St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown
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This week @ St. John's   
July 21 - July 28

FROM GAYLE
Dear Ones,
Today representatives from the Diocesan Archives are here, copying documents and interviewing our long time members about our illustrious history.  Youngstown loves to talk about the past.  I am often amazed by the knowledge about houses and buildings and events that people here just know.  And the rich and extraordinary history of this church will take more than just one day to unpack.  Remembering grounds us in a sense of where we come from, how far we have come, all the people who have made this church possible, and the love and affection that is so deeply held here.

I am so proud to be a part of a church that has a reputation for social action, generosity, great art and wonderful people.  Proud to be one of those blessed enough to continue this work into our hopeful future.  Thank you for being a part of it as well!

See you  Sunday!  With pride, Gayle+
This week 
Thank you to the Diocese of Ohio for their generous grant of $3,000 in support of our College Ministry effort! 

Today, Thursday, July 21
1-3pm Coffee and Conversation is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social @ the YWCA

Saturday, July 23
10am Leslie Greenberg Funeral
1 - 3pm Ice Cream and School Supply Giveaway @ Greater Friendship Baptist Church - due to the predicted heat the event will be inside the church hall. 

SUNDAY, JULY 24 
8am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
9:15 am Adult Forum 
This week: Ch 6,7 -  
Final of Season
Rev. Gayle will be concluding the book discussion on  Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be  Vulnerable Transforms the  Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown. All are welcome to join the discussion.  
Adult Forum will then be on hiatus until September 18. 
10:30am 
 
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Baptism
Lola Evangeleen Ramkey daughter of Chad and Jacquelynn Ramkey is to be baptized today!

Tuesday July 26
Bible Study on hiatus until September 6

BUILDING ST. JOHN'S FUTURE: The 2016-2017 Capital Campaign
THANK YOU to those who have pledged to the Capital Campaign. So far  29 pledges have been received for a total of $190,000+!! Thank you!!
 If you are considering making a pledge, the committee is asking that  you please do so by August 15.
Thank you in advance!!
SUMMER @ ST. JOHN'S!

SEND POSTCARDS FROM YOUR SUMMER TRAVELS TO THE CHURCH.
WE WILL DECORATE A BULLETIN BOARD!! THANKS!! 
323 WICK AVE., 44503

FITNESS CHALLENGE
By moving together -let's get to Rio de Janeiro (5,030 miles!) and back to Youngstown (Yikes! 10,060 miles!)!! I've sent a link to those of you who have gmail accounts to track things on line. (I hope it works!!)
Track your miles: walking, running, biking or swimming - Log them weekly on the chart - (or  send us an email and I'll log them in for you.)
 
CELEBRATION OF 50 YEAR
MEMBERS OF ST. JOHN'S
August 14, 10:30 service

BOOKCLUB
August 16, 7pm
Under the Undala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta

PANERATHON REGISTRATION/ SIGN - UP has begun
Please sign up early so that we can pick up your shirt at the team pick up!!
Team - St. John's Episcopal
Sunday, August 21 
10K Run @ 10am
2 Mile Walk begins at 10:05am
 
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS,
TEACHERS & STUDENTS
August 21, 10:30am
We are again collecting school supplies for the students at Williamson School, and would appreciate donations of either filled backpacks or loose supplies.  Here's what is needed to fill a basic backpack:
For Kindergarten to 2nd Grade: 1 box (24 count) of crayons, 1 one-inch binder, 1 glue stick, 1 box of tissues, 2 pocket folders, 1 pencil case, 2 #2 pencils, 1 pack of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, 1 backpack.
For Grades 3 to 5: 1 box (8 or 16 count) of washable markers, 2 one-inch binders, 1 glue stick, 1 box of tissues, 4 pocket folders, 1 pencil case, 2 #2 pencils, 2 spiral notebooks (wide-ruled), 1 pack of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, 1 backpack.
Donations of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, glue sticks and other supplies for replenishment during the school year are also welcome!
Backpacks and supplies will be blessed on August 21 and delivered to Williamson before the first day of school. 
Thank you for your generous support of our partner school!
Liz Wrona
Chair, Christian Social Relations Commission

SAVE THE DATE - 7pm, SEPTEMBER 13
SCOTT SIMON host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition is coming to St. John's!!! 
Tickets are $10 and will go on sale beginning August 1.
Co-sponsored by St. John's and WYSU. 

EASY!! 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE!

 

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