Coming Together–It’s What We Do, by Barbara Eaves

This is from the October VOICE:

The more we get together, together, together, The more we get together, the happier we’ll be. ‘Cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends;
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

The truth of this little song was made quite evident in the past few weeks as we marked the beginning of this year’s activities with the first Wednesday supper, the Ministry Fair, the beginning of Sunday School and the start of many activities that have had a summer recess.

Wednesday suppers are truly intergenerational events, as well as a coming together of people who on Sundays mornings tend to worship different services. These lively evening meals also provide a bridge between children’s after-school activities on one end, and confirmation, choir and small groups on the other.

The Ministry Fair gave us an opportunity to get a visual picture of some of the ministry and mission projects with which we are involved. It was truly heartwarming and encouraging to get a glimpse of all the good things that are happening at St. John’s. It is important that we continue coming together as a faith community, not only for worship, but also to support to one another and to carry out the ministry and mission that we share.

“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…” Hebrew 10:23-25a

…..Small Group Option Coming Soon…..

A four-week journey into the Gospel According to St. Luke. Luke is the appointed gospel text for Sunday worship during the new church year which begins with Advent. The author of Luke writes many stories–-of people, places, and times-–all related to Jesus. These four sessions will deal with the stories relating to the birth of Jesus and his early ministry.

Three choices of days and times are being offered for this study: Sunday morning from 9:50-10:50, beginning on Oct, 28, and Wednesday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 or 5:45-6:45, beginning Oct. 24. Small groups will be formed after it is known how many people want to participate.

You may sign up by contacting David & Genevieve Quarberg, 645-0089,, Barb Eaves, 645-4172,, or by signing at the Luke Bible Study display in the Commons.

A second four-week session during the Season of Lent will deal with Lukan stories leading up to Easter.