However, health regulations prohibit the clergy from being informed when our parishioners are in the hospital, so we will not know if you or someone you love is there unless you tell us. W e want to provide support in any time of need or crisis.
Please call the parish offices at 259.1570 or email
May 19, Claire Colgan, Steven Kent, Tyler Patmintra, Charles Yost
May 20, Suzanne Crosby, Finley Roberts, Yvonne Whitcomb
May 21, Julie Martin, Helen Moseley
May 22, Alan Beaver
May 23, Maxwell Grimard
May 24, Darian Brokaw, Gabrielle Nix, Adelaide Sansone
May 25, Rhys Leonard, Theresa Picone, Elizabeth Strong
Sunday’s Scripture Snippet
Your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
This Week in
Thursday, May 19
The Holy Eucharist and Healing and Anointing (Chapel)
Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch
11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men’s Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group continues weekly. The readings the group will study are those from the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. The group will continue with this pattern, reading and studying the lessons for the Sunday to follow, to better understand and absorb those readings and Sunday’s sermon.
Please do not park in the Four Green Fields parking lots. Lunch is sandwiches at $5 per person. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to partake.
CWBS is studying Paul’s letter to the Romans on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m. in the Peterson Room at the School’s 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. For more information, please contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 25
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Chapel)
Wednesday Nights In St. John’s
The Wednesday Nights group continues the study Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts.
In Believing Jesus, an 8 session DVD study, Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the Apostles in the Book of Acts,while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. Rarely are the terms hilarious storyteller and theological scholar used in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person but then again, Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical! She is a gifted communicator, whose style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.
The Wednesday Nights 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Confirmation for youth and adults will take place this coming Sunday, May 22, at 9:15 a.m. Bishop Dabney Smith will preside. Cake and punch will be served following the service.
Save the Date for St. John’s Annual Canoe Trip
Greetings! Mark your calendar for St John’s upcoming Parish Canoe Trip on June 11. We will be gathering at Canoe Escape for a half day of fun on Tampa’s beautiful and winding Hillsborough River!
Discounted cost is $43 per canoe which accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Youth 13+ may canoe together without accompanying adult. Single person kayaks are also available.
We’ll meet at Canoe Escape, located at 12702 US 301, Thonotosassa 33592, at 9:00 a.m.: park and pay at the office, then shuttle out to Sargeant’s Park for our 4.5 mile journey downriver, finishing at Morris Bridge Park about noon — so please pack a lunch.
Children will have “Critter Sightings” worksheets to check off along the way – expect to see turtles, osprey, blue herons, and sunbathing gators. Most of the trek is canopied but be sure to bring your hats and sunblock.
On May 29, you may notice that St. John’s will return to using Track 2 of the Revised Common Lectionary for Sunday readings. What are “Track 1” and “Track 2?”
During the long green season after Pentecost, there are two tracks (or strands) each week for Old Testament readings. Within each track, there is a Psalm chosen to accompany the particular lesson.
The Revised Common Lectionary allows us to make use of either of these tracks, but once a track has been selected, it should be followed through to the end of the Pentecost season, rather than jumping back and forth between the two strands.
The first track of Old Testament readings (“Track 1”) follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. In Year A we begin with Genesis, in Year B we hear some of the great monarchy narratives, and in Year C we read from the later prophets.
A second track of readings (“Track 2”) follows the Roman Catholic tradition of thematically pairing the Old Testament reading with the Gospel reading, often typologically-a sort of foretelling of Jesus Christ’s life and ministry, if you will. This second track is almost identical to our previous Book of Common Prayer lectionary.
Within each track there may be additional readings, complementary to the standard reading; these may be used with the standard reading, or in place of it.
credit to The Rev Dr. J. Barrington Bates
Tampa Deanery in the Dominican Republic
The Tampa Deanery’s 2016 project is to build the first floor of a new two-story church and school building for the San Timoteo mission in the community of Nizao on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, about 30 miles west of Santo Domingo. Lodging will be at the new center adjacent to San Matias (similar to the Kellogg Center in San Pedro de Macorís).
San Timoteo Mission, Nizao:3 teams (June 11 through 18, 18 through 25, June 25 through July 2)
July 10 through 15, DaySpring Conference Center, Parrish
Campers will go in teams to mission sites each day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Mission work will include working with children of migrant workers in the Wimauma area through RCMA, experiencing homeless ministries and feeding the hungry through Turning Points in Bradenton, as well as the opportunity for a group to go to Marco Island to be part of Camp Able, a camp for people with “diversabilities.” Along with the mission visits will be all kinds of fun traditional camp activities like canoeing, games, arts and crafts, sports, as well as evening programs about mission, worship, and meeting new friends. This experience will make a difference not only in young people’s lives, but in their communities when they return.
The camp is $390 for the week. Visit the Diocesan website to register.
In-Town Mission Week: Urban Immersion Program
July 25 through 29, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries’ Urban Immersion initiative provides youth an unique opportunity to be fully and closely engaged with their community. Youth will be exposed to true homelessness and poverty while learning ways to help individually, as a church, and as a community. Each day will include education, lunch, and four service hours. The cost is $50 per week, which includes a t-shirt and lunch daily.
The experience will include:
*face-to-face ministry with homeless and at-risk clients
*off-campus with local partners
*for families in need.
No Service for Families with Young Children This Month
Please note that the service for families with young children that typically takes place in the Parish Hall on the last Sunday of the month will not be held on Sunday, May 29. We will resume after the summer with a service on Sunday, August 28.
Events and Fellowship
Save the Date for St. John’s Vacation Bible School!
Cave Quest: Following Jesus, The Light of the World
Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m., $20 per day)
Cost is $50 for St. John’s Church/School families,
The c andle in the Sanctuary Light is available on July 17 and August 28. If you would like to take one of these opportunities to support St. John’s and honor a loved one, please call 259.1570 or email email@example.com .