Weekly Disciple
July 12, 2019
Join us this Sunday!
Acts 4:32-35
The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.  35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Our new Associate Pastor Rev. Kelly Giese will be at the Second Sunday Lunch, so come by and eat with her or introduce yourself, and share in her favorite dessert, Strawberry Shortcake. Burgers, Brats and Hot Dogs is the menu with a vegetarian option available. Lunch is in the Family Life Center from 11 am to 1 pm. No reservation required. All are welcome. Adults $12, 12-17 years old $6, 6 - 11 years old $3, and under 6 free.
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Our Heavenly Father, We thank you for the wonderful staff you have given us and praise you for all they have already done. Now we ask your blessings on (staff member's name) that you would continue their spiritual growth, giving them the wisdom, creativity and strength they need for their position. Please continue to guide them in their planning. We also ask you bless their families and loved ones who tolerate their unusual hours and duties.  Also bless those whose lives they touch keeping them open to your message. In His precious name we pray. Amen.
For each day substitute each staff member's name appropriately. 
Friday, July 12th
Pastors Pam Rowley and Kelly Giese
Saturday, July 13th
Matt Greer and Jarrod Conyers
Sunday, July 14th
Therese Macali and Gil Flores
Monday, July 15th
Tim Nuzum and Carmen Vargas
Tuesday, July 16th
Janice McCrary and Debbie Brown
Wednesday, July 17th
Shea Perry and Claudia Giese
Thursday, July 18th
Susan Brumbaugh and Bill Malinka
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

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.

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.
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 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 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!

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!
If you feel the need in your life for a greater understanding of God’s word, sign up for the Express version of the Bethel Bible Series, to begin in August. Bethel 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. How is the Crucifixion related to Leviticus? Make your reservations now, and find out in this class.

No previous knowledge of the Bible is necessary. Bethel starts at the beginning and builds each week on information presented in the class. Bethel Express (a St. John’s innovation) includes all of the original Bethel material in a ten-month format. The Bible is the major text, and a card park is designed to help you remember major biblical themes. Notebooks with supplementary material may also be ordered.

Note on class times: Karen Tidler will teach Bethel Express at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning August 14. A second class, taught by Regina Hunter and Terri Link, may be added at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, depending on demand and last-minute classroom availability.

Sign up Sunday in the Welcome Center, or ask Karen, 239-0291, ktidler@comcast.net, or Regina, 294-2877, drhunter@nmia, for more information.
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.
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.
Prayer & Congregational Care
John and Phyllis Eshbaugh are the recipients   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