WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 
FROM 
ST. JOHN'S

May 17-23, 2017

HELP SPONSOR A CHILD
FOR A WEEK AT KANUGA'S CAMP BOB!
 
Each summer St. John's sends 100 inner city children to Camp Bob at Kanuga for a week of fun in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. The cost per camper is $350.  Members of St. John's have generously donated both their money and their time and talents to make this special week happen for children who would otherwise never have the opportunity to experience a week of carefree camping. If you are able to donate any portion of this amount to help send a child to summer camp for a week, it would be most appreciated. 

Please consider donating money in honor or memory of a loved one
OR
prayerfully consider volunteering your time and talents  during the
week of July 3-July 7.

Forms are in the Welcome Center or contact Ken Loeber at kenloebernc@gmail.com or 
704-293-0852.
Handbell Concert
Wednesday, May 31 
7:00 pm
Tilson Hall
 
Come join the Handbell Choirs for some great food and beautiful music! Janie will be making her World Famous Fried Chicken for dinner that night (our last Wednesday night supper for the school year!) Come have dinner (remember to RSVP to the church office if at all possible so Janie doesn't run out of chicken!) and then enjoy the handbell choirs in their year end concert!  
Getting ready to your old backpack to celebrate the end of the school year? STOP!
If your gently used backpack (school-aged children to adults) is still in decent shape (no holes, broken zippers, etc.), consider donating it to our homeless neighbors at the Urban Ministry Center! They use backpacks to carry their scant belongings with them as well as for pillows, back support and to shield themselves from adverse weather. Please consider dropping off any backpack still in good working order between now and June 18. There will be a donation bin at the main entrance for any backpacks you bring. Thank you so much for your generosity!
SIGN UP PERIOD EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 22!

Summer Worship Schedule 
Saturday
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Nave)
Sunday
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Nave)
8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Contemporary) (Parish Hall)
10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Nave)


JOIN MTR. NAN ON MAY 27 & 28 FOR
ALL "SOLES" SERVICES!

Plan to wear your favorite, most comfy, and even outrageous shoes to church on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 & 28,  to send Mtr. Nan off with a smile! Any kind of footwear is welcome! 



With the exception of certain liturgical seasons, the sanctuary altar is adorned with beautiful flowers as a memorial or in thanksgiving of special people/events. The calendar is posted in the hallway between the main reception area and Tilson Hall.  Please consider becoming a donor for the open dates this summer:  JUNE 3-4, 17-18, 24-25; JULY 8-9, 15-16, and AUGUST 19-20, 26-27. For more information, interested parishioners should contact Charlotte Pfeifer at ckpfeifer@gmail.com or 704-643-6615.

Sunday mornings in Tilson Hall
9:30-9:55am
(we told you it was fast!)
GUARANTEED FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

This Sunday, May 21, during Freaky Fast Formation we explore the Jesus Family Tree. 
So if you want to know what peach trees, figs, and tomatoes teach us about being a Christian, join us on Sunday morning!




Meeting Other Moms (MOM): 
Bring your families and plan to meet at the Wednesday night supper, May 17, in the Parish Hall. Meet around 5:15/5:30pm. 
RSVP to the church and to Randi McCurry at  randi_allen@hotmail.com or text 704-819-6853 so that we have enough reserved seats at the back table. 



YOUTH MINISTRY HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK

Wednesday night hang out
5:00pm - 6:30pm (menu: Pasta Bar)

Jr. Beach Trip Departure
Friday at 1:00pm or 5:00pm as assigned


Sunday Morning Formation
6/7 grade         9:30-9:55am in Room 315
           8th grade       9:00am-9:45am in Room 304/05
     High School      9:00am-9:45am in Room 308

NO EYC SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO BEACH TRIP
(Sr. EYC Crew Night Happenings TBD-check your weekly email for details or contact your advisor)

Youth Sunday Sign Ups We will be kicking off "Youth Month" with Youth Sunday on June 4th. Youth are invited to sign up to help lead all services that day. Can you speak a foreign language? Lead a prayer? Play an instrument or sing? Read scripture, usher, or carry the elements to the altar? Then we need you! Sign up online at:
Superheroes Wanted: While many have stepped forward to help with Vacation Bible School this summer, we still need adult volunteers to complete our team of heroes. 
Can YOU make time to join our team of heroes on June 19-23?
It will make a big difference for the children of our fair parish. No prior VBS experience is necessary, just a willingness to help the children to have a great week. And, since it is a half-day program, people with some schedule flexibility still have their afternoons free to work or play. If you can jump into action to save the day, please contact Family Minister Matt Williams at the church as soon as possible, or complete a volunteer form available in the Welcome Center, in Tilson Hall, or on the parish website. 

Vacation Bible School: June 19-23, 2017 from 9am-12:30pm
Registration forms for aspiring heroes (ages 3 through 5th grade) and youth and adult volunteer are available in the Welcome Center & on the church website. Questions? Contact Mattman, the Superhero (alias Matt Williams) at 704-366-3034 or matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org 


Parish Meals 
Parish Supper Wednesday, May 17
5:00-6:30pm
Menu: Pasta Bar 
Breakfast will be served this Sunday, from 7:30-9:00am in Tilson Hall. This will be our last breakfast for the summer!
 

THE ECW TRUNK SALE  HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20  (rain date, Saturday, May 27).
Click  here  to register for this event.


Thursday May 18 - Book Talk with Sally Brewster!
Come one, come all for ECW's annual book review with Park Road Books' Sally Brewster.  We will begin at 6:00pm with a light supper and Sally will talk about books, bringing several along with her for sale for your summer reading and gifting pleasure!  Beach reads, from biographies to best sellers, Sally has it all!  RSVP to Rawles Kelly at  rawles153@att.net  or on our St. John's Episcopal ECW Facebook page under Events.  See you there!  Bring friends!

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte (GMEC) , offers a variety of services including English classes, citizenship classes, life skills classes, after-school programs, a food pantry, cross-cultural counseling services, gleaned fresh vegetables, and mentoring for new food-based businesses. Our mission is "Working together to feed body, mind, and spirit," but our motto is simply "Welcome." We need hospitality volunteers.  For more information please call Betty Rogers (704)953-6467 or Susan Hughes (704)661-8656.


Hooray for Summer and Lemonade!! Sign up to help in the Welcome Center!
We are in need of someone (or several someones!), to coordinate the volunteer sign up for Lemonade on the Lawn. If you are interested in helping us keep this fun tradition going, but won't be here the entire summer - GRAB A FRIEND OR TWO - and share the schedule. We are looking for help in getting volunteers signed up each week beginning June 11 and going through the September 3.  Please consider helping with this very fun fellowship event! 
Contact Laura Pruitt (lpruitt@saintjohns-charlotte.org





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Sunday 8:30-11:30
First Friday - 10-12
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Fill that Wagon!
Reminder to bring in your non-perishable food items as well as toilet paper, toothpaste & toothbrushes to help our neighbors in need.  

All things come of thee O lord,  and of thine own have I given thee.
                                       1 Chronicles 29:14b
Have you offered your Commitment Card to God and St. John's yet?   If not, there are cards available for each member of your family here at the church or you can call the church office and we will be happy to mail them to you.  Completed cards may be returned to the baskets on the Altar in the Nave, Chapel or Parish Hall or you may return them by mail if that is more convenient for you at this time. 

The Rev'd  Nancee A. Cekuta,
Associate Rector

Sending Forth Disciples Since 1956


The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
The Rt. Rev'd Anne Hodges-Copple,
Bishop Pro Tempore/Bishop Suffragan
The Rt. Rev'd Peter Lee
Assisting Bishop
The Rev'd Samuel Rodman, Bishop Elect