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March 23, 2016 Issue 

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From the Parish Register


March 24, Stephen Crane, Franklin Haire, Catherine Marston
March 25, Allison Foley, Evan Simmons, Mary Tozier
March 26, Karen Dellinger, Elizabeth Foley, Lori Green, Daniel Russell, Pamela Scruggs

March 27, Christian Brown, Christine Henry, Glenda Hodgson, Colin Roberts

March 28, Robert Barnes, Lara Butler, Gaines Hayes, Tess Lowke, Shahla Madani
March 29, Kaitlyn DePalma, Ada Edgar, Ethan Olsen
March 30, Tyler Blume, Mary Jo Morin


Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
But as for me, I have trusted in you, O

I have said, “You are my God.”


Psalm 31
This Week in 
St. John’s
Maundy Thursday, Mar 24
8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist: Joint School Service for Lower and Middle Divisions (Church)

10:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist and Healing and Anointing (Chapel)

Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch
11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group continues weekly. The readings the group will study are those from the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. The group will continue with this pattern, reading and studying the lessons for the Sunday to follow, to better understand and absorb those readings and Sunday’s sermon.
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.
Good Friday, Mar 25
7:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament (Chapel)
12:00 noon
The Liturgy for Good Friday with St. John’s Choir (Church)
12:00 noon

Parish Offices Close

3:00 p.m.
Tolling of the Bells
5:30 p.m.
Good Friday Evening Prayer (Church)
Holy Saturday, Mar 26
7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil (Church)
Easter Sunday, Mar 27
8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
Flowering of the Cross 
9:15 a.m.
Festal Eucharist (Rite II)
9:15 a.m.
Service for Families with Young Children (Rite II)
(Parish Hall)
Following the 9:15 a.m. service  in the Parish Hall
Easter Egg Hunt

(Church Grounds)
11:15 a.m.
Festal Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
Monday, Mar 28

Parish Offices Closed

Tuesday, Mar 29
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
CWBS continues their study of the book of Daniel
on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m. in the Peterson Room at the School’s Middle Division campus. 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.

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 p.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Chapel)
Wednesday, Mar 30
12:15 p.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The Wednesday Nights group resumes their study of “CHRISTIAN – (It’s Not What You Think).” In this eight session video bible study Andy Stanley explores the truth and fiction behind one of the most famous religious brands in history.
March 30 – Lesson Five – When Gracie Met Truthy
April 6 – Lesson Six – Angry Birds
April 13 – Lesson Seven – Loopholes
April 20 – Lesson Eight – Working It Out

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 at pgamefla@aol.com for more details. 
Breaking News
Parish Picnic and Combined Services: April 3
On the Sunday following Easter, as is our custom, we will combine the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services into one 10:00 a.m. service, to be followed by our spring Parish Picnic. The main course and dessert will be provided by St. John’s. Parishioners with last names beginning with A through L, please bring a side dish. Those with last names from M through Z, please bring a salad, fruit, or some type of vegetable. Kids, look for a bounce house and Kona ice just for you!
Important Dates
Holy Week Service and Event Schedule
March 24, Maundy Thursday
Joint School Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m., Church
Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist, 7:00 p.m., Church,
Vigil follows

March 25, Good Friday
Parish Offices Close at Noon
Morning Prayer and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 7:00 a.m., Chapel
The Liturgy for Good Friday with St. John’s Choir, 12:00 noon, Church
Tolling of the Bells, 3:00 p.m.
Good Friday Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m., Church

March 26, Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil, 7:00 p.m., Church

March 27, Easter Sunday
Easter Service, 8:00 a.m., Church
Flowering of the Cross, 9:00 a.m., Courtyard

Festal Easter Service, 9:15 a.m.,

Easter Service for Families with Young Children, 9:15 a.m., 
Parish Hall 
Easter Egg Hunt following the 9:15 a.m. family service in the Parish Hall, Church Grounds
Festal Easter Service, 11:15 a.m., Church

March 28  Easter Monday
Parish Offices Closed for Holiday 
Women’s Mid Morning Bible Study
This group’s focus for winter/spring is the study of Philippians, Colossians and Philemon.  They will continue using the study guide Paul,The Prison Letters by N. T. Wright.
The group’s next meeting is Tuesday, April 5, resuming their regular every-other-week pattern. 

On April 5, Fr. Connelly will guide the study of Colossians 3:5 – 4:1.


The group invites all women of the parish and interested friends and neighbors to join them at 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the Church sanctuary (please note new location).  They meet on alternate Tuesdays.  For more information, contact Pat Wilson at patwilson68@tampabay.rr.com or 644.4640 or Joan McKay at mckayjhm@aol.com.
Events and Fellowship
Men’s Ministry April and May Meetings
Curt Brown is the Investment Manager for Ambassador Enterprises Southeast Regional Office. Ambassador Enterprises is a “family office” located in Fort Wayne, IN. Ambassador’s mission statement states: “Ambassador Enterprises is a for-profit, philanthropic equity firm investing for the glory of God – the building of his kingdom, the betterment of mankind and financial sustainability – by working together with others in optimizing individual and organizational performance.”
Curt will be telling the Ambassador story and how Ambassador uses business as a platform to integrate Faith into the marketplace.


Please join the group in the Parish Hall on April 5 and May 3 at 5:30 p.m. for fellowship time, followed by a fine meal catered by Holy Hog Barbecue at 6:00 p.m., and our speaker following dinner at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Dallas Coffield at dcoffield@gmail.com.


Parish Retreat Scheduled for April 16
The Fathers Ministry is pleased to host a Family Retreat at DaySpring, the Diocese of Southwest Florida’s scenic 92-acre campus in Palmetto.  The retreat is open to the entire parish family, including children and adults of all ages. Join us for a day of fellowship with canoeing and nature trail adventures, labyrinth exploration, tree-top canopy walk, and much more!  Participation in a low ropes course is an option as well for attendees 7 years old and up.
The retreat runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, but all are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the day. The cost for lunch is $10 for parishioners 12 years old and older, and $5 for children from 4 to 11. Children 3 and under eat lunch for free. An additional charge for the canopy walk ($3) and low ropes course ($10) apply. However, cost should never be a deterrent to parishioners wishing to participate in St. John’s activities, so please contact Fr. Connelly if you have a financial need. Click here to sign up for the retreat.
Annual Women’s Retreat: CWBS Invites All Women of St. John’s