June 6, 2018
News of the Parish
Mission Trip Highlights

It was a busy first few days of service for St John's EYC in Chattanooga. After a travel day on Saturday, they went to church on Sunday, and on their second day, handled breakfast prep, visited Audubon Acres, and ended at Rock City! Follow their adventures on the St. John's Facebook page by clicking here!
MC Jenkins Retires from Cornerstone Kids
St John's parishioner MC Jenkins recently retired from her teaching position at Cornerstone Kids Inc., a comprehensive after-school enrichment program housed at St James-House of Prayer Episcopal Church.  Cornerstone Kids serves 37 at-risk students ages 5 through 11 in the Tampa Heights neighborhood.

MC began her work with Cornerstone in 2002 as a volunteer tutor with the fifth grade students. Since 2010, grant funding has enabled Cornerstone to appoint MC as a regular instructor for a class of 4-8 fourth and fifth graders during the school year. In the summers, MC has worked with small groups of third, fourth and  fifth graders, concentrating on boosting their math competency.  Stability and consistency, along with lots of patience and love, have been the keys to MC's success with the students in her class; over the years, she has worked with more than 150 Cornerstone students. All of us at St. John's are grateful to MC for her many y ears of dedicated service.

St John's supports Cornerstone Kids through our Outreach ministry.  MC's passion for the program has helped keep the connection with St John's strong and active.  She hopes that other St John's parishioners will consider volunteering for the Cornerstone program.  "That's how I got started there," she said, "and what a blessing it has been!"  If you are interested in volunteering or would just like to know more about the Cornerstone Kids program, contact Deacon Kathleen at  or 785.9400.
Why "Track 2?"
You will notice in the lectionary link below in the calendar listing for Sunday that we have returned to using Track 2 for readings at Sunday services. Why? 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. St. John's chooses to follow Track 2.

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)
2019 GEMN Conference
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Action Items and Opportunities
Flowers and Candle Available
The flowers at the Chapel altar are available on July 1. The Candle in the Sanctuary Light is also available for  July 1 If you would like to take one of these opportunities to support St. John's and honor a loved one, please contact the parish offices at or call 259.1570.
Information and Resources
Our Parish Family
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This Week's Birthdays

June 7
William Farmen, Lucy Henry, Sean McClelland, Carole Page, Elizabeth Whiteley

June 8
Deborah Foley, Jimmy Robbins, Georgia Roberts

June 9
Doug Norton

June 10
Bill Hardy, Bob Thomson, Henry Woodroffe

June 11
Colin Kendall, Matthew Kendall, Skyler Norton

June 12
Hayley Divers, Max McGeachy

June 13
Paul Game, Susan Lang, Suzette Lemrow
Sunday's Scripture Snippet 

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.

2 Corinthians 4
Hospital Visitation

We want to provide support during your time of need! However, because health regulations prohibit the clergy from being informed when our parishioners are in the hospital, we will not know if you or someone you love is there unless you tell us. We want to provide support in any time of need or crisis. Please call the parish offices at 259.1570 or  click here to email us to let us know when you need us.
This Week in St. John's
Thursday, June 7
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) and Healing & Anointing, 10:00 a.m., Chapel

Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch, 11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group meets on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. at the School's Middle School campus. The readings the group studies are those from the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. Please do not park in the Four Green Fields parking lots. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Sunday, June 10
Click here for the readings for Sunday. St. John's follows Track 2.
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church

The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 9:15 a.m., Church

Coffee Hour Fellowship, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Parish Hall

Adult Christian Formation, 10:30 a.m., Lowry Room
The Sunday Adult Formation group meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room.  Bring your coffee and join us for a lively discussion between services.  For more information, contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 11:15 a.m., Church
Tuesday, June 12
Contemporary Women's Bible Study, 6:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The CWBS group continues on Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the Peterson Room on the St John's Middle School campus.  Weekly meetings start with a light breakfast followed by prayer and study until 8:00 a.m. All women of St John's and their friends are welcome.  For  more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at  or 785.9400.
Wednesday, June 13
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Wednesday Nights at St. John's, 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
The Wednesday Nights group invites you to join them for a potluck dinner followed by discussion and fellowship.  Contact Paul and Winkie Game at with questions  about the group.
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