"ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS!"
Help those suffering from hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters! Please continue to pray fervently! And please make a contribution to Episcopal Relief & Development, a faithful ministry of the national Episcopal Church that is well positioned to assess needs and timing for immediate response efforts. Equally important, long after the newcasts have ended, ERD will be assisting in the post-calamity rebuilding of these regions. Click on Episcopal Relief & Development to contribute online. You can also send a donation to: Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
Our 2018 stewardship campaign continues through October 1. Our goal is for each and 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! There are three ways to make your 2018 pledge. 1) Fill out a paper pledge card (available at the church or by request); then mail your completed card (c/o Wally Ducayet, Treasurer) to the church office, or place it in the offering plate. 2) Send an email to the church office, c/o Wally Ducayet, Treasurer, expressing your intentions. 3) Fill out and submit the online pledge form. (Please know that all of your financial info is kept safe and strictly confidential.) Questions? Please contact our Stewardship Chair, John Landon.
Blessing of the Animals ~ Sunday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. In honor of St. Francis, and with love and gratitude for all creatures great and small, we will again bless dogs, cats, fish, turtles, birds, or whatever during the 10:30 a.m. service. You may also bring photos of beloved departed pets who are enjoying life in the nearer presence of God. Invite your friends to join us! Like last year, the pets and their owners will gather in the Parish Hall for most of the service, but process into the church and come before the Altar for their blessing. (A quieter service, most likely with only humans present, will be held as usual at 8:00 a.m.!)
We have commissioned six new Eucharistic Visitors of St. John the Baptist - Sheila Brockmeier, Carol Gerard, Allen Schapansky, Karla Schapansky, and Carol Vagnini, The ministry of the "EV" is to bring the Sacrament, blessed at the Altar on a Sunday morning, to those who are hospitalized, homebound, or otherwise prevented from joining us for worship in the church. If you (and your loved ones) would like to receive communion from a Eucharistic Visitor, please call/txt Charlie on his cell (513-884-1974) or send him an email. Thanks be to God and to our new EVs!
New/Temporary Office Hours & PR Deadlines!
Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Stop in and say hi to Ricky Daly, our interim Parish Administrator! Also - if you want to submit info for the Friday E-Newsletter or the Sunday bulletin announcements, the deadline is noon, Thursday!
Sunday School teachers and youth volunteers are still needed for the 2017-2018 school year! Three Sundays per month, September – May, we usually offer Sunday School for 2 age groups: Pre-K through 3rd grade, and 4th through 8th grade. Volunteers typically only teach one Sunday per month – all lesson plans and materials are provided! There are other volunteer opportunities! Please speak to Sheila Brockmeier (303-917-9131, email@example.com) for more information.
Flowers are a gift of beauty! Please sign up in the Parish Hall or online to give Altar flowers in thanksgiving for a blessing or in memory of a loved one. These 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.
Throughout the month of September, the Knights of Columbus are coordinating the 6th Annual "Coats and Clothing for Kids" Campaign for 2017. Help clothe the needy children in Summit County and surrounding counties by making a tax deductible donation payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. For info contact: Mike Kramer (970) 468-6566.
COOKS NEEDED FOR THE TUESDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY SUPPER! AND MORE! St. John's offers a free community supper each and every Tuesday night from 6:00-7:00 p.m. And there’s a job for anyone and everyone who wants to be part of this amazing ministry!
1. Add your name to the “Cooks -on-Call” list. When teams need someone to make another pan of their entree or vegetable, they’ll call on you to help out!
2. Volunteer to do a specific task. For example, offer to come for an hour at the beginning of the meal to set up tables, prepare beverages etc. Or to wash dishes, or to take tables down at the end of the meal. Every volunteer is valued and welcomed!
3. Make an extra pan of whatever you’re cooking at home. Sometimes teams do a potluck dinner, and having an extra casserole or soup on hand can be just the right touch!
If any of this tickles your fancy, call, text, or email Nancy French!