October 23, 2019
News of the Parish
Welcome to the Rev. Deacon Michael Cannon
The Rev. Michael Cannon is excited to serve as Associate Rector. Though a South Carolina native, Michael did much of his growing up in South Florida. He is a second-career clergyman, having spent 28 years in business prior to seminary. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Washington & Lee University, and a Master's of Divinity from The School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. He comes to St. John's from St. Andrews, Ft. Pierce, where he was Assistant Rector. Deacon Cannon will be ordained to the Priesthood in the near future.

Michael's ministry is centered on responding to God's call for reconciliation through worship, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, while celebrating the new life we already enjoy in Christ Jesus. Michael is married to Erika, and they have a blended family with four adult children. He and Erika enjoy walking, reading, sports, watching movies, and offering hospitality. In addition to regular clergy duties, his work at St. John's will center on incorporating members and visitors into parish life. 
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.
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. 

St. John's Friends Connect in Ireland

Pictured here is Mother Marcia Davenport and Sally Thompson at Slieve League Cliffs. After Marcia retired from being the St. John's school chaplain, she moved to Donegal, Ireland. Sally was able to spend an afternoon with her on a recent trip in September.  She sends her love and best wishes to all.     
The Circle Fall Social
The Circle
Don't miss The Circle Fall Social!
Faith, Food and Fellowship
Join us Sunday evening, October 27
Hosted by Cary & Katey Brown, Dennis & Erin Carr, and Steven & Lisa Sepulveda
Please email lwsepulveda@aol.com for more details.
Action Items and Opportunities
Flowers Available
The Chapel Altar Flowers for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, are available.  If you would like to take this opportunity to honor a loved one and support St. John's, contact us at parish@stjohnstampa.org or 259.1570.
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! Save the dates of November 17 and 24 to pick up your ornaments and choose a gift for a child. The children who are enrolled in the after-school program at Cornerstone Kids will be the lucky recipients of your love and generosity. Stay tuned!
St. John's School Admissions Open House
St. John's School will host a fall Admissions Open House on Tuesday, October 29, at 8:30 a.m., for K(4) through Grade 4 at the Lower Division campus (906 South Orleans Avenue).
Interested families can register at stjohnseagles.org/openhouse or contact Admissions for more information!

Can't make the Open House? The Primary Division is open for tours each Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Ask a friend to join you for a tour and conversation and learn more about the St. John's experience.
Adult Christian Formation
Women's Mid Morning Bible Study
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.
Children and Youth
Pumpkin Painting Party
Our St John's Pumpkin Painting Party is this Sunday, October 27,  from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall! It's BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin), the parish will provide paint, brushes, activities, and food. We encourage all families to participate in this fun fall tradition. Invite your friends for a great time!  RSVP for the event here. 

This is also a service opportunity for youth. Click here for the list of items to bring, and contact Ayana if you can help.
Sunday School and Family News
Family Service
Our monthly Family Service is this Sunday, October 27,  at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall! This service is a monthly alternative to our regular church services in the sanctuary-with a more casual atmosphere, children as lectors, and contemporary music. We hope that you will join us!
Christmas Pageant Info
Christmas Pageant sign-ups continue,  with our annual Christmas Pageant Reveal Brunch scheduled for Sunday, November 10,  between the services. Please sign up for your child's preferred role at Sunday School check-in, or e-mail Ayana at agrady@stjohnstampa.org .
EYC News
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
An old open Bible on a rustic wooden plank with room for print
This Week's Birthdays

October 24, Debbie King, Betty Garcia, Rachel Mattox, Layla Ringhoff, Kathleen Kefauver

October 25, Jeff Surrena, Lynda White, Andre Ruas

October 26, Carson Schrils, Mason Morales

October 27, Eric Wiese, Brooks Allen
October 28, Adam Burden
October 29, Rowland Lee, Ken Dockery
October 30, Nicholas Arcuri, Scott Greacen, Steve Straske, Robert Mattox, Carter French, Haydon Swanson
Sunday's Scripture Snippet  

I will not let you go, unless you bless me.

Genesis 3
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 24
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, October 27
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, following the 9:15 a.m. service, Courtyard (weather permitting)
Sunday Adult Christian Formation, 10:30 a.m., Lowry Room
Sunday Adult Formation Group will resume this Sunday, October 27.

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
Pumpkin Painting Party, 4:00 p.m., Parish Hall

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, October 29
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, October 30
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. 

On October 30, the group will begin a review of How Happiness Happens, a six session DVD presentation by Max Lucado, currently Teaching Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX and best selling inspirational author of more than 140 million book copies.
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