From Pastor Toensing
bible reading recently has taken me through the book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah was a prophet sent by the Lord to proclaim God’s Word. His
ministry covered the beginning portions of the Exile when some of
the people had been taken captive to Babylon. In chapter 29 we find
Jeremiah writing a letter to the exiles. It is included in the
writings that record his works. And, in the name of the Lord,
Jeremiah gives them this advice in Jeremiah 29:7: “But seek the
welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to
the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your
Even though they were in exile, captive, away from home, lost, etc.,
still, the Lord, full of mercy, sought their wellbeing. The Lord
still wanted them to prosper and do well. The Lord still wanted them
to receive His blessings— even while captive in a foreign land. (continued..)
Worship services at St. John are scheduled each
Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning Communion services are held on the odd numbered weeks each month with non-communion services
held on the even
numbered Sundays. (Seasonally adjusted
- Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday Evening - (Held during
the Advent and Lenten Season - See Calendar during those months
for service times.)
Sunday Bible Class
Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for adult Bible class
where a variety of Christ centered topics are covered.
Jesus Christ brings the Gospel (from older English, "Good-spel,"
"good news") to the world. He announces that in His person the
kingdom of God has come to mankind and that through faith in Him
people might find new and eternal life. He is Himself the Good News,