Weekly Disciple
July 5, 2019
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. TELL FRIENDS AND FAMILY! For more information, and registration, click here . For discount codes and scholarships, please email Shea at sonrisechoir@gmail.com
Fake Emails from Rev. Dr. Pam Rowley
If you receive a strange email from Pam, please disregard! Some of them included her asking for gift cards or any sort of money, but please recognize that these are fake! Any legitimate email messages would come straight from Pam's St. John's email address or her phone number. Thanks!
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday July 5th
Prayers for God to protect those who are traveling.

Saturday July 6th
Prayers for God to protect our service men and women who are protecting us.

Sunday July 7th
Prayers for God to bless and guide our national church leaders.

Monday July 8th
Prayers for God to bless and guide our local church leaders.

Tuesday July 9th
Prayers for God to help us reach out to one another meeting each other's needs.

Wednesday July 10th
Prayers for God to help us to continue to grow in our faith.

Thursday July 11th
Prayers for God to bless the nursery workers at St. John's that they express God's love and grace to our smallest and weakest members. 
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.

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!

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!
If you didn’t cookout at home, we’ve got you covered! Menu: 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.
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 continues tonight with our next feature film “Life is Beautiful” (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.

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.

Meet in the small West parking lot at St. John’s 9:00 am; we will caravan to the Tinkertown Museum (121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047) and be back early afternoon; pack a lunch; Admission: $1.50 for under 18; $4.00 for adults; everyone bring a bunch of quarters.

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 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!

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