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This week @ St. John's   
August 11 - August 18

FROM GAYLE
Dear Ones, 

This week we are celebrating all of the members of our parish who have been around for 50 years or more.  And there are a lot of you!!  I marvel at your constancy and am so grateful for all you have done for this church.  It is a great honor for me to offer a special blessing!  Please come join us.  There will be treats and a special cake for coffee hour.  We are so blessed to be in a community where people have given their whole lives to the church.  Let's celebrate that!

Also, have you ordered your Scott Simon tickets??  Who are you bringing with you????

See you Sunday!  Gayle+
This week 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 
5 PM Exec Committee

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
BLOCK PARTY @ 
Martin Luther Lutheran Church
Saturday, August 13, 11-1pm. Held in collaboration with 
Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Dr, Youngstown, OH 44511
Please let Linda Vasconi,  vasconilinda@yahoo.com
know if you would like to assist with this event. Thanks!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Celebration of the 50 year 
members of St. John's!!  
8 am Rite 1 
9:15 am CSR Meeting
10:30 am Rite 2
The Rev. Gayle Catinella
10:30 am Special vocal soloist, Rebecca Enlow. Rebecca is a member of the St. John's choir and a student at YSU Dana School of Music. 
Tickets are on sale for Scott Simon

BUILDING ST. JOHN'S FUTURE: The 2016-2017 Capital Campaign
THANK YOU to those who have pledged to the Capital Campaign. So far  43 pledges have been received for a total of $229,662+!! 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!

FITNESS CHALLENGE
LAST WEEK - GET THOSE MILES IN!!!!!- (or  send us an email and I'll log them in for you.)

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

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE WELLNESS WALK AND RUN 5K
Saturday, August 20 @ 7AM, Covelli Centre
Rev. Gayle is looking for participants to walk with her to represent St. John's. Please email her directly.

PANERATHON REGISTRATION/ SIGN - UP has begun
Please sign up by August 15 to save $$ and 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

SUNDAY , AUGUST 28, 9:15AM
Sunday School Meeting for all interested parties. 

SCHOOL FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
Starting in September, the United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank and St. John's (with the help of the Diocesan grant from ECS, Episcopal Community Services, and hopefully other organizations will join us) will hold a monthly Food Pantry at Taft School on the South Side.  Plans for a pantry at Williamson School have been put on hold due to the resignation of the school principal, whose replacement has not yet been named. 
As part of our sponsorship of the pantry, we have been asked to supply four to six volunteers each month, to register families and help them transport food boxes to their car. 
The pantry will take place on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year, beginning  September 20.  The food will be delivered at 2:30 PM and families can pick it up between  3 and 5 PM. 
Please let Liz Wrona  (elizabethwrona@gmail.com)
 or Gayle+ know if you can help with the pantry.  And let us know if you have questions too!

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/ea. and are on sale through our website www.stjohnohio.org, in person at the office during office hours or by mail with a self addressed stamped envelope.
Co-sponsored by St. John's and WYSU. 







SAVE THE DATE! 3pm, OCTOBER 9
Andrew Sords, Violinist

YOUTH GROUP NEWS
SEPTEMBER 4 CHRIST CHURCH, WARREN
Join us as we welcome back recording artist Bobby Jo Valentine for a free Labor Day weekend concert! 
You are invited to a FREE Concert at Christ Church Warren, Sunday September 4, 2016 at 7:00pm! Christ Church Warren, is located at 2627 Atlantic ST NE Warren, Ohio 44483.


Bobby Jo Valentine is a singer/songwriter who chases after this particular kind of music. He writes songs that travel light, but that "grow deeper and deeper with each further listen", the music publication Soundtrack to My Day describes. The poetic nature and focus of his stories and songs is something that, along with notable awards, has resulted in an incredibly loyal following of true patrons to his art, supporting Bobby in every way as he seeks to write more music that means something good, and sounds like the beautiful, terrifying world that we live in.

Hope-folk. Soul-pop. Poetic rock. Bobby Jo Valentine's music exists outside the lines of any genre, but the music's thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies reach listeners on all paths of life. The authentic, universal, uncanny nature of his songs have won him Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriter's Association twice - in 2011 and 2015. He's sold 16,000 albums and performed more than 500 concerts-all without a record label-and all because of devoted groups of fans and friends who grow in number after every concert.

His wide range of expression has made it hard for the industry to package, but it's the same reason his songs are gaining a loyal following around the nation. A few songs have broken through the static. Bobby's music has appeared on radio and television, including a commercial for the recent Ford Fusion ©, ABC's The Morning Blend, and the award winning film The Groom's Cake. His music has received airplay from KGO, KRSH, and other radio stations nationwide.

Born into a Baptist church of strict lines and sharp edges, and coming out of that culture to discover who he really is, Bobby is now a believer of a different sort: a believer in the wild, strange, beautiful nature of the world. Faith has come to mean something much deeper, wider, and less cut-and-dried than when he started.




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