St. Johns Presbyterian Church


Thursday, August 22, 2019



9:00 AM

Sunday Worship


10:00 AM

Sunday School Classes


11:00 AM

Sunday Worship


11:00 AM

Children & Toddler Church


12:00 PM

Oven Inservice


5:00 PM

Youth Group


Family Promise



Family Promise



Family Promise


6:00 PM

Wednesday Youth Hangout


Family Promise



Family Promise


9:00 AM

Moms’ Group



Family Promise



Family Promise

St. Johns will be hosting multiple families from the Family Promise Ministry. The families will be staying in the Loft WORSHIP ON THE LORD’S DAY August 25, 2019

SUNDAY WORSHIP: This week, we continue in our series, “Hot Mess: Finding God in the Chaos of Life,” in 2 Corinthians 2, where Paul calls for the church to forgive a man whom they had disciplined. Many of the “hot messes” in our lives are a result of conflict and sin in the relationships around us, and it was no different for the Corinthian church. However, Paul understood that without forgiveness, the messes we make cannot be cleaned up. Without forgiveness, our communities are marked by division and despair instead of unity and love. When sinned against, we seek justice and revenge. Because we have sinned against God, we deserve justice and judgment. However, God has broken into the chaos of our lives and given us a path to forgiveness: Jesus Christ. That was true of the Corinthian church, and it is true of us as well. Because we have been forgiven by God, we are able and called to forgive others. When forgiveness takes place in our relationships and communities, Satan is outwitted and God is glorified. As you read 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, be reminded of God’s forgiveness of your sins and gift of forgiveness to share with others!


2 Corinthians 2:5-11 5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (NIV)





 OVEN INSERVICE Sunday, 8/25 after the 11:00 AM service. John Otterson will be demonstrating how to use our new convection oven in the kitchen. All are welcome.


YOUTH GROUP SERVICE DAY Sunday, 8/25 @5:00 PM Contact Chris Kellam at for further information.


WEDNESDAY YOUTH HANGOUT Wednesday, 9/28 @ 6:00 PM All middle and high schoolers are welcome! Bring your favorite game, snack, and friend, to the Kirk House as we spend time together. Please contact Chris Kellam at for more information.


SJPC MOMS’ GROUP WILL MEET IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL THIS WEEK Thursday, 8/29 @9:00-11:00 AM They are reading Grit and Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms by Suzanne Hadley Gosselin. No prior attendance is necessary. Contact Pamela Smith at or Lauren McLaughlin at for more information.



WEDNESDAY MEN’S GROUP Wednesday, 9/4 @6:00 AM @ Maple Street in Murray Hill The group will be reading Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby.  Please contact Trip Stanly at 904-866-2118 or for more information.


LUNCH BUNCH Sunday, 9/8 @ 11:30 AM at Ale Pie House on St. Johns Avenue. Call Katie Marple at (904)384-1382, if you plan to attend.


WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Monday, 9/9 @10:00 AM in the   Fellowship Hall.  The group will begin to read A Woman God’s Spirit Can Guide: New Testament Women Help You Make Today’s Choices, by Alice Mathews. The study discusses stories that remind us doors open in surprising places for women willing to say yes to God’s leading. Contact Diane McFadden at for more information.


TUESDAY Men’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, 9/10 @7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  The men’s group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact John Otterson at for further information.



Location: Session Room

         The group will begin studying Joshua and Glory Days, by Max Lucado.  Their first class will be August 25th.  Please read the first chapter of Joshua in preparation for class.  We will have the study guides available on the first day of class.  Contact Bill Mentz at for more information.


Women’s Class

Location: “Purple Door Room”/Room 23

Starting on 9/8, the group will begin studying The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer This group is open to all women and books are provided. Contact Heather Griffin at for more information.


Friendship Bible Fellowship Class

Location: Chapel

A study of the Old and New Testament on how God’s grace affects the lives of all believers and how we respond to God’s gift of grace. We will explore the many ways we can live and share the grace of God. Join us. Contact Diane McFadden at for more information.


nolan/Pajcic class

Location: Kindergarten Room 22

The group is studying 2 Peter Chapter 1. Contact Jim Nolan at or Curry Pajcic at for more information.


Kirk house class WILL NOT MEET 8/25

       The group is studying Harmony of the Gospels, a study of Jesus’ life and teachings from the book of Luke with added context of the Old Testament prophecies and the traditions and teachings of the day. Contact Kevin at or Wendi at for more information.   



Location: New Nursery

Pre-K through 1st and 2nd through 5th Contact Mollie Lackey at for more information.



This group is for middle school and high school students. Contact Chris Kellam at for more information.



TODDLER CHURCH (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, 8/25 @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 for more information.


CHILDREN’S CHURCH Sunday, 8/25 @11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall Join us for Children’s Church with parent fellowship at pick up. Contact Mollie Lackey at for more information.


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