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.
Reminder: This Sunday October 4th--Outdoor Worship w/Communion at 10:00AM, weather permitting.
Bring a chair and a mask; Communion elements provided. Congregation Meeting to choose by lot Council Members for 2021. Worship and Meeting will be on Zoom starting at 10AM for those unable to attend--please have your own Communion elements prepared for Worship. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87412210726 Meeting ID: 874 1221 0726
Please check the website frequently for continuing updates.
Upcoming: Oct. 4 will be Outdoor Worship at 10:00 AM with Congregation Meeting immediately following. If it is raining the Meeting will be postponed to the next week, but Worship will still be on Zoom..
Sundays in October: Outdoor Worship w/Communion 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. Should Worship be cancelled due to weather, there will be a Zoom option to connect to St. John Worship instead.
Highlands Conference Worship will continue to be live-streamed through October @10AM on Facebook
(also available on Highlands Conference--Virginia Synod ELCA YouTube channel)
Pastor Scott is doing a Book Study on Tuesdays in October at 7:00PM on Lenny Duncan's book Dear Church: a Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81849836955 Meeting ID: 818 4983 6955
Book Group will meet on Zoom Sunday October 25th at 3:00PM--this month we are reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris.
Prayer chain: Robin Homesley, scheduled for shoulder surgery on Oct. 9th.
Wrenda Fuller, who is recuperating at home.
Lisa Roberts, continuing radiation therapy.
Carla Proffitt's cousin Ray, recuperating at home from Covid-19.
June Bjerke, recuperating at home.
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, in need of a kidney transplant.
Prayers of Christian Sympathy for the family and friends of Mary Nell Bays, Mother of Christine Fields, who passed away on Wednesday. We especially keep Christine, Christopher, and Maddie in our prayers at this time.
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: Helen Findley, Jerry French, Sara Kluttz, 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.