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June 18, 2015

“God is With Us”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. By now I doubt there is a person anywhere who has not heard of the horrific killings that took place at Emmanuel AME church last evening (Wednesday night). I believe not only is Charleston shaken to its very core, […]

May 27, 2015

“A Summer To Remember” by Pastor David Butler

  Recently we celebrated the Day of Pentecost in worship. That Sunday is the time we hear about the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and the church. We remember how the Apostles shared the gospel and everyone heard what the Apostles were saying in their own natural language. This biblical recounting of […]

April 21, 2015

“Join the Joy!” by Pastor David Butler

Join the Joy! If I were asked to describe our Easter services or the season of Easter I would use the word “joy” to describe them both. Both of our Easter services were joyous services as we gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Both of our Easter services brought joy to all in […]

March 31, 2015

What We See and What We Tell by Pastor David Butler

  1  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have […]

February 26, 2015

“Let’s Take a Walk Together” by Pastor David Butler

“Let’s Take A Walk Together” One way Judy and I get exercise is by taking walks together when we have the opportunity. We walk around the neighborhood. We have a long route, a short route, and we have the ability to shorten the long route and make it a medium length route. Not only are […]

February 5, 2015

Looking Around Our Church by Pastor Butler

“Looking Around Our Church” I always use January as a time for personal reflection; you know, the kind where you look back at last year, look forward to the year ahead, while also looking at exactly where you are at this very moment. We do that at St. John’s too! We look at our present […]

January 7, 2015

“… and a Happy New Year” by Pastor David Butler

  “… and a Happy New Year” During the month of December we heard and sang many songs and carols: some proclaiming the birth of a Savior, others hoping for a winter wonderland, and a few wishing us a Merry Christmas. In fact, the carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” has reportedly been sung […]

December 2, 2014

“A Voice in the Wilderness” by Pastor David Butler

We are about to enter the seasons of Advent and Christmas. In fact, before the next January Herald reaches your home, we will be in the midst of the Christmas season, meaning the celebration of Christmas Day will have already occurred. We will have attended to all the Advent and Christmas preparations, i.e., lighting the […]

November 1, 2014

Do you have a harness? – By Pastor David Butler

“Do You Have A Harness?” Our youth group met this past week and went to the high ropes course located off of Folly Road.  Once we had all arrived, we checked in and were handed a harness and a helmet, and we went outside to meet our instructor for the afternoon. The first thing he […]

October 2, 2014

Celebrating the Reformation – by Pastor David Butler

“Celebrating the Reformation” A little Reformation history. The year was 1517, and it was October 31 (All Hallows Eve or All Saint’s Eve) when Martin Luther approached the doors to Castle Church in Wittenberg. Reaching the door, he nailed a document known as The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the […]

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