Weekly Disciple
July 19, 2019
Join us this Sunday!
Acts 6:1-5a
Seven Chosen to Serve
Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.  And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables. Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task,  while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word.”  What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit.
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, July 19th
Prayers that God will show us how to respect each other instead of judging each other. 

Saturday, July 20th
Praises for a God who loves us and forgives us.

Sunday, July 21st
Praises that we have a church to worship in without fear. 

Monday, July 22nd
Praises that we have the comfort of a home to live in.

Tuesday, July 23rd
Praises that we have adequate food to eat.

Wednesday, July 24th
Praises that we have adequate clothes to wear.

Thursday, July 25th
Praises that we have jobs to provide the money we need.

Friday, July 26th
Praises that we have family to love.
UMW RUMMAGE SALE - July 26 & 27
Have you filled up your "container"? In other words, would you like to get rid of some stuff? Our UMW rummage sale is your solution! Donation drop-off dates are: Tuesday, July 23 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Wednesday, July 24 - 1:00 to 7:00 pm; and Thursday, July 25 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We hope to see your stuff! Thank you for helping us meet our mission-giving goals.
We’re pleased to welcome our new pianist and organist to St. John’s this Sunday. Jim Ahrend (pronounced “errand”) is originally from New York, and is an Alumnus of New England Conservatory. In addition to being a church musician for many years, Jim keeps a full schedule of jazz gigs, including as pianist with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra. He also teaches improvisation at the Outpost Performance Space, and has had a piano tuning business for over 40 years.
Youth Week happens Monday July 22- Friday July 26, and we need some Adult volunteers to pull it off. Please check out the calendar. Can you volunteer with us Tuesday &/or Wednesday morning 9:00-Noon? Can you help us transport kids Friday afternoon around 2:00? Please contact Jarrod.

On August 4 th Rev. Dr. Nancy Bowen will be leading us in a conversation about human sexuality. Dr. Bowen is a Biblical Scholar and Professor of Old Testament at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. She has a PhD in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary and is the author of the Commentary on Ezekiel and various other commentaries on biblical theology. Nancy is also a “child” of St. John’s United Methodist Church, growing up in our church family. This will be a great opportunity to explore concerns that are facing us as United Methodist through the lens of scripture. Come join together on August 4 th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. 

We are seeking a Sanctuary Steward (or two) to keep the sanctuary looking spiffy, organized, and well-stocked with sharp pencils, offering envelopes, and prayer cards.
Linda Hogan would come in every other week and it took her about 1.5-2 hours per time. If two people wanted to work together it would definitely go faster. Please contact Claudia Giese if you are interested. 883-9717 ext 128.

MOUNTAIN CATHEDRALS - Saturday July 20 at 8:00 am
The July Mountain Cathedrals hike will be an easy walk (~2 miles) in the Albuquerque Bosque, celebrating some of the wonders near the Rio Grande. After gathering at St. John's, we'll drive to near the Campbell entrance (cross street Trellis). Watch the weather (will probably be warm). Binoculars for waterfowl may be useful and sun protection is a must. For information call Mike Furnish at 884-6626.

Did you ever hear a popular song about angels, heaven, death, Jesus, or love, and think, “What? That’s just so wrong!” St. John’s email Bible study will take a light-hearted look at some of the good, the bad, and the truly weird theology that we hear in popular music. What’s “The purpose of a man”? Is it true that “on the day that you were born the angels got together”? “Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven?” Current readers have suggested many of their favorites and un-favorites; join us and add yours to the mix. Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center beginning July 28. To get scripture readings and study tips by email five days a week, including links to lyrics and videos, write to Regina at drhunter@nmia.com.

Starting July 7th: Our Sunday School teachers have earned Summer Vacation! Until Fall Kickoff, we will only be having Sunday School for Pre-K through 5th grade during the 9:30 am service. Any questions or concerns contact tmacali@stjohns-abq.org
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.
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 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!

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 Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm in room 151, and Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am in room 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!

Fun, Fellowship and Free Admission: these are some of the great perks of working at the Asbury Pie Café. St. John's will have sign up sheet outside the Sanctuary Doors starting on Sunday, July 28th. It takes many hands to raise over $50,000, so please come and sign up for a shift. If you have questions about shifts please contact Dave Young at 505-715-2030 or dajsover@wans.net. See you at the FAIR!

Also outside the Sanctuary Doors, starting on July 28th, St. John's will have a list of days we needed pies. NO PROFESSIONAL BAKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. If you have an oven - you can bake pies! If you have questions about pies please contact Jenn Shields at 505-450-9978 or jennshields200@yahoo.com. Thank You! 
The Bethel Bible Series
The Bethel Bible Series examines the major themes of the Bible, including the history of the nation of Israel, God’s plan for the salvation of the universe, and the ministry of Christ and the Church. Get a ticket now for the Bethel Express!

This Express version of the class is designed for Christians who need a better understanding of God’s word, but who can’t commit to a two-year study. The class meets for about an hour a week and is taught in lecture format. The teacher will generally lecture from a poster that depicts the important ideas in each week’s lesson. A pocket-sized card that includes the poster is handed out each week. Students read assignments in scripture, which typically take between 15 minutes and 2 hours to complete. Bethel Express will enhance your understanding of the Bible, church liturgy, hymns, and sermons.

Note on class times: Karen Tidler will teach Bethel Express at 11 a.m. on Sundays and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning August 11. A minimum enrollment of six students will be necessary for each class.

Sign up Sunday in the Welcome Center, or ask Karen, 239-0291, ktidler@comcast.net, or Regina, 294-2877, drhunter@nmia, for more information.
Youth News
Our Summer movie discussion groups continues tonight with our next feature film “La La Land (PG-13) 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 your own Money.

Students and families: Youth Week happens Monday July 2 - Friday July 26, we have a full week of fun and volunteering, so pick up a calendar and return your registration by June 21st.

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. Registration Deadline is July 21.
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.
Mission & Outreach

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

JULY SPECIAL OFFERING - Zuni Elementary School
St. John’s has had a special relationship with Zuni Elementary School next door for many years. We have purchased school supplies and backpacks for children who can’t afford them. Sometimes counselors set up a little store and let children choose what they need. We have also provided copy paper and other supplies for teachers and a variety of reading books for their classrooms. Finally, at the beginning of each school year, St. John’s hosts a very popular Back to School luncheon for the teachers and staff.
    Mr. Rogers used to sing “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”…and end with an invitation…”Won’t you be my neighbor?” Yes, it is a beautiful day in Albuquerque and at St. John’s. And this is our chance to continue to be good neighbors. Please give generously.

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.

Buy a Cinder Block to Support Operacion Hogar! Support Operacion Hogar mission to help build a cinder block home for a needy family in Juarez, Mexico, in November, by coming to the Hospitality Centers and purchasing a cinder block for $20. Contact Donna at donnabruce@comcast.net.

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!

During the month of July, let's think about the many children in our community who won't have the benefit of the school lunch program for at least another six weeks. As you shop this month for The Storehouse, please think "high protein" for such items as: Nutrigrain bars; protein bars; individual packages of nuts; individual peanut butter/cheese snack crackers; fruit cups; shelf-stable tuna pouches or tuna lunch kits. Also, jars of peanut butter and boxes of powdered milk are always appreciated. Thanks for your generous donations, and please place them in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers.
Welcome to new members, Ann and Terry Conner!
Prayer & Congregational Care
Bertha Williams (sister of Sally Luna) 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
Shea is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays