7/20/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

July 20, 2016 Issue 

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Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.”
Luke 10
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, July 21
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, July 24
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, July 25
3:00 p.m.
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, July 26
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, July 27: The Feast of St. James
12:15 p.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
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 
 for more details. 
Breaking News
Coordinator of Children’s and Parish Life Ministries Appointed


Fr. Connelly recently announced the appointment of Whitney Wolf to the position of Coordinator of Children’s and Parish Life Ministries. Whitney comes to St. John’s with a great deal of experience in planning and strategy and in leading teams, through her more than a decade’s work in advertising. She has recently moved back to the States from Naples, Italy, where she spent two years after her husband was relocated there for work. The Wolfs welcomed their first child in November 2013 and moved to Tampa in April of 2015.


Whitney is excited to join the St. John’s family, please make her welcome!


Building Closings


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.


Events and Announcements
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.


From the Parish Register
July 21, Michael Pepe
July 22, Elizabeth Brown, Caroline Holmberg
July 23, Allison Martin, Taylor Ravenna, Ernesto Ruas


July 24, Melissa Ariss-Menendez, Zachariah Hearing, Clarke Hobby, Michael Kane, Cheri Kittrell, Bretta Sullivan, Carolyn Timberlake
July 25, Kenneth Morin, Austin Norton, Steven Sepulveda
July 26, John Calfee, Ford Cheeseman, Elizabeth Marston
July 27, Mary Sutton Gonzalez, Christina Killgoar