July 10, 2019
News of the Parish
Parish Reception This Sunday
This Sunday, July 14, we will welcome the Rev. James Reho, our new Associate Rector of the Church and Chaplain to the School, and his wife Lori. We will also bid a fond farewell to the Rev. Chase Ackerman, Jeanne, and Jonathan a s the Ackermans leave us for Decatur, Alabama, where the Vestry of that town's St. John's Church has elected Chase their Rector. 

The reception will follow the combined 10:00 a.m. service. Join us!
Holy Hospitality Volunteers Needed!
This Sunday, July 14, volunteers are needed to help with reception food. Please contact Sara Stone at  sarabstone@yahoo.com if you can provide refreshments.
Love INC: Ways You Can Help
St John's is a church partner of Love INC, an organization whose mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. 

Here are just some of the ways you can help:

1. Roofer or contractor:  Love INC volunteers have been walking with a family over the last year coordinating a yard and home clean up, mentoring, and A/C repair which ultimately led to reunification between parent and children. The parent has been working hard to save a substantial contribution towards a new roof and is ready to move forward.  Love INC is looking for a roofer or contractor who can help this family.

2. Handypersons: Volunteers are needed to complete some minor repairs on a mobile home for a guest of Love INC. She is scheduled for hip and knee replacement surgery in August and these repairs are imperative for her to continue to live independently and age in place safely in her home. 
  1. Secure her metal stair rail. 
  2. Repair a broken latch on screen door located at the top of the stairs.
  3. Re-attach an awning to her trailer.
3. Help Center Volunteers: The Love INC Help Center is the foundation of its ministry and is solely staffed by trained volunteers. Additional volunteers are needed to fill available slots on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Office hours are from 9:00-1:00 and located in The Portico downtown. Volunteers can make their own schedule and can serve in all aspects of the Help Center. 

If you feel you can assist in any of these roles, please reach out to Jennifer Agana at 222.5683 or jagana@loveinctampa.org to learn how you can get involved.

For more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.
Adult Christian Formation
Summer Sunday Adult Formation Group Continues
The Sunday Adult Formation Group continues a new summer study.  The DVD series entitled The New Testament You Never Knew is presented by two distinguished New Testament scholars: N.T. Wright and Michael Bird.  Bring your coffee and join the group each week at 9:00 a.m. in the Lowry Room (before the combined service at 10:00 a.m.)  

For more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at 785.9400 or kmoore@stjohnstampa.org.
Events and Fellowship
St. John's First Mother-Daughter Tea: August 17
Rising 6 th through  12 th grade girls! Save the date for our very first St. John's Mother-Daughter Tea, which will be held at the Royal Tea Room on Saturday, August 17  from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.! The cost will be $10 per person, and spots are limited. You can reserve your spot today by contacting Youth Minister Ayana Grady agrady@stjohnstampa.org! Visit the Royal Tea Room site by clicking here.
Wednesday Nights in St. John's: Movie Night Tonight
Tonight, July 10, the Wednesday Nights group will view the movie The Woodcarver. They will begin earlier than usual, starting with the blessing and a covered dish dinner at 6:00 p.m. The movie will begin at  6:30 p.m. After the movie at approximately  8:40 p.m., there will be discussion for those who choose to remain, followed by c losing prayers.
Action Items and Opportunities
Sandwich Sunday: One Sunday Left to Host!
We are in need of Sandwich Sunday hosts for just one more date in 2019, December 15. Hosting includes shopping for supplies, coordinating sandwich preparation on the day-of, and delivering the meals to Faith Café. Costs are reimbursed by the parish. Email Cindy Martin at cdmcasa@gmail.com to help.
Children and Youth
Dates Remain to Teach Summer Sunday School
Can you help teach St John's Summer Sunday School? For the summer, from now though September 8, St John's will have a "One-Room Schoolhouse" Sunday School format held in the Parish Hall during the 9:15 a.m. service (during the combined 10:00 a.m. service during the month of July). In addition to teaching the lesson, you will be responsible for bringing in an allergy-friendly snack for 10 to 15 people. It's a fun way for parents to get involved in a meaningful way (and to give our dedicated Sunday School teachers some much-needed rest!)

All lessons are available in the Parish Hall (organized by date) for you to prepare before your teaching day!
Information and Resources for our Parish Family
An old open Bible on a rustic wooden plank with room for print
This Week's 
Birthdays and Baptisms 

July 7
Isabel Arya Friedrich
Elizabeth Tamsin Henry

July 11
Denny Craig

July 12
Jamie McKay, Grant White

July 13
Nora Russell, Blake, Stanford, Tory Stone
July 14
Bob Barnes, Elizabeth Hancock, Lollie Scott, Sophia Gray, Emory Peterson, Chad Merritt, Randy Taylor, Jake Slack, Kim French, Tyler Whittlesey, Rebecca Graff, Liam O'Brien, Travis Messer
July 15
Brant Peterson, Tamsen Williams, Claudia Young, Katie Heisel, David Hasselbach, Charles Harden, Janet Karpan
July 16
Jo Apthorp, Hannah Rix, Jayce Hicks, Michelle Roberts, Elise Guinn
July 17
Robert Watkins
Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up.

Galatians 6
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, July 11
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 will meet on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in the Lowry Room. The group comes together weekly for fellowship and to study the readings for the coming Sunday.  
Sunday, July 14: Combined Service Schedule Continues Today
Click here for the readings for Sunday. St. John's follows Track 2.

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

Sunday Adult Formation, 9:00 a.m., Lowry Room
The Sunday Adult Formation Group continues a new summer study.  The DVD series entitled  The New Testament You Never Knew is presented by two distinguished New Testament scholars: N.T. Wright and Michael Bird.  Bring your coffee and join the group each week at 9:00 a.m. in the Lowry Room (before the combined service at 10:00 a.m.)  

The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 10:00 a.m., Church    
Sunday School for Children, 10:00 a.m., Parish Hall           

Reception honoring the Reho and Ackerman Families, following the 10:00 a.m. service, Parish Hall

Koine Greek Class, 12:30 p.m., Lowry Room
Monday, July 15
Books for Our Journey , 1:00 p.m.,  Lowry Room
This opportunity for women to read and discuss books that enlighten and nurture on our Christian journey continues Monday  from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  The book is Learning to Walk in the Dark by the Reverend Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest and author of thirteen books, including two New York Times best sellers. The group will gather at their usual location, the Lowry Room.

The group will gather weekly through August.  Please consider joining them, whether you are in Tampa for the whole summer or coming and going.  For more information contact Pat Wilson at patwilson68@tampabay.rr.com or 644.4640.
Tuesday, July 16
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 us for coffee, a light breakfast, and stimulating discussion. For information, contact Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.
Wednesday, July 17
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Wednesday Nights in St. John's, 
6:30 p.m., 
Parish Hall
On July 17, the group will begin a review of  How to be Rich, a  four session DVD presentation by Andy Stanley.

The Wednesday Nights Group meets weekly at 6:30 p.m. to share a potluck supper followed by fellowship, a video, and discussion.  Contact Paul and Winkie Game at pgamefla@aol.com with questions about the group.
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