Upcoming Events
IWC Invites You to the History Center
The Invite-Welcome-Connect (IWC) team would like to cordially invite you to their next Tampa Bay History Center “Lunch and Learn” tour on Monday, January 17. They begin with a delicious lunch together (separate checks) at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbia Cafe in the TBHC, followed by a magical tour of TBHC (admission gratis) by our very own amazing docent, Jack Wyatt.

Note, this is a great experience for young people, and since kids will be out of school that day for the Martin Luther King Day holiday, you may want to consider bringing your pre-teen or teen with you.

If you are interested in joining them, please contact Donna Gem at 601-3419 or donnaagem@aol.com to add your name(s) to the list.
Annual St. John's Women's Retreat: February 5
The annual St John’s Women’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, February 5, in person at the Franciscan Center in Tampa. The day will include prayer, conversation, music, quiet time, and a discussion of Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Holy Envy. The retreat is offered as a gift to the women of the parish by the Contemporary Women’s Bible Study group. All women of St John’s and their friends are invited. For information, contact Deacon Kathleen at 785.9400 or kmoore@stjohnstampa.org.
Oberammergau Passion Play Trip Planned
The St. Bartholomew Travel Society is pleased to offer, in conjunction with ETS Tours, a small group tour featuring The Oberammergau Passion Play and Select European Capitals from June 1 through June 10, 2022. Click on the photo to download a full brochure.

The Oberammergau Passion Play, delayed by the pandemic, now is planned for 2022. Offered only once in a decade, there is great anticipation and excitement about its 2022 return. St. Bartholomew's Travel Society has secured a small number of spaces in the tour offered by ETS Tours which begins June 1. The ten day, all-inclusive tour starts from $5,098. It is expected that this tour will fill up quickly. Deadline for registration is January 31, 2022.

An informal, "picnic and travelog" reception will be held at The Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota, Tuesday, January 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Gillespie Hall. Bring your sandwich or salad, chips, cookies, and beverages will be provided. Brochures for the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Balkan Countries pilgrimage, August 31 through September 14, 2022, will be available. Please respond by email to lindarobinsonsrq@gmail.com if you wish to attend the reception. We hope to see you then!

Questions? Contact Mary Lou McFate at marymcfate@msn.com or Linda Robinson lindarobinsonsrq@gmail.com.
News of the Parish
Show your Gratitude to Fr. James Reho!
A “purse“ will be presented to Fr. Reho on his final Sunday, January 23. If you would like to contribute to this financial gift for him, click here, adding the note or instruction, “Fr. Reho‘s Purse.” You may also send in a check made out to St. John’s with “Fr. Reho‘s Purse“ in the memo line to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave., Tampa, FL 33606.
EYC News
Do you have activities going on? Let Ayana know, she'd love to be there!

Registration for our 2022 Youth Mission Trip is open! We will be serving in New Orleans from Thursday, June 2 through Thursday, June 9. The cost is $550 per person. We will sign for 30 service hours, and a $100 deposit will secure your spot!

Don’t forget to follow our EYC Instagram to stay up to date on current and upcoming events. we are taking a break from the One Minute Devotionals until the New Year, when it will become a monthly addition to our EYC Instagram, but we

Join our Remind EYC group text to stay up to date on EYC happenings by clicking here (from your phone)!
Adult Christian Formation
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study
On Tuesday, January 11, the Women’s Mid Morning Bible Study will embark on a study of three of Paul’s pastoral letters using the book Paul, The Pastoral Letters: 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.
Fr. Fred Robinson will guide the group's study on 1 Timothy, Chapters 1 and 2. They are beginning the winter/spring study on Zoom with the hope of transitioning to in-person meetings later in the spring. They invite all women of the Parish to join them from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays. If you have not participated previously and would like to receive a Zoom invitation, email Sharon Stoll at harpwings@aol.com. For more information, contact Pat Wilson at patwilson68@tampabay.rr.com or 813.245.9562.
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 beginning 2022 with a study of Gerald May’s book,The Dark Night of the Soul. For more information contact Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.
Action Items and Opportunities
Executive Director Needed for Cornerstone Kids Inc.
Cornerstone Kids Inc, an after-school program for children aged 5 to 11 years in the Tampa Heights area, is seeking a new Executive Director to lead the daily operations for the program. This is a full-time, year-round administrative position. Cornerstone Kids is a 501 (c)3 non-profit program that has served the Tampa Heights community for almost 30 years. Its mission is to assist at-risk, inner city children in their spiritual, educational and emotional development in a safe, secure and nurturing environment, focusing on homework assistance/tutoring, reading and math, technology, mentoring, nutrition, and social-emotional development. Staff consists of 5 teachers, a cook, and a small pool of volunteers. Qualifications include a BA/BS degree in business, education or related field; experience in leading youth development operations,; and five or more years of experience in licensed child care and/or educational program management, employee supervision, grant administration, budget accountability and professional development. The position is open until filled. St John’s is a long-time partner and supporter of the Cornerstone program, which is housed at St James-House of Prayer Episcopal Church. For more information, contact Deacon Moore at 785-9400 or kmoore@stjohnstampa.org.
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 St. John's Episcopal Church, 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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January 6, Rheem Humaid Masaood

January 7, Preslie Price, Louise Krikorian, Harry van Loveren

January 8, Kate Compton

January 9, Sadie Saunders, Art Severn, Oliver Lacktman

January 10, Nancy Burchill, Andrew McIntosh, Lacher Polins, Skye Bryant

January 11, John Marston, Brody Kellar, Margaret Drumsta

January 12, Linda Scarritt, Max Hunt, Charlsey Roman, Eliina Lick, Kirt Thomason, Ezra Pederson
This Week in St. John's
Thursday, January 6
Feast of the Epiphany (Rite II) with Hymns, 10:00 a.m., Church

Men's Interactive Bible Study, 11:45 a.m., Lowry Room and Zoom
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.

Sunday, January 9
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church, followed by Coffee Hour Fellowship

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


Tuesday, January 11
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study, 10:00 a.m., Zoom

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 Deacon Kathleen at 785.9400 or kmoore@stjohnstampa.org; or Sally Thompson at tampasal@gmail.com or 254.3009 for the link.

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

Adult Christian Formation, 2:00 pm., Zoom
Virtual Worship, Ministries, and Resources
Service Information

Sunday Services
In addition to welcoming in-person attendance at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sunday services, St. John's streams our 10:00 a.m. services live on Facebook. Access the stream at our page at https://www.facebook.com/stjohnstampa/. The stream is also live on our website. Please access our most current safety guidance here.

The audio for sermons is here. New sermons are uploaded by Tuesday each week. Bulletins for Sundays are here, each week's bulletin is uploaded to this page by Saturday. Click here to find the readings for this coming Sunday (St. John's follows Track 2). You can also see Sunday services on our YouTube channel, they are uploaded each Sunday by mid-afternoon.

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

Offices Open

The Church Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through 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 daily 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.

Please note that blue text denotes a hyperlink directly to the service or website referenced.

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 Robinson: 941.350.0043
Father Cannon: 864.320.7116
Father Goodheart: 321.446.4934
Deacon Moore: 813.785.9400
Father Reho: 917.526.0746
Caring for our Parish Family

If you are someone who is able to help your fellow parishioners with errands and other means of support, please contact Fr. MIchael at mcannon@stjohnstampa.org. Conversely, if you are a parishioner who needs help, please also contact Fr. Michael at email at mcannon@stjohnstampa.org or by phone at 864.320.7116. He will match needs with resources so we are able to help one another in Christ's name.