The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; the midweek Eucharist is held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.
Adult Forum: “Paul and the Crises of His Churches – 1st Corinthians Paul’s theological belief in Christ’s death and resurrection has clear ethical implications for the life of believers. How does Paul’s belief in the future – bodily resurrection of believers – relate to forms of Christianity that are prevalent in our world? Come study the problems of the church in Corinth. 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.
JDOK’s: Last fall was an incredibly busy time at Saint John's. JDOKS (the Junior Daughters of the King) didn't meet because of all the other scheduled parish activities. Now it's time to ask, "What shall we do with JDOKS for the new year?" Several members have asked me when we were going to meet, and I would like us to meet and discuss this. We have a rich history of activities in the parish. We have limitless possibilities for the future! What would you like the Junior Daughters to do and be? If you are interested in being a part of this, please meet with us Sunday, February 17, in Saint Mary's right after the 10:15 service. Bring your thoughts and ideas with you. Bring a parent or grandparent with you as we discuss and plan. Any girls between the ages of 7 and 18 who are not members but are interested in learning more about this organization are invited to come! If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Karla Davis or Sherrie Burkholder.
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.
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!
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)
Reach Cold Weather Shelter: We are only a month away from our week at The Reach Cold Weather Shelter, your response to volunteer has been great. We still have a few slots to fill and only a meal to cover on Monday Feb 11th. Please go online to www.reachofwc.org and sign your volunteer application. They are really checking this for the first time and the new Director expects all volunteers to have filled out their form the week before you are scheduled. Also on the site are videos about each of the services we are expected to perform, check them out to refresh your memory or if you are new see what is expected. I also have printed copies if you would like one. Thank you again for volunteering. Missy McCray 717-420-7118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bester School and Donations – We are 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.
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 Charles Chaney at 540-247-2482.
Micah’s Backpack Shopping List
Each “backpack” receives the following:
2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans
2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle
*Other types of Soups are okay
2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice
1 - Can of Tuna
1 - Can of Chef Boyardee
*Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli
1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce
1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal
2 - Types of Cracker Packets
*Peanut Butter and Crackers work well
1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart
*Make sure a box of PopTarts is individually wrapped