April 22, 2020
Virtual Worship, Ministries, and Resources
Virtual Prayers
Daily School Chapel
Fr. Reho posts daily morning chapel video services for the School. You can access them here. They become available each day at 4:15 a.m.

Morning Devotional
We will be offering new devotional videos next week. Last week's devotionals can be found by clicking here to visit our Facebook page They each contain a reading, a reflection, and a short musical performance by the choir. 

Evening Prayer
Fr. Connelly streams evening prayer daily Monday through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. Intercessory prayers are invited in the comments during the feed or email Fr. Connelly.

Compline Night Prayer
Fr. Reho and his wife Lori offer Compline night prayers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Worshipping Virtually
St. John's will continue to stream the 9:15 a.m. service on Facebook Live on Sundays. Access the stream at our page at https://www.facebook.com/stjohnstampa/The audio for the week's sermons is here, and are uploaded by Monday each week. Bulletins for Sundays are here, the week's bulletin will be uploaded to this page each Saturday. Click here to find the readings for this coming Sunday. You can also see Sunday services on our YouTube channel, they will be uploaded each Sunday by mid-afternoon.

The Chapel of the Resurrection, outdoors in the courtyard, is open 24/7. Please practice social distancing measures with other parishioners.
Individual Pastoral Care
Although in-person pastoral visits are restricted, your clergy are available to you for pastoral conversations. If you are unable to reach them at the Church offices, please call directly. They can be reached at these numbers:

Pastoral Emergency Line: 813.906.5199
Father Connelly: 813.250.6293
Father Cannon: 864.320.7116
Father Goodheart: 321.446.4934
Deacon Moore: 813.785.9400
Father Reho: 917.526.0746
Resources
A pdf of The Book of Common Prayer can be found here. Hard copy prayer books are also available at the church, outside on the porch courtyard, if you wish to borrow one. The Lectionary Page, with the readings for each week, can be accessed here.

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 or John Edgar at jedgar@stjohnstampa.org. You can also contact the clergy member or parishioner who is the contact for each ministry. 
News of the Parish
Forward Day by Day Paper Copies Available
Parishioners who read Forward Day by Day, the quarterly publication of daily devotionals, and prefer a hard copy can find the latest edition on the Church porch.  Feel free to stop by and pick up a copy for yourself or a friend.  If you are unable to come to the church to pick up your copy, just email the parish offices at  jedgar@stjohnstampa.org or call 813.259.1570 and we will be happy to mail you one.
Check Out What Our EYC Is Up To!
Thanks to Ayana for creating a terrific video of our youth's weekly EYC meeting on Zoom! Although they can't meet in person, they are still getting together for fellowship, support, and fun! Click here to see it.
CWBS and Women's Mid Morning Bible Study Joint Meetings
The Contemporary Women's Bible Study/ Women's Mid Morning Bible Study  groups are meeting virtually in a joint study.  Adelaide Few will guide next week's study of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15 on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. For log-in information, please contact Sharon Stoll at  harpwings@aol.com .
Sermon Audio Available
You can now find audio versions of our weekly sermons on our website. They are uploaded on Monday after each Sunday service.  Click here to listen or click on the Sermons button in the top right of our homepage menu.
Action Items and Opportunities
Financial Administrator Needed
Our longtime Financial Administrator, Debbi Huelsman, is moving on at the end of the spring, so we are seeking a new person to take this role. It is 20 hours a week and can largely be done from home. Please click here for a full description of the position, as well as how to apply.
Loving our Parish During a Time of Need
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 864.320.7116He will be matching needs with resources so we are able to help one another in Christ's name.
During this time, although we are not able to meet in worship as usual, the work of the Parish goes on. We hope that if you are able, you will continue to make your weekly contribution online here. Giving with credit and debit cards is now available. You can also text to give by texting SJE to 73256, then following the prompts.
Online Resources for Prayer and Study
Many of us are using online prayer, scripture, and devotional resources-some are old friends from pre-pandemic days, others you may have discovered more recently.    Click here for some examples that you may want to sample; all of them are free.   If you know of others, please send the information to Deacon Kathleen at  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org  and she will share them.
Children and Youth
Children's Ministry Notes
Sunday School Via Video
Sunday School will continue to send out weekly videos, along with the written lesson.

VBS 2020 Registration Remains Open
We are evaluating the cancellation of VBS, but at this time registration still remains open,  click here to go there.  VBS is planned to take place June 15 through 19 at St John's Middle Division campus.

St John's VBS is open to potty trained 3 year olds up to current 4th graders, and the cost is $40 per child. If your child is in 5th grade or older, we'd love to have them volunteer! This year's theme is Rocky Railway--a mountain adventure! At Rocky Railway, kids will discover that Jesus' power can pull them through life's ups and downs. Rocky Railway is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmosā„¢, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.
EYC News
Instagram
Make sure that you're following @StJohnsEYCTampa on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/stjohnseyctampa/

Youth Confirmation Class
The Youth Confirmation Class at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays has switched to a Zoom meeting interactive format. The meeting invitations are sent out over e-mail by Ayana. 

EYC
St John's virtual EYC for 6th through 12th graders continues on Sundays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom!  Check out this fun highlight video from last week's virtual EYC!
Information and Resources for our Parish Family
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This Week's Birthdays

April 23, John Casey, Michele Williams, Shannon Gray, Wade Wankelman, Leigh Gardner

April 24, Tweed Eckhard, Julie Sevelius, Crystal Madani

April 25, Lisa Couch, Christen Morales

April 26, Williams Shamblin, Karen Saunders, Roy McCraw, James Lee
 
April 27, Danny Otero
 
April 28, Maria Howey, Pat Rudy, Jane Williams, Roddy Belfatti, Barbara Pitts
 
April 29, Noah Hearing
Sunday's Scripture Snippet


Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1
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. 
Covid 19 Resources
There are many resources, both national and local, available during this time to help you keep up with swiftly changing events and keep yourself and your family safe. A few are below.

Centers for Disease Control

USF Public Health

USF has experts available to answer questions.

State of Florida

Hillsborough County

City of Tampa
This Week In St. John's
Thursday, April 23
Men's Thursday Bible Study and Lunch, 11:45 a.m., Zoom
If you would like to join the virtual meeting and did not receive credentials, contact John Edgar at  jedgar@stjohnstampa.org.
Sunday, April 26
The Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 9:15 a.m., Facebook Live

Youth Confirmation Classes, 10:30 a.m., Zoom
 
Enquirers Class, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

EYC, 4:30 p.m., Zoom
Tuesday, April 28
Contemporary Women's Bible Study/Women's Mid Morning Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., Zoom
The groups are meeting virtually in a joint study.  Adelaide Few will guide next week's study of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15 on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. For log-in information, please contact Sharon Stoll at  harpwings@aol.com .
Stay connected.
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