This Sunday (March 16) at St. John’s

The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; *
it is he who shall keep you safe.

The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore. Psalm 121:7-8

The sun seems to be out more.  The flowers are popping out of the ground.  Grape Hyacinths, daffodils, and crocus are in bloom.  You can see the trees changing, getting ready to bud and flower.  Welcome signs of spring and new life abound.

Yet, our everyday lives can be tough.  Some of us have been ill and are only now recovering our strength.  Budgets have been stretched by high heating costs and broken pipes.  Loved ones are ill and some have died.

During our tough times, this Psalm 121 is perfect to read for the assurance we need.  The Lord is our help and the Lord will keep us safe.  The Lord watches us always!  Now that’s spring hope.

Blessings as you finish your week.


This Sunday, March 16, at 10:15, and Wednesday, March 19, 4:00, we continue our series on Living Compass Adult Faith and Wellness.  The session will be on Change is Inevitable; Growth is Optional.  

Next Sunday, March 23, at 10:15, and Wednesday, March 25, at 4:00, we continue our series on Living Compass Adult Faith and Wellness. The next session is on The “j” curve principle:  growth is never linear. You can find more information about the program, including the Living Compass Assessment at

Corbin Rotary Club holds its annual International Dinner on Saturday, March 15, 6-8pm at Corbin Civic Center.  Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to the fund to eradicate polio.  If you’d like a ticket, please see Rebecca.

Daughters of the King meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.  The next meeting is March 19.

Reading Camp 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk, Saturday, March 22, 9am, Lexington.  Register to participate in this event to support Reading Camp at If you’d prefer not to attend, you can register for the “sleep-in to read” virtual event.

Belk Charity Sales Day, Saturday, May 3, 6:00-10:00am.  Purchase $5 tickets from our ECW, which allow you entrance to the sale and $5 off your purchase.   We are trying to sell 100 tickets, which provides $500 for the church and tremendous savings for you!

We’re buying goats!  The Lazarus at the Gates Adult Forum study has prompted us to purchase goats through Episcopal Relief and Development for families in the Philippines.  Goats provide milk, cheese, and manure for farming.  Donations towards the $80 purchase of each goat can be made through the goat bank in the parish hall or in the offering plate clearly marked ERD goat project.

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.

Flowers for the altar: Donations for flowers for the altar are accepted for any Sunday of the year. Please place your donation in the envelope, marking whether they are in honor of or in memory of someone.


 United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.

If you need a UTO box, please see Rebecca.

 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.

Would you like to write Prayers of the People?  If you are interested in writing these prayers (there are resources that can help with this task), please let Rebecca know by phone or email

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 Rebecca know by phone 859-429-1659 or

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