July 11, 2018
News of the Parish
Cornerstone Kids Need Supplies
As the new school year approaches, your generous support is requested for the children at Cornerstone Kids. The goal is to raise $1,500 to cover the cost of backpacks and school supplies for 35 children.

Please put your check, made out to St. John's, in the alms basin or drop it off in the parish offices by Sunday, August 26.  Contact MC Jenkins with questions at
News from the DR: Tampa Deanery Project
This year's Tampa Deanery Project saw the not-quite completion of San Timoteo Church in Nizao (we'll be going back next year to complete the second story and help with a community garden-farm). Teams II and III were able to participate in the consecration of the mission on June 30 , the first for the new Bishop of the Dominican Republic, Moises Quezada Mota.

In addition to this year's St. John's representatives on Team II, Carol Ihrig and Sally Thompson, past participants were recognized by Bishop Moises at the Consecration.  From St. John's, they included: Henry Woodroffe, David Webster, Dottie Towne Webster, Robin Adair, and Bill Hardy.

The Tampa Deanery Project has expanded to include members of other parishes outside of the Deanery. This year, the Rev. Janice Tunnell participated with members of her parish, All Saints in Tarpon Springs. A group of parishioners from St. James in Farmington, CT, lead Vacation Bible School classes at Colegio San Matías in Santana and assisted in the construction of the church furniture. This mammoth effort to meet the June 30  consecration date, included building twelve long church pews, two celebrant's chairs, a bishop's chair, a baptismal font, and a lectern. Because of wet weather, the large pine boards had to be turned every few minutes to dry in the sunlight during the week. Final staining and varnishing will be delayed until dryer weather. Painting was completed on the interior and exterior of the church by Teams I and II.

The support of St. John's over the past 20 years has helped to make these efforts successful and further God's work in our Companion Diocese in the Dominican Republic. Thank you.

Sally Thompson
Flowers and Candle Available
The flowers at the Church and Chapel altar and the Candle in the Sanctuary Light are available on the following dates. If you would like to take one of these opportunities to support St. John's and honor a loved one, please contact the parish offices at or call 259.1570.

Church Altar Flowers
August 8

Chapel Altar Flowers
August 8
September 2
September 9

Candle in the Sanctuary Light
August 9
Pardon our Dust/Darkness!
As we continue our two major maintenance projects this summer, replacing the old, antiquated and heat-producing lighting in the church with modern and efficient LED lights, and updating the HVAC system in Brickman Hall, please continue to remain flexible this Sunday morning.  Our LED lighting contractor is working directly with the manufacturer to ensure the final product will both highlight the architectural beauty inside our historic church building, as well as provide a lasting and efficient light source for the years to come.  It may seem like a lengthy process, but it is one that will certainly pay off in the end!
Information and Resources
Our Parish Family
An old open Bible on a rustic wooden plank with room for print
This Week's Birthdays

July 12
Jamie McKay, Grant White

July 13
Nora Russell, Blake Stanford

July 14
Bob Barnes, Kim French, Rebecca Graff, Sophia Gray, Elizabeth Hancock, Chad Merritt, Travis Messer, Liam O'Brien, Emory Peterson, Lollie Scott, Jacob Slack, Randy Taylor, Tyler Whittlesey

July 15
Charles Harden, David Hasselbach, Katie Heisel, Janet Karpan, Brant Peterson, Tamsen Williams, Claudia Young

July 16
Jo Apthorp, Jayce Hicks, Hannah Rix, Michelle Roberts

July 17
Robert Watkins

July 18
Anna Arcuri, Virginia Gregory, Jo Stewart, Steve Swindal, Augustine Weekley
Sunday's Scripture Snippet   

I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12
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, July 12
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) and Healing & Anointing, 10:00 a.m., Chapel

Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch, 11:45 a.m., Lowry 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 note, the Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch group will meet in the Lowry Room for the month of July.
Sunday, July 15
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
Children meet in the Parish Hall for a "one room schoolhouse" style learning experience led by a parent.  Contact Ayana with questions.

Coffee Hour Fellowship, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Parish Hall

Sandwich Sunday, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Parish Hall
Sunday, July 15, is our monthly Sandwich Sunday. Please join us in the Parish Hall after the 9:15 a.m. service to make sandwiches and bag lunches for the patrons of Faith Café. Thanks to our hosts for this month, the Kellar family!

Adult Christian Formation: 
No Meeting
The Sunday Adult Formation group will take a summer break during July and August.  Meetings will begin again on Sunday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room.  Bring your coffee and join us for a lively discussion between services. For more information, contact Kathleen Moore at 221.6253 or

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 11:15 a.m., Church
Tuesday, July 17
Contemporary Women's Bible Study, 6:45 a.m., Lowry Room
The CWBS group continues on Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. The group will meet in the Lowry Room for the month of July.  Weekly meetings start with a light breakfast followed by prayer and study until 8:00 a.m. All women of St John's and their friends are welcome.  For  more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at  or 785.9400.
Wednesday, July 18
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Wednesday Nights at St. John's, 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
The Wednesday Nights group invites you to join them for a potluck dinner followed by discussion and fellowship.  Contact Paul and Winkie Game at with questions  about the group.
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