Weekly Dispatch, June 30th, 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
  • 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
  • Eagle and Child Meeting - Thursday, July 8th, at 7:00 pm at Dan Bittaker's House
  • 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,

This has been a hot and busy week for many of us, but I hope that it has been a good week for you all so far. Even with Independence Day landing on this Sunday, we will still be gathering for worship, so it will be wonderful to spend our morning together celebrating the blessing of this holiday by worshiping with one another. We will have Bp. Engel with us this week, so it will be a joy to have him celebrating the Eucharist with us as well.

Also, beginning this week will be our Catechesis hour starting at 9:00 AM before church. As Dale Boston announced last Sunday, for our first week we will be taking a *virtual* trip to Ecuador to meet the wonderful people who run For His Children Ministry, as well as some of the remarkable children that they serve down there. Dale has visited and worked with these folks in the past, and assures us that we will be back in time for any holiday cookouts we might have planned, so I would heartily encourage you to be here for that this Sunday morning.

The Search Committee has also been very busy this week in interviewing and processing our leading candidates via Zoom, and we are very excited with our progress in calling our next Rector. We are being very deliberate to make sure that we thoroughly examine each candidate and how their particular personalities, qualities and characteristics would fit into our life at St. John's. This has been a very fruitful and encouraging process so far, and we are confident that whomever we choose will be the right fit for us. I ask that you would remember to pray for us as we move forward in this important task in the coming weeks.

Psalm 103:19 reminds us that God providentially rules over all of his creation, and even all that is beyond it. It is an easy reality to forget, especially when the busyness of our everyday lives and weekly routine keep our minds as occupied as they normally do. It can sometimes be hard to remember that each and every thing we do throughout our day, no matter how small or insignificant, is being carried along by God at every moment. This is especially the case in our life together at St. John's. We have a lot in the life of our church that we can look back on and be thankful for, and in those things we can see that God has certainly been providentially present in our midst, carrying us along every step of the way. As we push forward with our busy summer together, perhaps it would be beneficial for us to take a moment or two this week to step back from our busy schedules and remember what those things have been. As you are praying the Daily office this week, and as you come across our Collect of the Day, keep God's steady guidance of our community in mind, and pray that he would continue to lead us by his providence into all goodness, so that we will continue for many more years to be a community that worships God with joy, and in spirit and truth.

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth: Put away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things that are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

God's Peace,
Chad Sanner

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