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This Sunday at St. John's
  • Sunday, August 7, 2022 Schedule
  • Assisting in Worship
  • Flowers
Resources: Parish Paper, Weekly Psalms & Lessons, and More
Upcoming Worship: Monday, August 8 to Sunday, August 14
New & Noteworthy
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. JOHNS
Sunday, August 7, 2022: Trinity 8

8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church
A light breakfast after this service will be available in Cranmer Hall.

9 a.m. Family Morning Prayer, Church
The nursery will be available for this service.
A light breakfast after this service will be available in Cranmer Hall.

10 a.m. Adult Sunday SchoolCranmer Hall
Fr. Dunbar’s study of Jeremiah resumes with a recap to refresh memories and orient newcomers. This class is open to any and all ages. To participate remotely, please email Margaret Nelson mnelson@stjohnssav.org for a Zoom link before Sunday.

Children & youth classes are on break until the start of the new church school year, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 11th.
 
The nursery will be available during this class time.

11 a.m. Holy Communion, Church & Facebook/YouTube
The nursery will be available for this service.
Assisting in Worship
Vestry Offering Chair
8 a.m. Mr. Arthur D. Weed
11 a.m. Mr. Charles B. Compton, Jr.
 
Usher Chair
Mr. Charles B. Compton, Jr.

Musician
Hope Metts, Soprano
 Chancel Society
Mrs. Timothy E. Coy (Dorothea),
Mrs. Jayne G. Holland
Mrs. Carter C. Hubbard, Sr. (Barbara)
Mrs. John G. Bradshaw (Sally)
Mrs. B. Ray Summerell (Melanie)
Mrs. Charles B. Compton, Jr. (Alva)
Mrs. Wiley A. Wasden III (Anna)
Mrs. Lydia Wright
The beautiful floral arrangement on the altar was offered to the glory of God this past Sunday, July 31, and distributed to the sick, sorrowing, and shut-ins.
Altar Flowers
The flowers in the Church this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Julie Backus Smith by Bill Cathcart.

And in loving memory of Alice Lee Johnson by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Mercer and family.

And in loving memory of Martha “Denny” Somoskey who died on August 4, 2020, by Frank Somoskey.

If you would like to offer flowers for the Altar, please call the Church Office at 912-232-1251. After Sunday, the flowers are delivered to the sick, sorrowing, and shut-in. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, call Margaret Wylly at 912-656-6235.
RESOURCES
UPCOMING WORSHIP
Monday – Friday, August 8 – 12
8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer, Online
 
In addition, on Monday
5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel
 
In addition, Tuesday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel
(with Holy Communion on Tuesday)
 
5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel
(with Holy Communion on Thursday)
 
In addition, on Wednesday
12 p.m. Holy Communion, Church
 
Sunday, August 14, Trinity IX
8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church
9 a.m. Family Morning Prayer, Church
10 a.m. Adult Sunday School, Cranmer
(Children & youth classes on a break.)
11 a.m. Morning Prayer, Church/Online
12:15 p.m. Coffee Hour, Green-Meldrim
 
Monday, August 15, The Dormition of Mary
8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer, Online
5 p.m. Evening Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Memorial Service Notice
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, August 6 at noon EST for Barbara Diane Stallings. Many of you will remember her contribution to the music ministry of St. John’s Church. The service will be streamed to Facebook, hosted by Crown Hill Cemetery and Funeral home in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you would like to speak or participate, please email dianestallingsmemorial@gmail.com for an optional Zoom link.
A Note about This Sunday’s Soloist
We are very pleased to have soprano Hope Metts join us while she is in town participating in the Savannah VOICE Festival’s 10th Anniversary Season (August 7-20). Hope will sing an Offertory Solo at this Sunday’s 11 a.m. Holy Communion.

Hailing from Iowa, Hope is known for her flexible, silvery voice and vivacious stage presence. She has sung in many opera roles including Rose Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene, for which she was nominated to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions. A frequent finalist at the Iowa and Central Region NATS competitions, she was named the winner of the 2021 Iowa State University Solo Competition. Additionally, she has participated in masterclasses with Baritone, Sherrill Milnes, and Bass, Morris Robinson. Hope has also studied and appeared in concert with Bass-Baritone, Simon Estes. In 2021, she was selected to be a Studio Artist with the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Studios and was a featured soloist for the program’s VOICES in the Cathedral concert in 2022. Hope is a graduate of Iowa State University and will be pursuing her masters in vocal performance at Carnegie Mellon University.
This Saturday, August 6!
First Saturdays @ Starland Yard
This weekend is our next gathering at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Starland Yard (2411 De Soto Ave, Savannah). No RSVP is required. Just plan to come and enjoy fellowship while the kids play. There will be a variety of food trucks in addition to Victtoria Pizzeria and the Yard Bar. If you haven’t had a chance to experience this venue, which opened in 2019, this is a great reason to go! If you have any questions, email Fr. Jameson.
Sunday School in August
Adult Sunday School: This Sunday, August 7, Fr. Dunbar is resuming his study of Jeremiah with a recap to refresh memories and orient newcomers. This class is open to any and all ages and meets at 10 a.m. on the 3rd floor of Cranmer Hall.
 
Children & Youth Are Off August 7 to Sept. 4: Children & youth will have a break until the start of the new church school year, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 11.
Low Country Boil in September!
Second Sunday Suppers
Second Sunday Suppers are a great opportunity to meet fellow parishioners. We hold them once a month at various locations in and around the Savannah area and encourage anyone new to St. John’s to attend.

  • August 14 (Ardsley Park) Barbara & Carter Hubbard and Lee & Cathy Belford will host.
  • Sept. 11 (Wilmington Island) Will feature a low country boil by hosts Bill & Barbara Strickland.
  • Oct. 9 (Downtown Savannah) David & Lucinda Schultz and Fr. Hunt will host.

If you are interested in attending any of these dates, call the Church office at (912) 232-1251 for details.
August's book is Miss Pym Disposes.
Next Faith & Fiction Meets August 17
The next gathering of faith + fictiona group that meets for theological reflection on a work of fiction, led by Fr Jameson and Heather Cross will be Wednesday, August 17. For August, we will read Josephine Tey’s novel, Miss Pym Disposes (1946). A female psychologist is roped into investigating a murder at her alma mater. This witty and nuanced story offers satisfying character studies alongside the moral and theological exercise of a mystery. Copies are available for purchase at E. Shaver Books.

For information or to register, contact Fr. Jameson.
Fr. Jameson’s Discretionary Fund
We continue to receive many requests for assistance this summer, which draws from Fr. Jonathan Jameson’s clergy discretionary fund — monies set aside for use at his discretion for charitable purposes, especially helping parishioners and non-parishioners in need. If you would like to help replenish this fund, please make checks to St. John’s and write “Fr. Jameson’s Discretionary Fund” in the memo. All donations are tax-deductible.
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