Weekly Disciple
August 2, 2019
Join us this Sunday!
Acts 9:1-4
The Conversion of Saul
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
Memorial Service Announcement for
Linda Hughes
Tuesday, August 6th
10:00 am
St. John's United Methodist Church
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, August 2nd
Prayers for youth leaders and youth on trip. Prayers that God will bless their relationships with each other as well as growing their relationship with Him. Prayers also for safety and health.

Saturday, August 3rd
We praise you and thank you for loving us0 so much and that you don't give up on us.  

Sunday, August 4th
We pray that we will be able to keep our eyes fixed on you through every circumstance in our lives. We thank you for helping us to do that.

Monday, August 5th
We thank you for taking care of all of our needs. Help us to be more aware of you as we run water, turn on a light or just enjoy the sunshine or rain.  

Tuesday, August 6th
God, please forgive me for my sins. Sometimes I don't even realize that I have sinned, can you bring those situations to mind so I can learn from them and with that awareness ask for forgiveness. Thank you for your Grace and Mercy that we don't deserve. 

Wednesday, August 7th
Thank you for the rain that fills our reservoirs and provides water for animals, trees and other plants.  

Thursday, August 8th
Thank you for the sunshine that provides us with light and provides plants the ability to make oxygen and food for us.  

Friday, August 9th
Thank you for the abundance we have so that we can help others who are less fortunate.  

--Karen Tidler

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. 

Come serve lunch to the teachers in our church and our neighborhood from 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 7th. Each August, for the last 12 years, St. John’s invites all the staff at Zuni Elementary—located right across the street—and the staff at St. John’s Preschool Plus to a free lunch organized by the Children’s Ministry and the Food Ministry. We want the congregation to come and support the teachers.
Serving time is from 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM, and servers get to eat lunch as well. The serving duties include setting tables, serving drinks, serving the plated lunch, busing tables, getting to know the teachers, and cleaning up. There will be a sign-up sheet on Sunday, August 4th, in the Hospitality Centers in the Narthex and the Family Life Center. Servers will meet in the Family Life Center on Wednesday at 10:45 AM for a briefing, and serving and clean-up should be finished by 1:00 PM.
Teachers thrive when they have support from the community. So please help us be good neighbors and show love to those who have been called to help educate our children. For more information, contact Chef Tim (tnuzum@stjohns-abq.org) or Therese Macali (TMacali@stjohns-abq.org) or call 883-9717.

The crew who operates the lights, sound and video during worship in the sanctuary has some holes in the roster and needs your participation. Training and assistance is provided while you learn the ropes and scheduling accommodates those weekends you need to be away. If you are interested in working on the console once or twice a month to support worship at St John's, contact Les Bruce at lesbruce@comcast.net or 263-4338.

Take a trip to Italia with Chef Tim's from scratch Chicken Parmesan smothered in tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella. Lunch is in the Family Life Center from 11 am and 1 pm. No reservation required. All are welcome. Adults $12, 12-17 years old $6, 6 - 11 years old $3, and under 6 free. Bring a friend, or meet a new one! 💚💛💙❤️💜

Stop by the Hospitality Center in the Narthex, donate to the ramp project and sign your name on a board that will be used in an upcoming ramp project. Contact Donna at donnabruce@comcast.net.

The Wesley Foundation is a vibrant group of young people growing in their faith and living it on the UNM campus. They serve Christ through Bible Studies, Tuesday fellowship dinners, service projects and special activities all year. The Wesley House also has affordable rooms for several students.
Wesley relies totally on the support of the Methodist Churches in the city. Wesley House has been a Christian presence on Campus for many years: therefore maintenance is always high on their needs list!! Please give generously.

Let's get acquainted with Kelly! To kick off our Fall season, our new St. John's Associate Pastor, Rev. Kelly Giese, will be the featured speaker at our Thursday, September 5th, meeting at 10 a.m. in Room 241. This will be our opportunity to learn more about Kelly and her duties at St. John's. Please join us as we warmly welcome her to St. John's! As always, all ladies of the church are invited, and guests are always welcome!

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.
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: 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
Because so many people signed up last week, the enrollment deadline for the Bethel Bible Series for this fall has been extended to THIS SUNDAY ONLY. Sign up this Sunday in the Welcome Center for 11 a.m. on Sundays or 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning August 11. A minimum enrollment of six students will be necessary for each class.  

This will be your last chance to sign up this fall for the Bethel Bible Series. The timing of future classes is unknown. 

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. Ask Karen, 239-0291, ktidler@comcast.net, or Regina, 294-2877, drhunter@nmia, for more information.
Youth News
Many of our students and leaders are in Carlsbad today, so during the 9:30 hour our students here should go to worship in the Abide service in the FLC. Next week Round Table Leaders meet in room 258 upstairs, same time.

As Summer comes to an end, so does Youth Summer Programming. Reel to Real concluded last week & Super Sonic Tuesdays will conclude this week. The Youth Programing will take a Summer Break to Reboot for Fall Kick-off August 18th.

Youth Leaders and Sponsors mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 - 8:00 pm for a large gathering of our leaders and those of other churches as we plan our collective endeavors this Fall. Location TBA.
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 on the second floor in the education wing across from the youth room. This Sunday, August 4, we will start the first session of our new study by John Ortberg, Like You More if You Were More Like Me. 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
These two organizations will be the focus of our "non-foods collections" during the month of August. We're collecting laundry detergent pods and fabric softener sheets for Casa Esperanza, and full-size bars of soap and washcloths for our guests of St. John's Mobile Food Pantry. As you may know, Casa Esperanza is a non-profit organization, located here in town, that provides housing for out-of-town families who are referred to Albuquerque for cancer treatment. In addition, our guests of Mobile Food Pantry appreciate the special, little giveaways we have for them from time to time, so thank you for your generosity! Please place your donations in the wire baskets in the Hospitality Centers.

Throughout the year, we alternate our "food collections" between The Storehouse and Silver Horizons. This month, for Silver Horizons, we're collecting: ready-to-eat cereals, protein and/or cereal bars, peanut butter/cheese snack crackers, shelf-stable meats and cheeses; individual packages of nuts, and powdered milk. Your donations will go to "senior food markets" in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia counties, to provide much needed food to over 3,000 seniors and the 900 grandchildren that many of these seniors are raising on a very limited income. Thank you for being such a blessing!  

See what’s happening in August for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy.
Prayer & Congregational Care
Jill Aubrey 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