Thursday, February 7, 2013

St. John's Epistle for February 7, 2013

Dear set free people of God,

Unbinding Your Heart groups are forming now. Unbinding Your Heart is a 6 week book study and small group experience that will make you stronger in your personal walk with God, introduce you to a deeper relationship with other group members, and will strengthen our church and improve our ability to achieve our mission in the community. The groups will begin meeting around the First Sunday in Lent and finish around the end of March. Call the church office to learn more or join a group. 

This Sunday, February 10, at 5:00 pm, the youth in grades 6-12 will meet in Fellowship Hall to consider "Getting Real." How do we get real? We will talk about how we can be true to ourselves and how to get real. Mary, Dave, and Mark invite our young people to come and bring a friend and let's get real.

Next Wednesday, on February 13 at 7 pm in the sanctuary, you are invited to a powerful Ash Wednesday service that will include imposition of ashes on the forehead. During the service we will write a list of our sins which we will take outdoors into the courtyard. After burning our sins to signify our forgiveness by Christ, participants may come forward for the imposition of ashes. Rev. Linda Herron, our Parish Associate, will preach the sermon. Let us join together in worship and unity as we begin this Lenten season.

Remember in prayer Shelia Johnson in the death of her grandfather whose funeral service is today; Shannon DeSouza in the death of her grandmother this morning; Lisa Darr Jury at home recovering from a migraine; Harriet Harper at home recovering from a fall; Ava Parker at Southwest Memorial Hospital; and Jim Schneider at Bayou Manor.

Your unbinding pastor,

The 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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