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New Books in the Library

Spring is a time of change, and the library at Saint John’s is not exempt! We’ve been making several changes this Spring.

The first change is the arrangement of books. We’ve had to move books around to allow for our growing collection. But we believe books are now easier to find than ever! Feel free to browse or use the “card catalog” in the binder on top of the shelves, toward the left end.

The second change involves the numerous books being added to the library. Look for the shelf labelled “New Books” and you will find the following:

A daily devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

Books on Christian living and relationships, including Your Marriage by God’s Design by Scott and Julie Stiegemeyer, LadyLike by Rebekah Curtis and Rose Adle, Relationships: How to Make Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott and Divorce Busting: A Step By Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again by Michele Weiner-Davis.

Books for families of young children: Boys Should Be Boys: Seven Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker, M.D. and Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men by Meg Meeker, M.D..

Bible study books: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig L. Blomberg, Ecclesiastes: Total Life by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. and God’s Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical Theological Survey by Margaret E. Köstenberger.

Stop by the library, take a look at the changes and feel free to check out any book you find interesting. Happy reading!

Joyce Hart volunteers every Wednesday in the church office and has been cataloging and managing the church library.

Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply

In our ladies’ Wednesday morning Bible study book, “Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply,” we are learning to understand that our Lord wants our company and invites us to meet with Him in His word. Just as we look forward to meeting with a friend over a cup of coffee, we meet Him with our “cup” –our self—to receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy and His peace.

Recently our group had fun designing and creating cups with individual personalized messages. Each of us will give our cup to someone to share the message of God’s love.

The Board of Education coordinates, plans and supervises educational activities to further the congregation’s growth in Christian knowledge and responsibility.

New Life Festival

The Board of Education coordinates, plans and supervises educational activities to further the congregation’s growth in Christian knowledge and responsibility.

Library Update

It was a busy time in the Saint John’s library from March to December 2018, with 28 books checked out. Some of these books have been returned and some are still being read and enjoyed by Saint John’s members.

In addition to tracking the circulation, new titles are constantly being added to the collection. Processing a new book starts by adding the book to either the adult or the children’s section of the library database, cataloging the book using the Library of Congress classification system and, finally, printing and placing a spine label on the new book. Once a spine label is in place, the book is ready to be shelved. Most new books start out shelved in either the “New Books” or “Pastor’s Picks” portions of the library. This makes it easy to scan the collection for new books!

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the library or you are looking for a new book to read, stop by! “Check Out” information and a print copy of all book titles are both available and can be found on the top of the book shelf.

Joyce Hart volunteers every Wednesday in the church office and has been cataloging and managing the church library.

Library Update

By the end of summer, the children’s portion of Saint John’s library should be completely catalogued. If you get a chance, stop by and check the progress.

While there, look at some of the new titles recently added to the general collection. They are located on the shelf labelled “Pastor’s Picks” in the adult section of the library.

One of the new titles is Man Up! by Jeffrey Hemmer. To offer a short preview of this book: the blurb on the back of the book states that “Man Up! cuts through all the noise of the world and goes back to what our Creator says about being a man in His creation. It isn’t about taking down the feminists or reclaiming your rights as a man. It’s about living in the example and grace of Jesus.”

If you would like to check out Man Up! or any other interesting book from our library, just sign out the book using the Check-Out sheet. It’s very simple! All you do is list the book title and your name. Just two steps, and then the fun step: enjoy the book!

Joyce Hart volunteers every Wednesday in the church office and has been cataloging and managing the church library.

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