March
18
2018

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

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 held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Adult Forum: 9:00 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel. Covenant and Law, Part 1, Exodus 19-40, Leviticus, Deuteronomy. The Prophet Jeremiah speaks of “the new covenant” written on people’s hearts. The Tanakh (what’s that?) provides two forms of covenants – find out what that is all about. What is the difference between the Mosaic covenant and the covenant mediated through Moses?  Are we talking the beginning of contract law?  Is that what the Decalogue is about? Next week, Covenant and Law, Part II.  Be there!

Hagerstown Bach Festival Concert, featuring area musicians including Mark King, takes place today at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, 4:00 pm. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.

Mayfest Meeting:There will be a general planning meeting Monday, March 19, at 8:30 am in Saint Mary's Chapel. You are welcome to attend and share your ideas. If you have questions or suggestions and are unable to attend, contact Bruce Massey or Deanna Soulis.

Soup and Sandwich Lunch: Palm Sunday, March 25 in Trimble Hall. The J2A class will be preparing soup and sandwiches to help raise funds for their upcoming Urban Excursion. There will be a sign up sheet available but this is not required.  Cost is $5/person or $15/family. Plan to stay for food and fellowship.

SAY CHEESE!  Save the date & set your appointment: April 3, 4, 5, & 6 from 2pm to 8:30pm and Saturday April 7th from 9am to 3pm representatives From Life Touch will be in Trimble Hall to take your family portraits. We'll use the shot of your choice in our Parish Pictorial Directory and you'll get a free 8x10 and a free directory just for participating. You may bring props if you wish and you'll have the opportunity to purchase additional prints, too. Sue Sowers and Cathy Bushey will be in the Antietam Street entrance in between services and following the 10:15 service for the next few weeks taking sign ups...OR...you can sign up online by using this link:  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9d1r39c/

PLEASE NOTE: online sign-ups will be disabled every Sunday so there's no chance of double booking! Online signup will be available early Monday morning through late Saturday night. AND we're in need of "activity" shots! They can be posed or candid, groups, or individuals - pictures of folks doing what we do best here at St. John's. If you're willing to share (or pose) please contact Becca Burford rlburford@myactv or 301-471-1947; or Cathy Bushey cgcl08@aol.com or 301992-8444.

Saint John’s Owned Cemetery Plots at Rest Haven: Fliers are on the table at the Antietam Street entrance. If you are interested, please call Dusty Graham.

It’s that time of year again! We are asking you to bring in Easter egg stuffers for the children’s Easter Egg hunt.  We are also gathering items for Easter Baskets for the children who find the Gold and Silver eggs. Collections for these Eggs can be left in the baskets under the TV projector screen. 

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