This Week (March 9) at St. John’s

Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, *
and whose sin is put away! Psalm 32:1

How do you define happiness?  Often I think of the times I smile and laugh a lot and I’m with people I like being with.

Yet, the Psalmist presents another way to consider happiness.  We are happy because we know without a doubt that our sins are forgiven…they are put away.  As Christians, we measure happiness in a new way.  Because our sins are forgiven and put away, we are free.  Free to try again.  Free to live our lives in a new way.  Free to forgive others.  That’s why we’re happy.

I like this popular song that was part of the film Despicable Me II.  Yes, I know we begin Lent.  Midst our contemplation and acknowledging our sins, we are joyful and happy because we know we are forgiven.

Blessings as you finish your week.

My Schedule

Next week, I will be in Corbin on Thursday, March 13, and my Sabbath day will be Friday, March 14.  You can get a message to me by calling 859 -429-1659 or

Adult Forum

This Sunday and next Wednesday at 4pm (March 12)  we continue our series on Living Compass Adult Faith and Wellness.  The session will be on “Whatever you pay attention to is what will grow.”

Daughters of the King meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.  The next meeting is March 19.

Reading Camp 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk, Saturday, March 22, 9am, Lexington.  Register to participate in this event to support Reading Camp at If you’d prefer not to attend, you can register for the “sleep-in to read” virtual event.


This Sunday, March 9, Daylight Savings Time begins.  Remember to spring forward and move your clock ahead 1 hour!

 Corbin Rotary Club holds its annual International Dinner on Saturday, March 15, 6-8pm at Corbin Civic Center.  Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to the fund to eradicate polio.  If you’d like a ticket, please see Rebecca.


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.


Flowers for the altar: Donations for flowers for the altar are accepted for any Sunday of the year. Please place your donation in the envelope, marking whether they are in honor of or in memory of someone.



United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.


Your UTO offerings are collected twice each year.  Each time you feel thankful during your day, put some change into your box.  We will gather these gifts of gratitude in May and begin again for the November offering.  


If you need a UTO box, please see Rebecca. 

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 Rebecca know by phone or email


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 Rebecca know by phone 859-429-1659 or

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