October 10, 2018
News of the Parish
Fathers Annual Camping Trip
This year's St. John's Fathers camping trip is November 9 and 10 at  Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville, FL ( www.lakewoodretreat.org).  Lakewood Retreat is located at 25458 Dan Brown Hill Rd, 34602. Office phone: 352.796.4097

This is a St. John's parish function put on by the Fathers Ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church. Come early..... Many fathers try to be there right after lunch on Friday, November 9. Friday is really the meat of the trip and there are many activities such as canoeing, nature trails, animal farm, zipline, that can be enjoyed. You definitely want to arrive during daylight, especially for setting up your tent!  

The cost will be $25 per person. For example, a father bringing two children will be $75. Please mail a check made out to Kaivon Madani to: Kaivon Madani, 5224 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611, or you can pay at the campground. The fee will help cover the cost of the campsite fees, food, firewood, and other needed supplies.  

Please email kaivonmadani@hotmail.com with questions and to RSVP.
The Circle Hosts Coffee Hour
This Sunday, The Circle will host Coffee Hour. Join them for fellowship and coffee!

Interested in having your St. John's ministry or group host a Coffee Hour? Contact the parish offices at 259.1570 or parish@stjohnstampa.org.
Flowers Available 
The Flowers at the Chapel Altar for Thanksgiving Day, November 22, are available. If you would like to take this opportunity to honor a loved one and support St. John's, please contact the parish offices at 259.1570 or parish@stjohnstampa.org.
Dominican Development Group Anniversary Celebration
Join the Dominican Development Group Board and Dominican friends for a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dominican Development Group (DDG) on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 13312 Cain Road, Tampa, FL 33625 (www.stmarkstampa.org)
The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., then dinner and entertainment will be from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

RSVP to Bill Kunkle at bkunkle@dominicandevelopmentgroup.org or 400.2722 X2
The St. John's Book Club
The St. John's Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lowry Room.  Margaret Brokaw will lead the discussion of Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Parish Connections: News from Realm
Realm Information Update
Realm is St. John's new online service that will help our church family connect with each other. Some things it includes right now are: your own profile, including your giving record, and an online picture directory. As we roll out additional features, it will include: connecting and communicating with your church groups, online giving and more. You should have received an email inviting you to login to Realm. If you didn't, or would like to receive the email again, please email Debbi Huelsman at dhuelsman@stjohnstampa.org.
Realm Online Parishioner Directory
In order to have a complete and convenient online directory, we changed all parishioners' privacy settings in Realm on October 9.  You will have received several emails alerting you to this.  There is nothing you need to do with the emails. After we changed the privacy settings, you will see other parishioners' contact information, just like the traditional printed directory, but online through Realm or the Realm Connect app.  Information on Realm accessible by other parishioners will be: name, address, primary phone (you choose your primary phone number), primary email (again, you choose), birth month and day (not year), and groups that you are a part of.

If you do not want the above information visible to other parishioners, please email parish@stjohnstampa.org.
Events and Fellowship
Save the Date for The Circle
Save the date for the next Circle event, Sunday evening, November 4. Anyone who wishes to be included in Circle invitations and doesn't receive them already should email Lisa Sepulveda at lwsepulveda@aol.com.
Love INC. Breakfast Fundraiser
For more information contact Deacon Kathleen Moore at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.
Moms' Morning Fun
Children and Youth
EYC News
New Beginnings Retreat
As you can see above, St John's youth had a great time at last weekend's New Beginnings Middle School Retreat! Thanks to all who prayed and participated. 
Youth Mission Parents' Information Meeting
Is your 6th to 12th grader interested in participating in our 2019 St John's Youth Mission Trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, NC (June 8 through 15, 2019)? THIS Sunday (October 14) is our Mission Trip Parents' Meeting, from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.in Discovery House (918 Orleans). At the meeting, we will quickly go over the basics of the trip, and officially open the sign-ups! We currently have 21 Youth spots available for the trip.
EYC This Week
Are you bold? This week's EYC will focus on boldness--speaking out for the things you believe in (and your faith). St John's EYC (6th through 12th grades) meets every Sunday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Discovery House (918 Orleans). Join us for games, food, and faith!
Sunday School Service: Supplies Sought
St John's Sunday School is making special Faith Café bags this Sunday (October 14) and we are soliciting donations! Faith Café is asking for travel sized toothpaste, lotions, deodorant, shampoos, and toothbrushes. Please contact Ayana Grady to donate!
Family Events: Pumpkin Painting Party
Our St John's Pumpkin Painting Party will be Sunday, October 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall! It's BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin), and the church will provide paint, brushes, activities, and food! We encourage all families to participate in this fun fall tradition. Invite your friends for a great time! Want to volunteer? Click here for the sign up form.
Adult Christian Formation
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study
The Women's Mid Morning Bible Study will study Exodus this fall, using Interpretation Bible Studies' guide Exodus by James D. Newsome. They invite all women of St. John's and their friends to join them as they explore God's redemptive and merciful activity in some of the most unforgettable stories in the Old Testament.

The group will meet on alternate Tuesdays from 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel *please note slight change of location*. O n Tuesday, October 16, Mary Jane Schenck will lead the study of Exodus 19:1-25, "God Appears at Sinai. "

For  more information contact Joan McKay at mckayjhm@aol.com or Sally Wiley at wiley48sm@gmail.com or 244.4497.
Information and Resources
Our Parish Family
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This Week's Birthdays and Baptisms

Baptisms

October 7 
Alexander Joseph Normandeau

Harry Jan Greene

Birthdays

October 11
Frank Hancock, Jay Singletary, Shannon Sampson, Frances Galvis, Scott Lee, Mackenzie Moore

October 12
Jack Wyatt, Yvonne Santiago, Betsy Graham, Rowan Cruse, Julie Blanner

October 13
Heddy Brown, Lindsey Robbins, Fuller Saunders, Elizabeth Mackie, William Ahlstrand

October 14
Donna Barrs, Brooke Riffey, Walter Hardenstine, Liz Wessel

October 15
Caroline Cassedy, Nicholas Gagliardo

October 16
John Genter, Christina Roberts, Jane Arnold, Kate Arthur, Linda Pearce

October 17
Zachary Rugg, Emma Brown, Chase Collier
Sunday's Scripture Snippet   

"Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it."

Mark 10
Hospital Visitation

We want to provide support during your time of need! However, because health regulations prohibit the clergy from being informed when our parishioners are in the hospital, we will not know if you or someone you love is there unless you tell us. We want to provide support in any time of need or crisis. Please call the parish offices at 259.1570 or  click here to email us to let us know when you need us.
This Week in St. John's
Thursday, October 11
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) and Healing & Anointing, 10:00 a.m., Chapel

Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch, 11:45 a.m., Peterson Room
The Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group meets on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. The readings the group studies are those from the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please park under the Selmon Expressway.
Sunday, October 14
Click here for the readings for Sunday. St. John's follows Track 2.
  
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church

The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 9:15 a.m., Church
Sunday School for Children, 9:15 a.m., Parish Hall

Coffee Hour Fellowship, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Parish Hall
This Sunday, The Circle will host Coffee Hour. Join them for fellowship and coffee!

Interested in having your group host a Coffee Hour? Contact the parish offices at 259.1570 or parish@stjohnstampa.org.

Adult Christian Formation, 10:30 a.m., Lowry Room
The Sunday Adult Formation group continues  a six-part DVD series, Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi , led by Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School.  

The Sunday Adult Formation group meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room. B ring your coffee and join us for a lively discussion between services. For more information, contact Kathleen Moore at 785.9400 or kmoore@stjohnstampa.org

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 11:15 a.m., Church

Youth Mission Trip Parent Information Session, 4:00 p.m., Discovery House

EYC, 4:30 p.m.. Discovery House
Tuesday, October 16
Contemporary Women's Bible Study, 6:45 a.m., Lowry Room
Contemporary Women's Bible Study continues its fall session on Tuesday mornings at 6:45 a.m. in the Lowry Room.  All women are welcome!  For information,  contact Deacon Kathleen at  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org  or 785.9400.
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study, 9:45 a.m., Chapel
*Please note slight change of location*

The Women's Mid Morning Bible Study will study Exodus this fall, using Interpretation Bible Studies' guide Exodus by James D. Newsome. They invite all women of St. John's and their friends to join them as they explore God's redemptive and merciful activity in some of the most unforgettable stories in the Old Testament.

O n Tuesday, October 16, Mary Jane Schenck will lead the study of Exodus 19:1-25, "God Appears at Sinai. "

For  more information contact Joan McKay at mckayjhm@aol.com or Sally Wiley at wiley48sm@gmail.com or 244.4497.
Wednesday, October 17: The Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 12:15 p.m., Chapel
Wednesday Nights in St. John's, 6:00 p.m., Parish Hall
On Wednesday, October 10, the group will view the movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness. At 6:00 p.m., blessings and covered dish dinner starts 
[NOTE EARLY BEGINNING], then at  6:15 p.m. the movie begins. Following the movie will be  discussion for those who choose to remain, and c losing prayers.

On Wednesday, October 17, the group begins a new study:  Christianity and World Religions: Questions We Ask About Other Faiths Adam Hamilton, named by PBS's Religion and Eth ics Newsweekly as one of the top "Ten People to Watch," interviews religious leaders in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism, then honestly and respectfully discusses the differences between each and Christianity. This six session DVD series builds bridges without compromising beliefs. 

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