Wednesday, April 25, 2012

St. John's Epistle for April 25, 2012

Dear Easter people,

The sermon this Sunday focuses on the beautiful shepherd in John 10:10-18. The risen Christ is the beautiful shepherd. He is risen. He is righteous. He is ready to serve and save his sheep. Thus, the sermon title for this Sunday: Christ the Beautiful Shepherd: Risen, Righteous and Ready. You may view a video of last Sunday's sermon. By the way, the choir and Mark sounded fantastic last Sunday!

This Sunday, April 29, we have several good things happening. The Presbyterian Women are having a Bake Sale. There is a Blood Drive. The Handbells are playing during worship. The youth are serving as liturgists and ushers during worship. We have a healing service. All of these opportunities for the Spirit to move mean this will be a great Sunday to invite a friend or family member to ride with you to worship at 10:30 am and perhaps even to Sunday School at 9 am.

Eddie Garza is at home now with hospice care. Keep him and Hilda in your prayers. They are such dear people. We stand with them in prayer as they make this journey.

We also remember our member William Ator who is back in Sudan during a time of increased tensions between the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan that have led to an attack on and destruction of a Bible school and a Presbyterian church, as well as 2 independent churches. Let's keep William in prayer and also his wife and children who are still here with us: Suzana Deng, Atillio Ator (12) and Yor Ator (10).

In March 2012, Braes Interfaith Ministries (BIM) food pantry served 832 clients including 302 children and 530 adults. BIM is one of many ways we reach out to the community and offer them the healing love of Christ, the beautiful shepherd. Let us continue to offer to others Christ's abundant life.

Your fellow pilgrim on this joyful journey,

Pastor Jon        

Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Burnham (Jon's Blog, Facebook, Twitter
Pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church (Church's WebsiteBlog, Facebook
5020 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77035 (Map & Directions to church)
Phone church office 713-723-6262; Email church office
Sunday Schedule: Church School for all ages: 9:00 am; Worship 10:30 am; Youth Fellowship 5 pm

St. John's Presbyterian Church
5020 West Bellfort / Houston, TX 77035
T. 713.723.6262 / F. 713.723-4015 / Email:
Worship Service: Sunday, 10:30 am / Sunday School: 9:00 am