Order of St. Luke

st_luke_500The Order of St. Luke the Physician is an international ministry of intercessory prayer and particularly prayers for healing. The Diocese of Fort Worth has a chapter of this international ministry and our parish has been participating in this ministry for several years now with its own group.

Upcoming Cursillo October 15-18


There will be a Cusillo this Fall at Camp Crucis (October 15-18). Cursillo is a wonderful opportunity for growing spiritually in one’s relationship with Jesus Christ and in finding one’s place of service within His Church. Please prayerful consider whether or not God would have you attend in October.

Rally Day Sunday

IMG_1267September 13 is Rally Day Sunday! We hope to have a large crowd at both Masses that day and especially encourage every parishioner to invite folks to come. We will gather for food, games, prizes . . . a create your own sundae “bar” . . . theatrical performances by classically? trained actors . . . and a “surprise” ending you will not want to miss (a true Anglican Moment)! Activities will begin immediately after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the parish hall (stay cool inside this year). So, invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone you know who likes FUN! Come to church and then stay for Rally Day Sunday activities.

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Craft SaleAs you all know, the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair is September 12 – from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It was wonderfully successful last year due to your generosity. We still need everyone’s help for this major parish fundraiser. We needed door prizes donated, baked goods and casseroles to sell, items for the silent auction, flyers put up around town to advertise, help that day in various ways, and all you to participate by coming down to the church and having a delicious hamburger for lunch. Please join in the fun and help St. John’s. Thank you so much! – Mary Blackwell.

Inquires’/Newcomers’/Confirmation Classes

These classes are currently being held Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Each class is divided into two sessions approximately an hour each. Between each session, there is a simple dinner (those participating in these classes should bring their own brown bag dinner). If you are new to St. John’s and wish to learn more about the parish and/or Anglicanism, or you are an “old timer” and want a refresher course, please join us for these important classes. These classes are also required for anyone desiring to be Confirmed or Received into the Anglican Church. Our topics Sundayman praying at sundown will be “An Overview of Anglican Doctrine” and “An Overview of the Three Christian Creeds.”

Fifth Sunday Pot-Luck Luncheon

Pot Luck with foodFollowing the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist  Sunday, August 30, there will be a pot-luck luncheon. Everyone please bring plenty of your favorite foods to share with your fellow parishioners and a healthy appetite! This is always a great time of fellowship!

Special Thanks

PrintSeveral of our parishioners participated in this year’s Howard Payne Church Social this past Thursday evening. Thank you so very much for the giving of your time in this important outreach ministry.

Anglican Moment: The Summary of the Law

One of the most frequently overlooked parts of the Divine Liturgy is the Summary of the Law (p. 324 BCP). Many of us have grown so accustomed to saying it that we have a tendency to recite it without ever thinking about it. Yet, there are two questions that we should ask ourselves from time to time in order to remind ourselves of the Summary’s importance in the liturgy. One question is, “Why do we say the Summary of the Law every week during the liturgy?”  The other question is, “What does it mean that ‘on these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets’?”

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

church_craft_fairAs you all know, the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair is coming up on September 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please be thinking about something or someway to contribute to this annual Parish fundraiser. It was wonderfully successful last year due to your generosity.