'Celebrating Advent and the Role of the Church in Mission'

Saint John Baptist Church will observe Mission Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service on Dec. 4. The theme is "Celebrating Advent and the Role of the Church in Mission." Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Howard Heard, senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church-Newport News, with music by the St. John Men's Chorus. Heard is also chair of the foreign/global mission program of the Virginia State Baptist Convention. Area missionary groups are especially invited. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. This week's lesson is "God Promises a Savior," from Luke 1:26-38. Classes are available for ages 3 through adults. Saint John is at 1397 Penniman Rd., where everyone is welcome.

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