Weekly Newsletter

Upcoming Events

All St. John's Wednesday Activities are cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday the 17th including Prayer at 8:30am, Mid-Day Communion at 12pm, and Youth Group at 6:30pm.

St. John's Youth Group
will resume on Wednesday, January 24th with a Game Night. For future reference, youth group will be cancelled whenever Williamson County Schools are cancelled.

St. John's Children Worship will hold a short meeting for those interested in volunteering on Sunday, January 28th immediately after the worship service.
Email with any questions.

St. John's Annual Chili Cook Off
is ON for this Sunday, January 21st. Pull out all the stops and make the best chili of St. John’s! A team of judges will make the determination while we all enjoy the hard work. There will be prizes! For those not making chili, last names A-H bring desserts and I-Z bring sides. The church will provide salad, drinks and paper products. Email lisadurr@hotmail.com if you plan on making chili.

“Chalking the Door”—A part of church history is the custom of blessing homes during Epiphany. A family would hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live, work with and visit them. In this way, we invite Jesus to be a “guest” in our home, a listener to each conversation, a guide for troubled times, and a blessing in times of thanksgiving. “Chalking the door” or the door step may be used as a way to celebrate and literally “mark” the occasion. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were told to mark their doors with the blood of the lamb on the night of the Passover to ensure that the angel of death would pass them by. Deuteronomy 6: 9 says that we shall “write [the words of God] on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, … and you shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates.” Email Father Michael at to schedule a house (or office) blessing during Epiphany.

Outreach Opportunities
Prayer

Prayer care available--To be prayed for, please email with any requests or joys. If you have questions about the prayer ministry, please contact Liz Smith at .

  • Pray for healing: David, Cullen, Dick, Steven, Gary, Heather, Amy, Ed, Ellie, Cheryl
  • Pray for comfort for those who mourn losses
Weekly Lectionary Readings

Next Sunday’s Lectionary                                   Third Sunday after the Epiphany
First Lesson:  Jonah 3:1-5,10                                                  Psalm: 62:6-14
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31                                   Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

Monday, January 15, 2018Psalm 86; 1 Samuel 9:27-10:8; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Tuesday, January 16, 2018Psalm 86; 1 Samuel 15:10-31; Acts 5:1-11
Wednesday, January 17, 2018Psalm 86; Genesis 16:1-14; Luke 18:15-17
Thursday, January 18, 2018Psalm 62:5-12; Jeremiah 19:1-15; Revelation 18:11-20
Friday, January 19, 2018Psalm 62:5-12; Jeremiah 20:7-13; 2 Peter 3:1-7
Saturday, January 20, 2018Psalm 62:5-12; Jeremiah 20:14-18; Luke 10:13-16