Welcome to St John's, Devon
The mission of St. John’s Presbyterian Church is to glorify God by knowing, loving, and serving Jesus Christ for life. We are a welcoming church family where all are invited for fellowship, service to others, and spiritual enrichment of the individual, family, and community.
There is much to discover about St. John's, and you'll be able to learn a great deal from this website. The best way to get to know St. John's is to worship with us. Please see our Visitors page for information on Sunday mornings at St. John's. We hope to see you soon!
A Message from our Pastor, Rev. Patrick Marshall
As we begin a new calendar year, we have also begun a new liturgical year in the life of the Church. We talked in worship on January 4 about how we have different seasons in the world, in our lives, and in the Church
certain times when it is appropriate for certain things to take place. As it says in Ecclesiastes, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…God has made everything suitable for its time.” The Church’s liturgical calendar helps us focus on certain parts of the story of our faith at certain times, so that they have a chance to take root and grow in us.
In the bulletin that Sunday, we included an insert listing all of the seasons and holy days in the life of the Church, a brief description of them, and when they will be taking place this year. A lot of people expressed that they found this to be very helpful, so it can be found here for everyone who was not able to be in worship that day. My hope is that this will help us “find our place in the story” this year, so that the life of Christ can become more a part of our own lives.
For anyone interested in delving deeper into this, the class I will be leading at Supper at St. John’s will be a discussion of the lectionary texts for each week. (The lectionary is the schedule of assigned scripture readings for each week.) Together, we will be exploring the story of our faith from Ordinary Time through Lent. This will also give you an opportunity to already be processing each week’s scripture readings and sermon before you come to worship on Sunday. I would love for you to bring your thoughts, questions, and stories and be part of this conversation!