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Ash Wednesday Meal and Worship Feb 14

Join us for Ash Wednesday this week. Feb 14 (love and ashes together!?).

5:15 pm soup supper (12 varieties!), followed by
6:20 pm worship

with confession, Administration of Ashes, and Holy Communion for all who wish it.

May your journey of Lent bring you closer to Jesus, our cross-bearer yet also Lord of all.

(Those who cannot make it to worship may look for Pastor Paul and Pastor Brian Spahr of Come 2 Go Ministries out and about over the lunch hour on Ash Wednesday giving out free ashes over by Lincoln Life. #AshandDash)

How would you like your home blessed?

A Home Blessing is a wonderful way to welcome and invite God into your home, whether a new or long time resident, whether a house, an apartment or mobile home.  The blessing usually involves  prayer, lighting a candle, Bible readings and moving from room to room to bless various areas of your home.

Pastor Paul enjoys providing this service to folk, whether a member of St. John or a neighbor in our wider community.  Just call the church office at 426-5751, x100 to set up a time and/or learn more.

SNOW / WORSHIP UPDATE (2/1/15): 9 am YES, 11 am NO

Hello, St. John friends and members! While our entire northern Indiana region is under a National Weather Service winter storm warning, our local travel status is still at advisory status. This is based on the IN Dept of Homeland Security travel status website (link below), which indicates travel status by county. As of right now, there are NO counties with either a red (aka Level 3) or even an orange (aka Level 2) status. Allen itself is one of 11 counties in Indiana with a yellow (aka Level 1) status, meaning routine travel may be restricted and individuals should use caution . . . currently snow accumulation appears to be under 3 inches, with accumulation the past hour at less than 1/4 an inch . . .

Based on all of that ‘accumulated’ info, St. John is HOLDING its 9 am service today. At the same time, based on anticipated additional snowfall (it’s not gonna stop, people!), St. John is CANCELING its 11 am service. So all you 11am’ers, please come early or don’t come at all!

And all of you, please make your own decision regarding those roads–a source tells me they’re slick under that snow. If they don’t look safe enough for your liking, please don’t risk it. Worship God at home instead this morning, and pray for the safety of all those out on the roads and/or caught in the snowy weather.

Please spread the word to others who may not have email or internet access, thanks!

West Central Development News — City Buys 8 Properties

See the following link to learn more about a recent city purchase that could be good news for the West Central neighborhood’s future development . . .

City Buys 8 West Central Properties To Be Redeveloped (VIDEO) | Indiana’s NewsCenter: News, Sports, Weather, Fort Wayne WPTA-TV, WISE-TV, and CW | Home

City Buys 8 West Central Properties To Be Redeveloped (VIDEO) | Indiana’s NewsCenter: News, Sports, Weather, Fort Wayne WPTA-TV, WISE-TV, and CW | Home.