Weekly Dispatch, September 15th, 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
  • Cana Vox Meeting - Friday, September 17th, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Men’s Breakfast - Saturday, Sept 18th, at 8:00 am at the Russell’s
  • Maira Liliestedt Piano Recital - Sunday, Sept 19th, at 3:00 pm at Brush Hall at Mount Union
  • Eagle and Child Meeting - Thursday, Sept 23rd at 7:00 pm at The Boquist's
  • Women’s GetTogether - Saturday, Sept 25th, at 6:00 pm at The Twisted Olive
  • Maira’s Piano Students' Recital - Sunday, September 26th, at 4:00 pm at Church
  • Next Vestry Meeting - Thursday, October 14th, at 6:00 pm at Church

A Message from Fr. Joe

Dear Friends in Christ,

One Sunday down with many more to come! Last Sunday was my family’s first official Sunday with you. It was filled with joyful worship, rich fellowship, and a sense of hopefulness for the future. First, thank you again to the Search Committee and the Vestry for all their work not only in the process of calling a new rector, but also keeping things together throughout the summer. Also, thank you for your generous meals throughout the week as our family continues to work through these transitions. Y’all can cook! In our transitions, the boys are still adjusting to a new school and we are working on finding a new home to lay down roots. New beginnings and relationships take time. In the coming months, I look forward to getting to know each of you and your families. This will be my focus in building a foundation with you; listening to your stories, engaging our parish vision together, and praying for the LORD’s direction. As you heard at the end of my sermon, I exhorted you to pursue a deeper commitment to prayer. When we commit ourselves to prayer, our faith or trust deepens with the LORD. One of the fruits of a deepening trust is a sense of relief and rest for we see this is Christ’s Body and Church. He is the Head of the Church and we are members of His Body all gifted through the Holy Spirit proclaiming the Gospel and service in His Kingdom. Finally, in your commitment to prayer I invite you to take time reflecting on our parish vision reminding us of our calling together and living into it. It is on our website, but here it is again!

St. John’s is a community where ordinary people are changed by the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ to become faithful members of His church and humble servants to a hurting world. We remain grounded in Jesus Christ by centering our life together in His Word & Sacraments.

Grace and Peace,
The Rev. Joe Gasbarre

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    Living the Life of Faith in Prayer by Fr. Joe

    A message from the series "Sermons from Lectionary Texts." St. John's Anglican Church was blessed to welcome Fr. Joe Gasbarre as our new rector this Sunday. His first sermon covered the life of faith, which is when one puts one's trust in God, and how prayer serves as the contact point between those who have faith, and the object of their faith, which is Jesus Christ himself.

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    This Sunday's Hymns

    This section of the dispatch contains samples of hymns and other music that we will be singing the this Sunday. If you come across any hymns you are not familiar with, these will be helpful for you to review so that you may sing with greater confidence and attention each Sunday. Happy singing!

    Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing

    Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery

    O Church Arise

    Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

    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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