As we all work to live out our faith in the world around us, there is no better way to show your faith as you help others, watch a local soccer game, or sit in the bleachers at a TC Williams baseball game at Simpson Stadium! Shirts are available on Sunday mornings for $10. See Linda Patterson or email her for more info, Linda@sjumc.net.
Sunday’s printed update indicated this Tuesday’s baseball game was a home game as indicated at that time on the T.C. Williams Athletic website. It is actually an away game at Lake Braddock High School. You can generally find accurate information about upcoming games (and weather-related changes) on the T.C. Williams Athletic website.
John 20:19-23. Jesus shows up to his disciples that same day of resurrection. What Mary said, “I have seen the Lord,” becomes the truth for most of the rest of the disciples. Given the brevity of this appearance, Jesus is terse in his instructions. What do those instructions tell us about priorities for us today? That’s our topic Sunday. Join us in person or online!
John 20:1-18. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve heard this story. Jesus is raised from the dead. The question for us really boils down to, “So what?” Easter Sunday at 6:30AM Sunrise Worship and 11:00AM Contemporary Worship will seek to respond to the Mystery of our faith. Join us for worship!
John 12:12-27. Jesus makes his entrance into Jerusalem for the last time. Everyone is apparently delighted to see him. Okay, maybe not everyone. The religious leaders: not happy. Roman oppressors: not happy. What does this big parade into Jerusalem mean? Was Jesus a big deal? Is he still a big deal for us today?
It would appear based on participation in the Sunday morning classes that one of two things is not working: the timing or the topics (maybe a combo?). Our next scheduled seminar series is the previously VERY popular Forgiveness Seminar and we are moving it off of Sunday mornings to Tuesday nights. For the time being that means that we will focus our energies Sundays on worship and try our hand at weekday evening seminars/classes.
Additionally, we will be trying “in-person” seminars and online seminars (utilizing the newly popular Google Hangouts). Sign ups for the next seminar will be available soon.
John 19:1-16. Jesus is on trial for his life. Everything, it would seem, hangs in the balance. What can we learn that might help us 2000 years later? Of course we can focus on any of the characters at this point in the story: Jesus, Pilate, the Jewish leaders. Last week we spent time with Pilate and Jesus. Maybe this week we look at the Jewish leaders and Jesus? Let’s see where this story takes us!