St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Friday, December 7, 2018
SJPC’s Week At A Glance:
Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday Worship
10:00 AM Sunday School Classes
11:00 AM Sunday Worship
11:00 AM Children’s & Toddler Church
4:00 PM Happy Birthday Jesus Party
5:00 PM Youth Group
Tuesday 7:00 AM Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday 12:00 PM Crotzer Bible Study
6:00 PM D-Life
6:00 PM Choir Practice
7:10 PM Contemporary Team Practice
Thursday 9:00 AM SJPC Moms’ Group
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Office Hours: Monday –Thursday, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
December 9, 2018 Liturgist and Ushers:
9:00 AM Liturgist: Erin Horne
9:00 AM Ushers: Joe and Martha Schmidt
11:00 AM Ushers: Charlie Phillips and Denise Warner
S.W.A.T. and LUNCH BUNCH will be meeting together on 12/16 @ 11:30 AM at the Florida Yacht Club for a Christmas lunch. Reservations are required. Please call Shirley Douglas at (904)771-0810 to RSVP.
WEDNESDAY MEN’S GROUP: The group will be reading “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. We meet every Wednesday morning from 6:00-7:15 AM at Maple Street in Murray Hill. This new study will be 20 weeks long (1/9/19 to 5/22/19). Please contact Trip Stanly at 904-866-2118 or email@example.com for more information.
WORSHIP ON THE LORD’S DAY
December 9, 2018
SUNDAY WORSHIP: Merry Christmas! In the second sermon of “Stealing Christmas,” we encounter robbery! In the sermon, “Robbed by Unrest” we begin to understand that inward peace can be very fragile and delicate. It can be taken from us by the “thieves” of peace. We turn to Luke 1:28-38 when Gabriel comes to Mary the mother of Jesus. She is probably around 15 years old, but she is already engaged to marry Joseph. When she hears the words of Gabriel, she experiences one of these thieves: being confused and perplexed. Yet, she manages to recover from this moment to find greater peace. We will experience things in this season that will threaten to take away our peace, but this young girl gives us great pointers to prevent our peace from being taken! As you prepare for worship, let the Prince of Peace reign in your heart! Luke 1:28-38: The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. (NIV)
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TODDLER CHURCH: (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, 12/9 @11:00 AM in the “Mother’s Morning Out” Preschool room ~ Toddlers are invited to attend church designed just for them. They will play games, enjoy a puppet show lesson, and sing songs designed specifically for their age group. Contact Mollie Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Sunday, 12/9 @11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall ~ Join us for Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 AM, with parent fellowship at pick up. Mollie Lackey at email@example.com for further information.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:
CHILDREN & YOUTH
LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, 12/9 @10:00 AM in the Rainy-Day Playroom ~ Pre-K through 1st and 2nd through 5th in the Rainy Day playroom. Please contact Mollie Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, 12/9 @10:00 AM in the Loft ~ The middle school and high school groups are studying Jonah. Contact Chris Kellam at email@example.com for more information.
YOUTH GROUP Sunday, 12/9 @5:00-7:00 PM in the Loft. The group is middle and high school combined. Join us as we play games, eat together and study the Bible. Contact Chris Kellam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:
KIRK HOUSE CLASS Kirk House @10:00 AM They are studying “Harmony of the Gospels”, a study of Jesus’ life and teachings from the book of Luke with added context of Old Testament prophecies and the traditions and teachings of the day. Led by Kevin & Wendi Hunger. Drop-ins welcome! Please contact Kevin at email@example.com or Wendi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOLAN-PAJCIC CLASS Kindergarten Room 22 @10:00 AM Now is the perfect time to join! This group is studying 1 Peter chapter 2. Contact Jim Nolan at email@example.com or Curry Pajcic at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FRIENDSHIP BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CLASS Chapel @10:00 AM The study is “God’s World and God’s People.” This will be an in-depth study of the book of Genesis from “In the Beginning” to today, living in God’s world. Please contact Diane McFadden at email@example.com for more information.
Women’s Class @10:00 AM in the “purple door room”/Room 23 in the preschool with a new study, “The Power of a Woman’s Word” by Sharon Jaynes. Join and “explore the power you possess and use it to speak life to those around you.” Please contact Heather Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES AND EVENTS:
Happy Birthday Jesus party Sunday, 12/9 Contact Mollie Lackey at email@example.com for more information.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, 12/11 @7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. The men’s group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact John Otterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
D-Life Wednesday, 12/12 @6:00-8:00 PM in the Kirk House. D-Life is a film and theater ministry aimed at MS and HS youth, providing an opportunity to participate in ministry and to build skills that are attractive and beneficial in life. We produce short films, funny skits, and play exciting games. Please contact Chris Kellam at email@example.com for more information.
SJPC Moms Thursday, 12/13 @9:00-11:00 AM in the Kirk House. The group is studying a devotional by Lysa TerKeurst: “The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained”. No prior attendance necessary. Please contact Pamela Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren McLaughlin at email@example.com for more information.