Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

ST JOHN United Methodist Church

2160 Griffith Ave, Owensboro KY 42301


Pastor’s Corner



“Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth.
Do you not perceive it?” - Isaiah 43:18, 19a


Dear Members and Friends,

Happy 2019 to us all! Even though we are in February, something new is always upon us. “Do you not perceive it?” The problem with welcoming a new year is that it comes at a time when nothing feels new. The Christmas decorations will no longer be attractive, let alone the labor of taking them down, it is a tiresome task. And yet, even amidst all the similarity of things, we can sometimes feel the newness of time.

God does new things in every season of life, especially when our hearts and souls are open to receive. Last month we confirmed our new leadership, that is God working with us. We look forward to working together to achieve our mission as a Church.

The new thing that God is doing in 2019 is that whatever time it is in your life, whatever your age or occupation, the voice of God still calls us “Follow me.” or, to perceive the new thing that he is doing among us, “I am about to do a new thing… Do you not perceive it?” Sometime in March we are going to gather as St John to share the “new things” that God is doing for us during the Lent period. Until then, I’d encourage you to ask yourself these two questions: What new thing am I being called to? What new thing is our church being called to? It is my joy and privilege to be making new discoveries with you.

Up Coming Events:

God has blessed Carson Bristow with long life and we will celebrating with him his 101 years on February 24 @ 11 am at the Church.

Our Bible Study class begins on 2/6/19 at 4 pm. We are studying a book on Hope, “Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God.” Come and join us on Wednesday evenings.

In Christ’s Peace,
Rev. Irene M. Kabete











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