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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 17: The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
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.
Parish Breakfast and Sandwich Sunday: August 21
Sunday, August 21 marks our first monthly Parish Breakfast for the fall. Join us between the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services in the Parish Hall for food and fellowship!
We will also prepare sandwiches and bag lunches for the patrons of Faith Café during this time. All parishioners are invited to help. Thanks to the Gray family for being our hosts this month!
Sunday School Kick-Off: September 11
Our Fall Sunday School Program will kick-off on Sunday, September 11 in the Parish Hall. The program is available to children from 3 years old through 5th grade, and takes place every Sunday during the 9:15 a.m. service. During Sunday School, children receive a Bible lesson that corresponds with the weekly readings, do crafts, eat a snack, and do other activities to strengthen their faith and teach them about their Christian heritage. They return to their families in the church during The Peace/Greetings. For questions about our Sunday School program, or if you are new to the church and interested in registering your child, please contact Whitney Wolf at 312.244.0871 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Mid Morning Bible Study Resumes September 6
On Tuesday, September 6, the Women’s Mid Morning Bible Study will gather to begin a study of “The Gospel According to Luke.” We will be using the study guide Luke for Everyone by N. T. Wright.
The group invites all interested women to join them in the Church Sanctuary from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays. On September 6, Mary Jane Schenck will facilitate the first discussion, which will focus on Luke 1 and 2. For more information, you may contact Joan McKay at email@example.com or Pat Wilson at 644.4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For help in ordering the study guide Luke for Everyone by N. T. Wright, contact Melinda Pendino at 215.3421 or email@example.com. She will place an order in early September if there is interest. The book is also available from Amazon and other booksellers.
Events and Announcements
Services for Families Resume August 28
Our monthly services for families with small children will recommence on Sunday, August 28, in the Parish Hall and continue on the fourth Sunday of each month until March 27, 2017.
Backpack Blessing Planned
We will have our annual Backpack Blessing on Sunday, August 28. All students are invited to bring their backpacks to the 9:15 a.m. family service in the Parish Hall to have them blessed for the new school year!
Your Help Needed
Volunteers Needed for Children’s Ministry and Parish Events
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the community here at St. John’s? The Children’s Ministry has a number of exciting events planned for this fall and all sorts of opportunities for participation. We encourage anyone who is interested in sharing their gifts – be it an hour or two of your time, or the desire to take on a larger project – to contact Whitney Wolf at 312.244.0871 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about what opportunities might best fit your interests and availability.
Sandwich Sunday Hosts Needed
Each month, we make sandwiches and bag lunches for the patrons of Faith Café to take with them after they eat a hot meal at the Café.We are in need of monthly hosts for 2016 on October 16, November 20, and December 18. Hosting means purchasing supplies (costs are reimbursed by St. John’s), helping facilitate the assembly line, and delivering sandwiches to Faith Café. If you are interesting in hosting on one of the dates, please contact Sandwich Sunday Coordinator Cindy Martin at email@example.com.
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!
From the Parish Register
August 10, Wilson Ayala, Mary Ellen Collins, Alexander Hancock, Julie Norton, Jennifer Shelton
August 11, Thomas Cassedy, Jill Johnson, Lucy Scarritt, Harrison Sunich, Williamson Sunich
August 12, Richard Arcuri, Tristan Bess, Mia Carastro, Marie McClelland, Darryl Petters, John Rabbitt
August 13, Connor Allen, Emily Andrews, Cary Brown, Adelaide Few, Michael Foley, Mark Lundy, Darren Milling, Cole Scudder, Jeanne Wilhelm
August 14 , Jonathan Ackerman, Michael Eachon, Kenneth Hyatt, Benjamin Mackie, Lee Peterson, Martha Robin, Carson Tappan
August 15, Janis Elliott, Parker Fluharty, Mary Jane Schenck, Barbara Scudder, Elisabeth Tellekamp
August 16, Sylvia Beaver, Megan Kelly, Zachary Smith