However, health regulations prohibit the clergy from being informed when our parishioners are in the hospital, so we will not know if you or someone you love is there unless you tell us. W e want to provide support in any time of need or crisis.
Please call the parish offices at 259.1570 or email
May 27, Laander Lowry, Alice Prange, Melissa Slack, Adam Weekley
May 28, Dax Nelson, Luke Osborne, Ronan Sampson, Jeffrey Slack, Mary Straske
May 29, Avery Slack
May 30, Everette Haire, Mary Hulse, Benjamin Johnson, Keri Stricker
May 31, Enid Barness, Lelia Clewis
June 1, Jessica Arizu, Caroline Brown, Georgette Brown, Alexis Hutchinson, Richard Mockler, Stephanie Moxley, Robert Stephens
Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
D oes not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
This Week in
Thursday, May 26
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 email@example.com if you would like to partake.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 1
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The Wednesday Nights group continues the study Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts.
In Believing Jesus, an 8 session DVD study, Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the Apostles in the Book of Acts,while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. Rarely are the terms hilarious storyteller and theological scholar used in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person but then again, Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical! She is a gifted communicator, whose style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.
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 email@example.com for more details.
Save the Date for St. John’s Annual Canoe Trip
Greetings! Mark your calendar for St John’s upcoming Parish Canoe Trip on June 11. We will be gathering at Canoe Escape for a half day of fun on Tampa’s beautiful and winding Hillsborough River!
Discounted cost is $43 per canoe which accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Youth 13+ may canoe together without accompanying adult. Single person kayaks are also available.
We’ll meet at Canoe Escape, located at 12702 US 301, Thonotosassa 33592, at 9:00 a.m.: park and pay at the office, then shuttle out to Sargeant’s Park for our 4.5 mile journey downriver, finishing at Morris Bridge Park about noon — so please pack a lunch.
Children will have “Critter Sightings” worksheets to check off along the way – expect to see turtles, osprey, blue herons, and sunbathing gators. Most of the trek is canopied but be sure to bring your hats and sunblock.
School Board: Trustees and Executive Committee Elected
At last Wednesday’s meeting of our Board of Trustees, the School’s governing body elected the following officers for the upcoming year.
Jeff Hunt – Chair
Ashley Danzi – Vice-Chair
Greg Rix – Secretary
David Malizia – Treasurer
Greg Hearing – Immediate Past Chair (voting)
In addition, the Vestry of the Church, in its function as the Corporation of the School, elected the following new trustees to the Board.
Don Jennewein (re-elected)
16th Annual Alpha House Ingathering a Resounding Success!
The response to our Mother’s Day Ingathering was simply amazing! Not only were more items donated by St. John’s parishioners than ever before, many of you found new and varied ways of giving.
Along with multitudes of new and gently used donations, many more gift cards were given this year. Gift cards are very helpful for “filling in” where there is a shortage of certain needed items. Several parishioners also used their Amazon Prime accounts to have items delivered directly to the church with free shipping. This was the first time for that particular mode of donating to be utilized.
Whether we share the giving experience with our children by personally shopping for items at our favorite stores, or by clicking the “proceed to checkout” button on our cell phones…the parishioners of St. John’s have made life a little easier for the mothers and children of Alpha House.
Farewell Reception for Miranda Harrison-Quillin
On June 12, there will be a reception for Miranda as she leaves to join the ordained ministry of the Methodist Church. It will take place after the 9:15 a.m. service on that Sunday. We hope you will join us to celebrate Miranda’s time at St. John’s! A purse will be collected for her, please make checks payable to St. John’s and note “Harrison-Quillin Purse” in the memo line.
No Service for Families with Young Children This Month
Please note that the service for families with young children that typically takes place in the Parish Hall on the last Sunday of the month will not be held on Sunday, May 29. We will resume after the summer with a service on Sunday, August 28.
Tampa Deanery in the Dominican Republic
The Tampa Deanery’s 2016 project is to build the first floor of a new two-story church and school building for the San Timoteo mission in the community of Nizao on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, about 30 miles west of Santo Domingo. Lodging will be at the new center adjacent to San Matias (similar to the Kellogg Center in San Pedro de Macorís).
San Timoteo Mission, Nizao:3 teams (June 11 through 18, 18 through 25, June 25 through July 2)
July 10 through 15, DaySpring Conference Center, Parrish
Campers will go in teams to mission sites each day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Mission work will include working with children of migrant workers in the Wimauma area through RCMA, experiencing homeless ministries and feeding the hungry through Turning Points in Bradenton, as well as the opportunity for a group to go to Marco Island to be part of Camp Able, a camp for people with “diversabilities.” Along with the mission visits will be all kinds of fun traditional camp activities like canoeing, games, arts and crafts, sports, as well as evening programs about mission, worship, and meeting new friends. This experience will make a difference not only in young people’s lives, but in their communities when they return.
The camp is $390 for the week. Visit the Diocesan website to register.
In-Town Mission Week: Urban Immersion Program
July 25 through 29, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries’ Urban Immersion initiative provides youth an unique opportunity to be fully and closely engaged with their community. Youth will be exposed to true homelessness and poverty while learning ways to help individually, as a church, and as a community. Each day will include education, lunch, and four service hours. The cost is $50 per week, which includes a t-shirt and lunch daily.
The experience will include:
*face-to-face ministry with homeless and at-risk clients
*off-campus with local partners
*for families in need.
Events and Fellowship
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,