Weekly Disciple
May 31, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
Luke 24:44-53 
44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”  45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,  46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,  47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  48 You are witnesses of these things.  49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
The Ascension of Jesus
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them.  51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.  52 And they worshiped him, and [ d ]returned to Jerusalem with great joy;  53 and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

Romans 16:1-16
Personal Greetings
16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon [ a ] of the church at Cenchreae,  so that you may welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a benefactor of many and of myself as well.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus,  and who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.  Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert [ b ] in Asia for Christ.  Greet Mary, who has worked very hard among you.  Greet Andronicus and Junia, [ c ] my relatives [ d ] who were in prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.  Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.  Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.  10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.  11 Greet my relative [ e ] Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.  12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.  13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; and greet his mother—a mother to me also.  14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and sisters [ f ] who are with them.  15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.  16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

Midsummer Music Marathon
Saturday, June 22
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for an amazing day of music at St. John’s – our Midsummer Music Marathon benefiting Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless!! Featuring some of New Mexico’s finest musicians including Jim Ahrend, Joel Becktell, The Bosque Bassoon Band, Kristin Ditlow, Frederick Frahm, Kimberly Fredenburgh, Amy Greer, Michael Hix, Dianna Hughes, Robert Lah, Tzufeng Liu, Ruxandra Marquardt, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, Shea Perry, Fred Sturm, Kevin Vigneau, and Jacqueline Zander-Wall. Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for students. Come and go as you like! Tickets available at musicatstjohns.org.

Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday May 31st
Prayers for God to watch over travelers this summer, that they will be safe and praise God for His wondrous creation. 

Saturday June 1st
Prayers for God to guide the cabinet in their decision making processes for appointments.

Sunday June 2nd
Prayers for God to bless the preparations for summer activities for children and youth at St. Johns. May they not only be fun but also provide an opportunity to learn about God and establish or grow that relationship with Him.

Monday June 3rd
Prayers for God to bring back into relationship those who have fallen away. 

Tuesday June 4th
Prayers for God to guide those who represent us. May they seek your guidance first and then act on it. 

Wednesday June 5th
Prayers for God to guide us in the direction we need go and actions we need to take. 

Thursday June 6th
Prayers for God to bless our staff for the many ways they serve and guide us.  

LADIES’ BOOK CLUB - Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm
The Ladies Book Club will meet in the Library, Room 231. We will be discussing “Molokai” by Alan Brennert. This historical fiction details the years that leprosy divided Hawaiian families with their infected loved ones being isolated to Molokai. The book follows the life of a seven year old girl through the years. For information contact Ann at mapalook@comcast.net.

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!

Join us Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 am for our final hike with Pastor Melissa, on the Tree Spring Trail in the Sandias. 4 miles round-trip; difficulty level is moderate. Questions? Contact Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org.

SECOND SUNDAY LUNCH - June 9 (Confirmation Sunday)
Come eat lunch with the youth who will have been just confirmed as newest members of St. John’s! Menu: Slow Roasted BBQ Brisket. Lunch is in the Family Life Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. No reservation required. All are welcome. Adults $12, 12-17 years old $6, 6 - 11 years old $3, and under 6 free.

If you had your picture taken or submitted a photo for the directory, please stop by the Hospitality Center to pick up your FREE directory. We do not have extra copies of the directory so If you wish to purchase a photo directory, please sign up at the Hospitality Center. Cost is $10; payable at time of signup.

Thank you to all who donated to cover the Family Promise time in the hotel this last week! The 2 families were very grateful for the hosting, even if they didn't get to interact with us in person. Thank you!!

All those who have volunteered with Family Promise are encouraged to attend and meet others who participate in this very worthwhile mission! It is at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW at 11:00 am. Please RSVP to 268-0331 or info@familypromiseabq.org.

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.

Looking for something to read? Have something you're done reading that you'd like to share? Check out our brand new "Book Swap" in the southwest hallway - take one (or many!) books...leave a book...let's join together this summer in reading! Kids' books are welcome too!

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.

We will be hosting the NW Emmaus Community's monthly gathering. We will gather at 11:00 am in the SonShine Café, potluck lunch at 11:30 am, and service to follow. All those who have attended an Emmaus Walk, and those interested in finding out about a Walk, please attend! For more information please contact Mike and Linn Furnish at 884-6626.

WOMEN’S EMMAUS WALK - September 19 - 22
The NW Emmaus Community will be holding a Women's Emmaus Walk in September. If you are interested in attending, finding our more information, or if you'd like to sponsor a woman on this Walk, please contact Linn and Mike Furnish at 884-6626.
Youth News
Our Summer movie discussion groups kick off tonight with our first feature film “Christopher Robin” (PG) in room 250 4:00 - 7:15 pm. Free Pizza provided. Gamer Time happens in the youth room 260 right before 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Bible study on the book of Jonah and ½ Priced Burgers happen this Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. ½ Priced Shakes and boardgames go from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. Remember our new location at the Juan Tabo Sonic (3110 Juan Tabo Blvd NE) and also to bring you own Money.

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

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 June for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy.

JUNE SPECIAL OFFERING: Hopeworks and Mobile Food Pantry
June is the month to focus on feeding the poor. Chef Tim with a crew of volunteers take a meal for 200 to Hopeworks (formerly Project Share) ten times a year. Wonderful meals complete with some of Tim's great desserts! We need to raise $300 per meal. Secondly, every third Saturday Road Runner Food Bank delivers food for fifty families, which many volunteers set up and distribute. Many of the same families come each month and have become friends. Some stay around and help too. Last Christmas the children joined with St. John's kids in making gingerbread houses. Roadrunner asks us for $175 each month. So in June think food and 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

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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