Weekly Announcements
October 10-16, 2018
Stewardship 2019: Stepping Up to Step Forward Together  
This week you will find a tremendous opportunity in your mail box: St. John's "Help Us Help Others" pledge materials. Please review the brochure, and prayerfully consider a Step Up Pledge to support all the great things happening at St. John's. Please note pledge cards are due October 22, so don't delay. Pledge cards can be returned to the church office via mail or you can put them in Karen Mayer's mailbox in the church office or drop in the lockbox in the reception area. You can also fill out a pledge card online.
Thank you, Tracey Gillespie and Bob Nye, Stewardship Chairs
Tracey Gillespie, Vestry Member and Stewardship Co-Chair, shares the story of a lighthouse keeper's commitment as a lesson in stewardship.  
THE LOAVES & FISHES FOOD DRIVE IS OFF TO A VERY PROMISING START!
You have given the Fall Loaves & Fishes Food Drive a most promising beginning as we have seen a number of groups and ministries stepping up to adopt a barrel … the Vestry, the SJE Staff, the Kitchen Crew, the Choirs, the Bell Choir, the Preschool, the Daughters of the King, and the Evening Prayer & Rosary Group. Please join your fellow parishioners and adopt your own barrel or place your items in one of the general parish barrels located throughout the building. Thank you for your support! With your help, SJE can once agaon demonstrate our "caring spirit" in a truly exceptional way!
A Hurricane Response Steering Committee has formed and several parishioners are already involved. Interested in joining? There's plenty of room. Our next meeting will be Sunday Oct. 21, 10:15am-11:00am, Rm 204/05. We will be designing, organizing, and implementing St. John's response to the needs of those deeply by the recent storms. Please contact Brad+ at bsmith@saintjohns-charlotte.org .
Vestry Nomination Forms are due by Sunday, October 15th.
Hey 4th and 5th Graders!
Our next EpiscoPALS meeting is Sunday October 14th from 11:15 am-12:30 pm in room 304/305. Every student in 4th and 5th grade is invited to join us for fun and fellowship.
Opportunities to Serve!  T he Merry Oaks Back to School Community Dinner is scheduled for this Thursday, October 11. Volunteers are needed to help Janie cook at the church starting at 2pm, transport to Merry Oaks starting about 4:30, then help serve starting at 6. If you can help during any of those slots we would love to have you. The children of Merry Oaks are sweet and fun! Questions? Contact Melissa Conway on the ECW FB page.
The next Galilee Ladies Tea is scheduled for Friday Oct 19th! The tea will be from 9:30-11 am at the Galilee Ministries, 3601 Central Ave. This is an opportunity for the women of St. John’s to connect with the ladies of the refugee community served by the Galilee Center. These Teas are a fun and informative way to assist refugees in their assimilation into the Charlotte community. RSVP on the ECW FB page or contact Robin Sands or Melissa Conway. 

Save the Date! The ECW Bake and Craft Sale will be Saturday, December 8 after the 5:00pm service and after all services on Sunday, December 9. Be thinking about what baked goods and craft items etc you will bring! 
Our next St. John’s church Habitat work day will be October 20th. We will be doing interior trim on a newly built house. We need several more volunteer workers. We work in pairs with someone who has done this before. If you are able to work, please call Christ Koconis St. John’s Habitat coordinator. Phone 704 364-4197; Cell: 704 502-8614; email: ckoconis.38@gmail.com
THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB WILL MEET ON
OCTOBER 17TH FROM 6:00-7:00PM.  

We will be discussing Imagine Me Gone  by Adam Haslet. Our book club is open to anyone, from the first-time attendee to the true bibliophile. We hope you join us for a great discussion and great fellowship!

The Parish Shop will be closed this Sunday, October 14. Please come check out our new inventory next Sunday!

PARISH SUPPER - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
5:00-6:30 PM IN THE PARISH HALL

Menu: Baked chicken, corn pudding, green beans, salad, and
banana pudding
HAGAR'S BASKET: Your generosity makes such a difference in the lives of so many families! As we prepare for over 100 families to visit this month, we are most in need of laundry detergent, toilet tissue, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene pads, deodorant, shaving cream and lotion ! Grateful thanks to all our Sunday School classes who collected items to fill our shelves!  Our Kindergarten-First Grade class collected the most items and will celebrate with a pizza party later this month!  Please look for the Hagar’s wagon in the narthex! The items you place in the wagon will be blessed during the offertory each Sunday! Many thanks to you all!
EYC - Sunday, October 14th
All youth are invited to meet at Hall Family Farm (107103 Providence Road W). We will walk the corn maze and eat dinner together (menu: sub sandwiches). Meet at the picnic / tent area when you arrive and bring $10 exact cash or check made to SJE. 

Student Leadership Meeting
All youth interested in helping plan EYC and special EYC events and retreats are invited to the 3 rd floor on Wednesday, October 15 th at 5:30pm.

EYC Serves, Sunday, October 21st
Our students will be working on a Hurricane Florence relief project Sunday, October 21 st  at EYC! Stay tuned for more details soon!
Confirmation Mentor Training
Training for all 2018-19 Confirmation mentors will be this Sunday, October 14th in room 204/05 at 10:15am.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

5:00 pm
Holy Eucharist with Hymns
Nave

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

7:30 am
Holy Eucharist with Music
Nave

8:45 am
Holy Eucharist with Choirs
Nave

11:15 am
Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Music
Parish Hall