Weekly Dispatch, November 13th, 2019
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Special Dates to Remember

  • Saturday, 11/16 - Work Day & Clean Crew, 9 am
  • Monday, 11/18 - Eagle & Child reading C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man
  • Sunday, 11/24 - Prayer Time, 9:00 am Upstairs
  • Saturday, 12/7 - Ladies Christmas Coffee & Gift Exchange, 10am at the Hollon's
  • Sunday, 12/15 - Lessons & Carols at 6:30 pm.

November Birthdays

  • John Hollon, November 3rd
  • Joshua Boquist, November 9th
  • Gabriella Bittaker, November 17th
  • Claire Beer, November 18th
Dear friends in Christ,

We've got some exciting things happening in the next few weeks at St. John's. This coming Saturday, November 16th, we will be working to prepare the floors in our sanctuary for carpet, which should be installed sometime soon. We will also paint the walls of the chancel area (the space around the altar) in preparation for a large hanging cross (behind the altar) and seasonal banners, which will add some beauty and color to our worship space.

Our worship team is working on several creative ventures, which will begin on the first Sunday of advent. Though I won't go into details now, these developments should add even more interest and beauty to our already wonderful time together on Sundays. We are especially excited as we prepare for a new liturgical year and hope that your anticipation is growing, as well.

As you will notice from Fr. Sean's "For All the Saints" post below, we remember one of Anglicanism's greatest evangelical preachers this week. His name was Charles Simeon, and we'll leave you with a collect written to commemorate his death.

O loving God, who order all things by your unerring wisdom and Unbounded love: Grant us in all things to see your hand; that, following the example and teaching of your servant Charles Simeon, we may walk with Christ in all simplicity, and serve you with a quiet and contented mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Grace and Peace,
Fr. Bryan & Fr. Sean

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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For All the Saints: Charles Simeon, Priest and Evangelist

For All the Saints: Charles Simeon, Priest and Evangelist
His Life Charles Simeon was born in September of 1759 and was baptized into the Church of England on October 24th of that same year. Charles was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. He experienced a religious conversion while preparing himself to receive Holy Communion. Simeon's First Communion had been a discouraging experience, because he had used the …
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