Saint John's Lutheran Church 155 North Street Jersey City NJ 07307
“You will make good your purpose for me; O Lord your steadfast love endures forever: do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
Brothers and Sisters:
Peace in the name of the Lord! We are back from the hiatus afforded many of us by summer. Now we look to a new season of ministry and return to our more active schedule with two services on Sunday (8:30am and 11:00am) and resume Sunday school and midweek ministries.
With so many Christians around the world we are culminating the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. At St. John’s we have had several events throughout the year to celebrate this historical occasion, notably, the Joint Lutheran/Catholic Prayer Service, the Summer Festival, and Honoring our Elders Sunday. This fall we will also celebrate our St. John’s 149th Church Anniversary as well as the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 29. We will have a dinner after church that day. We will also display historical moments and portraits on All Saints Sunday November 5th.
In other news, this summer we were able to send 3 youth to Confirmation Camp at Cross Roads and to host a week of St. John’s/Cross Roads Day Camp for 15 youth. Thank you to all who helped in various ways this summer.
We are renewed in faith and re-creation now and empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue our bold witness to a loving God.
Pastor Mona Fitch-Elliott