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
“They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
This Week in
Thursday, May 25
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) and Healing & Anointing (Chapel)
Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch
11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group meets 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.
Please do not park in the Four Green Fields parking lots. Lunch is sandwiches at $5 per person. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to partake.
The Sunday Adult Christian Formation group will meet in the Lowry Room at 10:30 a.m. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes and takes place in the Lowry Room. Bring your coffee and join the conversation! For more information, email Kathleen Moore or call her at 221.6253.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
Monday, May 29
Parish Offices Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 30
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
CWBS is currently studying Psalms. 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 31: The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
6:00 p.m., Parish Hall
On Wednesday, May 31, the group will view the movie A Man for All Seasons. 6:00 p.m. Covered dish dinner begins [please note early start time] 6:20 p.m. Movie begins 8:21 p.m.. Movie ends 8:25 p.m. Discussion for those who choose to remain, followed by closing prayers
The 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
We are pleased to announce that on the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 4, and on Trinity Sunday, June 11 we will celebrate Festal Eucharists at the 11:15 a.m. services. These services will include incense.
Annual Parish Canoe Trip!
Mark your calendar for St John’s upcomingCanoe TripJune 17.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, accommodating 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 Sargeant’s Park 12702 US 301, Thonotosassa 33592, at 9:00 a.m.: park and pay at the office, then launch our vessels from there for a 4.5 mile journey downriver. ‘ll finish at Morris Bridge Park about noon — so 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.Contact Kevin Kellar ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with questions or contact Fr. Connelly ( email@example.com) to inquire about financial assistance.See you on the river!
Parish Day of Service
Action Items and Opportunities
The Candle in the Sanctuary Light is available on June 4. If you would like to take this opportunity to honor a loved one and support St. John’s, please call the parish offices at 259.1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tampa Deanery – 2017 Mission Trip to the DR
This is the second year of a three-year project building San Timoteo Episcopal Church in Nizao. The teams will also be working at the San Matías Church and School in Santana, Baní adjacent to the Morrow Center (our lodging). We will be completing much needed repairs, painting and sealing the concrete roof. The school was constructed by the Tampa Deanery in 2002-2003. There will be three one-week teams of up to 15 missionaries each: Team I (June 10-17); Team II (June 17-24); Team III (July 1-8). Sally Thompson and Father Roy Allison from St. Mark’s are heading up Team II, and we are looking for volunteers. Visit www.https://dominicandevelopmentgroup.org/ for details. Questions? Contact Sally Thompson at email@example.com or 813-760-5120 (cell/text).
Children and Youth
Youth Mission Camp 2017
Do you love to help others? Do you love summer camp? Why not do both at the same time?! All youth (rising 6th graders through rising 12th graders) are encouraged to sign up for Mission Camp this summer at DaySpring, from July 23 through 28 . We will join youth from across the diocese for a week of serving God and others, as well as taking advantage of all the things summer camp has to offer, including swimming, canoeing, the ropes course, and more! As if that isn’t enough to entice you, Fr. Chase will be serving as one of the camp chaplains! Be sure to visit www.campdayspring.org to register for Mission Camp or contact Fr. Chase for more information.
Two Slots Left to Fill: Sign Up to Teach Sunday School This Summer
This Sunday, May 21 will mark the final day of our school year Sunday School program, after which we will switch to weekly volunteers throughout the summer. Host families will provide a snack and teach a lesson to a mixed-age group of children in the Parish Hall. You can sign up to teach one class or a few classes via the schedule by clicking here.
VBS Volunteers and Donations Sought
June 19 through 23
We continue to seek volunteers to fill the following open roles for VBS (June 19 through 23) this summer:
Nursery Volunteers – We are planning to have the nursery available to watch the children of volunteers who are too young to attend the camp (3 and under). We are still looking for a couple of volunteers (adult OR youth) from the Parish to hang out with the littlest ones (under 3) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Youth will receive service hour credits for their time.
Aftercare Volunteers – Aftercare will be available from noon to 5:00 p.m. each day for the week of VBS and we already have around 20 children signed up. This time will include seated lunch (kids bring their own), quiet time, outdoor play in the playground (requiring supervision), some crafts and theatre games, and perhaps a movie or two. We are hoping to staff this portion of the day with people who did not work in the morning so that no one gets burnt out from working both all week long!
We are in need of Sandwich Sunday hosts for just one last date for 2017, July 16. Contact Cindy Martin if you can help. Hosting includes shopping for supplies, coordinating sandwich preparation on the day-of, and delivering the meals to Faith Cafe. Costs are reimbursed by the parish.
From the Parish Register
May 25, Rhys Leonard, Theresa Picone, Elizabeth Strong
May 26, George Haddad, Zachary Haddad
May 27, Laander Lowry, Alice Prange, Melissa Slack, Adam Weekley
May 28, Dax Nelson, Luke Osborne, Ronan Sampson, Jeffrey Slack, Mary Straske
May 29, Mark Braun, Avery Slack
May 30, Everette Haire, Mary Hulse, Benjamin Johnson, Keri Stricker