Weekly Disciple
April 26, 2019
Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm
Come and support our youth!
Mark your calendars for this spectacular musical presentation by our very own Sonrise Youth Choir in the St. John's Sanctuary! This will be a benefit for Feed NM Kids, a non-profit organization aimed to ending childhood hunger in New Mexico. Please join us for this event! Read more about Feed NM Kids here .
There will be an offering before and after the concert, as well as a food drive. Please bring items from the above list!!
Join us for worship this Sunday!
Current Sermon Series: "The Radical Sayings of Jesus"
8:15 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Luke 24:13-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Walk to Emmaus
13  Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles [ a ]  from Jerusalem,  14  and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  15  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them,  16  but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.  17  And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad.  18  Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?”  19  He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,  20  and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him.  21  But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place.  22  Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning,  23  and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.  24  Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.”  25  Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!  26  Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?”  27  Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, April 26th
Lord, please be with us and guide us as we look for new staff members. 
Saturday, April 27th
God please bless our current staff members as they serve St. John's and our Christian community.
Sunday, April 28th
God please bless the youth choir as they perform their musical.
Monday, April 29th
God please bless the missionaries we support. Give them continual strength and comfort for these difficult situations.
Tuesday, April 30th
God, send comfort and healing to all families affected by the Sir Lanka bombings.
Wednesday, May 1st
God we ask that you shine your bright light and expose all untruths.
Thursday, May 2nd
May God bless all planning going on at St. John's.

Over the course of the approximately 6 weeks required to complete the installation the plan is to never leave the church unprotected. I.e. when the installation crew leaves for the day, the fire alarm will be functional. All areas of the church will be affected, and activities during the workday will have to accommodate the Heights Security System workers. Heights is making every effort to minimize impact on church activities. During the first 8-10 days of the installation spools of cable will be coned off in the halls.

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

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 am
Here's your chance to meet and greet Gil Flores, our new Contemporary Worship Leader. Gil will be sharing a bit about his life and his music ministry in room 241. All women are invited, and please bring a friend or guest!

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.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED - Friday, May 3 at 10:00 am
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women's group, will meet for their annual May Friendship Day celebration and luncheon at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd NE. The theme will be "The Time is Now! Agree to Differ". Coffee fellowship will begin at 10:00, followed by the worship program with a speaker from Family Promise. The program will be followed by the luncheon. The cost is $10/person. Reservations need to be made with Barbara Bailie at 249-5496 or email her at bbailie60@msn.com Join us!

WINGS FOR LIFE BANQUET - Friday May 10 at 5:00 pm
Wings for LIFE International celebrates our 24th anniversary with a celebratory auction here at the St. Johns UMC Family Life Center beginning at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Dinner tickets are $25, or reserve a table of ten for $324. You can purchase tickets online at WingsforLIFEinternational.org or call (505) 291-6412.

STAMP OUT HUNGER - Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 pm
Coming up is the annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank. St. John's will be providing a team of ten workers to sort incoming non-perishable food donations, as the mail carriers deliver them. This year, we're assigned to work at the Airport Mail Facility Post Office, 2100 George Road SE, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. If you'd like to help, please sign up in the Hospitality Center. Only ten volunteers are needed. Thank you!

In 1988 the congregation of St. John's established an Endowment Foundation to accept the gifts of cash, estates, securities, etc. to invest in the future.  What a great idea that has proven to be. To date, the foundation has been able to use the earnings from these endowments to distribute approximately $925,000.00 to support the various program ministries, enable pastor housing, and improve church facilities.
Would you like to be part of this legacy? One way is to remember St. John's in your will or estate plan. Your gifts will go to our foundation to be invested and earnings will be distributed to support our church of today and tomorrow. Check out our work and history by picking up a brochure, or contacting Janice McCrary, Executive Director at 883-9717.

POLO OUTING - Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am
We've arranged for a guided tour of "Brain: The Inside Story", at the Museum of Science and Natural History. If you're a POLO (person of leisure and others), we invite you to join us! The cost is $6.00 per person, and depending on interest, we may arrange for lunch at a nearby restaurant, afterward. Please sign up and pay in the hospitality center by May 19th, and indicate your interest in a group luncheon.

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.

St. John's will be hosting families from May 19 - 26. Volunteers with a variety of skill sets needed. We needs meal providers, evening conversationalists, people who can sleep at the church, and shifts on Saturday, May 25. Please stop by the Hospitality Center and the Abide service to sign up from April 21 - May 12. There will also be a Volunteer Orientation, or refresher meeting, on Tuesday, May 7th in RM 149/151 from 6-7pm. If you have questions contact Linn Furnish by phone or email 505-884-6626 or swimsew@comcast.net OR Jenn Shields by phone or email 505-450-9978 or jennshields200@yahoo.com.

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.
Something for everyone!                   May 1 (last of the Spring)
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.

  • May 1 (last WNL for Spring): Chef's Choice Menu: Something for Everyone
  • Little Lambs: Chicken Tenders

WNL CLASS - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Please join us for a dynamic final Wednesday Night Live!

A study of the Gospel of St. John continues for one more Wednesday night! Join us in room 258.

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.

NEWSOUND CHILDREN'S CHOIR takes place in room 231 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Contact Therese at newsound@stjohns-abq.org
KIDS' BIBLE CLUB takes place on Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Come play, sing, and learn about our Bible heroes from in rooms 248 and 236.
Youth News
The rising class of 5th graders AND their parents will join us for their first official youth group experience, just after the Sonrise Concert, though they will continue in their usual choir & Sunday School classes until the Fall. We are so excited for you to join!
Seniors, and Senior families, please make sure you send in your 5 things in to Jarrod for Baccalaureate happening on May 19 . The deadline is passed…

Summer Parent Meeting Next week. Parents of all students from rising 6th Graders to upcoming Graduates, join us before youth group next week, Sunday May 5 from 3:30-4:00 pm (No Sonrise) we plan to roll out the Summer Calendar and discuss other future ministry happenings.

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.

SOLID GROUND YOUTH GROUP - Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
In our life, God desires to provide us a sure and safe place to stand that is rooted in his love and the promises of His Word. Solid Ground is our youth group of young people Mid-High through Senior High. We gather Sunday nights for worship, games, testimonies, fun, fellowship, and a short challenge from the Word of God. For information about joining contact Jarrod at jconyers@stjohns-abq.org.

Download the Youth Activities Calendar here.
Weekly Activities

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.
Join us for To Mars and Beyond- Vacation Bible School June 17-21! More information and sign up available here .
Mission & Outreach

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 .

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.

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.

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!

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
Pam Lee (friend of Jan and Marsan Rood) is the recipient of the prayer quilt hanging in the Hospitality Center.
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.
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.
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
St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque seeks an energetic and creative individual to lead vibrant children's and family ministry. Individual should have strong organizational skills, ability to recruit and empower volunteers, and extensive prior experience in Christian Education and children's ministry. Bachelor's degree in education or related field preferred.  Email cover letter, résumé, and references to Matthew Greer at  mgreer@stjohns-abq.org . Application deadline is April 22, and position begins July 1.

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.
Contact Us
(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