The First Reading: Acts 9:36-43
Despite Jesus' absence from the disciples in body, the signs and wonders of God do not cease; the Holy Spirit continues to work through the followers of God.
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The Second Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17
John sees the martyred saints in heaven, given a place of great honor, enjoying the worship of God, free from the hunger, violence, and strife that defined their lives on earth.
Jesus promises that those who are his lambs, his brothers and sisters, will not be lost or unaccounted for. Nothing can separate the faithful from the love of their Lord.
CHILD CARE IS PROVIDED IN THE NURSERY
During the Service
JOINT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Each week, St. John's children join with our Ministry Partners:
Wellspring UCC & Grace Baptist Church
St. John's Sunday School
class for ages 2-4, Room 215
Meets the first Sunday of each month from 10:50 - 11:30
THE ADULT LECTIONARY FORUM
MEETS EACH SUNDAY IN THE LIBRARY, FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
FROM 10:50 - 11:50 AM
(April 10, 1880– May 14, 1965) Perkins was born in Boston, Massachusetts and spent much of her childhood in Worcester. She attended Worcester's Classical High School and graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA degree in chemistry in 1902, and from Columbia University with a master's degree in sociology in 1910.As a young adult she discovered the Episcopal Church and was confirmed at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, IL on June 11, 1905, and was a faithful and active Episcopalian for the rest of her life. Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her as his Secretary of Labor, making her
the first woman ever appointed to a U.S. Cabinet post. she also served in that position longer than
anyone before or since then. As a loyal FDR supporter, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office throughout his entire presidency. During her term as Secretary of Labor, she was largely responsible for the U.S. adopting social security, unemployment insurance, federal laws regulating child labor, and adopting a federal minimum wage. During her time as Secretary of Labor, she took time away from her duties on a monthly basis to attend retreats with the
All Saints' Sisters of the Poor
in nearby Catonsville, MD.
- Her cousin, parishioner Walt Cooner, leads the forum each Sunday.