Weekly Readings

Prayer of the Day

O God, rich in mercy, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world and rescued us from the hopelessness of death. Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Reading the Scripture

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 


Household Devotions
Morning Prayer
God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.

Evening Prayer
Steadfast God, you reach out to us in mercy even when we rebel against your holy call and prefer to walk in disobedience rather than in the way of your divine truth. soften our hearts with the warmth of your love, that we may know your Son alive within us, redeeming us and raising us up into your eternal presence. Amen.

In Our Prayers
My brothers and sisters: reconciled to God by the mercy of Christ, we pray with confidence for the needs of the church and the world.

Especially we pray for those known by the St. John's family:  Mina, Jim, Kay, Marie, Jami, Angie, Tim, Ken, Norbert, Duane, Gale, Tom, Cheryl, Janet, Barb, Dave, Joyce, 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 Gaynelle Myers.

We pray for all who rejoice for families gathering, for baptisms, and for all good things,

We pray for our bishops Elizabeth and Don.

Through Christ you make us a new creation, O God, for with him we pass from sin to the new life of grace. Accept our prayers in the warm embrace of your compassion, and welcome all people to the festive banquet of your table, where we may rejoice in your love and celebrate the inheritance you have given to us. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.