October 11-17 , 2017

Parish Work Day
This Saturday, October 14

Family-friendly work for all ages and skill sets!

Lunch will be provided at noon

Please bring the following tools with you if you have them!
- a pickup truck
- power washers 
- pruners and loppers
- shovels
           TRUNK & TREAT
     Wednesday, October  25
   St. John's Episcopal Church

* Bring a lawn chair and join us for this tailgate-style event!  You can:
*   Enjoy a  GREAT PICNIC DINNER with friends!  Just $7 for adults, $3 for children under 10, and a family maximum of $25.
*   Win  SPECIAL PRIZES in our Costume Contest, Car Decorating Contest, and the Cake Walk!
*   Share some  SWEET TREATS with costumed children...and adults!
*   Seek  GLORY in the Speedy Cornhole Tournament!
*   Make  GOOEY S'MORES around the fire pit!

Calling All Cake-Bakers!!! We Need Your Help!
We need a dozen cakes for the upcoming Cake Walk at our 
Trunk-n-Treat event. All types of cakes are needed, everything from chocolate cake to hummingbird cake to blueberry bundt Cake to pineapple upside down cake. If you are willing to bake and donate a cake, please contact Matt Williams ( matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org) to get the details!
Register for a Foyer Group NOW! 
Kick-off Party  & Group Formations 
this Saturday, October 14!

Foyer Groups are a wonderful way to get to know other members of our parish family in an informal setting. The group meets once a month in one of the group members' home for dinner, dessert & conversation. The kick-off party will be this Saturday, October 14, from 6:00-8:00pm in Tilson Hall. Bring an appetizer to share and BYOB. The registration form can be found below or in the Welcome Center. Please turn your form into Kerry Johnson in the church office. Questions? Contact Meredith McGough at meredithmcgough@bellsouth.net. 

The St. Nicholas Training Choir is recruiting choristers! This choir 
(formerly the Cherubs) is for grades K-8.
This year for the first time, we welcome older choristers for whom the RSCM Treble Choir commitment doesn't fit their schedules.   We rehearse in the Children's Chapel on Sundays immediately after Sunday School and sing for church on the 2nd Sunday each month (usually).  Please contact Tracy Reed for more info!  
Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. Rite II in the Nave
Sundays, 7:30 a.m., Rite I with hymns in the Nave
Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Rite II with choirs in the Nave
Sundays, 10:15 a.m. - Christian Formation for all ages
Sundays, 11:15 a.m., Rite II with The Living Water Praise Band in the Parish Hall
Adult Education Hour for The Next Three Sundays
Dealing with a Life Threatening Diagnosis and Illness
Co-Lead by Rob Voyle and Brad Smith 
Tilson Hall - 10:15-11:00am

This program is designed to grow our own understanding of what we may experience and what a loved one may experience when we receive a life threatening diagnosis.

Week 1, October 15: How Do We Consider Our Physical Bodies?
Am I my body or do I have a body? If the latter, who is the "I" that has a body?
Come and explore your self-understanding and how you relate to your physical body and the consequences that may arise when we are given a life threatening diagnosis.

Week 2, October 22: Responding Emotionally to a Life Threatening Diagnosis.
We may have heard the terms denial, anger, bargaining, but what do they really mean? How do we live with ourselves emotionally when we are caught between life and death?

Week 3, October 29: Our Spiritual Experience of a Life Threatening Diagnosis.
Our spirituality and theological understanding teaches us about life and death. On being given a life threatening diagnosis and illness, we taste our own mortality that brings into focus what we really believe.
Hall Family Farm/10713 Providence Rd W/Charlotte, NC 28277

Jr. and Sr. EYC will meet at Hall Family Farm in Ballantyne for EYC this week from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 
Our student leadership team has planned a fun outing at a local corn maze.  Youth will compete in crews to complete the 9 pointed corn maze in the fasted and most complete time. There will be a prize for the winning crew! 
Please meet at the SJE tent when you arrive.  Parents should drop youth off at the farm and pick them up there. If any youth need a ride, please contact Jillianne ASAP. 

SJE Youth Mission Trip to TLP in Tanzania! Senior High youth interested in traveling to Tanzania, Africa to visit The Lunch Project schools and children are invited to a meeting for youth and parents on either Sunday, October 22 at 3:30pm or Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm!  Click here to download more info or contact Jillianne Booth.  
St. Mary Magdalene Chapter at St. John's

We are beginning a period of study and discernment this fall for women of St. John's who are considering becoming members of the Order of the Daughters of the King. We will meet on the following Saturday mornings from  11am to noon in room 201:

October 28, November 4, 11 & 18, December 2 & 9. 

Please contact Marti Newell (martinew@carolina.rr.com) or Kathleen Harrington (kharrington14@carolina.rr.com) to obtain study materials.
Wednesday Night Dinner:  Wednesday night dinner menu, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  This week's menu features taco bar, salad, sundae bar. 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!
New fashion jewelry is in, featuring 
"ready for for fall" neutrals!

Looking for a place to volunteer? The Parish Shop is in need. Our little spot in St. John's is a wonderful place to greet old and new friends alike. If interested, contact Kelly Moore ( kmsfsu@gmail.com).
Sunday 8:30-11:30
Wednesday 10:30-12:30
Credit cards accepted
Gift cards available
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*All proceeds go to benefit St John's outreach*
Hagar's Basket Hygiene Pantry
Please help us restock the shelves!  Items needed:

1. Laundry detergent
2. Toilet paper
3. Disposable razors and shaving cream
4. Body lotion

Place donations in the large basket weave barrels at the entryways to the church.  We also need volunteers to help stock the shelves and staff the pantry.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting new ministry, please contact Laura McGinley ( lcmcginley@gmail.com) or Michelle Sellers (sellerspc@aol.com).
Nominations are now open for the Vestry of St. John's.  This is an exciting time to be part of the Vestry:  if you want to help shape the future of our parish, this is the time to step forward! Vestry members serve a 3-year term; candidates must be adult members in good standing.  Four members will be elected in November.  Got questions?  Please contact any vestry member or e-mail sjevestry@gmail.com. Click on the link below for a nomination form or you can pick one up in the Welcome Center when you are at church.  Nominations are due by October 15 to Kerry Johnson.
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. You can also pledge on line by clicking here.