October
9
2016

21st Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome: Please extend a warm welcome to Reverend Prince, our Celebrant and Preacher for today’s services.

Sunday - October 16th after the 10:15 service in St. Mary's Chapel - You are invited - We are making plans for the Community Café for the holiday season and need your help. The Café falls on Christmas Eve this year so we need to think outside the box a little. If you are a volunteer or are thinking you would like to volunteer or just want to offer support in some way please join us. Questions - contact Susan or Bob Rauth - 301-665-9394 or srauth1021@gmail.com 

Halloween Party!  On Friday, October 28th from 7 to 9 pm the St. John’s Youth Group will be hosting a parish Halloween party. We especially invite the younger children (and the young at heart adults) to be present for games, activities, goodies, and fellowship.  Contact Margaret Clinch youthmin.stjohns@myactv.net for more information or to let the youth group know you’re coming!

All Saints’ Day Prayers:  It is customary on All Saints’ Sunday to remember in our prayers those whom we love who have passed, especially those who have passed since our last All Saints’ observance.  Forms are available at the back of the church and the Antietam Street entrance.  Please turn in no later than Monday, October 31st.

Save the date for Basket Bingo! The Service and Outreach Commission will be holding a Basket Bingo event on November 4, 6:30 PM.  Twenty-five dollars ($25) will get you a delicious lasagna dinner and ten games of Bingo with a chance to win one of 10 baskets valued at $25. Tickets are on sale each Sunday. Please mark your calendars! Please see Cathy Bushey, event chair, if you have questions. 

Are you Entertaining for Thanksgiving?  Let Service and Outreach Commission help you with a variety of homemade pies.  You can choose between pumpkin, apple, apple-cranberry, mincemeat, sweet potato.  More details to follow................ Thank you for supporting our outreach projects!

Bester School Needs: If you can help by providing underwear for ages 4-8, please contact Louise (Lou) Lamb at louisegl@myactv.net or 301-437-5704.

New Rector Transition Appeal Please consider joining us in welcoming our new rector by contributing to this appeal. Your donations will help in transferring and settling the Young family into their new home with us.  In addition to traditional donation methods, you can assist immediately at http://bit.do/stjohnsgiving or use the QR scan below with your smart phone.

Give while you shop:If you use Amazon currently to shop, AmazonSmile is a simple, safe, and automatic way to support St. Johns every time you shop, at no cost to you, using your current Amazon account.   We are now registered under “St Johns Parish Episcopal”.   Watch for further information coming soon on our website.

Van Driver Opportunity:  We have two openings for van drivers. Our van drivers provide  a service to those who need transportation to and from Sunday services. Please contact Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482 or rwspeelman@mail.com, if you would like to become a part of this vital outreach service.

                           Painting Fundraiser:

Come have fun with us painting this snowman picture and raising funds to contribute to the New Rector’s Relocation Fund. 

DATE:  October 23, 2016

TIME:  2pm – 4pm

PLACE:  Trimble Hall

PRICE:  $40.00

Tickets are on Sale Sundays after the 8am & 10am Services in the Antietam Street Entrance. See Kathy Argueso with questions or call 717-643-0254 or kaddy0920@comcast.net. We will have light refreshments. This is for every skill level of artist!

Pastoral Care:  If you are in need of emergency pastoral care please contact Senior Warden, Bill Alexander at 301-665-9322 or cell 240-469-7988, or Saint John’s Office at 301-733-2560.

Gift Cards: The Service and Outreach Commission will be selling gift cards for Martins and Weis Grocery Markets after the 8:00 AM and 10:15 services each Sunday at the Antietam Street entrance.   The commission will receive 5% from the sales of the gift certificates.  These proceeds will be used to sponsor mission projects.    You can help Service and Outreach obtain its goals by purchasing gift cards to be used at all Martin/Weis locations.   Thank you for your patronage!

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