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 Bible 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. Beginning September 9, we are privileged to have with us, Michael Turner, professor and director of the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. For the balance of the month, Michael will help us take an ever deeper dive into the history of The United Methodist Church, and how the Church has struggled with serious issues of the past.
The series is called “'No Holiness but Social Holiness': How Methodism’s past can inform its future.”
September 9 - The Poor and the People Called Methodists
September 16 - That ‘Execrable Sum of All Villainies’: Slavery and the Methodists
September 23 - Preachers, Prophetesses, and Providers: Women, Gender Inequality, and the Methodist Tradition
September 30 - Human Sexuality and the Methodist Tradition