Sunday School: Sundays at 9:15am
Sunday Worship: Sundays at 10:30am
Kaffee Klatsche Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1:30pm.
Oktoberfest Comittee Meeting: Sunday, May 19th following worship.
Growth Groups for Adults
Two Sunday Morning Classes -- We would love for all people to actively search the scriptures together with other Christ-seekers. Our regular Sunday morning adult classes are: "Screwtape Letters" in the Community Room and a new class “The Resurrection Appearances of Jesus” in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for children, youth, and adults begins at 9:15am.
West Hattiesburg Bible Study meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 10am at the home of Shirley Thone, 2 Bluebeard Point. (Phone: 228.324.6697) Bring your Bible as we're working our way through the book of Romans as facilitated by Debbie Frederick. Friends—men and women—are very welcome here! We're thankful to continue Mary Gohlke's legacy of Gospel hospitality.
The Avenues Bible Study meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30am in classroom #2. For more information, please contact Pat Davenport at 769.223.2889. They are currently studying of “The Screwtape Letters”.
Saint John started hosting Oktoberfest as a small church potluck. After 40 years, it has expanded to feed and entertain thousands every year. For more information please visit OKTOBERFEST
AA (Rule 62)
Rule 62 meets in the community room at Saint John Hattiesburg. They meet Monday-Friday, 12noon-1pm and newcomers meet Saturday mornings, 10-11am.
The group is full of warm and inviting people who would love for you to join their meeting whether you are looking for support, advice, or are simply curious as to what happens during meetings. Everyone is welcome! To attend a meeting, make sure you park in the back of the church, walk towards the large "Welcome" sign, and enter through the double glass doors on your right.
Faith and Finances
Student Resources - Spring 2019, To Be Announced
At Thrivent Student Resources we believe students deserve to go to college without spending the rest of their lives paying for it. That’s why we offer: 1) an advanced suite of tools and resources to help students and the families prepare, plan, and pray for college; 2) educational webinars to help learn how to manage student debt and explore repayment options; 3) a network of financial guides who coach families to match their college dreams with financial means; and 4) access to student loan information and education. We want to help you have a healthier relationship with money, especially at the beginning of college. When you’re more financially secure, you’re free to live a more content, confident, and generous life. RSVP deadline TBA.
Neighborhood Party — End of School Bash
The End of School Bash will be held at the church from 11am-1pm on Saturday, May 18th. As always, we will have fun games and activities for the children as well as a visit from our local Fire Department and Library.
Oktoberfest Meeting -- Sunday, May 19th in the Community Room following worship. We'll be working on a final list for mission funding partnerships. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Mark Keyl is the Oktoberfest team leader.
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) are collecting DONATIONS for 200 Regular Bath Towels needed for Lutheran World Relief Kits for the National Convention in Mobile, Alabama (June 20-23, 2019). These donations are for “Servant Events” on Opening day. Please place your DONATIONS (towels, cash, or Gift cards) in the Box provided or give to Mary Cubley or Chris Noffke. Thanks!
Church Picnic — Save the date: Sunday, July 21st following worship.
Loitering Please -- We love it when worshipers linger in the sanctuary, lobby, or other parts of the building to listen in conversation, offer encouragement, discover what God is doing in the lives of his people, and discern ways to extend his kingdom of grace to those around us in helpful ways!
Lobby Expansion — Please see the series of three emails from Thursday of this past week. Stapled copies are available at the red wall credenza along with the handouts from last Sunday. We thrive on your feedback, concerns, and suggestions. Please use the process provided on the yellow handouts. Written feedback is most helpful. We're excited! Thanks!
Lutheran Study Bibles -- We have five regular size print Lutheran Study Bibles available for purchase for $50 each. These resourceful ESV translations with extensive study notes may be viewed in the church office. Larger print versions of the Lutheran Study Bible are $59.
Red Letter Challenge Book Money -- We're wrapping up bills and such related to the Red Letter Challenge. This is the Last Call for the $15/book or whatever you can afford. Please remit separately from your regular offering. Thanks!
Camp Dixie Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (Elberta, AL) is in need of camp staff for the 2019 Summer Program. If interested please see Gabby in the office for more information.
The Stinnetts in Ethiopia -- The educational missionary family we sponsor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have released their April newsletter. Printed copies are available at the lobby mailboxes.