Because we won't be gathering for an in-person Lenten series this year, we offer "Living Well Through Lent," a daily devotional published by Living Compass, which provides tools and trainings to assist individuals, families, and congregations as they seek to live the life God calls them to in all areas of life—heart, soul, strength, and mind. We used a Living Compass resource for our Lenten series a couple of years ago and it was well-received. This year, ten very gifted writers help us reflect on this year’s theme of Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. There's also an invitation to join a Lent Facebook Retreat Group and sign up for daily devotional emails. You can download "Living Well Through Lent," join the Facebook group and sign up for the daily devotionals at livingcompass.org, all at no charge.
Jesus asked, "Who was the man's neighbor?" We want to answer that question, "We are the neighbor." Whether you live next door or across town, we understand ourselves to be neighbors, and we seek to live into the pledge we make in our baptismal covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourself. It's how we understand our identity as Christians. We welcome you to join us in this holy work.
We believe God knows our every prayer before we pray it, but we also know the power of prayer. Prayer is foundational to our common life, and we pray every day, for those in need, those who are sick or suffering, for the church, the nation and the world. We also pray every day for those living in our neighborhood. How can we pray for you? email@example.com or 409-385-4371.
We have returned to in-person worship, subject to some safety precautions. We ask you to practice distancing between family groups. Members of a family are able to sit together without distancing, but we ask others to maintain a safe (six feet) distance. All are asked to wear face coverings, and we will do temperature checks as you arrive. We'll have no congregational singing for now, and we will not receive wine at Communion. We are also regularly sanitizing surfaces, door handles, etc., for everyone's safety. We appreciate your assistance in adhering to these precautions.
If you are not able to join us in person, we invite you to join us in our worship online. We gather on Zoom beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a virtual coffee hour and check-in time. We will livestream the worship on Zoom and Facebook Live at 11 a.m. If you would like instructions for joining us on Zoom, please contact us HERE. If you would like to join us on Facebook, we invite you to visit the St. John's Facebook group HERE.