Weekly Dispatch, December 25th, 2019
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Special Dates to Remember

  • Monday, 12/30 - Eagle & Child at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 1/7 - Mission Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1/12 - Education hour for children and adults resumes at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, 1/17 - Parents Night Out from 6:00 - 9:00 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,

A very Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you are able to spend this special day with friends and family and that you have some time to think about the significance of Christ's birth. In the person of Jesus - in the most humble of circumstances and in a demonstration of love that exceeds all understanding - God became human for us and for our salvation. How can we respond but be grateful? Thanks be to God! I'll leave you with the collect for Christmas day, from the Book of Common Prayer.

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Peace of Christ,

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 frbryan@stjohnscanton.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.

Our Latest Sermon

Our Latest Sermon
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. Click on the link below to hear our latest sermon.
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Jesus' Birth Changes Everything

Jesus' Birth Changes Everything
The image featured in this post is from the famous, and highly complicated, 20th-century English artist, Sir Stanley Spencer. The work is titled Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing Station at Smol, Macedonia. I first encountered this painting reading a book by a Cambridge theologian named Michael Banner. It has stuck with me ever since, and I often think of …
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