Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. John's Epistle for March 13, 2013

Dear mission minded people of God,

This Sunday is a healing service at 10:30 am. You may come forward for healing of relationships, body, mind, spirit, finances, or for any other kind of healing you seek for a loved one or yourself.

This Sunday we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Living Waters for the world (LWW) and as of January 2013 has installed 495 water treatment units all over the world. St. John's has participated in four successful installations in Haiti, Mexico and Cuba— making a difference in preventing water borne diseases in the name of Christ.

St. John's members John Freeman, Brad Urquhart and Léonie Tchoconté are joining with partners ChristChurch Bellaire, St. Philip Presbyterian and the Rotary Club to install a system in Chankom, Yucatan, Mexico. We will partner with a small Presbyterian church in Chankom, Iglesia Roca Eterna. The residents are building a structure which when complete will house the water treatment system.

Chankom is a community of about 3,000 residents who have very limited access to potable water. Our LWW team is raising funds for equipment (about $15,000) and will soon travel to Chankom to assemble, teach, train and guide operations. The system can produce up to 300 gallons per day, will be run by locals, and should be self-sustaining within two years. Great mission!

I will teach a Sunday afternoon Inquirer's Class as an orientation for those who are new to the church on Sunday, April 21 from 4-7 pm in the Session Room with a light dinner provided. Those who come may then join the church on Sunday, April 28, during worship.

Our students, parents and teachers are in our prayers during this week of Spring Break. May the Lord protect those who are traveling and give rest to those who are home. Speaking of prayer, here is a recording of last Sunday's sermon The Prayer Plunge

Finally, here is the March 2013 edition of our church newsletter, The Beacon.

Your prayerful pastor,

The Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Burnham / "Principled :: Mindful :: Connected" (Jon's BlogFacebookTwitter
Pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church / "Healing Happens Here" (WebsiteBlogFacebookTwitter)
5020 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77035 / Email church office  | Phone church office 713-723-6262

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Worship Service: Sunday, 10:30 am / Sunday School: 9:00 am
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