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December 2022
 

Happy that you have come our way! Membership  is ongoing at St. John's UCC!  Looking for a church Home? You found us!

Welcome to our season of Advent!  Our theme this year is called "God's Missionary Heart" and deals with  the aspects of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love pertaining to God's gift of Jesus! We welcome everyone  to experience God's love with our church family!

December 4 is Communion Sunday!

We welcome all Christian believers to celebrate with us! Pastor's  Group will open the service in song!

 December Advent Message Series is  on God's Missionary Heart

 

 Are you looking for a church family ?  We welcome all believers in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Come be a part of us!   

 

December 23 (Friday) is  our  special  Candlelight Service at 7 pm. This service is filled with warmth, love and carol singing as we reflect on God's gift of Jesus!  Come out and invite a friend!  Service begins at  7 PM.

Bible Study in 1 Corinthians at 1 pm in the church library on most Wednesdays.  Check with Pastor Wendell for holiday scheduling. Online study video is also available.  Give Pastor Wendell your email for the online study.

 Our Women's guild are accepting donations for the Lowell Health Facility. See Bobbie Brooks with any questions.  

 Our Women's Guild will host their annual Christmas Party on December 8 at  noon at a local pizza place. Cost is $10. Contact Jan Janson if you are interested.

Sunday December 25th is Christmas Day! Plan now to be in church honoring our Savior!

 

 

Call the church office with any questions at 663-1608. 

 

SERMONS
 

We record our sermons weekly and publish them to our YouTube channel which can be accessed be clicking the YouTube icon at the top of the page. The following button will take you to our selection of sermons available to watch by streaming through YouTube.

December 2022
 

Season's Greetings Friends!

 

Advent is a season of anticipation! So often we are thrust into the season of Christmas without adequate personal preparation. The economics push retailers to start earlier and earlier and, in our mind, the season is complete before it has ever arrived. I urge you to slow the pace, quiet the mind, and reflect on the Gift, waiting on tip-toes for those wondrous words, “unto us a son is born.” The Christmas celebration directs us to stand in awe at the wonder of the Son of God coming to us in our own flesh and blood, one of us, leaving behind his divinity as he emptied himself. Emmanuel is not some far off deity manipulating creation and us. Emmanuel is with us and, more importantly, for us.  

 
Let me encourage you to be present for worship throughout the Advent season as we “get ready” to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Our 4 week message series is entitled “God’s Missionary Heart.” Our journey begins on November 27th as we will light the first candle in our Advent Wreath--the Candle of Hope. We will focus on the role that God the Father played extending his love to us through Jesus.  Jesus is our HOPE!
 
In subsequent Sundays we will continue our journey to Christmas with timely missionary messages about PEACE, JOY and LOVE concerning our Christian faith!  Make your plans now for these special celebration days.  I believe that God will honor your faithfulness!

 
The highlight of St. John’s Advent Season will be our Christmas Candlelight service on Friday December 23rd this year beginning at 7:00 p.m. This for many of us is our favorite worship service of the year. Through the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, the singing of Christmas hymns, the lighting of the Christ Candle, the celebration of communion, and the always meaningful Candle lighting tradition, we will put the finishing touches on our “getting ready” for Christmas 2022. 
 
So come and celebrate the season of Advent with your church family. Come and give thanks for the birth of God’s Son.  Jesus is the GREATEST GIFT of ALL
 
Advent Blessings,

 

Pastor Wendell

ONLINE TITHE
 

We have established the flexibility of online giving in a one-time or recurring format. Clicking the easytithe GIVE link below will take you to the St John's UCC "Give Now" page. Select either "one-time" or "Recurring" and enter your donation amount. After entering an amount you will be prompted to enter your payment method either by credit card or check debit ACH. Follow the instructions entering your information as requested and "submit" at the page bottom. You will receive an email receipt acknowledging your gift.

For our "texting" members and friends we have established 10 digit code 2192555077 which will direct you to our "GIVE NOW" page. Simply text the word "Give" in a text message to 2192555077. Select either "one-time" or "Recurring" and enter your donation amount. After entering an amount you will be prompted to enter your payment method either by credit card or check debit ACH. Follow the instructions entering your information as requested and "submit" at the page bottom. You will receive an email receipt acknowledging your gift.

WORK DAY

Our work days typically are the the first and 3rd Saturday of each month.  We meet in the church basement hall beginning at 8:30 am for assignments, fellowship and  instructions.   Our volunteers do may tasks inside the building and on the outside grounds weather permitting.

 

ABOUT US

St. John's United Church of Christ is located at 1288 S. Indiana Ave in Crown Point, IN.  46307

We are compassionate  followers of Jesus Christ doing our best to serve as God leads with the needs of

our members, families and community.  Our heart's desire is to see everyone come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!  We are good people serving a GREAT GOD!  

CONTACT US

1288 S Indiana Ave. Crown Point, IN 46307

cpucc100@juno.com  Tel: 219-663-1608

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