Advent – The King is Coming!

The Advent season encompasses the four Sundays prior to Christmas Day. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2. During this season, God’s people prepare to commemorate Christ’s first coming as they wait in anxious anticipation for His second coming. Our celebration of Advent will include our regular weekend worship...

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Fulfilled

Our salvation is fulfilled by the grace of God. The abundance of His mercy fills our daily lives. “For in Him, we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). The baptismal promise of our Father more than gets us by; there is completeness in it. In God we...

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God at Work

Welcome to our new sermon series, “God at Work,” as we continue with the theme of Connections. Have you ever thought of all of the God given vocations we have? Our lives, our jobs, our family roles, and many more, matter because . . . it is through them that...

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Connections

This is more than a worship series, it’s a congregational conversation. St. John’s has partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries, and that partnership is shaping the theme of our year in mission together and more immediately, the theme of our current worship series. In conjunction with the Discipleship Hour teachings, “Connections”...

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The Trinity

The holy Triune God “created the heavens and the earth,” and “behold, it was very good” (Gen. 1:1, 31). However, after Adam and Eve fell into sin and plunged God’s good creation into decay and death, the Son of God would be “delivered up according to the definite plan and...

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Death has been Defeated

“Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.” – 1 Corinthians 15:1 Christ is risen; He is risen indeed, Alleluia. The above words of Paul implore us in the victorious work...

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Brought to the Cross

The weekends of Lent are a journey in and of themselves. What does a faithful journey to the cross of Jesus look like, even with our eyes in full focus of the hope of the resurrection? Is this journey still needed? What weights of life do we still carry with...

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IDENTIFIED: Being Christian Now

Week 1 – Timeless Yet Timely Audio PDF Week 2: Head: The Knowledge of Christ Audio PDF Week 3: Heart: The Attitude of Christ Audio PDF Week 4: Hands: The Behavior of Christ Audio PDF

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Advent

The word “advent” means “coming.” It’s during this season that we look back at the people who prophesied about the coming Messiah, the events immediately preceding Christ’s birth in Bethlehem, as well as look forward with joyful expectation to the time with Jesus will return again. We gather together in...

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Worshiping Together: It’s a Big Deal to God

Worshiping together is a big deal to God! For us as disciples, all of life’s activities stem from our time together in worship.Worship is literally practice for life. God restores and leads His people in worship so that we may be prepared for life outside the gathering. Seeing and experiencing...

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Discipleship Hour – Reformation 500

Join us on September 10, 17, and 24 for a special large group discipleship hour celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Discipleship Hour returns at the 9:25 AM discipleship time in the St. John’s School Gymnasium. We are blessed to have three speakers with us for this time of...

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Lives Marked by the Cross

Week 1 – Mercy PDF Handout Week 2 – Compassion PDF Handout Week 3 – Service PDF Handout Week 4 – Restoration PDF Handout Week 5 – Hope PDF Handout

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Midweek Bible Study – Epiphany-The Light of God

We are salt and light to the world in the many decisions we make each day. We know, though, that we are merely reflections of the True Light, Jesus Christ. He is the “true light that gives light to every man”! -John 1:9 Over the next three weeks we will...

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Discipleship Hour

Click here to register for one of the breakout sessions! You are invited to join those who want to be energized in their life of discipleship as we continue to gather on Sunday mornings for Discipleship Hour. Children, youth, and adults – there is something for everyone! A new series...

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The War on Family

We welcome Dr. Anthony Horvath as our keynote presenter for Discipleship Hour on January 8, 15, and 22. Dr. Horvath is the Executive Director of Athanatos Christian Ministries, as well as an author and presenter. His Family Ministry journey started with his commitment to the choice of life, when he...

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Midweek Bible Study – God Of Plans and Purpose

The Worship Series “God of Plans & Purpose” will run through the season of Epiphany. The title “God of Plans & Purpose” is based off of Romans 8:28 and draws from the Faith@Home discipleship class lessons. “God of Plans and Purpose” builds from the Romans 8:28 text into our lives...

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Discipleship Hour – Living Word

We had the privilege to hear from Mr. Dave Miskimen, LWLHS Executive Director, about the mission and vision of our partner ministry, Living Word Lutheran High School. Living Word has been providing “quality Christian education for lifelong leadership and service in God’s kingdom” since its founding over 16 years ago,...

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Midweek Bible Study – God’s Households

Week One (11/2/2016) – Family Household – Personal Discipleship Week Two (11/9/2016) – St. John’s Household – Congregational Discipleship Week Three (11/16/2016) – Stewards and Disciples (part 1) – Community Discipleship Week Three (11/16/2016) – Stewards and Disciples (part 2)

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Discipleship Hour – Faith Haven

Members of our Leadership Board love hearing from the family of St. John’s, and they are hearing from more and more of you about Faith Haven and its utilization. In response, the Leadership Board is hosting a Congregation “Town Hall” Meeting in the school gymnasium at 9:30 AM on October...

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Loaded Words

Freeing 12 Hard Bible Words from their Baggage We will be unpacking Heather Choate Davis’ book, Loaded Words, during our time together in Worship. Please take the opportunity to read ahead and engage in Discipleship in as many places as possible. Sept. 11 – “SIN” (Intro) Chapter 2 (Pages 17-32)...

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Midweek Bible Study – Loaded Words

Do you want to dig deeper into the sermon? Each week the pastor that is sharing God’s word will be leading bible study and digging deeper into the sermon texts. Join us and, maybe, find out what didn’t make the pastor’s final sermon edit cuts! Get the inside scoop! Audio...

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Discipleship Hour – Loaded Words

Loaded Words: Freeing 12 Bible Words from their Baggage We will be unpacking Heather Choate Davis’ book, Loaded Words, during our time together in Discipleship Hour. Please take the opportunity to read ahead and engage in Discipleship in as many places as possible. Sept. 11 – Introduction With Heather Choate...

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Colossians: From Life to Life

The book of Colossians leads us deeper in the gift of faith and the relationship God maintains with all of His creation through His Son. This sermon series is intended to demonstrate that God is our Life Giver, Redeemer, and Sustainer. He has established our identity in Christ; the Way,...

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Galatians – Living in the Gospel

Bring your Bible to worship for the opportunity to explore the Book of Galatians and the theme, “Living in the Gospel.” The following weekly themes will help us experience the richness of the Apostle Paul’s letter: May 29: Galatians 1: 1-12 (Paul’s Passion for the Gospel) June 5: Galatians 1:...

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Vision Living

“Vision Living” dives into the expressions of our Vision Statement, “Discipleship in as Many Places as Possible,” helping us to see the application of our vision and it’s expressions in our daily lives of discipleship. The goal of this series is to make the connection that “Discipleship in as Many...

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Seeing Ourselves within the Scriptures

This is a series of identity and vision: who we are and how we interact in the world. God’s Word becomes our lens for this. At St. John’s, we will use tools like the Small and Large Catechism to drive us deeper into God’s identity and vision for us. For...

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Songs of Lent

This series uses songs and psalms (the songs of the Bible) as a basis for each weekly service focused on the things we as Christians experience as we journey with Jesus to the Cross of Calvary: repentance, forgiveness, redemption, deliverance, protection, and joy. Audio Files: February 10, 2016 – To...

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