Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. (James 5:13)
We are so good at the first half of James’ advice. When we are suffering or experiencing any trouble, we almost automatically lift our voices in prayers and petitions. However, when things are going well we sometimes fail to lift our voices in praise to God. We can notice this during the prayers of the people in Sunday worship. We have a significant list of petitions and intercessions, but when we come to thanksgivings there is silence. This Sunday, be sure to lift your voice in prayer for those in need, but also take time to examine where you can give thanks and praise for things that are well.
News & Notes
Pastoral Needs: If a pastoral need arises, please call the church office at 606-528-1659 and leave a message. Voicemail messages will automatically be forwarded to a member of the vestry who can arrange pastoral care. You may also contact the senior warden, Bruce W. Cory, by phone at 440-227-0035 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday will be a service of Morning Prayer.
Pot Luck Sunday: This Sunday, September 27, is our monthly pot luck. All are welcome! Plan to fellowship with each other. Our pot luck schedule shifts in October. The next pot luck will be October 18 when Bishop Doug Hahn visits.
Adult Forum: Each Sunday through July we continue a summer series on the Gospel of Mark.
Al-Anon Family Group: An Al-Anon Family Group will meet in St. John’s Parish Hall on Tuesdays from 7-8pm.
Wednesday Fellowship: Gather at 6pm on Wednesday evenings for a service and fellowship.
Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation – Bishop Doug Hahn will be visiting St. John’s on October 18. If you would like to be confirmed, received into full communion, or make a reaffirmation of your commitment, please see Bruce Cory.
Confirmation Classes: Confirmation classes are taking place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Hymn Selection Group If you’d like to choose hymns for services, join this group. You will choose hymns for an upcoming service and then meet with the entire group to confirm the final selections. See Billy Hibbitts if you are interested.
Are you interested in assisting with the Sunday service? Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Crucifers, Altar Guild Members and choir members are all important for each Sunday service. If you’re interested in serving, please let Bruce know.
United Thank Offering. Remember to get your box for your thank offerings for this ministry of The Episcopal Church. The next collection will be in the fall.
The vestry has voted to keep a supply of 5 $20.00 Kroger gift cards each month available to distribute to people who call for food or fuel assistance. If you would like to contribute toward this outreach, please mark your contribution as “Outreach”.
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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St. John’s Statement of Inclusion
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY, is a proudly inclusive Christian community. All members are encouraged to participate fully in the life and leadership of the church regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe all people are created by God to model the diversity in unity which is the Holy Trinity and we seek to live out that diversity in unity within the faith community.