Scoop: September 22, 2016


Children’s Ministry Events
Family Service This Sunday
Sunday, September 25, 9:15 a.m., Parish Hall
Join us in the Parish Hall to celebrate the Liturgy in a casual and and kid-friendly alternative to the formal service in the church. The monthly Family Service is a great venue to introduce our youngest children to Episcopal lessons and traditions in a more relaxed environment. We will not have Sunday School as all are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Service instead. If your child is interested in participating in one of our upcoming Family Services, please contact Whitney Wolf at 


Save the Date: Family Game Night!
Friday, September 30, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish Hall
Mark your calendars for Family Game Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, in the Parish Hall. We’ll have pizza, bingo, and an assortment of other games and activities for kids of all ages. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact
. Hope to see you there!


St. John’s Fathers Ministry Service Project
Sunday, October 16
Join the Fathers Ministry on October 16 in the Parish Hall for their Holiday Letters for Heroes party!  Parish children will be using their creativity to write thank you letters to service members deployed overseas over the holidays.  


Grown-ups can write a letter too!  We will have patriotic crafts and puzzles, and will even be making Veterans Day wreaths to take home! A drop box for letters will also be set up the week of the event.   Let’s show these heroes our appreciation for their sacrifice and service.
Christmas Pageant Role Sign-Up
Sunday, October 2 – Monday, October 10
We will have a list of Christmas pageant roles and a schedule of rehearsals available during Sunday School check-in on Sunday, October 2 and Sunday, October 9. Please encourage your child to sign up for ALL the roles they would be interested in playing. In addition to the lead roles, we have plenty of room for angels and shepherds and singers, so there is something or everyone who wants to participate in any way! Final parts will be assigned at the Christmas Pageant Kick-Off Brunch on Sunday, November 13.
If you miss the Sunday sign-in opportunities and are interested in participating in the Christmas Pageant or volunteering, please contact Whitney Wolf at wwolf@ prior to October 11.


Save the Date for Vacation Bible School 2017!
Save the date, VBS 2017 will be June 19 through 23. Details to follow in early 2017. If you’re interested in volunteering and being a part of the plan, please contact
Questions about our Children’s Ministry? Want to help?
Contact Whitney Wolf
Youth/EYC Events
EYC (Youth Group) Meeting
October 2, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., Discovery House
Our next meeting will be on Sunday afternoon, October 2, in Discovery House.  Junior EYC (6th to 8th grades) will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., and Senior EYC (9th to 12th grades) will meet from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m..  We will all share a meal together at 5:30 p.m. Our plan is to meet each month on the first and third Sundays.


If you are looking for a fun and welcoming place to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, serve others, and learn about our faith, than EYC is the place for you!
Adult volunteers, we can’t do it without you! In order to hold youth group, we must have additional adults on hand to support Fr. Ackerman. Please contact him if you can help.


Contact Fr. Chase Ackerman
with questions about youth events or if you would like to help out.