Weekly Dispatch, August 4th, 2021
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

St. John's Schedule

  • Catechesis Hour - Sundays at 9:00 am before Church
  • Holy Eucharist - Sundays at 10:30 am at Church and via Zoom
  • Evening Prayer - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Eagle and Child - Thursday, August 5th, at 7:00 pm at The Bittaker’s House
  • Ladies Night Out - Friday Evening, August 6th, at TBD
  • Vestry Meeting - Thursday, August 12th, at 6:00 pm at Church
  • Cana Vox Meeting - Friday, August 13th, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Men’s Breakfast - Saturday, August 14th, at 8:00 am at The Archibald's Farm
  • Women’s Afternoon - Saturday, August 21st, at TBD
  • Parents’ Night Out - Friday, August 27th, at 6:00 pm at Church

A Message from Chad

Dear Friends in Christ,

It is hard to believe that it is already August. It seems like this summer has been just flying by. But you know what they say, "time flies when you're having fun." Not only has this been a summer of tremendous spiritual growth and challenge for all of us, but it has genuinely been fun to share it with all of you, and I look forward to spending the rest of it with you as we head into what is sure to be an eventful fall.

But before we get there, I want to remind those involved in Eagle and Child that we will be meeting tomorrow (the 5th) rather than next Thursday (the 12th) at Dan Bittaker's home. We will be reading about the philosophy of the Church Fathers this week, so it is sure to be a lively and stimulating discussion. If you would like to join us, please don't hesitate to reach out to me, and I can get you up to speed and provide you any needed reading materials.

Other than this, the only other event to keep your eye out for is the Ladies' Night Out scheduled for this Friday evening. More details are forthcoming about the event, but if you have any questions, reach out to Elizabeth Beer for more information.

If you have been looking forward in the church calendar, you might have noticed that this week is a glorious week in our Christian calendar, because August 6th marks the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. On that day we celebrate the revelation of Jesus' eternal glory as the second person of the Holy Trinity, reading the account from Mark 9. The lessons we learn from this radiant glory are twofold. First, we receive an account of Jesus' transfiguration for our edification in faith. Jesus is revealed in this experience to truly be the Son of the Living God, and therefore, totally worthy of our trust and worship. Second, Jesus' transfiguration gives us a privileged glimpse into the glory of the resurrection life. Peter, John, and James witness the same teacher they had been following, but in a wonderfully different form, a glorified form, and this same form awaits those of us who follow him. It truly is a wonderful celebration in our church calendar, and although we will not be able to meet together for this feast on Friday, I commend this day to you for celebration with your families and/or friends, for meditation on Christ's glory and for celebrating the Son of the Living Father who graciously shares this glory to us as we seek him.

God's grace and peace to you all until we meet again.

In Christ,
Chad Sanner

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