News of the Parish
Summer Isn't Cancelled!
What are you up to this summer? We know it may be a very different season than the one you had planned, but if you are going somewhere neat or doing something interesting, please send a picture. We might feature you in an issue of the Scroll or on our social media!
In Case You Missed It: Ayana Grady Publishes Article on Building Faith Site
Our Youth Minister Ayana wrote an article for Building Faith, a website ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary, and it has now been posted!  Click here to read! In it, she provides a resource for families to discuss hard questions about racism through the movie Step.
Adult Christian Education
Wednesday Adult Sunday School
The Sunday Adult Formation Group continues to meet via Zoom each Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Generally, each session includes a short presentation followed by group discussion. Topics are suggested by the group. All are welcome; if you have not previously attended the Wednesday afternoon sessions, contact Deacon Kathleen at  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org or 785.9400 for the login information.
Action Items and Opportunities
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Giving to St. John's
There are many ways to make a one time or recurring gift to your parish! The work of the parish goes on and is more important than ever, and we appreciate your support. Please note, though we have resumed in-person services, we do not pass the collection plates, they will instead be in the rear of the church.

Mail a check to the church
Our address is St. John's Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
 
Send a check through your bank's online bill pay
The bank will need the church's name, address, and usually our phone number, 259.1570
 
Request that St. John's make an automatic monthly withdrawal from your checking or savings account
Contact Laurie Lawther at  llawther@stjohnstampa.org  to set up.
 
Give online
Go to  www.stjohnstampa.org  and click on "Give Now" on the right side of the top blue bar. The church now has the ability to accept credit and debit card payments, along with checking/savings account payments
 
Give by text
In the 'To' field of the text type "SJE," then in the message, type 73256. You will receive a text back immediately with a link to complete the payment.
 
Laurie is available to walk you through any of these methods by email at  llawther@stjohnstampa.org  or a phone call at 259.1570.
This Week's Birthdays
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July 8, Bo Shamblin, Don Sillman, Annie Leonard, Nolan Scott

July 9, Jack Bricklemyer, David Cox

July 10, Orlando Quinones, Bob Wilson, Logan Tellekamp, Kimberly Cressell, Charlie Hough

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
This Week in St. John's
Thursday, July 9
Men's Interactive Bible Study, 11:45 a.m., Zoom
The Men's Interactive Bible Study meets every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. to study the readings for the coming week and for fellowship. Email John in the parish offices at  jedgar@stjohnstampa.org  for the link to join.

Sunday, July 12
Morning Prayer, 8:00 a.m., Church

Choral Morning Prayer, 10:00 a.m., at Church and on  Facebook Live . Bulletins and other resources are available here.   Click here for the readings , St. John's follows Track 2.

Tuesday, July 14
CWBS, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
The Contemporary Women's Bible Study (CWBS) group is doing a weekly virtual study on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The current study is the Acts of the Apostles. This is a Zoom meeting, so if you are interested in participating, you will need to register. Contact Deacon Kathleen at 785.9400 or  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org; or Sally Thompson at  tampasal@gmail.com or 254.3009.

Wednesday, July 15
Wednesday Adult Sunday School, 2:00 p.m., Zoom
The group will meet by Zoom from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to join them, contact Deacon Kathleen at  kmoore@stjohnstampa.org  for login information.
Virtual Worship, Ministries, and Resources
Service Information

Sunday Services
St. John's continues to stream our 10:00 a.m. services on Facebook Live on Sundays. Access the stream at our page at  https://www.facebook.com/stjohnstampa/.

The audio for sermons is here . New sermons are uploaded by Monday each week.  Bulletins for Sundays are here , each week's bulletin is uploaded to this page by Saturday.  Click here to find the readings for this coming Sunday  (St. John's follows Track 2). You can also see Sunday services  on our YouTube channel , they are uploaded each Sunday by mid-afternoon.

The Chapel of the Resurrection, outdoors in the courtyard, is open 24/7. Please practice safe distancing measures with other parishioners.

Offices Closed

The parish offices remain closed, but your clergy and staff are available if you need them. Please email us or call 259.1570 to speak with John Edgar.

Virtual Ministries and Prayer Groups

Daily devotional videos have ended, but previous videos can be found on  our YouTube channel

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 have ended Compline night prayers for the summer but past Complines are available  on our YouTube channel.

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 contact John Edgar at  jedgar@stjohnstampa.org . You can also contact the clergy member or parishioner who is the contact for each ministry. 
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 parish offices at 259.1570, 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
Caring for our Parish Family

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 864.320.7116. He will be matching needs with resources so we are able to help one another in Christ's name.