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

Adult Forum: 9:00 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Chapel. Elijah contrasts the power of YHWH and Baal.  The Canaanite nature god cannot provide food, but in the midst of famine, YHWH’s prophet is miraculously fed, and he can miraculously feeds others.  Elisha’s political intrigue, palace coup – it is all there and you should be too!

VBS Planning Meeting: There will be a second planning session for Vacation Bible School  today after the 10:15 service in Saint Mary’s Chapel.  If you have some opinions about how VBS should operate, or are curious about what is involved in this ministry of the church, please come and be part of the discussion. 

Organ Recital: Presented by Mark King on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. as part of our Music at Saint John’s Series. The diverse program will feature a variety of repertoire. Two special components of the recital include music for the Trompette en Chamade, and from the Broadway musical West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, commemorating his birth in 1918.

Choral Concert: Angelus, a high school choral ensemble from Mount Vernon High School Academy of Fine Arts, Mount Vernon, Indiana, will offer a free concert of sacred music at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. The all-girls group will sing a variety of repertoire, including chant, polyphony, and sacred harp. The performance is part of the ensemble’s tour of Maryland and Virginia. A free-will offering will be received. All are welcome to attend.

Graduates: Saint John’s would like to honor our young parishioners by announcing their graduation/movement from one school to the next. Send a paragraph describing your progress: expectations, and schools involved to maletzkyd@gmail.com along with a picture which will be returned. These will appear in Soundings and displayed on the AntietamStreet bulletin board. We need this by June 5th. You may also send it to the office 101 S Prospect St. 21740. We look forward to hearing from you. Kelly Slocum will also be helping with this project. Questions - Dolores @ 301 739 -6988. 

Would You Like to Usher: Saint John’s is looking for two or three people who would be willing to be on an usher team. If interested see Mike Mummert or contact him at mmummert66@gmail.com.

Personal Blessings: We need your help to increase our inventory of Personal Blessings items.  A part of our ministry for the Community Cafe’ is providing personal hygiene products for our guests. When we first started this Outreach we thought travel size items would be best, but over the years we now realize the need is for full-size. This helps them last month to month.  We could use the following items: Toothpaste-4 oz or larger; Toothbrush -  adult and children; Shampoo-18 oz; Durable disposable razors; Shaving cream - 6-12 oz; Bath soap-3 oz bars. The Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Walmart are suggested shopping places. Perhaps you would prefer not to shop and would like to make a monetary contribution. If giving a check, please write “Personal Blessings” in the memo section. For cash donations place your money in an envelope marked “Personal Blessing”. Please contact Cathy Bushey if you have further questions at 301-992-8444. Any help you can give will be appreciated by those attending our monthly Community Cafe’. 

Bester School Needs:  Bester School continues to need our help in providing underwear for its young children. The school greatly appreciates all that we've donated in the past and all that we can do now and in the future.  Sizes needed are 4, 6, and 8 for both boys and girls. Please contact Lou Lamb at church or call her at 301-437-5704.  Thank you.

Van Driver and/or Supervisor: We are in need a a van driver and/or a Supervisor. This ministry provides transportation to who cannot get to Saint John’s without assistance. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482.

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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