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Christian Education

 

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

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.

All women we welcome!

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.

 

 

We’ve launched our “Come, Holy Spirit” Adult Ed series, focusing on the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, present with us, moving among us, speaking to us.

~ Week One class video here and the class outline here.

~ Week Two class video here and class outline here.

Join us as we explore who the Holy Spirit is, the gifts and fruits the Spirit brings, and how a fuller understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit is vital in our life of faith as the followers and community of Christ. We meet Wednesdays at 9 am; repeated on Thursdays at 7 pm. All are welcome!

All are welcome as we learn and grow together!

 

 

 

Adult Education Archive

“The Story of Jesus: from Birth to Death to Life”

The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ are available here.

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

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Saturday Night Light Worship
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us Saturdays at 4 PM for Contemporary acoustic service

Jul
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Traditional Worship
Jul 21 @ 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.

Praise Worship
Jul 21 @ 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.

Jul
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Tue
FIND Food Distribution @ St. John's Lutheran Church
Jul 23 @ 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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