Weekly Dispatch, June 23rd, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 10:30 am at Church and via Zoom
  • Evening Prayer - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Eagle and Child Meeting - Thursday, June 24th, at 7:00 pm at Daniel Semelsberger's House
  • Family Picnic/Movie Night - Friday, June 25th, at 6:30 pm at the Bittaker's House
  • Next Vestry Meeting - Thursday, July 1st, at 6:00 pm at Church
  • Next Cana Vox Meeting - Friday, July 2nd, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Catechesis Begins - Sunday, July 4th, at 9:00 am at Church
  • Parents’ Night Out - Friday, July 16th, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Next Men’s Breakfast - Saturday, July 17th, at 8:00 am

A Message from Chad

Dear Friends in Christ,

I mentioned in the dispatch a few weeks ago that we would be picking up the pace in our common life this summer, and that is exactly what has happened. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to have all of these formal and informal opportunities to gather with you all once again. If you can remember, it was only a year ago that we were beginning to see if we could even meet together for worship on Sunday mornings. We certainly have come a long way, and I pray that our experience with Covid-19 will only help us to cherish these moments all the more.

That being said, we have a number of events in our community to be looking forward to in the near future. First, our Eagle and Child reading group will be meeting this Thursday night at the Semelsberger's home at 7:00pm. While we have already begun to read our book, it is certainly not too late to join in. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining us, don't hesitate to reach out to me. We are more than happy to welcome more eager hearts and minds into the group. Just ask me for more details!

The day after this (June 25th) will be a family night at the Bittaker's home at 6:30pm. There will be fun games, a fire, a movie, and of course, food! Details were sent out in a church-wide email yesterday, but if you didn't see it, reach out to either Dan Bittaker or myself and we will get you the information you need. They have asked that everyone who plans to come RSVP by Thursday so that the necessary accommodations can be made.

Finally, I want to make everyone aware that this Sunday will look a little different. We will be doing a filled out Morning Prayer service with hymns and a sermon, rather than a Eucharistic Service. The practice of Sunday Morning Prayer has a long history in the English Tradition, and so it will be a wonderful part of our heritage to participate in this Sunday. I look forward to seeing you all then, but until that time, I pray that the Lord would increase in you those things that are good and true, along with our collect this week:

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Grace and Peace,
Chad Sanner

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