WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST. JOHN’S!
ADULT EDUCATION FORUM: St. John’s Adult Education Committee has planned a special presentation for you tomorrow, May 19th at 9:10 a.m. in Marsh Hall. It’s an introduction to the Medieval Italian Poet Dante Alighieri. Hope to see you there!
Pentecost Sunday: marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, and celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Wear red on Sunday and share in this festive feast on Sunday, May 19. Bring your favorite strawberry dish to the Great Hall. There will be strawberry treats to share after the 8a.m. service and a Strawberry Pot-Luck after the 10a.m. service..
For All Graduates: If you or a loved one are graduating this spring / summer from high school, technical school, college or grad school this year, please pick up and fill out the Graduate Form, on the counter in the Narthex. We would like to honor you during our Youth Sunday Service on June 2nd.
Spiritually Renewing Your Heart for Blissful Living in this New Era: Consider joining the post Easter Bible Reflection sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and led by Fr. Don Mackay. This series meets every Wednesday, through May 28, in the Chapel from 7:30-9:00 PM. The sessions are related, though each session provides a unique experience! Come to all, or as many as you can!
Fashion Show and High Tea; Ladies of St. John's - please invite your friends to join you at the St. John 's Women's Annual Fashion Show and High Tea on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The Fashion Show is sponsored by Christopher and Banks who always present a colorful selection of clothes for all sizes and styles!! The Models will be our own St. John's Women and as always, will do a fantastic job of showing the clothes! The High Tea will be an English-type of Afternoon Tea with tea sandwiches (little tiny ones), petit fours, tiny cookies, chocolates, etc. and of course with TEA! We are inviting any lady from St. John's who would like to take a table and decorate it with her own china, etc. to sign up in the Narthex. If you would like to help with food preparation and setup, please mark the spot on the Sign-Up Sheet! The tickets are $10.00 each and Christopher & Banks usually offers a discount on items purchased either at the Fashion Show or with coupons after the Show. Please sign up on the Sign Up Sheet - Tickets will be available today at the St. John's Women's table in the Narthex! Come join us for this fun, exciting annual event - and bring a friend (or two or three)!
Sign up for Flowers: There are still lots of open spots to sign up for Church Flowers. Please see the Flower Chart at the back of the church.
Celebration! Jim and Rainy Husband would like to invite members of the parish to join them in celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and 50th Golden Jubilee as graduates of Oregon State University. Actually, these events in June 1963 were reversed since graduation day was June 2nd and their wedding day was June 14th. Cake and ice cream will be served in Marsh Hall following the church service on June 16th.
Healing Service: Due to Memorial Day weekend, there will be no OSL Healing Service this month. Our next Healing Service will be at 3pm on June 30th in the nave.
Ministry Leaders Meeting scheduled for May 22nd has been cancelled.
The Adult Education and Formation Committee: has been hard at work to provide the congregation and the community with interesting, varied and informative speakers. With one forum left (May 19, at 9:10 am), we are wrapping up a busy year, and would like your feedback. On June 2, we will be handing out a very brief survey asking what your thoughts are on the past speakers and topics and the future. Let us know what you think!
Save the Date for ERD: Sunday June 2 will be the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Ingathering. Boxes and envelopes can be picked up in the Narthex.
Episcopal Community Action (formerly Episcopal Charities Appeal): The Easter appeal is our diocesan-wide appeal that supports a variety of ministries in Western Washington reaching out to those in need.
In the Narthex, please pick up a brochure and read Bishop Rickel’s letter reminding us to live our baptismal vows by engaging in the lives of those God gives us to serve. Thank you and God Bless.
Visitation Ministry: Want to deliver God’s love and share some encouragement? Contact Kristin.email@example.com or call the church office if you are interested in helping with our visitation ministry. We need folks to visit hospitals and home, make a phone call or two a week (from the office or your home) or write a quick note. You do not need to be a lay Eucharistic visitor to help out, and some of these “visits” may be done from the comfort of your own home.