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Our Sunday Worship Services are at 10:45a.m
Communion is offered the First Sunday of the month
104 East Street, Essex Iowa 51638
There is an elevator located on the East side of the church
Our Mission Statement
We, members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Essex, Iowa believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and know God so loved the world He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior.
We recognize God’s word is found in the Holy Scriptures and through prayerful study of these Scriptures God’s will is made known to us.
The Festival of Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday and typically falls between mid-May or early June. It is the longest season of the church year, extending to the season of Advent. Whereas the other seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter) emphasize some aspect of the life of Jesus, Pentecost emphasizes the life of the Spirit-infused church—disciples in action.
The Festival of Pentecost is a wonderful occasion to incorporate the Affirmation of Baptism into worship—
either for confirmands and/or the whole congregation. The Holy Spirit is still at work, calling, gathering, and empowering followers of Jesus to grow in discipleship.
Hear the word of God
and share the Lord's
Live among God's
Proclaim the good
news of God
Serve all people
Strive for justice and
SEASON OF PENTECOST:
INWARD AND OUTWARD GIFTS
The five gifts of discipleship can be divided into two categories:
Inward Gifts of Discipleship: MY life is blessed!
1) Live among God’s faithful people
2) Hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper
Outward Gifts of Discipleship: MY life blesses others!
3) Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed
4) Serve all people, following the example of Jesus
5) Strive for justice and peace in all the earth