This Sunday (November 9, 2014) at St. John’s

We will recount to generations to come
the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD, *
and the wonderful works he has done. Psalm 78:4

Who told you about Jesus Christ?  Someone told you, maybe your parents…maybe a friend… maybe a book…maybe reading the Bible.  Someone “recounted the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD,” to you.  And that person heard it from someone and on and on back 2,000 years!  That’s a lot of people telling other people, isn’t it?

To whom have you told the story?  Maybe you live the story and are an example of the Christian life to others.  Maybe you’ve invited someone to church.  Maybe you’ve actually stood up in front of a group and told your story.  Maybe you’re more of a  one-on-one person.  Maybe you’ve written your story.

Imagine how your life would be if no one had recounted the story of God to you….  Keep finding ways to tell the story so generations to come will know of the wonderful works God has done!

Blessings as you finish your week!

Love, Rebecca+

Bulletin 11-9-2014

Rebecca’s Schedule: Rebecca will be at St. John’s Tuesday, November 11, through Thursday, November 13. Her Sabbath Day will be Monday, November 10 and Friday November 14. You can get a message to her by calling the church office at 606-528-1659 or by e-mailing

Please prayerfully consider the gifts God has given you that you will give back to St. John’s for Christ’s ministry and mission during 2015.  We continue to accept pledge cards as the finance committee works to prepare for our November 16 Annual Meeting and adoption of the 2015 budget.

This Sunday, with prayers and thanks, we remember all of those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.  W

Silvestre Alaniz, Army, 2008-present
John Echols, Air Force, 2001-present

Jason Beams-Jackson                                 Leslie Carter
Larry Conley                                              James L. Disney
Ed Van Gorder                                            Joseph Justice
Taylor Justice                                             Calvin C. Moore, Jr.
Elmer Parlier                                              Ken Phillips
Don Sullivan                                              Cecil E. Davis
Lamar, R. Jones                                          Fred Mainord
Richard Swinford                                        Gary Snider
Jim Weaver                                                 Otto Goff
Ralph Goff                                                  Bobby Phillips
Victor Jordan                                             Glenn Campbell
AJ Jones                                                      Tom Terry
Bill Wiser

Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 16, with pot luck to follow!

Our Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 16.  We will elect new people to Vestry, as well as Delegates to the 2015 Diocesan Convention.  We will pass the 2015 budget.

Nominees for a 3-year term on Vestry are:
Billy Hibbitts
Mary Swinford

Nominees for 2015 Diocesan Convention are:
Bruce Cory
Steve Gilbert
Amber Hibbitts
Billy Hibbitts
Alternate:  Gay Nell Conley

Nominations can also be made during the Annual Meeting.

Who are the Members of St. John’s Church?
According to the Constitutions and Canons of The Episcopal Church, 2012the following is a definition of a Member in Good Standing.  This is from Title I, Canon 17, Sections 2(a) and 3, (Pg 57):

Sec. 2(a) All members of this Church who have received Holy Communion in this Church at least three times during the preceding year are to be considered communicants of this Church.

Sec. 3. All communicants of this Church who for the previous year have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying, and giving for
the spread of the Kingdom of God, are to be considered communicants in good standing.

Weekday Morning Eucharist will be available Wednesday, November 12, 9am, in the Sanctuary. 

Adult Forum: The Adult Forum meets each Sunday at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall. Next Sunday’s session will focus on end-of-life issues.

Sunday School – Godly Play: The Godly Play program for children is offered each Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  All children are invited to participate in this special form of spiritual development.

Addiction and Grace, a service for people affected by addiction, will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, November 9, 3:00pm.  If you’d like to carpool to this service in Lexington, see Blythe Swinford.

The Second Diocesan Ministry Fair will be held Saturday, November 15 at Emmanuel Church, Winchester, 8:30am – 4:30pm.  Keynote speaker is The Rev. Stuart Hoke, Th.D.  He will speak on the church’s role in addiction recovery.  Cost is $20.  Forms are on the bulletin board and online registration is at

Thankoffering Sunday will be November 16.  Please bring your United Thankoffering boxes to church that day.

The Communitywide Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 17, 7pm, Freedom Point Church of God, 472 N Hwy 1223.

Game Night, Friday, November 21, 6:30-8:30.  Pizza provided.  Bring your favorite drink.  The Young Adults of the church are hosting a game night!  Let Blythe Swinford, TJ or Jason Beams-Jackson, or James Partin know what card and board games you’d like to play!  Everyone is invited!

We will celebrate Native American Heritage Month at our service on Sunday, November 23.  Ken and Shelia Phillips will lead our observance.  We are reminded that the worship of The Episcopal Church is in many languages and traditions each and every week of the year.

Chocolate Fest, Saturday, December 6, 9am – 3pm.  If you can contribute something to the fest, please turn in your donation form by November 23.

Rotary Club of Corbin is collecting 500 new winter coats, especially for boys and girls ages 3-9.  Coats will be distributed at the Empty Stocking Fund party on December 22.  If you’d like to donate a coat, bring it to church and give it to Rebecca.  You can also make a financial contribution to Empty Stocking Fund and give it to Rebecca.

Two furnaces replaced, 1 more to go!  The furnace located in the sacristy and the one in the closet in the parish hall have been replaced.  Thanks so much to all who donated!  Now we need to replace the furnace in the rectory. Cost is just under $1,700 for a furnace that will also be more energy efficient. Donations for the furnace can be put in the box on the table in the parlor.

Kroger Rewards: St. John’s is now registered with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Please register your Kroger card at . Our NPO number is 47782.

The Vestry has voted to donate $25 each month to Everlasting Arm Homeless Shelter. If you’d like to contribute, put your donations in the collection box by the guest register or mark your donation and put it in the collection plate.

Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.

  • Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
  • The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.



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