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The Wedding Party

Two Sundays ago, we heard a Gospel reading in church that was at best confusing, and at worst deeply disturbing. It was the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22:1-14. It goes like this: Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a […]

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Tuesday Night Bible Study

There are two things in particular that had the greatest impact on my spiritual growth and development: community and Bible study. I attended church every Sunday growing up, but it wasn’t until later on, when I found myself studying the Bible in a small group setting, that my spiritual life began to really flourish. I […]

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Farewell to Nancy Derr

On October 1 (less than three weeks from now), we will be celebrating Nancy Derr’s retirement as she concludes 19 years of ministry among us as the Director of our Church School. Nancy’s leadership and vision over the past two decades have transformed our Church School into the vibrant program that it is today, and […]

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Farewell for the Summer

Dear St. John’s, Thank you for your emails and cards wishing me a restful and rejuvenating Sabbatical. With the exception of this coming Sunday’s sermon, this will be my last official communication with you for three months. I will be away from June 5 – September 5. My first Sunday back with you will be […]

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Staff Transitions at St. John’s

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear St. John’s, I am writing to inform you of three significant staff transitions that will be occurring in the near future. Nancy Derr, Church School Director After 19 years of devoted service to our children and teens, […]

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