October 30, 2019
News of the Parish
St. John's Choir Commemorates the Feast of All Souls' and Veterans Day
On Sunday, November 10, at 5:00 p.m., St. John's Choir will offer the Requiem of Gabriel Faure, liturgically, to commemorate the feast of All Souls' and Veterans Day. Faure composed the Requiem between 1887 and 1890, and it is the best-known of his large works, with its focus on rest and consolation. The piece premiered in its first version in 1888 at the church of La Madeleine in Paris, where Faure was organist. Faure said of the work "Everything I managed to entertain by religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest." Please join us for this service, and one of the most well-loved of all the settings of the Requiem Mass.
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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend
Daylight savings time ends this Saturday night! Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed so we can see you in the morning at one of our services at 8:00, 9:15, or 11:15 a.m.  
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Dads' Club is hosting our annual church/school Thanksgiving food drive for Metropolitan Ministries, and we need your help! Metropolitan Ministries assists more than 20,000 struggling families each season and they need our support. Our previous drives have been tremendously successful, and we are looking for the same giving spirit this year! A collection barrel will soon be placed in a convenient location for your donations. Questions? Contact Fr. James Reho.

In addition, Metropolitan Ministries is encouraging families to give their time and energy by volunteering at their Holiday Tent. If you would like to be a part of this effort, contact Kayla Boronell at 209.1000, extension 1239, or at  kayla.boronell@metromin.org .
St. John's School Seeks Team Member
St. John's Parish Day School is seeking a team member for its After School Program.  Individuals must be at least 21 years old and able to work Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Primary and Lower Division Principal, Ana Ibanez, at aibanez@stjohnseagles.org.
Fellowship and Events
Annual Fathers Camping Trip
This year's St. John's Fathers camping trip is November 8 and 9 at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, 34602 in Brooksville, FL (www.lakewoodretreat.org).

The cost is $25 per person including children. Please mail a check to Kaivon Madani, 5224 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611, or you can pay at the campground. The fee will help cover the cost of the campsite fees, food, firewood, and other needed supplies. Please email kaivonmadani@hotmail.com with questions and to RSVP. Don't miss this popular St. John's tradition!
Evensong at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Parish invites you to join them for Choral Evensong for the Solemnity of All Saints at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. Their guest organist will be our own Simon Morley, and the choir of St. Andrew's will sing Charles Stanford's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C, the William Smith Preces and Responses, and the anthem will be Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Choral Evensong is one of the quintessential services of the Anglican tradition, and it is a wonderful way to commemorate the feast of All Saints and the faithful departed. There will be a reception in the Parish Hall following the service. 
The Circle Enjoys Faith, Food, Fellowship!


Action Items and Opportunities
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St. John's Giving Tree 2019
The Outreach Commission is pleased to announce that the St. John's Giving Tree is back again for the Christmas season! The dates to pick up ornaments and choose a gift for a child are November 17 and 24. Our friends at Cornerstone Kids will be the lucky recipients of your love and generosity! Contact MC Jenkins with questions.
Children and Youth
Pumpkin Painting Party = Family Fun!
Sunday School and Family News
Christmas Pageant Info
This Sunday, November 3, is the last Sunday to sign up for the St John's Christmas Pageant! All children 3 years old through 5th grade are welcome to participate, and the practice schedule is available at the Sunday School check-in table. We are also looking to fill several adult volunteer roles, including a Costume Coordinator. Our Cast Reveal will be next week at our Pageant Reveal Brunch on Sunday, November 10!
Sunday School Snack
Thanks to Meagan Dorsch for providing the Sunday School snack this week! We still need several volunteers to bring the Sunday School snack in November. Please sign up here to help!
EYC News
St John's EYC is back this Sunday, November 3, at Discovery House, with Middle School (6th through 8th graders) meeting from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., and High School (9th through 12th graders) meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.!

This Sunday, the Middle Schoolers will be learning how we can GO-putting our faith into action-with Wonder Woman as our Superhero example! The High Schoolers will be discussing perception vs reality, and how that affects our relationships, watching clips from the movie 500 Days of Summer.

Thank you to Shannon Gray for providing Sunday's EYC Dinner!
EYC In Service
Sign up to serve at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tents on Saturday, November 23, from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.! This is a fun and meaningful annual service event and 6th through 12th grade families are welcome to sign up together! Every volunteer needs to register here (first come, first served). 
The St John's Youth 2020 Mission Trip to New Orleans is officially full, but we have started a waiting list and are actively looking into extra lodging options in order to add spots. Please contact Ayana at agrady@stjohnstampa.org to sign up for the trip! Click here for a preview of some of the exciting Mission activities: https://youtu.be/XXVADqm_xGc
Information and Resources for our Parish Family
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This Week's Birthdays

October 31, Simon Morley

November 1, Nancy Craig, Minnie Norton, Nelson Spoto, Dave Corey, Sherrie Weekley, Allison Shamblin, Ginny Collier, Anna Marie Stracey

November 2, Carson Eckhard, Sykes Eckhard, Jensen Whittlesey, Jude Whittlesey, Jonathan Maya

November 3, none

November 4, James Few, Gerd Michel, Cynthia Peters

November 5, Johnson Lykes, Joseph Lykes, Vera Farmen, Peter Cannon

November 6, Walker Barnes, Hywel Leonard, Josie Taylor, Gabriel Picone, Bennett Cruse, Matthew Conlee, Andrew Moore
Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4
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, October 31: The Feast of All Saints
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, November 3: All Saints' Sunday
The Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m., Church

The Holy Eucharist ( Rite II) and Holy Baptism, 9:15 a.m., Church
Sunday School for Children, 9:15 a.m., Parish Hall   
Deadline to sign up for the Christmas Pageant

Holy Hospitality, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Courtyard (weather permitting)
Sunday Adult Christian Formation, 10:30 a.m., Lowry Room
The Sunday Adult Formation Group meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Lowry Room. They continue to view the DVD series The New Testament You Never Knew and 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. For more information, contact Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400.

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, November 5
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.
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study, 10:15 a.m., Lowry Room
The Women's Mid Morning Bible Study continues their study of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. The group invites you to come enlarge your understanding as they follow Interpretation Bible Study's Isaiah by Gary Light.

The group meets on alternate Tuesdays in the Lowry Room beginning at 10:00 a.m. The lesson time is 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The Reverend Randall Hehr will guide their study of Isaiah 42, 49, 50, 52, and 53, "YHWH and the Servant" on Tuesday, November 5.

For more information contact either Pat Wilson at patwilson68@tampabay.rr.com or 245.9562, or Joan McKay at mckayjhm@aol.com.
Wednesday, November 6
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. 

The group is watching  How Happiness Happens, a six session DVD presentation by Max Lucado, Teaching Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX and best selling inspirational author of more than 140 million books.
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