10:50 am Sunday Worship Service
Continuing St. John’s commitment to worship at the heart of all ministry, we gather at 10:50 every Sunday in our glorious 1907 sanctuary at the corner of Peabody and Bellevue, where generations have and will continue to be the church. For us, tradition is “alive.” This service, "a come as you are" event, includes the leadership of ministers, elders, ushers, and musicians—both instrumentalists and choirs. Surrounded by the richness and beauty of sight, sound and symbol, this service continues the Methodist tradition’s central focus on Word and Sacrament in worship. Worship includes the celebration of Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. No matter where you are, we are here.
Lent 2018 - "The Fierce Urgency of Now"
In the 50th year since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in our city, his letters as true now as ever before. In pulling inspiration for his words and his works, we focus this season of Lent on "The Fierce Urgency of Now." During time in the liturgical calendar where one often gives something up - we are challenging ourselves to take something on. We will be doing acts of justice and service as a congregation and individually. Now is the time.
Series art by Emily Harvey.
February 14: Ash Wednesday, 6:30pm – Johnny
February 18: Lent 1, 10:50am – Johnny
February 25: Lent 2, 10:50am – John
March 4: Lent 3, 10:50am – Johnny
March 11: Lent 4, 10:50am – Johnny
March 18: Lent 5, 10:50am – Johnny
March 25: Palm Sunday, 10:50am – Mimi
March 29: Maundy Thursday, 6:30pm (Communion, Footwashing, & Tenebrae) – Johnny
March 20: Good Friday, 12:00pm in the chapel
All classes begin at 9:30am!
Children's Sunday School - Come join the fun of the Deep Blue Kids Adventure as young people ages birth to 5th grade travel through a new Bible study from Cokesbury, led by a host of awesome St. John's teachers. Programming will include music time with Matthew Bogart and three age-level groups in newly-remodeled classrooms.
St. John's Youth - Young people in grades 6-12 will connect on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am and again on Sunday evenings to build strong connections and explore their faith in practice. Curriculum from Spark House will guide the journey through the New Testament in Spring 2018. The Levys and the Barkers help lead the way for the youth.
Covenant Class - Led by thoughtful teaching from Memphis Theological Seminary student Steve Garcia, this long-standing class meets in Room 205 and uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies as its cornerstone curriculum.
Pastor's Bible Study - Our Pastors’ Adult Sunday School offering is currently focusing on the meaning and origins of some of the most well-known hymns. Read Johnny's blog entry to learn more. The Pastor's Bible Study meets Sundays at 9:30am in the room outside the chapel.