Weekly Disciple
June 7, 2019
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Acts 2:1-13
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.  And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?  Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”  12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Acts 2:43-47
Life among the Believers
43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  44 All who believed were together and had all things in common;  45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds [ a ] to all, as any had need.  46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home [ b ]and ate their food with glad and generous [ c ] hearts,  47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
June 8 at 8:00 am
Join us Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 am for our final hike with Pastor Melissa, on the Tree Spring Trail in the Sandias. 4 miles round-trip; difficulty level is moderate. Questions? Contact Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org.

Here are just a few pictures of the amazing volunteers who participated in the St. John's Work-Day to clean up our precious church!
June 9
(Confirmation Sunday)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come eat lunch with the youth who will have been just confirmed as newest members of St. John’s! Menu: Slow Roasted BBQ Brisket. Lunch is in the Family Life Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. No reservation required. All are welcome. Adults $12, 12-17 years old $6, 6 - 11 years old $3, and under 6 free.
Midsummer Music Marathon
Saturday, June 22
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for an amazing day of music at St. John’s – our Midsummer Music Marathon benefiting Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless!! Featuring some of New Mexico’s finest musicians including Jim Ahrend, Joel Becktell, The Bosque Bassoon Band, Kristin Ditlow, Frederick Frahm, Kimberly Fredenburgh, Amy Greer, Michael Hix, Dianna Hughes, Robert Lah, Tzufeng Liu, Ruxandra Marquardt, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, Shea Perry, Fred Sturm, Kevin Vigneau, and Jacqueline Zander-Wall. Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for students. Come and go as you like! Tickets available at musicatstjohns.org.

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. For more information, and registration, click here .
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, June 7th
Praises for God's blessing St. John's with a full staff.  

Saturday, June 8th
Prayers for God to continue to bless our music program with the variety and outreach that it offers. Praises for the offerings that keep it going. 

Sunday, June 9th
Prayers for God to bless our new Confirmands and their families. May they continue to grow in their knowledge and relationship with God. 

Monday, June 10th
Prayers for God to guide and bless the Annual Conference meeting this week. 

Tuesday, June 11th
Prayers for God to bless our teachers at St. John's. May they continue to bless us with their leadership. 

Wednesday, June 12th
Prayers for God to bless our health with movement and joy. 

Thursday, June 13th
Prayers for God to bless those who are waiting on the Lord for direction and guidance.  

St. John's needs volunteers and food donations to provide dinner to the families staying at Casa Esperanza during a difficult season in their lives. Please stop by the Hospitality Center and Abide Service to sign up. Thank you for your generosity. If you have questions, please contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978.

For the second year in a row, New Mexico-West Texas Annual Conference is being held in Albuquerque, and there are several meal events to be held at St. John's and catered by Chef Tim and the St. John's Food Ministry. The Food Ministry needs volunteer servers! The dates servers are needed are:
Monday, June 10: 1-2 servers needed at lunch time.
Wednesday, June 12: 6 servers needed at dinner time.
Friday, June 14: 10 servers needed at dinner time.
Sign-up and get more info at the Hospitality Center in the narthex or Family Life Center. For more details, contact Chef Tim at tnuzum@stjohns-abq.org or 883-9717 x 141.

Just a note - Have a wonderful summer! Our next meeting will be in September.

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!

The St. John’s Endowment Foundation helps fund special projects outside the normal operating budget by distributing earnings from our invested endowments. As you might guess, the more the investments… the more the earnings. One way to help increase these investments is to designate a gift to the Foundation in honor or memory of someone special. The person honored or the family remembered will receive a letter acknowledging your gift. This gift will then become a part of the endowments serving the needs of the church for years to come. For more information contact Janice McCrary, Executive Director at 883-9717.

It's time, again, to begin sorting, organizing, and pricing your donations for our UMW rummage sale, scheduled for the last weekend in July. Please look for detailed information --- concerning donation drop-off, suggested pricing, and volunteer sign-ups --- in the Hospitality Centers. This is a church-wide effort to raise money for missions, so we welcome any and all of you to participate! Thank you.
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: June 25, July 2, 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!"

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 Wednesday, June 26th at 6pm & Wednesday, July 3rd at 6pm in RM 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 or 505-450-9978. See you Soon!

NM Conference Celebrating Retirees
The Conference will celebrate three retirees this year: Rev. Margot Thompson, Reuben Thomas and Rev. Steve Trout. The Legacy Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 11:45 am at the Crowne Plaza.

We will be hosting the NW Emmaus Community's monthly gathering. We will gather at 11:00 am in the SonShine Café, potluck lunch at 11:30 am, and service to follow. All those who have attended an Emmaus Walk, and those interested in finding out about a Walk, please attend! For more information please contact Mike and Linn Furnish at 884-6626.

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.

If you had your picture taken or submitted a photo for the directory, please stop by the Hospitality Center to pick up your FREE directory. We do not have extra copies of the directory so If you wish to purchase a photo directory, please sign up at the Hospitality Center. Cost is $10; payable at time of signup.

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? Point 2: You Can Reject God’s Plan for Your Salvation 
Our email Bible study will now examine the scriptural support for the idea that some people reject God’s plan for salvation. Why? And what is God’s response? Wesleyan doctrine teaches that God’s grace makes salvation freely available to everyone, but the same grace gives us free will. Consequently, we can reject salvation if we so choose, although this option is  not recommended ! Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center, or email Regina Hunter, drhunter@nmia.com, for daily readings and study tips.

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. 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

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!
Youth News
Our Summer movie discussion groups continues tonight with our next feature film “Dead Poet’s Society” (PG) in room 250 from 4:00-7:15 pm. Free Pizza provided. Gamer Time happens in the youth room 260 right before at 3:00-4:00 pm.

Bible study on the book of Jonah and ½ Priced Burgers happen this Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 pm. ½ Priced Shakes and board games go from 8:00-9:00 pm. Remember our new location at the Juan Tabo Sonic (3110 Juan Tabo Blvd NE) and also to bring you own money.

Next Sunday is Father’s Day; we will not have Reel to Real then, but join us back the following week on June 23rd with the amazing blockbuster adventure Captain Marvel (PG-13).

All Crown point goers—Join us at 9:30 am this morning for our official commissioning/send off. 
Quintessence Choral Festival

Registration is open for our 7th annual Summer Choral Festival! Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest are artists in residence here at St. John's.

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, we will perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and other pieces with our professional festival orchestra, under the direction of Quintessence Artistic Director Matthew Greer. In addition to rehearsing and performing masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms, participants can take advantage of group workshops and individual voice lessons, led by our fantastic teaching artists. Student singers are encouraged to audition for our Choral Scholars program, which will perform a set of pieces as well as be a part of the master choir. Rehearsals begin Saturday, July 20. Registration fee includes scores, a recording of the performance, an official festival t-shirt, and entrance to workshops, individual coaching sessions, and social events. To register, click 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.

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.

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 are available here .
Mission & Outreach

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

JUNE SPECIAL OFFERING: Hopeworks and Mobile Food Pantry
June is the month to focus on feeding the poor. Chef Tim with a crew of volunteers take a meal for 200 to Hopeworks (formerly Project Share) ten times a year. Wonderful meals complete with some of Tim's great desserts! We need to raise $300 per meal. Secondly, every third Saturday Road Runner Food Bank delivers food for fifty families, which many volunteers set up and distribute. Many of the same families come each month and have become friends. Some stay around and help too. Last Christmas the children joined with St. John's kids in making gingerbread houses. Roadrunner asks us for $175 each month. So in June think food and please give generously!

Thanks to your continued generosity, we've been able to provide a "little something extra" to our Mobile Food Pantry guests these past two months. We'd like to continue this effort, throughout the month of June, by collecting rolls of paper towels to give to our guests. Wouldn't it be great if we could offer each household two rolls of paper towels? Please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers.

As it strives to meet the needs of low-income seniors in our community, as well as the grandchildren who may be living with them, Silver Horizons is currently in need of granola bars or protein bars, canned meats (all types), dry pasta and pasta sauces, and powdered milk. If you can provide any of these items, please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers. Thank you!
Prayer & Congregational Care
Janice McCrary 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