THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN's

 
 

Parents Forum
Each Sunday after 9:30 am Family Mass. Open discussion on topics ranging from children's spirituality to parenting in a global world. Children will have a host of the day and enjoy snacks while parents dialogue in a relaxed atmosphere. Begins this Sunday.

 

A Preacher's Perspective
A weekly 30 minute dialogue with the preacher of the day on their approach, perspective and inspiration on the lectionary readings. Discussion begins nearing the end of coffee hour.
Location: Guild Rm.  

 

Friday Night Youth
Each Friday evening form 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the Learning Center will be open for our youth group to meet, talk, watch movies on our new DVD projector and screen, and more. We will begin by finishing our viewing and discussion of the Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why."  See you Oct 13. The parish has purchased new relaxed seating for circle dialogue and comfy movie watching. Come have fun and enjoy an evening with Mother Shelley and our Youth Advisors.

 

Beginners Bible Study. Thursdays, 6:45 pm
Open group discussion of Old and New Testament stories as they relate both to the people of antiquity and contemporary times. No previous knowledge of scripture necessary. This fall we open up the Books of First and Second Samuel.

 

Chant as a Meditative Practice
Cantor Jeff Johnson, of our Meditation and Chant Mass, will begin preparing us for Advent through his class on Meditative Chant. Come learn basic chant in English for Daily Office, Psalms and Scripture as a private practice. Class will meet on Saturday mornings at 11am in three sessions: Nov. 4, 11 & 18. Location:  Sanctuary. 
Cost: $20 per class or $50 for series of three. 

 

Healing Prayer Ministry
The ministry of Healing Prayer goes back centuries, long before formal religion or mystics brought forward its depth of relationship to God. It will be offered at the side altar (the Lady Chapel) during communion. Feel free to stand or kneel. Please state your name and offer a brief prayer request. All prayer is confidential. Come forward and enter into the beauty of God's spirit.

 

Welcome to the Episcopal Church - Inquirer's Class
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Episcopal Church and how we worship here at St. John's?  Join us for this six-week class to learn more about what it means to be Episcopalian and a member of our parish. 

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, 
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm, starting October 24, 2017. 

Oct 24  Introduction to St. John's Church
                 Tour of church and buildings.

Oct 31  Step inside The Book of Common Prayer
Nov 7   The Church's Teaching  
Nov 14 Spirituality &Mission of the Episcopal Church
Nov 21 Instructed Eucharist
Nov 28 Becoming a member of St. John's Church
                 What does membership mean?
                 How can I participate in the life of the parish?

Generally classes will end between 8:15pm and 8:30 p.m.
Reference Material - BCP (Book of Common Prayer) and Welcome to the Episcopal Church by Christopher L. Weber.  To be provided by SJC to all newcomers.