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St. Johns Presbyterian Church


Sunday 9:00 AM   Sunday Worship
10:00 AM   Sunday School Classes
11:00 AM   Sunday Worship
11:00 AM   Children & Toddler Church
Wednesday 6:00 AM   Men’s Group
6:00 PM   Wednesday Hangouts
Thursday 9:00 AM   SJPC Mom’s Group
  6:00 PM   Stephen Ministries Class

General Questions?  Email us: sjpc@sjpcjax.org

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


February 17, 2019 Liturgist and Ushers:

 9:00 AM Liturgist: Susan Crainshaw

9:00 AM Ushers: Becky Mentz and Margaret Alexander

11:00 AM Ushers: Alice Barrett and Broward Milam

This Week:

MEN’S GROUP Wednesday, 2/20 @6:00 AM at Maple Street in Murray Hill The group is reading “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John BunyanThe study is 20 weeks long. Please contact Trip Stanly at (904) 866-2118 or wastanly@hotmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS Wednesday, 2/20 @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 they spend time together. Please contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for more information.

SJPC Moms Thursday, 2/21@9:00-11:00 AM in the Kirk House. The group is reading “Real Moms . . . Real Jesus: Meet the Friend who Understands” by Jill Savage. No prior attendance is necessary. Please contact Pamela Smith at barbregirl3@aol.com or Lauren McLaughlin at lmclaughlin7@yahoo.com for more information.

Living Waters Team The Loop of Avondale fundraiser is back! 10% of your lunch and/or dinner proceeds will benefit Living Waters mission trip. Get your receipt stamped by The Loop, then bring your receipt to church the following Sunday or place it in the offering plate.


February 17, 2019

SUNDAY WORSHIP: We have just finished Valentine’s Day but we are continuing our sermon series, Connecting to a Higher Love.  In this week’s sermon, Costly, we have to recognize that genuine lasting love has a price.  To truly love someone, is to hurt with them, for them and because of them.   When we think that love is only romance and roses, then we will be disappointed because staying together requires a love that is determined and committed.  God understands this type of love better than us.  God has suffered rejection after rejection, but refuses to give up on the human race.  Jesus suffered a horrible death in order to truly love all of us.  One of the great differences of the Christian faith from any other is God’s commitment to love all of us regardless!  Our scripture this week is taken from John 15:9-17, Jesus continues to teach his disciples and all of us about God’s love and that we should love each other.  Yet, how can we love each other?  Our love is conditional.  Our love is self-centered.  Our love seeks our good.  Only through the power of God’s unconditional love can we love one another with a genuine lasting love.  Jesus helps us to find the power of this love.  Sense God’s love for you as you read John 15:9-17:  9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit– fruit that will last– and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

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TODDLER CHURCH: (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, 2/17/19 @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. Please contact Mollie Lackey at mollie@sjpcjax.org for more information.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Sunday, 2/17/19 @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. Please contact Mollie Lackey at mollie@sjpcjax.org  for more information.



LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, 2/17/19 @10:00 AM in the new nursery ~ Pre-K through 1st and 2nd through 5th gather in the new nursery. Please contact Mollie Lackey at mollie@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. Please 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. Please 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. Please contact Diane McFadden at bmdm56@gmail.com for more information.

 SJPC Men’S CLASS Session Room @10:00 AM They are studying Romans. 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 March they will begin a new 3-month spring study, The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a life of love and faith without borders. Please contact Heather Griffin at mummaw1231@yahoo.com for more information.