PARISH NEWS for Wednesday, June 12, 2019
St. John’s Men’s Group Announcement:
What: Project review, and starting a project!
Where: St. John's - in the Library
When: Saturday Morning; 8:00 a.m. June 15 th
We welcome all old and new to the St. John’s Men’s Group. 
This meeting will be headed up by the Junior Warden, Jim Heller. There will be a project(s) review, in addition to knocking out one of the items on the list. If you have any questions, please talk to Jim @703-888-9373 or via email:

(Any other questions? Contact Andrew @ 703-477-8980 or
Congratulations go to.....
Lindsay Jones who graduated from Chantilly High School and will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall, with a major in Industrial Engineering.
Peter Heller who graduated from Flint High School and will be attending William and Mary in the fall.
Please remember our graduates in your prayers as they begin a new chapter in their lives with new and exciting challenges.

Congratulations also go to Helen and Chuck Rusnak as they celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary!

New Trustee at St. John's - The court paperwork has been finalized to appoint Dick Griffith as our third Trustee, replacing Ron Dungan who moved to North Carolina last fall. Our other two Trustees are Penny Parker and Gene Milunec. Trustees are those who are the legal representatives of the church and are authorized to sign any legal paperwork (such as taking out a loan) on the church's behalf. Many thanks go to our three Trustees for taking on this important responsibility.

Backpacks needed for WFCM - Again this summer, we have been asked to collect 25 large, new backpacks for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. Many students are not financially able to buy school backpacks so churches and organizations around the area are asked to donate them. Students in need do not get a new backpack every year so they are encouraged to take care of them. Our backpacks will be going to Centreville High School. (We have been told that Costco puts the "High Sierra" backpacks on sale for $16 for 2 weeks in July.) Backpacks will be collected at the church and delivered to the school in mid-August.

Education for Ministry - Want to understand the bible a bit more deeply? Want to be involved in a small group? Want to discuss important issues in a Christian context? Then EfM is for you! We are currently looking for new members to join our current EfM group when we start up again in the fall. It's a four year program and we meet weekly for about 2 hours for 9 months. Sign up for a year at a time. The yearly cost is $375 and reading assignments are done each week. Interested? Let Carol know. You can also talk with one of our current EfM members - Walt Cooner, Durinda Smith, Bob Faithful, Val Tucker, Craig Staresinich, and Patricia McPherson.

Coffee Hour - Snacks will be provided by the Vestry this Sunday.

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We can prepare our hearts & minds by reading ahead
for the Sunday Service lessons.   

The First Sunday After Pentecost

Trinity Sunday

June 16, 2019

9:30 AM

 The First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Lady Wisdom accompanies God, and she calls out to all who will hear her to share her gifts of a good life and peace. Heed her call as she has seen it all.

The Psalm: 8, page 592, BCP

The Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-5
There is no strife or shame with God; we are fully seen and fully forgiven through Jesus Christ.

The Gospel: John 16:12-15
All truth is God's truth. Anything that is revealed by the Spirit is in full agreement with all that Jesus has said and done, and all that God has enacted from the beginning of time.
(Rm. 205) 
During the Service

 Each week, St. John's children join with our Ministry Partners: 
Wellspring UCC & Grace Baptist Church
Room 207/208

St. John's Sunday School class for ages 2-4, Room 215
Meets the first Sunday of each month from 10:50 - 11:30 
(will not meet in June, July or August)


  FROM 10:50 - 11:50 AM

Forum Discussion:

Evelyn Underhill (1875 – 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. She was among the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the 20th century. Indeed, no other book of its type—until the appearance of Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy in 1946—met with success to match that of her best-known work, Mysticism , published in 1911. An only child, she described her early mystical insights as "abrupt experiences of the peaceful, undifferentiated plane of reality—like the 'still desert' of the mystic—in which there was no multiplicity nor need of explanation". The meaning of her experiences became a lifelong quest and a source of private angst, provoking her to research and write. More than any other person, she was responsible for reintroducing forgotten authors of medieval and Catholic spirituality to a largely Protestant audience and the lives of Eastern mystics to the English-speaking world. As a frequent guest on radio, her 1936 work The Spiritual Life was especially influential and has been transcribed from a series of broadcasts given as a sequel to those Dom Bernard Clements presented on the subject of prayer. In her obituary, The Times reported that on the subject of theology, she was "unmatched by any of the professional teachers of her day."


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"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:
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!

It is an extraordinary thought that God’s Spirit has come mightily upon us – and not just once, at our baptisms, but as with David, “from that day forward!” We each have that Spirit now –a great power which we can all upon every day. Call out that power! Come, Holy Spirit! And that Spirit, like the sun and the rain, will help the seeds which God has planted deep within us to grow and flourish.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram
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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
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