Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

November 19, 2023

Christmas Party:

Save the date. Wednesday, December 6,

at 6 p.m., will be our church Christmas party, at the home of Lisa and Jay Gray,

3903 St. Johns Avenue.

Christmas Pageant:

Children needed for the Christmas pageant. Contact the church office at 904-701-4825 or and let us know if your young ones are interested. 

Interested in

Membership or Confirmation?:


the church office at

or 904-701-4825

Operation Christmas Child:

This wonderful ministry helps bring Christ’s love to needy children around the world. You

can participate by filling a giftbox, and don’t forget the beautiful dresses, etc., our Sewing Guild has made to be included. Boxes are in the fellowship hall and

must be returned to the church by this Sunday, November 19.

HTAJ has a online goal page that you can quickly respond to and build your own box using the "QR" code below or by tapping the build a box link button.

Build A Box Link

The Winter Lay Schedule is now out!

October through December of 2023:

See the links below. Please remember to reach out to another team member to fill your position if you are unable to serve.


Easy Tithe Online Giving Available:

Your faithful giving is appreciated and enables us to continue our ministry. Please feel free to give in person at service or online.

Give Here

Monday Women’s Fellowship Group:

This group meets Monday night in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. They are coming to the end of “Pilgrim’s Progress” and are happy to have newcomers pop in. Their next study will be Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today by Shannon Bream. Women of all ages are invited, and children are welcome, too. Books are available in Dawn’s office.

Wednesday Noon:

Come Wednesdays from 12-12:45 p.m. to enjoy a teaching followed by the Eucharist. This service will recess on November 22.

Wednesday Evening Fellowship Group:

The previous Sunday’s sermon will be reviewed, with additional scripture references and discussion. It meets at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and is led by Jim Bradley and his daughter, Leah. Refreshments will be provided.

This group will recess on November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday Men’s Fellowship Group and Breakfast:

We grow stronger in our faith together. Come join this lively Men's Community Group, which meets at 8:00 a.m. each Friday and is studying through the book of Romans. This group will recess on November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Morning Prayer at

 8:45 a.m.

Join us for prayer each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall.   

Morning Fellowship at 9:00 a.m.

Acts of the Apostles, led by Hayes Howard, meets in the room next to Matt’s office and the last seesion.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, led by Jay Gray, will meets in Matt’s office.

Sketches from Church History by S.M. Houghton, led by Dean Cooper, meets in the conference room of the education building.

Youth Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.

Children's Sunday School Class: with Lindsey Knott begins at 9:00 a.m. upstairs. Childcare is available starting at 9:00 a.m. on the first floor of the education building. Ages 1 through 2nd grade.

Sunday Kids: with Matt and Catie Rusch begins at 9:00 a.m. upstairs. in the education building. Third through 6th grade.

Upper School Youth: with Jonathan Cox and Harold McCart begins at 9:00 a.m. upstairs. in the education building. Seventh grade through high school.

Service at 10:00 a.m.


Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Scripture Readings:

First Lesson:

Psalm 90:1-12

Second Lesson:

1 Thessalonians 5:1-10


Matthew 25:14-30

Sunday Live Stream

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Matthew 25:14-30 Sermon:

"The Parable of the Talents"

The Rev. Matthew L. Rusch

The service starts at 10:00 a.m. and will be broadcast on YouTube. Please follow this link.

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Print at Home Bulletin Copy & Music

If you would like to print your own bulletin copy at home, please click on the link below. We are returning to using the hymnals once again! For our live stream views please find the link for this week's lyrics.

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Music Link