Please join us for one - or all - of our Easter services on Sunday, April 20.
6:30 a.m. — Join us under the oaks on the side lawn for a youth-led sunrise service with Communion. Breakfast follows in the Fellowship Hall.
9:00, 10:10, 11:15 am — Three triumphant celebrations of the Resurrection with bells, trumpets and the Chancel Choir. Rev. Paul Escamilla preaches on for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
The shuttle bus will begin running from the parking lot at the north end of Lamar Middle School at 8 a.m.
Thursday, April 17 Maundy Thursday
7 p.m., Sanctuary
Gather in fellowship with one another before moving into a service of Holy Communion, prayer and reflection on Jesus' long night in the Garden of Gethsemane. Share in the story of that mysterious night as we prepare for Good Friday.
Friday, April 18 Good Friday
Noon —The Cokesbury Choir enacts the Good Friday story with accompanying hymns and prayers.
7 p.m. — The story of the Crucifixion is recounted through the weaving of scripture and choral music with the Chancel Choir.
Saturday, April 19 Easter Egg Hunt
4 p.m., Children’s Playground
All children are welcome. Eggs provided; bring a basket!
Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday
6:30, 9:00, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m.
6:30 a.m. — Join us under the oaks on the side lawn for a youth-led sunrise service with Communion. Breakfast
follows in the Fellowship Hall.
9:00, 10:10, 11:15 a.m. — Join us for triumphant celebrations of the Resurrection with bells, trumpets and the Chancel Choir.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever
Rev. Paul Escamilla, preaching
4 pm Saturday, April 19Your children are invited to share in this beloved Saint John’s tradition. Eggs provided; bring a basket! Meet at the children’s playground. The playground is located at the corner of White Rock and Wynona.
Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School, set for July 7-11, 2014 at Saint John's. At this summer's VBS, "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine & Build With God." Visit the 2014 VBS home page for more information and to register.
Catching Our Spiritual Breath in Times of Loss
Have you experienced grief? My Healing Place Board President Janie Cook will facilitate a four-week discussion on grief, scripture and support starting Tuesday, April 22. All stages and circumstances of grief welcome. Register online.
Invitation to John
The invitation from Christ in the gospel of John is: "Come and see, Follow me". A Monday-evening weekly class on the book of John is starting April 28. Experience the magnificent passages in John including the I am statements (I am the truth, the life and the way, I am the living water and more). Revisit stories only told in John's gospel including Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene and the raising of Lazarus. Sheri Jones and Jim Newman are facilitating. Fee is $14 (includes materials). Register online.
Paul and Hilary are offering an informal “Methodism 101” class on three Sundays: April 27, May 4 and May 11, from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Great Hall. This class will be an introduction to the beliefs of the United Methodist Church as well as to our very own beliefs here at Saint John’s. We hope that you will be able to join us. Register online
The Saint John’s Pedalers would love to have you join us on the Hill Country Ride for AIDS on April 26th. This celebration ride raises funds that benefit 10 local nonprofit organizations providing lifesaving support for Central Texans living with HIV/AIDS. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome with supported routes from 13 to 100 miles with amazing fun rest stops. You can also join the team as a volunteer, this event would also love to have volunteers to work the support stations, set up/tear down, kid’s activities, promotions, and just about anything.
To join the Saint John’s Pedalers click here. If you have any questions contact Chris Sparks (email@example.com or 452-3730). Ride for yourself, ride for your loved ones, ride for the unlimited cupcakes.
The Reconciling Ministries Team (RM Team) at Saint John's was formed in November 2010 by a group of Saint John’s members who wanted to raise awareness about Reconciling Ministries at our church. The RM Team became a recognized church committee (affiliated with Intentional Faith Development committee) by church council vote in 2011. We currently have seven active RM Team members and many RM Team Friends in our congregation. Interested in joining us? See contact info below.
We currently host a monthly Rainbow Potluck, usually after the late service on Second Sundays, the same day we encourage our congregation to wear rainbows to church in the form of stoles, pins and more. The rainbow stoles specifically remind us of those who have not been ordained and those who have lost ordination due to sexual orientation or gender identity. All of our rainbows are a visible and affirming welcome to the many who have historically been made to feel unwelcome at church.
CLICK HERE to visit our home page.
Active Team Members (updated November 2013):
Joy Butler – Chair
email: Joy L Butler @ gmail . com
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Hilary Marchbanks, Assistant Minister - Staff Liasion