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RESURRECTION IS COMING TO ST. JOHN’S GARDEN
St. John’s Garden is about to be transformed. Resurrected, in fact.
The renovations will be so significant, that a new name for the sacred space will be necessary: The Resurrection Garden. Please consider how you can be a part.
FEAST on the FEAST of PENTECOST
Sunday, May 24 following the 10:30 a.m. service
Parish Picnic in the Garden. Fried chicken, red velvet cake, & drinks provided by Parish Life. Last names beginning with A-K, bring a side dish; L-T last names bring a salad; last names beginning with T-Z bring a dessert. Wear bright red, range, and/or pink and celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit!
Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Carpool from St. John's
Grace Rebuilding Spring Project Interested in participating?
This is a reminder that the work day for Emmanuel Eagle Rock will be held next Saturday, May 30, beginning at 9 a.m.
Parishioners from St. John's Roanoke and St. Mark's Fincastle will be there to build an access ramp and make other improvements to the property. All skill levels and experiences are welcome and appreciated. Youth ages 12 and up are welcome to join us. Lunch will be provided.
Emmanuel is one of the oldest Episcopal churches in the region. It was once owned by the diocese but is now under the care of St. Mark's in Fincastle. A monthly service, called Appalachian Vespers, is held there on the afternoon of the third Sunday. Questions? Interested in participating? Please contact David Todd at email@example.com or Katrina Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or540-819-5726 by May 27 so we can have a headcount for lunch.
Sunday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Mark your calendars for this special Sunday as we celebrate all the ways youth are participating in worship at St. John’s.
Safeguarding God's Children: A Call to Go Beyond Naiveté
At St. John's Episcopal Church, we are committed to the safety of children. Part of how we live out this commitment is by ensuring that all adults who work with children and youth are trained in the prevention of child sexual abuse via the Episcopal Church's Safeguarding God's Children training. In this training, adults learn to watch for the signs of abuse, act, and respond so we can keep children safe.
Online renewal needs to be done two years after the face to face training and every two years after; the online renewal takes less than an hour. Contact Meredith Harper (email@example.com) for ministries for children, John Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for ministries for youth, the Rev. David Olson (email@example.com) for outreach ministries, and vergers and beadles. If you are an adult who works with children and youth, and you need face to face training, which is good for two years before a need for online renewal, then save the date for Sunday, June 14 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
All adults are welcome and encouraged to attend this training. Your time will not be wasted. Children appropriately depend on adults to protect them from child sexual abuse. We must talk about this topic together. Armed with shared information and action plans for identifying and preventing child sexual abuse, we can keep a generation of children safe!
July 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. John's Summer Music Camp
Designed for rising first through sixth graders, the camp will feature a week of experiential learning designed to help your child grow musically and foster his/her innate creativity. No prior musical training is needed in order for your child to participate in and enjoy camp. To register, visit www.stjohnsroanoke.org and click on “Register for kids summer events.”