Welcome Back Sunday

Welcome Back Sunday

Sunday, August 25


Come hear what’s planned for this fall at St. John’s
Welcome Back Sunday Luncheon hosted by Connections

 

Following the 10:30 am Service
Barr Center Gym
Bring a side dish or dessert to share

 

Please welcome Bishop Jim Mathes who will preach at St. John's on Welcome Back Sunday. He is Dean of Students and Director of Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. Bishop Mathes was previously the Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. Before ordination, Mathes worked in educational development,
raising money for his high school alma mater, The Webb School, in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, and directing a successful campaign for St. Andrew's-Sewanee, an Episcopal school in Sewanee, Tennessee. His passion for education and personal growth transferred to a passion for parish life when he became rector of St. James the Less in Northfield, Illinois. During his seven years there, church attendance doubled, school participation tripled, and the congregation founded a community outreach program for the elderly and disabled.