September 9, 2015 Issue 

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From the Parish Register


Sunday, September 6

Helen Beatrice Akst
Caleb Keller Bess


September 10, Donald Goodheart

September 11, Karen Chastain, Charlcy Griffin, Mary Anna Leroy-Marler, Charles Williams

September 12, Mary Haire, Olivia Hasselbach, Robert Lowke, Robert Norton, II, Nico Paula, Elizabeth Pento, Meaghan Robertson, Sophie Sestile, Jill Wankelman, Charlene Whittlesey, Patrick Whittlesey
September 13, Cooper Dietrich, Ansley Graff, Gregory Hearing, Thomas Reed

September 14, Mary Beth Carastro, Christopher Carnahan, Annie Graves, Bonnie Judy, Monica Tappan, Jacqueline Thomson, Clarence Walker, III, Jerry Williams

September 15,  Mary Shenk, Barbara Taylor

September 16,  Paul Carastro, Mary Dolcimascolo, William Henry, Eleanor Johnson

Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 2
(use Track 2)

Parish News
Parish Online Directory: Update Your Info!
All St. John's members are invited to access their church community through a secure online account. To be eligible, you must be a member and have provided the parish office with your active email account.

For instructions to help you navigate through the online process, click here. Instructions can also be found in the back of the church this Sunday and in the parish offices. We encourage you to make sure your information is correct and to upload a current photo of yourself or your family.

Please email or call the parish offices at 259.1570 with questions.

Simply click on this link, AFTER downloading the above instructions, to get started
Reception to Honor Leland Baldwin
We will honor Leland Baldwin's years of service to St. John's on Sunday, September 20 (note change of date). Please join us in the Parish Hall after the 9:15 a.m. service. If you would like to contribute to a purse for Leland, please send a check to St. John's noted "Leland Baldwin" and we will gather the funds for her.
St. John's Book Club: Tuesday, September 15
The St. John's Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Lowry Room.  Laura Silva will lead the discussion of The Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston.  Everyone is welcome.
Mid Morning Women's Bible Study
On Tuesday, September 22, the Women's Mid Morning Bible Study will focus on the first chapter of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians.  Mother Alice Sadler will guide our study.  

We invite all women of the parish and interested friends and neighbors to join us at 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room.  We meet on alternate Tuesdays.  For more information contact Pat Wilson at or 644.4640 or Joan McKay at
Mark Your Calendar
Save This Date for Family Fun!
On Friday, September 18, we will have our Family Game Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Contact Miranda Harrison-Quillin for more information.
Parish Breakfast and Sandwich Sunday: September 20
Each month, we make sandwiches and bag lunches for patrons of Faith Café to take with them after they eat a hot meal. We invite all parishioners to help after the 9:15 a.m. service. Thank you to David and Cindy Martin for being our hosts this month!
We also gather together for a delicious breakfast once a month on the third Sunday between the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. Join us for fellowship and food!
Welcome Back Soiree 
Friday,September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Mary & Ron Hulse at their home
4912 Lyford Cay Road,33629
As always bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage
RSVP to Mary at 286.1121 or
Pat Wilson at 644.4640 or
Action Items and Opportunities
Sandwich Sunday Volunteer Coordinator Needed

After several years of coordinating our Sandwich Sunday outreach to Faith Cafe, Amanda Sansone is taking a well-earned break, and we are looking for someone to fill her shoes. The main duties are recruiting volunteer host families/parishioners and helping assemble sandwiches and bag lunches on the third Sunday of the month. We have host families already scheduled through December 2015, but are looking for someone to take the reins now in preparation for next year. Interested in being more involved in this rewarding and vital ministry? Contact Amanda for more information about what the job entails.

This Week at St. John's
Thursday, September 10
10:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) and Healing (Chapel)

Men's Bible Study and Lunch will not meet today
12:15 p.m.

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)

Friday, September 11
12:15 p.m.

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)

Sunday, September 13
(choose Track 2)
8:00 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
9:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Church)

Sunday School for Children (Parish Hall)
Today we will begin a new Sunday School year with our new curriculum!
Following the 9:15 a.m. service
Coffee Hour Fellowship (Parish Hall)
11:15 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Church)
4:30 p.m.
Youth Group Kickoff (Parish Hall)
Monday, September 14
12:15 p.m.

Noonday Prayer (Chapel)

Tuesday, September 15
6:45 a.m.
Contemporary Women's Bible Study (Peterson Room)
CWBS continues a study of Acts using the Interpretation Bible Studies series text through the early fall. The group meets on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m. in the Peterson Room at the Middle Division campus. After conversation and a light breakfast (fruit & some type of bread) that members take turns bringing, the study starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends shortly before 8:00 a.m.; a few people may leave early if they have to go to work. 
All women of St John's and their friends are welcome; the current group includes several valued members from other branches of Christ's church.  They would love to have you join them.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or
12:15 p.m.
Noonday Prayer (Chapel)
4:00 p.m.
The St. John's Book Club (Lowry Room)
The St. John's Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Lowry Room. Laura Silva will lead the discussion of The Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston.  Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, September 16
12:15 p.m.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Nights at St. John's (Parish Hall)
Beginning September 16, the group will begin a six session DVD program: The Jesus I Never Knew.

Take another look at the Lord you thought you knew so well! Based on the challenging and insightful bestseller The Jesus I Never Knew, this rich visual study leads the viewer through an examination of Christ in the Gospels. Led by Philip Yancey and featuring film clips of cinematic portrayals, it's certain to get participants thinking and growing! This curriculum features 6 DVD sessions in which Yancey provides insightful biblical teaching that challenges our understanding of Jesus and calls us to a deeper life of discipleship.

Session One, September 16, The Jesus I Thought I Knew
Session Two, September 23, The Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
Session Three, September 30, Revolution of Grace
Session Four, October 7, Jesus' Miracles
Session Five, October 14, Jesus' Death and Resurrection 
Session Six. October 21, The Difference Jesus Makes
The Wednesday Nights at St. John's group invites all parishioners and friends to join them each week in the Parish Hall. Bring a dish to share and an open heart and mind for discussion. Contact Paul and Winkie Game at for more details.