Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Sunday Scripture Readings: 

1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8 
Ephesians 4:25--5:2 
John 6:35, 41-51

Daily Readings this Month


Household Devotions

Morning Prayer
O God, sustain us in the complexity of our humanity as you sustained David-- playing the harp of youth, throwing stones at giant problems, loving our friends beyond wisdom, dancing worship, mourning children, breaking our hearts in psalms, and longing for warmth in our old bones. Amen.

Evening Prayer
Bread of life, you taught us to put away bitterness and anger, and with tenderhearted kindness to share the fruit of our labor with the needy. Strengthen us by your grace, that in communion with you, we may forgive one another and live in love as Christ loved us. Amen.

In Our Prayers
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Kay, Marie, Carl, Diane, Crystal, Judy, Todd, Joyce, Kathy,
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 Nicole Downey. 
We pray for all who rejoice, for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things, for the baptisms of Aubree and Jackson Kaltenbach and the affirmations of faith of Douglas and Danielle Kaltenbach.

We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.