16/11/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

November 16, 2016 

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Sunday’s Scripture Snippet

“By your endurance you will gain your souls.”

Luke 21

This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, November 17
10:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist and Healing and Anointing 
Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch
11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group continues meeting on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. at the School’s Middle School campus. The readings the group will study are those from the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. They will not meet next week, as Thursday is Thanksgiving.
Please do not park in the Four Green Fields parking lots. Lunch is sandwiches at $5 per person. RSVP to dlrncrtpa@verizon.net
if you would like to partake.
Sunday, November 20: Christ the King Sunday
8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
9:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II)  
Sunday School for Children

(Parish Hall)

the 9:15 a.m. service
Parish Breakfast and Sandwich Sunday
(Parish Hall)
Thanks to Michael and Cristine Kane for being our Sandwich Sunday hosts this month!
Sunday Adult Christian Education
(Lowry Room)
Adult Formation classes will not meet this Sunday so that parishioners can enjoy our Parish Breakfast and Sandwich Sunday. They will meet again to begin an Advent study on December 11. Come and join the conversation! 
Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. For more information,
email Kathleen Moore
contact her a
t 221.6253.


11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 
Please note, incense will be used at this service.
Monday, November 21
Bible Women
4:00 p.m., Lowry Room
The study group for Bible Women by Lindsay Freeman welcomes all women. Each week is a standalone lesson. The book may be purchased from Forward Movement for $15.
The group will not meet this week, but will take a break in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume on Monday, November 28 and begin a study of “Women Who Speak in Daniel.”


Interfaith Service
7:00 p.m., Church
Join your fellow St. John’s parishioners and members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom for an interfaith service of thanks.


Tuesday, November 22
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
CWBS is studying
Amos and Hosea
 After conversation and a light breakfast (fruit & some type of bread) that members take turns bringing, the study starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends shortly before 8:00 a.m.; a few people may leave early if they have to go to work. 
Next week CWBS will not meet so that members may attend the Quiet Day with the Bishop at DaySpring.


All women of St John’s and their friends are welcome; the current group includes several valued members from other branches of Christ’s church. For more information, please contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or
12:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 
Wednesday, November 23
12:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
No meeting this week


The Wednesday Nights Group 

invites all parishioners and friends to join them each week in the Parish Hall. Bring a dish to share and an open heart and mind for discussion.  Contact Paul and Winkie Game 

 for more details. 

Breaking News
Thanksgiving Service


Join us to give thanks to God through worship on Thursday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m.


Interfaith Service: Monday, November 21


On Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m., our St John’s community will join with the community of Congregation Rodeph Sholom for a service of Thanksgiving to be held in St. John’s Church.  O
ur choir will present special music, and Rabbi Joshua Hearshen will speak.
Click here to download the flyer about the event.



Advent Quiet Day with Bishop Smith


Join Fr. Connelly at DaySpring for an Advent Quiet Day with Bishop Dabney Smith on Tuesday, November 29, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The registration fee is $10 which includes lunch in Curry Hall. The day includes four teaching sessions by Bishop Smith, worship, and personal time for reflection. For more information or to register contact Marilyn Erfourth at merfourth@episcopalswfl.org or 941.556.0315.


Join us for the Fourth Annual Soaring Eagle Run to Benefit St. John’s School


The Fourth Annual Soaring Eagle Run at Gadsden Park in South Tampa is a family-friendly race intended to help encourage community members and SJE families to exercise and maintain healthy lifestyles. The event will be chip-timed. Finishers cups will be given to every child who participates in the 5K or 1M Run. The Run is open to the public. Event takes place on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Last year’s event attracted over 650 registered runners.
Click here to go to the Racehawk website to register!


Christmas Pageant Brunch!
On Sunday, November 13, following the 9:15 a.m. service, we welcomed all those who signed up for this year’s Christmas Pageant with lots of sunshine, fresh air, and a bountiful brunch.


Role assignments were announced and with a robust cast of over 45 participants this year, we anticipate a very spirited Christmas Eve performance at the 4:00 p.m. service on December 24.
Special thanks to our hosts, Crystal Madani and Ansley Graff, for putting together such a beautiful event and to Dave Kenyon for making delicious quiches for all to enjoy.


Please visit our webpage for more photographs from the event and to learn of other activities and events for Children and Youth at St. John’s.


Festal Eucharist with Incense This Sunday


This Sunday, November 20, at the 11:15 a.m. service, incense will be used in honor of Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday before Advent. If you or a loved one has a sensitivity to incense, please make your plans accordingly.


The Giving Tree


The Projects and Outreach Commission is pleased to announce that the Giving Tree is back again this Christmas season. In the courtyard after the 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. services this Sunday
you will find a tree decorated with ornaments representing a suggested gift for one of three local organizations: Cornerstone Kids, Meals on Wheels, and Metropolitan Minis
tries. This effort will allow parishioners a range of giving options that align with their budget and/or causes closest to their heart. Gifts should be returned to the church by Sunday, December 4
. Let’s make this second year of the St. John’s Giving Tree a huge success!


St. John’s Food Drive Ends this Friday!


The Holiday Food Drive by St. John’s Church and School for Metropolitan Ministries continues through this Friday, November 18. The most-needed items include:
  • Cereal (hot or cold)
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned yams
  • Boxed or bagged stuffing
  • Bagged or canned beans
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Canned or packets of gravy
  • Peanut butter
  • Box of macaroni and cheese
  • Canned vegetables
  • Bag of rice
  • Canned or boxed potatoes
  • Dessert mixes
  • Packaged cookies or pastries
Please bring your donations to the area inside the entrance to the parish offices.  (A note, the desired quantities of these items are for families, not for large kitchen preparations.)
Thank you for your generosity!



Children and Youth
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule


Sunday, November 20 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Sunday, December 4 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 17 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 22 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


For a more detailed schedule or if you would like to help out, please contact Stephanie Andrews at szam1317@gmail.com or Cristy Braun at gatorcristy@gmail.com.


Casting Call for Baby Jesus


We are searching for someone in the Parish who has welcomed a new baby in the past month or is expecting one in the very near future, and would like their new addition to “star” in this year’s Christmas Pageant (December 24, 4:00 p.m.) as the one-and-only Baby Jesus. You will stay with your baby throughout the short (20 minute) play and will also be involved choosing the “manger” he or she is placed in, to ensure the utmost comfort for you and your child. If you’re interested or would like more details, please contact wwolf@stjohnstampa.com.


Events and Fellowship
The Ordination of Kathleen Moore to the Diaconate


The Standing Committee acted favorably on Kathleen Moore’s application for ordination the the Sacred Order of Deacons.  This concludes the canonical process. Please join Kathleen and your fellow parishioners in celebrating this momentous occasion!
By the Grace of God
The Right Reverend Dabney T. Smith
Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida
Will Ordain to the Sacred Order of Deacons
Jonathan William Evans
Robert Paul Kinney
Vickie Lynn McDonald
Kathleen Mary Moore
In Christ’s One Holy Catholic Church
Saturday, the third day of December
in the year of our Lord 2016
at eleven o’clock in the morning
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter
140 Fourth Street North
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Reception following



Advent Wreath Making will be Sunday, November 27


Join us in the Courtyard after the 8 A.M. and 9:15 A.M services to celebrate the first Sunday of Advent by decorating a beautiful wreath that you can take home and enjoy for the rest of the Christmas season! Wreaths are $5 each. Candles are $5 for a set. Decorations and light refreshments will be provided.



Mid Morning Women’s Bible Study


The Mid Morning Women’s Bible Study group will meet in the Church Sanctuary
from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29 on t
heir alternate Tuesday schedule. The Rev. Don Goodheart will lead them in their study of Luke 8.

The group invites all interested women to join them in the Church Sanctuary from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays. For more information, you may contact Joan McKay at
mckayjhm@aol.com or Pat Wilson at 644.4640 or



Action Items and Opportunities
Every Member Canvass 2017


The Every Member Canvass for 2017, Living Generously, is now on!
Pledge online by clicking here.


From the Parish Register
November 17, Charles Greacen, Riley Kayton, Megan Nolan
November 18, Austin Bliss, William Brown, Joan Lochridge, Obiamaka Pederson, Hayes Young
November 19, Norman Shenk