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Services are cancelled for this coming Sunday and March 29th. Please be looking for some short services being posted on our St. Johannes Lutheran Church Facebook page or being e-mailed to you.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at (843)722-8906.

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

St. Johannes Lutheran Church
March 22, 2020

Kyrie eleison, on our world and on our way. Kyrie eleison, every day!

from Setting 4 of the Lutheran Liturgy

  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE --Dr. Michael Kogan's Bible Study on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM!
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE --Women's Bible Study-Home of Cynthia Mays  MONDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 9  Maundy Thursday Service
  • Friday, April 10  Good Friday Service
  • Sunday, April 12- Easter Sunday
  • April 19th Citadel Sunday- The Citadel Cadets will lead the service.
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Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. “I was blind, now I see,” declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God’s beloved children. As David was anointed king of Israel, in baptism God anoints our head with oil, and calls us to bear witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives.

I was blind, but now I see! 
Click on picture to hear a beautiful arrangement!

Readings and Psalms

A beautiful Hymn to listen to during this critical time in our lives!
Definition of Missions
"Missions is as essential to the church as breathing is to the body.  Breathing is natural and normal for a healthy body. Similarly. missions is natural and normal for a healthy church.

Missions is so essential to the church that without missions a church isn't a church at all! Unless a church is engaged in missions, it fails to reflect the nature and will of God in the world."

Outreach Project for St. Johannes

Help Tricounty Family Ministeries by donating individual toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and deodorant

Please come out and help the last Friday of each month!  9:00 AM-1:00 PM   Giving back to the community is what church is about!

Lutheran Disaster Response
Nashville Tornado  -  March 2020
In early March 2020, a powerful tornado ripped through Nashville and other parts of Tennessee, leaving destruction in its wake. At least 24 people were been killed, homes and other buildings were destroyed, and thousands of people are without electricity.
Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) is working with those in the impacted area — including the ELCA Southeastern Synod, Inspiritus (formerly known as Lutheran Services of Georgia and Lutheran Services in Tennessee) and local congregations — to respond with immediate relief. Given the extent of the destruction, recovery is expected to take years. LDR plans to accompany the synod and Inspiritus to address survivors’ needs over the long haul.
 
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes” will be used entirely (100%) to assist those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete. Together, we can support those on the long road to recovery. Please give today.
Checks should be made to “St. Johannes Lutheran Church and marked for “Nashville Tornado.”  We will be accepting donations to help those impacted by this disaster through the end of April 2020. Up to $500 will be used from the Semken Outreach Fund to match donations that are received.

St. John's Lutheran Church - Nashville, TN
see pictures above

Bereaved: The family and friends of the Reverend John L. Satterwhite.
Sick and/or Recovering:
 Connie Morgan, Betty Budds, Charles Long III,  Anne Foster, Marie Mood, Barbara Lyerly, John Fowlkes, Mary Sweat, Elmore Marlow, Ted Bowers, Bob Oswald, Bill Cornwell, Marilyn Stehmeier, Harry Kluttz, Pooh Kanapaux, Cynthia Mays
 

Prayer for Healing

I don't always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.

I absolutely believe you have the power to heal. You demonstrated that on earth, and you still heal in miraculous ways today. Even when my faith is weak, you say it is enough, and my love for you is strong. And I know you already hold my heart and life in your hands. It's up to you. If I can bring you more glory through healing, then that's what I ask for. That's what I desire.

But if your answer is no, or not now, I know that your grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, I want your will to be my will. I look forward to spending an eternity with you. But Lord, if you have planned still more for me to do here on this earth, I not only need and want your physical healing, Lord, but a thorough, deep-down cleansing and strengthening—a whole-hearted renewal of all that I am. Because all that I am is yours. Use this trial to strengthen me from a "what-if" faith to a "no-matter-what" faith. And no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory. In Jesus's name, Amen.

The St. Johannes Questionnaire is almost ready!

If you did not receive a questionnaire, contact the church office.  Copies will be available in the form of an  email, a text,  or printed copy.
The St. Johannes Listening/Transition Team has handed out the congregation-wide Questionnaire. 
Please return them by March 19th.  The Team will plan a series of Listening Posts, so the results of the Questionnaire will be shared, along with a chance to share any additional information for the health and well being of the congregation.  

Dr. Bill Mitcham, St. Johannes' Consultant
Jeff, Boss, Chair of Committee
Kathy Allison, Recorder

CALL FOR MUSICIANS

We have Many Gifts and One Spirit!   We will have Music Ministry rehearsals for anyone interested in singing, playing handbells, or playing any other instrument as we prepare for Easter!  Scheduled rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM
If you have any questions, please contact
Sean Holleran at (502)533-0785 or swholl01@gmail.com. 

“Let every instrument be tuned for Praise, let all rejoice who have a Voice to raise!”

 
 

The Parsonage at
St. Johannes

Call Manager, Barbara Pace, to schedule your wedding, reception, bridal luncheon, dinner party, including week's stay in this beautiful home!
843-789-0639
bapace7223@att.net
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Assistant editor: Amy Bifano
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