There are few places in the United States that experience winter as we do in Alaska. The cold temperatures, the dry snow, and the long, dark nights all make for a life experience few others have. The Alaskan winters can also be challenging. During the long dark Alaska winters we take strength in and we want to share Jesus, “the light of the world.” (John 8:12) Come and join us in worship, Bible Study, Fellowship and Service Opportunities as we share God’s light and love in a dark world.
There is also a sermon series planned this year for Sundays, “THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE - Principles of Worship.” Since worship is a way that we give praise or honor to someone other than ourselves, we praise and honor our Lord and our Savior, it is a sacrifice. We will consider this sacrifice and our worship.
Jesus tells us "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) Following Jesus calls for a sacrifice, or has a cost. But the rewards of following are much greater than the cost. Hopefully our worship services at St. John this Lent, and your own personal time with the Lord, will help you grow in receiving and appreciating the gift of Jesus’ sacrificial, saving love.
Pastor Jonathan Rockey