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!
Join us as Rev Terry Taylor leads us in a service of Holy Eucharist at 11am!
Join us for a service of Holy Eucharist led by the Rev Terry Taylor at 11am!
Due to cold temperatures and the threat of snow, the church wide Yard Sale previously scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until the 1st Saturday in May! 8am-1pm
Join us tomorrow at 11am for a service of Holy Eucharist then stay for a potluck meal!
Bring a favorite side dish or dessert if you like but there is always plenty!
Join us for a service of Morning Prayer at 11am! Our congregation is blessed with not one but two gifted lay preachers, come hear one of them speak this morning! Their sermons are always both educational and inspiring!
Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead so you’re not late to Holy Eucharist at 11am!