Weekly Announcements
November 6 - November 12, 2019
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
November 10 10:00-11:00AM
CHILDREN K-5th
Tilson Hall
Parents please drop off and pick up your child(ren) at Tilson Hall.

YOUTH GATHERING
3rd Floor
Middle School: Room 309
High School: Room 315
ADULT FAITH FORUM
Parish Hall
Vestry Elections/
Stewardship Closing Party

Coming up, November 17:
Elizabeth Novak,
Alzheimer's Association
PARISH MEALS
PARISH HALL
NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED
Come join us for food and fellowship!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
5:00 - 6:30PM
PARISH HALL
NO RESERVATION NEEDED
MENU : Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Carrots, Salad, Dessert
SUNDAY BREAKFAST
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
7:30-9:00AM
PARISH HALL

VESTRY ELECTION 2019
The Vestry Election will take place on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 10:15 in the Parish Hall. At this time, was have four Vestry Candidates: Merrill Gowdy, John Horn, Will Jetton, and Erin Lyman. Please see Vestry Candidate Bios in a printed booklet at the church.
STEWARDSHIP CLOSING PARTY
Please join us Sunday, November 10th, following the Vestry Elections in the Parish Hall for hor d'oeuvres and libations as we celebrate the close of our "Grounded In God, Growing Our Family" 2020 Stewardship Campaign. As a self-supporting, non-profit organization, we rely on our members and friends to respond to God's generosity by being generous themselves. Annual pledges and gifts are the primary funding mechanisms for St. John’s services and programs; your pledge allows us to plan for the upcoming year and responsibly carry out God’s work. If you wish to learn more about the 2020 Stewardship Campaign, click the button below:
CHRISTMAS WREATHS - YOUTH MINISTRY FUNDRAISER STJE Youth will be selling Christmas wreaths for $35 each to raise funds for STJE Youth Ministries. Wreaths are made from fresh 25" Northern Balsam Fir and decorated three white-tipped pine cones/berries and a velvet bow. Wreaths must be ordered by Sunday, November 17th at 5:00pm. Wreaths will be available to be picked up at St. John's on Sunday, December 8th. Please see Jilliane Booth with any questions.
NEW CLASS: ST. JOHN'S NEWCOMERS 101
This opportunity for all newcomers to St. John’s will be offered every 3 rd Sunday of each month (10:15-11:00, Room 204/205) throughout the calendar year and focus on different aspects of St. John’s to give you a better understanding of such things as our worship services, formation programs, youth programs, finances, and outreach, among others . All newcomers are welcome. No need to register. Just drop in when you can. Join us Sunday, November 17th if you are new, or even if you have been here and would like to know more. Topic for November 17th: Clergy/Staff/Vestry. Contact the church office with questions.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER MEETING
  The next Wednesday Night Book Club is on Wednesday, November 20 th at 6:15pm in Room 204/5 . We will be discussing Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  The Wednesday Night Book Club is open to anyone.  It doesn’t matter if you are a newcomer to book clubs, or involved in several others, you are most certainly invited and encouraged to join us. And if you cannot join us this time, we hope you will keep an eye out for our next session in January!
THE PARISH SHOP - MINISTRY SUNDAY COMING SOON!
On Sunday, November 17th, The Parish Shop will host a Ministry Sunday event benefiting the Room In The Inn outreach. Pastries and coffee will be served. Join us shopping for the upcoming holidays and support a great cause. The Parish Shop offers free gift wrapping, gifts to go, jewelry, holiday decor, teachers gifts, girlfriend gifts, father gifts, and personal shopping. Shop hours each Sunday: 8:30am to 12:30pm,: November 10th additional evening hours: 5:45pm-7:30pm; each Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm. Contact: Samantha Farnham
ALTAR FLOWERS
As a memorial or in thanksgiving for special people or events, the Nave flowers are given to the Glory of God. The floral arrangements are funded through donations, the cost of which is $90 .   Through this ministry, St. John’s parishioners may offer beauty and adornment to the worship services.  After services on Sunday, the flowers are then carried out into the community for those who are ill, homebound, or to those persons we wish to give a special thank you. 

The 2020 ALTAR FLOWER SCHEDULE is now available for viewing and scheduling. Please go to our website and sign up through the Kiosk From the Kiosk menu, click on Altar Flower Donations.

There are 2 options for submitting payment:
 
(1) Pay by check to St. John's forwarded to Karen Mayer, Financial Administrator, with Altar Flowers (date) written in the memo line
(2) Pay through Our Website – Go to St. John's Website, click Give, then Online Giving, then press the button saying "Click Online Through Realm", then select the ALTAR GUILD category.
 
The dedication that you would like to be printed in the bulletin should be entered in the appropriate space when signing up for a specific date. For further information, contact Charlotte Pfeifer.
ECW BAKE & CRAFT SALE 2019
Please join us for the annual ECW Bake and Craft Sale on Sunday, December 8th in Tilson Hall after all services. Donated items can be dropped off on Saturday, December 7th in Tilson Hall from 8am-12pm. Please contact Anne Bergman with questions.
ROOM IN THE INN - NEEDS YOUR HELP
In one month we will start our 2019-2020 season of Room in the Inn.  Every Thursday night from December 5 th to March 26 th we will be welcoming 12 homeless neighbors to St. John’s for a night of good food, warmth, and fellowship during the coldest months of the year . It takes a lot of people to make this happen and we will need YOUR help to make the upcoming Room in the Inn year a success. Here are some ways you can help:
·      DONATE We NEED individually packaged toothbrushes and travel-sized deodorant (unisex) for the hygiene kits we give to every guest. We also need gallon-size Ziploc plastic bags, Clorox Wipes, and blankets (Costco has some great ones!), tube socks, sweatpants, sweatshirts and short sleeve white cotton t-shirts (Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXL sizes).  These items can be dropped off anytime at the donation basket in the church reception area. Please note we do NOT NEED travel sized toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, or lotions at this time. If you have these items please consider donating them to the Hagar’s Pantry ministry in Room 134.
·       VOLUNTEER – We need people to help on Thursdays each week to help prepare the room, drive the bus, to stay as overnight hosts, to cook dinner for our guests and the overnight hosts, to bring bag lunches to provide to our guests when they depart Friday morning, and to wash sheets and towels after guests depart.  Please prayerfully consider volunteering your time and talents to this meaningful and much needed ministry. A link to the volunteer Sign-Up Genius page can be accessed via the KIOSK . You can find additional information on each of these tasks on the bulletin board in the Welcome Center and  or feel free to contact Carol Fortenberry or Janice Stafford.
·       GIVE Cash donations are always welcome.  This year we will be replacing some of the older beds and blankets, but we cannot do so without your generosity. Checks should be made payable to STJE but please indicate that the donation should be allocated to the Room in the Inn ministry.
·       PRAY Even if you can’t volunteer or donate, please pray for our homeless neighbors, the Urban Ministry Center, and for all the people caring for and ministering to our homeless neighbors. 
Thank you so much for your thoughtful prayers and active support of the Room in the Inn Ministry. Please do not hesitate to contact Carol Fortenberry or Janice Stafford if you have any questions or would like additional information.
HAGAR'S BASKET
Last month 195 families visited the pantry for much needed supplies. As a result, our shelves are bare! Your generous donations of laundry detergent, diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene pads, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toilet tissue, lotion, disposable razors, shaving cream and soap are greatly needed and appreciated!  We continue to seek a kind soul to write grants and to find corporate sponsors for this ministry! Sincere thanks! As God provides for us, we provide for others!                 
WIN ROBINSON CHRISTMAS TREE
The holidays are just around the corner!  The Win Robinson Christmas Tree for the disadvantaged children of Merry Oaks will be coming soon!  Please be sure to get a special tag for gifts for a special child this Christmas. The children were overwhelmed with the generosity of the St. Johns congregation last year.  Look for the tree and instructions in the lobby outside the office this weekend.  Suggested dollar amount is $50 per child.
GALILEE MINISTRIES TEAMS UP WITH MERRY OAKS
This year Galilee Ministries is teaming up with Merry Oaks Elementary School to offer a fun bi-lingual learning experience at Galilee Center on November 14, 21; December 5, 12; January 9, 16, 23, 30; and February 6 . Merry Oaks' student body is 70% native Spanish speakers. On Thursday evenings, we will share a simple dinner at 6pm, followed by language instruction (Spanish and English) and childcare.  At the end of the evening the Spanish learners and the English learners will have time to mingle over dessert and practice their new language skills on each other. We need lots of volunteers, especially with childcare and dinner. There will be a paid childcare worker, but she will need lots of help. Dinner will be purchased, just needs to be served. Please see the call Galilee Ministries at 704-900-5210 for more information. You can sign up for just one night or for multiple nights.
CRISIS ASSISTANCE MINISTRY
St. John's volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry on the second Tuesday of each month, usually sorting donated items. Our next work day is November 12th. We carpool from the church parking lot at 8:30am and work until 11:30am. We stop on the way home for lunch and conversation and return to the church around 1:00pm. Newcomers are welcome! Contact Kay Norwood with questions.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AT ST. JOHN'S
If you are interested in leading an effort to help St. John’s become a more sustainable and environmentally conscious church, we would love to talk to you. Please see Fr. Peter for more details. 
CHORAL EVENSONG OFFERING
Please know that you are invited to choral worship each Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. Evensong is a beautiful service of sung Evening Prayer, as offered in the English cathedral. Five Episcopal churches in Charlotte have coordinated a series of services of Choral Evensong each Sunday of the program year. To see where Evensong will be on any Sunday, go to ChoralEvensongCLT.org  
MEN OF ST. JOHN'S BIBLE STUDY Come join the Men of St John's as we discuss how to overcome "Guilty Dad" syndrome. The pressures of raising a family in today's environment are enormous. School, work, sports, family, housework, all demand our time and attention. Are these issues addressed in the Bible? What does the Bible know about life in 2019? Come to room 201 during the educational hour on Sundays and find out. This is a lively discussion on how as men we are called to set the standard for our families, our Church, and much more. Hope to see you on Sunday morning. 
LET US PRAY
The Intercessory Prayer Team would love to pray for you! You can fill out a prayer card in the church pews and drop it in one of prayer boxes found at each nave entrance. Or email with your request. All requests are confidential.
T'AI CHI
T'ai Chi continues to meet on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm in Tilson Hall with Sifu David Block. Cost is $15 per person, per class. All are welcome. Come as often as you schedule allows...Sifu will always meet you where you are in your development. Here's the link to Sifu's school: The Phoenix and Dragon. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Smith+.
YOGA
The Yoga class continues to meet on Thursdays at 10:00-11:00am in Tilson Hall. Cost is $5. Contact: Nancy Armstrong.
EYC
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
6:00-8:00 pm at STJE

PARENT FORUM - NOVEMBER 10
Sunday, November 10th at 6:00pm
Praying as a Family - Join STJE Priest Brad who will offer some simple, practical tools, and thoughts on prayer in your family.
TANZANIA MISSION TRIP
Application for the July 2020 mission trip to Tanzania is open through November 15th. Applications are available on the third floor. Any questions can be directed to Jillianne Booth or Jeremy Early.
CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, November 3rd
10:00-11:00AM
Room 304/305
PARISH SHOP OPEN
The Parish Shop will be open for shopping for parents on the following Sunday evening dates from 5:45 - 7:30pm:
November 10
December 8
December 15
EYC UPCOMING EVENTS
Contact Jillianne Booth in Realm with questions.

Please see the Youth and Teens webpage for more information
FALL SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sundays

7:30am
Nave
Rite I with Hymns

Breakfast 7:30-9:00AM

8:45am
Nave
Rite II Choral Eucharist with Children's Sermon
(childcare for ages 2 and under-room 133)

Christian Education 10:00-11:00AM

11:15am
Nave
Rite II Choral Eucharist
(childcare for ages 2 and under - room 133)

5:00pm
Nave
Rite III Evening Prayer with Communion