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
CWBS is studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. 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 22
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
Beginning Wednesday, June 22, the Wednesday NIghts group will study “Half Truths.” In this five-session video Bible study, Adam Hamilton explores the truth of some familiar phrases. They sound Christian, like something you might find in the Bible They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. In his engaging style. Adam breaks down these common sayings using Scripture and story with practical applications.
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.
Chase Ackerman Ordination
Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m., Church
Chase Ackerman, who has joined St. John’s this summer as Curate and Director of Family Ministries, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John’s Church. All are welcome to join in this joyful occasion! A reception will follow. We congratulate Chase and welcome him and his family back to St. John’s!
Wednesday Nights at St. John’s Starts New Series
Beginning Wednesday, June 22, the Wednesday Nights group will study “Half Truths.” In this five-session video Bible study, Adam Hamilton, a Methodist minister, explores the truth of some familiar phrases. They are simple phrases. They sound Christian, like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. I n his engaging style. Hamllton breaks down these common sayings using Scripture and story with practical applications. Each of the five sessions contains 8-10 minutes of video and is perfect for adults and youth. All video sessions are closed-captioned.
Session titles include:
June 22 – Everything happens for a reason
June 29 – God helps those who help themselves
July 6 – God won’t give you more than you can handle
July 13 – God said it, I believe it, that settles it
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Cornerstone Kids Graduate!
Father Connelly and Deacon Ackerman stopped by to enjoy a portion of our fun End of the Year Celebration at Cornerstone Kids. Each class had worked on a presentation for the parents and friends. Mrs. Jenkins’ fifth grade class graduated from the program. They were presented with special keepsakes: certificates, posters of pictures of them throughout their years at Cornerstone, and $25 Wal-Mart gift cards from St. John’s.
Liturgical Minister Gathering
These pictures are from last week’s gathering at Mrs. Hanlon’s for our liturgical ministers (lectors, LEMs and vergers). They feasted on shrimp remoulade, asparagus, mini-quiche, strawberries, salmon pate, deviled eggs, spinach squares, caprese skewers, and other delicacies. They even enjoyed a Wright’s carrot cake in honor of a special birthday. Thanks to Mrs. Hanlon for hosting!
Missioners Head to Dominican Republic
Please keep our missioners in your prayers as they work in the Dominican Republic. This year, team members from St. John’s are as follows:
Team 1 (June 10 through 18)
Team 2: (June 19 through 25)
Bill Hardy – Team Leader
Canoe Trip Is Great Success!
The flowers at the chapel altar are available on July 24. If you would like to take this opportunity to support St. John’s and honor a loved one, please email
email@example.com or call 259.1570.
VBS Sells Out!
VBS 2016 is sold out! We are keeping a waiting list, if you would like to join it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get more adult volunteers, we will open up more spaces.
Youth 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.
From the Parish Register
June 16, Duncan Evans, Marjorie Stanford
June 17, Adam Burden, Anne-Marie Burden, Cathrine Spriggs, David Witte
June 18, Michael Henry, Tommy Koulouris, Malcolm Westly, Michael Zukusky
June 19, Max Gustafson, Bennett Lacktman, Sarah Wiley
June 20, Virginia French, John Henne, Robert Norton, Zachary Whitcomb
June 21, Jennifer Holmberg, Kathryn Weston
June 22, Matthew Fluharty, John Okenfus, Jennifer Watkins