Videos of Sermons

April 5: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday blessings! Here’s today’s sermon. Will you pray with me?Gracious God, only you would come into the world to be laid in a manger; only you would triumphantly ride into Jerusalem on a humble donkey. Your ways are always surprising! Continue to surprise us, Holy One, and show us your love in new and unexpected ways. Bless us this Holy Week, as we follow you to the cross, and then, finally to the empty tomb. Thank you, God! AMEN.

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 5, 2020

March 29, 2020:

Good morning, friends! Here’s this morning’s sermon.Will you pray with me? Gracious God, may we never cease to witness your resurrection power in every part of your magnificent creation. Hold us close as we seek to take care of one another by keeping our distance. Thank you, Holy One, for being with us, even here, even now. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.Blessings and Peace,Pastor Laura

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 22, 2020:

Good morning, Church! Wherever you are this morning, may your coffee be hot, your pjs be comfortable, and your spirits be full, knowing that God is with you, and God loves you!

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 15, 2020:

Friends, today we aren’t gathering in our building for worship. We are, however, still a worshipping church, wherever we’re scattered this morning. I invite you to join me in prayer, hum a hymn or two, watch and engage with this morning’s sermon, and snail mail your gifts and offerings to the church (920 E. Gravois Ave.). Know that we are in this together and that you are loved! Let’s pray… Gracious God, in the midst of these anxious times of uncertainty and fear, calm our hearts and quiet our minds. Make us instruments of your love and peace, that we might bear Christ’s love and light for our neighbors. Even as this new threat to our health is imminent, it is on top of all the worries, grief, pain, and fear we were already carrying. Hold your beloved children close, Holy One, that your love and grace might be unmistakably present in all our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.Missing you all, faithfully and prayerfully yours,Pastor Laura

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Videos of Children’s Messages

April 5: Palm Sunday

A Palm Sunday message for our kid’s (and all those young at heart!)…

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 5, 2020

March 29:

And a message from Pastor Laura for kids young and old today…

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 22:

A message from Pastor Laura for our kids (and our grownup kids too!) 😊

Posted by St. John United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 22, 2020