April 26, 2009 Church News

   

Ramsey’s Financial Peace Univeristy
Classes will beguin on Sunday, August 30th

 

Habitat for Humanity

Our next Habitat workday will be on Saturday May 2 beginning at 8:00 am.

 

Jr. DOK Meeting

The next Junior Daughters of the King meeting will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, following the 10:15 am Eucharist.

 

Sr. Dok Meeting

The next Daughters of the King meeting will be held on Sunday, May 10th, following the 10:15 am Eucharist.

 

Vestry Meeting

The next Vestry meeting will occur on Monday, April27, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Library.

 

Spring Tea

The Women of St. John's are invited to a Spring Tea in the home of Marian Wheelock, 516 Mills Place,  scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd from 3 to 5 in the afternoon (come and go).

Hosted by Daughters of the King and coordinated by Virginia Monk.

Rector’s Bible Study

The final session of the Rector’s Bible study for this academic year will be held on April 22, April 29, and May 6.

The sessions are:

May 6-Are there many paths to God?

May 13Meet the Jesus I know?

 

 

Save the Date for EYC

The next EYC activity will be held on Sunday, May 18. It will either be Ice Skating or a play. Please save the date for all your children 4th grade and up for this fun and fellowship activity.

 

Upcoming Key Dates:

May 17th-Last day of Christian Ed.

May 24th—Teacher and Senior Recognition

May 31st-Feast of Pentecost

 

Schedule Change this week only

This week only, there will not be a 5:15 Eucharist or Bible Study on Wednesday. Both will resume on May 6.

 

Mission and Outreach Committee Meeting

Saint John’s Mission and Outreach Committee will meet on Monday, April 27, at 6:00 pm in the Parish Library. All members of Saint John’s are ex-officio members of the Mission and Outreach Committee and are welcome to attend.

 

If you have a mission project you would like the parish to consider, please come and join us at our meeting on Monday.

 

April 26th

8:00 am :

Holy Eucharist

Choir Rehearsal

9:10 am

Christian Ed.

10:15 am

Holy Eucharist

 

April 27h

7:00 am

Laymen’s  Breakfast

8:30 am

Morning Prayer

6pm

Mission and Outreach

7 pm

Vestry Meeting

 

April 28th

8:30 am

Morning Prayer

6:30 pm

Depression and Bi-Polar

 

April 29th

12 pm Holy Eucharist

5:15 pm Evening Prayer

NO 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist

NO 7 pm: Bible Study

 

April 30th

8:30 am, Morning Prayer

 

May 2nd

8 am-Habitat Workday

 

April 26

Normal Sunday Schedule

 

When to Call the Parish Priest

 

In our fast moving society, priests must depend on individuals and families to communicate their need of pastoral care. You not only have a right to the ministry and sacraments of the church, but also an obligation to nourish your spiritual health at certain times of crisis or stress in your life. The intercessions of the Body of Christ are for all of us. Take advantage of them—call the parish clergy at any of the following times:

 

1. BEFORE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL

It makes no difference whether you are going to the hospital for major surgery or for a routine checkup - call before you go. One of the major duties of your priest is to make regular calls to offer prayers for the sick and to bring them the Sacrament of Holy Communion (BCP, p.396). The laying on of hands and anointing is also appropriate before surgery (BCP, p.453). Take advantage of the Church's resources of sacraments and prayers.

 

2. BEFORE YOU ENGAGE A LAWYER
 
This does not mean before you get an attorney for any purpose, but when you are considering separation. If you take the Christian view of marriage seriously, you will wish to talk through your situation with your priest long before matters proceed to the point of seeking legal counsel. You once asked God to bless your marriage. Seek God's help when those blessings are difficult to find.

 

3. WHEN A BABY IS BORN OR ADOPTED
 
This is a good opportunity not only to rejoice and give thanks as you ask God's blessing upon the child, but also to make preliminary arrangements for the child's Baptism. Let your clergy share the joys and anxieties of the miracle of childbirth with you in this most spiritual event (BCP, p.493).

 

4. WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK OR PRAY ABOUT A DIFFICULT DECISION

The big decisions in life are so important that they should be "talked out and prayed through." Your work, perhaps getting married, a change of jobs, are all included. God never intended us to make these decisions alone, and often clergy can bring new insights and resources to the problem. They stand ready to discuss the matter with you in confidence, friendship, and prayer.

 

5. WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL HELP

 It is part of our Christian responsibility to be alert to the needs of others. If you know of someone who needs help, do not hesitate to call. Describe the situation but do not reveal names without permission. No one likes to be intruded upon. Together we may be able to find a way to minister to those in need and lighten their burden.

 

6. AT THE TIME OF DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY

 No matter what the hour of the day or night, your priest should be called at once. "When a person is near death, the Minister of the Congregation should be notified, in order that the ministrations fo the Church may be provided (BCP, p.462). The funeral services should be held in the Church and the priest will be helpful in times of extreme stress. Call before you make arrangements for services with a funeral home when death has occurred. Baptized Christians are properly buried from the church. The service should be held at a time when the congregation has opportunity to be present (BCP,p.468).

 

 

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