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St. John is a growing, vibrant and wonderful congregation that still desires to remain, “The Church at the Caring End of Ministry.” As Pastor, I would ask that you direct your concerns regarding the following requests to the person(s) listed below:

  • Counseling – TBA
  • Sick and Hospitalized – Call your Pastor, The Rev. Jesse Hawkins. I always see parishioners who are hospitalized.
  • Death – Call your pastor.
  • Meeting Space RequestsPlease contact the office, or download a copy of the Meeting Room Request Form.
  • Weddings – Call your Pastor.
  • Sick and Shut-In; Need CommunionPlease contact the office.

Thank you for your cooperation, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give me a call. All of these protocol procedures will soon be published in our Membership and Policy Handbook.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018


But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
–Romans 5:8, New International Version (NIV)

MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of St. John to be a beacon of faith and transforming presence in the lives of individuals in the community we serve and in the wider world around us.

Celebrating 155 years in Christian Ministry!

Happy Father’s Day to Pastor Jesse
and all the fathers in the church today!

From the Pastor's Desk . . .

I would like to thank Rev. Vinson, Brysen Williams, Shontal Jefferson, LaQuentin Jenkins and Ronell Payne for assisting me on last Sunday with the distribution of the Vacation Bible School fliers in the Eastwood and Indian Trail subdivisions. Their work in evangelism is greatly appreciated. Secondly, I would like to thank Dan Richardson, Leslie Davis and the many other teachers and volunteers who have assisted in Vacation Bible school this past week. A special shout out to everyone who participated.

3rd Quarterly Budget to the Connectional District is now PAST DUE. Each adult member assessment is $50.

The Cathedral of Grace | St. John Picnic will be held immediately following Worship on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Please sign up to bring a dish after Worship. Volunteers will also be needed to assist with the Picnic, please see Ms. Brewster to volunteer.


Sunday Fulfillment Hour at 8:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room – Ron Jefferson will be our Facilitator.

Midday Bible Study - will be in session this Tuesday at 12 noon in the Multi-Purpose Room

Please note the Office will be closed June 27th through June 29th. and will reopen on July 3rd.


SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Women’s Missionary Society has scheduled another packing session for St. John | Cathedral of Grace for the date/time above at the 555 Exchange Court, Aurora 60504 location. Please volunteer ASAP for this opportunity to serve by emailing Ms. Mary at with the Subject: “Feed My Starving Children Volunteer”. Thanks for caring enough to help PACK FOOD which will be sent to hungry individuals in developing countries around the world! –Sister Paula Pope, Women’s Missionary Society President


will be held on July 17th at Pheasant Run - Our very own Collette Taylor will be representing our local WMS,
See Paula Pope for Tickets.


Pastor Jesse, Ms. Mary and our Cathedral of Grace St. John Family. Thank you so much for your prayers, words of encouragement, gifts, cards, love and support during our season of loss. Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend lived to be a Centenarian and had a rich and full life. We find our solace as we reflect on the words in the Epistle of Paul, 2 Timothy 7-8.  We know that Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother was tired and ready to go to her heavenly home. So All is Well!
Thanks for living in truth, the Church at the caring end of ministry. –Marilyn Comer and family

Pastor Hawkins, Scholarship Committee, and St. John Family, Thank you for the love, support, and acknowledgement of my recent academic accomplishment. I’m grateful to be part of a community of faith at the caring end of ministry.
Showers of blessings be upon each of you. –Love, Rev. Marilyn


On Saturday, June, 2, 2018 The Cathedral of Grace|St. John, members and friends participated in the 2018 GOSPEL 5K Walk/Run in Chicago. We the Fox Valley Aurora Team represented our community very well by placing #1 as the Faith based cooperating team. We thank everyone for their prayers and encouragement and support given to us.

Participants included, Patricia Robinson, Julia Tittsworth, Patricia Holt, Shontel Jefferson, Laura Caldwell, Dan Richardson, Marilyn Harrell, Denis Harrell, Robert Farmer, Marilyn Comer, Sybil Luster, Deborah Farmer and Jackie Carson. We are also grateful for Ms. Mary Hawkins, Lawrence Richardson and Johnny Johnson who signed up but were unable to participate.

We are planning on participating in the 5K walk for Breast Cancer on the first Sunday in October in St Charles IL. More details to follow.

We're hoping others will join us, as we embark on the journey of improving our physical health to  honor, glorify and worship our God. This also provides us with  an excellent opportunity to fellowship with other Faith based community organizations. 

It has been a pleasure to serve and I look forward to working with the members of St John on ways to improve our health. 
–Deborah Farmer

Let’s not forget our Sick and Shut-Ins:
(Send a card, make a call, stop & visit.)

Erma Hawkins
Allen Keys
Chandra Morton
Florence Shields
Maggie Smiley
Pamela Witzke

(For more information, please contact the church office at 630-898-5333.)

“30 Minutes in the Master’s Presence”
Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Green
Prayer call#: 712-775-7031
Meeting ID: 470657173#

Health and Wellness Ministry - Words of Wisdom for June 2018

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.  – Romans 8:11

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