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Christian Education

In weekend Worship Services and mid-week Bible Studies, we are journeying chronologically through the life of Jesus Christ – his miraculous birth, his public ministry of preaching and healing, his death, resurrection, and ascension, and his continued presence with his disciples. We’re exploring the Gospel narratives of his life, the context of his ministry, and how his teaching and example continue to transform our lives and this world.

This class will continue during Lenten Worship (Mar 13 – Apr 10) – join us for Soup Supper at 6 pm and the “Story of Jesus” Bible Study at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

From Mar 6 – May 9, this class will not meet Wednesdays at 9 am or Thursdays at 7 pm. Please call the church office at (760) 345-2122 if you have any questions. Thank you!

Confirmation and Youth Bible Study

Our Confirmation and Youth Bible study classes take place from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (after the 11 am Worship Service). Join us as we explore the faith together, share times of fellowship, and grow in God’s grace. Contact Molly Farrin though the Church Office (760-345-2122) for more information.

Kid’s Church

St. John’s offers Children’s Church every Sunday during our 11:00 am Worship Service. We gather together in Worship, and then have a break-out session in our Ministry Center that includes Bible study, various crafts, and educational activities. We then rejoin the Worship Service for Communion.

 

 

Women’s Bible Study – Two Opportunities to Gather

The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Saturday of every month in the Ministry Center at 8 am. Pastor Jen is currently leading the group in a study on the Book of Acts.

The Martha Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with Bible Study at 9 am, and continuing at 10:15 am with a business meeting, fellowship, and prayer.

All women we welcome at both Circles!

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Club meets the third Saturday of every month at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with fellowship and a business meeting. They continue with a Bible study together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Education Archive

World Religions

The class notes for this five-part series on the religions of the world are available here.

“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response

The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is available as a free download at http://elca.org/womenandjustice.

“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.

Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”

In winter 2017, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.

Notes are available here.

Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”

Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.

 

Calendar of Events

Mar
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Sun
Traditional Worship
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Traditional worship at 9:00 AM is a liturgically responsive worship service, based on the Bible and the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. St. John’s talented Patrick Karst accompanies this service on organ and keyboard and Laura Stave provides her beautiful voice as cantor and soloist. This service is formal, yet relaxed, allowing time for prayer and reflection, with communion each Sunday.

St. John’s choir, directed by Laura Stave, also provides special music on occasion.

Communion Assistant Training @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 24 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Praise Worship
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our 11:00 AM Worship is a “lighter” liturgy than the 9:00 AM service. The service’s jazz and praise beat encourages participation from the worshipers and although we mainly sing contemporary praise songs, we don’t neglect beloved hymns. The Praise team is directed by Bob Corwin and is comprised of Bob Corwin, pianist, Danny Flahive, bass fiddle, and Ron Mercier on the drums. Samantha Corwin and Laura Stave are the lead singers whose rhythmic harmony strengthens participation. These talented women also sing solos and duets each Sunday.

Lessons, sermons and announcements are the same at both services with Holy Communion every Sunday.

Mar
26
Tue
FIND Food Distribution @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Mar 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

FIND Food Bank offers this service for hungry and food-insecure residents of eastern Riverside and southern San Bernardino Counties. St. John’s offers food the 4th Tuesday of every month. 

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Where

42-575 Washington Street,
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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When

Saturday, 4 PM
Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM

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