St. John’s Lutheran Church Prayer Chain

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We are renewing the prayer chain list and are seeking church members who would like to be part of the prayer chain. Serving as “a pray-er” is quite simple and very rewarding.


          The way the chain works is that prayer requests are phoned into Anita Neitzel at (718) 442 2519. She writes down the request, prays, and then passes the prayer request on to the next person. If no answer, she leaves a message and calls the next person on the list to keep the chain of prayer going. When the last person on the chain receives the prayer request, they will let Anita know.


          Please pray about your participation and call me as God leads you.

 

God Bless You,

Joan Mohlenhoff

(718) 273 2644

 


Dinner


August Congregational Restaurant Crawl


Please be advised that the guest chef will be David Cavagnaro who is a member of our congregation. David will be preparing the below selections with the assistance of his wife Pam. This Congregational Restaurant Crawl is slightly different in that David requires to know in advance how many will be in attendance. Please see the below "Menu" if you're interested in attending.

 

American Grill Farm Dinner Summer

Wednesday, Aug. 21

7 to 9:30 p.m.

Vida Restaurant 381 Van Duzer St. Stapleton

 

Ingredients are sourced from our own West Brighton garden, including eggs, or from third-generation farm Hauser Hill in Old Bridge, N.J.

See Attached Menu and Cost

Menu.docx

 

 

Church Picnic


Saturday, September 14,2019

See below flyer and donation form

for further details

2019 Church Picnic Flyer.doc


2019 Picnic Donation Form.pdf

 

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http://www.stjohnslutheransi.org/photos.html


  Jesus our Shepherd

Bible Verse of the Month

Luke 15:7

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

 


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Pastor Bagnall's Message for the Season of Pentecost

 

The Feast of the Resurrection has passed, but it has not ended. The Season of Easter has passed, but it has not ended. It is the Season of Pentecost. We have celebrated the birth of our incarnate Savior, we have celebrated His death and resurrection, and we have celebrated His ascension into heaven. We have confessed with the whole catholic church on earth the unity in Trinity and the Trinity in unity, the essence of the Godhead in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And now, we rejoice in the promise of these blessed truths. We join with the angels, archangels, and the full company of heaven living in the glorious promise of the Gospel.

The Season of Pentecost is the season of growth, as the Church celebrates the spread of the Gospel around the world. It is the time of the Church year where the Church lives out the promises commemorated in the seasons that came before. We remember that we live in the promise of Christ’s Virgin Birth, in the promise of the Savior who came in flesh and blood to save His people (us) from their sins. We remember that we live in the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ on the cross with His holy precious blood and His innocent suffering and death. And we remember that we live in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection, that just as Christ rose from the dead, so too will we. We remember that we live each moment of each day as blessed Children of God through Baptismal Grace. That we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and promised a seat at the Lord’s Holy Table in Heaven. This is the Season of life, the new life we have in Christ, the life of hope, and promise. It is the day to day living out of the Gospel, the pure unadulterated peace of our salvation at the Lord’s holy Altar. It is the season of being, of existing in the hope poured out by Christ. It is the 8th day of creation, the season of pure grace, of receiving from the Father the fruits of His Son as His beloved children through our Baptism into Christ.

There are those who say that Pentecost is the Season of the Spirit, the season of the Church year where the Holy Spirit has His time to shine. And to some degree this is true, the Spirit does the will of the Father by pointing to the Son. But in Pentecost as in every Season of the Church Year, Christ is the one who shines, for He is the Gospel, He is your salvation, He is the embodiment of all that is necessary to save you from death and hell. And so, in the Season of Pentecost, as in the Christmas Season and the Easter, we rejoice in Christ. In His coming in flesh and blood, in His death and resurrection, in His ascension into heaven, and now in the promise of His holy altar, the life lived in His Means of Grace. It is the Season of fulfillment as the baptized receive the blessings given, shed, and offered for the salvation of their souls, in the sure and certain hope of Jesus Christ.

 

In Peace,

Pastor Bagnall

           

 
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