Upcoming for Week of Jan. 8, 2012

Welcome!

Today at the 10:45 service we welcome the newly baptized: Brayden Goodwin, Nathan Armstrong, and Susan Herman. Please join us to greet them and share refreshments and fellowship after the service.

Adult Forum

Today we welcome the Rev. Connor Lynn to our Adult Forum. Fr. Lynn will share with us about the Episcopal Church of Haiti and the ways that our commitment to support Foyer Notre Dame will benefit the poor in Port au Prince. Please join us at 9:30.

Men’s BBQ

The men of the parish will meet for food and fellowship tonight at 5:00 p.m. here at the church.

Northern Deanery Meeting January 14

Delegates to convention are asked to attend the next Deanery meeting on January 14 at 12 noon at St. Paul’s, Modesto. The meeting is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. Interested parishioners are also welcome.

Nightwatch for Youth at Grace Cathedral, MLK weekend

Middle and high school youth and their adult sponsors are invited to take part in Nightwatch on the Sunday night of Martin Luther King weekend. Share new experiences with your youth group and reconnect with friends while you explore the secrets of the Grace Cathedral, play games, pray, and learn about the legacy of civil rights leadership. Sunday, January 15, 5 p.m. through Monday, January 16, 5 p.m. (overnight lock-in) at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco. Contact Jennifer Snow, jennifers@diocal.org , (415) 869-7815.

Parish Wellness Meeting

The Rev. Canon Kate Cullinane will join us January 15 after the 10:45 service (about noon) to lead a parish wellness meeting focused on the present and future of St. John’s.

Annual Report Summaries Due

If you coordinated or headed a ministry during 2011, we want to hear from you in our annual report. Please submit a summary of your ministry’s activities to the church office by January 16.

Vestry Reminder: Date Change

Reminder to members and officers of the vestry that our next meeting has been changed to January 17 at 7 p.m.

Annual Parish Meeting

Save the date: Sunday, January 29 will be our annual parish meeting. We will gather after the 10:45 service to enjoy a potluck/finger foods, hear a report on the budget and ministries of the church during the past year, and enjoy fun, fellowship, and awards for outstanding ministry in 2011. Please join us; the meeting should take about an hour. Sign-ups for food will be on the Ministry Table.

Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Testing

LEMs and LEVs needing to take their licensing tests have another opportunity on January 14, 10 a.m., at St. Paul’s in Modesto (1528 Oakdale Rd.). A Deanery Meeting, to which you are welcome, follows.

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