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.
September 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.
As 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.
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 Sunday will be “An Overview of Anglican Doctrine” and “An Overview of the Three Christian Creeds.”
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’?”