January
13
2019

The Baptism of Our Lord

Adult Forum: “Paul – The Man, the Mission and the Modus Operandi” It is safe to say that Paul was the most significant early convert to Christianity – one who moved from being the greatest persecutor of the faith to being its greatest apostle.  Convinced that the end of all things was at hand, Paul engaged in an urgent mission to get people to believe in Christ before it was too late. Join us following the 8:00 a.m. service in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Christian Education for All Ages: Saint John’s offers Christian Education for children and adults on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall.  New participants are always welcome.  Adults gather in Saint Mary's chapel at 9 a.m., for a thought-provoking discussion of topics relevant to understanding our faith.

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) for Youth in grades 6-12: The first meeting for EYC will be today after fellowship hour. Join us for lunch and fellowship, and a discussion of what is ahead for youth at Saint John’s. For more information, contact Heidi McCusker at youthmin.stjohns@myactv.net.

Giving Envelopes: New giving envelopes are available on the back pew in alphabetical order by last name. Use of these envelopes and numbers are helpful to the counters as well as record keeping and contribution statements.  If you do not have envelopes and would like envelopes, please contact the office.

Bester School and Donations: We will no longer collect clothing for the school. However, the school still needs to replenish its underwear supply for young children – both boys and girls, sizes 4, 6, and 8.  Please contact Lou Lamb to provide underwear for Bester’s young and needy students.

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th beginning with a Pot Luck luncheon!  A signup sheet is available in Trimble Hall.  Thank you so much for your support!

Saint John’s Week at Reach Cold Weather Shelter:  Sign up for the Reach Cold Weather Shelter at the Antietam Street Entrance. Choose a time, day and what service between  Feb 10-16th or contact Missy at nmmjj101119@gmail.com  or 717-420-7118.  Kitchen volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 are WELCOME when accompanied by a responsible adult! Carla Charles is once again coordinating the kitchen & meals for Saint John’s.  All volunteers in the Shelter must be adults 18 or over. A variety of tasks are available and most commitments are just 2 to 3 hours, some a little longer, none more than overnight. Once you have signed up for a task please go online and fill out your volunteer form on the Reach website below.  You can visit the Reach website: www.reachofwc.org or call Missy for more information. THANK YOU!

The White House Band will be coming to our Parish on Sunday evening, February 24.  You won’t want to miss this event, particularly if you enjoy jazz.  Members of this band are former members of military bands, and have arranged, written and first played their music for our Presidents, their families and guests. A Mardi Gras Party is being planned as a pre-concert event at 5 p.m.  Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served for a special price of $40…that includes your ticket for the concert at 7 p.m.  We’re expecting a big crowd and have limited seating for the Party, so please get your tickets early. You can purchase your tickets after worship services or contact Sue Sowers (301-733-4370) or Bruce Massey (240-675-4498). Concert Only - $20 and can be purchased ahead or at the door (if seating is available) Mardi Gras Party, includes Concert ticket - $40 (reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 15th)

Potomac Towers Meals: What could be more rewarding than warming the empty tummy of someone who cannot cook for him/herself? Due to budget cuts, there is a need for hot meals for 30 residents at Potomac Towers for 2 days each week. A consortium of churches is currently being gathered to provide those meals on a rotation basis. Saint John’s Service and Outreach Commission is considering providing some of those meals on the 5th Tuesday (5 per year). What’s involved? Shopping, preparation, serving, and clean up for 30 residents in their dining room. Estimated cost (reimbursed) is about $100. Meal (must be hot) is provided at noon in the dining room at Potomac Towers. It is estimated that a team of 2 to 4 individuals could prepare, serve and clean up within four hours. If you are interested in serving on this team, please see, call or email Bruce Massey (240-675-4498) or Karla Davis as soon as possible.  Thank you!!!

Van Drivers and/or Supervisor: We are in need of van drivers and/or a Supervisor. This ministry provides transportation to who cannot get to Saint John’s without assistance. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482.

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                        

                                                                                                        work well

1 - Can of Tuna                                                                            1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee                                                                    *Make sure a box of PopTarts is

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli                                         individually wrapped

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