United Thank Offering – IT’S EASY!
Notice the good things that happen each day? Give thanks to God for your Blessings and make an offering for each Blessing. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar offered in thanks through the United Thank Offering (UTO) is given to God’s mission in the world. Every coin and bill transforms Lives in the United States and around the world. Turn your gratitude for your blessings into blessings for others.
The Daughters of the King are collecting personal items for the men and women that receive assistance through Respond Now. Suggestions are: soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, deodorant, etc. Both full-size and travel-size are needed.
Christmas Basket Program
St. John’s is once again participating in the ReVive Center for Housing and Healing’s Christmas Basket Program. We are asking parishioners and church organizations to please volunteer and sponsor a family to provide them with a merry and memorable Christmas. Sign-up sheets are available in the undercroft, so please start selecting the families you wish to sponsor. This year’s deadline for dropping off the Christmas Baskets at St. John’s will be no later than Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
The Vestry has approved the following slate of delegates for the November diocesan convention. They are: Steve Hofer, Sue O’Brien, and Shirley Reilly as delegates, and Gale Michael, Don Rubins, and Doris Sheffer as alternates.
A Robust and Heartfelt THANK YOU!
To the wonderfully generous parishioners of St. John’s! Your thoughtful, useful, fun and delicious contributions to the college care packages are on their way to six college freshman who—surely—will be delighted by your gift. Many of you included words of encouragement and/or scripture; we wager those supportive words will strike just the right chord and lift some spirits (or confidence) at just the right time. Good work, St. John’s!
Fr. Jim Caldwell’s last Sunday with us will be October 29.
There will be a celebration of his ministry among us in the undercroft after the 10 am service. In gratitude for his service here, the Vestry would like to present him with a purse. If you wish to contribute to this, please place your check or cash (labeled “purse”) in the collection plate at next Sunday’s service.
Practicing Our Faith Book Club
This month the Practicing Our Faith Book Club is reading Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor, a collection of short stories written in the final decade of her life. The book club will meet on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00pm in the Guild Room to discuss the book. New members are always welcome!
Blue Jean Yard Clean Up – Will meet Sunday, November 12th.