Thursday, June 28, 2012

St. John's Epistle for June 28, 2012

Dear people who persevere in faith despite opposition,

Our proposed single parent family ministry is generating interest in the community. The congregation voted about 130 for and 4 against approving the concept of a single family ministry. The presbytery supports it and we have strong and trustworthy partners. Many people in Houston are not aware that the Presbyterian Children's Home has been serving children across the state of Texas for over 100 years and they have an endowment of over $100 million. We know them well due to our twelve year relationship with them where one of their staff members has an office in our church office. Answers to frequently asked questions about the single parent family ministry are available here.

Vacation Bible School has been great this year! Thank you to all the leaders and participants. It seems like the best one in past five years to me and I appreciate Mary Sterner and all the volunteers who made this happen. 

Our prayers are with George; Johnny and Linda for health issues. Also, our prayers are with Lelia Agar and her mother Ernie D since Lelia has been placed under hospice care.

Come to worship this Sunday and hear how the gospel reading from Mark 5:21-43 speaks to our current situation. It is quite remarkable the similarities between the two.

I am going on vacation from July 2-29. During that time Rev. Linda Herron, our Parish Associate, will handle the pastoral and preaching duties. Thanks, Linda. My family and I look forward to visiting with our family and friends in Mississippi and taking a few side trips as well. The next issue of The Epistle will be published on August 2. Until then, keep the faith.

Your walking this faith journey alongside you pastor,

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