Hymn of the Day - July 17
"Word of God, Come Down to Earth" is the Hymn of the Day this Sunday, July 17. Hear it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXyiOjv5g8s. The Hymn of the Day is always the primary song of the congregation, a hymn that reflects the theme of the day or the assigned Gospel text.
When you come to church this Sunday, July 17, the steeple of the church will likely have been removed. This is part of construction related to placing a cell tower inside of our steeple. During this part of the project, our organ has been shut down and protected. Access to the sanctuary and equipment in the parking lot might necessitate some adjustments on our part. Depending upon the weather and schedules of contractors, we hope the project completion will be only a few weeks.
Members of St. John's Lutheran and St. Francis Episcopal worked together to feed and help to homeless of New York City. The event was coordinated through Midnight Run, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless of New York City. Eleven volunteers drove into New York City the night of May 6 in two cars and one small truck, which had all the food, clothing, and toiletries to be distributed. The weather cooperated by having a break in the rain that had been falling all day. The truck was almost empty by the end of the night.
There were many ways to help: donating clothes, food, or money, sorting and organizing the clothing and toiletries, and preparing bagged meals. Long time St. John's member Bruce Williams is pictured helping out by getting ready to drive his pickup truck the St. Francis full of donated supplies. We thank all the volunteers who helped with the event!
St. John's Online Giving Program
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Letter From Jerusalem
Please read the latest letter from Pastor Carrie Ballenger Smith. She is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. It contains lots of information how things are going at the congregation we support.
Click here to open up a copy.