6/22/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

June 22, 2016 Issue 

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Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.


Galatians 3
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, June 23
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.
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 26
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 27
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.
Questions? Email Evelyn Baker at
with questions.
Tuesday, June 28
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
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
Wednesday, June 29
12:15 p.m.
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 
 for more details. 
Breaking News
Ackerman Ordination 


A joyful event with our Bishop and many of the clergy from the diocese took place on Saturday, as Chase Ackerman, St. John’s new Curate and Director of Family Ministries was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests.


A Note from the Rector: New Associate Rector Appointed 
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Janet A. Tunnell to the position of Associate Rector of St. John’s Parish, succeeding the late Mother Alice Sadler. In this position, Janet will be assisting me in all areas of parish ministry but will be focusing primarily on our ministries of pastoral care and outreach.
Janet was born and raised Catholic in Aurora, Illinois, and moved to Tampa to attend USF in 1995. Her first career was as abiologist for the State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg where she worked mostly as a lab manager, but spent many summer days out on the water. Before heading to seminary,and her husband Mikeboth active members at St. Anne of Grace in Seminole.returned to St. Pete after Janet graduated from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin in May 2013. Since then, she has been the Associate Rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg.
Janet has been married for sixteen years – no kids, two cats. Her husband, Mike, is a native Floridian, cradle Episcopalian, a diehard UM fan, and works as a real estate photographer. They both love to travel, they love the outdoors, andenjoy music, good food, and celebrating life. They feel blessed and filled with excitement as they begin this new chapter of life at St. John’s.
Janet will begin her work here in St. John’s later this summer. I know you will join me in keeping her in your prayers and wishing her all good things in this new season of service to Jesus Christ as a Priest in his Church.


Welcome the Ackermans to St. John’s!
Friday, June 24, 6:00 p.m., Williams Home
Please join your fellow parishioners in welcoming Chase, Jeanne, and Jonathan Ackerman back to St. John’s, and celebrating Chase’s new role as our Director of Family Ministries and his recent ordination. Your hosts will provide dinner, feel free to bring beverages or dessert. Hosted by David, Anne, Charlie and Jack Williams. Contact them at 458.9060 or


Children and Youth
VBS Sells Out!
VBS 2016 is sold out! We are keeping a waiting list, if you would like to join it, please email
parish@ If we get more adult volunteers, we will open up more spaces.


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 23, Patricia Ayala, John Crosby, Mary Jane Gresham


June 24, Christie Farrior, Emily Levy, Robert Newman, John Whitcomb


June 25, Shirley Arcuri, Susie Burchill


June 26, Addison Belfatti, Carleton Compton, Olivia Gray, Jason Lick, Anna Polins,
Julie Sansone, Caroline Schnell
June 27, Luke Corey, Sydney Corey, Stephen Fluharty, Joan Gates, Suzanne Kirkconnell, Valerie Patmintra, Taylor Spencer, Bruce Yost
June 28, Wright Bereday, Christopher Howell, Ariel Pineiro, Ashtan Shelton, Avery Watts
June 29, Billye Harden