The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Adult Forum: Genesis 25-36, the Jacob Saga., today at 9:00 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel. “Form Criticism” is not designed to set out what is historical, it is designed to tell a good story using certain literary conventions that people will recognize.  Dr. Levine will take us on a fascinating walk through the Jacob Saga beginning with the story of Jacob and Esau. Dr. Levine’s ability to tie the ancient literature to contemporary issues with depth and good humor makes her presentation fascinating.  Next week, “Folklore Analysis!” 

Souper Bowl of Caringwould like to thank the members of Saint John’s for their continuing generosity and support.  This year, we collected 139 food items and 78 dollars to benefit Micah’s Backpack food ministry. 

Mercersburg Academy Chorale will present a concert on Sunday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. as part of our Music at Saint John’s Series. Co-directors of the ensemble are Bryan Morgan and Jim Brinson (a parishioner of Saint John’s.) The program will include choral, clarinet and organ music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Randall Thompson, Dan Locklair and Ola Gjeilo. A reception in Trimble Hall coordinated by Charlie and Katherine Foreman will follow the concert. The program is free and the public is invited to attend. Plan to come to the concert and invite a friend to attend with you.

The Reach Cold Weather Shelter: We have now been taking sign ups for the Reach Cold Weather Shelter for 3 weeks and are close to filling most slots.  Thanks to all who have signed up and the following are the slots that are still open. Remember our week is Feb, 25th thru March 4th.

Sun:  Front Desk 5:15-8:30pm,  Hospitality 6-9pm, Laundry 6-9:30 pm, Intake 5:15- 8:30pm Search 5:15- 8:30pm and Overnight 10pm-7am

Mon: Laundry 6:45-9:30pm, Intake 6:30-8:30pm, and Overnight 10pm-7am

Tues:  Intake 6:30-8:30pm, Search 6:30-8:30pm and Overnight 10pm-7am

Wed:  Front Desk 6:30-8:30pm, Hospitality 7-9pm, Laundry 6:45-9:30pm, Intake 6:30-8:30pm 

            and  overnight 10pm-7am

Thurs:  Front Desk 6:30-8:30pm, Intake 6:30-8:30pm, Search 6:30-8:30pm and Overnight 10-7

 Fri:  Intake 6:30-8:30pm, Search 6:30-8:30pm and Overnight 10-7

 Sat:  Front Desk 6:30-8:30pm, Hospitality 7-9pm, Laundry 6:45-9:30pm, Intake 6:30-8:30pm,

Thanks to all who signed up to prepare and serve meals, we only have Sat open at this point. See you at the Antietam Street Entrance,  Missy and Linda.

Please join us for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 13th.  Doors will open at 5:30pm and we will be serving until 7:00 pm. Gluten free pancakes will be available.  The J2A teens did such a great job serving at the Annual Parish Meeting that they will be returning as our servers.  A free will offering will be accepted to help support their summer mission trip to NYC! 

Miscellaneous plated silverware pieces for sale - Check out the plastic box at the Antietam Street entrance if you are interested in purchasing odds and ends silverware for $1.00 each. These are pieces from our kitchen we will no longer be using, and are looking for new homes for them. Proceeds will go to Parish Life. Pick out what you want, and give the money to Dusty Graham. We are on the honor system!

Saint John’s Silver Plated Place Settings: A signup sheet is at the Antietam Street entrance. Orders are being taken until March 15. Knife, fork, and spoon sets are $10.00 each. Serving spoons are $5.00. After that date the sets will be distributed, with everyone receiving at least one set, and hopefully all each person requested.

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.

Micah’s Backpack Shopping List

Each “backpack” receives the following:

2- Cans of Vegetables – Corn/Green beans

2- Cans of Soup – Tomato/Chicken Noodle

      *Other types of Soups are okay

2 - Boxes of Juice – Must be 100% Juice

1 - Can of Tuna

1 - Can of Chef Boyardee

       *Spaghetti and Meatballs or Ravioli

1 - 24 oz. Can of Apple Sauce

1 - Packet of Instant Oatmeal

2 - Types of Cracker Packets

       *Peanut Butter and Crackers work well

1 - Individually Wrapped PopTart

      *Make sure a box of PopTarts is individually wrapped

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