February 5 – The Shack Movie and Discussion Event
April 29 – Outreach Task Force Introductory Meeting
May 5 – Outreach Task Force Begins
April 22 – Saturday Outreach Training Event, Godspace: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally
June 4 – Family Reunion Sunday Outdoor Worship & Picnic
June 29 – Pastor Hernandez Open Forum & Ice Cream Social
June 30 – Pastor Hernandez Leadership Dinner
July 1 – Pastor Hernandez Planting Gospel Seeds by Meeting Human Needs Neighborhood Outreach
July 2 – Pastor Hernadez preaches at St John
July 29 – Popcycle handout at Firemen’s Games
August 5 – St. John’s Ice Cream dessert at St. Johnsburg Firehouse Picnic
September 16 – Hearts and Hands Breakfast
September 17 – Prayer Cards Handout for School Families
October 22 – St John Breakfast & Baskets for Service Workers Servant Event
December 3 – Free Childcare for School Families event
December 12 – Hearts and Hands Training
December 14 – Grief Workshop at St John
December 18 – St John booth at Vendor Fair
Resuming our study on Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00pm
More information about the Revelation study HERE
How can you possibly understand all that the Bible teaches?
Getting to Know Jesus connects the dots between knowing the right Bible answers and having a real relationship with Jesus Christ. The six core teachings in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism summarize the most critical truths of the Bible. However, the heart of the Bible is not just to know the right answers; it is to know Jesus.
The book draws on the author’s personal experience as a pastor by presenting:
Getting to Know Jesus will help you discover a deeper meaning in worship, prayer, Bible study, and personal devotions and be more deeply connected to Jesus.
Bible Study based on the book at St John Lutheran Church in 2018
Week 1 January 7 Intro/Chapter 1, p. 1-36
Week 2 January 14 Chapter 2, p. 37-57
Week 3 January 21 Chapter 3, p. 59-66
Week 4 January 28 Chapter 4, p. 67-78
Week 5 February 4 Chapter 5, p. 79-88
Week 6 February 11 Chapter 6, p. 89-98
Week 7 February 18 Chapter 7, p. 99-108
Week 8 February 25 Chapter 8, p. 109-116
Week 9 March 4 Chapter 9, p. 117-125
Facebook Online Discussion Group
Getting to Know Jesus: Using the Six Core Teachings of the Bible to Grow in a Deeper Relationship with Jesus. By Paul Schult
by Sara Borgstede
I want to know Jesus.
For all my life, I’ve known about Jesus. Baptized as a baby, my parents took me to church every Sunday. I grew up knowing about Jesus from church, Sunday School, and Christian school. This foundational teaching is a blessing beyond measure.
Yet knowing about Jesus is so different from knowing Jesus.
I have read Bible stories.
I’ve memorized Scripture verses.
Yet do I have a personal, deep relationship with Jesus?
I remember when I first met my husband. We spent hours on the phone getting to know one another. (Remember, this was pre-email and we lived several states apart.) More than once, we spent all night on the phone, and this was when long-distance phone calls were expensive. I remember hearing my dad get up early for work, and I knew I was in big trouble because I was still on the phone from the night before!
I was willing to suffer the consequences of those phone all-nighters – falling asleep in class the next day, paying the huge phone bill, and getting in trouble with my parents, all because I craved getting to know this important new man in my life.
I wanted to know all the facts about my new boyfriend – what’s his favorite color? What toppings does he eat on his pizza? But even more, I wanted to know him. What are his hopes and dreams for the future? What are his deepest convictions?
In the same way, I desire that deep relationship with my Savior and Lord, Jesus.
Beginning January 2018 we will be using the book Getting to Know Jesus for a Sunday morning (10:15 am at St John) and online Bible Study (Facebook Group) led by Sara Borgstede
You can purchase the book at St. John for $12 or click HERE to purchase on Amazon print or Kindle