Weekly Disciple
March 15, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
New Sermon Series: "The Radical Sayings of Jesus"
8:15 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Mark 10:17-22 (8:15 & 11:00)
The Rich Man
17  As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  18  Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.  19  You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’”  20  He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.”  21  Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”  22  When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.



Luke 6:27-36 (9:30)
Love for Enemies
27  “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  28  bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  29  If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.  30  Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.  31  Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32  “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.  33  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.  34  If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  35  But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.  36  Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
VBS REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Join us for To Mars and Beyond- Vacation Bible School June 17-21! More information and sign up available here .
COFFEE TALK
Time Change
Beginning Friday, March 22, our Friday Coffee Talk with Associate Pastor Melissa Madara will move to 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!
FOUND RING
A ring has been found in the church building! If you are missing your ring please email Debbie at reception@stjohns-abq.org with a description and where you may have left it!
Happenings

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.


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. Next classes start March 26.

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.


CREATIVITY FOR PEACE - Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm
On March 27 during the WNL time there will be a presentation, by “Creativity for Peace” board members Lamia Faruki and Tony Gerlicz. Each summer, CFP brings together 8 Israeli and 8 Palestinian high school age young women, and trains them in leadership and conflict resolution, among many other things. CFP believes peace in that region of the Middle East will come through the women. It will be a fascinating talk. None of this is easy, simply getting permission from the Israeli government for these girls to come to the US for this purpose is a true challenge, and permission is usually delayed until the last moment, and sometimes not granted at all. In each bedroom is a Palestinian and an Israeli young woman, and the fear of sleeping in the same room as your enemy is overwhelming, but they make it work. It is a huge undertaking, and very worthwhile.

SWEET ASSURANCE
Sweet Assurance is a women’s choir that sings periodically throughout the year. The next time we sing is at the 11:00 am service on Sunday, April 7th. We will rehearse on Wednesdays March 27 and April 3, both from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Come sing with us!

CASA ESPERANZA DINNER - Monday, April 1
NO FOOLIN', St. John's needs volunteers and food donations to provide dinner to the families staying at Casa Esperanza during a difficult season in their lives. Please stop by the Hospitality Center and Abide Service to sign up, March 17 - 31. Thank you for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978.


MEN’S SPRING BIBLE STUDY: Proverbs & Ecclesiastes
The philosophy of Proverbs is basically, “Behave and all will be well.” The philosophy of Ecclesiastes is basically, “All is meaningless and the chasing after the wind.” Hmmm. What is scripture trying to tell us?! Reality may be more complicated than we like to think…

Come to the Men’s Spring Bible Study and dive into this quandary. We will meet on Mondays from April 1-May 6. 2019, at either 10 AM or 7 PM. Discussions are always lively especially comparing these two books.

Sign up in the Hospitality Center and pick up a reading list or contact teacher Jack Nuzum at jcnuzum@juno.com.


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!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Something for everyone!                   March 20
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. This week: Appetizer Bar - Lil' Smokies, Empanadas, Dips and Popovers.

PAM ROWLEY ON PRAYER -
6:00-7:00 pm
For March 13 & 20, Pastor Pam will be leading a two week course during the WNL time on utilizing the prayer wheel during your personal daily devotional time. If you'd like a book ordered for you, sign up in the Hospitality 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 therese.macali@gmail.com
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
UNDERGROUND SUNDAY
All 3rd , 4th, and 5th Graders, be ready. Today is the next gathering of our monthly Jr. youth group during Sunday school at 9:30 am. All students and children go to your usual Sunday classroom and we will come get you.
CCYM CAMP REGISTRATIONS
Sr. High: CCYM Camp (March 29-31) is coming up and the online registrations are open! Please go to the camp’s website to log-in/create an account, and register: http://sacramentoassembly.campbrainregistration.com  The cost is $140, & scholarships are available.

THIRD SUNDAY YOUTH AFTER PARTIES: Sr High Afterglow & Mid High
McDonald’s will happen at the conclusion of Solid Ground Tonight at 6:00 pm. Stay after for food, fellowship, and fun.
CONFIRMATION TODAY
We continue our journey through Confirmation after being off last week; Join us at 10:45 am as usual. Parent’s make sure you fill out the Parent info sheet and interview your student(s).

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!

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:
Feb 26 - St. John's
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.

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.
Lenten Fish Fry
For all information pertaining to the Fish Fry, contact Wayne at jwshirleyabq@gmail.com.

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS
Yes, it is almost that time again!! Fish Fry Dinners are on Fridays, March 8 - April 12, 4 - 7 pm, so be sure to mark your calendars! The cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). The menu will remain the same.

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.

ADVANCED TICKET SALES
Once again, we will offer the opportunity for the congregation to purchase advanced fish fry dinner tickets as gifts for people you would like to invite. These tickets will be available at the Hospitality Centers on Sundays beginning February 10. No reservations are needed for the fish fry dinners.

FIRST RESPONDER TICKET SALES
St. John's congregation can purchase fish fry dinner tickets as a donation for the first responders (police and fire) who serve in the St. John's area. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in the Hospitality Centers on Sunday.

MUSIC COORDINATOR NEEDED
Musicians are already scheduled. Need someone to welcome guest musicians each Friday evening and make sure they have what they need.
Mission & Outreach

WAYS WE CAN SERVE
See what’s happening in March for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality
Center to pick up your copy or download here .

MARCH SPECIAL OFFERING: Operation Hogar
Many families in Juarez, Mexico are in need of shelter. You can help meet this need by contributing to the cost of a house, roughly $3000. Or you could even join a team that goes to Mexico for five days and actually helps build the house along side Methodists from Mexico and the family that will live in the house.

Vance Behr has done both and will be happy to give you more information. Call him at 505-300-6320. Please help with this important mission.

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.

THE STOREHOUSE
Our food collection, in March, will support The Storehouse. We'll accept any non-perishable food donations, but let's focus on the following items which are always appreciated: canned meats, such as tuna, ham, and chicken; canned pasta containing meat; and hearty soups in all varieties. Peanut butter is also always in demand. Please place your donations in the shopping carts. Thank you!
Prayer & Congregational Care
PRAYER QUILT
Nick and Dawn Valliant (friends of Cathy Rypma-Dixon) are the recipients 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.

MARCH PRAYER CALENDAR
Find your copy of the March Prayer calendar at the Hospitality Center or download here !

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. Visit the Giving Page on the church website and follow the simple instructions found there.
Just As I Am
Just as I am - without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - though toss'd about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am - of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
-O Lamb of God, I come!

Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871)
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