Weekly Dispatch, September 30th, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

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A Message from Fr. Bryan

Dear Friends in Christ,

At a recent Mission Council meeting, we began discussing how St. John's might begin signing in church again, especially since we are quickly approaching the Advent and Christmas seasons. I reached out to Mark Engel for advice, spoke to a number of friends whose churches have been singing with masks, and spoke with Maira. We have more to discuss, but I can tell you that we do plan to reintroduce some singing to our services by the time we reach Advent. It will be especially important that we wear masks while singing, but this is being done in other churches and in music departments at universities, and the singing part works well enough. I believe this is good news, so stay tuned for more, and be patient, as the process will be gradual.

I also want to let you all know that on Sunday, October 11th, we will have a guest preacher. I've been asked not to use his name in publications, as he is a missionary to Turkey with Anglican Frontier Missions and the assignment is somewhat sensitive. Our guest will preach on the lectionary texts, and we will collect a special offering to support his work in this difficult location. Please pray for our friend and consider bringing a financial gift on October 11th.

Don't forget that we are taking a field trip to Maize Valley on Sunday, October 11th from 3-6 pm. Tickets are $11 per person (kids 2 and under are free) and need to be purchased online in advance. The church will reimburse all ticket purchases for children 3-17 years of age. Several families have already purchased tickets and submitted their receipts for reimbursement. If you have children, please plan to join us and submit your receipts so that we can reimburse you. You can read more about Maize Valley and the activities offered at this link.

Finally, our study of 1 Thessalonians will begin next Tuesday evening, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the church. If you plan to participate, please purchase this simple bible study guide from Crossway and come prepared to discuss the Week 1 overview of 1 Thessalonians (pgs. 7-11).

Have a blessed week, and enjoy the change of seasons!

Grace & Peace,

If you would like to support St. John's during this time, you can give online by clicking the button below. You may also send a check to the following address:

PO BOX 36591, CANTON OH 44735

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