ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP: Please join us after the 8a.m. or 10a.m. service for conversation and coffee in Marsh Hall. Coffee. Tea and treats after the 8 a.m. service are provided by our Hospitality Committee and after the 10 a.m. service treats will be provided by Girl Scout Troop 40989 celebrating 100 years.
PIANO CONCERT: This Sunday afternoon, April 29th, at 4PM, come to St. John’s for a wonderful piano concert by Sasha Tsirkel. The program will include music by Chopin, Bach, Debussy and Gershwin. This concert is sponsored by the Robert and Beverly Feichter Memorial Music Endowment Fund.
Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon: Ladies of St. John's and friends - the Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon put on by the Women of St. John's in partnership with Christopher & Banks, is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2012, beginning at 12 noon in Marsh Hall. A recent visit to Christopher & Banks, at their Alderwood Mall store, showed how many beautiful and affordable new fashions they have for us to model this year. A delicious luncheon will be served followed by the Fashion Show, with discounts for purchases made at the show. We will have an original oil painting by our own Marge Bereman for the raffle and some door prizes to placate the ladies who don't win Marge's painting!! Come join us for a fabulous luncheon followed by a Fashion Show with models you will all recognize! Tickets and sign up sheet will be in the Narthex on the following Sundays: April 29, and May 6! The price of the ticket is $12.50, so invite at least one friend.
PS: If you have always had a "passion for fashion" and would like to model, please call Janina Sierakowska at 425-488-5685. She has volunteered to be our contact with Christopher & Banks and our model coordinator. St. John's Women is continuing the tradition of ECW in the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Olympia, but by general concensus of the of the ECW Board, we will now be known as "St. John's Women" - SJW for short - and want all women at St. John's to know that they are all part of the "St. John's Women!"
VACATION BIBLE CAMP: The Greater Kirkland Ecumenical Parish (GKEP) invites all children age 4 to 6th grade to get ready to dive into fun at Operation Overboard: Dare to go deep with god Vacation Bible Camp. Explore and experience God’s underwater universe at VBC! The fun runs July 16 through July 20 from 9AM to Noon at St. John's Episcopal Church. The adventures include regular Deep Sea Voyages into Bible fun and creative crafts, hands-on mission work, water science, and great music. To be a part of all the excitement at Operation Overboard: Dare to go deep with god pick up a registration form in the Narthex, or download one from our church's website. Registration ends June 15, and space is limited. For information contact Cathy Christensen in the church office or visit www.stjohnskirkland.org/vacation_bible_camp.
FLOWERING OF THE CROSS: All children are invited to bring flowers for our annual Flowering of the Cross at the 10AM service on Sunday, May 6. This is the same day we will celebrate 1st Communion. If you would like to donate flowers, please contact Cathy Christensen in the church office.
HAITI CHILDREN’S FAIR: As part of WOW's Rebuild Our Church campaign, on Sunday, May 6, after the 10AM service we are having a Hope for Haiti Children's Fair in the Marsh Hall. Children will have the opportunity to better understand the ERD's efforts in Haiti by building a replica of Trinity Cathedral out of Legos, making paper bricks, decorating cookies, and making a mosaic art project. There will also be before and after pictures of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Our goal is to have one Rebuild Our Church brick purchased per child enrolled in Sunday school at St. John's. The cost is $10 per brick. For more information about this campaign visit www.archive.episcopalchurch.org/HaitiAppeal/.
MEN’S GROUP: Mark your calendar for May 10, 6PM, which is our next meeting. Sam Wheeler will be our guest speaker and Gary Rose and Ted Ederer will be the chefs for the evening. If you are planning on attending, email or call Randy Sanders at email@example.com or 425-882-0183.
CROP WALK 2012: This year, the churches of the Kirkland Interfaith Network (KIN), which includes St. John’s, will join together in a brand-new idea, a Crop Work-Walk. In the past, everyone would walk to raise money for CROP Walk. This year you are invited to join in a hands-on-service to benefit hungry people in our community. Our CROP Work-Walk will begin at 9:30AM on Saturday, May 19, at the Kirkland/Northshore Hopelink center. You’ll have the opportunity to work a few hours organizing food brought in from the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. At 11:30AM everyone will walk together for the walk part of this fundraiser. It’s a two-mile, easy walk from Hopelink to Holy Spirit, where everyone is invited to have lunch and celebrate. For more information please contact Cynthia Shurtleff at 206-498-8216. Registrations are available today in the Narthex.
YOUTH SUNDAY: Mark your calendars for June 3 when we will celebrate our graduating Seniors with a special service at 10AM. If you are a graduating Senior (high school or college) or know of one, please fill out the Graduate Form and turn it into the office by May 30th. The forms can be found on the counter, in the Narthex. We would like to honor you during our Youth Sunday Service on June 3rd.
EASTER SEASON CAMPAIGN: Episcopal Charities Appeal invites you to give thanks this Easter Season with a gift that will support twenty five ministries around our diocese, reaching out to those in human need. You will find more information on the counter in the Narthex.
ADULT EDUCATION MINISTRY: Interested in helping with our Adult Education Ministry? If so, please contact Ted Ederer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU: Dorothy Dutton would like to express a thank you to all who have written cards and visited her. Her number at Life Care is 425-636-2316, Room #43.
MOVING ON: After three years of service to St. John’s, Linda Weller, our bookkeeper, has decided to seek the land of sunshine and oranges. Linda and her husband Tim are moving to Southern California. Although it’s hard for Linda to leave all her friends at St. John’s, this is a wonderful opportunity for her and her family. Linda’s last day at St. John’s will be Thursday, May 3rd.
PALMS: Do you have spent and curling palms at home? Please return them to St. John's for proper disposal--we burn them and bury the ashes, saving some for next year's Ash Wednesday Imposition of Ashes. There will be a basket in the Narthex to receive them. Thank you. St. John's Altar Guild
FORWARD DAY BY DAY: The quarterly booklet has arrived for May/June/July 2012. The price of the booklet is $1 a copy and the large print version is $1.50 a copy. They are located on the counter in the Narthex and in the Church Office.