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.
Growth Groups for Adults
Sunday Morning Bible and Spiritual Studies
Study Group #1 -- Philip Yancey's book What's So Amazing About Grace? — “If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, Yancey askes, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?” This is a compelling read of a book that’s becoming a classic. We hope you will join in the meetings at 9:15 in the Community Room.
For more information contact Nancy Kaul at 601-307-5127.
Study Group #2 -- The Books of the Bible meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am. For more information contact John Karle at 318-332-3352.
Weekday Bible and Spiritual Study Groups
West Hattiesburg Study Group meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am at the home of Shirley Thone, 2 Bluebeard Point. (Phone: 228.324.6697) Bring your Bible as we work our way through the book of 1 Timothy as facilitated by Debbie Frederick. Friends—men and women—are very welcome here!
The Avenues Study Group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. Our Advent-Christmas season study starting in November is "The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Explores the Identity of the Child in the Manger" by Lee Strobel.
Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.
Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?
Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:
Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?
Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal?
Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?
Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?
“The Case for Christmas” invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place.
Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth.
For more information please contact the study facilitator,
Pat Davenport at 769-223-2889.
Saint John started hosting Oktoberfest as a small church potluck. After over 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 - 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.
Office Hours — The church office hours have been changed to 10am – 1pm Wednesday and Thursday.
All-Church, Pot-Luck, Thanks-Giving Meal — Mark your calendars for Sunday, Nov. 17th.
LWML Mites will be collected December 1st. Thank you for your continued support for the Gulf States and National LMWL.
Breadbasket Ingathering -- December 1st we will be collecting items to help stock the Breadbasket Pantry. Items needed include Jiffy Mix, Peanut Butter, Canned Goods, Mac and Cheese Dinners, and Cereal. Thank you for helping others and Loving Like Jesus.
Christmas Basket Ingathering — In addition to our normal Breadbasket Collection we will also be gathering 100 cans of corn and 10 boxes of cereal on December 1st.
Prayer Meeting -- Would a dedicated time of prayer with other Christians benefit you? We're looking to re-establish a group that would meet somewhat regularly for prayer. We could meet at the church campus or in a home. We'd keep the gathering to an hour or less, and we can talk about the frequency of meeting. If you're interested, please speak with Gil Emmons and we'll go from there (text: 601. 818.7583 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Funeral Planning — It's Time to Update Your Funeral Plans -- All Saints' Day (November 1st) is an opportune reminder each year to update your funeral plans. Saint John Hattiesburg provides excellent materials for free to its members to accomplish this. Let's get it done!
Small Brown Envelopes for both Immediate and Pledged Gifts for the ‘Accelerated Funding Plan’ are available on the Red Table. They go in the offering plate during worship, and help the counters and financial secretary with accurate record keeping. Please complete the card inside the envelope to help us know whom to thank and how to track your donation. Thank you very much!
Offering Envelopes for 2020 — We're preparing for our 2020 offering envelope order. If you want a change for 2020 (Not receiving envelopes to receiving, or Receiving envelopes to not receiving) please let us know in the church office ASAP. Written/emailed communication is most helpful. 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.