Scrip Update: Our profit so far this year has reached $873.17. That is about average when compared to previous years, but it goes to show that every little bit helps. If you are a scrip supporter, thank you so much for what you do for St. John's. If you want to know more about the scrip program, please see me on Sunday morning, and I'll be glad to give you information!
We have been informed of the death of Joan Waite, parishioner and resident of Willamette View. Her memorial service will be held on April28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Willamette View Terrace Auditorium.
St. Martha's Guild reminds you that there are labeled places for donations to Rahab's Sisters and Clackamas Women's Shelter in the cupboards in the East Narthex. By using these designated spaces for your donations, you can be sure that we can find them all together and your items may be put to good use as soon as possible! Thank you!
Also from St. Martha's -- Please check the white closet in the East Narthex for items that may belong to you or a ministry you participate in. There are many unlabeled items in the closet that will be cleaned up in April.
YOUTH MISSION TRIP - You've been hearing that the Youth Group is raising money for their summer mission trip. Now come check out the bulletin board in the parish hall to learn more about what they will be doing in San Francisco in July!
The Out-to-Lunch Bunch will meet next Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 at Sam’s at the Monarch Hotel, Sunnyside Road & I-205.
Leadership needed: Feed The Hungry has an opportunity for you to 'walk the talk.'
Needed are new board members to help guide the program through changes that will help assure that this program will continue for the next 20 years.
The expectations of commitment are to attend the 5 bimonthly board meetings, respond to emails seeking opinion and guidance of ongoing projects, actively lead a special project or hold a governing position, work 2 Sundays a year with FTH.
Voting for board positions will be held April 24.
Please talk with Phil Wallace for questions or if you are interested.
Clackamas Women's Services has recently been able to provide more shelter for women and their children fleeing abuse. This leads to a need for more bedding which will fit twin beds. Please check your linen closets for gently used items or shop for bargains so we can help make the women and their children feel secure and comfortable. Please bring the bedding to St. John's. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.
Adult Education Program designed for Lent: We are going to spend each adult class at 9 a.m. during Lent looking at the week of the Passion. We will be studying the events that lead up to the Passover Feast, the Last Supper, the Agony and Arrest in the Garden, the Accusations and charges, and the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus. We will be looking at how the four Gospels treat these events and will have time for discussion. Bring a Bible with you and come to prepare yourself for a discussion of the Last Week of the life of Jesus. -Frs. Bud Thurston and Ric Simpson
UPCOMING CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS: LEAVE YOUR MARK with SPRING BREAK ART! Meet us in the Church School area on Tuesday, March 27th @ 1pm to leave your mark on the walls! We’ll be using hands and feet as our tools, so wear appropriate clothing! If you would like to participate, please contact Hillary Regan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.705.2548.
Palm Sunday April 1st: Palm Sunday is on April 1st this year, but we’re no fools! We will have a special Palm Sunday lesson and craft for kids. Hope to see you there!
***Child care will be available in the nursery during Holy Week Services, April 5th, 6th & 7th. ***
Egg Hunt Donations Welcome!
The generosity of our parish is greatly appreciated by the Church School. Once again, we welcome donations of small toys, stickers, trinkets, bobbles, candy and other items to fill up our eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We could also use more baskets for collecting eggs. Items gladly accepted on Sunday mornings or in the church office. Empty eggs can be found in the Narthex on Sunday mornings, should you like to fill eggs yourself. Many thanks!
Easter Sunday is April 8, 2012
Calling all Kids! Easter Sunday promises to be full of fun! We’ll start things off with an Easter Egg Hunt promptly at 9:30am for children aged 11 years and younger. When the service begins at 10am there will be a special Easter Church School lesson in the large classroom downstairs, followed by an Easter craft. Towards the end of the service the children will go up to the Sanctuary and help “Flower the Cross”.
Don’t forget to bring flowers and cuttings from your yard!
A Prayer for a Time of Transition:
Almighty God, we pray that the power of Christ’s love may be present in our lives as we, the people of St. John the Evangelist, enter a time of prayerful discernment and transition to new leadership. May the Holy Spirit illumine the hearts and minds of those who have the responsibility to lead us as we prepare to build on the vision that is before us. Let not the prospect of change be an occasion for fear and confusion, but rather a time to build trust and increase understanding that Christ’s love may be made known between us and among us that your will may be done. Amen
Serving at the 8:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader, Deacon
Walt Ellis, Eucharistic Minister · Rosemary Ellis & Stephen Cookson, Lectors
Serving at the 10:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony Thurston, Celebrant
The Rev. Stephen Denny & The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader, Deacons
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Juanita Chambers, Mary Dettmann & Phil Wallace, Eucharistic Ministers
Emily Downs, Katie Downs & Lexie Elliott, Acolytes
Gail Buchanan, Donna Mell & Cathy Behm, Lectors
Erin Harrison & Don Rader, Ushers
The Rev. Stephen Denny & Zee Wilks, Healing Team
You are invited to Wednesdays of Lent at St. Paul’s, Oregon City. Soup will be served, followed by a time of prayer & reflection on the topic of Celtic Spirituality. It begins at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent and runs through April 4.