Annual Meeting Sunday

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.

January 16 service Zoom only

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84383934476?pwd=bFAzNUpCSWY1c0dNakFCcEJWTUxyZz09

Christian Formation will begin at 10:00 am and the service of Morning Prayer will begin at 11:00 am.

Longest Night Worship Service

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

Christmas Services

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

New Zoom Links!

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.

Updates on Covid, Church Leadership, and our Annual Meeting

Greetings everyone,

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.

COVID Recommendations

           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. 

Church Leadership

                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. 

Annual Meeting

                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.

God Bless,

Eric Greer
Sr. Warden  

July 4 service

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.

Bishop’s Visitation June 20th

Bishop Mark Van Koevering will be making his annual visitation to St. John’s this Sunday, June 20. This is a traditional aspect of his oversight and role as chief pastor of the diocese. He will be leading the celebration of Holy Communion, preaching, and then available to talk with members of the congregation after the service.

A light lunch will be available for all who are able to join the bishop after the service. As we are still functioning under some of the COVID prevention procedures, it will NOT be a potluck. The current plan is to have some sub trays from Subway.