Have you heard the news? St. John’s has a new Contemporary Worship Pastor – welcome Pastor Dan Clark!
Last week we gathered for our first ever Contemporary Worship Service at St. John’s! The service featured a preview of our new St. John’s contemporary worship band, with Pastor Dan on acoustic guitar and vocals, joined by professional musicians and vocalists. We also wish to thank Shawn our sound engineer, and Greg our AV tech. Pastor Dan led us on a journey into contemporary music and new ways of reaching people for Christ through music, after which our congregation voted to call Pastor Dan as our first Contemporary Worship Pastor. Congratulations Pastor Dan!
To continue our weekend filled with music, on Sunday, October 23rd, we will host Ohio Capital Winds for our annual musical “Sermon in Song” event at St. John’s. Please note that the special musical prelude begins at 10:5 am this Sunday as we welcome Director Catherine Cunningham and her instrumentalists
Since 2005, members of Ohio Capital Winds have gathered once a month to give life to the music of master band composers. OCW personnel are committed to the performance and preservation of the wind ensemble genre, having published one professional CD entitled "Men of Ohio," and performing for communities throughout Ohio. With special emphasis on education and music history, the repertoire's relevance to social & cultural development is explored at each performance. Members volunteer their time to the non-profit organization, which is supported by community members. Please don’t miss this special Sundayworship performance!
Starting on December 11th St. John’s will move to our new worship format, in accordance with Dr. Easum’s recommendations for St. John’s church growth, and in consultation with our new contemporary worship pastor:
9:00am Traditional Worship Service
10:00am Fellowship and Christian Education Hour
11:00am Contemporary Worship Service
Our 12 noon Wednesday worship time will remain the same, followed by The Largest Table community meal on Wednesdays.
Our December 11th Contemporary Worship Service will be the beginning of our new era of contemporary worship and ministry offerings at St. John’s. We will then spend several months working together as clergy, leadership, congregation, musicians – and as people of God – to prepare for the full launch of our contemporary programming during Holy Week 2017, on time and on target with Dr. Easum’s recommendations. Please generously support the future of St. John’s with an extra gift this month to fund our new contemporary music programming!
Here at St. John’s, we are energized and excited as we continue to live into the vision of God’s future for our church. Please join us for a weekend filled with eclectic music this Sunday to refresh your soul through the Ohio Capital Winds Sermon in Song event! We look forward to seeing you!
In faith, hope, and love,