| Weekly Dispatch, October 16th, 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.
- Women's Reading Group, October 28th at 6:00 p.m.
- All Hallows Eve Service followed by Trunk or Treat, October 31st at 6:30 p.m.
| Did you know that over 40% of all births in the United States are now out of wedlock? In the major cities of Northeast Ohio, between 60% and 75% (depending on the city) of all births are to single mothers. In the inner cities of Northeast Ohio, it is common to see 95% of births to single mothers. Since the children of broken families and single parents are more likely to suffer in poverty, abuse, psychological distress, incarceration, and other trauma, these statistics are an ominous sign of the future. Fr. Bryan has written a small grant proposal requesting funds for the development of a marriage ministry at St. John's, in partnership with some other organizations. If you would like to know a little more about this, you can find a link to a blog post below. |
| Things are busy but very good at St. John's. Catechesis for children and adults continues and is going well, though we are hoping to move the kids upstairs and the adults downstairs if we are able. We are waiting on word from the fire inspector, so please pray that we will receive approval for children's catechesis and for a small nursery upstairs. We will keep you posted. |
| Don't forget that, in addition to our reading groups and other regular activities, we will have a worship service and "trunk or treat" on October 31st. Look for an email from Suzanne sometime this week about ways that you could help with that event. |
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: Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop of Antioch and Martyr (and a Collect for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist)
| Ignatius of Antioch (c. 35 to ~110AD) Being one of the Apostolic Fathers, the life and ministry of St. Ignatius of Antioch gives us a rich glimpse into the very early life of the Church. Church tradition reports that Ignatius was converted to Christianity at a young age. He also, alongside Polycarp, is reported to have been a disciple of …|
Marriage & The Common Good
| Last month, I submitted a teacher/scholar proposal for a small grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment. If you are interested, you can read a little bit about the proposal below. Regardless of whether we receive the funds, I am planning to develop a ministry focused on the good of christian marriage …|
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