September 4, 2019
News of the Parish
Rally Day!

Rally Day is St. John's ministries' showcase and kickoff event. You are invited to sample the array of ministries, outreach projects, and fellowship groups of our Parish, as well as delicious food as you get to know the needs and opportunities here and decide where best to share your own gifts and talents. 

Our kitchen team, led by Chef Dave, will provide a Taste of Tampa, serving chicken and yellow rice, mini Cuban sandwiches, deviled crabs and more, in addition to the treats provided by our ministries.

On Sunday, September 8, the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services will be combined into one service at 10:00 a.m. with Rally Day to follow. Please note, there will not be a Parish Breakfast this month, the Rally Day meal will be our communal meal for September.
Love INC Breakfast Fundraiser
On Tuesday, October 8, Love INC will hold a fundraising breakfast at the Portico Church, 1001 N Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. A c ontinental breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and there is ample, free, off-street parking. There is no charge for this event, bring a friend and your hearts!

To sign up, visit For more information, please contact Deacon Kathleen.
Fellowship and Events
The Soiree: September 20
St. John's Church
invites you to a

at the home of  Ron and Mary Hulse
4912 Lyford Cay Road

Friday, September 20
7:00 p.m.

Bring an hors d'oeuvre to share.

Please RSVP to Mary Hulse at or

Please try to join us!
Mom's Bible Study Meets Next Week
St. John's Mom's Bible Study will resume for the fall next Thursday, September 12 at 8:45 a.m. in Discovery House, 918 Orleans. All moms are welcome!
UF Episcopal Alumni Tailgate: November 9
Chapel of the Incarnation is sponsoring a University of Florida Alumni Tailgate on November 9. This fun event will include your chance to get an EpiscoGator t-shirt, enjoy drinks, raffles, fellowship, and more. Contact Rev. Adam Young at for more information.
Action Items and Opportunities
Gardening Help Wanted
Do you have a green thumb?  Do you enjoy gardening?  We are looking for
enthusiastic volunteers to join St. John's newest ministry, the St. Francis Gardening Guild, to fill and maintain the planters in the courtyard and beyond, with the possibility of working on future gardening projects.  Please contact Suzy Lopez at if you are interested!
Holy Hospitality "Sprinkle" Support
Join us for a "sprinkle" for the Holy Hospitality ministry and the Kitchen Guild on Rally Day!  We will have a list of desired "registry items"  for these two Parish Life efforts.  We are organizing a full shower to include other ministries at a later date.  Stay tuned, and look for more information at Rally Day!
Adult Christian Formation
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study Resumes Next Week
On Tuesday, September 10, the Women's Mid Morning Bible Study will embark on a study of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. While we hear passages from Isaiah read and sung at Christmas and Easter, for most of us, that is the extent of our knowledge of Isaiah and his prophetic message. The group invites you to come enlarge your understanding as they follow Interpretation Bible Study's Isaiah by Gary Light.  

The group will meet this fall on alternate Tuesdays in the Lowry Room beginning at 10:00 a.m. The lesson time will be 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Laura Silva will be the first facilitator, providing an introduction and leading the discussion of Isaiah, Chapter 1. They hope many of you will plan to join the group.

For more information contact either Pat Wilson at or 245.9562, or Joan McKay at
Sunday Adult Formation Group Takes a Summer Break
The Sunday Adult Formation Group will take its summer break through September 8 while Deacon Kathleen is away in Europe.  Meetings will resume on Sunday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room as our DVD series The New Testament You Never Knew continues with a study of the ministry of the Apostle Paul.  All are welcome to join the group for this very interesting series led by theologians Bishop N.T. Wright and Dr Michael Bird.
Children and Youth
Fall Game Night
Save the date! Our Fall Game Night (Bingo) will be on Friday, September 20  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. It will be a fun event for the whole family, with food and prizes! Please contact Ayana Grady at if you would like to help!
Sunday School News
We need weekly volunteers to bring Sunday School snacks! Please sign up at this link to bring an allergy-friendly snack for 30 children:
EYC News
This Sunday, September 8 , St John's EYC will continue to split into separate middle and high school groups! 6 th through  8 th graders will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Discovery House and our lessons will have a Superhero Way of Love theme! 9th through 12 th graders will meet from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Discovery House. We will focus on the spiritual and life lessons that we can learn from popular movies and TV shows. 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. will be a combined dinner for both age groups.
Thank you to Jenn Hunt for providing this week's EYC Dinner!  Parents are still needed to sign up to bring one of our weekly EYC Dinners. Click here to see available dates: . Volunteers should plan to feed 15 to 20 people, and have a vegetarian option if possible.
Information and Resources for our Parish Family
An old open Bible on a rustic wooden plank with room for print
This Week's

September 5
Chuck Sansone

September 6
Cynthia Harper, Stephanie Galloway, Stephen French, Morgan Capen, Jessie Reffue

September 7
Ann Eatman, Lynn Stanford, Laine Walker, Roger Kurz, Steve Horan, Paige Rodriguez, Austin Blewitt

September 8  
Steve Stanford, Clay Walker, Jim Gates, Anne Compton, Sam Lejkowski
September 9
Peyton Foley, Colby Way, Pam Heller, Mason Cruse, Traver Smith, Logan Drumsta
September 10
The Rev. Don    Goodheart
September 11
Mary Anna Leroy-Marler, Karen Chastain, Charlie Williams, Charlcy Griffin
Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

The righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; 
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 112

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, September 5
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. The group comes together weekly for fellowship and to study the readings for the coming Sunday.
Sunday, September 8
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   

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

The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 11:15 a.m., Church

Middle School EYC (6th through 8th grades), 4:30 p.m., Discovery House
Combined EYC Dinner (6th through 12th grades), 5:30 p.m., Discovery House
High School EYC (9th through 12th grades), 6:00 p.m., Discovery House
Tuesday, September 10
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 us at
Wednesday, September 11
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 at 6:30 p.m. each week for a shared potluck supper followed by fellowship, a video, and discussion of our faith. 

Tonight the group continues viewing Move Over:  When Mercy Meets Your Mess, a  six session DVD presentation by Vicki Courtney,  national speaker and best-selling author
of Bible studies and books.  Contact Paul and Winkie Game at with questions about the group.
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