June 2021 Parish Page

June 2021 Parish Page – Available in full online here.


From the Parish Administrator 
Cindi Sanders
 

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The June 2021 edition of the Parish Page is now published and available for download online here.

As always—and particularly in this time of the Pandemic—I am always happy to mail you a print copy—just contact me to be added to that list.  

You will find in this month's Parish Page information about Confirmation/Reception classes starting in July, Fr. Jared's Summer Book Club, Evening Prayer returns, and so much more!

Our hope is this Parish Page will let you know a little more about what's going on in the life of this church we all love so much.

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Parish Page. Happy Spring!

Stay Safe. Be Well.

With Joy,
Cindi

 

 

Read more in the June 2021 Parish Page online here

April 2021 Parish Page

April 2021 Parish Page – Available in full online here.


From the Parish Administrator 
Cindi Sanders
 

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The April 2021 edition of the Parish Page is now published and available for download online here.

As always—and particularly in this time of the Pandemic—I am always happy to mail you a print copy—just contact me to be added to that list.  

You will find in this month's Parish Page the Presiding Bishop's Easter message, Sunday worship now in Phase 2, Weekday Worship, and so much more!

Our hope is this Parish Page will let you know a little more about what's going on in the life of this church we all love so much.

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Parish Page. Happy Spring!

Stay Safe. Be Well.

With Joy,
Cindi

 

 

Read more in the April 2021 Parish Page online here

March 2021 Parish Page

March 2021 Parish Page – Available in full online here.


From the Parish Administrator 
Cindi Sanders
 

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The March 2021 edition of the Parish Page is now published and available for download online here.

As always—and particularly in this time of the Pandemic—I am always happy to mail you a print copy—just contact me to be added to that list.

Mark your calendar for the Good News Garden Phase Two Fundraiser! You can sign-up today, and then pick-up your spaghetti dinner on Friday, March 19. More details in the article on page 8.  

You will find in this month's Parish Page information about Lent, including our Lenten Bookmark; Easter flowers & music; SJE Podcasts; World Water Day and much more!

Our hope is this Parish Page will let you know a little more about what's going on in the life of this church we all love so much.

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Parish Page. 

Stay Safe. Be Well.

With Joy,
Cindi

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION
RENEWED COVENANT AT THE WILDERNESS EDGE  
 
FOLLOWING JESUS
2021 LENT & HOLY WEEK BOOKMARK      2
STEWARDSHIP – IT’S GOD’S MONEY         3
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES   4
SJE PODCASTS CONNECT YOU ON THE GO   4
RECTOR’S FORUM CONTINUES      4
 
INSPIRED BY WORSHIP
WORSHIP DURING THE PANDEMIC       5
EASTER FLOWERS & MUSIC             6
 
BOLDLY LOVING ALL
FOOD PANTRY NEWS             6
SHROVE TUESDAY VIRTUAL FOLLIES WINNER 6
KALAKI UNITY SCHOOL        7
MARCH BIRTHDAYS       7
GOOD NEWS GARDEN FUNDRAISER     8
 
EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK
JANUARY 2021 TREASURER’S REPORT    10
 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH
NATIONAL CATHEDRAL TOLLS BELL FOR COVID DEATHS  10
THE RT. REV. SKIP ADAMS ASSISTING BISHOP   11
JAPANESE ANGLICANS WELCOME NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN 13

 

Read more in the March 2021 Parish Page online here

January 2021 Parish Page

January 2021 Parish Page – Available in full online here.


From the Parish Administrator 
Cindi Sanders
 

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The January 2021 edition of the Parish Page is now published and available for download online here.

As always—and particularly in this time of the Pandemic—I am always happy to mail you a print copy—just contact me to be added to that list.

A reminder to join us this evening at 6:00pm online here, for a Solemn Eucharist, The Feast of the Epiphany. 

Our hope is this Parish Page will let you know a little more about what's going on in the life of this church we all love so much.

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of the Parish Page. 

Stay Safe. Be Well.

With Joy,
Cindi

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION
HOPE FOR REOPENING IN THE NEW YEAR     1
 
FOLLOWING JESUS
STEWARDSHIP – IT’S GOD’S MONEY       3
INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE   4
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY   4
 
INSPIRED BY WORSHIP
DIGITAL EVANGELISM      5
WORSHIP DURING THE PANDEMIC   5
RECEIVING COMMUNION WHILE ON LOCKDOWN  6
 
BOLDLY LOVING ALL
FOOD PANTRY NEWS      6
VIRTUAL ANGEL TREE     7
KALAKI UNITY SCHOOL: ST. JOHN’S SICK BAY   7
 
EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES   7
NOVEMBER 2020 TREASURER’S REPORT    8
 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH
ORDINATION OF RADHA KAMINKSI     9

 

Read more in the January 2021 Parish Page online here

E-Newsletter for Sunday, May 6, 2018

Welcome our Supply Priests, Bishop Whittemore Sunday, Ascension Day Service and more in the E-Newsletter for May 6, 2018 https://mailchi.mp/519182ac28d2/ey7eu7o5mr-1360057

A Message from Randy Wegener and Sue Morriss

Dear *|FNAME|*,

This Sunday, May 6th, has been designated Bishop Whittemore Foundation Day in the Diocese of Western Michigan.

The Right Reverend Lewis Whittemore was the Episcopal Bishop of Western Michigan from 1937 – 1953. Upon retirement he donated a significant amount of money to initiate the Whittemore Foundation. He felt the "great issues facing the world today are fundamentally spiritual issues which can only be solved when the heart is touched by the love of God."

I am one of twenty trustees on the Whittemore Foundation. Our mission statement is "To foster development or contribute to the support of the religious, educational, and charitable work of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. 

We meet quarterly to consider various grant requests which churches have submitted. Our corpus is over 2.3 million, and we grant up to 4% of it yearly. Last year we granted $85,400 to various churches including $6,750 to our own Uganda Project, the UNITY School. In the last ten years, St. John's has received over $16,000 in grants.

This Sunday, all of our loose change will go to the Foundation. Thank you all for your support!
                                                       ~Randy

St. John's Episcopal Church has been involved with the development of the UNITY School in Kaberamaido, Uganda as a global mission since 2013. 

Last October I asked Randy Wegener, as a Trustee of the Bishop Whittemore Foundation, if he thought the UNITY School could qualify for a Whittemore grant. With his encouragement, I applied for a grant to cover the cost of a large van that would become the school's bus. Children attending the school are generally within a one to one-and-a half mile radius, but the distance can seem great to little children's feet when they often have no shoes, and must walk on mostly dirt roads. When it is raining hard, they simply can't go to school. The van would also serve as transportation for villagers needing medical attention to go the nearest clinic, a thirty minute drive.

The Foundation came back to me with an offer to match up to $8,000 for the purchase of a van. With the support from Call to Care Uganda and St. John's Church, through handcraft sales, private donations and Mission & Outreach support, a total of $6,750 was raised. 

Therefore, I am so happy to announce that the Foundation has matched this amount creating a combined amount of $13,500 to be applied towards the cost of a UNITY School vehicle! Let us remember Bishop Whittemore this Sunday, with great thanksgiving!
                                                        ~Sue
Read more in the E-Newsletter for Sunday, May 6  https://mailchi.mp/519182ac28d2/ey7eu7o5mr-1360057

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December Parish Page

From the Parish Administrator
Ms. Cindi Sanders

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The Parish Page issue for December is available
for download. I will also put a limited number of copies on the Parish Information Table for those who prefer to pick one up.

Be sure to mark your calendar for upcoming December events and also a Healthy Congregation Workshop coming our way in May!

Wishing you all a peaceful Advent Season!

With Joy,
Cindi
 


December Parish Page
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Worship God. Be Transformed in Christ.
Change the World.
St. John’s is a diverse Christian community, following Jesus’ teaching through liturgical worship, transformation in the mind of Christ, and the pursuit of reconciliation and justice in God’s creation. 
 

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION
FORM, STORM, NORM, AND PERFORM                    1
“HEALTHY CONGREGATIONS” COMING TO SJE       4
 
WORSHIP GOD
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS & MUSIC               5
ANNUAL GREENING OF THE CHURCH      5
A SPECIAL ADVENT EVENSONG BY CANDLELIGHT      5
THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD      6
ST. JOHN’S DAY 2015 & 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS                                      6
EUCHARISTIC VISITORS WANTED       7
MUSIC NOTES                                         7
DAILY PRAYER                                         7
WORSHIP GATHERING NOTES             8
 
BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST
DECEMBER FAITH FORMATION               9
TWO PRIESTS & A THEOLOGIAN WALK INTO A BAR     9
STEWARDSHIP: TWO CHRISTMAS RIDDLES           10
SAVVY GROUP EVENTS                     11
BRO. OF ST. ANDREW & DAUGHTERS OF THE KING    11
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION                   12
 
CHANGE THE WORLD
FOOD PANTRY NEWS             12
DECEMBER PANTRY ITEMS   12
ANGEL TREE                            13
THE BOOK STALL                     13
 
EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK
NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTORY      14
A WINTER REMINDER: ST. JOHN’S SNOW POLICY      14
END OF YEAR GIVING OPPORTUNITIES        15
OCTOBER 2015 FINANCIALS                   17

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November Parish Page

Dear Parishioner,

The Parish Page issue for November is available
for download
. I will also put a limited number of copies on the Parish Information Table for those who prefer to pick one up.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition. As you can see, a path for unity at St. John’s is sketched out, beginning with some coffee hour conversations about our mission—I hope you will be a participate. More information on those conversations, and other articles, are packed inside this month’s Parish Page.
With Joy,
Cindi


November Parish Page
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Worship God. Be Transformed in Christ.
Change the World.
St. John’s is a diverse Christian community, following Jesus’ teaching through liturgical worship, transformation in the mind of Christ, and the pursuit of reconciliation and justice in God’s creation. 

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION
CLARIFYING OUR SHARED MISSION     1
COFFE HOUR CONVERSATIONS ON MISSION    2

WORSHIP GOD
MUSIC NOTES    3
REMEMBERING ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED     3
FALL WORSHIP GATHERING    3
DAILY PRAYER     3

BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST
NOVEMBER FAITH FORMATION     4
TWO PRIESTS & A THEOLOGIAN WALK INTO A BAR 4
STEWARDSHIP:TIME, TALENT AND
TREASURE… AGAIN?    5
MOVIE GROUP     6
OUR PASTORAL CARE TEAM     6
SAVVY GROUP EVENTS     7
NEW OPPORTUNITES FOR MEN’S
AND WOMEN’S MINISTRY 7

CHANGE THE WORLD
FOOD PANTRY NEWS     8
NOVEMBER PANTRY ITEMS     8
ANGEL TREE     8
THE BOOK STALL     8
THE UNITY SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT    9

EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK
LENTEN FOLLIES!     9
THANK YOU!    9
VESTRY NOMINATIONS OPEN    10
SEPTEMBER 2015 FINANCIALS     10

NEWS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH
PASSING THE BATON: THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
PREPARES FOR A NEW PRESIDING BISHOP        11
MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS TO MOBILIZE ONE
MILLION FAITH LEADERS TO IMPROVE CHILD,
MATERNAL HEALTH 12
FIRST WOMAN BISHOP ENTERS HOUSE OF
LORDS    13

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October 2015 Parish Page

From the Parish Administrator
Ms. Cindi Sanders

Dear Parishioner,
The Parish Page issue for October is available for download below. I will also put a limited number of copies on the Parish Information Table for those who prefer to pick one up.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition. There is a lot happening at St. John’s! Be sure to mark your calendars and read about the Congregational Workshop on Sunday, October 18. More information on this workshop, and other articles, are packed inside this month’s Parish Page.

With Joy,
Cindi
October Parish Page

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Worship God. Be Transformed in Christ. Change the World.

St. John’s is a diverse Christian community, following Jesus’ teaching through liturgical worship, transformation in the mind of Christ, and the pursuit of reconciliation and justice in God’s creation.

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION

COMING TOGETHER AROUND OUR MISSION 1

WORSHIP GOD

MUSIC NOTES 3
DAILY PRAYER 4
NEW WORSHIP TIMES 4
BLESSING OF THE PETS 4
PROPORTIONAL GIVING AN ACT OF WORSHIP 5

BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST

OCTOBER FAITH FORMATION 6
TWO PRIESTS & A THEOLOGIAN 6
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION 7
CONFIRMATION & RECEPTION 7
STEWARDSHIP 8
NEW STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION 9
SJE YOUNG ADULTS 10
MOVIE GROUP 10
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASSES 11

CHANGE THE WORLD

FOOD PANTRY NEWS 11
OCTOBER PANTRY ITEMS 11
2016 MISSION TRIP EXPLORATION 11

EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK

THE BOOK STALL 12
NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 12
SWEATSHIRT SUNDAY 12
OUR INSIDE FALL CLEAN-UP 13
HISTORICAL CHURCH TOUR 13
RECTOR’S FALL OPEN HOUSE 13
COLUMBUS DAY 13
EL CORAZÓN LATINO MINISTRY 14
FALL FOLLIES A SUCCESS 15
SESQUICENTENNIAL THOUGHTS 15
AUGUST 2015 FINANCIALS 16

You can download the Parish Page online here!

Back issues of the Parish Page are always available online here.

Any parishioner may submit an article for our monthly Parish Page.

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September 2015 Parish Page

From the Parish Administrator
Ms. Cindi Sanders

Dear << Test First Name >>,
The Parish Page issue for September is finally available for download below! I will also put a limited number of copies on the Parish Information Table for those who prefer to pick one up.

Even though this Parish Page is a little late, I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition. There is a lot happening at St. John’s as we kick-off the new program year this Sunday, September 13!

With Joy,
Cindi

September Parish Page

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Worship God. Be Transformed in Christ.Change the World.

St. John’s is a diverse Christian community, following Jesus’ teaching through liturgical worship, transformation in the mind of Christ, and the pursuit of reconciliation and justice in God’s creation.

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION
BEGINNING STRONG 1

WORSHIP GOD
WORSHIP GATHERING REPORT 2
DAILY PRAYER 3
TAKING YOUR PLACE IN OUR WORSHIP 4
FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS 6

BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST
FALL FAITH FORMATION SERIES 7
TWO PRIESTS & A THEOLOGIAN WALK INTO A BAR 7
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION 8
20s/30s GROUP STARTING UP 8
STEWARDSHIP 9
MOVIE GROUP 10
CONFIRMATION, RECEPTION, AND ADULT BAPTISM PREP 10
BOTTLE AND CAN RETURN 11

CHANGE THE WORLD
FOOD PANTRY NEWS 11
SEPTEMBER PANTRY ITEMS 11
CALL TO CARE UGANDA UNITY SCHOOL UPDATE 12
REFUGEE MINISTRY 13

EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK
FALL FOLLIES!! 13
THE BOOK STALL 14
HOUSES OF WORSHIP: A TRI-CITIES ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL TOUR 14
DO YOU KNOW CALLIGRAPHY? 14
¿QUE CAMINA SEGUIR? 15
INTRODUCING OUR PARISH INTERN 16
JULY 2015 FINANCIALS 17

You can download the Parish Page online here!

Back issues of the Parish Page are always available online here.

Any parishioner may submit an article for our monthly Parish Page.

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August 2015 Parish Page

From the Parish Administrator
Ms. Cindi Sanders

Dear << Test First Name >>,
The Parish Page issue for August is available for download below. I will also put a limited number of copies on the Parish Information Table for those who prefer to pick one up.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of the Parish Page. There is a lot happening at St. John’s and I hope you find many items of interest and inspiration!

Enjoy our last full month of summer!

With Joy,
Cindi

 

August Parish Page
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Worship God. Be Transformed in Christ. Change the World.
St. John’s is a diverse Christian community, following Jesus’ teaching through liturgical worship, transformation in the mind of Christ, and the pursuit of reconciliation and justice in God’s creation.

RECTOR’S INTRODUCTION

FAITH IN NEW BEGINNINGS 1

WORSHIP GOD

ONE PLACE TO WORSHIP 3
MORNING PRAYER & PARADE 4
THE TRANSFIGURATION 4
GOSPEL MUSIC SUNDAY 4
DAILY PRAYER 5

BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE? 5
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN RETREAT! 5
STEWARDSHIP 6
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION 7
VBS WRAP-UP 8
SAVVY NEWS 8
STEPHEN MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE RESTRUCTURING 9

CHANGE THE WORLD

CALL TO CARE UGANDA 10
70×7 LIFE RECOVERY 11
AUGUST PANTRY ITEMS 11
FOOD PANTRY NEWS 12
THE BOOK STALL 12

EQUIPPING FOR THIS WORK

DO YOU KNOW CALLIGRAPHY? 12
DISCERNMENT COMMITTEES 13
HOSPITALITY COMMISSION MEETING 14
GARDEN PARTY 14
TREASURER’S REPORT 15

NEWS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH

78th HISTORIC GENERAL CONVENTION 15

You can download the Parish Page online here!

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Any parishioner may submit an article for our monthly Parish Page.

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