St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown
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This week @ St. John's   
August 10 - August 17
FROM GAYLE
Summer Greetings!

In my sermon this week I talked about getting kids excited to come to church, and that loving them (and everyone else) and telling our stories of why Jesus and church matter to us are so important. That is the start.  But there is more. We also have to listen to our young people.  We have to ask them what is important to them, what they worry about, what they are looking forward to.  We have to ask and then we have to listen. To listen to their joys and fears and life experiences, instead of just talking about our own,

Will you do that in the coming weeks?  Will you pull one of our wonderful young people aside, tell them how great it is to see them, and ask them about their lives? Your investment of time and care will make a difference!  Thank you!

See you  Sunday!!!  Gayle+
THIS WEEK!!
Renter's/Tenant's activities in italics
NEW!!! Sunday, August 27 , 5 pm Parish Dinner marking the completion of the Capital Campaign. All parishioners (including their children), and Capital Campaign contributors are invited. RSVPs are necessary by noon on Monday, 8/21.
 
Saturday, August 12
2 - 3pm Full Spectrum Yoga

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
8 & 10:30 HOLY EUCHARIST
9:15 Exec Committee

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Nadia Bolz- Weber is coming to St. John's Friday, October 6 @ 7 pm. Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Friday, August 25  the Mahoning Valley Scrappers' vs. the West Virginia Black Bears game followed by fireworks!! Tickets $8. Let Priscilla know by August 15.
Tuesday, August 22 ,
6-8 pm. The Purple Cat is sponsoring an art show at SOAP Art Gallery, 117 South Champion St..
Sunday, August 27  The 2017 Panerathon. The Panerathon is the largest community fundraising event in the Youngstown, Ohio area. It is a 10K/2 Mile walk/run that benefits the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the only facility of its kind in the area. "Like" the Panerathon Facebook page for more information.
Register ($20) online by Friday, August 18 to get a  tee-shirt. Please register with the team: St. John's Episcopal. The team bags will be picked up on Wednesday, August 23 and will be available for pick up at the church beginning on Thursday, August 24.
SUNDAY SCHOOL, 2017-2018
We are turning our thoughts to the upcoming Sunday School year. If you are interested in helping out and/or teaching that would be great!  Please send us an email , stjohnohio@gmail.com, or talk to Gayle+, Nesha, or Priscilla to let us know. Thank you!!
 
AUGUST-200 PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS FOR WILLIAMSON
Williamson Back To School Needs The school has advised us of different needs this coming school year. Backpacks are being supplied from other agencies. They are requesting healthcare, grooming and hygiene products.  Examples of items needed are body wash, shampoo (kids like all in one products for body wash, shampoo, conditioner), and deodorants. Donation boxes are on the bridge.  The Blessing of these "Healthcare Kits" that CSR will put together will be  August 20th .  Thank you.  
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 
WILLIAMSON SCHOOL YEAR KICK-OFF
1. A BBQ on August 30 for students, teachers and parents. It will be from 5:30-8.  We need to bring grills, cook and serve food, help clean up.  Can you help?
2. The first week of school they need 2-4 volunteers per day to welcome students and families each morning.  Not sure of the exact time yet, but I know they are starting earlier this year, so say 8-9 am.  (I also need someone who can pick up a sheetcake for me on Tuesday morning).  The dates are Sept 5-8.  I will be there every morning but Tuesday.  
What do you think?  Please let me know so I can assure the organizing committee we are set.  Thank you!!!  SEND ME AN EMAIL!!  We are asked to do this because of our commitment to Williamson.  Our name was on the list before they even asked me!!  I thought that was a testament to your generous goodness!  GAYLE+

RACIAL RECONCILIATION Are you interested in taking positive steps to reduce racism in our community? You can do so by joining in the Community Dialogues on Racism, a series of 6 meetings of a dozen diverse (by race, age and gender) individuals exploring history, attitudes and ideas for the future to  be held in the fall and completed by Thanksgiving. Please tell Priscilla if you are interested in participating or in helping to organize.
 
IN THE ART GALLERY
Works of art by Nancy Morris and Eileen Scragg are now featured in the St. John's Art Gallery. Please stop by to see before or after church - or you're welcome to come in during office hours during the week. 

BUILDING ST. JOHN'S FUTURE 
2017 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 

ST. JOHN'S IS NOW ON  YOUTUBE, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!!
Here are the link addresses:
YouTube:
Twitter@stjohnohio 
 
SUMMER FITNESS CHALLENGE
It's summer and that means Fitness!! Let's see if we can collectively get to the Holy Land - 5,951 miles!!! Bike, run, jog, walk, swim, row, tread mill,  but not driving!!!
So far we've made it just over midway still over the Atlantic Ocean - - 3,016 miles so far - 100 miles past the Portuguese Azores Islands and 300 miles short of the Madeira Island!! Have you been recording your miles on the bulletin board or emailing them in?? Please do! We're over halfway there!

PARKING
Please plan to park in back of the church accessible from Walnut Street - in the YSU lot up from the MVR.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE RED DOOR PANTRY
when you are out and about grocery shopping. 
Items especially needed are soap, dish soap, cereal, and toilet paper. 
Thank you

EASY!! 

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