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April 13, 2016 Issue 

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From the Parish Register

Sunday, April 3
Matthew Alexander Conlee
Rheem Humaid Abdullah Al Masaood
Khalifa Humaid Abdulla Al Masaood
John Wittmuss Nelson
April 14, Marie Borland, Irene Few, David Harbert, Donald Jennewein, Kian Madani, Huckleberry Nicola, Katherine Wiegand
April 15, George Collier, Kurt Grotheer, Justin Pepe
April 16, Mark Graff, Alexander MacKinnon, Eric Polins
April 17, Margaret Brokaw, Kathryn Gilbert, Rebecca Lowke, Allan Watkins
April 18, James Cavo, Salatha Moore, Samuel Morin, Mary Picone, Laurie Spencer
April 19, Michael Barna, Kim Brown, Karen Moore, William Van Dyke
April 20, Christina Brown, Tyler Jones, Lauren Orebaugh, Michael Purdy


Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,

his favor for a lifetime .

Weeping may spend the night,

but joy comes in the morning.


Psalm 30
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, Apr 14
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.
Friday, April 15
12:15 noon
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
Saturday, April 16
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parish Retreat (DaySpring, Parrish, FL)
Sunday, Apr 17
8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
9:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II)  
Following the 9:15 a.m. service
Parish Breakfast
Sandwich Sunday 
(Parish Hall)
Thanks to Ansley Graff for hosting Sandwich Sunday!
11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 
Choral Evensong: Sunday, April 17
The next Choral Evensong will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. Music of Patrick Hadley and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford will be featured. We hope you will join us for this simple (and short!) service.


Monday, Apr 18
12:15 p.m.

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)

4:00 p.m.
Bible Women (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.

Evelyn Baker is now the contact for Bible Women, email her at lynndan_708@msn.com with questions.


Tuesday, Apr 19
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
CWBS is studying Paul’s letter to the Romans
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
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.
Miranda Harrison-Quillin will lead the study of Colossians 4:2-18 on April 19.  


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.
The St. John’s Book Club
The St. John’s Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 19, in the Lowry Room at 4:00 p.m.  Patsy Carte will lead the discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


12:15 p.m.
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
Wednesday, Apr 20
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.

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
Choral Evensong: Sunday, April 17
The next Choral Evensong will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. Music of Patrick Hadley and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford will be featured. We hope you will join us for this simple (and short!) service.


Director of Children’s Ministries and Parish Life Sought
With Miranda HQ’s upcoming ordination in the Methodist Church, St. John’s has a part-time opportunity (20 hours per week) available for a Director of Children’s Ministries and Parish Life. The Director will facilitate the operation of our children’s Sunday School as well as parish life programs that offer a safe, friendly, welcoming environment where all may experience the love of God and be spiritually nurtured. These programs are crucial to spiritual formation offered by St. John’s, and we encourage referrals of individuals who are a strong match for the role.  For a job description or more information, contact Fr. Connelly at cconnelly@




Chapel Re-Dedication and Blessing
This past Sunday provided a lovely day to re-dedicate and bless our renovated and re-landscaped Chapel of the Resurrection. The short but reverent service was well-attended by caring parishioners, and we know this worship space will provide a place of solace and grace for years to come.


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 Parrish.  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.

The Circle Celebrates Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 6
Please join us for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, one of our favorite Circle traditions.  The party begins at 6:30 p.m. with Happy Hour and the return of the margarita machine at the home of Erin and Dennis Carr (3116 W. Lawn Avenue). Later on, we will move two houses down to the home of Betsy and Drew Graham (3122 W. Lawn Avenue) for dinner and dessert. Please bring all of your food and beverage contributions to the Carrs’, and we will make sure they get to the right place.  Encourage your parish friends to attend as all are welcome!
Save the Date for St. John’s Vacation Bible School!
Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World
Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m., $20 per day)
Cost is $50 for St. John’s Church/School families,
$75 for non-St. John’s families
Ages: 3 years through 5th grade
If you would like to volunteer by helping lead lessons, lead games, organize snacks, or decorate, or if you have questions, contact Miranda Harrison-Quillin.
Stay tuned for instructions for online registration.



Important Dates
Senior Sunday is May 8
Our annual celebration of our graduating high school seniors will take place during the 9:15 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, May 8. Brief remarks given by some of our seniors will stand in place of the sermon at that service. The reception afterwards is hosted by junior class parents.

Senior parents: please turn in your decorated mortarboards to the parish offices by May 5.

RSVP to mharrisonquillin@stjohnseagles.org if your senior would like to participate.
Junior parents, email Miranda if you can help with the reception.


Events and Fellowship
Men’s Ministry May Meeting
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 Tuesday, 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.