May 16-22, 2018

NEW! Message from your Search Team, May 15, 2018

Through the stories you shared about your life at St. John's, we were able to find a number of overriding and consistent themes at all three of the Congregational meetings. Within the stories, we realized what is most important in our/your lives at St. John's.
Your input allowed us to easily answer what we viewed to be the hardest of the 12 questions for our Parish Profile. We plan to have them all posted by June 1.
Please provide words describing the gifts and skills essential to the future leaders of your worshipping community.
The sixth Rector of St. Johns will bring these proven skills:
  • Preaching/teaching the gospel in a way that relates to parishioners' daily lives
  • Empowering lay leadership
  • Providing Pastoral Care
  • Building community in a way that ministers to and holds together a broad range of people
And will especially value:
  • Liturgy
  • Music
  • Outreach
  • Youth/Children's Ministry
Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming End of the School Year Events:

Sunday, May 20 - Last day of Sunday School for children (Children's Chapel and elementary age Sunday School) and Adult Education for this school year. Last Sunday breakfast as well.

Wednesday, May 30 - Last Wednesday night supper (please note that Wednesday night supper will not be available on May 23).

Sunday, June 3 - Youth Sunday, Acolyte Recognition, Parish Picnic and last EYC meetings for this school year. Service times on this date will be 7:30am and 9:30am (the 8:45am and 11:15am services will be combined on this date).

Sunday, June 10 - Summer worship schedule begins: 7:30am and 9:30am services in the Nave and 11:00am service in the Parish Hall ( 5:00pm service in the Nave on Saturdays)

Please consider becoming a donor for the open dates this summer: JUNE 16-17, JULY 14-15, AUGUST 18-19, and AUGUST 25-26. Interested parishioners should contact Charlotte Pfeifer at 704-643-6615 or ckpfeifer@gmail.com

Saturday, May 19
Holy Eucharist
Rite II with Hymns

Sunday, May 20

Holy Eucharist
Rite I with Hymns

Holy Eucharist
Rite II with Hymns

Holy Eucharist
Rite II with Contemporary Music
Parish Hall
Sixty families will be visiting Hagar's Basket this week for much needed supplies. We desperately need to restock all items, including shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath soap, toilet tissue, shaving cream, disposable razors, body lotion, laundry detergent, diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, and deodorants. Without your generous donations, this worthy ministry can not continue. Thank you for your support!
School will be out soon which means our clients will need even more food to keep the children fed since they will no longer have school lunches. Thank you for your continued generosity.

The Loaves and Fishes pantry needs pasta and pasta sauce, saltine crackers, canned fruit, pinto and northern beans, and canned salmon.  
Do you believe in the powerful ministry of prayer? Do you love it when God answers your prayers? Please consider joining our intercessory prayer group! Pray at home, meet once a month for lunch! Email Anna-Louise Fitzgerald at allwfitz379@gmail.com to find out more.  
Wednesday Night Book Club - June Meeting
The next Wednesday Night Book Club is on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:00pm in Room 204/205. We will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Since there is no dinner here at the church that evening, it will be a "brown bag book club", so feel free to bring your dinner with you.
The Wednesday Night Book Club is open to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a newcomer to book clubs, or involved in several others, you are most certainly invited and encouraged to join us. And if you cannot attend our June session, we hope you will keep an eye out for information when we resume our meetings in August!


NO EYC this Sunday night, May 20th.

Youth Sunday - June 3rd
If you are interested in participating in this service, please sign up  here !

with Sally Brewster,
Thursday,  May 24, at 6:30pm

All are welcome to ECW's annual book review with Park Road Books' Sally Brewster.  

We will begin at 6:30pm and Sally will talk books, bringing several along with her for sale for your summer reading and gifting pleasure!  Beach reads to biographies to best sellers, Sally has it all.  We are ordering meals from McAlister's Deli - t he options will be Savannah Chopped Salad, Chicken Salad Croissant, McAlister's Club Sandwich and the Traditional Smoked Turkey Sandwich, each for $11, paid in advance to the church office. 

RSVP before Monday, May 21, to Suzanne Meeker at smeekerny2014@gmail.com or on our St. John's Episcopal ECW Facebook page under Events.  See you there!  Bring friends!
Wednesday Night Dinner for May 16
Italian meatball and sub sandwiches

All are welcome without a reservation, but calling the church office or signing up for your reservation helps Janie prepare the right amount of food.
Want to see what is going on at SJE this week? Click on the link below!