Children's Clothing Center... The Children's Clothing Center needs volunteers that can help match children with new clothing. It is a wonderfully rewarding ministry, so if you can commit to a little bit of time on a few Saturdays this fall please let us know. There are two ways to sign up. You can either sign up with Linda Kidd in the narthex of the church on Sunday, or you can give her a call at her home.
We will celebrate GRANDPARENT'S DAY on Sunday, September 11th. If you would like to have invitations sent to your grandchildren, great grandchildren, or grandparents, please send names and addresses to Deacon Pat at email@example.com or leave completed form in church office.
Feed the Hungry is in need of money. There are two fund raising activities planned. The first is a bottle drive scheduled for September 11th. Please gather all your cans and bottles (glass or plastic) and bring them in on that date. Please remember that all containers MUST be marked as OREGON recyclable. We would prefer that you pre-sort cans, plastic and glass into separate batches.
The second date to save is October 8th. It will be a luncheon with speakers and silent auction. If any would like to help with this event please contact Connie Ross.
Serving at the 8 o’clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader, Deacon
Jolene Morishita, Eucharistic Minister · Ford Morishita, Lector
Serving at the Ten o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader & The Rev. Stephen Denny, Deacons
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Bruce Fontaine, Sharon Fontaine & Beryl Fetters, Eucharistic Ministers
Ian Mallory-White, Abby Elliott & Lexie Elliott, Acolytes
Bruce Fontaine, Sharon Fontaine & Rob Long, Lectors
June Koenig, Greeter
Betty Denny & Don Rader, Ushers
Service at the Pioneer Church: Once upon a time, the pioneer church that now graces the Sellwood area was located where our Parish Hall is now. In fact it was the original St. John's! Once a year we celebrate this history and our connection to that lovely church by having our 10:00 service in the old church. Mark your calendars for September 4th, and plan on joining us that morning. In addition, there will be a picnic at Oaks Park following the service, so bring your family and friends for a day of worship and fun in the park!
Bricks for Haiti: The Oregon Diocese beginning a fundraising effort to help rebuild the Episcopal Church in Haiti. There will be more information coming to you soon!
Race for the Cure Please join the St. John’s team on Sunday, September 18th for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This is a fund raiser for breast cancer research and to provide funds for mammograms for women that can’t afford it. The St. John’s team will be participating in the 5k walk (more like a stroll!)
Our team is registered as Church Ladies & Choir Boys. Please sign up online at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of August 29th. Sharon Fontaine is the team captain and can be contacted for information or questions.
SAVE THE DATE! The 6th annual wine tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th. We will be traveling from St. John’s by bus and visiting three or four wineries. Proceeds from the wine tour will be given to the Children’s Clothing Center, Feed the Hungry program, Youth Group and Sunday School. Please stay tuned for more information. Please reserve your seat early by calling Sharon or Bruce Fontaine. There will also be a sign up sheet available in the narthex.
CoEd Cursillo 2011 will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Coos Bay on October 6 through October 9th. This is a change from the former planned location of St. Matthews Eugene.
We are extremely grateful for the invitation to use Coos Bay for our 3 day weekend and hope to schedule a 4th Day event at St. Matthews later. (St. Matthews Eugene is having a HUGE Auction that same weekend and invites everyone to come and enjoy it too) Praise God!
CoEd Cursillo Team