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 7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to partake.
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 email@example.com
Tuesday, July 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 13
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to former St. John’s parishioner Navy Capt. Frank D. Whitworth III for his appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Whitworth is currently serving as director, J2, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
July 25 through 29, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries’ Urban Immersion initiative provides youth ages 12 and up 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