| Weekly Dispatch, October 9th, 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 21st at 6:30 p.m.
- All Hallows Eve Service followed by Trunk or Treat, October 31st at 6:30 p.m.
| Suzanne and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in May of 2018 and finally took some time to get away for a few days. It was great to unwind and relax, but we missed everyone at church on Sunday. Fr. Sean reports that the time spent at Urban Ark went very well. Our volunteers fed more than 70 people, and many went back for seconds or took food with them when they left. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the effort! We hope to make Urban Ark a regular part of St. John's outreach. |
| Catechesis for adults and children is also going very well. This is the first phase in what will be a permanent emphasis on children's catechesis and adult formation in the faith. We want to be a church where everyone is well equipped to witness, in our community, to the deep and compelling truths of the gospel. We also want to be a church where prayer and worship are enriched by growth in the knowledge of God. Thanks to everyone involved in these efforts, we should have another good group of confirmands next Spring. And if you would like to learn a little more about confirmation in the Anglican tradition, check out the post at this link. |
| Looking forward to worshiping with all of you soon!|
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, Cecil Frances Alexander, Hymn-writer and Teacher of the Faith
| Her Life Cecil Frances Alexander was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1818 to English parents. From a young age she delighted in writing poetry and verse. As she grew and developed her talent, her religious work became more and more influenced by the Oxford Movement, a 'High Church' movement in the Church of England that sought to recover traditional forms …|
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.|
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