Greetings!
PARISH NEWS for Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Sunday School for ages 2-4 is this Sunday
T his Sunday, May 5, is the first Sunday of the month and we will be having our Sunday School class for ages 2-4 in room 215 from 10:50 - 11:30. We would love for you to come with your children to church at 9:30, grab a bite to eat and a cup of coffee at our coffee hour, and then join the Sunday School class at 10:50. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or to join the adult lectionary class just across the hall from 215 in the library. I look forward to having you and your family join us this Sunday!

  • Forward Day by Day
Forward Day by Day is a small book of meditations based on the readings for the day. They are available in the breezeway for you to pick up. A new booklet comes out every three months. Each month of meditations is written by a different author with new and different insights. Special prayers are found in the front and the back of the booklet to further complete your daily devotions. Need something to jumpstart your time with God? Forward Day by Day might just be what you are looking for. Give it a try!

  • Many thanks!
Many thanks go to all who helped with the Holy Week and Easter services - the organist and choir, our sextons, the Altar Guild, all who had parts in the services (lectors, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, crucifers) , and the staff for organizing and printing all the bulletins. It was truly a team effort.

  • Facebook
We need to have someone keep up with our Facebook account and to keep it current with pictures and announcements. Interested? Talk with Lisa Heller to see what's involved.

  • Kitchen Cabinets and Rewiring of Ceiling Fixtures
We are very fortunate to have had Jim Elliott and Jerry Stacks working on 4 upper cabinets in the kitchen that were in dire need of repair. They did the tear-out, found a person who could build new cases, installed them, re-hung the doors, and are working on the trim. They are not going to come away from the wall! And David Parker has been continuing the re-wiring of the many fluorescent fixtures on the lower level, so that we can use a much more efficient bulb, and no longer need ballasts. Great job!



PLANNING TO ATTEND THE PROGRESSIVE DINNER?
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 5.
ONE MORE HOST HOUSE NEEDED!
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE:
Please join in the fun of a St. John's Progressive Dinner – A great opportunity for St. John’s adults to gather in one another’s homes for food, fun, and fellowship. We will meet for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and fellowship at the home of a parishioner before dividing into groups and heading to other homes for dinner. The evening ends at yet another location for dessert and coffee. Past dinners have been a huge hit and everyone has had a wonderful time! 
Please number your top three choices of the following:
  ____   My home may be used as one of the gathering spots for the main course and I will provide beverages. This means that I don’t have to cook. :) I can seat 6 or 8 or 10 people (circle one).
  ____   I will provide a main dish (recipe provided) for 8 – 10 people and drop it off at my assigned gathering spot prior to hors d'oeuvres.
  _____  I will provide bread and a salad for 8 – 10 people. This may be brought to the gathering spot either before hors d’oeuvres or when I arrive for the main course.
 _____  I will provide a dessert of my own choice to serve 10 – 12 people.
  _____  I will provide an hors d’oeuvre of my own choice to serve 10 – 12 people.
 _____  My home may be used as the hors d’oeuvre gathering place or the dessert gathering place and I will provide beverages.
 
Please give or email your form to Penny Parker by May 5 th , or mail it to the church to arrive by May 4 th . This will give us time to let you know your home assignments and get the recipes out to everyone. If you have any questions contact Penny Parker at 703-791-3482 or 703-220-9413  pennypar@gmail.com   
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SUNDAY SERVICE
We can prepare our hearts & minds by reading ahead
for the Sunday Service lessons.   

The Third Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2019

9:30 AM

 The First Reading: Acts 9:1-20
Jesus reveals himself to Saul in a vision, and Paul's life is never the same.

The Psalm: 30 , page 621, BCP

The Second Lesson: Revelation 5:11-14
A fearsome and fantastic vision of heaven breaks on John's sight; all creation, the elders as well as angels and unimaginable beasts, all bow to worship God revealed in Jesus Christ.

The Gospel: John 21:1-19
Jesus appears to his disciples, providing them nourishment, encouragement, and a challenge.
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CHILD CARE IS PROVIDED IN THE NURSERY  
(Rm. 205) 
During the Service
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JOINT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
 Each week, St. John's children join with our Ministry Partners: 
Wellspring UCC & Grace Baptist Church
Room 207/208
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St. John's Sunday School class for ages 2-4, Room 215
Meets the first Sunday of each month from 10:50 - 11:30 
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THE ADULT LECTIONARY FORUM

MEETS EACH SUNDAY IN THE LIBRARY, FOLLOWING THE SERVICE 
  FROM 10:50 - 11:50 AM

Forum Discussion:


DIOCESE
Carol will be attending the Spring Diocesan Clergy Conference at Shrinemont Conference Center from May 6-8. She will be back in time for the Wednesday evening service.
VOLUNTEERING AT ST. JOHN'S
Sign Up Here to be an altar server *, or to donate flowers for a Sunday service, or to bring refreshments for Coffee Hour after the service. * (if you're not an altar server, and would like to be a Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), a Lector, or a Crucifer, please see Carol).
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COMMUNITY
WESTERN FAIRFAX
CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

"We know that food can be one of the most expensive items on a household budget list. Our hope is that in allowing our clients to visit once per month they will save enough money to pay for other expenses such as rent or utility bills."
I tems are collected weekly in the baskets at the front door of St. John's Church. For food list:
OPPORTUNITIES
Reminder
Every Wednesday evening, we have a service of Holy Eucharist and healing at 6:00 PM. The service is about 30 minutes. It is a perfect alternative for those who cannot come to church on Sunday mornings, as well as a good spiritual boost in the middle of the week. Come join us!

Growth 
Growth happens in many ways, sometimes quickly, and sometimes slowly. As we grow in faith, it is steadfastness that pays in the long run.
-Br. David Allen
My email address is stjohnscvpriest@gmail.com,
and the office number is 703-803-7500. 

May our ministry together spread God's love to all whom we encounter.
      - Carol

        The Rev. Carol Hancock, Rector
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH | 5649 MT. GILEAD RD. , CENTREVILLE, VA | 703-803-7500
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