Readers of different languages are needed for Pentecost Sunday, June 9. Do you speak a foreign language? If so, we need your help. On Pentecost, we like to re-create the reading from the Acts of the Apostles in different languages, like the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the people and they began speaking in different tongues. Those reading in different languages will do so at the same time, so perfect pronunciation is not necessary. If you can help with this, please let me know.
United Thank Offering - Many thanks go to all who contributed to the Spring Ingathering of the United Thank Offering. St. John's collected $359.36. This money will be added to money collected around the diocese for diocesan grants, and to funds collected throughout country for national grants.
Education for Ministry is about to complete its second year at St. John's. Six parishioners - Craig Staresinich, Durinda Smith, Bob Faithful, Val Tucker, Walt Cooner, and Patricia McPherson, in addition to Carol Hancock who serves as the mentor - have met almost every Monday for the past nine months to discuss assigned readings, worship together, and do theological reflection. We will resume again in September and we would love to have new people join us. You must make a one year commitment to this four year program and the yearly fee is $375. The discussions we have and the readings we do are excellent, as is the fellowship. If you think you might be interested, feel free to talk with one of the EfM participants, and let Carol know. We will register the new group this summer.
Help Wanted - Ministry Partners Administrator
St. John’s Episcopal Church is looking for someone to oversee and work with our 15 Ministry Partners, which are other groups that use space at the church. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Knowledge of Korean a plus, but not required. 10-12 hours per week. $15.50 per hour to start. References required. If you know someone who might be interested, please contact The Rev. Carol Hancock, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville, VA 20120. 703-803-7500.
Job includes the following duties:
1. Do contracts with all MP
2. Make sure all insurance papers are up to date.
3. Answer calls/emails about MP issues
4. Arrange with others wanting one time special events. Check date and fee. Fill out application.
5. Keep MP calendar up to date
6. Problems/questions about building issues (AC, storage, changes to building)
7. Arrange set-ups and take downs for each group
8. Arrange SDA Week of Evangelism
9. Inform MP of changes in fees when Finance Committee/Vestry change them
10. Write up new MP proposals and anything that needs to come before Vestry
11. For special events, notify other MPs it will affect.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
All LEM's, lectors, crucifers, ushers....please sign up to help!
As we are starting into the summer months when many people are out of town, we really need your help to sign up for the Sundays when you will be here. The next several Sundays need volunteers to sign up as well. Please sign up so we know we can count on your help during the summer.
Coffee Hour - As you may know, the refreshments for our coffee hour are provided by the choir on the second Sunday of the month, and by the Vestry on the third Sunday. We have been relying on volunteers to sign up for the first and fourth Sundays. Sometimes that works, and sometimes it doesn't. Patricia McPherson had a wonderful idea.....ask those whose last names begin with the letters
A - L to bring something for coffee hour on the
first Sunday of the month (that's this Sunday, June 2); and those whose last names begin with the letters
M - Z to bring something on the
fourth Sunday of the month. We will start this Sunday.
If your last name begins with the letters A - L please bring something to share at coffee hour. Thanks, Patricia! Great idea!
Parents of young children - If you are interested in getting together to discuss the timing and content of the Sunday School class, and/or a social event for families and others during the summer, please let me know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As we are coming into the hot summer months, please check on elderly neighbors and friends, especially those who live alone.
Church bills continue to come in during the summer (just like yours do!) so please keep up with your pledge during the summer. If you are going to be away, please pay your pledge before you leave. That way, we will have income to cover our bills. Many thanks!