John’s on Sunday September 11th to honor first responders with a breakfast before our 10am service. The mens group will serve from 8am to 9:30 am and all are welcome. We will have breakfast casseroles, toast, grits and more! Please consider bringing something yourself and monetary donations are appreciated to help for supplies.

All law enforcement workers, firefighters, National Guard, military, and healthcare emergency personnel are invited!!

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