Weekly Dispatch, January 1st, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Special Dates to Remember

  • Monday, 1/6 - Eagle & Child at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollon's home
  • Tuesday, 1/7 - Mission Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 1/17 - Parents Night Out from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1/19 - Education hour for children and adults resumes at 9:00 a.m.

January Birthdays

  • January 1: Jodi Archibald
  • January 4: Ren Tennant
  • January 6: Daniel Semelsberger
  • January 7: George Sisak
  • January 11: Joe Russell
  • January 18: Luke Bittaker
  • January 20: Janelle Phinney
  • January 23: Maira Liliestedt
Dear friends in Christ,

Please make note of several changes reflected in the January dates above. First, Eagle & Child will meet next Monday (1/6) at the Hollon home. If you've seen any other dates suggested, please disregard those dates. Second, because several key people will be away on January 12th, we've decided to begin Sunday morning catechesis for children on January 19th. We will also begin a small group, discussion-based study for adults on that day, so stay tuned for more information.

You may also notice that I've rearranged this newsletter just a bit. If you have any suggestions for future issues or topics that you would like to know more about, please don't hesitate to send me a message. Today, I continue the series that I am calling Anglican Basics with a blog post on the Psalms. I hope you will read it, since the Psalms are an important part of our worship together, and you may find it helpful to hear more about the church's long history of prioritizing this one biblical book.

We begin a new calendar year today, but it is also an important day in the church's liturgical calendar. Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, so I will let our assigned collect serve as a prayer for the year ahead.

Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Peace of Christ,


Why Emphasize the Psalms?

Why Emphasize the Psalms?
If you've been worshipping with us lately, then you know that we began chanting the psalms at the beginning of Advent this past November. It has been a beautiful addition to our worship service and something that we will definitely continue. Like all liturgical churches, we read from the book of Psalms at every eucharistic service. Our liturgy generally includes …
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A Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12

A Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12
by Chad Sanner Now, I have not been a liturgical Christian for all that long, but one of my favorite parts of the liturgy, after having had the privilege of participating in it for so long, has come to be the procession. The reason for this is that the reality that this act gives flesh to is truly profound. As …
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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.


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.
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