St John the Evangelist Parish
November 7, 2018
Discussion Series
Don't miss the first talk in our 4-part series! TONIGHT!
This one is called "Why do we have faith?  Why are we Catholic? (Because sometimes it's hard!)"   Whether you are someone who is secure in your answers to these questions, someone who is questioning, or someone who is floundering, you need to be here!  Let's talk as a community about some of the challenges we face as Catholics and all of the reasons why we're here and from which we draw strength.  Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 in the parish admin building. 
There will be wine!
Job Opening
As many of you know, our Receptionist/Admin Assistant extraordinaire Evie Pinkerman has retired. We are now trying to fill her shoes. We are looking for someone who has great people and organizational skills and would enjoy working in a vibrant Parish environment. 
Click here for a more detailed description
Please email a cover letter and resume to Dani D'Amelio at: 
ddamelio@stjohnsea.org 
or mail to 106 N 79th St Seattle, WA 98103

SERVICE TRIP to Sedro-Wooley is SAT., NOV. 17
The meal-making service trip to Burlington is almost full.  We have spots for a couple more people.  If you have signed up, be prepared to meet on November 17 at 7:00 a.m. on the St. John parking lot.  Please bring a
water bottle and a sack lunch. 
We'll leave at 7:30 a.m. and return around 4:00 pm.  Please contact Kristin Kent for more information or to sign up:  kkent@stjohnsea.org  
 
Continuing Events: Discussion Series
 
December 6, 7:00 pm in the admin building: 
"Prayer Life / Spiritual Life:  What works for you?"
Please mark your calendars for what is sure to be an informative and entertaining evening.  Start Advent in the right frame of mind!
 
January 10, 7:00 pm in the admin building: 
Come for a talk on Catholic social teaching and service.

St John Family Rosary/Prayer Group

Objectives:
1. Increase the engagement of our families, especially our children, in the Catholic faith through prayer, devotions, and network with other families with children and the same concerns.
2. Pray for our children and families.
3. Pray with our children and families.

We meet once a month on a Saturday to pray the Rosary, followed by a potluck and discussion.

Our next rosary meeting is Sat., Nov. 10th in Egan Hall at 6pm. 

Interested in knowing more? Contact:
Olga Sala: salatorra@yahoo.com
Shalini Pereira: Shalini.Russnak@gmail.com
Vet day Mass CC
We will be celebrating Veterans Day at all Masses 
November 10th and 11th.
 
Come celebrate Veterans Day to honor our living and deceased friends and relatives who have and are currently serving in our Armed Forces.
 
This year we are suggesting those being honored wear an award or decoration that you feel is appropriate. We are also asking everyone to bring a friend or relative who is currently serving or has served in the past to Mass. If your loved one is no longer with us please bring a framed photo to one of our three Masses.
The sacrament of Confirmation for North Seattle Deanery Youth
will be celebrated in 2019 at:
St. Catherine Parish, May 11 at 5:00 pm
St. Mark Parish, May 15 at 7:00 pm
ALL St John teens who will be 16 by May 2019 are invited to join!
 
We will host a Family Information Night on
November 13th at 7pm in the church. (New location)
Registration forms are online here: https://nseattlecatholicyouth.org/confirm-prep-reg
 
Preparation classes will start in January and be hosted at two parishes. Confirmation candidates will have their choice of class time & location:
Option 1: St. Mark's Parish, Tuesdays at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Option 2: Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Saturday mornings 11am-12:30pm.

For more information contact Julia Rudden at jrudden@stjohnsea.org
The M ake-Up Sessions for this year's 
State of the Parish presentations will be:
 
Wednesday 11/14 at 8:45 AM in Egan Hall
Thursday 11/15 at 7:00 PM in the Church.
 
Please remember to be considered an In-Parish school family from  January 1, 2019 to  December 31, 2019 you are required to attend one of the presentations.  
 
Please contact Mary Wiseman at mwiseman@stjohnsea.org if you have any questions
 
Thank you







Questions About the Catholic Faith?
Seeking Answers About the Church?
Our Door is Open!
 
Here at St John, we meet once a month, on the second Wednesday, with those interested in learning more about Catholicism, about our church, and about our faith. The meetings are casual, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, and are open to all!

The next meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm.  
We will meet in the new Admin Building (former Rectory).
 
Check out our website for more information about 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)  bit.ly/BecomeCatholic
 
Questions? Contact Julia Rudden:  jrudden@stjohnsea.org  

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Let's go to the Skagit Valley & make a big meal!  
Here's a  service opportunity for us, St. John.  The Tri-city Food Bank that hosts our kids for the youth migrant camp trip every summer is looking for help on Saturday, November 17 (note date correction).  The plan is to leave St. John around 7:30 am, drive to Burlington, help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for some 400 needy people, and return home around 4 pm.  Jose, the dynamic leader of the Youth Migrant Project, is looking for anywhere from 5 to 30 volunteers.  So we'll take the first 30 who sign up.  It's bound to be a beautiful and meaningful Saturday.  
Please email Kristin Kent if you're interested:    kkent@stjohnsea.org
Click here for a pdf version of the flyer.
 
I'm coming to the end of my year of Bible reading, following the Bible in One Year app by the Alpha folks.  In the course of my Bible reading, I found Proverbs to be a strange book.  It seems to me that the proverbs in Proverbs fall into two categories, obvious and useless.  Now that thought worries me.  Another way to say it is, there are proverbs I understand and proverbs I don't.  While browsing in an Amazon book store recently, I found a book titled God's Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs, by Timothy and Kathy Keller.  Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and author of several widely read books on faith.  I'm hoping to learn the wisdom of Proverbs from a wise teacher.
 
As students often are, I'm impatient to get to the 'answer'.  So, while I plan to work my way through Keller's book over the next year, I turned first to the last day's devotion in Keller's book, figuring I would find his ultimate wisdom nugget there.  Here's the money paragraph, written as a prayer:
 
"Lord, I have learned that wisdom is only a by-product of wanting something more than wisdom -- to see God!  Aim at knowing you, and you get wisdom thrown in.  Aim just at wisdom -- in order to be successful -- and you get neither.  At last I see it.  It took me long enough.  I praise you for your patience with me.  Amen."
 
Or, in the words of one of our hymns, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things will be given unto you, Allelu, Alleluia.
 
If you have a prayer nugget you'd like to share, email Bill Marty, bill@takenroad.com.  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Photo credit:  Dennis Jarvis

Saint Therese of Lisieux
(1873 - 1897)
Feast: October 1st