Wednesday, February 13, 2013

St. John's Epistle for Ash Wednesday 2013

Dear Lenten people of God,

You are invited to the Ash Wednesday Service today at 7 pm in the sanctuary. We will move into the courtyard for the administration of the ashes part of the service so dress warmly for the outdoor part of the service. Copies of the Unbinding Your Heart book will be in the narthex so pick yours up and read the introduction and chapter one before your first class. 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of solemn observance in many Christian denominations, lasting for a period of approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. 
  • During Lent this year we have a Prayer Wall bulletin board in the sanctuary and the office building. Write your prayer requests and pin them there and we will join you in prayer. 
  • You are also encouraged to make each Wednesday a day of fasting and prayer. You may choose your way of fasting which may include skipping one or more meals or denying yourself of whatever media you prefer on Wednesday evenings. Use the time you carve out for prayer for our church and in particular for the Unbinding the Heart groups. 
Today we pray for Ken Krueger who is having hip replacement surgery and Ava Parker who is in the hospital. May God bring healing to their lives. More "happenings" are linked below if you scroll down below my signature. After awhile as you read and pray, you may begin to realize that the saying is true and worthy of full acceptance: Healing happens here.

Your soon to have a black cross on the forehead pastor,

"St. John's Flashlight" - 6 new articles

  1. Sunday, February 10 Inserts
  2. Our Weekly Schedule, February 10 - 17
  3. Amelia J. Birthday Wish
  4. Easter Lilies
  5. Ash Wednesday Service, February 13, 7 pm
  6. Jensen Campus, Small Steps New Wing Dedication
Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Burnham / Principled Mindful Connected (Jon's Blog, Facebook, Twitter
Pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church / Healing Happens Here (Church's WebsiteBlog, Facebook, Twitter
5020 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77035 (Map & Directions to church) / Phone church office 713-723-6262; Email church office 

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
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