It has been some time since a reminder about Kroger Community Rewards has been sent out, so take this as a friendly reminder and encouragement to participate!
Kroger Community Rewards allows Kroger shoppers to link their Kroger loyalty card to a community organization. Every purchase you make with your loyalty card earns the organization a small donation from Kroger. These small donations build up! We currently get around $50 per quarter, or $200 a year from the Kroger Community Rewards program. That is from 13 registered households so far.
The following link will give you instructions for linking your Kroger Community Rewards to a community organization (hopefully, St. John’s, but even if you support a different organization, that is GREAT!) Our organization code is CJ251.
The Southeast Kentucky Ministerial Association is offering the annual Ecumenical Holy Week services. To access a copy of the schedule, please click here.
My apologies. I (Bruce) was asked to send this earlier and it slipped my mind until today.
As has been announced the past couple of Sundays at the services, this Sunday is our Annual Meeting. We will be approving an annual budget, electing three new vestry members, and electing diocesan convention delegates.
We will begin the meeting immediately after the Prayers of the People and concluding prayer of the Morning Prayer service. The service and the meeting will be live streamed and available through the link on the church website.
A service of Holy Eucharist (Communion) and Imposition of Ashes will be offered Wednesday, March 2, at 6 pm.
The January 16 Christian Formation gathering and service of Morning Prayer has been transitioned to Zoom only because of inclement weather. You may join the service with the following link:
Christian Formation will begin at 10:00 am and the service of Morning Prayer will begin at 11:00 am.
As we are all painfully aware, the Covid pandemic has claimed the lives of all too many of our members and the community at large. In response, Baptist Health Corbin is inviting the families of those who have died at the hospital, the staff, and local congregations to join in worship.
Longest Night Community Worship
A service of light amid the darkness; where those who struggle this holiday season may find comfort and hope.
Hosted by Baptist Health Corbin with ecumenical partners in ministry, Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00 pm in the Hospital Cafeteria.
Some may prefer to join virtually on Zoom at https://bhsi.zoom.us/j/5042974414
The Advent season is drawing to a close and the preparations for Christmas are in full swing. The following is the schedule of services for the Christmas holidays:
Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist (Communion): 6:00 pm Friday, December 24
Christmas Day Morning Prayer: 9:00 am Saturday, December 25
First Sunday after Christmas: A Service of Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist – 11:00 am Sunday, December 26
We are transitioning from a personal Zoom account to a Zoom account purchased and owned by St. John’s. Therefore we need to update the Zoom link for Sundays and Wednesdays.
The new Zoom link for Sundays is https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84383934476?pwd=bFAzNUpCSWY1c0dNakFCcEJWTUxyZz09
The new Zoom link for Wednesdays is https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87375002847?pwd=QXNvZGtYV1VBeDV0ZytSaXQ5TzZyUT09
These have been updated on the St. John’s website.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday in-person or in the Zoom stream.
I hope this message finds you healthy, happy, and vaccinated. I wanted to send a note to everyone concerning some Covid19 (Coronavirus) updates, church leadership openings, and our annual meeting.
Recently there has been a spike in the infection rates which has put our surrounding counties in the “Red Zone” for increased spread risk. With this, the worship team has recommended, and I have agreed, that for the safety of everyone that we restart the requirement to wear masks at our in person services. The diocese has also issued a statement recommending this processes to happen at all churches within the diocese, if possible. We will have masks available should you forget to bring one with you.
Are you called to serve as a leader in our church? Our congregation invites you to consider this question. We are seeking faithful leaders to help guide our church as we follow God’s call to “Be the Church and Be the Change.” We seek nominees for the following officers:
Vestry: 2 positions open (3-year term).
The vestry position helps in deciding the strategic direction of the church along with furthering our mission statement. We typically meet monthly or online depending on the need.
Deputy: 4 Positions open; 2 alternates
This position is for representation of St John’s at the diocesan annual meeting and the alternate is in case a deputy can’t attend. The diocesan annual meeting is a great place to help make a difference through voting of various measures presented.
I would like to call our annual meeting to happen on Sunday August 15th. Our fabulous volunteer and hardworking treasurer, Jeff Davis, has everything together to report on how St. John’s is doing financially. Also our fabulous and hardworking team leaders have a lot to report on what their teams are doing at St. John’s. So we need to gather to elect new leadership and discuss our current and future positions. Typically we have annual meeting during a “potluck Sunday” but as things are changing rapidly with Covid rates in our area this will be somewhat fluid. I will update once we have a definitive agenda planned.
Have a wonderful week and should you have any questions please let me know.
The July 4 service will be a service of morning prayer offered in-person only at 11:00 am at St. John’s.
Due to the persons who support the video service being out of town for the weekend, the Zoom/recorded service will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.