8/3/16 Weekly Wednesday Scroll

August 3, 2016 Issue 

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Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Luke 12
This Week in 
St. John’s
Thursday, August 4: The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
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, August 7
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 8
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.

Email Pat Wilson with questions.

Tuesday, August 9
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 10
12:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
The group will resume on August 10, when Fr. Robert Baker will lead.
invite 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
Building Closings


The Church, Brickman Hall & Rudisill Hall (parish offices, Parish Hall, Lowry Room, Nursery, Sacristy, etc.) will be closed until August 4 for termite tenting.  The Thursday 10:00 a.m. service is canceled.


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!


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!


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.


Your Help Needed
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


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 4, Robin Adair, Roxanna Cappiello, Kenneth Lane, Margaret O’Malley, Pickens Price
August 5, Vivienne Evans, Thomas Patmintra
August 6, Ethan Elliott, Deborah Jones, John Lackey, Mark Mellon, Madden Morales, Richard Osborne, Joseph Salzer


August 7 , Thomas Fluharty, Andrew Lutton, Laura Straske
August 8, Mary Katherine Leach, Raleigh Lutz, Kathleen Purdy, Carolyn Yelverton
August 9, Abigail Chilldon, Carolyn Lane
August 10, Wilson Ayala, Mary Ellen Collins, Alexander Hancock, Julie Norton, Jennifer Shelton