Weekly Dispatch, October 20th, 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 22nd, at 7:30 pm at Church
  • Eagle and Child Meeting - Thursday, October 28th, 7:00 pm at the Boquist's
  • Parents’ Night Out - Friday, October 29th, at 6:00 pm at Church
  • All Hallows Eve Trunk-or-Treat - Sunday, October 31st, at 6:30 pm at Church

A Message from Fr. Joe

Dear Friends in Christ,

My grandmother once asked me, “tell me about that angel church again.” Grandma, you mean the Anglican Church? I believe I have corrected her one too many times. While the Anglican Church has deep historical roots and is better known throughout places like Africa than North America, many people still have no idea what we are about. It is time to go back to our core essentials. In going back to our roots, we are starting a new small group focused on the essentials of Christianity and how they are expressed in the Anglican Way. This group is intended for three groups of people: young people (ages 14 and above) who are seeking confirmation, those discerning God’s call to be members of St. John’s and potentially the wider Anglican Church, and those seeking renewal within the life of the church. What will this look like? We would begin with a simple retreat and the meet throughout each season of the Church Calendar. Here is a scope of what the group will look like:

  • One-Day Retreat on Holy Scripture and the Gospel (Saturday, Nov. 20th)
  • The Season of Advent and the Lord’s Prayer
  • The Season of Epiphany and the Creeds
  • The Season of Lent and the Ten Commandments
  • The Season of Easter and the Sacraments/Anglican Theology and Practice
  • One-Day Retreat on The Book of Common Prayer (TBD)
  • Bishop’s Visit/Confirmation (TBD)
If you have any interest, even the smallest interest, of being a part of this group please contact me (frjoe@stjohnscanton.org) and/or sign up by the hospitality table with your information and availability.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Grace and Peace,
Fr. Joe

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    The Benefit of the Cross by Fr. Joe

    A message from the series "Sermons from Lectionary Texts." This past Sunday we focused our attention towards the Suffering Servant from the prophet Isaiah. How does the Holy One relate to sinful people like you and me? The great surprise is that it is through His suffering. Come and behold your suffering servant.

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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!

    Christ the Victorious, Give to Your Servants

    O Word of God Incarnate

    May the Mind of Christ My Savior

    Behold the Lamb

    Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know

    Join us every second and fourth (usually) Thursday night for our Eagle and Child reading group! This is a group that meets to discuss and apply classic works in Christian theology from the likes of Lewis, Augustine, Bonhoeffer, and other important authors. Currently, we are reading The Love of Wisdom by Andrew Davison to discuss the history of philosophy as it relates to Christian theology and practice.
    Cana Vox is a discussion group that meets every other Friday where those, married or unmarried, who support a classical understanding of marriage can explore the controversial issues in a calm, deliberative setting that is not subject to the hostilities often found in today's public discourse on the topic. We seek to discuss thoughtful and gospel-oriented responses to the confusion surrounding marriage in our culture.

    Catechesis: Quick Reminder!

    We continue catechesis for all ages every Sunday. For adults, we are continuing our teaching series on the Articles of Religion (foundational theological documents of the Anglican Church). Fr. Joe will focus on the articles pertaining to Justification and Good Works. We will begin at 9am and the coffee will be on!

    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.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions about the content contained in this email or want to learn more about St. John's Anglican Church or, please let us know. You can fill out a form at this link, and you will receive a response from Fr. Joe.

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