Weekly Newsletter

This Week At St Johns

  • Weds Noon Eucharist: None this week.
  • Fri, Dec 20th: Christmas Party and Caroling at Claiborne and Hughes, 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 22nd: Advent Series, 9-9:45, across the hall from the nursery.
  • Youth Group: Meet Sun mornings 9-9:45 for the Advent Series.

Upcoming Events

  • Poinsettias for Christmas Eve: If you would like to remember or honor a loved one with a Poinsettia at our Christmas Eve service complete the Half Sheet in the bulletin. 
  • Advent Series:  Please join us from 9-9:45 on the four Sundays of Advent.  Led by Sherri Gragg, we will look a bit closer at Advent, drawing on Sherri's new devotional: Advent: the Story of Christmas. The youth are invited to join us for this series (in place of youth group on Sunday nights). Copies of Sherri's book are available on the back table at church, but are not necessary for participating in the series. Light breakfast will be served and we will meet in the space across from the nursery (at the far end of the main hall).
  • Father Michael is on leave while he continues to recover from his recent health events. Please continue to pray for him and Megan as Michael heals and they learn to live with Type 1 Diabetes.  While he's out, please contact Liz Smith for pastoral needs or Campbell Wilson  for logistical or office needs.

 Announcements 

  • Advent: the Church Season of Advent begins next Sunday.  There will be  a Sunday morning Advent Series before church during this season; it will be led by Sherri Gragg who will help us take a closer at some of the individuals who were part of the Advent Story. The youth will be invited to join us for this series (in place of youth group on Sunday nights). In addition, on the back table are some choices of Advent devotional books and other resources that can help you enter into this special season of preparation for the coming of Christ.
  • Jars of Clay Family Christmas Show: Sat, Dec 7, 7-9:30 PM at the Factory.  It is a benefit for Blood:Water Mission and tickets are available at jarsfamilychristmas19.eventbrite.com.
  • Franktown Festival of Lights: sign up to help with this fun event as a family, a group or an individual HERE. (A group of us has signed up for Weds, Dec 4th -if you want to join us, sign up on the web site.)
  • Father Michael is on leave while he continues to recover from his recent health events. Please continue to pray for him and Megan as Michael heals and they learn to live with Type 1 Diabetes.  While he's out, please contact Liz Smith for pastoral needs or Campbell Wilson for logistical or office needs.
  • Greeters for Dec, Jan, Feb: We need a few more Greeters for Sunday mornings. This is a great opportunity for families to be able to serve together!  Check out available dates on the weekly email link.

Prayer

Pray with us... 
  • Healing for Father Michael, Thomas, Brenda, Jack, John, and Shawn. God's blessing Franktown Open Hearts and their Festival of Lights.
  • Individual Prayer... is available at the back of the church during communion.  If you would like prayer for any reason, just come to the back and prayer team members will pray with you. 
  • Prayer requests... or to find out more about the prayer team, email Liz Smith

This Week's Lectionary