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, July 6
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The Wednesday NIghts group continues their study of “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.
The Rev. Lester Durst, RIP
Dear Parish Family:
I received the following notification last week from Fr. Douglas Scharf, Dean of the Tampa Deanery, notifying us that Fr. Lester Durst has died. Please keep Lester, his wife, Carolyn and the rest of the family in your prayers.
Fr. Durst served on Fr. John Peterson’s staff at St. John’s from about 1993 to 1996 before he was called to be rector of St. Peter’s in Plant City. He had been a partner in a law firm in Sarasota before entering Virginia Theological Seminary.
May Lester’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Yours in Christ,
Dear Friends in Christ,
I am very saddened to report that our brother in Christ, the Rev. Lester Durst, died peacefully last night at Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. Lester had been in ICU for the past two weeks. He fought hard and received excellent medical care, but his body ultimately could not recover.
Please keep Lester’s wife, Carolyn, along with their two children, Lauren and Michael, in your prayers.
Yours in Christ,
The Very Rev. Douglas F. Scharf
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Rector
Fathers’ Ministry Socials
The Fathers’ Ministry will begin holding monthly socials on the second Wednesday of the month every other month beginning in the month of July. Join them from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at O Cocina and Flights, 4110 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Children and Youth
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. As always, if you need financial assistance, contact Fr. Connelly.
The experience will include:
*face-to-face ministry with homeless and at-risk clients