Upcoming Opportunities

St. Johns Presbyterian Church


Friday, April 12, 2019

Sunday 9:00 AM   Sunday Worship
10:00 AM   Sunday School Classes
11:00 AM   Sunday Worship
11:00 AM   Children & Toddler Church
11:30 AM   Lunch Bunch
5:00 PM   Youth Group
Wednesday 6:00 AM   Men’s Group
  6:00 PM   Wednesday Hangouts
Thursday 9:00 AM   Moms’ Group
  10:00 AM   S.W.A.T. Easter Bingo Celebration
  7:00 PM   Maundy Thursday Service
Friday 7:00 PM   Good Friday Service
Saturday 10:00 AM   Easter Egg Hunt

SIGN UP FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL TODAY at sjpcjax.org under the Vacation Bible School tab!

VBS Volunteer Luncheon: 5/5 after the 11:00 AM service

VBS Kickoff: 6/2

VBS: 6/3-6/6



We come to an end of our Lenten sermon series entitled, The Quest to Be Free.  One of the pervasive realities that we confront in our lives is blindness.  Your sight may be fine, but that does not mean you can truly see!  Spiritual blindness is pervasive and it prevents us from finding the joy and fellowship that God intends for us.  When we are able to overcome our blindness to ourselves and to God, then we make better decisions; we have greater focus; and we find greater peace.  We need God’s help to see the truth in order to be set free from our blindness.  Jesus came to humanity to bring God’s light that can overcome the darkness of the human spirit.  This week, we turn to Luke 19:35-44 to the Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  It is a joyful prelude of celebration followed by the suffering and tragedy of Jesus upon the cross.  Yet, it offers us the path to overcome our blindness and truly see God’s power at work in our lives.  Prepare your heart to see the truth as you read Luke 19:35-44: They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. 37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” 40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace– but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”  (NIV)


 LUNCH BUNCH Sunday, 4/14 @ 11:30 AM at Simply Sara’s Contact Katie Marple at (904) 384-1382 if you plan to attend.

YOUTH GROUP Sunday, 4/14 @5-7:00 PM in the Loft The group is MS and HS combined. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.

MEN’S GROUP Wednesday, 4/17 @6:00 AM at Maple Street in Murray Hill The group is reading Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.  The study is 20 weeks long. Contact Trip Stanly at (904)866-2118 or wastanly@hotmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS Wednesday, 4/17 @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. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.

SJPC Moms Thursday, 4/18 @9:00-11:00 AM in the Loft The group is reading Real Moms . . . Real Jesus: Meet the Friend who Understands by Jill Savage. No prior attendance is necessary. Contact Pamela Smith at barbregirl3@aol.com or Lauren McLaughlin at lmclaughlin7@yahoo.com for more information.

S.W.A.T. EASTER BINGO CELEBRATION Thursday, 4/18 @ 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall Please R.S.V.P. to Shirley Douglas at (904) 771-0810 if you plan to attend.

*Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, 4/18 @ 7:00 PM at Tru Way Church. The church bus will be available for those who need rides.

 *Good Friday Service Friday, 4/19 @ 7:00 PM at St. Johns Presbyterian Church

 *These services will be in collaboration with TRU WAY Church of the Living Christ

 EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, 4/20 @ 10:00 AM

Coming Up:

Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, 4/21 @ 6:30 AM at Stockton Park

Easter Traditional Service Sunday, 4/21 @ 9:00 AM at St. Johns Presbyterian Church

 Easter Contemporary Service Sunday, 4/21 @ 11:00 AM at St. Johns Presbyterian Church

 CHURCH PICNIC Sunday, 4/28 After the 11:00 AM service


TODDLER CHURCH (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, 4/14 @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 more information.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH Sunday, 4/14 @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 Mollie Lackey at mollie@sjpcjax.org  for more information.


 LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL Location: New Nursery ~ Pre-K through 1st and 2nd through 5th gather in the new nursery. Contact Mollie Lackey at mollie@sjpcjax.org for more information.

Youth Sunday school Location: The Loft his group is for middle school and high school students. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.


KIRK HOUSE CLASS Location: Kirk House They are 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. Led by Kevin & Wendi Hunger. Contact Kevin at kevinhunger@gmail.com or Wendi at wbirdh@comcast.net for more information.

NOLAN-PAJCIC CLASS Location: Kindergarten Room 22 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 Location: Chapel A study of Christian discipleship, ministry, and understanding God’s call to each of us. How do we serve God’s people, as recorded in the Gospels of Mark and Luke? Want to learn your place of service? Join us. Contact Diane McFadden at bmdm56@gmail.com for more information.

Men’S CLASS Location: Session Room They are studying Romans. Contact Bill Mentz, Pastor Jon, or John Otterson at wmmentz@gmail.comjon@sjpcjax.org, or john.otterson@iff.com for more information.

Women’s Class Location: “Purple Door Room”/Room 23 They are studying The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a life of love and faith without borders. Contact Heather Griffin at mummaw1231@yahoo.com for more information.

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Office Hours: Monday –Thursday, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM