Upcoming Opportunities

St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Friday, October 12, 2018


Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday Worship
10:00 AM Sunday School Classes
10:00 AM New Members’ Class
11:00 AM Sunday Worship
11:00 AM Children’s & Toddler Church
11:30 AM Lunch Bunch
5:00 PM Youth Group
Monday 10:00 AM Women’s Bible Study: Lesson 2
Wednesday 6:00 AM Men’s Group
12:00 PM Crotzer Bible Study
6:00 PM Wednesday Hangouts
6:00 PM Choir Practice
7:10 PM Contemporary Team Practice
Thursday 9:00 AM SJPC Moms Group

October 14, 2018

Liturgist and Ushers for October 14, 2018:
9:00 AM Liturgist: Erin Horne
9:00 AM Ushers: Tony Nasrallah and Margaret Alexander
11:00 AM Ushers: Jim and Pat Mesing

SUNDAY WORSHIP: Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM:
In our series “Keep Calm and Consider” we move to a well-known event of Jesus with his disciples. Matthew 14:23-33 is Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee while his disciples are struggling against “contrary winds.” This passage is an excellent study in the power of fear and anxiety for a group as well as an individual. All of us have experienced moments of anxiety when we get on the “crazy train” and fear begins to control us! This is what happens to the disciples! In the sermon “Rescue” we find that Jesus’ response to the disciples and Peter helps us to manage worry in our lives. There is always a danger that our fears will control us but as you read Matthew 14:23-33 notice the actions of Jesus. Matthew 14:23-33: 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (NIV)

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TODDLER CHURCH: (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, 10/14 @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 mollie@sjpcjax.org for further information.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Sunday, 10/14 @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. Contact Stephanie Taylor at stephanie@sjpcjax.org for further information.


LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, 10/14 @10:00 AM in the Rainy-Day Playroom ~ Pre-K through 1st and 2nd through 5th in the Rainy Day playroom. Please contact Stephanie Taylor at stephanie@sjpcjax.org for more information.

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, 10/14 @10:00 AM in the Loft ~ The middle school and high school groups are studying Jonah. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.

YOUTH GROUP Sunday, 10/14 @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 chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.


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! Contact Kevin at kevinhunger@gmail.com or Wendi at wbirdh@comcast.net 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 james.nolan@gray-robinson.com or Curry Pajcic at curry@pajcic.com 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. Contact Diane McFadden at bmdm56@gmail.com for more information.
SJPC MEN’S CLASS Session Room @10:00 AM They are continuing to study the 23rd Psalm. Please contact Bill Mentz or Pastor Jon at wmmentz@gmail.com or jon@sjpcjax.org 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 mummaw1231@yahoo.com for more information.


LUNCH BUNCH Sunday, 10/14 @11:30 AM at Ale Pie House Please contact Katie Marple at (904)384-1382 for more information.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S GROUP Wednesday, 10/17 @6:00 AM at Maple Street in Murray Hill. The group is reading “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. Please contact Trip Stanly at 904-866-2118 or wastanly@hotmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS Wednesday, 10/17 @6:00 PM in the Kirk House. 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 chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.

SJPC MOMS Thursday, 10/18 @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. Contact Pamela Smith at barbregirl3@aol.com or Lauren McLaughlin at lmclaughlin7@yahoo.com for more information.