Wednesday, March 20, 2013

St. John's Epistle for March 24, 2013

Dear holy week anticipating people,

We will gather in the courtyard this Sunday, March 24, at 10 am for a Palm Exchange on Palm Sunday. We will be joined there by our friends from Salem Evangelical Lutheran and Westbury United Methodist. Friends and neighbors are invited to join us for this event. Light refreshments will be provided. After a brief liturgy we will process back to our various churches. All are welcome!

On Maundy Thursday, March 28, we will have a special service at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary featuring the Lord's Supper and the stripping bare of the altar and the dimming of the lights.

Join me on Good Friday, March 29, at 12:55 pm at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (across the street from Kroger on West Bellfort Ave) for a 20 minute service including my brief reflection on Jesus' saying from the cross: "Woman, here is your son," as part of Salem's Tre Hour service. 

During worship on the next two Sundays we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. This  annual Special Offering supports the works of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People -- programs that continue to make a huge impact in the lives of others across the globe. You don't have to wait until Sunday to give. Here's how you can give now: 1) Give $10 by texting "OGHS" to 20222 / or 2) Give online.

Our prayers are with Dave Nelson and his family upon the death of his father in Moline, IL. Also, Parnell is back at home after spending the weekend in the hospital.

The sermon this Sunday continues the "Unbinding Your Heart" sermon series. The sermon title is "Catalytic Conversations" and the text is John 4:7-10, 16-29. Who will you invite to join you on this Palm Sunday?

Your also anticipating holy week 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

St. John's Presbyterian Church
5020 West Bellfort / Houston, TX 77035
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Worship Service: Sunday, 10:30 am / Sunday School: 9:00 am
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