Monthly Archives: April 2013

Parish Profile Committee

Please keep in prayer the work of our Parish Profile Committee. They are: Becky Loiacono, Tina Newsome, Jack Paden, Jaqui Shaw and Richard Stevens.

Readings for April 21

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, April 21, the scriptures are: Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30.

Coming Events (4/14)

Yoga for Christians, April 16, 23 & 30, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Youth Group, April 14, 21 & 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hosp. Room
St. John’s Ringers, April 14, 21 & 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Choristers, April 17, & 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Choir Practice, April 17, & 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Art’s of St. John’s Concert, “Hasten to the Sea…” April 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Soul Kitchen, April 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
30 Hour Famine, April 26 @ 5:00 p.m. until April 27 @ 6:00 p.m.
Presentation by Paul Colbert, April 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s High Tea, May 5 starting at 2:00 p.m.

All Parish Meeting, Luncheon and Our Search for a New Rector

Next Sunday, April 14, Canon Kate Cullinane will be at our church to conduct an all-parish meeting after the 10:30 a.m. service. This will be your opportunity to give your input toward the selection of our next rector. Our Parish Profile Committee will keep a record of our concerns and hopes for our future and use them in revising our parish profile.

Please bring something to share for our potluck Luncheon to be held at Noon next Sunday

Arts at St. John’s presents….Hasten to the Sea

A Journey through Medieval Iberia and Occitania Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:00 p.m.

In an exciting new collaboration, multi-instrumentalist Tim Rayborn and vocalist Rita Lilly present secular songs of medieval Portugal, northern Spain, and southern France from the 12th and 13th centuries.

This program will feature Martin Codax’s magnificent Cantigas de Amigo song cycle mid-13th century; this seven song collection is the oldest such cycle surviving with music, miraculously recovered in the early 20th century, when the manuscript page was discovered in the binding of the later book. The concert will also feature the secular Portuguese cantigas instrumental realizations, and songs of the troubadours and trobairitz (female troubadours). Performed with voices, symphonic, ‘ud, persussion, citole, and harp, this concert will present a unique window into the music from the time of the earliest stirrings of modern world. Admission $15/$10. Tickets available at the door and at our coffee hour.

30 Hour Famine/Youth Group

Update: The 30-hour famine has been postponed until May or June.

Our Youth Group has decided to take on world hunger with The World Vision 30 hour Famine! The fast will go from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 26 until 6;00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. We will spend our time at the church learning, praying and working. There will be water at all times and scheduled juice breaks. We hope some our fellow parishioners those who are not fasting, may prepare our break fast meal for us. Please contact Joyce if you can help. Please contact the youth with do-nations the youth are excited. Blessings to all, Joyce Petrotta.

Soul Kitchen Dinner

Thank you for all who helped with Friday’s Soul Kitchen Dinner. Our next Soul Kitchen community dinner will be April 26, 2013. The Soul Kitchen Dinner shares a simple, nutritious meal and fellowship with anyone who comes through our door. It is our hope that the parish will join us the last Friday of each month for food and fellowship.

Diocesan Women’s Retreat, May 3-5

This year, the women of the diocese are invited to enjoy a program facilitated by the Rev. Luis Rodriguez on the life, spirituality, and theology of Julian of Norwich, a 14th century English mystic and anchorite. Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love is recommended reading for the retreat. The retreat will be at Evergreen Conference Center (ECCO) in Oakhurst. More information is available at the back of the church on the Ministry Table.

Men’s BBQ

Join the men on Sunday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m. as they enjoy great food and fellowship.

Evensong May 19

St. John’s will celebrate the arrival of Pentecost with a service of Evensong on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. in our Nave. This will be an event sponsored by our Deanery (the northern third of our Diocese) with congregations, choirs and clergy from the Deanery involved in the liturgy. It will include a massed choir of members from those churches, readings, Canticles and hymns, centered around the sung service of Evening Prayer found in the Book of Common Prayer.