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 […]

September 4, 2014

Did you know? – September 2014 – Pastor David Butler

“Did You Know?” It’s always interesting when we get together for a class, whether a Bible study or a book review. St. John’s is blessed to be filled with members from such diverse backgrounds and experiences that it is always enlightening for all of us as we share thoughts and feelings. Recently I met with […]

July 2, 2014

A Pause for Positives – Pastor David Butler, St. John’s Lutheran Church

A Pause For Positives A great truism is the one that acknowledges “People often take things for granted.” At almost every level or at some time in our life, we will take our many blessings and the people we love for granted. We wish we didn’t and we try not to, but life is busy […]

June 20, 2014

St. John’s Lutheran presents 7th Annual Summer at St. John’s Concert Series

Greetings! I hope you enjoyed our three special choirs in May: the Savannah Children’s Choir on May 4, the St. John’s Men’s Choir on May 11, and the Porter-Gaud Treblemakers on May 18. In addition, the St. John’s Chorale performed a special arrangement of “America the Beautiful” accompanied by trumpet in honor of Memorial Day […]

May 21, 2014

Anticipation by Pastor David Butler May 2014

“Anticipation” Years ago there was a great commercial on television that, as we watched, we knew exactly what the message was. It was a ketchup commercial. As the commercial runs, we watch as the bottle turns on its side and the ketchup slowly, very slowly, moves towards the opening and then just as slowly drips […]

March 31, 2014

A Devotional Time – A Devotional Practice by Rev. David Butler

During the season of Lent, most of us have made an effort to increase our devotional practices because it is the tradition of our church and because we know how valuable any and all time is that we spend in the presence of God through worship, prayer and scriptural reading. I hope and pray this […]

March 31, 2014

“Rethinking The Things We Take For Granted” by Rev. David Butler

Wow, I never saw it coming. All the newscasters blamed Polar Vortexes, but, what really got our attention was not the Polar Vortex but the Ravenel and the Don Holt Bridges being closed. With those bridges closed, people living in Mt. Pleasant pretty much stayed in Mt. Pleasant, because no one was heading West easily. […]

March 2, 2014

Seminary Sunday

March 16th, of this year, has been designated as Seminary Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. This Sunday is to honor the two Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary students that were selected to receive the Ladies Sewing Society Grants. The sermon will be preached by one of the Seminarians.. The Spring Grant is given to each […]

February 7, 2014

“Begin With Thanks” by Pastor David Butler – February 2014

I was reading Paul’s Letter to the Philippians recently and got caught up in one of the early verses of the first chapter:  3 I thank my God every time I remember you, 4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5 because of your sharing in the gospel from the first […]

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