September 7, 2008 Church News


Habitat for Humanity

Our next Habitat workday will be on Saturday October 4, beginning at 8:00 am.

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


Food for Fitness

Food for Fitness is a vital part of our outreach to the Corsicana community. Up to 50 people are feed each day that we provide meals.

We need volunteers to help us with this critical ministry.

Our upcoming Food-for Fitness Dates are

September 15-17-19


Attention:  All preservers and canners of good things

In conjunction with BURNT OFFERINGS this November, we plan to offer home-canned pickles, relishes, jams and jellies, infused vinegars, vegetables of summer, "put up" a few jars and bottles for our Fall Mission Fundraiser. If you will help with this, let the Church Office know or contact Renee Bennett (

Thanks for sharing your talent!


Saint John’s Church School

We will begin another year of Christian Education starting the Sunday after Labor Day, September 7  Is God nudging you to be a part of the ministry to our children?  If so, speak to Denise Hambrick and she will find a niche for you.


Training for all Acolytes

A training session for all acolytes will be held on Sunday September 7th following the late liturgy. Please contact Father Monk (903-874-5425) for information. All acolytes are requested to attend this training


Fall Church Schedule

(effective September 7, 2008)

8:00 am-Holy Eucharist

8:15 am-Choir Practice

9:10-10:00 am-Christian Education for all ages

10:15 am-Choral Eucharist


Sermon Series begins today.

On the four Sundays of September and the first Sunday in October, Father Monk will preach a series of sermons highlighting the key point s of the  roots and character of Anglicanism.


Instructed Eucharist

On Sunday, October 12, we will have an instructed Eucharist, that is, a “teaching” eucharist which will include points of information throughout the lliturgy helping us to  understand what we are doing.


JR. Daughters of the King

Explore the Jr. DOK prayer and service group with a swim party at Charles and Jane Biltz on 9/7 from 3 to 5 pm . Contact Denise for info.


Church School Teachers


New Time: 9:10-10:00


Christine Towles

Godly Play (1st & 2nd grades):

Sarah Keathley

Meredith Biltz

Denise Hambrick

Upper Elementary

KariAnne Valdivia

Middle School

Betty Jo Monk

High School

Frances Bonczkowski


Mack’s Retirement

After 23 years of ministry alongside us and with us, Mack Thomas has decided to retire from his work at Saint John’s, effective September 15, 2008. Mack has been a trusted colleague, friend, confident, and fellow-laborer in the Lord’s field with all of us. In honor of Mack, his retirement, and his many years of dedicated service to Saint John’s, we will be having a reception in his honor following the 10:15 am liturgy on September 14, 2008.


Rector’s Bible Study

Fr. Monk’s Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, September 10. The first session will cover several topics under the heading of “What the Bible says about…”


The class will be from 7 to 8 pm, and a nursery will be provided if needed.


French Lessons Resume

Following the September 10 Bible Study


100th Anniversary Party on November 8

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Nave of Saint John’s.


That evening, we will have a celebratory evensong followed with a festive reception.


You will receive an invitation in the mail with RSVP instructions


 St. Francis Day

Thursday, October 9, 2008

St. John’s will host its annual St. Francis Day celebration October 5.  We want it to be bigger and better than last year.   We need volunteers to assist in planning and working on the day of the event.  Contact Denise Hambrick if you are interested in helping.


The Festivities begin at 4:30 pm, and the Blessing of the Pets will be at 5:30 pm.






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