This year's Stewardship season has focused on learning about St. John's past as we plan for our future. "On the Shoulders of Giants" has allowed us to get to know the movers and shakers of this historic church over decades of growth and trials. As this season comes to a close, we invite you to fill out our participation survey, so we can help you find a place here at St. John's to live into your gifts and talents. We also encourage you to share your contribution commitment for 2019, so that we can better plan what support will available for our programs and ministries in the coming year. Pledge cards are available in the church office and sanctuary; you can also simply email your pledge directly to Lyn Stewart(lstewart [at] stjohnsmidtown [dot] org), church administrator.
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.
All classes begin at 9:30am!
Children - We'll gather in Room 300 (the room above the choir room) at 9:30am each week for music before splitting up to go to our classrooms. Children ages 3 through 2nd grade will continue the Deep Blue curriculum we started last year, which help kids discover key Bible stories through fun activities, as well as how kids can be in mission with other children around the world. Our 3rd through 5th graders will be following An Illustrated Compassion, which uses art and service projects to discover how God can lead us to live with love and compassion.
Youth - We’re going to be exploring the Bible in a fun and creative way. From the creation of the universe, to the foundation of the church in Acts, and everything in between. This should really spark some creativity in our youth, with drawing and creative writing exercises that everyone is sure to love. I can’t wait to hear the story! The youth meet in Room 309.
Covenant Class - A longstanding small group within the St. John’s community, The Covenant Class is an adult Bible study led by a stellar rotation of great minds leading the class each week. Covenant meets in Room 205.
Pastor's Study - Our Pastor’s Study has been a wonderful outlet for fellowship, study, and the opportunity to come to know fellow St. John’s folks more deeply. Each month, we rotate to a different topic, examining our Methodist faith, our history and future, or a closer walk through texts and traditions. The Pastor's Study meets in the fellowship hall.