Announcements for Week of Sept. 23

Advisory Board To Meet Tuesday Night

The Advisory Board (deacons, trustees, church officers, and program directors) will meet Tuesday night at 7:00. They will be working on a revision of the church budget for the coming year.

See You At the Pole

All middle school and high school students are encouraged to gather around the flag pole at their school this Wednesday morning at 7:00 pm as part of the national movement of student believers called “See You at the Pole.” Adults and younger children are encouraged to meet at the high school for a prayer gathering Tuesday evening at 6:30 to pray for our community, its schools, and our students.

REACH Meets Again This Wednesday

We have restarted our Wednesday night student ministry. Supper is served from 6:30-6:55 and worship and teaching begin at 7:00. We have groups for all ages including adults so we hope to see you there. Continue reading “Announcements for Week of Sept. 23”

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Join Us for Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 16

You and your kids are always welcome at our church on Sunday mornings for Sunday school and worship. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to church (or maybe you’ve never attended), we’d love for you to join us on National Back to Church Sunday, September 16. If you come, you’ll be in good company. Our church is one of thousands from over 120 denominations expected to participate in this annual celebration. Our worship service begins at 10:30 that morning. After service, we’ll hand out a delicious but simple box lunch. You are welcome to stay and eat with us in our picnic area (weather permitting) or take the lunch home with you to enjoy with your family.

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Easter Recap

What a Glorious Day!

Easter Sunrise in Johnston City

“Like Jesus’ friends visiting the tomb, our day started before sunrise,” says Pastor Keith Fletcher. The Fletchers have a private tradition of having a “family sunrise service” of their own on Easter morning,. “Sarah and I went out on the deck to watch the eastern sky. God had used two jet pilots to draw a cross in the sky over Johnston City just as the sun was rising.”  This amazing “sign” and beautiful sunrise was a subtle reminder that the mission of our church is to lift up the Cross for our community. In John 12:32, Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (ESV)

The rest of the morning was cool but pleasant as we gathered at JCity Church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. As people gathered in, some came early and enjoyed a delicious breakfast, while others sat under the capable teaching of Roger Legendre in his adult Sunday school class. Pastor Keith welcomed our guests and offered them a free book by Thom Rainer, We Want You Here. This book communicates what we as a church would like to offer you and your family.

After a couple traditional Easter hymns accompanied by piano and organ, our adult choir presented three contemporary arrangements of songs focusing on Christ’s death and resurrection. Scripture readings interspersed between the songs built up to a climax in our theme song for the Easter season, Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me).

We are so thankful for all who joined us for this very special service. If you didn’t get a chance to come, but would like to watch the service at your convenience, here is a live recording of the service.

 

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Seder (Passover) Supper Rescheduled

Our Seder (Passover) Supper previously planned for Good Friday has been rescheduled. You are invited to a Seder for the whole family Friday, April 6, 6:30pm. A Seder is a celebration of the Jewish Passover as Christ as His disciples did before His crucifixion.

This is a family event. Parents, grandparents, and children are encouraged to participate. If you plan to attend our church’s seder on Friday night, please RSVP by phone, text, or email. You may provide food for the meal if you wish, but some dishes are more appropriate at a Seder meal than others. Please contact Marta Phillips or Sarah Fletcher for suggestions.

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