Weekly Dispatch, February 19th, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

Special Dates to Remember

  • Friday, 2/21 - Parent's Night Out from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/26 - Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 3/2 - Eagle & Child begin a new series on Lenten Poems
  • Thursday, 4/9 - Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 pm
  • Friday, 4/10 - Good Friday service at 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, 4/19 - Confirmations and Visitation from Archbishop Foley Beach
  • Check the bulletin for birthdays!
Dear friends in Christ,

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our potluck and business meeting this past Sunday. It was fun to be together and good to walk through some of our plans for the future. Since Archbishop Foley Beach+ will be with us for confirmations in just a few months, we will have a sign-up form available at church beginning this coming Sunday, February 23rd. If you are considering confirmation and want to speak with me first, please let me know, since I would love to talk with you.

If you've been participating in adult catechesis, then you may want to prepare for this coming Sunday by reading questions 244 - 255 in the ACNA Catechism, which you can access by clicking on this link. Our discussions have been very active, so I will select just a few of the questions in this section to focus on. If you have any thoughts or queries about specific questions, please come ready to introduce your thoughts to the rest of us.

Also, the Eagle & Child reading group has just wrapped up our study of C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man, and we will begin a new lenten study in two weeks. This time, we are going to read through a book of poetry by an Anglican Priest and poet named Malcolm Guite. The book is titled Word in the Wilderness, and you can purchase it at this link. Some of the poems are from Guite himself and others are classic selections from a variety of well-known poets. Even if you don't plan to join our reading group, the book will make a wonderful resource for lenten meditations, so you may want to pick up a copy.

Finally, don't forget that we have a "parent's night out" this Friday, February 21st from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Also, we have an Ash Wednesday service next Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Be sure to invite friends and family whose churches may not have a service on that day.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

The Peace of Christ,


Some Resources to Consider

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Whether you are new to Anglicanism or have been one for many years, there are several resources that you really should own, so I'm going to use the space below to offer brief descriptions and also provide links to the sites where these resources can be purchased. The Book of Common Prayer The Anglican Church of North America recently completed …
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Our Latest Sermon

"I Am The Way, the Truth, and the Life," Bryan Hollon

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A message from the series "The I Am Statements." Fr. Bryan preaches on John 14:1-14 and Jesus claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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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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