Sunday, March 24, 2019
Preaching Schedule

7:45 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Reagan Cocke
9:00 am - Awesome Worship in the Hall Life Center - Bishop Gary Lillibridge
9:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rev. Reagan Cocke
11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rev. Reagan Cocke
11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Mike Flynn (Guest)
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - Bishop Gary Lillibridge
5:00 pm - Taizé in the Church - The Rev. Louise Samuelson

Vestry and Council Elections

All persons sixteen of age or older, who are active, baptized, enrolled, confirmed communicants in good standing are invited to vote for our newest vestry members and lay delegate. Information booklets with the full voting schedule are available outside the worship spaces and at the Get Connected Center. Voting is via scantron, with ballots passed out & collected by the ushers during the 7:45 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm services. Results available no later than Tuesday, March 26. Email

Lenten Bible Donations

This Lent bring new and gently used Bibles to the GO area at the Get Connected Center for Lord of the Streets (LOTS) clients and visitors. Email Robyn LaRocca.

Draw Near to God Weekend

As we wrap up our weekend on drawing near to God, this morning, the Rev. Mike Flynn will be our guest preacher in the 11 am Hall Life Center service. Finish this weekend of worship, teaching, and prayer by experiencing Taizé Prayer led by our children and youth choirs.

Taizé Prayer Service

Draw Near and experience the presence of God in quietness and simplicity at Taizé worship at 5 pm in the Church. Led by our children and youth choirs and offered as part of the Draw Near to God Weekend. Email Lois Trego.

Sunday School

Wonderfully Made (Special Needs): 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in Rm 122
Nursery available for infants – age 4: 10:00 am in Preschool Playground
PreK - Tweens10:00 am in The Park (lower level)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level I & II: 10:00 am in Rms L07, L08, L17, and L18
Middle School Class (Grades 6-8): 10:00 am in Rm 238
Confirmation (Grade 8): 10:00 am in Rm 236
High School Class (Grades 9-12): 10:00 am in Rm 241
Choir (Grades 4-6): 10:00 am in Rm L16
Choir (Grades 7-12): 11:00 am in Rm L16
Prepare to Launch: 11:15 am in Youth Room
Sunday Morning Adult Education: 10:00 am in Hall Life Center
Discover Membership at St. John the Divine: 10:00 am in the Parlor
The Core - Leadership Foundations: 10:00 am in Rm 201
Alpha Course: 10:00 am in Rm 210

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Luke 13:1-9

13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

This Week's Musical Offering 

Read about the musical offerings for this and previous weeks at the Music Ministry blog.