Weekly Announcements
February 17 - 23, 2021
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES-TO-GO IS TODAY
Please enter the Preschool Entrance driveway at your pick up time, and enjoy!
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 17
11:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist: 
Live-streamed online, available for viewing any time afterwards
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes:
In-person, walk up, outdoors
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes:
In-person, walk up, outdoors
HAGAR'S BASKET
Our Hagar’s families will visit our drive thru pantry Wednesday, February 17! In January, we welcomed 86 families, an increase of 20 families from December. Just as we ran out of diaper wipes, a kind parishioner arrived with a wonderful donation of wipes he had purchased for Hagar’s!! Your kind donations of laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wipes, deodorant, and soap are always appreciated! As God provides for us, we joyfully provide for others!
MERRY OAKS COAT DRIVE
Please donate your gently used coats, hats, and mittens in sizes 6-16, for the boys and girls of Merry Oaks! Please bag them, label 'Merry Oaks', and place bag into the Outreach Bin at the blue awning STJE entrance by Wednesday, February 17. Contacts: Margaret Errington and Melissa Conway.
ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS
In anticipation of outdoor confirmation services this summer, the Diocese is offering an adult online confirmation class. The weekly classes will meet on Tuesdays at 7p.m., starting April 6 and running through May 25. Class materials and a Zoom link will be sent to registrants a week before the class begins through email. Please REGISTER HERE by March 26. For more information, contact Jenny Beaumont.
PROPERTY COMMITTEE UPDATES
Your Property Committee has been hard at work completing Rejuvenate Campaign projects, most recently the Pre-School Entrance Stairwell, commonly referred to as the "back stairs". The entire stairwell was repainted by Jeff Cummins, Facilities Manager, using the approved Church color scheme along with installation of new flooring on the landings and rubber non-slip stair treads. Look for more photos on the website coming soon!
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
A new study of Mark has begun, Mondays at 8:00am via Zoom. Books can be ordered from Kerygma. Newcomers always welcome. For details contact Bo Proctor. Artwork courtesy of Kerygma.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Dealing with the unexpected adjustments to our daily lives in the pandemic is necessary for our health, and very stressful. It’s important to have access to resources that provide support and/or professional help to address stress-related issues such as anxiety and depression. Information and resources are available on our website. Please contact Deacon Wendy Merrill, if assistance is needed to find other resources.
LENT AT STJE 2021
All Lent Zoom links are available on the KIOSK. From the website: log into the KIOSK.
RESOURCE FROM THE DIOCESE:
LENT AT HOME IN COMMUNITY
Lent At Home In Community is a booklet resource of six sessions using the Psalms from the six Sundays of Lent. These Psalm passages are used for sessions titled: Seeing, Tasting, Hearing, Touching, Smelling, and Giving. The sessions, written for all ages, can be done by individuals or with others within the same home. Download the booklet to get started, here: Lent at Home
WORSHIP & FORMATION
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP
February 21, 2021

On Sunday morning, please CLICK HERE to find a Sunday Worship Service video, children's sermon, resources for prayer, formation, and much more.

You may also join us on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. so we can worship together as a community. CLICK HERE to connect on Sunday morning.
THE RESERVED SACRAMENT COMMUNION
This offering takes place Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays, outdoors at the preschool entrance to the church. To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
ZOOM DAILY OFFICE
A Monday - Friday virtual gathering to frame our days around a regular life of prayer. Each day will offer Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m.; Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m; and Compline at 9:00 p.m. Join the group in REALM or contact Brad directly.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
During the month of February, Sunday School will focus on The Feeding of the 5,000. Please review the Sunday School Plan, Updated Rotation Plan, and view new Virtual Sunday School videos, all available on our Online Church webpage.   
Updated Materials for Sunday School Activity, February 21: • Paper plate • 1-2 Pipe Cleaners • 2-3 pieces of colored construction paper, or white paper and crayons/colored pencils • Pencil or crayon • Scissors • Yarn • Stapler
PRAY
Prayer List is in your Weekly Announcements email. Please email Kerry in the church office with prayer requests. 

Please give to St. John's as we continue to do the work of Christ in these challenging times.
Announcements will be posted for two weeks. For questions or to update your posting, please email Rebekah in the church office by noon Mondays.