Thursday, September 20, 2018

Announcements for September 23rd


Father Jeremy’s Arrival
In anticipation of Father Jeremy’s arrival, it would be a good idea for everyone to reacquaint themselves with their nametags. If you haven’t been wearing yours regularly, please make sure you find it and put on each Sunday so that Father Jeremy can start getting to know everyone’s names. Additionally, if anyone needs a replacement nametag or cannot find theirs, simply drop off the old one in the box outside the parish office (or a note if yours is missing). It will be replaced for you.

2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION
The 181st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. New this year: Registration fees include Friday Fun & Fellowship (dessert and dancing from 7-9:30 pm) and a Saturday networking lunch in the Junior Ballroom. Note: there will NOT be a dinner reception on Friday night. Please have dinner on your own and join us from 7-9:30 for dessert and dancing.
****If you are interested in serving as a delegate or an alternate delegate, please notify the parish
        office by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018.

 Mum Sale
Thank you to ALL those who helped with the delivery, selling and hauling of the Mums.  We appreciate everyone who purchased mum(s).  The sale was a great success. Thank you to Mark Moxley for coordinating the purchase of the mums.

Yarn Ministry – Meeting Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM in the Guild room

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Announcements for September 16th


Recital Announcement:
Michael Soto will be performing a recital at Madonna della Strada Chapel on Loyola University campus on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 pm. The program features works of blind organists from the 15th to the 20th century, including Louis Vierne, George Shearing, and the final choral preludes of J.S. Bach. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the garage on campus. Loyola is located at 1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL.

Father Jeremy’s Arrival
In anticipation of Father Jeremy’s arrival, it would be a good idea for everyone to reacquaint themselves with their nametags. If you haven’t been wearing yours regularly, please make sure you find it and put on each Sunday so that Father Jeremy can start getting to know everyone’s names. Additionally, if anyone needs a replacement nametag or cannot find theirs, simply drop off the old one in the box outside the parish office (or a note if yours is missing). It will be replaced for you.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Announcements for September 9th


Mum Sale
Mums will be available for pick up on Friday, September 7th, from 5-7 pm or Sunday, September 9th, after each service at the church.  If you did not have a chance to order mums but would like to, we will also be selling them at Flossmoor Fest on September 8th from 10 am-6 pm.  You can help out by working a 2 hour shift or just stop by say hello.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Pat Smith-Huntoon.

Recital Announcement:
Michael Soto will be performing a recital at Madonna della Strada Chapel on Loyola University campus on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 pm. The program features works of blind organists from the 15th to the 20th century, including Louis Vierne, George Shearing, and the final choral preludes of J.S. Bach. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the garage on campus. Loyola is located at 1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL.

 St. John’s Ministry Fair
The annual Ministry Fair will take place this Sunday, September 9th, following the 10 a.m. service. This is your opportunity to learn about and/or sign up for all the different organizations and service ministries available at the church. Please make sure you attend and let your interests be known.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Announcements for September 2nd


Mum Sale
St. Johns is having a mum sale, and the proceeds will go to the updated Resource Room.  The mums are in 9” pots and are approximately 16” tall.  Here is a link for the form:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ez_WhdWeaDpDDsePOPF82XiXtvs_BeV/view?usp=sharing
Please get your order form to the office, Pat Smith-Huntoon or Shirley Reilly by August  31st .  We will also be selling mums at Flossmoor Fest on September 8th from 10 am-6 pm.  You can help out by working a 2 hour shift or just stop by say hello.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Pat Smith-Huntoon.

Youth Group
Our youth 8th-12th grade are getting together 1-2 times per month to plan and participate in service projects and a bit of fun.  They met on 8/19/18 and came up with some great ideas.  Look forward to seeing them in action throughout the year!

Recital Announcement:
Michael Soto will be performing a recital at Madonna della Strada Chapel on Loyola University campus on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 pm. The program features works of blind organists from the 15th to the 20th century, including Louis Vierne, George Shearing, and the final choral preludes of J.S. Bach. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the garage on campus. Loyola is located at 1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Announcements for August 26th


Mum Sale
St. Johns is having a mum sale, and the proceeds will go to the updated Resource Room.  The mums are in 9” pots and are approximately 16” tall.  Here is a link for the form:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ez_WhdWeaDpDDsePOPF82XiXtvs_BeV/view?usp=sharing
Please get your order form to the office, Pat Smith-Huntoon or Shirley Reilly by August  31st .  We will also be selling mums at Flossmoor Fest on September 8th from 10 am-6 pm.  You can help out by working a 2 hour shift or just stop by say hello.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Pat Smith-Huntoon.

Youth Group
Our youth 8th-12th grade are getting together 1-2 times per month to plan and participate in service projects and a bit of fun.  They met on 8/19/18 and came up with some great ideas.  Look forward to seeing them in action throughout the year!
  
Rectory Open House
The work is done and we are anxious for you to see the improvements your generosity has made possible!!  We will be there after both services this Sunday, August 26. Sincerely, the rectory remodeling committee: (Donna, Cyndie, Susan, Debbi, and Tracie)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Announcements for August 19th


An Announcement from Susan Marquis
Noah Benjamin Ramsland was born on August 1st. He's the son of Molly and Jordan Ramsland of Wheaton and the grandson of Susan and Bob Marquis. Both Molly and the baby are doing well, and you can take it from Susan that the baby is just as cute as can be.

Blessing of the Backpacks
The annual Blessing of the Backpacks will take place this Sunday, August 19th during the Prayers of the People.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Announcements for August 12th


Air Conditioning Update
Southwest Mechanical came to inspect the Air Conditioning problems in the church. The one AC roof unit on the east transept is dead. The one AC roof unit on the west transept is still functioning. So we now have 50% cooling functioning in the church. The air handlers (blowers) are still both working. The plan now is for Southwest Mechanical to present us with possible proposals to correct the problem and get us back to 100% cooling in the church.

Sam & Theresa Otoo
With your help, the vestry is setting up a special monetary fund to help Sam and Theresa Otoo and their family. Members who would like to contribute can do so by sending checks made out to The Church of St. John with "Sam and Theresa Otoo" on the memo line, or dropping off checks/cash to the church office. People can also place checks made out the same way in the Collection Plate this Sunday. All cash donations in the Collection Plate this Sunday, August 12th, will be donated to Sam and Theresa. You can also reach out to them personally to offer assistance and your support.
  
Jeannine Brattstrom
Candice Barrera’s mother, Jeannine Brattstrom, went to God early Sunday morning, August 5th. Services will be at St. Andrews Methodist Church next Sunday August 12 with Visitation from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and a Funeral Service at 4:00pm. May she rest in peace.