Weekly Announcements
August 5 - August 11, 2020
Please give to St. John's as we continue to do the work of Christ in these challenging times.
To see the directory or connect with a group, CLICK HERE to visit REALM.
WORSHIP
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP
AUGUST 9, 2020
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.

Please give to St. John's as we continue to do the work of Christ in these challenging times.
AUGUST ONLINE WORSHIP SERVERS NEEDED
We need your help making our online worship great by participating from your home! Sign up to video yourself at home reading a Lesson as an individual or saying the Prayers of the People as a family. When you sign up, you will receive an email with instructions of what you are to read and how to make your recording available for us to add to our worship video. Please sign up for one slot per month. Spots are now available for August, September, and October! Sign up on our online KIOSK.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP
In addition to our continued online worship offerings, we are now able to gather for Outdoor Worship in limited numbers. Please register to attend on our online KIOSK. Instructions and details are posted on the registration page.

Worship Days and Times:
Sundays 8:00 am & 9:00 am
Wednesdays 9:00 am
ONLINE WEEKDAY WORSHIP AND OFFERINGS
Please check our Online Church page for links to any of the offerings below:
LECTIO-DIVINA and CENTERING PRAYER groups meet weekly via Zoom. If you would like to join in, please email Brad directly.
ZOOM DAILY OFFICE
A Monday - Friday virtual gathering to frame our days around a regular life of prayer. Each day will offer three of the Daily Offices from our Book of Common Prayer: Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m.; Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m; and Compline at 9:00 p.m. Zoom Daily Office is a new Spirituality Group in REALM. To join, contact Brad directly. Zoom links are in your Weekly Announcements email.
SUMMER FAMILY OFFERINGS
Visit our Online Church page to see the latest Children's Sermons and additional resources for faith and family building activities: Family Faith-Building Ideas and Mealtime Conversation Starters.

All past episodes of Pop! Into Proverbs and Children's Sermons can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
STAY CONNECTED WITH ST. JOHN'S
UPCOMING STATE OF THE CHURCH FORUM
The Rector and Sr. Warden are planning on presenting another State of the Church forum. Given the new recorded format for these presentations, they would like parishioners to submit any questions or topics they would like to see covered in advance. So, if you have a particular area of interest or concern you would like them to cover, please email Fr. Peter by August 10th. We look forward to answering your questions!
PRAY
Prayer List in your Weekly Announcements email. Please email Kerry in the church office with prayer requests.
ZOOM MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Monday Morning Bible Study will offer a new fall program, Second Corinthians: Living Letters in Christ, via ZOOM starting August 17th at 8:00am. Please join using the links below, sign up in REALM, or contact Bo Proctor with questions.

To order the book: CLICK HERE

Zoom link is in your Weekly Announcements email.
ST. JOHN'S WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
St John’s Women’s Fellowship Hour
Thursday, AUGUST 6 at 8:00 pm
Please join us every other Thursday at 8:00 pm to enjoy an hour of virtual fellowship. Zoom link is in your Weekly Announcements email.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
"AND ALSO WITH Y'ALL" PODCAST
The diocesan podcast, "And Also w/Y'all" was created for young adults - and enjoyed by all ages - and is hosted by the Rev. James Franklin, the Rev. Caleb Tabor, and Eliza Brinkley. Episodes feature engaging conversations about faith, spirituality, discernment, doubt, and everything in between.

The latest episode is the final offering in the "Pandemic Diaries" series, a look at the many ways the pandemic has affected young adults, from college life to the juggling of at-home families and careers. Listen here: And Also w/Y'all: Distancing Diaries - Episode 6.

Where to find "And Also With Y'all" podcast:
YOUTH MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you care about teenagers? Find yourself with a little more time working remotely? Want to make a difference? Looking for something new to try? Want a chance to live out our Baptism vows in a fun and fulfilling way?
Youth ministry at SJE is looking for two male volunteers to help round out our advisor team for the 2020-21 school year! We will equip, train, and support your serving. If you are interested in having a conversation about what this opportunity could look like, please contact Jillianne or Sarah! We look forward to hearing from you!
BOOK RELEASE WEBINAR REPLAY
If you missed last week's book release webinar of "The Unexpected Gift: Profiles in Courage from Cancer Survivorship” featuring author, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, and authors from the book including The Rev. Brad Smith, PhD, follow this Vimeo link for the recorded event: https://player.vimeo.com/video/443730925
DIOCESAN WEBINARS
Three webinars are offered from our diocese during the month of August. Please click the links below to see details and to register.

Thursday, August 13, 7:00 pm - "End-of-Life Care: Caring for the FamiliesREGISTER HERE


OUTREACH UPDATE
View the video to hear from Nancy Nye for an update from the St. John's Outreach Committee. Click the picture or CLICK HERE to view.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE UPDATE
Although the Coronavirus pandemic has complicated the picture for school children everywhere, St. John’s is committed to helping the truly disadvantaged children of Merry Oaks as they prepare to return to school this fall. The Outreach Committee will be organizing a collection for both school supplies and at home supplies once needs are known from Merry Oaks. In the meantime, if any parishioners would rather make a monetary donation instead of buying school supplies, please contact Melissa Conway, Margaret Errington or send a check to Louise Medlin at the church with Outreach/Merry Oaks as the memo. More info to come!  
GALILEE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Galilee Ministry Center has several indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities, please see details below. 
Community Kitchen
Volunteers needed to prep and/or package meals at the Community Kitchen located at the Galilee Ministry Center. These are free meals packaged for take-away. Many people count on these meals every week. 
The days and times for volunteer help: 
  • Prep cooking: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 11:30 am 
  • Packaging meals: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 12:00pm 
Contact person is Jonathan Lee:
857-719-5042 (text or call)
Community Garden
  • Installing a chain link fence around the Community Garden
  • installing a water spigot linked to another spigot (may involve digging a shallow trench for a heavy hose) 
  • installing gutters along one side of a roof  
  • prepare additional garden plots 
  • moving a tool shed to another area in the garden 
Please contact Deacon Wendy Merrill if you are willing to volunteer.
NEIGHBOR OUTREACH CONTINUES
We will continue to collect essential items for CMS students and families in need until further notice. Please see the image below for details of items needed and how you can help. CLICK HERE for the printable list. 
LOAVES AND FISHES UPDATE
  • Recently, provided a week’s worth of groceries to 1,912 individuals (694 children and 134 seniors) through mobile pantry and home deliveries
  • Also served 152 households (626 people) through Pop Up Food Shares
  • WSOC-TV reporter Gina Esposito wrote a story about the Food Share at the Assistance League. Read it here.
Loaves & Fishes Latest Weekly Updates can be found here: LOAVES & FISHES.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Please contact these organizations directly for up-to-date information about their needs and ways to support them. Below is a list of local community outreach organizations that are supported by St. John's. Please click the links below to find out about their response to COVID-19, how they are helping others in our community, and what you can do to help in their efforts.


 
 


THE PARISH SHOP UPDATES
The Parish Shop is still hard at work looking for ways to serve you! We have been able to partner with a couple of our vendors to offer their products through these links:

  • Jane Marie, LLC is a regional, small family-owned business offering fun and classic jewelry and accessories. Bonus: they are offering a 10% discount with a special code available to you! DISCOUNT CODE: 157248 CLICK HERE FOR JANE MARIE
  • Bridgewater Candle Company, a Greenville/Spartanburg area company, is a favorite with several parishioners. Every candle purchased feeds a food insecure orphan for a whole day. They also have hand sanitizer! CLICK HERE FOR BRIDGEWATER CANDLES
  • Lastly, The Parish Shop has opened up the ability to purchase digital gift cards through "Square"! Follow our link to purchase a gift card for you or some one you love to use at The Parish Shop! CLICK HERE FOR PARISH SHOP GIFT CARDS

Please follow the Parish Shop Facebook page HERE.
LET US PRAY
The Intercessory Prayer Team would love to pray for you! All requests are confidential.
POSTPONEMENTS
All in person events at St. John's are postponed until further notice.