Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming give to all the people of the world knowledge of your salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Sunday Scripture Readings: 

Malachi 3:1-4 
Luke 1:68-79 
Philippians 1:3-11 
Luke 3:1-6
     

Daily Readings this Month

 

Household Devotions

Morning Prayer
God of timeless grace, you fill us with joyful expectation. Make us ready for the message that prepares the way, that with uprightness of heart and holy joy we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Evening Prayer
Out of the embrace of mercy and righteousness, you have brought forth joy and dignity for your people, O Holy One of Israel. Remember now your ancient promise: make straight the paths that lead to you, and smooth the rough ways, that in our day we might bring forth your compassion for all humanity. Amen.

In Our Prayers
God of hope, you raised up John the baptizer as a herald who calls us to conversion. As we joyfully await the glorious coming of Christ, we pray to you for the needs of the church and the world. 

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Marie, John, Kendall and children, Alvoy, Dee, Mr & Mrs. Ronald H., Ronald, Jr., Grayce, Melissa, Dolores, Fred, Dale, Judy, Todd, Julie, Andrea, Camille, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Dave, Jim, Russell, Dylan, the Lind family and all who are in need.

We pray for all who grieve for any reason.  Especially we pray for the family of Marilyn Westrick.
   
We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things, for new members/affirmation of faith: Irina Hirchberger and children, Henry Hirchberger & Virginia Hirchberger; Dorothy Kolar; JoAnn Wilkins.
   
We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Hear our humble prayer that we may serve you in holiness and faith and give voice to your presence among us until the day of the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.