Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-29, NRSV) from this Sunday’s readings.
We have been doing some scattering and the seed has been doing some sprouting in the Grow Appalachia community garden. We also have some new additions to the garden: St. Francis, St. Fiacre, and some concrete frogs and bunnies. Be sure to stop by the garden and see the new additions!
This Sunday the Rev. Terry Taylor will be joining us and presiding at the service of the Holy Eucharist at 11:00 am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday: We will be celebrating Morning Prayer and commemorating LGBT Pride month. Jeff Davis will lead Morning Prayer and Bruce W. Cory will preach.
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.
KCEOC Summer Lunch Program: The KCEOC Summer Lunch Program for youth ages 18 and under will serve lunch Monday through Friday, 11:45 am – Noon in St. John’s Church Park. Youth can pick up their lunch and enjoy it in the park. The program begins June 8th and ends July 31st. This is the second year for this program at St. John’s. Please help spread the word!
Wednesday Fellowship: Gather at 6 pm on Wednesday evenings for a service and fellowship.
Celebration of the Ministry of Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, June 21, 3:00 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. Join in this celebration of Kay’s ministry in the Diocese of Lexington.
Family Game Night: The next Family Game Night will be a family movie night, possibly outdoors, 6:30-8:30 pm, June 26. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks.
The installation of the Rev. Lisa René Eye: The Presbytery of Transylvania and Corbin Presbyterian Church invite you to the service of worship installing the Rev. Lisa René Eye as Pastor June 28 at 4:00 pm at Corbin Presbyterian Church, 601 Master St., Corbin, KY.
2015 Goals: The Vestry has adopted the following goals for 2015, in line with our recently adopted Mission Statement; Proclaiming the Gospel, promoting justice, and preparing a diverse community of seekers to reflect the welcoming love of Christ:
- Support Al-Anon group meeting at the Church.
- List St. John’s Church on theIntegrity and Believe Out Loud websites as an open and welcoming church, especially for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning.
- Remodel space for use as a sacristy.
- Repurpose the parlor.
- Serve as a site for the KCEOC Summer Lunch program for youth ages 18 and under.
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