Weekly Disciple
May 24, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
"Amazing Grace"
8:15 am and 11:00 am
Matthew 19:16-26
The Rich Young Man
16 Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”  17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”  18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;  19 Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  20 The young man said to him, “I have kept all these; [ a ] what do I still lack?”  21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”  22 When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven.  24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”  25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?”  26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

9:30 am
1 Samuel 3:1-11
Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room;  the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.  Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!”  and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.  The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”  Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.  The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy.  Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”  11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle.
Sunday, May 26
8:00 am - 12:45 pm
Every fourth Sunday of the month! Come and get your delicious omelettes made to order from over twenty choices of ingredients. In the SonShine Café, cost is only $5!
A Message from the Finance Committee
Click here to download a quarterly update from our hard-working Finance Committee!
Weekly Prayer Calendar
May 24th
Prayers for God to heal those who are suffering with physical illness.

May 25th
Prayers for God to heal those who are suffering from mental problems. 

May 26th
Prayers for God to heal those who are grieving from loss.

May 27th
Prayers for God to provide safe travel.

May 28th
Prayers for God to bless and provide for our missionary Nadona Chicomb in the Congo. 

May 29th
Prayers for God to bless students this summer. 

May 30th
Prayers for God to bless our families that they will grow in love and understanding.  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? Point 2: You Can Reject God’s Plan for Your Salvation 
Our email Bible study will now examine the scriptural support for the idea that some people reject God’s plan for salvation. Why? And what is God’s response? Wesleyan doctrine teaches that God’s grace makes salvation freely available to everyone, but the same grace gives us free will. Consequently, we can reject salvation if we so choose, although this option is  not recommended ! Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center, or email Regina Hunter, drhunter@nmia.com, for daily readings and study tips.

Over the course of the approximately 11 weeks required to complete the installation the plan is to never leave the church unprotected. 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

Children & Families needs two tablets that can connect to the internet, used or new. If you have one to donate please contact Therese Macali at newsound@stjohns-abq.org.

All ladies of the church are invited to join us for our annual Spring brunch at Weck's restaurant, 3913 Louisiana NE. Plan to meet at the restaurant at 9:30 a.m. and we'll order from the menu. Please RSVP to Carol Wiggins, by May 27th, at carolmwiggins@aol.com or 256-3938. We'd love to have you join us for this fun fellowship!

CLEANUP DAY - Moved to Saturday, June 1!
The Trustees invite everyone to join us for a St John’s Spring Cleanup Day. Tasks that need to be addressed include: FLC entrance cleanup, church office, cleaning scuff marks, dusting, washing windows, pulling weeds, repair chain link fence, etc. There will be an indoor and an outdoor crew. Bring your tools and cleaning supplies! There are sign-up sheets in the Welcome Center and a Trustee to answer any questions! Pam Pitcher will be in charge of inside plants, Paul Chandler, Jay Mason and Norm Falk for the outside work and Janice in charge of inside cleaning work.

NAME TAG SUNDAY - Sunday, June 2
Wear your name tag or stop by the name tag table and make one!

Church Women United, an ecumenical women’s gathering, will be meeting at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite St. NE. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 am, followed by the program at 10:00. Dodie Hawkins of NM Interfaith Power and Light will present “Methane: The Unseen Enemy”. A collection of school supplies will be taken for the APS Title 1 Homeless Project. Questions? Contact Amy Costales at 867-4207. Come and bring a friend!

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. Thank you for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978.

For the second year in a row, New Mexico-West Texas Annual Conference is being held in Albuquerque, and there are several meal events to be held at St. John's and catered by Chef Tim and the St. John's Food Ministry. The Food Ministry needs volunteer servers! The dates servers are needed are:
Monday, June 10: 1-2 servers needed at lunch time.
Wednesday, June 12: 6 servers needed at dinner time.
Friday, June 14: 10 servers needed at dinner time.
Sign-up and get more info at the Hospitality Center in the narthex or Family Life Center. For more details, contact Chef Tim at tnuzum@stjohns-abq.org or 883-9717 x 141.

NM Conference Celebrating Retirees
The Conference will celebrate three retirees this year: Rev. Margot Thompson, Reuben Thomas and Rev. Steve Trout. The Legacy Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 11:45 am at the Crowne Plaza.
Youth News
Join us this Memorial Weekend for a special Area Youth Ministry field day and cookout in the mountains at Grace Park. Meet up at 2:00 pm—Back by 7:00 pm. Wear Sunscreen, tennis shoes, and a hat. Bring $5.00.

From Reel to Real, Super Sonic Tuesdays, Card Sharks, and Youtube Teaches; it all starts the week of June 2nd; Pick up your Summer Ministry calendar with all the details today!

The Area youth are going to celebrate Summer with a series of swim parties each month of Summer starting Thursday, June 6. 6:00-8:00 pm. Location: 11801 Eagle Rock Ave NE, 87122. Bring your swimsuit and towel. We are going to try Underwater Poker.
Quintessence Choral Festival

Registration is open for our 7th annual Summer Choral Festival! Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest are artists in residence here at St. John's.

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, we will perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and other pieces with our professional festival orchestra, under the direction of Quintessence Artistic Director Matthew Greer. In addition to rehearsing and performing masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms, participants can take advantage of group workshops and individual voice lessons, led by our fantastic teaching artists. Student singers are encouraged to audition for our Choral Scholars program, which will perform a set of pieces as well as be a part of the master choir. Rehearsals begin Saturday, July 20. Registration fee includes scores, a recording of the performance, an official festival t-shirt, and entrance to workshops, individual coaching sessions, and social events. To register, click 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.

COFFEE TALK - May Schedule
Melissa's May calendar is a little bit wild and crazy! So here is your May Coffee Talk schedule, all in one place. All are welcome to join us from 1-3pm at Epiphany Espresso (3600 Cutler Ave NE) for informal conversation and coffee.

Friday, May 17, and 24 - we WILL MEET as scheduled. May 24 will be our last gathering.

Friday, May 10 and 31 - NO COFFEE TALK. You may still feel free to meet on your own if you choose!

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.
Replacing SMART Camp is our new, musicality-oriented Encore Music Camp! The camp runs from Monday, July 8th until Friday, July 12th here at St. John’s. This program is for both children and youth, children participating in general music, drum circle, music and movement, and art classes (a full lunch is included). Youths will participate in choir classes, intensive music learning, private voice lessons, yoga, music and movement, and percussion classes. For more information, and registration, click here .
Join us for To Mars and Beyond- Vacation Bible School June 17-21! More information and sign up are available here .
Mission & Outreach

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

May Special Offering: LANDSUN HOMES
As we praise God for our mothers this month, let's remember those at the Methodist supported Landsun Homes in Carlsbad, NM. With longer life spans and escalating health costs, older adults often outlive their resources. We can help them enjoy a decent, dignified quality of life in their final years by donating to Landsun's Caring Hands Fund this month. Please give generously.

Thanks to your continued generosity, we've been able to provide a "little something extra" to our Mobile Food Pantry guests these past two months. We'd like to continue this effort, throughout the month of June, by collecting rolls of paper towels to give to our guests. Wouldn't it be great if we could offer each household two rolls of paper towels? Please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers.

As it strives to meet the needs of low-income seniors in our community, as well as the grandchildren who may be living with them, Silver Horizons is currently in need of granola bars or protein bars, canned meats (all types), dry pasta and pasta sauces, and powdered milk. If you can provide any of these items, please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers. Thank you!
Prayer & Congregational Care
Lou McFall 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

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