O Happy Day! Equipping the Saints Sunday School Class in Lent

O Happy Day! How Christians Make a Holy End
Equipping the Saints Class in Lent

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the key facts of the Gospel, cosmic events that have forever changed what humans face the end of biological life. Yet every human faces death with natural fear, and many of our most troubling behaviors are rooted in an unchallenged fear of the end. This Sunday morning series will offer both spiritual and practical ways to invite Resurrection hope into your life, making preparations for death that will make life richer and more joyful.

Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:15, in the Multipurpose Room, Lower level, Heyward Hall

March 1 :       Memento Mori: Remembering Death as a Spur to Life
                      John Montgomery and Nicholas Beasley   

March 8         No meeting; Kanuga Parish Weekend                   

March 15       Isn’t It Time We Talked? Opening the Door for Essential Conversations
                      Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN
                      President, Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care   

March 22       The Spiritual and Relational Opportunity of Your Will
                      Jeff Z. Brooker III, The Brooker Law Firm  

March 29       Make Your Funeral a Witness to the Resurrection
                      The Clergy

April 5            What is life after death?
                       The Clergy  

Wednesday Nights in Lent A Journey to the Cross: The Life of Christ in Holy Week

Wednesday Nights in Lent
Wednesday Evenings in Lent 2020: A Journey to the Cross:
The Scriptures and Services of Holy Week

March 4 - April 1
5:20 - 5:50, St. John's Music Makers
(Children 3k-5k and their parents)
& Tilted Halos (Grades 1-3)
Supper, 5:45
Teaching for Children at Adults, 6:30

Our evening series for Lent will be a pilgrimage through the last week of the Lord’s earthly life, from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. The stories of those days are found in the Gospels and often experienced in the worship life of the church, in our Holy Week services. This series will help you sense the power of our worship traditions, in which we become participants in Christ’s life by the action of the Holy Spirit.

March 4: Introduction: Walking with the Lord Through Holy Week: Worship as Local Pilgrimage

March 11: Palm Sunday: A Triumphant Entry Into Holy Week

March 18: Maundy Thursday: Humility, Sacrifice, and Love

March 25: Good Friday: At the Foot of the Cross

April 1: Holy Saturday: The Creation Waits

Supper at 5:45; Teaching for children and adults at 6:30

Men of St. John's Oyster Roast & Action

Oyster Roast & Auction hosted by the Men of the Church, Friday, March 27, 6 pm, King's Grant Clubhouse. Oysters, chicken bog and chili will be served.  BYOB.  Social starting at 6pm, oysters served at 7pm. Many items will be available for the silent auction as in years past. A live auction will be held later in the evening. Cost is $20 per person.  For more information, visit their Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/144266796627480/  

March Connections Gathering

Connections is a social group for married and singles in their late 20s, 30s and early 40s. Their next gathering is March 21 at the home of the Hillers, 7 pm, BYOB and an appetizer to share. For more information, contact Ashley Jaillette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Sunday School for All Ages

Adult Formation Classes, Weekly, 9:30 am
Equipping the Saints, Lower Level of Heyward Hall, 9:30 am
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the key facts of the Gospel, cosmic events that have forever changed what humans face the end of biological life. Yet every human faces death with natural fear, and many of our most troubling behaviors are rooted in an unchallenged fear of the end. This Sunday morning series will offer both spiritual and practical ways to invite Resurrection hope into your life, making preparations for death that will make life richer and more joyful.

March 1 :       Memento Mori: Remembering Death as a Spur to Life
                      John Montgomery and Nicholas Beasley   

March 8         No meeting; Kanuga Parish Weekend                   

March 15       Isn’t It Time We Talked? Opening the Door for Essential Conversations
                      Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN
                      President, Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care   

March 22       The Spiritual and Relational Opportunity of Your Will
                      Jeff Z. Brooker III, The Brooker Law Firm  

March 29       Make Your Funeral a Witness to the Resurrection
                      The Clergy

April 5            What is life after death?
                       The Clergy  

The Wired Word, Parlor, Main Level of Heyward Hall, 9:30 am
This class applies Scripture to current events in our nation and in the world. If you like discussing your faith in the context of the real world, with a small group who have a diversity of viewpoints, then you’ll love The Wired Word. Moderated by Brock Dillard.

Adult Formation, Monthly, After the 8 am Service
Early Morning Sunday School Class
Meets on Sunday, March 8
Feasts of the Bible
Discover how "The Feasts of the Bible" can enrich your worship of Jesus. God's redemptive plan is unveiled through the feasts of Israel and illustrate the Jewish roots of Christianity as well as explain history and symbolism in the Old Testament. This series will open our eyes to the Lord's provision, love, and care for us. Inspire us to worship God. Point to our glorious future with Messiah. Facilitated by Davis Bourne. Breakfast is served.  

Youth and Children, 9:30 am
3K and 4K  
Our youngest Sunday School students will participate in the Little Lambs curriculum, This class meets on the main level of Heyward Hall, across from the Children’s Chapel and       nursery.

5K-2nd Grade 
This class will continue with the Holy Moly! curriculum, which combines video lessons with storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class meets in the upper level of Heyward Hall, in Room 226.

3rd-5th Grade 
Our oldest elementary students will use Episcopal Children’s Curriculum this year. They will meet in Room 215, upper level of Heyward Hall.

Middle School & High School 
Middle and High Schoolers will meet in the upper level of Heyward Hall in their respective youth rooms. There, they will engage in curriculum designed for students their age. 

Parish Cookbook, published by St. Anne's Guild - Pick up your Copy this Sunday

From the Corner of Wheat and Holly is a beautiful bound compilation of recipes from over 150 of our very own parish members. Cookbooks are $20 and available in the parish office and on Sunday mornings. Checks can be made payable to St. Anne's Guild/St. John's Episcopal Church. To save your copy or for more information, email stannesguildsje@gmail.com.

Join our Baptism Ministry

Jesus said “let the little children come to me.” Would you be interested in helping with St. John’s sweet baptism ministry? We can find a job for you if so! We need many happy hands throughout the year to make banners (no skills needed). Please email Catherine Lockhart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.  

Our Baptism Dates this year are:
April 26 (Easter season)
May 31 (Pentecost)
November 1 (All Saints' Sunday)

Other dates can be scheduled if needed; be in touch with Fr. Beasley if so. Schedule a baptism on one of the above dates by contacting one of the clergy or Kelli Turnipseed, our baptism coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Bible Studies

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study - Tuesdays, 7 am, Barr Center
The men are studying the Book of Hebrews. This book is a wonderful encouragement for those of us who have felt like we have worked diligently towards Christian maturity, but still find ourselves repeating the same mistakes, neglecting our commitments, and losing motivation to stay in the race. All men are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings at 7 am in the Barr Center dining room for breakfast and Bible study. Workbooks cost $10.

Rector’s Bible Study - Wednesdays, 10:30 am, Parlor
A new 10-week study of Exodus: Weaving together the stories of Moses, the nation of Israel, and the God who rescues and liberates, Exodus becomes a story for our time, a story about seeking and finding a redeeming God in times of separation and sin, hopelessness and oppression. We'll use James Newsome's guide in the Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS), which offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Pick one up in the Heyward Hall Atrium, for $9. 
 

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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.