Welcome to Wednesday (Devotion and Prayer)
Sunday: September 13 Sermon: "So then, Each of us will give an account of ourselves before God
Welcome to St. John Lutheran Church in Abingdon, VA!
St. John Lutheran Church, Abingdon is a community of faithful believers of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the highlands of southwest Virginia. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship will be live streamed on Facebook at 10:00 AM Sunday morning. If you want to connect, become a Friend to the St. John Facebook Page and live streaming should begin at 10:00 AM. Please go to the St. John Website to see announcements and changes, www.stjohnabingdon.org. We now have the capability of receiving donations by Credit Card. You will find the button above, just click.
Reformation Sunday October 25th--10AM Outdoor Worship w/Communion (weather permitting)--bring a chair, a mask, wear red and dress warmly. Communion elements provided.
Book Group will meet on Zoom Sunday October 25th at 3:00PM--this month we are reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 5524 3492 Passcode: 359643
Please check the website frequently for continuing updates.
October: Outdoor Worship w/Communion Sunday 10:00AM Weather Permitting (if necessary, cancellation will be posted on the website by 9:30AM). Please bring a chair and a mask--we will socially distance outside the Sanctuary. Communion elements will be provided.
Highlands Conference Worship will continue to be live-streamed Sunday October 25th @10AM on Facebook
(also available on Highlands Conference--Virginia Synod ELCA YouTube channel)
Pastor Scott's Book Study on Lenny Duncan's book Dear Church will finish up on October 27th at 7:00PM New Zoom link will be sent out.
Upcoming in November: St. John serves at Food Pantry Nov. 2nd-7th (Monday and Friday 9AM-1PM, Tuesday 4-7PM). Please let the church office know if you can volunteer.
There will be a special All Saint's Worship Service on the VA Synod's FB page Sunday Nov. 1st at 7PM.
The Highlands Conference will be doing a Worship Service on FB and YouTube for Christ the King Sunday, November 22nd.
Prayer chain: Jim Kroll, recuperating at home following quadruple bypass surgery.
Robin Homesley, recuperating at home from shoulder surgery.
Lisa Roberts, has completed radiation therapy.
June Bjerke, recuperating at home.
Cailynn Salmon, Joan Shaver's granddaughter, isolating at home in Richmond awaiting results of a COVID test.
Levi Pinkston, infant nephew of Mel Schnelle, who is at Wichita Hospital for Children, being treated for lung and breathing issues.
James "Randy" Sheets, Lisa Depew's brother, scheduled to receive a kidney transplant the third week of November at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Prayers also for his son-in-law, Ian Snider, who is the donor.
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;
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: Wrenda Fuller, Helen Findley, Jerry French, Elaine Counts, Danny Bailey
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 also on You Tube, 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.
We thank you for your continuing financial support of the ministries of St. John. You may use the "donate using credit card" button above to contribute online, or mail your contributions to the church.
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.