Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Weekday Liturgies The congregation is invited to attend Evening Prayer on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Church; the midweek Eucharist is held on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Christian Education: Saint John’s offers Christian Education for youth on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall.  New participants are always welcome. 

Adult Forum: The Jesus Movement and the Birth of Christianity ~ The metaphor of birth is particularly appropriate in the case of Christianity because it entered history at a specific time and place and with a definite parentage.  Like an infant, Christianity entered the world bearing the genes of Greco-Roman and Jewish cultures, but it combined those elements in a new and distinctive fashion – it was not simply a version of what had preceded it but something truly new in the world. Join us in Saint Mary’s Chapel following the 8:00 a.m. service as we follow the story beyond the Sunday school teachings of your childhood.

Clarinet Recital by William Miller, today at 5:00 p.m. as part of the Music at Saint John’s Series. Other instrumentalists include Joshua Smith, clarinet; Nathan Strite, organ; Dr. Julianna Hayward, piano. A reception will follow the program. Invite family members, friends and  neighbors to attend this virtuosic free recital.

Thomas Kennedy Memorial Park Dedication will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Across from Congregation B’nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore Street, Hagerstown.

Basket Bingo tickets are on sale at the Choir Room/Elevator Corridor through October 13.  Buy your tickets early before they sell out.  Just the facts: Basket Bingo, Friday, October 18, Lasagna Dinner at 6:00: Games begin 6:30. Approximately 18-20 games for baskets valued at $20+.  Ticket price:  $25. All proceeds benefit Service and Outreach Projects.  

Bester School Supplies Needed – School has begun and so has the need for school supplies.  Because government funding for Bester decreased this year, Bester elementary School would greatly appreciate  donations  of supplies  from  other sources.  If  youcould help, please drop off

what you can in a box marked Bester School Supplies located in Trimble Hall.  Examples of requested supplies are:  Clorox Wipes – a lot to clean desks, etc; – Wide-lined, 3-hole loose leaf paper; No. 2 Pencils; Colored Paper varied sizes.  For further information, please contact Lou Lamb (301-537-5704)

Bester School’s Young Student Needs – Sometimes when small accidents happen to young students at school, they need to change their underwear.  Bester does not have an infinite supply to offer, so for years, St. John’s has helped to provide.  Again this year, we ask for donations of underwear for both boys and girls in sizes 4, 6, and 8.  (Please no boxers or bikinis.)  Contact Lou Lamb (301)437-5704 with your greatly appreciated donations. Thank you.

Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? Fixing dinner for family? Going to visit family or friends? Not sure what you are doing yet? Saint John’s has been so generous with their support of the Café over the years that Susan and I wanted to do something to show our appreciation. So we would like to propose reviving what, according to what we have heard, was a tradition of having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Church. This would be a Parish Family event so we could give thanks to the parish for their support, not only to the Café, but to all of the outreach programs that we all contribute to. We would prepare the turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes and you bring a side dish to share. If you don’t have plans consider joining us and bringing your family and friends! Starting this week there will be a sign-up sheet at the Antietam Street entrance. Please lets us know how many would be coming and what dish you are going to bring. Where: Trimble Hall When: Thanksgiving Day at 1:00 p.m.

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