Weekly Disciple
May 3, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
"Amazing Grace"
8:15 am and 11:00 am
9:30 am
1 Corinthians 15:10 (8:15 & 11:00 am)
10  But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Genesis 12:1-5 (9:30 am)
The Call of Abram
12  Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” [ a ]
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.  Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot, and all the possessions that they had gathered, and the persons whom they had acquired in Haran; and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan.
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, May 3rd
Prayers for God to bless the hearts and minds of our youth and children.
Saturday, May 4th
Prayers for God to bless and support the adults that guide our youth. 
Sunday, May 5th
Prayers for God to bless our families to grow in love and understanding.
Monday, May 6th
Prayers for God to bless those less fortunate and we share with them spiritually and materially.
Tuesday,  May 7th
Prayers for God to continue to bless and guide our missionary Nadona Chicomb in the Congo.
Wednesday, May 8th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our graduating Seniors. May they listen to God for guidance as they move forward with their plans.
Thursday, May 9th
Praises to God for our staff. May they continue to bless us. 
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.
Friday, May 3 at 10:00 am
Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women's group, will meet for their annual May Friendship Day celebration and luncheon at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd NE. The theme will be "The Time is Now! Agree to Differ". Coffee fellowship will begin at 10:00, followed by the worship program with a speaker from Family Promise. The program will be followed by the luncheon. The cost is $10/person. Reservations need to be made with Barbara Bailie at 249-5496 or email her at bbailie60@msn.com Join us!

LADIES’ BOOK CLUB - Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles will be the next book under discussion by the Ladies Book Club. We meet in Room 231. If you like a good book, this is the place for you. Contact Ann at mapalook@comcast.net for further information.

Join Rev. Pam in room 257 to receive an overview of the trip planned to the Holy Land, March 9-18, 2020. Please consider joining this journey in faith and scripture, following the footsteps of Jesus. Registration deadline is soon approaching!

WINGS FOR LIFE BANQUET - Friday May 10 at 5:00 pm
Wings for LIFE International celebrates our 24th anniversary with a celebratory auction here at the St. Johns UMC Family Life Center beginning at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Dinner tickets are $25, or reserve a table of ten for $324. You can purchase tickets online at WingsforLIFEinternational.org or call (505) 291-6412.

MEMORY CAFÉ - Saturday, May 11 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
A place where persons affected with memory loss/Alzheimer’s AND their care partners can connect for support and fellowship on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Patricia Whited at 228-3042 for more information.

STAMP OUT HUNGER - Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 pm
Coming up is the annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank. St. John's will be providing a team of ten workers to sort incoming non-perishable food donations, as the mail carriers deliver them. This year, we're assigned to work at the Airport Mail Facility Post Office, 2100 George Road SE, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. If you'd like to help, please sign up in the Hospitality Center. Only ten volunteers are needed. Thank you!

FISH FRY DINNER CELEBRATION - Saturday, May 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us in the Family Life Center, to celebrate the 2019 successful series of fish fry dinners. Bring a potluck dish to serve 8 - 10 people.

In 1988 the congregation of St. John's established an Endowment Foundation to accept the gifts of cash, estates, securities, etc. to invest in the future.  What a great idea that has proven to be. To date, the foundation has been able to use the earnings from these endowments to distribute approximately $925,000.00 to support the various program ministries, enable pastor housing, and improve church facilities.
Would you like to be part of this legacy? One way is to remember St. John's in your will or estate plan. Your gifts will go to our foundation to be invested and earnings will be distributed to support our church of today and tomorrow. Check out our work and history by picking up a brochure, or contacting Janice McCrary, Executive Director at 883-9717.

Over the course of the approximately 6 weeks required to complete the installation the plan is to never leave the church unprotected. I.e. when the installation crew leaves for the day, the fire alarm will be functional. 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

POLO OUTING - Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am
We've arranged for a guided tour of "Brain: The Inside Story", at the Museum of Science and Natural History. If you're a POLO (person of leisure and others), we invite you to join us! The cost is $6.00 per person, and depending on interest, we may arrange for lunch at a nearby restaurant, afterward. Please sign up and pay in the hospitality center by May 19th, and indicate your interest in a group luncheon.

Calling all nurses and medical professionals! Who are you and what service do you attend?? We'd like to celebrate all nurses and medical professionals during National Nurse's Week: May 6-12, 2019. Please let us know who you are by contacting Linn Furnish RN Parish Nurse at 884-6626 or swimsew@comcast.net.

St. John's will be hosting families from May 19 - 26. 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, May 25. Please stop by the Hospitality Center and the Abide service to sign up from April 21 - May 12. There will also be a Volunteer Orientation, or refresher meeting, on Tuesday, May 7th in RM 149/151 from 6-7pm. 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.

The Church is looking for volunteers willing to sit at the front desk and answer the phone Monday thru Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Please contact Debbie at reception@stjohns-abq.org or 883-9717.
Saturday, June 8
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, reinstalling boards in the main hall, cleaning scuff marks, dusting, washing windows, pulling weeds, repair chain link fence, etc. There will be an indoor and an outdoor crew. There are sign-up sheets in the Welcome Center and a Trustee to answer any questions!
Youth News
Parents of all students from rising 6th Graders to upcoming Graduates, join us before youth group next week, Sunday May 5th from 3:30-4:00 pm (No Sonrise) we plan to roll out the Summer Calendar and discuss other future ministry happenings.
Today is the 1st Sunday of the month and we will have our Round Table Students Leaders meet at 9:30 am up in room 258. Same next week & on the 19th. (No Underground) 4th Sunday—Worship at Abide.

Seniors, and Senior families, please make sure you send in your 5 things in to Jarrod for Baccalaureate happening on May 19th . The deadline is passed…

Love to sing? Come join the Sonrise Youth Choir! We meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 pm right before Solid Ground Youth Group. We perform in worship on Sunday mornings at the 8:15 am service! For more information, contact Shea at SonriseChoir@gmail.com.

SOLID GROUND YOUTH GROUP - Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
In our life, God desires to provide us a sure and safe place to stand that is rooted in his love and the promises of His Word. Solid Ground is our youth group of young people Mid-High through Senior High. We gather Sunday nights for worship, games, testimonies, fun, fellowship, and a short challenge from the Word of God. For information about joining contact Jarrod at jconyers@stjohns-abq.org.

Download the Youth Activities Calendar 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 3, 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.
Join us for To Mars and Beyond- Vacation Bible School June 17-21! More information and sign up 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 .

For the month of April, we will be supporting many local ministries including the Food Pantry, Family Promise, St. Martin’s Hopeworks, Wesley House at UNM, Asbury Pie Caf é , Silver Horizons, and many others! As part of your Lenten discipline, please give generously.

Can you provide a meal for the students before Bible Study on a Tuesday night
sometime before May 2019? To sign up go to: http://bit.ly/unmwesley.

Our Mobile Food Pantry provides food for approximately 50 households each month, and our food pantry guests have become very special to us, over the years. Therefore, throughout April, we're collecting 6-roll packages of toilet tissue as a little "bonus" for these special guests. Please add toilet tissue to your shopping list, and place your donations in the shopping carts. We appreciate your generosity!

Our April food collection will benefit Silver Horizons, a non-profit organization that distributes, and sometimes delivers, free groceries to low-income seniors, some of whom may be homebound and/or caring for grandchildren.  Silver Horizons is always very appreciative of our donations, so in April, let's make a big effort to collect non-perishable food items, such as: canned meats; peanut butter; hearty soups; and powdered milk. Please place your donations in the shopping carts.  Thanks!
Prayer & Congregational Care
Pam Lee (friend of Jan and Marsan Rood) 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