Holy Week Worship
We hope you will join us for services during Holy Week this year. We will begin on Palm Sunday (Mar. 29) where we will remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance to Jerusalem when he was hailed as a king. Traditional service is at 9 am and contemporary service is at 11 am.
On Fri, Apr. 3 we will have a service at 7 pm to remember the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Childcare will be provided. Communion will be served Good Friday, but not Easter Sunday.
On Easter morning we will joyously celebrate Jesus’ resurrection! There will be an ecumenical sunrise service at 6 am at the Edwardsville City Park bandstand by the library. We will have services at St. John’s at 9 and 11 am.
During the Lenten Season we have been exploring the “I Am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. It is helping us find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?” If you have missed some of the earlier sermons, you can listen to them online.
Go & Be the Church
“And if you give yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom will become like midday.” Isaiah 58:10
At St. John’s we strive to be a missional congregation. God is calling all of us to be Disciples of Jesus; to get involved and be the hands and feet of Christ. The ultimate measure of the effectiveness of a congregation is not how many people come to the church, but how many people go from the church inspired to make a difference in the world. On Sun, Apr. 19, we will be offering several opportunities to join your church family as we go out and serve our community. There is something for everyone! Here are some of the ways you can help:
- General clean-up at the Glen Ed Pantry
- Working to get our Mission Garden ready
- Taking a bag and filling it with food for the Pantry (bring it back to church the next three Sundays).
- Sorting and packing food at the church to take to Pantry
- Taking loads of food to the Pantry
- Bingo at the Nursing Home
- Collecting food outside of Schnucks (Sat, Apr. 18)
- Working at the TWIGS building in Granite City to clean and organize.
On that Sunday we will start with a light lunch at noon, and then leave for our work sites. There will be sign-up sheets at the Servant Center at the back of the Ministry Center starting on Mar. 29. Come join us as we work together side by side to “Be the church.”