IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Worship: Oct. 12-17, 2021
Resources: Parish Paper, Weekly Psalms & Lesson, and More
New & Noteworthy:
  • Special Collection for ARDF, Oct. 17
  • New Faith & Fellowship on Sundays!
  • Ways to Support PACK
  • Holly Days Bazaar Call for Volunteers
UPCOMING WORSHIP
Tuesday – Friday, Oct. 12-15
8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer (online only)
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In addition, Tuesday – Wednesday
5 p.m. Evening Prayer, Chapel
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In addition, Thursday, Oct. 14
5 p.m. Evening Prayer with Holy Communion, Chapel
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Sunday, Oct. 17: Trinity 20 (ARDF Collection)
A light breakfast after the 8 & 9 a.m. services will be available in Cranmer Hall.
8 a.m. Holy Communion, Church
9 a.m. Family Morning Prayer, Church
10 a.m. All Ages Sunday School, Cranmer Hall (In-person)
11 a.m. Holy Communion, Church (In-person and online)
RESOURCES
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Special Collection for ARDF
We’ll have a special collection this Sunday, Oct. 17

The Church’s outreach is both local and global – and so St. John’s outreach is directed both to our own community and also to our global partner churches in the Anglican Communion. That’s why St. John’s supports the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF). Rather than fostering dependency, our donations to the ARDF help to empower local Anglican leaders in the Global South to solve the problems they identify as priorities in their own communities. Every project proposal is researched by ARDF to ensure that it will be effective and sustainable.

Governed by a board of global leaders from the developing world, the ARDF meets annually to determine priorities, approve projects, and report to the Global Church. Visit the ARDF website or watch a brief video to learn more about their ongoing efforts and global relationships.

Please give generously to strengthen faith communities in the developing world.
New Faith & Fellowship on Sundays!
Adults with school-age children are invited to join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. in Cranmer Hall, 3rd Floor, to connect, share, and encourage one another on a variety of faith-based topics.

As part of the curriculum, the group will participate in an ongoing chapter by chapter reading of The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism by best-selling author, Timothy Keller. This incremental reading will provide wonderful content and discussion ideas.

As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. In The Reason for God, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason.

Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly, rational belief – held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

The only required material will be a copy of the book, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, which is available for purchase at all major book retail websites.

If you have any questions please contact Rob Sparks at rob.sparks@firstcitizens.com
Ways to Support PACK
New! Kids’ Boutique
Starting this month, the Outreach Committee will begin collecting new outfits to add to the Kids’ Boutique at PACK. Parishioners are encouraged to shop for a fun, practical outfit to fill the 6-year-old girls’ rack. (Checks and Target or Amazon gift cards are also welcome.) Donations may be dropped off at 4 Mall Terrace during the times St. John’s volunteers are there (1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.). Please make sure all donations still have the tags on them.

For more information or to sign up to help with this Kids’ Boutique project, please contact Elaine Barrow at
ehbarrow@aol.com or cell 912-856-1774.

Save the Date! Youth Fellowship & Outreach
There will be a fellowship and outreach opportunity on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 4 – 6 p.m. Save the date to join with Elaine Barrow and Steven Vanderlip to shop together to fill the 6-year-old girls’ rack at PACK. More information will follow. “Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35.
Holly Days Bazaar Call for Volunteers
Have you had the chance to review the list of volunteer opportunities on our Holly Days Bazaar website, StJohnsSav.org/hdb? We still need volunteers, especially those willing to make soup and chili to be served during the bazaar luncheon. A link to the recipes is on StJohnsSav.org/hdb.
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