Sunday School Class
The Sunday School class for ages 2-4 will meet this Sunday, April 7 from 10:50 - 11:30 AM in room 215 and will be led by Angela and Russ Hadfield. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you!
***Save the date for the Spring Clean-Up Day!***
Saturday, April 13 will be a busy day at St. John's and we will need lots of volunteers.
The Men’s Group is organizing a ‘campus’ cleanup day. We will have some simple breakfast food to get everyone started and some lunch for those that can also work the afternoon shift. We will also have beverages.
Saturday, April 13
, @ 8:00 a.m. OR whenever you can get there
Campus Clean up
Meet on Gilead Green directly behind the lower level
Men’s Group will lead the effort (Plus, volunteers from the parish and/or our Ministry Partners)
The grounds of St. Johns is really starting to look good. However, the grounds could use a much needed spruce up. We have much debris to clear out and take to West Ox. We will also be spreading fresh mulch to various trees and flower beds. We will be working around the historic church, the cemetery, as well as the Mt. Gilead green.
If you can come out in the morning
the afternoon, please join us. If you are unable to attend, please look for future announcements for a ‘non-working’ Men’s Group event!
What to bring on April 13
(feel free to bring yourself, as we will have plenty of supplies):
Rakes; for gravel and for the lawn
Any extra ‘Spring Fertilizer’
In order for us to have the right amount of materials and food/beverage for the day, please RSVP to
Starting at 9:00 AM, volunteers are needed to
make palm crosses
fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy
that has been donated. Questions? Contact Marcia Evans. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let Val Tucker know if you are coming so we will know how many people to plan for.
Because of the generosity of so many parishioners, we already have plenty of candy for the Easter Egg Hunt. And we have plenty of the plastic Easter eggs to put the candy in. Many thanks to all who contributed!
Treasurer Needed (Tom is retiring in January!)
Did you feel a slight calling and Googled what is the Treasurer’s Job Description?
Don’t worry, St. John’s stream-lined the duties to just 3 major tasks and signing of checks weekly.
The basic job description at St. John’s:
- Attend Finance and Vestry meetings – one each per month
- Inspire confidence from the congregation and church executive staff as to integrity and ability.
- The Treasurer is to communicate the situation of the church’s finances clearly. The details need the honest “big picture,” and the vestry needs to know enough to make wise decisions. That’s it.
If you’re interested in being a treasurer, lets chat.
Holy Week and Easter
Our Holy Week and Easter schedule is as follows:
Palm Sunday, April 14, 9:30 AM (procession starts outside)
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 PM, 6:30 supper, 7:00 Final Lenten program
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:30 PM, Foot Washing and Holy Eucharist
Good Friday, April 19, 12:00 and 7:30 PM, Good Friday Liturgy
Easter Sunday, April 21, 8:00 and 10:30 AM, both with music, sermon and Holy
Eucharist. Easter Egg Hunt after 10:30 service
We will need extra help for these Holy Week and Easter services. If you are a Lay Eucharistic Minister, usher, lector, crucifer, or torch bearer, please sign up as soon as possible for the times you can help.
Envelopes are on the back table for those who would like to donate for the purchase of Easter flowers. If the flowers are given in memory of or thanksgiving for someone, please write that on the envelope. That will be included in the Easter bulletin.
Save the date for the Progressive Dinner!
This year the Progressive Dinner will be held
Saturday, May 18th.
This is a favorite fellowship event every year so be sure to mark your calendar. Sign up and information sheets will be coming soon.