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St. John’s Attends ELCA Grand Canyon Synod Meeting

ELCA meeting June 2018

ELCA aseembly June 2018

This past week (June 13-14), Pastor Mary Piotrowski and Ms. Deb Noel attended the annual assembly of the ELCA Grand Canyon Synod in Tucson, Arizona, representing St. John’s. Pastor Mary and Deb had the happy opportunity to visit with Mrs. Sally Almen (far left), who had visited St. John’s in April with her husband, the current Grand Canyon Synod Bishop, and with Elizabeth A. Eaton, who is the fourth Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (far right). Continue reading

June Bingo Nights are the 14th and 28th

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Community Bingo at St. John’s Church in Williams. AZ

June 2018 BINGO nights have been announced: June 14 and June 28 (2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month).  BINGO is open to the entire community and area, and visitors to Williams are welcome to join the fun and great eats coming out of the kitchen, too!  Bingo players can always purchase a $5 dinner, or snacks and beverages to keep up their strength while playing their games! Please note you must (by State law) be 18+ years to play and enter. Continue reading

St. John’s Celebrates Pentecost This Coming Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

St. John’s Church Celebrating Pentecost Sunday

St. John’s in Williams, AZ always looks beautiful – but on Pentecost Sunday the church is always extra vibrant in the colors of red!  Please come and join us on Sunday, May 20th, as we celebrate this special holy day in the Christian Church.  The service will begin at 10:30 am, and will be followed by Continue reading

It’s Time for May 2018 BINGO

The dates for May BINGO are Thursday May 10 and May 24.  BINGO is played in Walker Hall at St. John’s Church and is a co-sponsored by St. John’s and the William Broehm VFW Post 12128 in Williams, AZ.  Doors will open for the purchase of daubers and game cards at 4:30 pm and the first game starts at 5:30 pm.  The last game ends at about 7:30 pm.  During game time, the ladies at St. John’s have always cooked up some great food for purchase, Continue reading

Lutheran Bishop to Visit St. John’s on April 22, 2018

Rev. Dr. Lowell G. Almen

Rev. Dr. Lowell G. Almen

The Rev. Dr. Lowell G. Almen, Bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will be visiting and preaching at St. John’s on April 22, 2018.  You can meet with him at a forum at 9:15 am.  There will be a worship service 1t 10:30 am, followed by a potluck luncheon at noon. Continue reading

Holy Week 2018

Holy Week 2018 begins with our Palm Sunday service on March 25th at 10:30 pm.  The week will continue with several events and services.  On Wednesday, March 28th, there will be Stations of the Cross at 5 pm in the sanctuary.  On Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm, there will be a Maundy Thursday service in the Sanctuary.  On Good Friday, there will be a service at 12 noon, followed by a vigil from 12:30-3:00 pm. You may come to the service and part of the vigil or just come for part of the vigil.  On Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter Breakfast at 9:00 am, followed by our Easter Service at 10:30 pm.

NOTE: The Seder meal that had been scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 pm has been canceled.

We look forward to your joining us for one or all of these special events and services as we celebrate this most holy of seasons.

Bishop Smith to Lead Worship Service on March 18th

Bishop Kirk Smith

Bishop Kirk Smith

This coming Sunday, March 18, 2018, will be a very special day for St. John’s as we welcome Episcopal Bishop Kirk Smith. He will lead us in worship at 10:30 am and we will have a potluck dinner with him following the service. We extend a welcome to all who would like to join us for this special service and for the dinner following. The Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith, Ph.D, D.D., was Continue reading