Sunday, November 17, 2019
Preaching Schedule

8:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - the Rev. Louise Samuelson
9:00 am - Awesome Worship in the Hall Life Center - the Rev. Louise Samuelson
9:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - Guest Bishop Fisher
11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Hall Life Center - the Rev. Louise Samuelson
11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - Guest Bishop Fisher
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - the Rev. Reagan Cocke

Fall Brunch

10:00 am - 12:30 pm in Sumners Hall.
Catered by City View Catering. Cost: $10/adult plate; $5/child plate.

Coming Soon!

Jingle Bell Express Toy Drive

Jingle Bell Express began as one of the first outreach programs of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC). CCSC collects hundreds of quality NEW, unwrapped, non-violent toys and books for kids ages 0-15 years old. Bring your donations to the drop-off station in Sumners Hall, 8 am - 12 pm, November 17 - December 8. Email Robyn LaRocca for more information.

Confirmation Service

Welcome our newest St. John the Divine church family member at our adult confirmation service at 11 am in the Church with Bishop Fisher or at the reception following in Sumners Hall. Interested in joining the family? Contact Kim Jameson, 713-354-2230, or Judy Martinez, 713-297-8702.

Sumners Speaker Series: Justyn Terry

The Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Vice-Principal and Academic Dean at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, returns for a Sumners Series talk on Charles Simeon at 6:30 pm in the Hall Life Center. RSVP appreciated. Email Missy Reed.

Sunday School

Wonderfully Made (Special Needs): 8:30 am - 12:30 pm in Rm 122
Nursery (Birth - Age 2): 8:45 am in Rm 104
Preschool (Age 2 - PreK): 10:00 am in Rm 112 (2 yrs) and Rm 113 (PreK 3-5 yrs)
Elementary (Grades K-5): 10:00 am in Rm 115 (Kinder) and Scout Room (1st-3rd Grade)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level I & II: 10:00 am in Rms L07, L08, and L17
Tweens (Grades 4-5) and Parents: 10:00 am in Rms L18, L19, and L20
Junior Daughters of the King: 9:00 am in Rm L21
Middle School Class (Grades 6-8): 10:00 am in Rm 238
Confirmation (Typically Grade 8): 10:00 am in Rm 236
High School Class (Grades 9-12): 10:00 am in Rm 241
Alpha Course: 9:30 am in Rm 210
Discover Membership at St. John the Divine: 10:00 am in the Parlor
Sunday Morning Adult Education: 10:00 am in the Hall Life Center
Spiritual Leadership: 1 & 2 Timothy: 10:00 am in Rm 201
The Core - Church History and Theology: 10:00 am in Rm 203

The Collect of the Day

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Luke 21:5-19

5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8 And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”

10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 You will be hated by all for my name's sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.

This Week's Musical Offering - Traditional Worship

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