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THIS WEEK

Nov 1, Video Announcements

Operation Christmas Child, Uganda Scholarships,
Feeding the Multitude, Pledge Forms

Happy Birthday, Miss Betty



Join us after Sunday's service Nov. 8. to wish Miss Betty Simons a very happy and blessed 98th birthday. We will gather outdoors at noon, with social distancing, at 2104 River Road.

Stewardship Forms Due Nov. 8

Your pledge form should be returned no later than Sunday, Nov. 8. You may return the form by placing in the offering plate, dropping it off at the church office, or mailing it to St. John's Parish Church, PO Box 125, Johns Island SC 29457.

Operation Christmas Child

We have a few boxes left in Guerry Hall. Each box contains a brochure and shipping label. If you wish to track your box to its destination country, then you will need to go online to get a special label and pay the $9 shipping cost with a credit card. Please bring back your boxes to Walton Hall or Guerry Hall the weekends of Nov. 7 or 14.

As the world wrestles with a global pandemic, children need hope now more than ever. Gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can help show them God's love and spread the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for the child who will receive your gift.

Here are links for more information:
Photo courtesy of Samaritan's Purse

Men's Summit Oct 31.

On October 31 Bishop Lawrence spoke powerfully and transparently about his own journey as a father and husband at the diocesan Men's Summit. Men from 22 churches watched the livestream together. A few take aways: restored family relationships always need to be a top priority; lifestyle evangelism in a Christian family can have transformational outcomes both within and outside one's family; sometimes a desired faith outcome can take years - but it's worth it.

SUNDAY SERVICES

9 a.m. in Walton Hall
10:30 a.m. in the Church
Masks required indoors at all times

Online Facebook 9 a.m.
Nursery available 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

READINGS

Sunday, November 8

Deuteronomy 31:6-8
Psalm 94:12-22
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
John 14:12-19

Sermon-God's Promises: "I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You"

8 a.m. Service Returns Advent 1

We are planning to add the earlier service in the Church beginning Nov. 29.
As we draw closer we will confirm the service date and time.

Live Services on Facebook

Pick Up Communion Kits

9-11 a.m. Saturday, Walton Hall
Pre-consecrated Communion wafers and wine will be available outside of the main entrance to Walton Hall for those watching Sunday service online.

Altar Flowers

November 1. Altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in memory of Joe Minshew and all the saints of St. John's by Faye Minshew.

St. John's Altar Flower Ministry designs new flower creations each week for Sunday Church Services. Flowers are individually selected and prepared on Friday. The cost to dedicate flowers is $70 for both vases or $40 for one. Please contact Sally Dixon (balact@bellsouth.net; 843-709-4894).

Walton Hall Open for Small Groups

We are open for small gatherings in the Main Hall only. Would your small group like to meet in Walton Hall? Contact Fr. Greg at 843-367-3342 to find out more and to schedule your meeting. All groups are to be socially distanced and require face masks. We will provide sanitizer, wipes, and face masks.
Click here to join a Small Study Group

NEWS and EVENTS

Uganda Scholarships

Each year St.John's Church provides scholarships for children of Ugandan clergy to attend grades 3-12. Clergy earn about $12 to $14 a month and the cost of sending a child to school is $150 a year. So far we have raised three quarters of the amount needed for 50 scholarships. If you are led to send in a check or give online, please mark your gift for Uganda Scholarship.

Feeding the Multitude Volunteer Update

Contact Meemee or Edith Dixon to volunteer. Volunteers are requested for these dates and duties:
  • Nov. 19 at Walton Hall to sort through the bag donations
  • Nov. 21, to deliver plated meals and bags to the rural housing community across from St. John's
  • Nov. 21, prayer warriors for online prayer, prayer chain, and live stream on Facebook.
Please send your prayers on Nov 21 as Facebook comments or use the private phone line. You can also write your prayer on a paper chain at Walton Hall during Sunday Services up to the event.

Dates to remember:
  • Nov.14 by 9 a.m.-Deliver bag donations (double paper bag with handles) to Neighborhood Captains.
  • Nov.18-19-Neighborhood Captains deliver bags to Walton Hall.
  • Nov 21-Grab & Go bag pickup at Walton Hall and family delivery.
Contact Meemee (cricketwill@yahoo.com; 843-559-3877) or Edith Dixon (Etdixon3539@aol.com; 843-830-5353) with questions.

Click here for the event flier
Click here for the donation flier

Click here for more news and events from the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina

For Persecuted Churches

We pray for persecuted churches around the world. For the month of November we pray for the nation of Uzbekistan.

Heavenly Father, Christians and Christian churches in Uzbekistan are suffering due to religious nationalism, authoritarian government rule, Islamic persecution, and violence. We lift them up in your Holy Name, asking for your mercy to surround them. We pray for the Christian churches in Uzbekistan to persevere through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Prayers for Healing

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between
preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot
physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen.

For Times of Social Distress or Conflict

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us,
that in peril we may uphold one another,
in suffering tend to one another,
and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another.
Grant us brave and enduring hearts
that we may strengthen one another,
until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended,
and you again give peace in our time;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island
The Rev. Chris Warner, rector
The Rev. Trevor Spencer, associate rector
The Rev. Kate Norris, associate rector

Holy Cross, Daniel Island
The Rev. Jonathan Bennett, associate rector
Deacon Frank Sanders

Holy Cross, I'On service
The Rev. Sean Norris, associate rector

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Anglican Province of Southeast Asia
The Most Rev. Melter Jiki Tais, Archbishop

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3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457
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