Weekly Disciple
June 28, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
Acts 3:1-10
Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.  And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple.  When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms.  Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”  And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.”  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.  Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.  All the people saw him walking and praising God,  10 and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
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 .
A message from our new Associate Pastor
I’m a disciple of Jesus who grew up in the United Methodist Church, taking part in VBS, United Methodist Youth, and summer camps. While I attended college I took part in leadership with the Wesley Foundations where I attended school. 
Throughout my life, I have experienced the love of God shared with me by Sunday school teachers, Vacation Bible school leaders, my youth pastor, choir directors, pastors and lay servant leaders in every aspect of congregational life and through friendships with persons I sat next to in the pew Sunday by Sunday. These relationships have been transformational for me as we learned to be the church and navigate a life of faith together in Christ. 

Gill and I have known each other since High School. We have one daughter, Amelia who is 26 years old. She lives in Los Lunas with friends. This year Gill and I celebrated 36 years of marriage in May. We have lived all over the United States: from California to North Carolina and now New Mexico. I look forward to journeying with St John’s as we make disciples for Jesus Christ and take part in transforming our world together. 

Peace and grace,
Kelly Giese
Farewell to Aina Olonade
Our organist Aina Olonade will be leaving to pursue full-time employment, and his last day on staff is this Sunday, June 30.

There will be a basket in the Hospitality Center if you would like to leave a card to offer your thanks and good wishes.

We are grateful for Aina’s time with us and wish him the best in future endeavors.
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, June 28th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our city leaders-that they would seek God's guidance.

Saturday, June 29th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our county leaders-that they would seek God's guidance.

Sunday, June 30th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our state leaders-that they would seek God's guidance.

Monday, July 1st
Prayers for God to guide and bless our congressional leaders-that they would seek God's guidance.

Tuesday, July 2nd
Prayers for God to guide and bless our senate leaders-that they would seek God's guidance.

Wednesday, July 3rd
Prayers for God to guide and bless our president -that he and his administration would seek God's guidance.

Thursday, July 4th
Prayers for God to America so that we can reach out and be a blessing to the rest of the world.
Wings for LIFE
Weeding Project at St. John's
Participants at Wings For L.I.F.E. are taught many things, including how to give back. We all had a fun contest trying to see who could pick the most weeds on the east side of St. John’s in June. In only 30 minutes we picked enough weeds to fill half the trash bin! We are SO grateful to St. John’s for being our meeting site and second “home”. THANKS St. John’s for everything you do for Wings For L.I.F.E.
St. John's will be hosting families from July 28 - Aug 4. 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, Aug. 3. Please stop by the Hospitality Center and the Abide service to sign up from June 25 - July 21. 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.
Summer is in full swing and the behind the scenes work has begun for Asbury Pie Café. There are already two training sessions being held at St. John's. If you are interested in working at Asbury Pie Café, please come on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:00 pm in RM 151, Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm in RM 151, and Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am in RM 149/151. It is a great way to learn the new things happening at the Asbury Café AND meet other volunteers you might be working with. If you have questions please contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978. See you Soon!
It's summertime and the fresh fruit is falling. That means...PIES! Please join St. John's in making pies for the Asbury Cafe, open during the State Fair. The pie parties will be in Chef Tim's kitchen and the FLC on these Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am: July 2, July 16, July 30, August 6, and August 13. If we need to make more pies it will be done on August 20. If you have questions contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978. Thank you for helping!

The church office will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

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.

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.

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!
As you organize and price your donations for the upcoming rummage sale, here are some guidelines: We have set a minimum price of 50 cents, so, if possible, please group a couple of similar items together to reach the 50-cent minimum. We cannot accept mattresses, TV's, or computers. You need not individually price books, as we will have a set price for hardcover and paperback books. As much as possible, please insure that your donations are clean and ready to display. "Suggested pricing sheets" are available in the Hospitality Centers. Lastly, we have a favor to ask: please talk to your friends and neighbors about our rummage sale; we not only need donations, but we'll also need bargain-hunters and shoppers on sale days! Thank you for your support!
Youth News
Our Summer movie discussion groups kick off tonight with our first feature film “The Little Prince” (PG) in room 250 4:00-7:15. Free Pizza provided. Gamer Time happens in the youth room 260 right before 3:00-4:00.

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

Jarrod is passing out the registration forms for the upcoming Carlsbad Trip Aug 2nd-3rd. Make sure you pick one up from him or up in the youth area.
Quintessence Choral Festival

We are still looking for tenors and basses to register 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.

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.
Mission & Outreach

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

This summer we will be collecting inexpensive sunglasses, sun screen, hats (all kinds), shelf stable regular and sugar free frozen pops (like Otter pops) and toiletries. Collecting through July!

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
Bert Kroening  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
Shea is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays