April 6, 2021
Youth News
Thursday, April 8 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Join us at Quigley Park on San Pedro for Sonrise Choir! Bring a blanket to sit on, and an instrument to play, if you'd like! You may still join us virtually on Zoom, email Shea for the link at sonrisechoir@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 11 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Solid Ground Returns In-Person Inside Incredible! Students, the wait is over: Join us in the Youth Center at Church on Sunday, April 11th 4:00-5:30PM. We will celebrate! More details forthcoming, but remember to wear your mask and stay apart 6 feet. We plan to keep a live Zoom link running simultaneously for live remote access.
APRIL SPECIAL OFFERING: Lydia Patterson Institute 
  In the early 20th century Lydia Patterson of El Paso noticed that there were no schools for the boys in the barrios on the borders with Mexico. Texas provided no schools for children who could not speak English. So she and other Methodist women started schools in their homes. In 1913 these home schools grew to become Lydia Patterson Institute, a ministry of the UNM church. By 1921 it was known for its curriculum teaching English as a Second Language. Its emphasis on the Christian faith, solid values, and academic excellence continues to this day.
   LPI now serves up to 400 boys and girls, half or more on scholarship and many from ciudad Juarez. Typically the Mexican students are up at 5 AM for the long process of crossing the border. In addition to studying, the scholarship students do most of the work of maintaining the campus including fixing meals.
  In April we have an opportunity to help Lydia Patterson fund these scholarships, show Christ's love to the poorest of both El Paso and Mexico and develop future Christian leaders for both countries. Please give generously.
Sundays 9:30 am | Family Life Center
We will be open for a limited number of in-person worshipers.
Careful protocols will be followed, including mask-wearing
and social distancing. Click HERE for more information about these protocols!

We are asking worshipers to preregister, both because of space limitations and for the purposes of contact tracing. You may also register with Debbie Brown in the office by calling 505-883-9717.
Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00 am
St. John’s will live-stream a worship service on Sunday morning at 9:30 am (Contemporary) on the Abide Facebook page and 11:00 am (Traditional) on our Youtube Channel. We hope you’ll worship with us! (Pastor Pam will lead, along with Shea Perry, Jim Ahrend, and Matt Greer). We hope that you’ll participate by singing and praying at home! Any questions? Email Matt at mgreer@stjohns-abq.org.

Sunday Community Activities: Click HERE to view all Sunday School Classes & groups! Join us in the virtual Sonshine Coffee Zoom immediately following the 11:00 am Worship with church Leadership Team members hosting. Zoom link is HERE
Saturday, April 24 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our UMW Albuquerque District Meeting on Saturday, April 24th, will feature a program, "Embracing Change", presented by Susan Brumbaugh, St. John's Mental Health Counselor. This will be a Zoom event, from 10 am to noon. You need not be a UMW member to attend; everyone is welcome! There is no registration fee, but a registration form is required to receive the Zoom link. Please contact your circle chairperson or Mary Beth Spletzer (mbspletzer@gmail.com) to have the registration form and other details emailed to you. The deadline for registration is April 18th. Since we can't fight change, let's learn --- together --- how to embrace it!
 As you know our Pastor Pam has received a promotion and will be leaving us the end of June to be the El Paso District Superintendent. SPRC is planning ways to celebrate her ministry and at the same time help our new pastor Rev Dr. Randall Partin to get acquainted with us. This is one way we’d like to do that but we need to get started on it.

We would like for you to introduce yourself and your family to the new pastor! Some of you already know him but due to social distancing precautions, many of us will first meet Pastor Randall virtually. The SPRC Welcoming Committee is asking each member and family to create a short document introducing yourself and your family members and sharing a little bit about yourself and a picture. This will be a great resource for Pastor Randall who wants to get to know all of us so please participate. What would you like the new pastor to know about you?

We’d love a current picture but if you prefer you can reference a picture from the directory. Please send your document to SPRC@stjohns-abq.org or mail it to SPRC -New Pastor 2626 Arizona St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. We would like to have it by April 1st.

Please keep it short, no longer than one page. If you have questions or would like help need putting your document together, please feel free to contact Stan Mortimer at srmortimer1@gmail.com.
St. John's Preschool program will be hiring a new Director. If you might be interested and would like to request the position summary, duties and requirements, please email the Interim Preschool Administrator, Susan Perry at PreschoolDirector@stjohns-abq.org. You can also view the job description HERE.
Are you sprouting seeds indoors for planting in the spring and summer? If so, would you consider sprouting a few extra vegetable seeds to donate the plants to the Garden Ministry to fill our garden beds this summer? Or maybe you would be willing to plant an extra tomato, pepper, squash, etc., in your garden and donate the produce from that plant to St. John's Food Ministry to help defray costs of feeding the homeless in Albuquerque? Any way you can help out is appreciated!

Contact: Tim at tnuzum@stjohns-abq.org., Donna at donnabruce@comcast.net or Regina at hamptonmason1@msn.com.
St. John’s own Bible study, continues with a new unit called “Street Signs in the City of God.” Join us as we travel some of the ways, highways, paths, streets, and marketplaces – and one corner – in the Bible. To receive daily study tips by email, write or call Regina Hunter at drhunter@nmia.com or 294-2877. If you prefer to read on your own, download or print a study guide.
Sharon Hamilton (friend of Sara Trice) is the recipient for the prayer quilt on display for April 6 - April 19.

In lieu of tying knots, please pray this prayer (or your own prayer): “Lord, please lay your healing hand on Sharon and allow her to see the wonders of your magnificence. Amen.”
Stephen Ministers are members of St. John’s who have gone through 50 hours of training to provide high quality, confidential Christian care to individuals experiencing a crisis or life challenge such as divorce, grief, job loss, hospitalization, relocation, or loneliness.

How does someone get a Stephen Minister?
If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, please call the office 505-883-9717 or email stephenministry@stjohns-abq.org
Contact Us
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours (call only): Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org