Scoop: May 5, 2016

Events for Children and Families

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 15
8:00 a.m. – The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
Following the 8:00 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup
9:15 a.m. – Festal Eucharist (Rite II)
Following the 9:15 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup and Breakfast, 
Sandwich Sunday (thanks to host Amy Ross!)
11:15 a.m. – Solemn Eucharist (Rite I)
Please note, incense will be used at this service.
Following the 11:15 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup
Casual dress (including cowboy attire) is appropriate this morning.

Annual Parish Canoeing Trip
Saturday, June 11
Save the date, more info coming soon!

Save the Date for St. John’s Vacation Bible School,
Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World
Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

Aftercare is available until 5:00 p.m. for $20 per day.
Cost is $50 for St. John’s Church/School families, 
$75 for non-St. John’s families
Ages: 3 years through 5th grade

Click here to register online. The deadline to register is Sunday, May 29. If you would like to volunteer by helping lead lessons, lead games, organize snacks, or decorate, or if you have questions, 
contact Miranda Harrison-Quillin.

Youth Events

Our annual celebration of our graduating high school seniors will take place during the 9:15 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 8. Brief remarks given by some of our seniors will stand in place of the sermon at this service. A reception follows.

Senior parents: Please turn in your decorated mortarboards to the parish offices today.

Confirmation 2016
Sunday, May 22, at the 9:15 a.m. service
Confirmation for youth and adults will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 9:15 a.m. Bishop Dabney Smith will preside. Cake and punch will be served following the service.
 Confirmation rehearsal will take place in the church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 15.

DaySpring Mission Camp
July 10 through 15, DaySpring Conference and Retreat Center, Parrish
Campers will go in teams to mission sites each day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Mission work will include working with children of migrant workers in the Wimauma area through RCMA, experiencing homeless ministries and feeding the hungry through Turning Points in Bradenton, as well as the opportunity for a group to go to Marco Island to be part of Camp Able, a camp for people with “diversabilities.” Along with the mission visits will be all kinds of fun traditional camp activities like canoeing, games, arts and crafts, sports, as well as evening programs about mission, worship, and meeting new friends. This experience will make a difference not only in young people’s lives, but in their communities when they return. 

The camp is $390 for the week. 
Click here to register.

In-town Mission Week: 
Urban Immersion Program at Metropolitan Ministries 

July 25 through 29, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries’ Urban Immersion initiative provides youth 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.
The experience will include:
 Face-to-face ministry with homeless and at-risk clients

 Serving off-campus with local partners

 Praying for families in need

Job Opportunity

With Miranda HQ’s upcoming ordination in the Methodist Church, St. John’s has a part-time opportunity (20 hours per week) available for a Director of Children’s Ministries and Parish Life. The Director will facilitate the operation of our children’s Sunday School as well as parish life programs that offer a safe, friendly, welcoming environment where all may experience the love of God and be spiritually nurtured. These programs are crucial to spiritual formation offered by St. John’s, and we encourage referrals of individuals who are a strong match for the role.  For a job description or more information, contact Fr. Connelly at

Contact Miranda Harrison-Quillin for more information about any of these events and activities.