Upcoming Events and other News

Here’s a fun photo!  Our youngest baptized member, Rowan, (3 months) in her dad’s arms (Russell), and our oldest baptized member, Betty Phillips (96).

Our deacon, Patti Blaine, has suggested that we might use the Nicene Creed from EOW I(Enriching Our Worship I – an approved supplemental text) in our liturgy.  So this week you’ll notice a subtle difference in the words that make a significant statement.
Margy Ashley, who schedules our readers, reports that we could use a few more lectors and intercessors.  If this is a ministry you believe you might wish to engage in, please let Margy know. 

The pecans have arrived by “the big truck” for the annual Women of St.John’s sale. This year, a one pound bag will be $13 – still a deal because OUR pecans are better quality, more fresh, and less expensive than at the local groceries. And you’re supporting the ministries of the church if you buy them!! If you’d like to reserve a case or even several bags, contact Grace Boudway at 585-394-6172.  Otherwise, she’ll be set up in the reception area on Sunday, November 10!  And you know how she can be, so . . . 

Quail Summit is sponsoring its 4th Annual Teddy Bear Drive!  We’ll participate again and big box will magically appear in the north transept after All Saints for your donation of a new or gently usedTeddy for the drive.  The bears will go to The Child Advocacy Center and local day care centers and will be delivered on December 18.  We’ll take our box over the week before.

ST. JOHN’S 2020 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGNThe annual St. John’s stewardship campaign is winding down.  It ends with the Ingathering and Harvest Dinner after the 10 o’clock service on November 10th
Stewardship means participating in the life of St. John’s in a meaningful way and bringing that participation into the greater world.  Stewardship means more that making a financial pledge; it is using God’s gifts to us of time, talent and treasure to increase our faith.  Pledging is important because it allows St. John’s to effectively plan for the coming year.
Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far!  Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you haven’t pledged yet, please make your pledge by November 10 (although as Fr. David pointed out Sunday, pledges received after that date will be gladly accepted too).  We are looking forward to celebrating another successful stewardship campaign at the Harvest Dinner.  
If you need a pledge card, they are available in the back of the church and in the room where we have coffee on Sunday.  Pledge cards can be left in the Sunday collection basket or given to Melva Brady, St. John’s Financial Administrator.
How will you share your time, talent and treasure in 2020 to sustain and further the mission of St. John’s and your role in our faith community?
Thank you!

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