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Friday, August 12, 2018



August 12, 2018

 Liturgist and Ushers August 12, 2018:

 9AM Liturgist: Susan Crainshaw

9AM Ushers: Joe and Martha Schmidt

11AM Ushers: Jonathan and Dawn Montgomery

SUNDAY WORSHIP: Sunday, August 12, 2018 @9:00AM 11AM:

This week we come to the end of our summer of hope.  We now transition back into the flow of the school year and football season. We end our series on hope with a grand vision from the prophet Ezekiel.  It is this story that continues to convey hope to anyone who find themselves in the desolate valley of hopelessness.  God takes Ezekiel to the valley of dry bones and asks, “Ezekiel, can these bones live?”  All of us have experienced the valley of dry bones: the broken dreams; the places where we have completely given up; or people who we think they will never change.  God speaks dramatic hope into the desolate places of life.  In the sermon “Miraculous Hope,” this vision of Ezekiel helps us find the miracle of hope, and renews the power of God’s word for us.  As you read Ezekiel 37:4, 7-14 let the Word of the Lord bring fresh new hope to your valley of dry bones!  Ezekiel 37:4, 7-14 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet– a vast army. 11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD. ‘” (NIV)

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TODDLER CHURCH: (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, August 12, 2018 @11AM 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, August 12, 2018 @11AM in the Fellowship Hall ~ Join us for Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall at 11AM, with parent fellowship at pick up. Contact Stephanie Taylor atstephanie@sjpcjax.org for further information.



 LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, August 12, 2018 @10AM 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 further information.

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, August 12, 2018 @10AM in the Loft ~ The middle school and high school groups are studying First John. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.orgfor further information.


  KIRK HOUSE CLASSSunday, August 12, 2018 @10AM in the Kirk House ~ “Harmony of the Gospels” led by Kevin & Wendy Hunger. Join us as we study the book of Luke in relation to events in the other Gospels and Old Testament prophecies, traditions, and expectations of the Messiah. Drop-in’s welcome! Contact Kevin at kevinhunger@gmail.com or Wendi at wbirdh@comcast.net for further information.

NOLAN-PAJCIC CLASS: Sunday, August 12, 2018 @10AM in the Kindergarten Room 22 ~ Now is the perfect time to join! This group is studying the Epistle of First Peter