Upcoming Events
Altar Guild Tours This Sunday
The members of the Altar Guild will give guided tours of the sacristy and other "behind-the-scenes" areas of our beautiful church this Sunday after both the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. Join them in the south transept and learn more about St. John's!
Rector Institution and Induction
Wednesday, June 29, will be the Institution and Induction of Fr. Christian Wood, St. John’s XVII Rector. The service will be at 6:00 p.m. This is the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, and is also the anniversary of Fr. Wood’s ordination to the Priesthood. A reception will follow in the courtyard and Parish Hall. We have created a Facebook event so you can easily share this momentous day with your friends!
News of the Parish
Big Plans for St. John's This Fall
As we journey through Summertime, or as we call it in the Church, ordinary time, all the staff here at Saint John’s are busy planning for an exciting new program year. Starting in the fall, we will introduce two new Sunday School classes on Sunday morning: middle school and high school. We will also introduce Children’s Chapel. Your children will
begin the service in the church. At the beginning of the Gospel procession, a cross will lead the children out into the Parish Hall to hear a sermon crafted just for them by our youth minister. Then, the children will return to the church at the offertory. When it is time to receive communion, all children, youth, and their Sunday School teachers will receive communion first and head out to Sunday School.

Significant changes are coming to our adult formation on Sunday mornings, too! Your clergy will lead exciting and informative classes each
Sunday in the Parish Hall. Expect classes on topics like miracles, angels, life after death, and so much more. These engaging and fun interactive
classes will happen right after church and give you something to talk about over brunch!

Look for more details soon!
EYC on Mission!
Our Youth and chaperoning adults are on their way back from New Orleans for their annual mission trip, returning tomorrow. Please keep them in your prayers for safe travels!
Summer Sunday School Help Needed!
St. John's Summer Sunday School is here, and we need your help! Can you help teach a day? For the summer, we have a “One Room Schoolhouse” format, held in the Parish Hall. As the Summer Sunday School teacher, you will also be responsible for bringing in an allergy-friendly snack for 10 to 15 people.

All lessons are available in the Parish Hall organized by date for you to prepare before your Sunday. Please sign up today at this link.
The St. John's Wedding Guild
Our clergy is in need of additional volunteers to help in this important ministry of the church. Guild members assist clergy and the family on the Friday and Saturday of wedding weekends, attending both the rehearsal and wedding. Typically, this entails a commitment of about four hours once every four months. Guild members work in pairs, and are trained to guide the bridal party through the “big day“ and help guests and family where needed.

Won’t you consider joining this fun and joyful ministry? Please contact Jan Kelley or Mary Jo Shenk with any questions.
EYC News
Sign up to help with St. John’s Vacation Bible School, June 20 through 23! This year’s theme is Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness, with visuals from the Southwest region. VBS will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (for volunteers). We will sign for a total of 16 service hours! Sign up here!

Are you registered for DaySpring Summer Camp? DaySpring is our diocesan Episcopal camp and conference center in Parrish, FL, and they offer age-based faith-filled camp sessions throughout the summer! If you are a rising 9th grader (or older), Ayana will be leading the High School Discovery Camp from July 17 through 22! Click here for more info: Summer Camps in Southwest Florida | Diocese of Southwest Florida (episcopalswfl.org
Adult Christian Formation
Wednesday Adult Christian Formation
The Wednesday Afternoon adult formation group continues on Zoom on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The group studies the work of a variety of Christian writers; group discussions are lively and substantive. All are welcome. The group is discussing Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg. For more information or to get the link, contact the parish office.
Action Items and Opportunities
Community Baby Shower: Donations Needed by Deadline Tomorrow
The local chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians is holding a Community Baby Shower to benefit those in need in our area. Donations will be given to Alpha House in Pinellas County, Dawning Family Services in Tampa, and Metropolitan Ministries. Items needed are: Onesies (infant to 18 months), formula (regular and w/iron and soy), clothes (all sizes boys and girls), toys (for babies/small children), diapers (all sizes infant to toddler), books to read to small children, bottles, undershirts, socks, washcloths, car seats, crib sheets, and bibs.

For more information, contact Tania Wilkes, tanwash65@gmail.com or 443.742.6542
Please leave your donations in the parish office no later than tomorrow, June 9.
Claim your Spot at VBS!
Registration for our 2022 St. John’s Vacation Bible School, June 20 through 23, is closing soon! VBS is for potty-trained 3 year olds through rising 4th graders, and the cost is $40 per child for the week. We’ll meet from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall Monday through Thursday that week for a fun week of games, crafts, and faith. Sign up here today!
Sermons Available
Sunday sermons from our clergy are up on our YouTube channel. Sermons are also available in the link in our bio on Instagram. Get inspired with just a click!
Sandwich Sunday Help Needed: Just Two More Spots Left!
We are in need of Sandwich Sunday hosts for this year. Hosts can assemble lunches at their own homes, and deliver them to Faith Cafe the next day, or assemble them in the Parish Hall with help from other parishioners. Costs are reimbursed by the parish.

Available dates are August 21 and December 18. Contact Cindy Martin if you can help!
Supporting your Parish
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Giving to St. John's
There are many ways to make a one time or recurring gift to your parish! The work of the parish goes on and is more important than ever, and we appreciate your support. 

Mail a check to the church
Our address is 906 South Orleans Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.
 
Send a check through your bank's online bill pay
The bank will need the church's name, address, and usually our phone number, 259.1570.
 
Request that St. John's make an automatic monthly withdrawal from your checking or savings account
Contact Laurie Lawther at llawther@stjohnstampa.org to set up.
 
Give online
Go to www.stjohnstampa.org and click on "Give Now" on the right side of the top blue bar. The church now has the ability to accept credit and debit card payments, along with checking/savings account payments. To make a pledge or pay in some other way, click on "Stewardship" in the top website menu.
 
Give by text
In the 'To' field of the text type 73256, then in the message, type SJE. You will receive a text back immediately with a link to complete the payment.
 
Laurie is available to walk you through any of these methods by email at llawther@stjohnstampa.org or call her at the parish offices at 259.1570.
This Week's Birthdays
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June 9, Wyatt Friedrich, Doug Norton

June 10, Bob Thomson, Henry Woodroffe

June 11, Colin Kendall, Matthew Kendall, Skyler Norton

June 12, Hayley Divers, Cora Waterhouse

June 13, Farrell Buzbee, Denney Dickerson, Paul Game, Susan Lang, Suzette Lemrow

June 14, Chris Brown, M.C. Jenkins

June 15, Morgan Austin, Hal Flowers, Carina Stillie
This Week in Saint John's
Thursday, June 9
Healing Service and Holy Eucharist, 10:00 a.m., Church

Men's Interactive Bible Study, 11:45 a.m., Zoom and in the Lowry Room
The Men's Interactive Bible Study meets every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. to study the readings for the coming week and for fellowship. The group will convene in person in the Lowry Room for those who are comfortable and on Zoom for those who prefer virtual. Contact Lanny Russell at DLRNCRTPA@verizon.net, or Ray Stoll at SSSSTOLL@aol.com with questions or to get the meeting link.

Friday, June 10
The Soiree, 6:30 p.m. Hulse Home

Sunday, June 12
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church, followed by Coffee Hour Fellowship and Altar Guild Tour

The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 10:00 a.m., in the Church and on Facebook, our website and YouTube channel, followed by Coffee Hour Fellowship and Altar Guild Tour


Tuesday, June 14
CWBS, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
The Contemporary Women's Bible Study (CWBS) group does a weekly virtual study on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a Zoom meeting, so if you are interested in participating, contact Sally Thompson at tampasal@gmail.com or 254.3009 for the link.

Wednesday, June 15
The Holy Eucharist, 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Adult Christian Formation, 2:00 pm., Zoom
Virtual Worship, Ministries, and Resources
Service Information
Please note that blue text denotes a hyperlink directly to the service or website referenced.

Sunday Services
In addition to our in-person 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sunday services in the Church, St. John's streams our 10:00 a.m. services live on Facebook. The stream is also live on our website. You can view current and past services on our YouTube channel.

Bulletins for Sundays are here. Each week's bulletin is uploaded to the page by Saturday. Click here to find the readings for this coming Sunday (St. John's follows Track 2). 

Sermons can be found on our YouTube channel. While you're there, subscribe!

The Chapel of the Resurrection, outdoors in the courtyard, is open 24/7.

Office Hours

The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. Email us at parish@stjohnstampa.org or call 259.1570.

Virtual Ministries and Prayer Groups


Evening Prayer
Our clergy and staff and your fellow parishioners stream evening prayer Monday through Saturday at 4:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. Intercessory prayers are invited in the comments during the feed.

Compline Night Prayer
Compline is offered by the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist on their web site at www.ssje.org on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30 p.m EST.

If you have any questions or trouble using the online services noted above, please contact Lee Lowry by replying to this email. You can also contact the clergy member or parishioner who is the contact for each ministry. 
Individual Pastoral Care

Your clergy are available to you for pastoral conversations. If you are unable to reach them at the parish offices at 259.1570, please call directly. They can be reached at these numbers:

Pastoral Emergency Line: 813.906.5199
Father Wood: 917.822.9741
Deacon Mary Alice: 813.493.8337
Father Goodheart: 321.446.4934