Memorial Service for Barbara Thaler
Long time parishioner Barbara Thaler died on March 22. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 PM at St. John's. The burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.
Many thanks go to.....
-Bob Barnes for donating 100 bags of mulch
-to those who came out last Saturday to spread the mulch and fill in the potholes in the
parking lots - Val, John and Kristen Tucker, Steve Pollard, Gene Milunec, David Weir,
Russell Jacobs, Carol Hancock, and a few of our Ministry Partners.
-Dave Parker for fixing several of our outdoor lights and putting spotlights on the front of
-all who donated candy and eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt.
-all who signed the birthday card for Mildred DeBell. She was thrilled to receive it and said
to thank EVERYONE at St. John's! Mildred turned 99 on March 16.
Did you know....
One of our newcomer families has come to St. John's because they saw a St. John's magnet on the back of someone's car! That's an easy way to do evangelism! If you don't already have a St. John's magnet on the back of your car, please pick one up on the back table in the church.
Presiding Bishop's Easter address
Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has put out a short video of his Easter message. Please click on the link below to hear his inspiring address.
Click here for Bishop Curry's address
St. John's Men's Group
The newly formed St. John's Men's Group met for the first time and had a good turnout. Their next event will be Saturday, April 29, starting with breakfast at the church at 7:30 AM. The group will then work to put up two new Episcopal Church signs and install a new mailbox. For more information about the Men's Group, please contact Andrew Wade.
Coming soon.......a new mailbox
We will soon be getting rid of our post office box which will save us money. The new mailbox at the church will be very secure.
Please start sending your mail, including your pledges, to our street address: 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville, VA 20120. Note that the address on your pledge envelopes is the PO Box, so you will need to change that if you mail in your pledge. We will have some address labels available shortly that you can use for your pledge envelopes. We will continue to have our post office box for the next few months while we make this transition.
Come make palm crosses
On Saturday, April 8, you are invited to come and make palm crosses out of the palm fronds for Palm Sunday. We will meet at 9:00 AM in 207/208. If you would like to stay after that event and fill Easter eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt, your help would be greatly appreciated!
Save the date!
Our very popular Annual Progressive Dinner will be held on
Saturday, May 20. More details will be available soon.
Please keep Arirang Senior Center in your prayers as they continue to try to recruit more clients. The Arirang Senior Center is open to all and they offer a variety of activities and speakers. If you know someone who might benefit from the companionship and activities, please call Arirang at 703-543-6008.
Education for Ministry
EfM is a program for adult Christian formation through theological education and reflection written by the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. We would like to start an EfM group at St. John's if we have the 6-12 people necessary to start a group. All that's needed is a desire to learn and grow in your faith. There is a good amount of reading to be done each week, but no tests. You will get out of it what you put into it. The topics of study are Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology. The entire program is 4 years, but each participant signs up for a year at a time. Interested? There are brochures in the breezeway explaining the program or you can speak with Carol. If we have enough interest (we have 2 people so far), we would like to start a group here in September. Please let Carol know
by May 1 if you are interested.
Save the Children
For the past many years, St. John's has supported two children through "Save the Children". For the past 8 years, one of the children we have supported was Johaire from the Philippines. Because of the good work that Save the Children has done for Johaire and the entire community, they are now in a position to be self-sufficient. Johaire is now 12 years old. Save the Children is now leaving that village in order to take on another village with children in need. We will now sponsor 4 year old Rosa Mae from another village in the Philippines. You can see her picture posted in the breezeway, along with our other sponsored child Gift from Malawi. Your support for these children is greatly appreciated.
We will be having several extra services during Holy Week and we will need EM's, ushers, crucifers, lectors, acolytes, etc. Please check the online sign-up sheet and fill in where you can help.