St. John’s Actors Going to Wittenberg, Germany

St. John's will be sending representatives of its theatre ministry to participate in an international gathering hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation.  In the shadow of the church...

Where Christ Finds Us

Third Sunday of Easter Prayer of the Day O God, your Son makes himself known to all his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in his redeeming work, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and...

Our Rolling Stones, God’s Cornerstone

Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day Introduction On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the “eighth day” of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new...

An Unlikely Resistance

Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday Prayer of the Day Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and...

Funeral Surprises

Fifth Sunday in Lent Prayer of the Day Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus...

Focusing the Eyes with Faith

Fourth Sunday in Lent Prayer of the Day Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the...

Our Thirst-Quenching Savior

Sunday, March 19, 2017 Third Sunday in Lent Introduction In today’s gospel the Samaritan woman asks Jesus for water, an image of our thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God’s grace flowing from the waters of baptism. The early church used this gospel...

Why? God So Loved

Sunday, March 12, 2017 Second Sunday in Lent Girl Scout Sunday Prayer of the Day O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your...

We are All Trans

Sunday, February 26, 2017 Transfiguration of Our Lord / Last Sunday after Epiphany Introduction Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On the mount of...

Confessions (and Hope) of a Mass Murderer

Sunday, February 12, 2017 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany / Lectionary 6 Introduction In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to...

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