| Weekly Dispatch, October 2nd, 2019|
Dates to Remember & Links to RSVP
- Morning Prayer, Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.
- Weekly Worship, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
- Catechesis for Children and Adults each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
- Eagle & Child, Monday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m.
- All Hallows Eve Service followed by Trunk or Treat, October 31st at 6:30 p.m.
| Several of our members traveled to the New Wineskins Conference last week where they had a chance to connect with Anglicans from all over the world involved in mission work. Chad Sanner was there with other students, faculty, and staff from Trinity School for Ministry, and they also had a chance to visit with our friend and former Malone student, Fr. Lawrence McElrath. Fr. Lawrence now serves as the Canon and Chaplain to Archbishop Foley Beach. |
| We are currently in conversations with Fr. Lawrence to arrange a visit from the Archbishop to St. John's, perhaps sometime next spring, so stay tuned. For now, click on the image below for a special greeting from the Archbishop.|
| We've had several requests for a church-wide social gathering recently, so Fr. Sean and I will look at the calendar and begin planning an after-church potluck for late October or early November. It will be nice to get together with no other agenda than fun and fellowship, especially in the midst of such a busy season. |
| Thank you to everyone serving and supporting St. John's in various ways. It is wonderful to consider how much we've been blessed, so let's not take it for granted. We are gathered together because of God's forgiveness and ongoing grace, and we will remain together if we gladly receive and extend that forgiveness and grace to each other, and to a hurting world. With St. John's in mind, we hope you will make the following prayer your own. It can be found on page 649 in our new prayerbooks. |
| Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear our prayers, and grant that in this congregation the pure Word of God may be preached and the Sacraments duly administered. Strengthen and confirm the faithful; protect and guide the children; visit and relieve the sick; turn and soften the wicked; arouse the careless; recover the fallen; restore the penitent; remove all hindrances to the advancement of your truth; and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.|
How You Can Pray This Week
| If you were not in church on Sunday and would like to see the weekly prayer requests, please send an email to Fr. Sean Ewing at email@example.com.|
| Interested in a simple way to pray the daily office from the Book of Common Prayer? Follow this link for text and audio versions of morning, noon, and evening prayer. The site is hosted by our friend, Fr. Michael Jarrett.|
Our Latest Sermon
| St. John's is a community where ordinary people are changed by the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ to become faithful members of His church and humble servants to a hurting world. We remain grounded in Jesus Christ by centering our life together in His Word & Sacraments. Click on the link below to hear our latest sermon.|
For All the Saints: Saint Jerome and William Tyndale, Translators of the Bible
| Translators of the Bible During different points in history, God has used the gifts and talents of men and women to translate the Bible. Saint Jerome and William Tyndale answered this call in their own times. Because of their faithfulness, their translations have opened up God's Word to countless Christians throughout the ages. We celebrate both of their lives this …|
The Form of Christian Faith, Part II: Catechesis
| If you missed my recent presentation for the C.S. Lewis Institute, then you can find it here. This was the second half of a two part lecture series titled, "The Form of Christian Faith," and the focus was catechesis.|
| If you have questions about any of the content contained in this email or want to learn more about St. John's Anglican Church, please let us know. You can fill out a form at this link, and you will receive a response from Fr. Bryan Hollon or Fr. Sean Ewing.|
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