6/1/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

June 1, 2016 Issue 

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From the Parish Register


June 1, Jessica Arizu, Caroline Brown, Georgette Brown, Alexis Hutchinson, Richard Mockler, Stephanie Moxley, Robert Stephens

June 2, Bette Crowder, Nancy Robbins-Lackey, Stephanie Simon

June 3, James Murray, Barbara Romano, Janice Williams

June 4, James Akst, Suzanne Arthur, Bonnie Edgar, Avery Pento, Kristopher Pento, Paisley Smith, Daniel Stillie, Bryce Whittlesey

June 5, Victoria Angiulli, Zachary Bragdon, Virginia Eversole, Patricia Martin, John McAdams, Edward Prange, Laura Silva

June 7, William Farmen, Lucy Henry, Sean McClelland, Carole Page, Elizabeth Whiteley

June 8, Deborah Foley, James Robbins, Georgia Roberts

Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1

This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, June 2
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.

Sunday, June 5
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
Coffee Hour Fellowship

 (Parish Hall)

11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 
Monday, June 6
3:00 p.m. (please note earlier summer
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 the contact for Bible Women, email her at lynndan_708@msn.com with questions.

Tuesday, June 7
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 

Wednesday, June 8
12:15 p.m.
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.

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

St. John’s Annual Canoe Trip

We invite you to sign up now 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.

Contact Kevin Kellar (kcwkellar@yahoo.com) with questions.
Click here to sign up online. 
Please contact Fr. Connelly to inquire about financial assistance. 

See you on the river!

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.

Outreach Opportunities

DaySpring Youth Mission Camp 

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.