St. John’s practices open communion. If you are baptized and believe that Jesus is present in the bread and the wine, we invite you to commune with us today. If you prefer wine, indicate your choice by eating the bread as soon as it is offered. If you prefer white grape juice, hold the bread in your open hand until the server comes to you. If you are unable to come forward, notify an usher and we will bring communion to you. Children or adults who wish to simply receive a blessing from the pastor, please approach with folded hands.
WELCOME REV. DR. ROBYN PROVIS
Pastor Robyn was ordained in 2003, called to ministry after a long career in communications, marketing and development. She is a convert to Lutheranism. Pastor Robyn has served congregations in Colorado Springs, St. Louis, and Austin. Most recently she was senior pastor at Salem Evangelical Lutheran in Minneapolis.
She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School.
Pastor Robyn has served as board president for three non-profit organizations and marketing director for a large community action agency. She is a native of Chicago, and recent transplant from the Minneapolis synod. She lives in the northern Cincinnati suburbs.
“I am passionate about helping congregations discover the growing edge of what God is calling them to do and be as a community. I believe in community as a means of transformational witness and lived action. I am excited to get to know all of you at St. John’s Miamisburg.”
They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8
THE SEWING GROUP
There are seven boxes that need to be delivered to local nursing homes. The boxes are on the bench in fellowship hall. If you have a loved one in a facility, please check and see if the nursing home would accept one, then deliver the box. Take the paper for the one you take with it. That way the nursing home knows who donated it and I will know which ones still need to be delivered. Any questions, leave a message for Gail at 859-3438 and she will call you back.
QUARTERS FOR QUILTS
The Discipleship Committee will be collecting change to help defray the cost of shipping the items that are made and being sent to Lutheran World Relief. There will be a can/jar in the narthex to put your loose change in. Thank You
STEWARDSHIP DURING WORSHIP TODAY
Pastor Rev. Robert Willauer
Lay Assistant Cheryl Page
Nursery Attendant Barb Hoffman
Acolytes Aiden Larsen – Logan McKown
Organist/Pianist Doug McCabe
Choir Director Nancy McCabe
Greeters/Ushers Tom Hoffman – Everett Morris
Altar Guild Marilyn Boyd