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
“I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
This Week in
Thursday, May 12
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.
Friday, May 13
St. John’s Church invites you to a Soirée at the home of Mary and Ron Hulse, 4912 Lyford Cay Road
Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Bring an hors d’oeuvre to share and a drink of your choosing.
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 18
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.
Schedule for Day of Pentecost: Sunday, May 15
8:00 a.m. – The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
Following the 8:00 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup
9:15 a.m. – Festal Eucharist (Rite II)
Following the 9:15 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup
andwich Sunday (thanks to host Amy Ross!)
10:30 a.m. Confirmation Rehearsal (Church)
11:15 a.m. – Solemn Eucharist (Rite I) Please note, incense will be used at this service.
Following the 11:15 a.m. service – Ministry Roundup
Casual dress (including cowboy attire) is appropriate this morning.
5:00 p.m. – Choir Benefit Concert: Music for Royal Occasions (Church)
The choir will be directed by Simon Morley, with Kevin Page at the organ and brass and percussion drawn from the Florida Orchestra.
The 2016 Ministry Roundup Is This
Sunday, May 15 After All Three Services
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls to saddle up, wear your best western gear, and come on out as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday and showcase the exciting ministries St. John’s has to offer. We will have information tables and opportunities to explore and sign up for ministries where God is leading you to serve. Your young’uns will be plenty entertained with breakfast grub and cookie decorating too. Don’t miss out on this exciting Sunday!!
2016 Choir Benefit Concert: Sunday, May 15
The Annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. takes as its theme this year ‘Music for Royal Occasions.’ England’s Queen Elizabeth II, as well as becoming the longest reigning monarch this year, also celebrates her ninetieth birthday this month. This affords us a wonderful opportunity to present so many pieces associated with Royal occasions down the centuries, and will include, of course, Hubert Parry’s ever-popular anthem ‘I was glad’, together with William Mathias’ ‘Let the people praise thee, O God’, composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, and “we wait for thy loving kindness, O God’ of Sir William McKie, composed for the wedding of the then Princess Elizabeth to Philip Mountbatten in 1947. There will also be the opportunity for the audience to join in the singing of some of the great hymns associated with these occasions, including ‘All people that on earth do dwell’, to the arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Simon Morley will conduct the choir, with Kevin Page at the organ. They will be joined by brass and percussion of the Florida Orchestra. A reception, to which all are warmly invited, follows in the Parish Hall.
Women’s Mid Morning Bible Study Wraps Up Year with Lovely Lunch
A lovely luncheon at the home of Sally Wiley was the end of the 2015-2016 year for the Mid Morning Women’s Bible Study. The group closed with an inspiring session with Fr. Baker, and enjoyed fellowship and delicious food at the Wiley’s Palma Ceia home.
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)
Go to www.dominicandevelopmentgroup.org or contact Sally Thompson for more information at email@example.com or 760.5120 (mobile – call/text)
DaySpring Youth Mission Camp
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
Confirmation for youth and adults will take place on 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.
The flowers at the altar are available on Sunday, June 26. The c andle in the Sanctuary Light is also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Meals on Wheels Program WOW Launches with Hurricane Prep Pack Day, St. John’s Help Needed
Meals On Wheels of Tampa will launch a new program this month called Water On Wheels (WOW). WOW was developed by the Meals On Wheels of Tampa High School Leadership Board (HSLB) to encourage healthy hydration by providing reusable water tumblers, water flavor packets, and educational materials to all of the seniors and homebound served by Meals On Wheels of Tampa.
On Saturday, May 21, community volunteers will deliver WOW in addition to the Hurricane Preparedness Packs. The reusable tumblers were purchased with funds raised by the HSLB’s Student Music Fest this past month, hosted by Tampa Preparatory School. The event was a success- more than 150 guests gathered on the lawn to enjoy musical performances by local students. Water flavor packets were donated by Brittany Magrini and her USF Communications Class.
MOW is requesting that St. John’s parishioners contribute one-gallon sized jugs of drinking water for Meals on Wheels recipients for Hurricane Preparedness Packs. Leave in the parish offices by Monday, May 16, and one of our volunteers will pick them up and take to MOW.