MLK Celebration opportunity

14th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration

The Laurel County African American Heritage Center will host the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

Our keynote speaker Chase Carson will share what is on his heart about MLK Day and his journey as a young black man.

Additionally, twelve Kentuckians will read the “I have a dream speech”.

Jan 18, 2021 06:00 PM EST

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Technical Difficulties Resolved

First: My apologies. Last night I lost electricity at 10:50 pm and it did not return until early this morning. Jeff Davis and I tried to find an alternate way of streaming the service, and some people were able to get over to that alternate stream.

The pre-recorded service can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ysBVYLz8XvY

Since I have internet back, we can have the 10:00 am morning prayer service shortly! The link on the website will work, as will https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83557109136

Sincerely,

Bruce

Christmas Morning Prayer

Jesus Nativity in the stable banner. Figures are in dark red silhouette against red starry sky, in the desert setting.

A service of Morning Prayer will be offered on Christmas morning at 10:00 am through Zoom. Morning prayer will also be streamed live through the church’s Facebook page.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Christmas Morning Prayer
Time: Dec 25, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Christmas Eve Worship Service

The Christmas Eve service will be at 11:00 pm on Zoom. Although the service will be pre-recorded, we will be streaming it through Zoom and on Facebook live to allow for some active participation.

You can view the service on the church Facebook page, or using the following information. A link will also be posted on the St. John’s front page.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Christmas Eve Service
Time: Dec 24, 2020 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 894 6929 1992
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Advent Wreath Workshop

Advent Wreath

One of the joys of Advent is lighting the Advent wreath each week as we move closer to Christmas. With services being virtual, we wanted to provide a way to continue that tradition at home.

Join us for a workshop to make an advent candle wreath. The date is tentatively November 28 starting at 3 PM. It will be via Zoom.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for supplies. If you would like to participate, but cannot afford the supply fee, let us know.

Please RSVP by responding to webmaster@stjohnscorbin.org

We will notify you when you can pick up your supplies at the church hall. You will need fresh greenery like boxwood or holly branches. We cannot provide those so we ask you to collect that prior to the workshop.

Advent Christian Formation

Journeying the Way of Love: Advent Curriculum

Christian Formation will be Journeying the Way of Love for the Advent Season. Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.

We will gather by Zoom at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings starting November 29. The Christian Formation Zoom link is the same as the Sunday worship Zoom link to make things a little easier.

You may download a PDF copy of the curriculum at https://episcopalchurch.org/files/documents/wol_2020_advent_journeying_curriculum.pdf

You may also learn more about the curriculum at https://episcopalchurch.org/journeying-way-love

Suspension of In-Person Worship

There had been a hope to begin moving toward in-person worship. However, the recent local and state-wide increase in COVID-19 diagnoses has prompted the vestry to decide to suspend in-person worship for at least another two weeks.

This Sunday, October 25, and Sunday, November 1, we will continue to gather on Zoom only. This Sunday will be a service of Morning Prayer with Spiritual Communion. The next Sunday will be a service of Morning Prayer.

The vestry and worship team will re-examine the safety and advisability of a limited gathering in-person after the November 1 Sunday service.

This is not an easy decision as the desire to gather in-person is strong within our community. However, we will continue to offer opportunities to gather and pray on Sundays at 11:00 am and Wednesday at 6:00 pm through Zoom. A service of Compline is also offered on Friday nights at 7:00 pm on the Facebook page.

The links to access these services is available on the front page of http://www.stjohnscorbin.org

Pentecost at St. John’s and beyond

Sunday, May 31, is Pentecost Sunday. Just as this Sunday celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, there is an outpouring of opportunities to join in prayer.

10:00 am – Christian Formation/Coffee Hour – https://zoom.us/j/786056762

11:00 am – A Service of Spiritual Communion – https://zoom.us/j/724163474

Available anytime is the Diocesan-wide Pentecost service. The service may be accessed through the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington website (http://www.diolex.org ) and other DioLex social media sources. Several members of St. John’s are “participants” in the service: Bruce W. Cory, Lisa Garrison, and Tracey Herzer-Huston.

Sunday evening the Union of Black Episcopalians is offering a Prayer Vigil for Racial Justice and the Healing of our Nation. This vigil begins at 4:00 pm and may be accessed by Zoom with the Meeting ID of 921 4319 6842 with a password of 476808.

Also, don’t forget that evening prayer is offered each Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Use https://zoom.us/j/118956276

Sunday Worship

Last week Zoom was experiencing “technical difficulties,” so we had to switch, temporarily , to meeting on Microsoft Teams.

This Sunday we should be back to normal. The links on the website front page are the way to get to Christian Formation (coffee and conversation) at 10:00 am and Morning Prayer at 11:00 am.

The following links are the same as what is on the website:

Sunday Christian Formation (10:00 am):

https://zoom.us/j/786056762

Sunday Morning Prayer (11:00 am):

https://zoom.us/j/724163474

And we are still gathering in Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm for Evening Prayer:

https://zoom.us/j/118956276

Zoom Offline

Unfortunately there seems to be a global Zoom outage.

As a plan B, I have set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for Sunday Worship. This is available as a web-based application, so I am hoping people will be able to access the worship service.

Plan C is that those of us who can access the Teams meeting for Sunday Morning Prayer will record the service and I will post it to Facebook and YouTube.

The link to access the MS Teams meeting:

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Bruce