Weekly Dispatch, March 17th, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Evening Prayer - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 10:30 at Church and via Zoom
  • First Cana Vox Meeting - March 19th, at 7:30 at Church
  • Palm Sunday - March 28th 10:30 at Church and via Zoom
  • Maundy Thursday - April 1st, 7:00 pm at Church and via Zoom
  • Good Friday - April 2nd, at 7:00 pm at Church and via Zoom
  • Easter Sunday - April 4th, at 10:30 at Church and via Zoom
  • Urban Ark Meal Prep - Sunday, April 18th

A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

It was great to be with you all on Sunday, and I look increasingly forward to the months ahead, as we begin to put this pandemic behind us. People lingered for a long time after church, and I know that we are all ready for more time together and for a return to normal on Sundays. I don't know when, exactly, we will move the chairs back together and remove the mask requirement, but that day is definitely drawing closer as summer approaches.

You may have noticed that Dale, Chad, and David have been stepping in to preach some since we began gathering again last month. Please know how much I appreciate their help, as this has been an especially busy season for me at Malone. Although I am very optimistic about St. John's, I'm also in need of some rest, so thanks, guys! They will continue filling-in some in the coming weeks since we are approaching the busiest time of the year for clergy, and this is especially true for Anglican clergy.

That said, Palm Sunday is just a few weeks away, and we will return to our Palm Sunday passion play tradition, which is extremely meaningful. Look for more information in next week's dispatch. There are two notable dates to be aware of this week.

First, the CanaVox group will begin meeting this Friday, March 19th. CanaVox is a small group resource that looks closely at issues of sexuality, identity, and marriage. It is designed around readings and videos meant to encourage honest and open discussion on issues where our culture seems to be taking its cues from social media, large, publicly-traded corporations, and the federal government. I've included a video below, which offers an example of the kinds of issues addressed in the program. If you know of young people who may benefit from attending, please spread the word. And If you would like more information, reach out to Chad Sanner at chad.sanner@tsm.edu.

Second, this coming Sunday (March 21st) is the final opportunity to bring supplies for Fr. Lawrence's care package. The google doc with a list of items and opportunities for sign-up is still available online. If you want to contribute, please do. As mentioned before, handwritten cards from you or from your children will be especially appreciated. Sign-up for items here.

Please pay attention to the dates at the top of this email, since we have a lot going on in the weeks ahead.

Grace & Peace,

If you would like to support St. John's during this time, you can give online by clicking the button below. You may also send a check to the following address:

PO BOX 36591, CANTON OH 44735

    CanaVox Sample


    Grace and Gratitude by Fr. Bryan

    A message from the series "Sermons from Lectionary Texts." Fr. Bryan preached on faith as a grateful response to the grace we receive from Jesus Christ, and how this faith places us squarely within the church which he established.

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    The Daily Office

    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 the morning, noon, and evening prayer services taken directly from the 2019 ACNA BCP.

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