This Sunday (April 13) at St. John’s

Make your face to shine upon your servant, *
and in your loving-kindness save me.” Psalm 31:16

This Sunday we begin our pilgrimage through the last week of Jesus’ life.  It is a dramatic time as our Lenten journey approaches its end in a deeply disturbing way.  This Sunday starts with Hosannas and in a few minutes turns to the unjust and brutal killing of Jesus on the cross.

Plan how you will enter into this sacred and holy time.  The schedule of services is below.

If you cannot make these times to be with the Christian community, make a special effort to say the Daily Office or Devotions at home or find an online service.  Here is a link to the Book of Common Prayer online:  Mission St. Clare also has the Daily Office online, complete with hymns:

We will say a portion of Psalm 31 this Sunday.  The Psalmist clearly was feeling in trouble and attacked.  There are many verses detailing the woes of the Psalmist:  great grief and feeling useless.  Yet, the Psalmist clings to God, asking for God’s face to shine and trusting that God’s loving-kindness will provide saving grace.

Blessings as you finish your week and may you cling to God in times of woe…

Love, Rebecca

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Services and events During Holy Week:

Palm Sunday
10:00am – Adult Forum – Rebecca will show slides of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem.  NO GODLY PLAY
11:00am – Service with Liturgy of the Palms and the Passion of Christ
12:30-2:00pm – Vestry Meeting
3:00pm – Grace on the Hill Ministerial Alliance service.  Rebecca will preach.

Monday, April 14
10am – Morning Prayer, St. John’s
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch at Sacred Heart (We are providing Dessert and assistance)
12:30pm – 12:50pm – Service at Sacred Heart
6:00pm – Evening Prayer, St. John’s

Tuesday, April 15
10:00am – Morning Prayer, St. John’s
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch at Corbin Presbyterian
12:30pm – 12:50pm – Service at Corbin Presbyterian
6:00pm – Evening Prayer, St. John’s

Wednesday, April 16
10:00am – Morning Prayer, St. John’s
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch at Central Baptist
12:30-12:50pm – Service at Central Baptist
4:30pm – Daughters of the King
5:00pm – David Cooke, GROW Appalachia
6:00pm – Stations of the Cross, St. John’s

Thursday, April 17
10:00am – Morning Prayer, St. John’s
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch at Grace on the Hill
12:30-12:50pm – Service at Grace on the Hill
7:00pm – Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
8:00pm – Friday 6:00am – Prayer Garden and Vigil

Friday, April 18
10:00am – Morning Prayer, St. John’s
11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch at First Baptist
12:30-12:50pm – Service at First Baptist
7:00pm – Good Friday Service with Veneration of the Cross

Saturday, April 19
1:00pm – Holy Saturday Service
1:00-3:00pm – Decorate the Church
8:00pm – Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 20
10:00am – Godly Play Classes and Easter Brunch
11:00am – Service
Noon – Easter Egg Hunt for the Children

Dessert for Ministerial Alliance Luncheon Monday, April 14.  We have been asked to provide dessert for the lunch at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Monday.  They expect to feed 130 people.  You can drop off your dessert on Sunday at St. John’s or Monday after 9am at Sacred Heart.  If you are able to help set up and serve, please be at Sacred Heart at 10:30am (after Morning Prayer at St. John’s)

Rebecca’s Schedule: Next week, Rebecca will be in Corbin all week.  You can reach to Rebecca by calling 859 -429-1659 or

Adult Forum: There will be no adult forum next week.  We will resume on April 27, with a 7-week Easter series on Resurrection Living.

David Cooke of Grow Appalachia will come Wednesday, April 16, 5pm

Daughters of the King meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.  The next meeting is April 16.

Flowers for the altar:  This Sunday is the last day for donations for Easter Flowers.  Envelopes are available.  Mark whether this is in memoriam or in honor of someone.

Easter Pot Luck Brunch, 10am.  Arrive at 10am and bring a brunch dish to share.

Easter Egg Hunt  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children after the service on Easter.

St. George’s Day, Saturday, April 26, Cathedral Domain.  Mary Swinford will be confirmed at the 3pm service.  Spend the weekend  or come for the day.  Reservations for overnight must be received by April 18.  Meals are included in the overnight stay or can be purchased separately if you are coming for the day.  You are also welcome to bring your own food and have a picnic on the grounds.

Belk Charity Sales Day:  The Belk Charity Sales Day will be Saturday, May 3rd from 6:00am to 10:00am.  Ticket may be purchased for $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.

Palm Sunday Service:  Plan to attend a community-wide Palm Sunday Service, Sunday afternoon, April 13, Grace on the Hill.  The service is sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Ministerial Alliance and Rebecca will be preaching

Easter Preparations: Assist with preparing the church for Easter on Saturday, April 19, 1:00-3:00pm.

Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Vigil:  Sign up to pray in the church overnight from Maundy Thursday, April 17, 8pm until Good Friday morning, 6am.  Please see Bruce Cory if you would like to participate.

Bring your bells to ring at the Easter Vigil service on Saturday evening.  Also, plan to stay after the service for a reception of chocolate and champagne.





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