As you may notice, this version of the Epistle looks a bit better than previous ones. I appreciate the work Pam has done in finding and setting up this new look for The Epistle. It provides a better look and feel and gives us a space to share more stories about what God is doing in our midst. On the left side of this email each week we will feature prayer concerns and the worship leaders for the upcoming Sunday. Below my article each week we will feature a few upcoming events. It is likely to evolve over time so let Pam or me know what you think about the upgraded version of The Epistle.
The Session is pleased to announce that the plans for the Single Parent Family Ministry are now on display in the office building during the week and will be in the narthex on Sunday mornings. These four duplexes will be a magnificent addition to this neighborhood. The people whose lives will be changed will not be limited to the women and children who occupy the homes and complete the state of the art program therein. Our lives also will be changed by our ministry to these wonderful people. In our Session meeting last Wednesday we started to talk about how we need to prepare ourselves for this new ministry and agreed that at this point we need to be in prayer to spiritually prepare ourselves for the ways in which the Holy Spirit may want to get us ready to be in ministry in this exciting new way. Last Friday our partners in this ministry received final permits to begin construction on the four duplexes and the tentative date for construction to begin is in late June.
In the meantime, on Mother's Day, May 12, after worship, we will celebrate the start of this new ministry with a Groundblessing ceremony on the site. Then on May 16 at 10 am we will have the official Groundbreaking ceremony on our campus with our partners including New Covenant Presbytery, Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services, architectural firm MASA studios, HomeAide Houston, and the Greater Houston Builders Association. May the Lord continue to guide this new ministry that will contribute so much to this community and this city over the years and decades to come. Truly we continue to fulfill our mission of glorifying God by meeting human needs.
Your giving glory to God pastor,
Vacation Bible School
Photo from VBS 2012
July 21 - 25, 2013
5:45 Lite Supper
6 - 8 pm Program for all ages
Pastor Jon will teach a Sunday afternoon Inquirer's Class as an orientation for those who are new to the church on Sunday, April 21 from 4-7 pm in the Session Room with a light dinner provided. Those who come may then join the church on Sunday, April 28, during worship.
Michael Bisase: Walking All Night!
Support Michael Bisase, and his team The Boot Scootin Boobies, as they walk to raise funds for the fight against Cancer.
Support Michael through his online page. Visit www.relayforlife.org, scroll down the page and put in Michael's or the teams name in The Support a Participant box.
The Relay for life is:
Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
Teams of people camp out around a track
Members of each team take turns walking around the track
Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
Family-friendly environment for the entire community
St. John's Presbyterian Church
5020 West Bellfort Houston, Texas 77035 / Phone 713-723-6262