Announcements

Welcome Back Sunday (WBS)

August 26 - Hosted by Connections

Welcome to a new year of opportunities for fellowship, learning, giving, and worship!

 

Lunch after the 10:30 am service in the Barr Center Gym

 




St. John's Wedding Assistants

Are you interested in helping with weddings at St. John's?  Wedding assistants are scheduled as a two-person team once or twice a year at most. They help the bridal party, photographer, florist, etc. follow the specific guidelines that are unique to St. John's during the wedding rehearsal and on the day of the wedding.

If you are interested in helping with weddings at St. John's, please contact Ashley Jaillette, Wedding Assistant Committee Chair, at ashley_e_wilson@hotmail.com.




Volunteer for Family Promise August 19 - 26 at SJE

 There are many volunteer opportunities available: Overnight Hosts, Dinner, Set-up, Laundry. Please let us know how you can help by contacting the coordinators listed below or volunteer using the Family Promise Sign Up Board on Sunday morning located outside on the patio after each service. If you have any questions, contact Co-chairs John or Jackie Boylston at jdboylston@gmail.com or 803-636-6753 

Needed:

  • Moving in and out - Beds must be picked up and moved into our facility on Sunday. Beds must be moved out on Sunday morning. Contact Bryant Blakeslee at bryant.blakeslee@icloud.com or Pat O'Keefe at patbokeefe@gmail.com
  • Dinner Providers - 6:00 to 7:30 pm, dinner is served at 6:30 – Sunday night through Saturday night – please contact Leigh Jones at jonesau69@gmail.com
  • Overnight Hosts - Sunday night through Saturday night 7:30 pm to 7:30 am – need a male and female – 2 comfortable cots – 2 rooms available – Please contact John Boylston at jdboylston@gmail.com
  • Sunday Setup - Set up bedrooms for guests Sunday afternoon. Contact Stacy Collins at stacyncollins@hotmail.com
  • Laundry - Sunday will need laundry helpers. Linens and towels need to be washed. No hurry in returning clean items. Contact jdboylston@gmail.com

If you have any questions contact John Boylston at
jdboylston@gmail.com or 803-636-6753




Summer Adult Sunday School Class

JOIN US Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 in the Barr Center Dining Room for an informal “Summer Sundays” discussion led by our own Jonathan Fletcher on questions about who exactly was this Jesus of Nazareth?

Jonathan will use his book The Quiz: On the Nature of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ to prompt entertaining and informative but casual discussions of what does the Incarnation actually mean and how does it impact our beliefs and way of life as Christians, and as Episcopalians in particular.

His book has many seemingly simple questions about Jesus such as could he leap tall buildings in a single bound? Could He play golf? And could He make a hole in one at any time? Was he limited in many ways as we are? How are we to understand and relate to His miracles? What was His relationship to His Father? If He is our Savior, what exactly does that mean and how does it all work out on a day to day basis? From the earliest days of the Christian Church, such questions have been discussed, wrangled over and even fought over.

Bring your questions, your own experiences and understandings and your thirst for learning, as draw on our Anglican three-legged stool of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason to ponder and explore some of these questions as we seek to deepen our faith in Jesus Christ and ponder what exactly "faith in Jesus Christ" might mean.

Come take The Quiz? Summer Sundays will be casual, entertaining and informative; no required reading or preparation. We will begin June 3 at 9:30. Hope to see you then!




Family Yoga at St. John's

All ages and levels welcome (babies under 2 must be in carrier inward facing). Tuesdays, 10:15 am.

Class is held in the Multipurpose Room, Lower Level of Heyward Hall.




Servant Ministry supports Fresh Start

Fresh Start is an outreach program sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It is coordinated by Deacon Dianna Deaderick along with her husband Doug. This mission provides free food, clothing, free showers and free laundry services to those in need. All this takes place in the O'Neal Center on Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm and the second and fourth Saturdays. Donations of men's boxers (large and x-large) would be appreciated.

Make your donations by dropping off items in the Fresh Start box at St. John's located in the break room across from the parish office in Heyward Hall. Volunteers are always needed too.




A Willing Servant of the People

From Servant Ministry at St. John's

We ask the congregation to continue to show its support for Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Founded in 1981, the organization provides food to those in need across 20 different counties in the state of South Carolina. In the fiscal year of 2014-2015, Harvest Hope distributed 27,405,347 lbs of food to provide hunger relief for individuals in our service area.  Harvest Hope accepts a large variety of canned goods and non-perishable foods, but they are especially in need of specific items.
 
List of Items Most Needed
Food items and plastic shopping bags can be brought to the basket containers at every Sunday service at St John's.   You can find the containers right behind the front doors of the Barr Center. 
 
We also ask that you make monetary donations when you can to Harvest Hope.
 
Let's all do what we can to feed a hungry soul today!

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”  John 6:35




Coins for Change

We ask the congregation to recognize and continue its support for Coins for Change. The program is designed to provide financial support for our Weekend Backpack Food Program, which is coordinated by the St John's Servant Ministry's Committee to help bring needed food items to the students of Hand Middle School. The food is given to students of the school who have been identified as homeless or in transition between homes. Ten dollars in change will feed a child for one weekend. So keep scrambling for those coins from your piggy bank jars to the depths of your sofa cushions!  We have many great children to feed with both the food we bring as well as the love we share with them.

Help the Servant Ministry Team fill the basket with items for Harvest Hope every Sunday.




Would you like to serve in Children's Chapel or Nursery this year?

We're growing our fantastic team of children's ministry volunteers who take part in Sunday morning leadership. Children's Chapel and Nursery volunteers rotate when they serve based on monthly schedule and are vital to Sunday mornings being a welcoming and safe space for visitors and members at St. John's. Middle and high school students can also serve as assistants if they have babysitters' training or an equivalent training certificate.

Contact Madelyn Smith at mas@stjohnscolumbia.org if you'd like to serve!‚Äč




Sponsor Altar Flowers

The Guild of the Flowering Cross invites all parishioners to sponsor altar flowers for any given Sunday throughout the year (even during Lent and Advent when greenery is used, you may still sponsor flowers and it will be acknowledged in the Sunday bulletin). Sponsoring altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones marking special life events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, in memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving for life's blessings. More than one person may make a gift on a particular Sunday. Names of those honored will be printed in the bulletin announcements and included in the weekly, online e-pistle for the week they are given.

The cost for sponsoring altar flowers begins at $50 per individual/family. The altar flowers are currently arranged by members of the Guild of the Flowering Cross. Donations can be made online at our Giving Page on the website or by calling the parish office at 799.4767.

Donations can be made online at our Giving Page or by calling the parish office at 799.4767. 




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