Prayer Vigil Rain Plans

We will have our Prayer Vigil for Racial Reconciliation, RAIN or SHINE! If it rains, as the forecasts are currently calling for, the Vigil will be moved into the Amphitheatre in St. John’s Park.

High temps for Friday are currently projected to be in the mid 60’s and lows in the mid 50’s, so wear layers and prepare for rain. Rain coats, umbrellas, and waterproof shoes are encouraged.

The service will not be long, 20-30 minutes, perhaps, but anyone who would like to stay longer and discuss racial reconciliation and what that might look like are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and stay for a brief discussion.

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Upcoming Special Services and Events:

Candlelight Vigil, Nov. 3rd, 6:30pm

Ornament Making Party for Kids, Nov. 19th, 10am

Bishop’s Visit, Eucharist, Confirmation & Potluck, Nov. 19th, 11am

Ecumenical Meal, Nov. 15, 6:30 w/ 1st Baptist Corbin at Corbin 1st Presbyterian

Chocolate Festival, Dec. 2nd, 9am-3pm

Holy Eucharist, Annual Meeting, & Potluck, Dec. 10th, 11am

Lessons & Carols,  Dec. 24th, 11am

Christmas Eve Eucharist, Dec. 24, 7pm

What’s New at St. John’s?

Pastoral Needs: If a pastoral need arises, please call the church office at 606-528-1659 and leave a message. Voicemail messages will be forwarded to a member of the vestry who can arrange pastoral care.

St. John the Evangelist, c.1604 - El Greco

St. John the Evangelist, c.1604 – El Greco


This Sunday’s service (October 22) will be a service of Morning Prayer at 11:00 am.

Next Sunday’s Service (October 29) will be a service of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) at 11:00 am.

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 for an evening service and fellowship.

Stained Glass Window: The stained glass window is scheduled to e reinstalled shortly.  A dedication will be held with the Sunday service of Holy Eucharist on Sunday, October 29.

Potluck: A Potluck meal will follow the service of Holy Eucharist next Sunday.  Please bring a covered dish item to share and stay for fellowship.  The meal will be served buffet style in the Parish Hall.

LifeCycles: Session 6 will be a combined group session following the potluck meal next Sunday.

Prayer Vigil: A prayer vigil will be held in St. John’s Park on Friday, November 3rd to support racial reconciliation.  The vigil will start at 6:30pm.

Belk Sale: The Belk Charity Sale happens on Saturday, November 4th.  Members of St. John’s will be selling tickets prior to the sale that allows discounts on merchandise.  The sale begins at 6:00 am and lasts until 10:00 am.  Come early for your best chance for reat sale items.

Confirmation:  The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell will celebrate Holy Eucharist at St. John’s on Sunday, November 19. If you are interested in being confirmed, please speak with Jeff Davis.

Thanksgiving:  An inter-church thanksgiving meal will be served on Wednesday, November 15 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church.

Pow Wow Water Distribution

St. John’s will again be at the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum 9th Annual Honoring Our Veterans Pow Wow this Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 am to 6 pm. The Pow Wow is at 4115 Cumberland Falls Hwy., Corbin, KY (the link will take you to a map).

Help is still needed to staff our booth from 10-6. Any shift for any amount of time is appreciated. Your presence is most important! We will be distributing water to those at the Pow Wow and sharing the Living Water of the Gospel (which can be as simple as a friendly smile!) to any who visit with us.

Help will also be appreciated at 6:00 pm to dismantle and clean up our space at the Pow Wow. Help also will be appreciated at 6:30 at St. John’s to unload the supplies.

If you wish to help defray the cost of water and ice, please make a deposit in the offering plate and mark if “Pow Wow water” in the memo line, or speak with the Treasurer, Gay Nell Conley. Our goal is to have at least 10-13 cases of water and four ice chests to keep it cold.

Contact Bruce Cory at bwcory at (replace the “at” with an @) if you are able to volunteer for a shift.

More information about the Pow Wow can be found at