Weekly Dispatch, September 29th, 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, October 8th, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Institution of a Rector Service - Sunday, October 10th, at 10:30 am at Church
  • Maira Liliestedt Piano Recital - Sunday, October 10th at 3:00 pm in Brush Hall at Mount Union
  • Next Vestry Meeting - Thursday, October 14th, at 6:00 pm at Church

A Message from Fr. Joe

Dear Friends in Christ,

For those who perhaps have not heard or seen the announcement, during our 9:00am catechesis hour before church for the remaining Sundays prior to Advent, the adults of St. Johns will be gathering to explore the 39 Articles of Religion.These articles are foundational statements of Anglican belief and theology, and this is why they are included as formulary documents in the back of your 2019 Prayer Books. As we reflect on these articles, alongside the authority of Scripture, and the practice the Prayer Book worship, we hope for a deeper clarity in our Anglican heritage. For many of us, these reflections and conversations are helping us see the Anglican Way as a reliable resource by which we can learn what it means to be “mere Christians” in this world. You are welcome to join at any point throughout the Fall, and, as mentioned, we will wrap things up before the beginning of Advent. Coffee and Prayer Books are on us!

Speaking of cetechesis, our children’s catechesis has been meeting at the same time each Sunday morning. They are interacting with the Jesus Storybook Bible. This wonderful resource guides our children to see Jesus Christ and the Gospel throughout all of Scripture. We include various games and activities to help draw our children into God’s Bigger Story. Children also memorize portions of Scripture which they can take home and learn with their families. Many of you send your children to be with us already, but if they have not had the opportunity to join us, we would love to have them with us on Sunday mornings for an hour of fun and deep Christian formation!

Catechesis is one of the most fundamental parts of what we do as a church. We learn about God, we ask serious questions, and we humbly seek and submit ourselves to the way, the truth, and the life, who is Jesus Christ himself. As we do this each Sunday, may we ever grow into the grace and life of our savior.

Have a blessed week. See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,
The Rev. Joe Gasbarre

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    God's Grace is More by Fr. Joe

    A message from the series "Sermons from Lectionary Texts." This Sunday Fr. Joe reflected on the lectionary passage from Numbers where we see the Israelites crafting false memories about Egypt, Moses’ anxiety hits threat level midnight, and the surprising work of the Holy Spirit in the midst of it all. Who knew the Bible could be so dramatic? Finally, we hear that while our sins are many, God’s mercy is more, we are never alone, and the Holy Spirit is working in us in ways we cannot imagine.

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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!

    The Church's One Foundation

    My Faith Looks Up to Thee

    Christ Be With Me

    Rejoice, The Lord is King

    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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