7/27/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

July 27, 2016 Issue 

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Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Luke 11
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, July 28
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 31
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, August 1
Parish Offices closed through August 4 for termite tenting
3:00 p.m.
Bible Women
(Lowry Room)
The Bible Women group will not meet this week, due to the church buildings being closed for termite tenting.


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, August 2
Parish Offices closed through August 4 for termite tenting
Contemporary Women’s Bible Study
6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
CWBS is studying
Amos and Hosea
 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, August 3
Parish Offices closed through August 4 for termite tenting
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The group will not meet on August 3 due to the church buildings being tented. They will resume on August 10, when Fr. Robert Baker will 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
School Supplies Needed for Cornerstone Kids


As the new school year approaches, your generous support is requested for the children at Cornerstone Kids. The goal is to raise $1,500 to cover the cost of backpacks and school supplies for 35 children.


You may drop off your monetary donation at the parish office NO LATER than August 28. Please make your check payable to St. John’s. Contact MC Jenkins with questions at
Bucsjenkins@aol.com. Thanks!


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 during this coming week, 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 28, Andrew Farmen, Salvatore Gagliardo, David McLay, Jennifer Swindal


July 29, Kerry Grant, Jovani Hicks


July 30, Stacy Lick, Corey Tappan, Dylan Tozier, David Williams
July 31, Martha Bever, Marguerite Carson, George Cavo, Will Cavo, William Duryea, Thomas Gardner, Jennifer Nix, Anthony Palermo, Grace Sbar, Michael Shamblin
August 1, Harriette Bryan, Samantha Dring, Khalifa Humaid Masaood
August 2, Reece Howell, Jeanette Kelley, Kassadie Nieto, Nancy Walker
August 3, Abigail Burden