Weekly Dispatch, December 11th, 2019
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Special Dates to Remember

  • Sunday, 12/15 - Lessons & Carols at 6:30 pm.
  • Monday, 12/16 - Eagle & Child reading C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man
  • Thursday, 12/19 - Parents Night Out at Church - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 p.m.

December Birthdays

  • Dec 15 - Megan Shoenfelt
  • Dec 18 - Bronwyn Weaver
  • Dec 19 - Cameron Beer


  • Dec 17 - Dan & Shannon Bittaker
Dear friends in Christ,

For a temporary season, the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, of which St. John's is a member church, is under the pastoral care of Bishop John Miller of Florida. Bishop Miller will be in Northeast Ohio this weekend to meet with several churches and priests from the Diocese. I have invited him to preach and preside at St. John's on Sunday, December 15th, and he has graciously accepted the invitation. I hope you will join us this Sunday and offer a warm welcome to Bp. Miller. You can learn a little more about him by clicking on this link.

As you know, our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. This service of bible readings and carols is one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition. It includes nine short readings from the bible, beginning with the fall from grace in Genesis before touching highlights such as the promises of God made to the patriarchs, the anticipation of a Messiah in the prophets, and the culmination of God's redemptive plan in the birth of Jesus the savior. Each reading is followed by traditional Advent and Christmas hymns so that worshippers are swept up into a beautiful and participatory service of learning and worship. We will have refreshments following the service, so please plan to join us, and invite friends!

Also, don't miss the short essay on the incarnation by C.S. Lewis, which you can find below.

Grace & Peace,

How You Can Pray This Week

If you were not in church on Sunday and would like to see the weekly prayer requests, please send an email to Fr. Sean Ewing at frsean@stjohnsanglican.org.

Pray 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 morning, noon, and evening prayer. The site is hosted by our friend, Fr. Michael Jarrett.

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The Grand Miracle

The Grand Miracle
by C.S. Lewis The following videos offer an animated telling of a short essay by C.S. Lewis titled, "The Grand Miracle." Below the videos, you can find the printed essay and read the whole thing, which can be found in various places around the internet. It offers a fascinating reflection on the nature and meaning of God's incarnation in Jesus …
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If you have questions about any of the content contained in this email or want to learn more about St. John's Anglican Church, please let us know. You can fill out a form at this link, and you will receive a response from Fr. Bryan Hollon or Fr. Sean Ewing.
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