Weekly Disciple
April 5, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
Current Sermon Series: "The Radical Sayings of Jesus"
8:15 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Matthew 7:21-23
Concerning Self-Deception
21  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.  22   On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’  23   Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’
MIDDAY LENTEN SERVICES
Wednesdays in Lent at 12:00 pm
This Wednesday will be our final midday Lenten service! Come be refreshed by a short weekly service of prayer, singing, and meditation. All are welcome.
LENTEN SPECIAL OFFERING
For the month of April, we will be supporting many local ministries including the Food Pantry, Family Promise, St. Martin’s Hopeworks, Wesley House at UNM, Asbury Pie Caf é , Silver Horizons, and many others! As part of your Lenten discipline, please give generously.
Join us Saturday, April 13 at 5pm for Jazz Vespers, a monthly, informal worship service that includes some of New Mexico's best professional jazz musicians. April 13 will include special guest, trumpeter Christine Fawson.
WAYS WE CAN SERVE
See what’s happening in April for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy or download here .
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Church is looking for volunteers willing to sit at the front desk and answer the phone Monday thru Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Please contact Debbie at reception@stjohns-abq.org or 883-9717.
Happenings

JOLLY ELDERS - Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 pm
Join the Jolly Elders as Doug Arrington and his Joy Singers cheer us with old time camp meeting favorites. We’ll meet at noon for a shared dish lunch, then enjoy the program. Bring a dish to share and your own table service, and meet us in Rm 245. Adults of all ages are welcome.

MEMORY CAFÉ - Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 pm
We will be Celebrating Spring by decorating flower pots and planting tender blossoms to take home! We will be enjoying a Frolicking April Sing Along with Barb Whitaker! Loren Keller will host a group table game entitled "Tell Us a Memory". Finally, Sharon Jenson will lead us in helpful chair exercises! This month will be sweet and simple but fun!

T OMÉ HILL PILGRIMAGE NEXT WEEK - Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 pm
Students and any other adventurous adult that would like to join us and caravan with us to our Palm Sunday hike up Tomé Hill, meet us in the FLC next Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 pm. Bring a sack dinner, bottle of water, sunscreen, and good shoes; It is steep. We will be back by 7:30 pm.

EASTER SUNDAY LUNCH - Sunday, April 21 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Second Sunday lunch has been moved to Easter this month. No need to drive around town for Easter Lunch and break the bank. Chef Time and his crew will cook slow roasted turkey with all the fixin’s feast for you and the family! $12 for adults, $6 for 12-17 years old, $2 for 6-11 years old, and children under 6 eat for free! No reservation required.

SONRISE CHOIR CONCERT - Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm
Mark your calendars for this spectacular musical presentation by our very own Sonrise Youth Choir in the St. John's Sanctuary!

CONFIRMATION PRAYER PARTNERS
St. John’s—2019 marks the year of our next Confirmation Class! We have a great group of four exceptional students, and we want to pair each student up with an established member of St. John’s to be a Prayer Partner. Please email Jarrod if you would like to join in: jconyers@stjohns-abq.org

WALKS TO EMMAUS
Consider the possibilities for Christian growth in a 72-hour dedicated weekend! The Men's Walk will be May 2 - 5. Please contact Linn or Mike Furnish (884-6626) if interested. There will also be a Women's Walk September 19 - 22.

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK
Calling all nurses and medical professionals! Who are you and what service do you attend?? We'd like to celebrate all nurses and medical professionals during National Nurse's Week: May 6-12, 2019. Please let us know who you are by contacting Linn Furnish RN Parish Nurse at 884-6626 or swimsew@comcast.net.

USHERS NEEDED
We have a need for ushers for the sanctuary services. Ushers are on teams that serve for a month and then are off two months. Anyone interested please call or email Hunt Look at mapalook@comcast.net or 768-7013.

WANTED: EGGS & CANDY
Plastic eggs and individually wrapped candies are needed for our annual community egg hunt on April 20! If you can help, please drop them by the church office during the week, or the Hospitality Center on Sunday. And thank you!

STRESS BUSTING PROGRAM FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
Family Caregivers, FREE Classes and Support! Do you provide care for a loved one with a chronic illness? Program focuses on education, support, problem-solving skills, and stress management for family caregivers of people with a chronic illness. Ongoing, 9-week 90-minute, FREE classes.

For more information, please contact: Director of the Program, Sharon Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN at 830-377-1484, slewis2@unm.edu or St. John’s members Linn Furnish, RN, Parish Nurse, at 505-884-6626, swimsew@comcast.net, or Carol Dolan RN, MSN, at 505-235-6206, carold@lobo.net.

READING OUR BIBLE TOGETHER AT ST. JOHN’S
What Must I Do to be Saved?
St. John’s daily email Bible study will tackle this age-old question. In Part 1, we’ll look at what the Bible says about whom God wants to save. “Reading Our Bible Together” originated in 2007 at St. John’s and is our largest continuing Bible study. A scripture passage and a brief study tip are distributed to most participants by email five days a week. We each read at a time and place of our own choosing. Answers to reader questions and other supplements occasionally come out on Saturdays. To receive daily study tips by email, write or call Regina Hunter at drhunter@nmia.com or 294-2877.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Something for everyone!                   April 10
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE DINNER
You are invited to join us beginning at 4:45 pm on Wednesday evenings for an always-changing menu featuring great food. Cost scale based on age.

Menu:

  • April 10: Breakfast for dinner: Crepes, Pancakes, and Bacon
  • Little Lambs: Cheese Quesadillas

  • April 17: NO WNL DURING HOLY WEEK​

  • April 24: Fresh Cool Chicken Salad or Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Little Lambs: Hot Dogs
  • May 1 (last WNL for Spring): Chef's Choice Menu: Something for Everyone
  • Little Lambs: Chicken Tenders


OPERATION HOGAR WRAP-UP - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Members of the 2018 Operacion Hogar team will share pictures from their November trip to Mexico to build a home for a family in need, and they'll give us a glimpse at their plans for a 2019 trip!

April 17 -- Holy Week. No WNL activities, but the prayer labyrinth will be set up in the Family Life Center.

GOSPEL OF JOHN BIBLE STUDY – 6:00-7:00 pm
A study of the Gospel of St. John continues on Wednesday nights! Join us in room 258.

MOVE FOR STILLNESS YOGA – 6:00-7:00 pm
Take a deep breath and enjoy a space of movement and stillness with yoga instructor Alli Newsom from 6:00-7:00 pm. This is a gentle class geared for beginners and for experienced yogis looking for a gentle practice. Laughter and community building are encouraged. Suggested $5 donation goes toward disaster relief efforts.

FOR THE KIDDOS AGES 3 AND UP...
NEWSOUND CHILDREN'S CHOIR takes place in room 231 from 5:15-6:00 pm. Contact Therese at newsound@stjohns-abq.org
KIDS' BIBLE CLUB is back each Wednesday. Come play, sing, and learn about our Bible heroes from 6:00-7:00 pm in rooms 248 and 236.
Youth News
DR. SEUSS THEME NIGHT TODAY
All Students—Tonight is our next epic Theme Night. Come to Solid Ground dressed up as a character or object from the world of Dr Seuss as we play games and have fun with our dynamic theme.
ROUND TABLE LEADERS MEET TODAY
Today is the 1st Sunday of the month and we will have our Round Table Students Leaders meet at 9:30 am up in Room 258. Same next week. Underground is done for the Spring. 4th Sunday—Worship at Abide.

CONFIRMATION TODAY
We continue our journey through Confirmation after being off last week; Join us at 10:45 am as usual.

SONRISE YOUTH CHOIR
Love to sing? Come join the Sonrise Youth Choir! We meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 pm right before Solid Ground Youth Group. We perform in worship on Sunday mornings at the 8:15 am service! For more information, contact Shea at SonriseChoir@gmail.com

Download the Youth Activities Calendar here.
Weekly Activities

HOLY YOGA - Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 9:45 am
Do you ever get restless trying to pray while sitting still? Try praying through movement! Holy Yoga meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm, and every Thursday morning at 9:45 am. Tuesday's classes are a restful and restorative end to the day. Thursday's classes are more active, intended to energize and uplift for the day ahead. Beginners are welcome at both classes. All gear is provided - bring a mat if you have one that you like (otherwise, we have lots of mats!), and wear clothes that you can move comfortably in. Tuesday's class is a suggested $5 donation that goes toward the purchase of gear and supplies. Thursday's class is free and includes free childcare.
 
We will be joining together with Asbury UMC for our Tuesday night classes, making Holy Yoga a joint ministry between the two churches. Classes will be located as follows:
Questions? Contact Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org .

TAI CHI - Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Family Life Center
It’s a great time to join the Tai Chi class. Tai Chi does not require physical fitness or coordination and may be done standing or seated with some modification. All age groups are welcome. No special clothing or equipment is required. Contact kathleen_sta@yahoo.com or 220-4814.

COFFEE TALK
Our Friday Coffee Talk with Associate Pastor Melissa Madara will take place at 1:00-3:00 pm at Epiphany Espresso (3600 Cutler Ave). All are welcome to come for coffee and informal conversation about whatever YOU want!

FAMILY SPIRIT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS - Sundays at 9:30 am
The Family Spirit Class meets at 9:30 am Sunday on the second floor in the education wing across from the youth room. We will have a six-week study of Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus , beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, March 10. The book is available from Cokesbury or at Amazon. Discussion questions will be provided weekly as well as a video clip for class discussion. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Doug Sweet if you have questions at 554-6047.

MOPS
Know any moms of young children (birth through Kindergarten) who are in need of a place to connect, vent, relax, and decompress? Invite them to join us! We meet every first and third Wednesday from 10-noon upstairs in rooms 245/257. Childcare is provided. Questions? Contact Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org.
VBS REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Join us for To Mars and Beyond- Vacation Bible School June 17-21! More information and sign up available here .
Lenten Fish Fry
For all information pertaining to the Fish Fry, contact Wayne at jwshirleyabq@gmail.com.

Fridays, now until April 12, 4 - 7 pm, so mark your calendars! Cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). For all information pertaining to the Fish Fry contact Wayne at jwshirleyabq@gmail.com.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
If you want to help out at the dinners, sign up at the Hospitality Centers on Sunday or on-line at https://bit.ly/FFhelp19. We especially need help with setting tables early afternoon on Fridays. There is also need for a Music Coordinator to welcome guest musicians and make sure they have what they need
 
ADVANCED TICKET SALES
Advanced tickets are a great way to invite friends, family and neighbors to visit St. John's! Tickets are available for purchase at the Hospitality Centers on Sundays. 
 
FIRST RESPONDER TICKET SALES
Purchase fish fry dinner tickets as a donation for the first responders (police and fire) who serve in the St. John's area, in the Hospitality Centers.
Mission & Outreach

UNM WESLEY HOUSE
Can you provide a meal for the students before Bible Study on a Tuesday night
sometime before May 2019? To sign up go to: http://bit.ly/unmwesley.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Our Mobile Food Pantry provides food for approximately 50 households each month, and our food pantry guests have become very special to us, over the years. Therefore, throughout April, we're collecting 6-roll packages of toilet tissue as a little "bonus" for these special guests. Please add toilet tissue to your shopping list, and place your donations in the shopping carts. We appreciate your generosity!

SILVER HORIZONS
Our April food collection will benefit Silver Horizons, a non-profit organization that distributes, and sometimes delivers, free groceries to low-income seniors, some of whom may be homebound and/or caring for grandchildren.  Silver Horizons is always very appreciative of our donations, so in April, let's make a big effort to collect non-perishable food items, such as: canned meats; peanut butter; hearty soups; and powdered milk. Please place your donations in the shopping carts.  Thanks!
Prayer & Congregational Care
PRAYER QUILT
Janice Washington (friend of Melanie and Jim Amend) is the recipient of the prayer quilt hanging in the Hospitality Center.
YOU MATTER TO US!
A person may be hospitalized or have another crisis in their life, and St. John’s may not know. Please call 883-9717 or the Emergency Pastor Contact Number at 331-8121.
PRAYER SHAWLS
If you know someone in need of comfort, healing, or encouragement, please consider giving them a shawl or lap robe that has been made with prayer. These can be found in the Hospitality Center.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE
If you would like someone to visit, call, or pray for a loved one or for yourself, please write to Claudia Giese, Congregational Care Coordinator, at cgiese@stjohns-abq.org or call 883-9717 ext. 128.
Getting Oriented
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL/NURSERY
A Sunday nursery is available for young children in Room 138. See “This Week at St. John’s” for children’s Sunday School class locations.
ONLINE GIVING
You can give to the church electronically by using a debit or credit card. Click the link below, or visit the Giving Page on the church website and follow the simple instructions found there.
Siyahamba (8:15 am)
Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni kwenkos.

We are marching in the light of God
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (11:00 am)
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Isaac Watts
Contact Us
www.stjohns-abq.org
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org