Exodus 20 (The Ten Commandments)
Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church, is a community of faithful believers of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Abingdon and Southwest Va. St. John is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Virginia Synod. Take a few minutes to browse the pages of this Website for more information about the ministries of this place. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Pastor G. Scott Homesley at email@example.com.
We now have the capability of receiving donations by Credit Card. You will find the button above, just click. We thank you for your continuing financial support of the ministries of St. John.
March 7th: Facebook live Worship Sunday 10:00AM on the St. John FB page. You will need your own wine/grape juice and bread for Communion.
Lenten Noon and evening services will continue this week online. Noon on Wednesday, Main Street Churches will livestream Worship on Abingdon Main Street Churches FB page. Pastor Scott is preaching and Wrenda will be the musician. This can be found on the Main Street Church Facebook Page. The Highlands Conference Lenten Service will be at 7:00 PM on the St. John Facebook Page.
It was decided at the February 18th Council meeting that we would continue online-only worship through March. Worship will remain on line until the March Council meeting. We will be beginning the process of returning to "in person" Worship.
There is a need for at least 3 members to be a part of the "Internet/Livestream" worship team. These folks will be trained in the operation of the new Sanctuary set up for livestreaming worship on Sunday morning. If you are interested please contact Pastor Scott, ASAP. If you have any questions also call or email Pastor Scott.
Social Justice Study Group on Zoom--
Our study of books of a social justice nature, open to both men and women, will continue on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7PM on Zoom. We will be discussing Social Justice issues and starting the process of deciding how St. John is going to promote Social Justice. It is our fervent wish that you will consider this invitation as a journey to greater understanding of social justice and racial equality.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 870 9117 2037 Passcode: 965418
Sunday Afternoon Book Group: We would like to invite all women of the congregation to join us in a quarterly book choice and discussion, the first of which will be March 21st. We have chosen The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett--a story of identical twin sisters whose paths diverge along color lines.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81089637796?pwd=ZlpmYWl2TzNLQnJUdlp0Q2pONXlCUT09
Meeting ID: 810 8963 7796 Passcode: 011473
Prayers of Christian Sympathy for Joanna and Bob Wolfe and family on the death of Joanna's sister Helen Baird.
Prayers of Christian Sympathy for Kathy Smith and family on the death of Kathy's sister Cindy Powell.
Sharon Meacham, recuperating from a fall.
Larry Findley, Helen Findley's son, recuperating from hip replacement surgery.
Christopher King, Nancy King's son.
John Carlisle, Nancy King's grandson.
We pray for all on the front lines: doctors, nurses, medical personnel. We especially pray for:
Kelly Read, who is with Mt. Rogers District Health Department;
Beth Roberts, at BRMC;
Alex Depew, who works at a hospital in Richmond;
Kayla Nobles Abrego, Sue Croghan's granddaughter, who is a nurse in Littleton, Colorado.
Continuing prayers for: Richard Brumleve, Lisa Roberts, June Bjerke, Jerry French
Homebound: Marty Dunn, Vickianne Dotten, Ann Godsey, Barbara Wright, Nancy King
If you have names to add (or ones to be taken off) the prayer chain, please email Joan at the church office.
During this time of in-person worship being cancelled, we will be making contact by email and online, with Worship on St. John's Facebook page and meetings on Zoom.
St. John has a subscription to Zoom. If anyone in the congregation has a need to get in touch with family, please contact Pastor Scott if you would like to set up a meeting through this option.
St. John is following guidelines set by the ELCA, the VA Synod of the ELCA, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Washington County Health Department to determine when we may worship in person again. At this time we encourage people to continue to worship with us on St. John's Facebook page and on YouTube. Please be assured that as soon as it is safe to return to in-person worship we will do so.
"The stone cross on the hill" photo © 2008 "Tambako the Jaguar," used under a Creative Commons license from flickr.com.