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
CWBS is studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 15
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. They invite 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 email@example.com for more details.
Farewell Reception for Miranda Harrison-Quillin
Sunday, June 12, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Parish Hall
On June 12, there will be a reception for Miranda as she leaves to join the ordained ministry of the Methodist Church. It will take place after the 9:15 a.m. service on that Sunday. We hope you will join us to celebrate Miranda’s time at St. John’s! A purse will be collected for her. Please make checks payable to St. John’s and note “Harrison-Quillin Purse” in the memo line. Checks can be brought to the parish offices.
Chase Ackerman Ordination
Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m., Church
Chase Ackerman, who has joined St. John’s this summer as Curate and Director of Family Ministries, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John’s Church. All are welcome to join in this joyful occasion! A reception will follow. We congratulate Chase and welcome him and his family back to St. John’s!
Canoe Trip is This Saturday!
Don’t forget, St. John’s upcoming Parish Canoe Trip is this Saturday, June 11. 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.
Winston Scott, a former St. John’s parishioner when he was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, was elevated to Commanding Officer of the United States Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 25. The change of command ceremony took place yesterday, June 7, on board the USS Harry S. Truman, where Winston and his team have been deployed for the past several months. Congratulations, Winston!
Youth Outreach Opportunities
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.
From the Parish Register
June 9, Lesley Hanlon, Charles Norton
June 10, W. Hardy, Robert Thomson, Enrique Woodroffe
June 11, Colin Kendall, Matthew Kendall, Skyler Norton
June 12, Hayley Divers, Maxwell McGeachy
June 13, Paul Game, Susan Lang, Suzette Lemrow
June 14, Christopher Brown, Blake Heyer, Mary Jenkins
June 15, Morgan Austin, Harry Flowers, Carina Stillie