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
May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
This Week in
Thursday, July 14
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 email@example.com if you would like to partake.
Thanks to the Kellar family for hosting this month!
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
Monday, July 18
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 19
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&nbsnbsp;valued members from other branches of Christ’s church. For more information, please contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 20: The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The Wednesday Nights group will meet as usual on July 20. On July 27, Fr. Robert Baker will lead the group. The group will not meet on August 3 due to the church buildings being tented. They will resume on August 10, when Fr. Baker will again lead.
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.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a lay theological program from Sewanee, the University of the South. The small group meets weekly from fall through spring with a Sewanee-trained mentor. Study, worship, discussion, and theological reflection serve as the basis for the weekly classes.
EfM is not a Bible study group; it is not a seminary or college class- no exams, no papers, no grades. The topics include: Year One – The Old Testament, Year Two – The New Testament, Year Three – Church History, Year Four – Other Religions and Philosophy. Students commit one year at a time. EfM is a weekly seminar to reflect theologically on Christian life, to gain understanding and appreciation of God in everyday life.
To learn more about EfM, please contact Fr. Connelly at 259.1570 or Oliver Roberts at 310.2119.
The Church, Brickman Hall & Rudisill Hall (parish offices, Parish Hall, Lowry Room, Nursery, Sacristy, etc.) will be closed August 1 through 4 for termite tenting. The Wednesday 12:15 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. services will be canceled that week as well. Any weekly groups that usually meet on the Orleans campus will need to be either canceled or relocated off-site.
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 tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at O Cocina and Flights, 4110 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629.
Patsy Carte, RIP
Our fellow parishioner, Patsy Carte, died Saturday, July 9. The funeral service for Patsy will be on Tuesday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the church, with Committal in the Chapel of the Resurrection. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity; We give you heartfelt thanks for the good examples of Patsy and all your servants, who, having finished their course in faith, now find rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Note from Miranda Harrison-Quillin
I have the unbelievable opportunity to spend 10 months in the Community of St. Anselm, a monastic community sponsored by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Between September 2016 and June 2017, I will be praying, learning, and serving with other young people from around the world. During this “year in God’s time,” the 16 of us in this community will be living according to the Rule of St. Anselm which will guide our communal life. I will spend 1,118 hours in silence both in prayer and reflection. And I will be able to visit with the Zimmermans as well.
To learn more about the community visit their website at stanselm.org.uk. If you would like to contribute to the cost of my year in the community, you can go to www.gofundme.com/mirandathemonk. I have learned and grown so much during the past three years at St. John’s and I am grateful to each of you who helped shape my experience.
From the Parish Register
July 14, Robert Barnes, Kimberly French, Rebecca Graff, Sophia Gray, Elizabeth Hancock, George Merritt, Liam O’Brien, Emory Peterson, Agnes Scott, Jacob Slack, Austin Taylor, Tyler Whittlesey
July 15, Charles Harden, David Hasselbach, Kathryn Heisel, Janet Karpan, Brant Peterson, Tamsen Williams, Claudia Young
July 16, Joan Apthorp, Jayce Hicks, Hannah Rix, Michelle Roberts
July 17, Robert Watkins
July 18, Anna Arcuri, Virginia Gregory, Erin Kohlhaas, Josephine Stewart, Stephen Swindal