Thursday, August 17, 2017

Announcements for August 20th!



        Don’t forget about the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m.!
        
        Call out for St. John's pictures!
We would like to continue the tradition of having pictures of life at St. John's, but we need everyone's help!  Whenever you see a good photo opportunity at St. John's (special event, holidays, good hair day), please pull out your phone or camera, take some pictures and email them to Anne Edwards.  Anne manages the Facebook page for the parish, so she will either post them or save them for the Parish.  And, if you haven't already, please like "St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor."  
   

“Faith + Science” // Interfaith Forum // Sept 17, 3 pm, Frankfort
Next month, Episcopal Rev. Clayton Thomason, director of the medical ethics program at Rush University Medical Center, will offer a Christian perspective at the SWIFT Interfaith Forum on "Faith + Science." Muslim and Jewish speakers will also join him on a panel to present their distinct takes on this oft-contentious topic. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3-6 pm, at the St. Francis Woods Campus in Frankfort IL (9201 W St Francis Rd). Refreshments will be served, but attendees also are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for Respond Now. For more details, please contact Rob McManamy or Bryan BurkeFor more about SWIFT, of which St. John's is now a member, go to www.swiftinterfaith.org, or visit the group's Facebook page.

Updates from Steve Hofer, Junior Warden
The year plaques of Rev. Vander Slice (1993) and Rev. Orr (2017) have been engraved and are in the Guild Room. The Parish Office sign has been reprinted with letters on one side. Carpets in the Rector’s office and the Guild Room have been cleaned. Additionally, Mary Hofer would like to thank the Vestry and the Parish of St. John’s for their prayers for her recent VNS implant. Her results are outstanding!

Mary and RJ Van Swol: Calling all Babysitters!
When the new choir season starts, RJ and I will need someone to watch Teddy and Roman in the nursery during the practice after church from about 11:30-12:30. We will pay you for your time. If you are interested in taking this position for the 2017-2018 choir season, please contact me. Thanks!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  URGENT HELP NEEDED!
        We need volunteers for teaching Sunday School!  This is an important ministry that has a
        positive and lasting impact upon the children of our parish.  Volunteers do not need to be parents         of current students, and can alternate Sundays to meet personal schedules.  If you are interested           or want to know more about the program, please call Diane Walsh-Madden.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Announcements for August 13

Call out for St. John's pictures!
We would like to continue the tradition of having pictures of life at St. John's, but we need everyone's help!  Whenever you see a good photo opportunity at St. John's (special event, holidays, good hair day), please pull out your phone or camera, take some pictures and email them to Anne Edwards.  Anne manages the Facebook page for the parish, so she will either post them or save them for the Parish.  And, if you haven't already, please like "St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor."  


 “Faith + Science” // SWIFT Speakers Forum // Sept 17, 3 pm, Frankfort
The Rev. Clayton Thomason, Episcopal Chaplain at Rush University Medical Center, will represent the Christian perspective next month at the SWIFT Interfaith Forum on "Faith + Science." Muslim and Jewish speakers will also join him on a panel to present their distinct takes on this oft-contentious topic. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3-6 pm, at the St. Francis Woods Campus in Frankfort IL (9201 W St Francis Rd). Refreshments will be served, but attendees also are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for Respond Now. For more details, please contact Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke. For more about SWIFT, of which St. John's is now a member, go to www.swiftinterfaith.org, or visit the group's Facebook page.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Announcements for August 6


        Call out for St. John's pictures!
We would like to continue the tradition of having pictures of life at St. John's, but we need everyone's help!  Whenever you see a good photo opportunity at St. John's (special event, holidays, good hair day), please pull out your phone or camera, take some pictures and email them to Anne Edwards.  Anne manages the FaceBook page for the parish, so she will either post them or save them for the Parish.  And, if you haven't already, please like "St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor."  



 New Office Manager
        This week we said goodbye to Betsy Sloan as our office manager and welcomed long-time                   parishioner Sarah Lawrence to the position.  Office hours for the summer remain the same (M,           W, Th, 9-12).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Announcements for Sunday, July 30.

       The Daughters of the King

Sunday is the last day to contribute to the Back to School Backpack Give Away through Respond Now.  We are seeking contributions of folders and wide-ruled spiral notebooks for the backpacks.  Please contact Cyndie Knoll if you have questions or need more information.  Collection boxes are provided in the atrium lobby.

Call out for St. John's pictures!
We would like to continue the tradition of having pictures of life at St. John's, but we need everyone's help!  Whenever you see a good photo opportunity at St. John's (special event, holidays, good hair day), please pull out your phone or camera, take some pictures and email them to Anne Edwards.  Anne manages the FaceBook page for the parish, so she will either post them or save them for the Parish.  And, if you haven't already, please like "St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor."  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Announcements for July 23

LAST CALL: Interfaith Picnic is this Sunday, July 23                                                                       For those of you who already RSVP'd, thanks!  For those of you who missed the deadline, but would still like to attend, no worries.  Please come anyway.  We'll make room.  As you hopefully know now, St. John's recently joined the SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT), which promotes harmony and joint community service among the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  Our first opportunity to participate in a SWIFT event is this Sunday, July 23, from 1-5 pm, at Peace Memorial Church UCC, in Palos Park (10300 West 131st St.).  The annual picnic is for families from all member congregations.  Fun and food for all ages will be provided, from BBQ, desserts, and soft drinks to balloons, a bouncy house, piñata, and even a clown. Embrace this opportunity to share faithful fellowship with your Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors!  Questions?  Contact our own Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke.  For more about SWIFT, go to www.swiftinterfaith.org, or visit the group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SWIFT-South-West-Interfaith-Team.

The Daughters of the King
This is the final week to contribute to the Back to School Backpack Give Away through Respond Now.  We are seeking contributions of folders and wide-ruled spiral notebooks for the backpacks.  The deadline for the supplies will be Sunday, July 30th.  Please contact Cyndie Knoll if you have questions or need more information.  Collection boxes will be provided in the atrium lobby.

Search Committee
The vestry has prayerfully chosen and approved the search committee for our new rector. Tracie Moxley and Donna Blackburn will serve as co-chairs. Bill Bestow, Glynis Keene, Jayne Goode, Tom Senesac, Eric Turnquest, Anne Edwards, and Stuart Creason will serve on the committee with them. We will commission the search committee at our worship services on Sunday, July 30th.
The Vestry wishes to thank everyone who expressed an interest to serve on the search committee. Even though you may not have been selected to serve on the committee, we will be reaching out to everyone, especially the youth of our church, to be involved in this process.  Please continue to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide them in this process.

Call out for St. John's pictures!
We would like to continue the tradition of having pictures of life at St. John's, but we need everyone's help!  Whenever you see a good photo opportunity at St. John's (special event, holidays, good hair day), please pull out your phone or camera, take some pictures and email them to Anne Edwards.  Anne manages the FaceBook page for the parish, so she will either post them or save them for the Parish.  And, if you haven't already, please like "St. John the Evangelist, Flossmoor."  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Announcements for July 16

Want to attend the SWIFT Picnic? RSVP by July 17!
St. John's recently became the 15th area congregation (and first Episcopal church!) to join the SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT), which promotes harmony and joint community service among the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  This month, our first opportunity to participate in a SWIFT event is here.  On Sunday, July 23, from 1-5 pm, at Peace Memorial Church UCC, in Palos Park (10300 West 131st St.), SWIFT will be hosting its annual picnic for families from all member congregations.  Please attend, if you can, and feel free to bring along a friend or two.  Fun and food for all ages will be provided, from BBQ, desserts, and soft drinks to balloons, a bouncy house, piñata, and even a clown.  Embrace this opportunity to share faithful fellowship with your Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors!  RSVP by Monday, July 17 to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke   For more about SWIFT, go to www.swiftinterfaith.org, or visit the group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SWIFT-South-West-Interfaith-Team

       The Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King are once again sponsoring the Back to School Backpack Give Away through Respond Now.  We are seeking contributions of folders and wide-ruled spiral notebooks for the backpacks.  The deadline for the supplies will be Sunday, July 30th.  Please contact Cyndie Knoll if you have questions or need more information.  Collection boxes will be provided in the atrium lobby.

Ice Cream Social
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Ice Cream Social by scooping ice cream, cutting watermelon, setting up tents and tables, arranging flowers, making and pouring lemonade and iced tea, serving ice cream, lemonade and iced tea, grilling hotdogs, selling food, helping the balloon ladies, greeting the community, attending, cleaning up, donating to the entertainment and most importantly praying for good weather.  The weather was glorious and attendance was good. This event would not work as well if all of you didn’t support it. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Announcements for July 9th

SWIFT Annual Picnic--- 
Sunday, July 23, PalosPark                                                                                                             

Last month, St. John's became the 15th area congregation (and first Episcopal Church!) to join the SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT), which promotes harmony and joint community service among the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  This month, our first opportunity to participate in a SWIFT event is upon us.  On Sunday, July 23, from 1-5 pm, at Peace Memorial Church UCC, in Palos Park (10300 West 131st St.), SWIFT will be hosting its annual picnic for families from all member congregations.  Please attend, if you can, and feel free to bring along a friend or two.  Fun and food for all ages will be provided, from BBQ, desserts, and soft drinks to balloons, a bouncy house, piñata, and even a clown.  Embrace this opportunity to share faithful fellowship with your Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors! RSVP by Monday, July 17 to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke. For more about SWIFT, go to www.swiftinterfaith.org, or visit the group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SWIFT-South-West-Interfaith-Team

       Search Committee
The Vestry wants to make sure all members of St John’s who are interested in being considered for the search committee to select our new Rector have an opportunity to do so.  If you would like to be considered, please let us know by emailing the parish office, office@stjohnsflossmoor.org or calling the parish office, (708) 798-4150.

You can also contact the Wardens, Greg Lawrence,  or Steve Hofer, if you would like more information.

Please contact us by Thursday, July 13, 2017.  We will be making the selections for the search committee at our Vestry meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017. 

The Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King are once again sponsoring the Back to School Backpack Give Away through Respond Now.  We are seeking contributions of folders and wide-ruled spiral notebooks for the backpacks.  The deadline for the supplies will be Sunday, July 30th.  Please contact Cyndie Knoll if you have questions or need more information.  Collection boxes will be provided in the atrium lobby.