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St John the Evangelist Parish
August 2, 2017
Brendan Boyle and Myke Folger are busily staining wood for a closet that Aurora Commons needed.
St. John Parish is helping with this project to build and stock a closet for the Aurora Commons this year. It will be a youth service project.
If you are interested in helping these guys, please email Myke at mykeblaise@gmail.com.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Steubenville Northwest Youth Conference in Spokane, WA. It was a weekend full of singing, dancing, laughing, and crying. I came away with a renewed faith and a desire to spend more time with the Lord. Through dynamic speakers, engaging small group discussions, and powerful adoration, I grew closer to God. There is no greater feeling than standing in a room full of 1200 other teens, praising the one true God. It was a weekend that will stay with me forever and I hope many more teens from St. John will have the opportunity to attend the conference and experience the Catholic faith in a completely new light.
- Laura Marty
St. John 2012
Blanchet 2016
Duke 2020

Scrip will be available after both Sunday Masses this weekend
in Egan Hall with coffee and donuts.  
Scrip is a great way to r aise money for St. John by shopping with gift cards for everyday purchases like food, clothing and entertainment. Each scrip gift card you buy earns a rebate for St. John.
Scrip is the powerful, "no-selling" fundraiser.
Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm in the Church
We are only $27,346.40 away from our goal of $95,344.00 for the Annual Catholic Appeal.  If you haven't made your pledge, would you consider taking a moment right now to benefit the greater Catholic Church in Western Washington?
If we are not able to reach this goal, the parish will still be responsible for making up the difference. 
We cannot do this without you! Thank you for joining us in our efforts!! www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate
Faith Formation

Sheila Marty and I had the opportunity to go to the Steubenville Youth Conference in Spokane this weekend.  Laura Marty was our youth representative.
She has posted about her experience in this newsletter.
Sheila and I had a wonderful experience, and were able to see what a wonderful conference it was.
We are looking forward with hope that young people will be interested in attending Firefall in March, a day retreat, and the summer conference next year. More news to come!
Vacation Bible School
Set Sail with the Holy Trinity!
August 14-18 from 9-2
Ice Cream Social  
Summer nights are the perfect time for an Ice Cream Social in the courtyard.  Join us after the 7pm Mass of the Assumption of Mary on August 15 for fellowship and ice cream with an assortment of toppings!! 
Save the Date - Parish Picnic
Sunday, August 20th 

Join the parish for music, dancing, food bouncy houses, face painting, fun, fellowship and much more!  We will begin with an African themed Mass at 10:30am in the Church and then continue the celebration out to the parking lot with an African and American themed picnic. We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, goat and other African traditional food as well as beverages and a beer garden!

Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share or just bring yourself!

We will need lots of help to make this event a success.  
ontact Mary Wiseman in the Parish office to volunteer.
mwiseman@stjohnsea.org or 206-782-2810
Migrant Camp Service Opportunity
August 20-26, 2017
Middle School Students entering 6 th through 8 th grade!
St John the Evangelist is joining with Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue to offer a chaperoned trip to Burlington to work with the migrants, and see life in a completely different way!  Fun with friends, cooking our meals and playing with kids are just a few of the things that we are going to do during the week.
A generous donor has cut the cost of anyone going to camp, so the cost for a week, including transportation and lodging, is only $100.   As always, scholarships are available, we don't want to leave anyone out!!
We pray that you will join us on this adventure.   
For more information or to register for the trip, please contact Sheila Connolly at sconnolly@stjohnsea.org or call at 206-782-2810, and ask for Sheila Connolly.
1966 St John Reunion

To all 1966 graduates of St John School:
Members of St. John's 1966 graduating class are planning a reunion.  It will coincide with the 100 year celebration of St. John's Parish in October.  We would love to get the word out to as many as possible.  If you are a graduate of this class or know someone who was, please contact us.
Carol Euse at cef1020@hotmail.com  425-761-4852  
Lollie (Lauretta) Smith at tulips@comcast.net  206-713-3101  
Jacqueline Starostka at jestarostka@gmail.com 206-850-1914
While Fr. Crispin is encouraging us to read our Bibles this summer, thought I'd share a few related nuggets.
In Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, there are 4 women mentioned besides his mother: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, who is called not by name but "the wife of Uriah".  All are gentiles, and all have fascinating stories.  King David is Ruth's great-grandson.
How about Achior's speech in Judith 5?  He cautions Holofernes (Nebuchadnezzar's general) to find out if the Jews have committed some offense as a nation against their God, in which case they can be conquered.  "But if they are not a guilty nation, then let my lord [Holofernes] keep his distance, otherwise their Lord and God will shield them."  Does it remind you of Gamaliel's speech to the Sanhedrin in Acts 5, where he advises the Sanhedrin not to punish the young Christian movement, "For if this endeavor is of human origin, it will destroy itself.  But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God."?  [Thanks to Kristin Kent.]
I enjoy Isaiah for the poetry.  Imagine writing poetry in some ancient language, having it translated into English, which preserves neither rhyme nor meter, and having it sound like this from Isaiah 55:  
Thus says the LORD:
Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.

If you have bible or prayer nuggets you'd like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty, bill@takenroad.com .  Thanks!

Saint of the Month
De La Salle Santiago Zobel
St Solomon Le Clercq, FSC

Each month, Lynn and Brian Gough prepare a portrait of our Saint of the month.  It is displayed in the church in one of the south side shrines.  You are welcome to spend some time reflecting on the life of the Saint and praying for their intercessions.
We Never Sleep.
The Archdiocese of Seattle has established a confidential telephone hotline and website for parish staff and parishioners to anonymously raise concerns about suspected unethical behavior by church personnel.  You can find more information about this hotline on a poster and in brochures located in the back of the church, parish office, the bulletin board outside the school office the school or by going to seattlearchdiocese.ethicspoint.com  This program is run under contract by an independent third party with a long record of providing these services both in the secular world and for other dioceses.