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Dare to Dream

Having just completed and shared our newest vision plan with the congregation during Charge Conference in November, the first part of 2015 is an opportune time for us to understand our own mission in life and in the church. Join us, beginning January 11, as we use Mike Slaughter’s book Dare to Dream: Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life as our guide for a new 6-week sermon series.

Much of our Strategic Plan at St. John’s is centered on becoming a more missional church, so we believe this is a great way to start out the New Year. It’s an opportunity to look more closely at our lives, and dare to dream about the possibilities of a life lived in God’s grace and love. By the end of the series, hopefully all of us will have begun the journey of figuring out God’s dream and call in our lives. ~ Pastor Sheryl 
 

Jan. 11 Dreaming the Dream – Genesis 28:10-13

Jan. 18 Discovering Your Birthright – Ephesians 4:11-13

Jan. 25 Your Burning Bush – Exodus 3:4-6

Feb. 1 Lose Your Buts – Exodus 3:11-12

Feb. 8 What is in Your Hand? – Exodus 4:2-5

Feb. 15 Perseverance –Matthew 6:22-24




Sunday Worship Schedule: traditional style worship at 9 am, Sunday school for all ages at 10 am, and contemporary style worship at 11 am.



 
Winter Patrol

During the winter months the Tuesday Night Men’s Group ministers to the homeless people of St. Louis. On Wednesday evenings they load the church van with supplies and drive to St. Louis. They follow a route with typically nine or ten stops at places where homeless people often stay. They check on their well-being, visit with them and give them sack dinners, warm clothing, blankets, water and other supplies. There are several ways you can help with this ministry:


  • Join the men and women who are going out each week. If you've been interested in joining a ministry that works in a direct, face-to-face way, this could be your opportunity.
     
  • Donate items that will be distributed to the homeless. Items that are always needed are: bottled water, firewood, candles, cheese or peanut butter crackers, socks, men’s and women’s gloves, Capri Sun drinks, hoodies and coats (big sizes), batteries (all sizes), blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights and battery operated radios. There are collections bins in the Helping Hallway at church.
     
  • Pray for the homeless, and for those from St. John’s who are trying to reach out to them.
     
  • Prepare 30 sack dinners that will be distributed each week. Food donations are also needed. Sign-up at the Servant Center.

Thank you to everyone who has provided food and supplies for these trips. The sack dinners are one of the best meals they get each week, and they have made the ministry especially helpful.