The Weekly Wednesday Scroll

October 5, 2011 Issue 

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Peggy Curlin & Miriam Faircloth with the chef at a recent Meals on Wheels luncheon. A grant from the Second Century Fund helped to complete the kitchen. Peggy is the Outreach Committee Bridge Builder. We are hoping to recruit more volunteers from St. John's.

Heinz Bachmann, a local woodworker and cratsman who has done work for us in the past, recently repaired and refinished the St. John's Eagle that is attached to Brickman Hall, just to the right of the entry arch to the garth.

The eagle is in memorium to John Ferguson Beaird (1946-1972)

: Evangelism is sharing the Good News of God in Christ by word and example, inviting others to become part of the Christian community, and welcoming all people into a loving Christian fellowship.

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The Screwtape Letters

Join us this Saturday, October 8th at 8 PM at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, in Ferguson Hall, for a moving, faith affirming event. 


The Screwtape Letters theatrical production is presented by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts whose mission is to produce theater from a Christian worldview that is engaging to a diverse audience. One of the great blessings of this play is how it opens up questions of faith that are often difficult to bring up in ordinary conversation.  


The Screwtape Letters is a wonderful place to awaken Christian ideas in a safe, neutral environment. We would love for you to experience the unique way in which Fellowship for the Performing Arts carries out its ministry. Contact Leland Baldwin if you are interested at The more people we have going, the more the tickets will be reduced in price. We could all eat together at the Fly, Harry and Gwen Hedge's daughter's restaurant, beforehand.

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Wednesday, October 5
12:15 AM
The Holy Eucharist Rite II (Chapel)
6:30 PM

Potluck Supper / Bible Study

First Light-Jesus and the Kingdom of God:
Why did Jesus happen where and when he happened? Why then? Why there?   The Wednesday Night group will explore these and other questions in  First Light - Jesus and Kingdom of God,  a 12-session DVD study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God led by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, two of the world's leading Jesus scholars, on location throughout Galilee and Jerusalem.  The Wednesday Night group is open to everyone.   


pot luck bible studyWe begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 PM in the Rudisill Parish Hall, followed by a one-hour study and discussion session.  Join us!  For more information contact Nicholas Nitch at 813.221.6253.


Thursday, October 6
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMThe Holy Eucharist Rite II & Healing (Chapel)
11:45 AM

BibleSt John's Men's Thursday Interactive Bible Study and Lunch in the John Peterson Room at the Middle School campus.    


Lunch($5.00) is provided by Zudar's Cafe. Newcomers are welcome and appreciated. For more information contact Bill Hardy at 831.4696 or  or Lanny Russell at 767.2492 or .


12:15 PM
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)

Friday, October 7
12:15 PM
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
Sunday, October 9
7:45 AMThe Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Church)
9:00 AMThe Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Church)
Children's Chapel (Parish Hall)
10:15 AMSunday SchoolSunday School

0-2 year olds - Nursery w/  

3-4 year olds - Room 123

5-6 year olds - Room 124

2nd-3rd grade - Room 128

4th -5th grade - Room 126
     aka "THE 45 CLUB"

6th, 7th & 8th grade -
     downstairs Discovery house

9th,10th, 11th & 12th -
     upstairs Discovery House


Adult Education


The Round Table  - Meets in the Library 


The Forum  - Meets in the Parish Hall

F.A.T.H.E.R.S.  - Meets in the Headmaster's Office


The Parents' Ministry - Meets in the Lowry Room  

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Care Giver Support Group
Room 08, Upstairs

care giver supportA Care Giver Support Group has been formed for those who are taking care of parents, spouses or others by providing ongoing care. The purpose of the group is to share experiences, resources and support for those in a similar situation.  


We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Contact Susan Boyd at or MC Jenkins at if you have questions.   


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Church)
5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Youth GroupYouth Group
(Youth House)

Join us for food, fellowship and fun!

Grades 6 - 8
Monday, October 10
12:15 PM

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)  

Tuesday, October 11
6:45 AM -
8:00 AM

Contemporary Women's Bible Study


BibleCWBS meets in the Peterson Room at the Plant Avenue Campus (St. John's Middle School).  


The fall session of the Contemporary Women's Bible Study (CWBS) began on Tuesday, September 27th with the Gospel of John, and will run through the middle of March when we will begin a study of the book of Isaiah. Although we will be using the Interpretation Bible Studies series, we will be reading all of the chapters, not just those covered in the study guides.


All women of St. John's (and their friends) are invited to join this dynamic group for prayer, lively discussion, faith and fellowship. After a light breakfast, scripture and selected topics of interest are explored in new and creative ways, led by rotating facilitators.  Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, appreciate the big picture or delight in detail, this fresh approach to Bible study offers interesting and inspiring insights for everyone as we ponder its meaning for our lives. 


If you are new to CWBS and do not have an entry code for the Middle School, contact Kathleen Moore at 813-221-6253 or  We will need to make arrangements for someone to meet you and show you how to get into the building.


12:15 PM

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)  

Saturday, October 8
8:00 PM

The Screwtape Letters

Adult Education Parishwide Event  (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall)


Contact Leland Baldwin if you are interested at   

Sunday, October 9
3:30 PM

The F.A.T.H.E.R.S.


Dads, join us at Paul Carastro's home to watch the Bucs vs. the 49ers. Call Paul for details or to RSVP, (813) 843-5767 or email

4:00 PM

The OrleaniansThe Orleanians


Next event - October 9 at 4 p.m. at Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island


Come watch the Bucs vs. the 49'ers at Jackson's Bistro as we grow our new group, the Orleanians!  The St. John's nursery will be open for childcare during this event.


The Orleanians, St. John's newest group, seeks to build upon our community aspect of St. John's for the youngish generation in their twenties and thirties.  Providing an avenue for parishioners to get to know each other better, The Orleanians will grow into a network of friends to compliment the overall long-term experience at St. John's.  Low-key get-togethers, with a mix of adult events and kid friendly events, are held every other month.   


Contacts are Dax Nelson at 494.0125 or and Mother Stefanie Taylor at or 917-921-6434.


Jackson's - 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., 33602

Sunday, October 16
5:00 PM

Choral Evensong 


The Combined Choirs of St. John's will sing a service of Choral Evensong.


Choral Evensong is considered the jewel in the crown of the Anglican Choral Tradition, and this service will feature the Preces and Responses of Richard Shephard, together with Bryan Kelly's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C, based on Latin American rhythms. Simon Morley directs the choirs, with Kevin Page accompanying at the organ.

A reception, to which all are warmly invited, follows in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, October 23
4:00 PM -
6:00 PM

Newcomers Wine and Cheese 


Welcome! Join Doug and Sterling at their home and enjoy the company of your fellow newcomers.  This is a great way to start building relationships in our St. John's church family.

5231 S. Jules Verne Court
Please RSVP to Debbi at (813) 259-1570 or 


Monday, October 24
5:30 PM
Outreach Committee & Friends of Uganda (The Lowry Room)


On the agenda will be a discussion of activities for the 2011-2012 year, including the Friends of Uganda Committee (which is meeting with Outreach).  


Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month during the school year. November's meeting will be on the 28th, and we usually take a break in December.


If you have any items to be discussed and cannot attend, or for more information, contact Sally Thompson, 254-3009 or .


Friday, November 4
7:00 PM
St. John's Choir Silent Auction

At the Home of Christine and Bill Henry
3016 W. Chapin
Tampa, Florida  33611


Food, Fun
No admission; Donations encouraged

This Silent Auction will benefit the funding of an Assistant Organist position.  Each St. John's ministry has put their create thinking caps on and come up with interesting gift baskets or a special gift representing their group.  You might just find holiday baskets, theme baskets, travel and lodging baskets, your favorite team basket, who knows.   Come and have fun.



Faithful to all Generations

2011 Every Member Canvass


St. John's CentennialSt. John's Episcopal Church will be celebrating its 100th year in 2012.


The theme of the 2012 Every Member Canvass is based on scripture from Psalm 100:5


"For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures
forever, and his faithfulness to all generations."


Your pledge enables St. John's Episcopal Church to continue to fulfill its mission- which began almost 100 years ago.  


Pledge cards will be mailed soon. 


Special Request From Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation:


One of the students that members of St. John's have sponsored in the past has now graduated from Secondary School and has been accepted into a 2-1/2 year nursing program that starts in November, but he will not be able to attend unless someone (or some group of people) are willing to sponsor him for the two and a half years.  The student's name is Morris Bwambale.  He has been living with his grandmother, who is so poor she cannot possibly do anything to help him.  Last year his sponsor paid extra to buy kerosene for the grandmother so she could cook and have light for Morris to study.


  • The nursing program where Morris has been accepted costs $1350.00 per year.  This includes housing and meals.
  • It takes two and a half years to complete this nursing course.
  • The school is two hours away from where Morris lives, so he would have to live away from his grandmother during that time.  He would return to Kasese during semester breaks to be with her.
  • There is an additional one-time fee of $400.00 to pay for a stethoscope, uniforms, and other supplies needed by a nursing student.


If there is anyone who is willing to take on this two-and-a-half year commitment, please contact Peggy Curlin at  I am hoping that some small group at St. John's - or someone's place of work, or a civic club - will be able to pool their resources and help this young man get the training that will enable him to support himself and his grandmother, and that will also allow him to be of service to the people of Uganda.