March 14-20, 2018

Saturday, March 17th
Beginning at 9:00am
Memorial Garden
Pruning, weeding, power washing & spreading mulch around the parish grounds
  Family-friendly projects for all ages and skill-sets!!
(lunch provided at noon)

**Please note: The Parish Work Day scheduled for Saturday, March 24th, has been cancelled.
Contributions for Easter lilies and brass players , along with names to be remembered in the Easter bulletins, should be received by Karen Mayer in the church office by Monday, March 26.

Inviting all young families (kids age 0-5) to an Easter Egg Hunt at the home of Emily and Derek Bast!  Saturday March 24, 10:00am. Please RSVP to Emily at emilyrbast@gmail.com  for more details. 

Coming Palm Sunday, March 24...the return of Winnie!  We are happy to share that fan-favorite Winnie the Mule will return to St. John's for our Palm Sunday services.  She looks forward to greeting everyone during the worship services, and to visiting with the children and animal lovers during the education hour.  We hope to see you on the front lawn!
The 2018 Endowment Board had it's first official meeting on February 28th and would like the parish to be aware of the elected officers and members for 2018.

Chairman: Rick Parker 
Vice-Chairman:  Fred Gresset
Treasurer: Melissa Miller
Secretary:  Paul Devine
Members: Jim Fussell, Merrill Gowdy, Vic Howie, Janice Stafford, and Bob Nye

We look forward to serving the members of St. John's parish for the upcoming year.
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!  It is bound to be a great week of games, music, crafts, and lessons as we hear Daniel's stories about being faithful to God. 
We are also looking for adult and youth volunteers to help our young explorers navigate the exotic streets of Babylon.  All help is welcome!  And if you cannot volunteer during VBS week, ask about helping with our decorating team.
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!)  And 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!

Holy Eucharist
Rite II with Hymns


Holy Eucharist
Rite I with Hymns

8 :45am
Holy Eucharist 
Rite II with Choirs

Holy Eucharist 
Rite II with 
Contemporary Music
Parish Hall
Sunday Education

Adult Education
Discovering Our Faith Topic
We Are People of Tradition 

Children's Education
(ages 3 through 5th grade)

Youth Education
(6th-12th grade)

Room 204/205

1st floor classrooms

3rd floor classrooms

Six Week Centering Prayer Follow-Up Sessions: Whether or not you were able to attend the recent Centering Prayer workshop, you may wish to continue your discernment by attending the six follow-up sessions with Brad Smith. It is free of charge and while you do not need to register, letting him know you will be there would be appreciated. You can email him at bsmith@saintjohns-charlotte.org. The sessions will be held on Thursdays in the Parish Hall from 6:30-8:30pm. Over the six weeks, we will watch a video series of Fr. Thomas Keating (one of the founders of Centering Prayer), engage in continued discussion, and finish each session with a period of centering prayer. All are welcome.
Wednesday Night Program in Lent

From Repentance to Transformatio n

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room 204/205

What did Jesus come for? Was it to stop us sinning, or was it to liberate the Image of God that is within us?  Join Brad and Rob on Wednesday nights during Lent to discover the Graceful side of Lent.
Opportunities for Calming Your Mind, Relaxing Your Body and 
Strengthening Your Spirit

YOGA: Thursday mornings from  10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the SJE Parish Hall.   Cost is $5 per class for SJE members/ $8.00 per class for non-members.  BYOM ( B ring  Y our  O wn  M at !).

TAI CHI: Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the SJE Parish Hall.  Cost is $15.00 per session (cash or check payable to The Phoenix Dragon).  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft soled sneakers

Topic for discussion this Sunday will be "We Are People of Tradition" facilitated by Rob, Brad, and Matt.
Wednesday Night Book Club Information
After a fun and lively debut session, the Wednesday Night Book Club will meet on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm to discuss Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen.  This novel comes recommended by avid reader and book club member Joan Brennan.  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 by email ( matt@saintjohns-charlotte.org ) or by phone (704-366-3034, ext. 238).

How is your Lent going? Need something to keep, or get you, on the right track? St. John's has the perfect answer; Friday Morning Bible Study! One hour per week, at a very convenient time - 7 to 8 a.m. on Fridays in room 208.

For Lent, we are studying the temptations of Christ and what they mean to us today. As Holy Week approaches, we will focus on the prayers of Jesus as his Crucifixion nears.  Come as you are, stay as long as you would like.
EYC Sunday, March 11
EYC Supper

All remaining Fill the Bowl money due by THIS Sunday, March 18th.  Congrats SJE youth!  As of today our total is now $56,596.80!  Any additional funds that you have collected or need to follow up on collecting should be turned in to Jillianne no later than THIS Sunday, March 18th.
Join our parent class/chat for the next 2 Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.  We will meet in room 315!  Feel free to read and participate or just come to listen to the discussion.  March 18 will focus on chapters 7-11, and March 25 will focus on Part 2 of the book, Common Teen Issues and What Parents Can Do
Dinner on March 14th  will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, salad, strawberry shortcake.

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!
HELP WANTED:  We are looking to re-boot our Outreach Committee and are asking for volunteers who have a passion for Outreach and would like to get more involved to help us with our vision and provide leadership in this critical area of SJE ministry.

We are asking for a commitment to participate in monthly Outreach Committee meetings to help us develop our vision, refine our grant application process and assist in insuring we are engaging in the ministries in our community that are important to SJE.

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Kevin Sands at
sandbox5@me.com or  (704)458-6612. 
A Tisket, A Tasket, Let's Fill Hagar's Basket!
Please help us stock our shelves by donating body lotion and laundry detergent. This will allow the families who visit us in March to fill their baskets with cleaning and personal hygiene necessities! Many 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.