January 4, 2009 Church News

End of Year Contributions

All 2008 tax deductible contributions must be received in the Church Office in 2008 or post marked by December 31.. You may also place your 2007 contribution in the offering plate Sunday, December 28th.


Epiphany Pageant 2009

The Epiphany Pageant will be held January 11th at the 10:00 Eucharist.  If your child is interested in being a part of this annual event contact Marsha Douglass or Frances Dodds.  They will assign parts and begin creating the costumes before Christmas.   They want plenty of time to avoid schedule conflicts. Please call Marsha or Frances after NOW to reserve your child’s part.

Marsha Douglass - (903) 872-6230 or Frances Dodds – (903) 872-6096



Rector’s Bible Study

Fr. Monk’s Bible Study is in recess until Wednesday, January 7, 2008.


Notice of Annual Parish Meeting

In accordance with Canon 13, Section 1 of the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Dallas, you are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the Parish of Saint John’s Episcopal Church shall take place:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

9:00 AM

Parish Hall of Saint John’s Episcopal  Church

All members of the Church are encouraged and expected to attend this Annual Meeting of the Parish



The Reverend Canon Edward R. Monk, Rector


Office Closed

The office will be closed December 26-29, January 1-3 for the Christmas Holiday.







Epiphany Pageant Rehearsals

We will rehearse for the Epiphany Pageant on Dec. 28, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 at 9:00 a m.  There will be no children's church school on those dates.  Also, Frances would like to rehearse for about 1 hour after the Eucharist on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.
Please plan to have either you or your husband stay with your child.  We need all the help we can get keeping tabs on everyone and keeping them focused. 
If anyone is interested in bringing breakfast for the group on any of these dates let Denise know

Christian Education in Recess

Christian Education Classes are in recess and will resume on Sunday, January 11


Saint John’s Breakfast Bunch will meet:

Sunday, December 21 and 28, and January 4

8:45 am at Sirloin Stockade


Prayer Request Box

The Daughters of the King’s Prayer Request Box is located at the back of the church beside the door leading to the Narthex.  You may place your prayer request, which will remain confidential, in the box, and the Daughters of the King will pray daily for your concerns.  There are new forms placed in the pew racks this morning for your use.


Habitat for Humanity

Our next Habitat workday will be on Saturday February 7 beginning at 8:00 am.

We will be working on the first Saturday of each month.


Feast of the Epiphany

            5:30 pm—Said Eucharist

            Following: Dutch Treat Dinner at a Local Eatery


Please RSVP in the Parlor today if your are coming



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