June
4
2017

The Day of Pentecost

Parish Picnic – Our Parish Picnic will be held today at the Lietersburg Ruritan Park following the 10:15 service in the Park. Fried chicken and drinks will be provided by Parish Life

Organ Recital by Mark King, this coming Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Music at Saint John’s Series. Program will include repertoire by American contemporary composer. Craig Phillips; German Baroque composers Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach; English/American jazz composer, George Shearing; American ragtime composer, Scott Joplin; French Romantic composer, Alexandre Guilmant. In commemoration of the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation, hymn texts and tunes of Martin Luther will be featured, including settings by German Renaissance composer, Michael Praetorius; German Baroque composer, Dietrich Buxtehude; German Romantic composer, Max Reger; and German Contemporary composer, Ernest Pepping. A reception will follow the program. Be sure to invite family, friends and neighbors to attend with you.

The Service and Outreach Commission would like to sincerely "THANK YOU" for your contributions to the Bountiful Blessings Box in Trimble Hall.   Additional donations are needed.  Please contribute to our supply of toiletries, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products and toilet paper.   These items are made available to consumers at the monthly Community Cafe.   Thank you for your continued support of this outreach endeavor!

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 maletzkyd@gmail.com.  We will need it by June 10th in order to meet the July Soundings deadline. Pictures will be returned.

Wine Orders-- If you have ordered wine at Mayfest, please pick it up at Gordon's Grocery by June 12.  Thank You! 

Eid Celebration: Our friends at the Islamic Center of Western Maryland have invited us to celebrate the end of Ramadan with them on Sunday, June 25th from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Hagers Hall in Hagerstown.  Talk to Margaret Clinch for more details. 

Vacation Bible School:  St. John's Parish will offer Vacation Bible School this summer from Sunday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 19. 

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! 

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 youthmin.stjohns@myactv.net 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.

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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