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

Christian Education resumes Today, September 16: Sunday morning Christian Education at St. John’s will resume at 9am on Sunday, September 16. We have offerings for ages 4 through adults, beginning at 9am on Sunday mornings. New participants are always welcome. If you are bringing a new child to one of the classes, please stop to fill out a registration form and leave it with the teacher. Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall.

Dinner for Eight 2018/2019: Dinner for Eight is a social activity designed to get people more familiar with their fellow Saint John’s parishioners. Four couples, or a mixture of couples and singles are placed in a group of eight where they spend at least four evenings together over the course of a year.One couple/person hosts an evening and provides the main course. Other couples/people provide appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. At the next gathering, a new couple/person hosts, with the others providing something different from the previous gathering.  This rotates through the group until everyone has hosted at least once during the year. If you are interested in joining this dinner club, please contact the office or Father Todd no later than September 21st. The dinners will start in October. 

Bester School: The Community Block Party to support Bester School children will be held on September 22nd. We've been asked to collect both children's and adult's clothing. A box for each has been placed in the Parish Hall.

Saint John’s Day Celebration – Mark your calendar for next Sunday.  Plan to come and worship together, call a family you haven't seen in church lately, a neighbor, or friend, and welcome them to join us and encourage them to participate in the day's activities.  Maybe - come away this day having learned something new about our patron saint, Saint John – the Evangelist, or something more about ourselves?  Who was Saint John?  How did he live his life? Are there ways we hadn’t thought about to serve in ministry today?  Please come, and plan to stay for lunch after the 10:15 service (a free-will offering will be appreciated).  Parish Life will provide our lunch:  hamburger and fish sandwich sliders, Mediterranean salad, dessert(s) and drink.  Come and join in the Saint John’s Day festivities planned for this date!

Bester School Needs: School has begun and Bester still needs our help in providing underwear for its young children. The school greatly appreciates all our donations 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 or call her at 301-437-5704.  Thank you.

Service and Outreach Commission's 3rd annual Basket Bingo is almost here! Tickets for Basket Bingo, scheduled for Friday, October 19, are on sale at the Antietam Street entrance!   Tickets are $25 and include a lasagna dinner and many bingo games for baskets valued at $20 or more.  It's a fun evening!  Dinner is served at 6:00; Bingo begins at 6:30. Would you like to donate a basket?  Please see Cathy Bushey for details. All proceeds from Basket Bingo support SOC's many Outreach projects. Your support is sincerely appreciated. Thank you!

Van Drivers and/or Supervisor: We are in need a a van drivers 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.

Quiet Day ~ Learning From the Saints: The Daughters of the King will host a Quiet Day for the whole parish and any interested individuals on Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10-3 in Saint Mary's Chapel. Fr. Todd will lead a series of meditations which will end with Holy Eucharist. Everyone is invited.  A continental breakfast will be offered.  Bring a bag lunch.   Hope to see you there!

To register, call the parish office. 

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