Weekly Dispatch, March 31st, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 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
  • Cana Vox Meeting - April 16th, at 7:30 at Church
  • Urban Ark Meal Prep - Sunday, April 18th

A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

Holy Week is finally upon us, and I hope you are planning to join us for the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. Both services will take place at the church at 7:00 p.m., and if you want to learn more about them, please click the links in the previous sentence. For Maundy Thursday, we will practice the foot-washing ceremony in the same way that Roman Catholic churches typically do. That is, I will wash the feet of those sitting with me upfront as a symbolic representation of Jesus' washing of the disciple's feet. In future years, we will return to our more traditional ceremony where everyone participates in the foot-washing. Also, please remember that worshippers are asked to depart in silence as soon as these Holy Week services are over. There will be no fellowship time until after our Easter service.

Speaking of our Easter Service, don't forget that we will have a more robust time of fellowship with a brief easter-egg hunt for the children inside of the church building. Also, the church will be beautifully decorated for Easter, and the decorations will include Easter Lillies. If you would like to take one of the potted Lillies home with you, please plan to contribute $8 to the church for each potted Lilly that you take. We will give the Lillies away on a first-come, first-served basis after the service. Talk to Suzanne to make arrangements. We would like to have all of the Lillies taken home if possible.

Please also note that we will have no Wednesday Evening Prayer service via Zoom this week. However, we always have much to pray for, and this week, we ask you to pray for Isaiah Bittaker who has been suffering from what is likely an infection. Pray for his continued healing and rest for Isaiah and Shannon. Please also pray for Bethany Spencer. She has been having a dull pain in her side just under her ribcage. She has a history of Kidney stones and a scan this week has shown several of them with one too large to pass. She is seeing a nephrologist soon to determine what can be done. Please pray that they won’t pass and can be treated and broken up. They are very, very painful to pass and the doctors are worried the large one would get stuck.

Have a blessed Holy Week. I look forward to gathering with you all in worship very soon.

Grace & Peace,

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