Sunday, June 26, St. John’s will once again welcome Pastor John Rutsindintwarane, General Secretary of the Lutheran Church of Rwanda and Executive Director of Congregations Rebuilding Community in Rwanda, a part of PICO International. He will preach at the 8:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:30 am worship services, as well as speak at the St. John’s Forum at 10:15 am.
Luminaria was for me and those who participated in it a blessing and a joy.
That kind of experience is present when we do the work Christ wants us to do, spoken in the “Great Commission” at the end of Matthew’s gospel: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”
With the summer months upon us, we often get to enjoy a break from our usual schedules and our children often have more free time. The lives of America’s young people are saturated with media and they spend nearly eight hours a day using one form or another of it. This month we would like to discuss Parenting and the Media with you.
Sometime in the next few weeks I will be headed off for a few months of maternity leave. Our first child is due to arrive soon, and my husband and I are so thankful that the people of St. John’s provide me with this time to bond as a family.
In my absence, my colleagues will be pitching in to cover my responsibilities. And since I will be returning to work in a part-time capacity after my leave, we are hiring a new Children’s Ministries Coordinator.