Father David will be away from the office all of next week, beginning this Sunday afternoon. If you have a pastoral emergency, please phone either of the wardens – Debbie Cole-Wenderlich or John Taylor – who will assist you with your need. There will be NO midweek service on March 27, and no Enews next Wednesday.
Knitters unite!! The first class has met (see below) and it was boffo!! The SJEC knitting group will continue on Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. at the church. Marian Carney is leading the group in knitting fundamentals (and more for those who are advanced!). More info? Talk directly with Marian.
We have two more challenges to respond to – the first is easy and fun. The Storybook Project, the county prison based ministry that we administer from St. John’s and for which many of our people volunteer, needs books because stock is low. So, can we gather copies of Goodnight Moon? We did it before, a couple of years ago – one hundred, to be exact!! The books have to be paperback – absolutely no hard covers. The other two books Shari Peck mentioned on Sunday were Love You Forever and The Runaway Bunny. Bring your books in as soon as possible and we’ll set up a special table just for Storybook. We’ll see how big the stacks get . . .
Our Lenten study will be co-facilitated by Victoria Hunter and Margaret White, the topic being “St. Francis of Assisi.” Our “potluck format” will continue on three consecutive Wednesdays – March 27, April 3 and April 10 – from 6 p.m. to approximately 8:15 p.m. in the reception area. The book to be used is, The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life, by John Michael Talbot. ($13.76, softcover, on Amazon) If you are able to review the “Prayer of St. Francis” before you come (Book of Common Prayer, page 833), please do, but copies will be available the first evening. A sign up sheet is now on the bulletin board. Questions? Let one of the women know!
More soup! Gleaners Soup and Chili is available in the Lounge area for just $8. As always, all proceeds go to support Gleaners Community Kitchen.
“The class is small and the instructor is excellent,” thus sayeth the Rector! Gentle Yoga classes will continue Mondays and Wednesdays in the months of May and June at St John’s from 3:00-4:15, led by Dawn Rauscher, a certified instructor in Iyenger and Anusara Yoga. More information can be had by talking with Margaret (Margie) White at 455-5656.
If you are requesting flowers or a candle honoring or memorializing someone, you must fill out the form provided on the table next to the Sacristy. You can leave it in the box or take it directly to Deidre, the Parish Administrator. The cost is $40 for flowers and $5 for a candle. Verbal requests are no longer possible.