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St. Johns Presbyterian Church


Friday, May 25, 2018

In observance of Memorial Day, the office will be closed  Monday, May 28th and  will reopen Tuesday, May 29th.


 Liturgist and Ushers for May 27, 2018:

 9am liturgist: Chuck Stratmann

9am ushers: Joe and Martha Schmidt  

11am ushers: Dawn and Johnathan Montgomery   

SUNDAY WORSHIP: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @9:00AM 11AM:


This week in our sermon series, False Pictures, we deal with a topic that impacts our lives every day!  James devotes Chapter 3 to a member of the human body this is all but uncontrollable: the tongue!  All of us understand the power of the words in our hearts and souls.  It seems we are bombarded by negative words on a daily basis.  We long remember the hurtful words that have been spoken to us in the past.  In the sermon, The Power of Spiritual Wisdom, James encourages us that our words can build peace, be filled with mercy, and be tempered with compassion.  When we follow God’s wisdom for our lives, then it leads us to a good place and helps us to control how we use our words.  As you prepare for worship, notice how the negative words in your mind create a false picture of despair and hopelessness.  Let these words from James bring the brilliant light of truth to your life!  It has the power to set us free!  James 3:9-18: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. (NIV)

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 TODDLER CHURCH: (toddlers ages 2 thru 4): Sunday, May 27, 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, May 27, 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 at stephanie@sjpcjax.org for further information.



LITTLE FLOCK SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, May 27, 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @10AM in the Loft ~ The middle school and high school groups are studying First John. Breakfast is provided. Contact Chris Kellam at chris@sjpcjax.org for further information.


SJPC WOMEN’S CLASS: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @10AM in the Library ~ Connect with ladies of all ages as we read through “Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living” by Shauna Niequest. Come as you are (no prep or homework required). Please contact Heather Griffin at mummaw1231@yahoo.com or

(904)710-7427 for further information.

KIRK HOUSE CLASS: Sunday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2018 @10AM in the Kindergarten Room 22 ~ Now is the perfect time to join! This group is studying the Epistle of First Peter. Contact Jim Nolan at james.nolan@gray-robinson.com or Curry Pajcic at curry@pajcic.com for further information.

 FRIENDSHIP BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CLASS: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @10AM in the Chapel ~ This group is studying “The Present Word, Faith in Action.” The study will help us see the many dimensions of Christian faith and how these are expressed in our lives, in the church, and in our service to others in the world. Contact Diane McFadden at bmdm56@gmail.com for further information.


SJPC MEN’S CLASS: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @10AM in the Session Room They are  studying the book “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado. Books are provided. Please contact Bill Mentz or Pastor Jon at wmmentz@gmail.com or jon@sjpcjax.org for further information.


YOUTH GROUP: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @5-7pm 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 further information.

Tuesday Men’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @7:00AM in the Fellowship Hall. This is the final meeting before they take their summer break. Contact John Otterson at otterpjk@att.net for further information.

SJPC Moms: Thursday, May 31, 2018 @9-11:00AM in the Kirk House ~ The group will continue reading “The Passionate Mom, Dare to Parent in Today’s World” by Susan Merrill, which uses the Old Testament’s Nehemiah as a guide. Come for a time of fellowship and to connect with other moms in the church and the community! No prior attendance or homework required. Please contact Pamela Smith at barbregirl3@aol.com or Lauren McLaughlin at lmclaughlin7@yahoo.com for further information.

Coming up:

Vbs kickoff

June 3 5-7pm

This is an event for the whole family. We will have dinner and water slides to kick off a fun week!!!

VBS June 4-7 5-8pm

St. Johns VBS is for Children ages 4 through 5th grade completed. Dinner is also included!

Sign up now @ sjpcjax.org

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Monday, June 4, 2018 @10AM in the KIRK HOUSE. The Bible study will be meeting in the kirk house not the fellowship hall. Please contact Diane McFadden at 904-384-0493 for further information.