The Leper . . .

Author: Pastor Joel
September 29, 2017

On Sunday we continue in our current sermon series, "It's a Revolution." Our message is "The Leper" and is based on Luke 5:12-14. In Luke 4 we learned that Jesus came to usher in a time of the Lord's favor, a season of grace, mercy, and goodness. In Luke 5 and 6, He called leaders to help Him with the task. Sunday we study how He begins to make this season of favor come true in the lives of people as He preaches grace to the sinners, and heals the sick, blind, and lame. Buckle your seat belts! The kingdom has come! And it still comes today. The question is are we experiencing and living into this season of the Lord's favor, or are we living busy, dry, unfulfilling North American materialistic lives?

Calling everyone 7th grade and older for a Faith and Action Service Opportunity NEXT Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m. - noon. We will assist with splitting, packaging and stacking of firewood at the Crete wood splitting site. Sign up at the back table Sunday and pick up the directions on how to get there. Come when you can, leave when you must! 

Red Cross Blood Drive with the Bloodmobile will be Sunday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at Crown Point Christian School. Schedule your appointment before or after the service at, search the date or location. Your blood donation is urgently needed! 

Save the date for the Campus Life Stories event held at the Lighthouse Restaurant on October 26 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.! Come hear about this exciting ministry, eat for free and meet the leaders and supporters!

Calling All Ladies for an Aspire Conference. Looking for a night of laughs, girl time and worship? Join us as we attend an Aspire Conference on Sunday, November 12 at Heartland Christian Center in Valparaiso. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Sign up on Sunday to purchase tickets at the back information table. We will carpool together; you won’t want to miss it!

Small Group Bible Study Begins NEXT Sunday. A weekly Sunday afternoon Small Group Bible Study on the Psalms will begin NEXT Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. This will be an open Bible discussion group. No DVD teaching. It’s open to all ages; no Bible knowledge is needed. Please do bring your Bible! We will NOT meet on major school breaks or around the holidays. Sign up Sunday or contact the church office, (219) 558-0573.

Children's Ministry Volunteers. We are so blessed to have so many people who are committed to the spiritual upbringing of the children in our church. In order to ensure the safety of the kids at Pathway, we will be having a Mandatory Safety Training Meeting following the service on Sunday, October 15. We will discuss safety procedures, ways to lead the kids well, and answer any questions you might have. This meeting is for ALL volunteers in Pathway Kids, Nursery, Youth Groups, Catechism, and Family Night who did not attend a training meeting last year. Your service to the kids of Pathway is greatly appreciated!

You are invited to Hope Community Church's weekly worship service THIS Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. using the facilities of the First Church of the Nazarene, 18210 Clark Road, Lowell, Indiana (located directly behind the Strack & Van Til on Rt. 2/Main Street). Drop by for a visit to support this infant congregation.

Intergenerational Service:
                              NEXT Sunday, October 8, 2:30 p.m. at Park Place 
                                     Worship Theme: “God Takes Care of Us.”
                                The service will be completely KID FRIENDLY!
                                         We would love to have ALL attend!
Pathway's children will be greeting, leading singing, and playing instruments for/with our Park Place grandparents. The service will be 45 minutes long, with a 45 minute game (Wii bowling, bingo, puzzles, etc. . . .) and treat time immediately following. Any Pathway child who would like to do a 1-3 minute instrumental piece or sing a song is invited to connect with Pastor Joel this week, (219) 558-0573. This is the right environment for an instrumental or vocal first time!?

Fall Fest:  Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pumpkin decorating, Pink/Blue games, hay ride, and hot dog roasting in Cedar Lake, Indiana. This is a rain or shine event. We need a couple "grandparents" to oversee the food table and safety on the hay ride. Contact Pastor Joel at (219) 558-0573 or to help.

All are invited to join us on Sunday, October 29 following the service for our fall potluck. Please bring a side dish, salad, or main dish to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  

Calling all youth! If you have musical gifts of singing or playing an instrument, we’d like you to play in the youth praise band on October 29. Contact Paul Siemer, or the office, You don’t have to be a member to participate.

New Blog Posted. Pastor Joel posted a new blog this morning entitled, "Why Turkey?" It is posted on under the Resources Tab, under JZ's A To Z Blog. You may also click on the following link:




Worshiping At

Crown Point Christian School
Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373









Office Location
11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373