Thursday, January 17, 2019

Announcements for January 20th


Annual Meeting—Sunday, January 20th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

Painting with Friends
You don’t have to be able to draw a straight line because we won’t ask you to. Mark your calendars to join St. John’s Paint Party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 27 in the Undercroft. Shirley Reilly and Bill Moser will guide you through the steps to create your own painting. The class size is limited, and reservation deadline is Jan. 20. The cost is $40, and all materials will be supplied. Call Gale Michael, Shirley Reilly, or Bill Moser.
Adult Server Training
There will be a training/refresher for Greeters and Ushers on Saturday, February 2nd  from 9:00-11:00 am. This is a combined training as both ministries work together at the beginning of the service. Please plan on attending and notify Pat Smith-Huntoon if you are unable to attend and need to set up an alternative time. Additionally, there will be training for Lectors immediately following at 11:00 am. Contact Bill Moser for more information.

18th Annual Episcopal Men’s Pre-Lenten Retreat – Letting Faith Find You
The Annual Retreat will take place from Friday, February 8th – Saturday, February 9th at the Dekoven Center (600 21st Street, Racine, Wisconsin). The Rev. Christopher Powell has agreed to serve as the Retreat Leader, where attendees will have opportunities to participate in small- and large-group discussions on important issues, as well as share fellowship with other men in worship. Flyers with additional information and registration forms will be available in the undercroft. Do not wait to register! Available spots are on a “first come, first registered” basis, and the registration post mark date will be used to determine if room is available.

TV Needed
The new Resource Room needs a 55-to-65-inch flat-screen television that can be mounted on the wall. It should have the capacity to connect to a laptop in order to run videos and Power Point presentations. Do you have such a TV in good condition that you can donate, or are you interested in donating a new one? If so, please contact Fr. Jeremy.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Announcements for January 13th


CELEBRATE! - ST. JOHN'S ANNUAL PATRONAL DINNER - SAT., JAN. 12 - 4:30 PM (Potluck!)
The Vestry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist is pleased to invite all parishioners to gather joyfully for our annual Patronal Dinner celebrating the Feast Day of St. John (Dec. 27). This year's theme is the Patchwork Quilt, symbolizing the many diverse backgrounds and stories that we all bring to the table of our loving parish. With that in mind, parishioners are encouraged to bring their favorite quilts as decorations for the event, and/or to contribute less precious items to be used as tablecloths, too. As we all know, our new pastor Fr. Jeremy, himself, is the latest addition to our parish quilt, so this event will celebrate his new ministry, as well... 

REGARDING THE FOOD AND DRINK, since this is a true Pot Luck event, the Vestry will not be providing any main course, but will be like every other parishioner that will bring a dish or beverage. Please see the sign-up sheet this Sunday at St. John's to RSVP. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Vestry members Cyndie KnollRob McManamy, or Jean Scott. Anyone who plans to attend should also RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 9. Thank you, and Happy New Year!

Annual Meeting—Sunday, January 20th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

Painting with Friends
You don’t have to be able to draw a straight line because we won’t ask you to. Mark your calendars to join St. John’s Paint Party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 27 in the Undercroft. Shirley Reilly and Bill Moser will guide you through the steps to create your own painting. The class size is limited, and reservation deadline is Jan. 20. The cost is $40, and all materials will be supplied. Call Gale Michael, Shirley Reilly, or Bill Moser.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Announcements for January 6th


CELEBRATE! - ST. JOHN'S ANNUAL PATRONAL DINNER - SAT., JAN. 12 - 4:30 PM (Potluck!)
The Vestry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist is pleased to invite all parishioners to gather joyfully for our annual Patronal Dinner celebrating the Feast Day of St. John (Dec. 27). This year's theme is the Patchwork Quilt, symbolizing the many diverse backgrounds and stories that we all bring to the table of our loving parish. With that in mind, parishioners are encouraged to bring their favorite quilts as decorations for the event, and/or to contribute less precious items to be used as tablecloths, too. As we all know, our new pastor Fr. Jeremy, himself, is the latest addition to our parish quilt, so this event will celebrate his new ministry, as well... 

REGARDING THE FOOD AND DRINK, since this is a true Pot Luck event, the Vestry will not be providing any main course, but will be like every other parishioner that will bring a dish or beverage. Please see the sign-up sheet this Sunday at St. John's to RSVP. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Vestry members Cyndie KnollRob McManamy, or Jean Scott. Anyone who plans to attend should also RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 9. Thank you, and Happy New Year!

Annual Meeting—Sunday, January 20th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Announcements for December 23rd



Christmas Services
Friday, December 21st            Blue Christmas Service, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 24th         Family Service with Pageant, 4:00 p.m.
                                                
Music & Christmas Carols, 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve “Midnight” Mass, 10:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 25th         Christmas Day Service, 9:00 a.m.
                                           
Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. These books make for great small gifts and stocking stuffers. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

Christmas Pageant
We will be doing a run through of the Christmas Pageant right after the 10:00 service on Sunday December 23rd. We will also go through costumes and props to prepare everyone for their role. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Smith-Huntoon.

Annual Meeting—Sunday, January 20th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Parish Office Closed
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st. The Office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Announcements for December 16th


Christmas Services
Friday, December 21st             Blue Christmas Service, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 24th          Family Service with Pageant, 4:00 p.m.
 Music & Christmas Carols, 10:00 p.m.
 Christmas Eve “Midnight” Mass, 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25th          Christmas Day Service, 9:00 a.m.

FMSC: Thank you, people of St. John’s!
The very generous donations from our parish (just shy of $550) paid for 2,196 meals—enough to feed 6 children for a full year.  Twelve of your fellow parishioners went on to pack 5,508 meals in just two short hours at the Aurora facility of  Feed My Starving Children this past Saturday…that’s enough food to feed 17 children for a full year.  We were part of a group of roughly 200 volunteers who together packed 41,472 meals for malnourished and starving children.  That massive number feeds 114 children for a full year. Please seek out these people and ask them about their experience and consider joining us the next time we go to FMSC:  Laurie & Jack Zielinski, Margi Strombeck, Lita Morgan, Ann Moser, Ted Stone, Eric Turnquest, Mike & Catherine Madden, Elliot McManamy and Rob & Dee McManamy.  You’ll hear just how fun it was and how the Holy Spirit was with everyone there, helping us move a mountain of food.  [To learn more about this highly rated and respected organization, please go to www.fmsc.org]

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. These books make for great small gifts and stocking stuffers. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

Christmas Pageant
We will be having a pageant at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve service this year, and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. There are up to 15 parts.  If you are interested, please see Pat Smith-Huntoon after the 10:00 am service, phone her or email her.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Announcements for December 9th

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. These books make for great small gifts and stocking stuffers. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

South Holland Master Chorale’s Annual Christmas Concert
The popular Christmas concert will include songs and carols, new and old, sung by the Chorale with help from the organ, instruments, children’s choire, and the audience. The Southlake Children’s Choir will join the Chorale in this concert. This marks the 18th time the Chorale has presented its Christmas concert at St. Victor. The date for the concert is Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 pm at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish (500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, Indiana). All Chorale Concerts are free, but free-will donations are gratefully accepted.

FMSC Volunteers:  Be on the Look-out!  
Please check your email frequently leading up to our Dec 8th trip to the Aurora facility.  You will receive emails directly from Feed My Starving Children regarding specific details of our volunteer work.  Pay close attention to what they suggest you wear and what they ask you to leave at home.  Also watch for emails from me about our departure time and transport from St. John's. Thanks so much to all of you who have volunteered for this worthwhile project (which should also be a very fun time).  Please contact Dee McManamy with any questions or updates.

Holiday Cookie Walk
The 19th Annual Cookie Walk will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 9:00 –11:30 am. All proceeds are a benefit of the OUTREACH commitment and St. John’s. Historically, we have netted over $3,800.00 yearly. We need everyone to make a DOUBLE or TRIPLE batch of cookies, candy, jam, or jelly. The emphasis is on homemade. Dog treats will be available. All items should be brought (in non-returnable containers) to the undercroft on Friday, December 7th before 7:00 pm. Helpers of all ages are needed Friday, December 7th  from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00 and Saturday, December 8th from 8:30-10:00am, 10:00-11:30am, and 11:30am-1:00 pm. Any questions? Contact Alison Deniston.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Announcements for December 2nd


This year’s deadline for dropping off your Christmas Baskets at St. John’s will be no later than Wednesday, December 5th. If you are unable to shop and would like to be a part of this blessing, please give checks made out to St. John's, with "Revive Christmas Baskets" in the memo.  The youth of the congregation will be adopting/shopping and wrapping the presents for the family. Checks should get to the church by Friday, November 30th.

Fundraising Coupon Booklets
The Vestry is supporting a new easy and fun product to sell as a fundraising campaign for St. John’s. We are selling fundraising coupon books for $20.00 from a company called Simple Qpons. The books allow individuals to save money with things like buy-one-get-one-free and 50% off discounts at tons of our favorite local merchants. These books make for great small gifts and stocking stuffers. There are two editions of the book: one for Northwest Indiana and one for Southland Chicago. You can contact Vestry members or the church office to either purchase books yourself  OR to help in selling books for this fundraiser.

South Holland Master Chorale’s Annual Christmas Concert
The popular Christmas concert will include songs and carols, new and old, sung by the Chorale with help from the organ, instruments, children’s choire, and the audience. The Southlake Children’s Choir will join the Chorale in this concert. This marks the 18th time the Chorale has presented its Christmas concert at St. Victor. The dates for the concert are Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm at St. Victor Catholic Church (553 Hirsch Ave., Calumet City); and Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 pm at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish (500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, Indiana). All Chorale Concerts are free, but free-will donations are gratefully accepted.

FMSC Volunteers:  Be on the Look-out!  
Please check your email frequently leading up to our Dec 8th trip to the Aurora facility.  You will receive emails directly from Feed My Starving Children regarding specific details of our volunteer work.  Pay close attention to what they suggest you wear and what they ask you to leave at home.  Also watch for emails from me about our departure time and transport from St. John's. Thanks so much to all of you who have volunteered for this worthwhile project (which should also be a very fun time).  Please contact Dee McManamy with any questions or updates.

Holiday Cookie Walk
The 19th Annual Cookie Walk will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 9:00 –11:30 am. All proceeds are a benefit of the OUTREACH commitment and St. John’s. Historically, we have netted over $3,800.00 yearly. We need everyone to make a DOUBLE or TRIPLE batch of cookies, candy, jam, or jelly. The emphasis is on homemade. Dog treats will be available. All items should be brought (in non-returnable containers) to the undercroft on Friday, December 7th before 7:00 pm. Helpers of all ages are needed Friday, December 7th  from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00 and Saturday, December 8th from 8:30-10:00am, 10:00-11:30am, and 11:30am-1:00 pm. Any questions? Contact Alison Deniston.