As of Sunday, April 18, 2021, St Joe Community Church resumes weekly Kids Connection. Classes for Infants through 5th Graders are now offered weekly during the 10:30 AM worship time. We will continue to follow safety and health guidelines adapted from public schools. Bible story videos will continue to be posted each week on at the St Joe Kids Connection website page. We are still trusting God for the provision of more volunteers to minister to these children. Please contact Bonita Byman to learn how to get involved!
St Joe Team Leaders decided to require masks at all future worship services (8:30 & 10:30 AM) beginning tomorrow, out of an abundance of safety concerns. This is also in keeping with requirements in all public buildings in Indiana right now.
St Joe has canceled VBS 2020. Thank you for your interest; we pray that God will allow us to resume this outreach to children in 2021.
By Pastor Greg Byman
PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
MATTHEW 6:28-30 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
1 PETER 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
LUKE 12:22-23 22 Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. 23 For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.
EXODUS 33:14 The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”
HEBREWS 13:5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
JOSHUA 1:9 “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
MATTHEW 11:28-29 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
PSALM 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
PSALM 73:26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
ROMANS 5:3-5 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
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A note from Chris Mann:
St Joe family, Pastor Greg asked me to convey that the St Joe leadership is closely monitoring and studying the counsel and directives that are being handed down regarding the Coronavirus/Covid-19. St Joe will convey an update on its ongoing ministry activities by this Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Please continue to pray for our leadership, our health and that of our community, and for God to use this time to bring people to a saving knowledge of the One who offers true Peace. This pandemic may have surprised us, but God was not caught off guard. Let's be a church that liberally and generously shares that Peace.