Weekly Dispatch, December 16th, 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,

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Salvation Army family Christmas project. We provided presents for every member of two families as well as gift cards, bibles, and ACNA Prayerbooks. Let's continue to pray that these struggling families sense God's own comfort during this very challenging Christmas season.

We will continue to meet via Zoom this coming Sunday and also have special online services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning. As I mentioned last week, Maggie Archibald is planning an online children's nativity reading, which will take place just before our Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m., so please do plan to join us.

On Christmas morning we will have a brief Eucharistic "Christ-Mass" at 11:00 a.m., so I hope you will join us. By the way, do you know what the "12 Days of Christmas" refers to? Check out this link if you are interested.

Just as we did last week, I am making consecrated bread available at the church, but this time, you can pick up enough bread for your family to cover three services - 12/20, 12/25, and 12/27. Please take the exact amount of bread that you and your family will use and be sure that you consume all of it during the service. The church will be unlocked and the bread available at the following dates and times:
  1. Thursday, 12/17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  2. Friday, 12/18 from 10 am to Noon
  3. Saturday, 12/19 from 10 am to Noon
Finally, many of you know that I work with the C.S. Lewis Institute and that we are bringing the Fellows Program to the Canton area beginning in June of 2021. The Fellows Program is a year-long discipleship course that meets once a month on Saturday mornings, includes mentoring, small groups, a retreat in September, and more. I hope that many of you will become involved with this program and that it will strengthen our church, so if you would like to learn more, please check out our webpage and consider signing up for our mailing list.

I look forward to celebrating the birth of our savior with all of you in the week ahead.

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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