April 19-25, 2017

Congregational Meeting
Thursday, April 20th
7:00 p.m. in the Nave
Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple will return to St. John's on Thursday, April 20th, to update the congregation on the healing and reconciliation process with Fr. Paul. A great deal of important and clarifying work has been accomplished. The Bishop is eager to present all the  information possible to allow Fr. Paul and all the people of St. John's to move forward appropriately and expeditiously. The meeting will take place at 7:00pm in the Nave.

If you are unable to be in attendance, the meeting will be livestreamed on our website

This Sunday, April 23, we will begin our Summer Worship Schedule. 
Service times will be as follows:
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (*Parish Hall)
*this Saturday only-resumes next week in the Nave
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Nave)
8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Contemporary) (Parish Hall)
10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

Freaky Fast Formation starts on April 23 We will be in  Tilson Hall from 9:30-9:55  ( we told you it was fast!) .   Don't let the impending switch to the Summer Worship Schedule keep you from growing in your faith!  Join us for  Freaky Fast Formation ! Tucked ever so neatly between the 8:45 and 10:00 morning worship services, this quick shot of Sunday School will give you something fun and thought-provoking to consider every week.  All ages and all stages are welcome! 
Given our new worship schedule, youth Sunday school classes will now be offered at the following times:
9:30am - 9:55am: 6th/7th grade class (Room 315)
9:00am - 9:55am: Confirmation Class (Room 304/05)
9:00am - 9:55am: High School Class (Room 308)

EYC Serves: Community:  This Sunday is our final EYC Serves for the 2016-17 year!  Youth will work in crews to complete minor landscaping, painting, cleaning, or other projects for homeowners in need around the Charlotte area! Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and CLOSED-TOED SHOES!  Work time will last about an hour and a half to two hours and some crews will also eat a meal together.  Students can text parents when on the way back to SJE! Crews will meet at St. John's as follows ... contact your advisors with any questions:

6th grade boys             after 10:00am worship (bring money for lunch)
6th grade girls             1:00pm
7th grade boys             3:00pm
7th grade girls             4:00pm (bring $ for dinner, parent drivers needed)
8th grade                     12:15pm (eat lunch before arrival)                                       
9th grade                    
after 10:00am worship (bring money for lunch)
10th grade girls           3:00pm
10th grade boys           TBD
11th grade girls           TBD
11th grade boys           after 10:00am worship (bring money for lunch)
12th grade                   10:00am Saturday

Middle School Inasmuch Mission Trip
Trip dates: June 11-17
Hurricane Matthew recovery: Lumberton / Black River, NC

High School Domestic Mission Trip
This trip will head to either Blue Knob, PA (low income area) or Eastern NC (Hurricane Matthew recovery).  Team members registered will vote on April 30th. 
Trip dates: July 9-15

Episcopal Outreach Camp 
Trip dates: August 6-9
Location: Charlotte
This is a local, overnight experience with other churches in our convocation. Middle schoolers are campers; high schoolers can be counselors.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: June 19-23, 2017 from 9:00-12:30 each morning.  Registration forms for aspiring heroes (ages 3 through 5th grade), and youth and adult  volunteers, are available in the Welcome  Center and on the church website. Questions? Contact Mattman, the Superhero (alias Matt Williams) at  (704-366-3034) or by email (matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org). 

Parish Meals: 

Parish Supper Wednesday, April 19
Menu: Dessert First! Meatloaf, peas, carrots & salad to follow.
Breakfast will be served this Sunday, April 23, from 7:30-9:00am in Tilson Hall and will continue through May 21.

Last week for store-wide sale! The more you buy, the more you save!
Buy 1 - 25% off
Buy 2 - 30% off
Buy 3 or more - 40%
  *Excludes books, Bibles, cards, The Lunch Project , and Hagar's Basket items.

THE ECW TRUNK SALE, SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule this event in May...stay tuned for more information!

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 6:00 with a light supper 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.  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!
The  Loaves & Fishes  Ministry Team had a busy 1st quarter schedule.  Under the able leadership of Judie Ratcliffe, the team...
  • Delivered 1200 pounds of food collected at St. John's
  • Worked a total of 150 hours staffing two separate pantries with up to six volunteers working minimum 3 hour shifts on our average of 2-6 days per month
  • Served an average of 20 families at each pantry on our work days
The St. John's Ministry Team to the Men's Shelter served a delicious, hot meal to 91 men Saturday, April 8, at the Shelter.  Team members were Tricia, Elizabeth, and Katherine Jetton, David and Mary Ann Cash, Stew McGough, and Janie Wooten.
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 Fr. P.S. Winton,

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