We are transferring the monthly potluck to Sept. 23 to celebrate the ministry of Fr. Terry Taylor.
Sept. 23 will be Fr. Terry’s last Sunday serving as regular supply priest for St. John’s. He has been a great blessing to us, and now we thank him and send him forth with our blessing as he takes some time to rest and relax in his second retirement from active ministry.
Beginning this Sunday, September 2, the Christian Formation (Sunday School) group will be meeting at 9:45-10:30 am.
We decided to move back the Christian Formation time to allow those who serve at the altar time to prepare and so that we can be more hospitable to those arriving for the 11:00 am service.
This weekend is the annual Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Pow Wow. Each year we set up at the Pow Wow and distribute water.
Help is needed in the following capacities:
8:30 am – Loading at St. John’s. Help with loading supplies into the car. One person needed. We need to load the cooler, tent, and signs.
9:00 am – Ice loading at the Liquor King on Cumberland Falls Hwy. One person needed. We need to buy the ice from the ice machine and dump it into the two coolers.
9:30 am – Set up at the Pow Wow. One to three people needed. Setting up the tent is a minimum two person job, but works best with three or four.
Hour shifts starting at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. At least one person needed.
Take down at 5:00 pm. One to three people needed. We need to take down the tent, empty the coolers, and load everything back into the car.
Unloading at St. John’s at 5:30/6:00 pm. One person needed to help unload everything. Coolers need to be set out and open to air dry.
I have a spreadsheet set up at this link where you can see where there is need for assistance. Donations toward the ice and water can be made by placing your donation in the offering plate and marking the check “Pow Wow water”, or by contacting the Treasurer, Gay Nell Conley.
If you can help, please contact Bruce Cory at bwcory (a) gmail.com (replace the (a) with the @), or call 440-227-0035.
More information about the KNAHM Pow Wow and can be found at http://www.knahm.org/PowWow.html
This Sunday, August 26, is Potluck Sunday. Please plan to stay after the Sunday worship service of Holy Communion to eat and socialize.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Diocese of Lexington is hosting “An Overview of General Convention 2018”.
St. John’s will be streaming the webinar in the church hall at 6:00 pm followed by Compline (Night Prayers) in the chapel at 7:00 pm.
You are Invited!
An Overview of General Convention 2018
When: Wednesday, July 18, 6-7pm
Where: Mission House (203 E 4th St, Lexington) or Webinar
Friends, I announced to the Vestry earlier this year that I would be taking a break from the music this summer. For the months of June, July, and August members of the Worship Committee and those who have expressed a willingness to help will be in charge of picking out the weekly hymns and for operating the digital player.
Amber and I want to take the kids to visit their grandparents’ churches so we’ll be there some Sundays and not others. This week we’re going to Amber’s family church in Lexington.
I have enjoyed serving God and the church in this capacity and will continue to be a resource to any and all who step in to help.
If you’re interested and available to help in any way this summer please contact Jeff or Bruce.
This Sunday, May 27, is Potluck Sunday! Stay a bit after the service for food and friends!
Historically at St. John’s when a month has 5 Sundays, any cash in the offering plate that is not otherwise marked is placed in the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. This fund gives the Priest access to a small amount of money to use as they see fit. For example, paying for someone to see a doctor or buying someone gas or groceries.
A few years back when the Vestry was facing a future without a Priest a policy was put into place for times when people came to the church looking for assistance. It was decided that since Kroger had both groceries and gas, the church would buy $100 a month in Kroger gift cards to distribute as needed. Because of the popularity of the program (and widespread poverty) the monthly amount was increased to $200 per month and still we routinely run out of cards.
So this Sunday bring a little extra cash for the offering plate and that will go toward this vital ministry!
Join us at 11am for a service of Morning Prayer and stay for potluck after!