April 11-17, 2018


This Sunday, April 15, we will have TWO services only at 7:30am and 10:00am . 
The 8:45 and 11:15am services will be combined at 10:00am for Confirmation. 
Bishop Sam Rodman will be with us this Sunday at the 10:00am service and at a reception in Tilson Hall following the service.

Please note: Breakfast will not be served this Sunday morning. Also, there will not be Sunday School, Children's Chapel or Adult Education this Sunday. 
All will resume next week at their regular time.

C hildcare will be available for ages 3 and under Sunday morning from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

There will be a 5:00pm service on Saturday.

Congregational Input Meetings
We need your input to help us plan for our future 

          Saturday, April 28
4-7pm with supper following
To sign up for this meeting, please click on the link below:
           Sunday April 29
9am-12pm with lunch following
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     Wednesday, May 2
      (Wednesday night supper will be served beginning at 5pm)
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Childcare will be provided at the Saturday night and Sunday meetings. 

Each program will begin with a brief Eucharist and will be held in the Parish Hall. We will have child care and a children's program at the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

This will be YOUR opportunity to give us your thoughts on what we are looking for in our new rector. We hope you will join us for one of these meetings.
June 18-22, 2018
St. John's invites young explorers (rising 4-year olds through rising sixth grade) to join our Vacation Bible School expedition to Babylon!  We are also looking for adult and youth volunteers to help our young explorers navigate the exotic streets of Babylon.  If you want to be a part of the week, either as a participant or a volunteer, please stop by the Welcome Center or the church website, to get your registration forms. Registration is only $35 until May!   If you have any questions, please contact Family Minister Matt Williams by email ( matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org ) or by phone (704-366-3034, ext. 238). We hope to see you this summer!
Come join us for an adults only
Party with a Purpose to raise money for our Youth International Mission Trip Scholarship fund on May 5, 2018 at 6:00pm!
Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $20 this Sunday - please look for our display table in Tilson Hall.
The admission price includes food and beverages at the event, access to our fabulous silent auction, and an automatic entry into a raffle. Come early to join us to watch the Kentucky Derby live in the Parish Hall (race time is approximately 6:40 pm), then enjoy delicious food and entertainment as you browse the extensive selection of items for auction. Proceeds from the event benefit the Youth International Mission Trip Scholarship fund - a fund set up to help offset the travel costs of our missioners and to provide special meals/school supplies to school children in Tanzania during our upcoming trip. Even if you cannot attend our event, please consider purchasing a ticket to support the cause!
Put on your "Derby Best" and join the fun!

Saturday, April 14
Holy Eucharist
Rite II with Hymns
Sunday, April 15

Holy Eucharist
Rite I with Hymns

Holy Eucharist with Confirmation & Baptism
Bishop Sam Rodman will be with us for this service

No Sunday School, Children's Chapel or Adult Education

The Wednesday Night Book Club will meet on April 25, at 6:15pm to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. We will gather in Room 204/205. Everyone is welcome to join us for our open and casual discussion. Besides reading some great books, it is a great chance to get to know other people from the parish. So mark your calendar, get the book, and join us! If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Matt Williams at matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org  or at 704-366-3034, ext. 238.

EYC on Sunday, April 15: 
EYC Supper
chicken fingers & fixings

Sunday, April 22, 3:00pm
Tanzania Mission Team

Sunday, April 29, 3:00pm
Beach Retreat Planning Team

June 10-16
Rising 7th - 9th grades
Disaster Recovery Mission

July 15-21
Rising 9th - college freshman
Relational Mission

July 29 - August 1
Rising 6th - 8th grade  - campers
Rising 9th - 12th grade - junior counselors
Relational Mission
Cost: $125 (camper) / $70 (junior counselor)
The next meeting of EpiscoPALS, a program for 4th and 5th grade students will be  on Sunday, April 22. We will meet at 11:15 at the Preschool entrance, and head over to Brixx Pizza at Foxcroft to celebrate our year together! The PALS should be picked up by their families at Brixx at roughly 12:45. Participants should bring $15-20.  
Wednesday night supper for April 11 will be ravioli bar, salad and dessert. 

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!
Hagar's Basket, Together We Can Make a Difference! 

Families in need will be visiting Hagar's soon for much needed personal hygiene and cleaning items. Please help us make a difference in the lives of others by restocking our shelves this week with  shampoo and conditioner !

Sincere thanks!

Please help us reach our goal of 450 pledges totaling $1.6 million dollars. 
Pledge Update as of March 13, 2018: 306 pledges totaling $1,230,191.