Southern Deanery Event May 2nd, 2015

Upcoming Southern Deanery Event: Mark your calendars for May 2 at Noon for a special luncheon to explore and celebrate the Centurion Program. The event is being hosted by the Church of the Holy Comforter in Cleburne and each parish in the Southern Deanery is invited. The Centurion Program is the primary means of relationship and is the cornerstone program of the Diocese of Fort Worth’s companion relationship with the Diocese of Northern Malawi. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to go as a group, represent our parish, and learn more about how we can participate.

Anglican Moment: Post-Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving

imageBeing the last prayer of the Divine Liturgy, the Post-Communion Prayer of Thanksgiving (BCP 339) is often the most rushed through and least thought about prayer that we pray in our service. This is a real shame since it summarizes so beautifully both what God has promised us receiving   the body and blood of our savior, Jesus Christ, and that which we have asked Him to do for us in receiving the Sacrament.

Dancing Christian’s Association

Dancing Christian's Association

Dancing-couple-painting-150x150[1]It’s important to recall that “Christian Community” is more than assembling for Worship, Bible Studies and Sunday School. We are encouraged by scripture to associate with one another at all levels; social activities included. In order to provide Christians of varying interests opportunities to associate with one another in a Christian atmosphere St.

News and Events

Upcoming Southern Deanery Event: Mark your calendars for May 2 at Noon for a special luncheon to explore and celebrate the Centurion Program. The event is being hosted by the Church of the Holy Comforter in Cleburne and each parish in the Southern Deanery is invited. The Centurion Program is the primary means of relationship and is the cornerstone program of the Diocese of Fort Worth’s companion relationship with the Diocese of Northern Malawi. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to go as a group, represent our parish, and learn more about how we can participate.

Postal Food Drive: Saturday, May 9, is the date this year for our annual postal food drive ingathering. We will need lots of help to sort and put away the food we will receive for our food pantry. So, please plan to help if you are able and available.

Mother’s Day Offering: On Sunday, May 10, the Diocesan Church Women and the World Mission Committee will sponsor a Mother’s Day Ingathering to benefit La Gran Familia Boys’ and Girls’ homes in Northern Mexico. A special offering may be given on that Sunday for this ministry in honor or memory of a special woman in your life.

Bishop Iker Golf Challenge: The 15th Annual Bishop Iker Golf Challenge will be June 5 at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glenn Rose. This event is a four person scramble with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch provided with door prizes. All proceeds benefit Camp Crucis capital improvements and Summer Camp scholarships. If you are interested, see Jimmy Henry for more details and a registration form. If you cannot play, you can still participate by tickets with the top prize being $500 cash! You do not have to be present to win.

St. John’s Annual Rummage Sale: The annual rummage sale will be on Saturday, June 13. Please help by gathering your items to sell and bring them to the parish beginning the last week in May.

Altar Flowers: The flowers on the altar this week are given to the Glory of God by Jimmy and Kris Henry in thanksgiving for Josh and Scott’s birthdays.

Special Women of the Church Mass Luncheon

imageGood Shepherd’s Women of the Church will be hosting a lunch for St. John’s Women of the Church this coming Tuesday, April 14. Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will follow the service. Ladies please mark your calendars for this special event!

Easter Week Eucharist

imagePlease remember that each evening this week (Easter Week) there will be a (said) Eucharist at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Day

alleluiah Christ is risenThe Feast of the Resurrection (Easter Day) is quite rightly known as the “Queen of Festivals”, for, today, we celebrate the event which is the cornerstone of our Christian hope. “In fact,” writes St. Paul, “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have

The Easter Vigil

Easter VigilThe Easter Vigil liturgy is one of the most beautiful liturgies of the Church. Although celebrated Holy Saturday evening, it is the Easter vigil liturgy that marks the beginning of Easter.