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April 6, 2016 Issue 

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From the Parish Register


April 7, William Jennewein, Samuel Kelley
April 8, Ann Lowry Brown
April 9, Robert Frick, Blake White


April 10, Caroline Deitzer, Carly Elliott, Victoria Malizia
April 11, Jane Kiper, Jonathan Smigie
April 12, Julie Harrington, Stephen Leal, Christy Purdy
April 13, Alexandria Kriz, Payton Rodriguez, Jennifer Smith


Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
John 20
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, Apr 7
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 8
12:15 noon
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
Sunday, Apr 10
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
Re-Dedication and Blessing of the Chapel of the Resurrection

Coffee Hour Fellowship

(Parish Hall)
11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 
Monday, Apr 11
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 12
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
12:15 p.m.
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
Wednesday, Apr 13
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 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
Chapel Re-Dedication and Blessing
We will re-dedicate and bless the Chapel of the Resurrection in the courtyard in a brief service after the 9:15 a.m. service on Sunday, April 10. All are invited. We hope this garden will always be a welcoming, peaceful and comforting sanctuary for years to come and are grateful to those who helped make it so.


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.
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.


Click here to download a PDF of the flyer.




Parish Picnic and Combined Services
A lovely morning made our annual spring Parish Picnic a delight! Thanks to those who contributed food, and to the Fathers Ministry and Dave Kenyon for cooking.


Important Dates
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.


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 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
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.
Annual Women’s Retreat: CWBS Invites All Women of St. John’s
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 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.