St. John United Church of Christ, New Athens IL



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May 31, 2020

Sunday of Pentecost Scripture Reading: John 20: 19-23 Jesus Appears to the Disciples 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus...

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May 24, 2020

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Scripture Reading: John 17 1-11 Jesus Prays for His Disciples 17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you...

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May 10, 2020

The Fourth Sunday after Easter Scripture Reading: Acts 7:55-60 55 But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see the heavens opened and the...

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May 3, 2020

The Third Sunday after Easter Scripture Reading: Psalm 23 The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.2     He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters;[a]3     he restores my...

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April 26, 2020

The Second Sunday after Easter Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 13-35 The Walk to Emmaus 13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these...

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March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Lent Year A, Revised Common Lectgionary Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them...

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March 28, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 28, 2020Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey When Mourning and Dancing Touch Each Other [There is] a time for mourning, a time for dancing Ecclesiastes 3:4 But mourning and dancing are never fully separated...

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March 27, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 27, 2020Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey Living Faithfully in an Ambiguous World Our hearts and minds desire clarity. We like to have a clear picture of a situation, a clear view of how things fit together...

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March 26, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 26, 2020Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey Can fathers and mothers become friends of their children? Many children leave their parents to find freedom and in­dependence and return to them only occasionally...

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March 24, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 24, 2020 Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey There is a twilight zone in our own hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves—our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and...

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March 25, 2020

Daily Devotions “When Work Gets In the Way” The Fifth Wednesday of Lent March 25, 2020 Tonight’s Lenten service was built around the story of Mary and Martha, found in Luke 10: 38-42. Rather than a meditation and prayer, I thought I’d share some...

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March 23, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 22, 2020Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey Sharing Our Solitude A friend is more than a therapist or a confessor, even though a friend can sometimes heal us and offer us God’s forgiveness. A friend is...

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