March 6, 2020
photos from the Apollo5 performance on Sunday, February 23
For all Fish Fry inquiries, contact Wayne Shirley at jwshirleyabq@gmail.com.
FISH FRY DINNERS
Fish Fry Dinners are here!!! Come by Fridays, February 28 - April 3, 4 - 7 p.m. and enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship and be sure to tell all your friends. The cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). If you want to help out at the dinners, come by the Hospitality Centers to sign-up.

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 Center. No reservations are needed for the fish fry dinners; you can purchase your ticket at the door. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 per child (10 and under). 

FISH FRY DINNER “PREPPERS” NEEDED
On Thursday afternoons during Lent, a group of volunteers (under Chef Tim's supervision) prep the veggies and fruit for the Fish Fry Dinner the next night. If you haven't been able to help at other tasks for Fish Fry, this one might be the one for you. Standing is not required.
Happenings
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS
Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8, 2020. We turn our clocks an hour forward on that morning!

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT TO KNOW, HOW TO HELP

JOLLY ELDERS
At the next meeting of Jolly Elders on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the program topic will be “The Archivist of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the UMC and 2020 Heritage Church Tour.” Learn about how the Archives office of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (NMAC) maintains the legacy of all of the scores of Methodist congregations historically located within the boundaries of the NMAC. Meet at noon in Room 245 for our shared dish dinner; after which NMAC Archivist, Reverend Will Steinsiek, will give a presentation about his duties there. What is the NMAC Historical Society all about? Each year Reverend Steinsiek leads a Heritage Church tour. For 2020 it will be August 14 -17 and will cover parts of northern NM plus parts of Colorado all the way up to Denver. Bring your own table service, a dish to share, and an attitude for fellowship. Adults of all ages are welcome!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
We are in need of a volunteer at the 8:15 service to serve communion on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Please contact Claudia Giese at cgiese@stjohns-abq.org.

THE BELLS OF ST. JOHN’S
The bell choir is looking for two ringers to join our group. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Experienced ringers are welcome or anyone who reads music and is interested in learning to play bells. We are a fun small group of the St. John's music ministry. Please contact Larry Luna at 872-0193 or luneyman@gmail.com.

2020-2021 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To ensure a slot for your child, you will need the registration forms filled out, a current shot record and the registration fee of $175 at the time of enrollment. Registration for members of St. John’s UMC & Currently Enrolled Families began on Monday, February 24. General Registration began on March 2, 2020.

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
SJP will run eight weeks of summer camps throughout June and July. This program is for children ages two through five. Registration packets are available at the preschool office.

1 CHRONICLES: THE EARLY HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND ITS TEMPLE
1 and 2 Chronicles are the history of Israel, as written by someone much more interested in music and singers than in wars and kings. In 1 and 2 Kings, we read about kings who occasionally go to the Temple. In 1 and 2 Chronicles, we read about the Temple and the singers, composers, and instruments heard there, and occasionally a king comes. Join us for a different look at the history of Israel as we study one of the lesser-read books of the Bible. Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center, or call or write Regina Hunter at 294-2877, drhunter@nmia.com, to join St. John’s largest on-going study. Study tips and scripture readings are emailed on weekdays, but we each read at a time of our own choosing.

ORIENTATION CLASS: LEARNING ABOUT ST. JOHN’S
Orientation Class: ORIENT/REORIENT: Learning about St. John’s: STARTS SOON!
What:
  Class 1: Christian Beliefs (March 8, 2020)
  Class 2: Methodist History and Beliefs (March 15, 2020)
  Class 3: St. John’s Programs and Organization (March 22, 2020)
  Class 4: Where do I fit in? What can I contribute? (March 29, 2020)
When: 12:15-1:30 PM each Sunday (lunch and childcare provided)
Where: Rooms 149/151
Who: Anyone (visitors, prospective members, new members, old members) who want to know what we believe and do as members of St. John’s congregation.
How: Interactive discussion
Contact: Jack or Carol Nuzum (jcnuzum@juno.com; 505-265-5241) Call or email Jack or Carol soon so we can plan or sign up Sunday in the Hospitality Center or Family Life Center.

EMMAUS WALKS
The Emmaus Walks for 2020 are Men's: April 30-May 3. Women's: Sept. 24-27. The Walk to Emmaus is a Christian Walk in Faith to encourage development of Christian leaders. Please contact Mike or Linn Furnish for more information. 505-884-6626
COMMON TIME CONCERT SERIES: BOULANGER & BROWNIES
Thursday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Join us for an hour of beautiful music composed by Nadia & Lili Boulanger, followed by a reception of coffee and brownies! All ages and interests in classical music welcome! The concert is free, with a free-will offering basket in the back of the sanctuary. 50% of the offering will be donated to Feed NM Kids!
Lent & Easter at St. John's
Questions? Contact Debbie at reception@stjohns-abq.org.
MID-DAY PRAYERS & COMMUNION
Wednesdays, now through April 1 at 12:00 pm in the choir room. Join Pastor Pam or Pastor Kelly for a thirty-minute mid-day prayer service in a time of drawing close to God during this Lenten season.

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
Join us during our normal worship times on Sunday, April 5 - 8:15 am (communion service), 9:30 am (contemporary service), and 11:00 am (traditional service).

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
GOOD FRIDAY - SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY TRIP
Join Pastor Pam for a spiritual journey to the stations of the Cross on Friday, April 10 at the Norbertine Community, 5825 Coors Blvd SW. Please meet at the westside parking lot at 9:30 am or at the Norbertine Community at 10:00 am.

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
Evening service at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
MOUNTAIN CATHEDRALS: Easter Sunrise Hike
Sunday, April 12, 5:45 am. We will meet in the east parking lot to carpool to the trailhead. Those familiar with the area who would like to meet at Canyon Estates Trailhead should plan to arrive there at 6:00 am. The hike is easy to moderate - 1.5 miles round trip and the pace will be leisurely; all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Hiking boots and flashlights or headlamps are encouraged; dress in layers and bring water. We will return to the church between 7:30 and 8:00 am. For more information contact Kelly Giese at kellyg@stjohns-abq.org or Mike Furnish at mdfurnish@comcast.net.
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES - SUNDAY, APRIL 12
Traditional Easter Sunday Worship:
8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am in sanctuary with choir, brass, and organ.

Abide Contemporary Worship:
9:30 am in the Family Life Center.
EASTER SUNDAY LUNCH
Second Sunday Lunch will fall on Easter this year, so come on April 12 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Family Life Center for Slow Roasted Turkey with all the Fixin's Feast. No need to drive around town for Easter lunch and break the bank. Chef Tim and his crew will cook lunch for you for just $12 for adults, $6 for 12-17 years old, $2 for 6-11 years old, and free for those under 6. Celebrate the resurrection! No reservation required. Bring your whole family for the best deal in town!
March 11
SONRISE YOUTH CHOIR
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Hey there all middle and high schoolers! Come sing with us in the Sonrise Youth Choir! We rehearse on WEDNESDAYS FROM 4:30 - 5:30 pm (as part of WNL), and we sing at the 8:15 am service on Sunday morning. For more information, email Shea at sonrisechoir@gmail.com! Find us on Instagram here: @sonrisechoir

WNL Dinner   
4:45 - 6:00 pm
You are invited to join us starting at 4:45 pm on Wednesday evenings for an ever-changing menu featuring great food. Cost scale based on age.
Menu:
March 11: chicken & rice braised in a coconut curry sauce, Little Lambs: hot dogs
March 18: corned beef & cabbage, Little Lambs: chicken tenders
March 25: Chef Tim's panko crusted meatloaf, Little Lambs: cheese quesadillas

6:00 - 7:00 pm    
Join us for our always-interesting Wednesday Night Live class from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in room 149! On March 11 we welcome the Milagro Women’s Clinic staff who will come to share about their work with women in New Mexico since 1989. Come enjoy fellowship and learning!

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Students and families, we will be continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark as part of WNL this week 6:00-7:00 pm up in Room 260. Bring your friends, parents, grandparents, and a Bible, it is an intergenerational class.

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. Suggested $5 donation goes toward disaster relief efforts. Yoga will resume on Wednesday, March 23 in Room 245.

5:15 - 7:00 pm
NewSound Children’s Choir takes place in room 231 from 5:15 - 6:00 pm. Kids’ Bible Club occurs from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. We will learn about our Bible heroes! Contact Therese at tmacali@stjohns-abq.org.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FROM 5:30-7:15PM IN ROOM 138
Youth News
ROUND TABLE LEADERS MEET THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of the month; we will have our Round Table Students Leaders meet at 9:30 am up in Room 260. The 3rd Sunday will be the Underground. 4th Sunday—Worship at Abide. 

STUDENTS SERVING THE HOMELESS THIS SUNDAY
Students instead of Solid Ground tonight, we are going to 1st UMC (315 Coal Ave SW, 87102) to serve the homeless of our community 12:30-2:30 pm. Then we will hang out at Basia Moore’s house across the street until 3:30 pm.

“I STILL BELIEVE” MOVIE TRIP
Students, we are teaming up with Christ UMC to go see the new release “I Still Believe” film about Jeremy Camp on Sunday, March 15 (opposite the Michael W. Smith Concert) @4:10 pm @Century Rio. Tickets are $10.00. You must RSVP with Jarrod by Wednesday. Meet at the theater.

FREE MICHAEL W. SMITH TICKETS
Students, we want you to join us for this epic concert so much so—we’ve taken on 100% of the cost and added FREE dinner. Limited seating; You must RSVP with Jarrod; Meet @Dions on Academy at 5:00; we will take you to the concert @Hoffmantown; Pick-up will be @9:00 pm.

SONRISE YOUTH CHOIR
Are you a middle/high schooler who loves to sing? Come make music with us on Wednesday afternoons (4:30 - 5:30 pm) and Sunday mornings at the 8:15 am service! Find us on Instagram here: instagram.com/sonrisechoir.

Learn more about our Youth programs here !
Weekly Activities

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.

FAMILY SPIRIT 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. Sundays March 8 through April 5 we will study Matt Rawle’s book, The Grace of Les Misérables. 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.

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.
Mission & Outreach
MARCH SPECIAL OFFERING: THE MILAGRO PROGRAM
The Milagro Program provides comprehensive care for pregnant women and enrolls any pregnant woman with a history of or current substance abuse issues. The team of providers can follow the women and their newborns during inpatient hospital stays, forming a treatment plan based on their specific needs.
In addition to medical services, the Milagro Program provides outpatient counseling and case management support. Through frequent follow up and a team approach to wellness, the medical, nursing, and counseling staff work together to help expecting mothers and their families transition during the prenatal and postpartum period. The Milagro Program works closely with the FOCUS program to ensure that families continue receiving comprehensive treatment services after delivery.

THE STOREHOUSE
To help serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, we're collecting the following food items during the month of March: protein-rich foods, such as canned tuna, beef, chicken, and ham; peanut butter; protein bars or granola bars; and powdered milk. Please place your donations in the collection bins located in the hospitality centers. Thank you for sharing from your abundance!

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Occasionally, we like to have "a little something extra" to give to our Mobile Food Pantry guests, so, during the month of March, we want to collect 4-roll or 6-roll packages of toilet tissue to give out to each household that visits our Mobile Food Pantry in April. In order for each household to receive a package, we'll need 50 packages! Our clients are truly grateful for everything they receive, so thank you, in advance!

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.
Prayer & Congregational Care
COUNSELING SERVICE AVAILABLE
The St. John's staff includes a licensed mental health counselor. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally with a difficult situation, counseling is available. See https://www.stjohns-abq.org/counseling-at-st-johns or contact Susan Brumbaugh at 505-506-6717 or counselor@stjohns-abq.org for more details about session and cost information.

PRAYER QUILT
Gus Lopez (friend of Donna and Bob McKeown) 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.

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 Jarrod Conyers, Congregational Care Coordinator, at jconyers@stjohns-abq.org or call 883-9717.
This Week at St. John's
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Getting Oriented

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.

LOST & FOUND
A beautiful children’s quilt was left in the Hospitality Center. If this belongs to your child and you can describe it, please contact the office.
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
Shea is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays