"ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS!"
We have begun our 2018 stewardship campaign (Every Member Canvass). Our goal is for every household at SJB – both year ‘round and seasonal members – to prayerfully make a financial pledge to support God’s ministry within and beyond our parish in the year to come! You may fill out a paper pledge card (available at the church or by request through the mail) and mail it to the church office or drop it in the offering plate. Or you may fill out and submit our online pledge form. Questions? Please contact our Stewardship Chair, John Landon.
MASS ON THE GRASS at Carter Park, Breckenridge – THIS COMING SUNDAY, JULY 23!
We will worship outside at 10:00 a.m.
A potluck lunch follows. (You might want to bring a lawn chair! And dress for the weather!)
There’s a food sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. Please let us know what you can bring! You may also sign up online through our parish website. If you can help with the set-up and/or break-down, click here. (There will not be an 8:00 or 10:30 service in the church this day.) More than anything else, just come!
The Summer Sunday Forum continues “between the services” (9:30-10:15 a.m.) on Sunday, July 30 as we welcome The Rev. Scott Gunn, also our guest preacher!
Books for both children and adults are on sale at the Summer Book Table on these Sundays in August: 8/6, 8/13, and 8/20. Please browse and buy to deepen your spiritual journey. Profits will help fund youth participation in Quest and other diocesan programs. Questions? Please contact Sheila Brockmeier.
Summer is a special time for flowers that lighten our hearts, raise our spirits, and glorify our God. Your contribution towards Altar flowers allows this celebration of beauty and praise to continue. Please sign up in the Parish Hall and give flowers in thanksgiving for a blessing or in memory of a loved one. These Altar flowers are then delivered each week by Guild members to those who are in need or simply shared with local business or organizations. Questions? Contact Joyce Mueller.
Chris Elcan and Nancy Kinney have planned this summer’s schedule for the Hiking Group. The hikes include something for everyone! Most weeks include a hike every Monday and Thursday. Details are posted on St. John’s website and on the Parish Hall bulletin board. The mountains await! Questions? Please contact Chris Elcan.
Also, don’t forget that the Golf Group plays every Wednesday! Please contact Tom French for more information. Enjoy God’s very good creation with your parish family!
We will give thanks for our Knitting Ministry on Sunday, August 13; we will commission our new Eucharistic Visitors on Sunday, August 20.
A special guest speaker is coming our way. Click here to see who he is!
Click here to read updates about our Jubilee ministry through Summit in Honduras!
Click here to read 11 things to love about the Episcopal Church!
SALLY PEEL, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR,
Dear Parish Family,
After 17 years of caring, skilled, and faithful service to our parish, Sally Peel, our Parish Administrator, has made the difficult decision to relocate to a warmer climate (and lower altitude). She has accepted a job at NSCDA, a National Historical Society in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Words are inadequate to express what Sally has meant to all of us at St. John the Baptist, and we will miss her sorely. Sally's last day "in the office" will be Wednesday, July 26. As you know, Sally does not like a lot of attention, but we will celebrate her ministry among us and bid her farewell/godspeed at Mass on the Grass on Sunday, July 23.
We are collecting contributions for a cash purse to give to Sally as she begins this new stage in her life. You may contribute a gift of thanksgiving in one of two ways: 1) send a check to the church office c/o Wally Ducayet, Treasurer, or submit an online contribution in the "Donate Now!" section of our web site ~ be sure to type "Sally Peel Gift" in the comment section before you hit send!
Charlie Brumbaugh, Rector
Carol Gerard, Sr. Warden
FOOD HEDZ OUTREACH FUNDRAISER!
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.
Parishioners and friends are invited to attend a special dinner on Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m. at Food Hedz Restaurant in Frisco. All proceeds from this $50 per person dinner will benefit the outreach programs of St. John's which include our Tuesday Night Community Dinners, Summit in Honduras, the food programs of St. George's, Leadville, and more. Contact the event organizer Diane Dill if you would like to attend. Seating will be limited to 50! RSVP NOW!