Due to the nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are taking the following precautions:
Due to the nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all Sunday and weekday services will be online-only through April 17. Click the link on the left side of this page to watch live or click through to YouTube to watch recent services. All other activities through April 17 are cancelled.
The church office will be closed through April 17. Staff will be working from home, so the best way to reach us is by email. You may reach Pastor Nettleton or Tom Miles at their cell numbers. This page and www.StJohnsFC.org/cornavirus will be updated with further changes.
|Holy (Maundy) Thursday
April 9; 7:00 PM
On Holy (Maundy) Thursday we celebrate the holy meal, given and shed for us, and remember Jesus' sacrifice for us.
April 10; 7:00 PM
At our Good Friday service, we somberly reflect on the mystery of the cross, that from a death should flow forgiveness and life.
April 12; 6:30 AM
In a special service at the break of dawn we remember God's saving grace throughout human history, which culminated in the sacrificial gift of Christ Jesus and His resurrection from the grave.
April 12; 9:00 AM
It is a day of celebration: Jesus is alive, and if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any situation; He can take away the fear of death.
Every Sunday is the Lord’s day, the day of His resurrection, the day “after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week.” In the Divine Service, the Church transcends the week of mortal creation and enters an eternal “eighth day.”
On this day, the Lord Jesus, though He was was crucified, rose as the firstborn from the dead and the firstfruits of the new creation. Because we have died with Him in Holy Baptism, we are raised with Him and our lives are “hidden with Christ in God.” He has become our God, as surely as He is the God of all of Israel, and we are His people. “Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.”
As God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power and raised Him on the third day, He also raised us up on the day of our baptism and poured out His Spirit on us. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”