This Sunday (July 12, 2015) at St. John’s

Ephesians 1:3-4 imageBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. (Ephesians 1:3-4)

We have been blessed in Christ with “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” Maybe this week I need to look around me more intently to see the blessings I have received and give thanks to God for all these good gifts.

News & Notes

Pastoral Needs: If a pastoral need arises, please call the church office at 606-528-1659 and leave a message. Voicemail messages will automatically be forwarded to a member of the vestry who can arrange pastoral care. You may also contact the senior warden, Bruce W. Cory, by phone at 440-227-0035 or by e-mail at

This Sunday: We will be having a service of Holy Eucharist (Communion). The Rev. Terry Taylor will be officiating.

Next Sunday: We will be having a service of Holy Eucharist. Pastor Dana Larkin from the joint Episcopal/Lutheran campus ministry of St. Augustine will be presiding.

Adult Forum: Each Sunday through July we continue a summer series on the Gospel of Mark.

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 evenings for a service and fellowship.

Fun, fun, fun.  The next Family Game Night is July 24,  6:30 – 8:30pm.  Bring your favorite games, snacks, and drinks.  Pizza will be provided.

Link your Kroger Rewards Card to St. John’s Church!  Re-enrollment occurs August 1-31!  St. John’s receives a portion of what you spend at Kroger.  The amount is distributed quarterly.  Support St. John’s by linking your card to St. John’s.

The Vestry has voted to donate $25 each month to Everlasting Arm Homeless Shelter. If you’d like to contribute, put your donations in the collection box by the guest register or mark your donation and put it in the collection plate.

Hymn Selection Group If you’d like to choose hymns for services, join this group.  You will choose hymns for an upcoming service and then meet with the entire group to confirm the final selections.  See Billy Hibbitts if you are interested.

Would you like to write Prayers of the People?  If you are interested in writing these prayers (there are resources that can help with this task), please let Bruce know by phone or e-mail.

Are you interested in assisting with the Sunday service?  Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Crucifers, Altar Guild Members and choir members are all important for each Sunday service.  If you’re interested in serving, please let Bruce know by phone or e-mail.

Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.

  • Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
  • The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.

St. John’s Statement of Inclusion

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY, is a proudly inclusive Christian community. All members are encouraged to participate fully in the life and leadership of the church regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe all people are created by God to model the diversity in unity which is the Holy Trinity and we seek to live out that diversity in unity within the faith community.

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