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 Committee Meeting: Sunday, June 9th following worship.
Growth Groups for Adults
The Colossal Colossians: Overcoming Heresy and a Giant First Century Faith That's Good Enough for the Twenty-First Century, Too — Come, read through one of Saint Paul's most encouraging letters to new followers of Jesus in a hostile world setting. Sunday mornings in June, 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.
Summer Office Hours — The church office hours have been changed to 10am – 1pm Wednesday and Thursday to better accommodate our summer schedule.
ARC Fundraiser -- Help! Our friend Grey Jordan has been “kidnapped” for a day of fun. His ransom is $100. Help Terry, Jesse, and Colin raise the money to get Grey back before July 2nd!
Downtown Summer Tunes — Join good people this Friday evening around 7pm for a free concert in Town Square Park. Some of our members usually sit along the left fence near the brainy snow cone. Bring your own lawn chair. Food and drink available from vendors or bring your own. Get out of the house and join in the good things Hattiesburg has to offer!
Okatoma Excursion -- We're planning a kayaking excursion on the Okatoma Creek. We plan to leave the church by 8:00am on Saturday, June 29th. Reservations required by the end of the day Wednesday, June 26th. Single kayaks, $30. Double kayaks, $50. Payable at excursion. Bring your own lunch snacks. Lasts about 4-5 hours. Sunscreen!!! Sign up on double doors.
End-of-June Fellowship Meal — Pot-luck style meal following worship on June 30th. You bring a favorite main dish plus a side, salad, or dessert to share. We'll provide tea and waters. We'll be recognizing new people during worship that Sunday. And the pie-in-the-face NYG fundraiser follows. (It's also National "Be Nice to Your Pastor" Day.)
Church Picnic — Save the date: Sunday, July 21st following worship.
Storm Readiness — It’s that time of year again. As an early preparation in case of a storm, we are asking that you indicate if you might be able to help in one of these areas. Listing your name is not an absolute commitment, but gives us a starting place to ask for help in case of emergency. 1. Housing 2. Shower/Laundry 3. Help at Church 4. Generators 5. Chain Saw
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 -- By action of the congregation last Sunday, we're embracing the report and recommendation put forward by the board of directors to expand the lobby and renovate the church restrooms. We're doing this carefully and courageously. Next Sunday, June 30th will be our kickoff Sunday for our accelerated fundraising plan during the whole month of July. We're excited. This is somewhat intimidating. We're sure it's the right thing to do. We're confident that the changes will be very good. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday for worship and the fellowship meal following!
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!
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.