January 1, 2020
News of the Parish
Invite - Welcome - Connect
A new ministry in St. John's headed up by Vestry members Rick Eckhard and Dallas Coffield will begin in early 2020.  Stay tuned for more information!
Quiet Day with Deacon Kathleen
Deacon Kathleen will be will be leading   a Quiet Day  at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 25. Click here for more information and to learn how to join her!
Adult Enquirers Class Begins in February
Frs. Connelly and Cannon will be co-teaching the Adult Enquirers Class beginning Sunday, February 9.  The class will prepare participants for adult Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation, and will meet most Sundays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. with lunch included.  

The course will delve into foundational topics such as The Book of Common Prayer, Holy Scripture, Sacraments, Key Doctrine, Church History, Worship and Hymnody, Mission and Outreach, and Responsibilities of the Laity.  Please contact either Fr. Michael or the parish offices to sign up.  There will be a nursery provided as well.  
Icon Writing Workshop: January 2020 (Note New Dates)

The Annual Icon Writing Workshop with Phil Zimmerman will be January 27 through February 1, 2020 (Monday thru Saturday), at Holy Name Monastery, 12138 Wichers Road, St. Leo, FL 33574.

The photo of the icon the group is painting, "Jonah and the Whale" above, is from the original on a wall in the Meteora monastery in Greece, photographed in summer of 2015 and 2019.

For further information, please contact Pam Shives at pamshives@aol.com, Sr. Mary Clare Neuhofer at OSBmaryclareneu@gmail.com or 352.588.7188 or Phil Zimmerman at icon53@verizon.net or 724.235.9784 home, or 724.757.4191 cell (for texting).
Fellowship and Events
Cornerstone Kids Celebrate!

Women's Mid Morning Bible Study
The Women's Mid Morning Bible Study begins a study of the Apostle Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians early in the new year.  In the opinion of the Reverend Tom Wright whose book Paul for Everyone, 1 Corinthians they will be using, this letter reveals Paul's pastoral sensitivity and deep insight which come together to make First Corinthians not only one of Paul's crowning achievements, but full of good things for us to ponder today.

The group invites all interested women to join them on Tuesday, January 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lowry Room.  The first lesson will cover 1 Corinthians 1:1 - 3:4 and will be led by Laura Silva, beginning at 10:15 and concluding at 11:15.  The group will meet thereafter on alternate Tuesdays through May 5.  For more information, please contact Pat Wilson at patwilson68@tampabay.rr.com or 245.9562, or Joan McKay at mckayjhm@aol.com.
Children and Youth
Christmas Pageant 2019 Highlights
EYC News
EYC Holiday Schedule
EYC will resume this Sunday, January 5, with a combined 2020 Kickoff Game Night in Discovery House for 6th through 12th graders!

Dinners Needed
We still need volunteers to bring weekly EYC Dinners! Please look over your spring calendar, and sign up here.

EYC on the 'Gram
Remember to follow St John's EYC on Instagram , w e update it regularly with pictures/videos from Youth events!
Information and Resources for our Parish Family
An old open Bible on a rustic wooden plank with room for print
This Week's Birthdays

January 2, George Lewis

January 3, Charles Lassey, Debbie Tozier, Kerry Carson, Peter Harrington

January 4, Carol Ihrig, Stuart Lindquist, Carter Lindquist, Michael Pepe, Paul Schnell, Donna Scantlebury

January 5, Kevin Page, Rooney Metzler
January 6, Rheem Humaid Masaood
January 7, Preslie Price, Louise Krikorian, Harry van Loveren
January 8, Kate Compton
Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

John 1
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. 

If you have a pastoral emergency when the parish offices are closed, please call 906.5199.
This Week in St. John's
Thursday, January 2
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II) and Healing and 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 meets on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. The group comes together weekly for fellowship and to study the readings for the coming Sunday.  Feel free to bring your lunch. 
Sunday, January 5

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church

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

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

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Adult Christian Formation, No Meeting
The Sunday Adult Formation Group will take a break for the holiday on Sunday, January 5.  Meetings will resume to begin their Epiphany study on Sunday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room.

For more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.
EYC Combined 2020 Kickoff (6th through 12th grades), 4:30 p.m., Discovery House
Tuesday, January 7
Contemporary Women's Bible Study, 6:45 a.m., Lowry Room
CWBS meets on Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the Lowry Room.   All women are welcome.  The group is studying the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Join them for coffee, a light breakfast, and stimulating discussion. For information,  contact Deacon Kathleen at  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org  or 785.9400.

Mid Morning Women's Bible Study, 10:00 a.m., Lowry Room
Wednesday, January 8: The Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Wednesday Nights in St. John's, 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
The Wednesday Nights Group  meets each week on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a shared potluck supper followed by fellowship, a video, and discussion of our faith. Contact Paul and Winkie Game with questions at pgamefla@aol.com .
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