Sixth Sunday of Easter

Youth Ministries Breakfast: Today we have our Youth Ministries breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

Adult Forum: There will be no adult forum today.  The current series will conclude next week, with the topic “When Jesus Became God”.  Adult forum will recess for the summer and begin again in September.

Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; and the midweek Eucharist held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Memorial Donation: Saint John’s will be collecting memorial donations in memory of William Howard Dunkin, son of Sandy Dunkin our long time sexton. Donations will be received through May and used to assist with funeral expenses.  If you would like to make a donation please note “Dunkin Memorial” on your check.

Vacation Bible School:  Volunteers wanted! St. John's Parish will offer Vacation Bible School this summer from Sunday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 19.  Our theme for 2017 is Year 2 of Abundance Orchard, with stories from the Gospels.  We are looking for adult and teen helpers for a variety of roles.  If you would like to help please contact Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries Margaret Clinch at 301-733-2560 or

Shelter Needs (Fourth Sunday of each Month):

Fruit juices                               Canned fruit                  Paper towels

Toilet tissue                              Cleaning supplies

Parish Picnic – Please sign up for our Parish Picnic on June 4th!  Fried chicken and drinks will be provided by Parish Life.  A signup sheet is available on the podium in Trimble Hall. 

Anyone interested in Dinner for Eight? If you are interested in joining this dinner club, please contact the office.  If there is enough interest, we will start in September! 

Mayfest Raffle Winners:  Congratulations to Kathy Marks-Vera Bradley tote and beach towel; Jolene Young-$50 gift card to 28 South and 2 movie tickets; National tickets-Bill Ables; Stella and Dot necklace-Chris Tischer; Ben Jones print-Nancy Rouse; Redskins tickets-(Bill Ables won but put up for auction) Mike Stanford; Snowshoe Resort-Sandy Fowler; Gordon’s basket-Charles Brining; Savage River-Brenda Price. Enjoy!

Calling All Graduates: We at Saint John’s would like to recognize all of our parishioners graduating from high school or college as well as those who will be graduating from elementary or middle school.  We would like to have you send us a picture to place on the Antietam Street bulletin board along with a paragraph of your future plans, awards you have received, or goals you have set for the coming years.  We would like to recognize you in the July issue of   Soundings.  You may send it to the church office or you may e-mail to  We will need it by June 10th in order to meet the July Soundings deadline. Pictures will be returned.

Nursery Volunteers Needed! – We are seeking adults and teens to help in the nursery with infants through 4 year-olds.  If you are willing to help with this ministry once a month, please contact Margaret Clinch at or 301-733-2560.

Stewardship: Christian stewardship at Saint Johns is a way of life.  The cards in the pews and throughout the church encompass more than money. Please use one to indicate where you are willing to offer your talents and time in gratitude of God's love.

Bester School Needs: Bester school once again needs our help by providing underwear for ages

 4-8, please contact Louise (Lou) Lamb at or 301-437-5704.

Micah’s Backpack Shopping List

Each “backpack” receives the following:

2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans                     1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce

2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle                    1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal

      *Other types of Soups are okay                                        2 - Types of Cracker Packets                     

2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice                                         *Peanut Butter and Crackers

1 - Can of Tuna                                                                               work well

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee                                                      1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli                                          *Make sure a box of PopTarts is 

                                                                                                      individually wrapped

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