St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown
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This week @ St. John's   
April 20 - April 27

The Lord is Risen!!!  Alleluia!!!
Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you had a joyous celebration and are contemplating how you will live an Resurrection life.  

This Sunday we have a special guest preacher and Adult Forum leader,  Rev. Guy Burney, who works for the City of Youngstown in the CIRV office (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence).  He has many compelling stories about his work to make Youngstown safe and peaceful.  I hope you will come hear his message.  

See you Sunday!!  Gayle+
This week!!
What's your 200?
April -  boxes of cereal - for the Red Door Food Pantry!! 
We have 106 so far!!

Saturday, April 22, a group of community organizers led by Jon Howell will gather at 4 of the Youngstown Public Schools for a day celebrating education as a way to reduce crime. There will be food, reading, games, writing contests, celebrity readers, and a peace march at the end of the day.
St John's has been asked to help at Taft Elementary, since we are involved in the pantry there.  We need people willing to: 1. Come read a book on the lawn of the school for one hour throughout the day. 2. Help judge the essay contest. 3. Grill hot dogs and serve lunch at Taft. We have several people already signed up to help.  Please email Gayle+  by clicking the link or at if you would like to join in the festivities.  Thank you!
8, 9:30 & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Guest Preacher and Speaker for Adult Forum-Guy Burney from  the City of Youngstown. William "Guy" Burney  serves as the Executive Director of the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence for the City of Youngstown. The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, better known as (C.I.R.V.), is a partnership of law enforcement, social service agencies, and the community to reduce violence in the city.
10:30 Godly Play Sunday School Jesus and the Twelve
Noon Confirmation Class and Prayer Partners - Lunch
Tuesday, April 25
10:30 Bible Study

Thursday, April 27
6 pm
Potluck and Thursday Evening Worship @ the Walker's

Friday, April 28
3 pm Violin Recital

Saturday, April 29
9:30 am EfM
11 - 12 pm Mindfulness Dance (Full Spectrum $8)
12 - 2 pm Game Time Afternoon (Full Spectrum)
6 pm Saxophone Recital

Our third choral Eucharist of the season will be April 30 at our 10:30 service.  St. John's Choir will sing the Messe Solennelle by the French composer Louis Vierne.  Vierne was the organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, a post he held from 1900 until his death in 1937.  Born with congenital cataracts, Vierne was quite blind, but had a gift for music from the early age of two!  He eventually entered the Paris Conservatory and subsequently was the assistant organist to Charles-Marie Widor at St. Sulpice. 
Vierne's music is very colorful and highly idiomatic for the organ.  The sense of balanced phrases that one finds in Mozart, for example, can also be found throughout Vierne's writing.  He valued musical form and a color that was never sensational or theatrical.
Vierne undertook a concert tour of the US to raise funds for the restoration of the organ at Notre Dame, which had been neglected for some time.  While the tour was successful, it further drained his health.  He died at the end of his 1750 th concert at the cathedral after playing the theme for an improvisation.  His music continues to live on and thrive.
Please pray for the Confirmation Class as they prepare for their Confirmation.
Kristen Bielik
Nicole Brubaker
Emily Caguiat
Ashley Hamilton
Egan Hare
Sophie Hughes
Denise Lancaster
Jason Liggett
Ben Morgan
Rachel Murray
Bekah Silver
Kathy Young

Please plan to park in back of the church accessible from Walnut Street - in the YSU lot up from the MVR.
when you are out and about grocery shopping. 
Items especially needed are soap, dish soap, cereal, and toilet paper. 
Thank you




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