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St John’s Engage
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  
Matthew 18:20
Gather                  Read                   Learn                    Pray                    Grow

This fall the entire parish has the opportunity to explore more deeply the scripture verses we read during the Sunday worship service (the lectionary). Both the children’s education program and a new adult education program called St. John’s Engage (SJE) will follow the weekly lectionary readings.

St. John’s Engage (SJE) is a weekly Bible study/discussion group designed to occur at a time and place that is most convenient to you! Think you don’t have the time to participate? Think again.

No prior knowledge or "homework" is required.
The weekly lessons are easily accessible online.
You can find an SJE time that fits your schedule.

Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Church
Mondays 9-10 a.m. at St. John’s Church
Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. at St. John’s Church
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. at St. John’s
(during St. John’s Music Academy)
Thursdays 7:00 a.m. St. John’s Church
Thursdays 12:15 p.m. at St. John’s Church

If an existing SJE time doesn’t work for you, gather a few others and designate a location (church, home, coffee shop, etc.) to form another SJE. *  Remember, no prior knowledge, homework, or materials are required so no one person in the group needs to be the designated teacher or leader. Worried you can’t make a weekly or bi-weekly commitment?  You can engage with the lessons on your own, as they will be posted online, or you can attend a group meeting when it suits your schedule.

Before work, over coffee, during nap time, in the evening, at someone's house, at home in your pj's – the possibilities are endless!  Prepare your heart and mind for worship and for life by joining St. John's Engage.

*For planning purposes, if you know a particular scheduled time works best or if you would like to form your own group, please contact Marie Muddiman at mariemuddiman@hotmail.com or 540.354.9484 to register for the fall session.  However, walk-ins are always welcome, too!  

Red Cross Blood Drive
October 7  from Noon - 6:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parish Hall
Contact Heth Thomas at hthomas@jhwadepwm.com for more information or to sign up.

Reminder:   Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 PM 
Gathering Area 
Dinner and Program   “Our Roanoke Symphony Orchestra”
David Crane, Executive Director of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, will present an overview of the 2015-16 season of the RSO, “Hear and Now.”   Come at 5:30 and enjoy fellowship before dinner beverages.   Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.   Reservations ($12 per person) may be made with Pat Burns, 529-0096 by Friday, October 2.   All women of St. John’s and guests are welcome.
Coming: Next Month, Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 PM
Dinner and Program “What is Happening Across the Street”
Erik Williams, Director of Development of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, will speak about the activities of the College across Jefferson Street from St. John’s.   The College traces the beginnings to the first graduating class of the Jefferson School of Nursing in 1914   Since that time, the Jefferson School was merged with the Lewis-Gale School of Nursing and now has an enrollment of 1200 students taught by 70 faculty and offers 20 degrees related to health care.   Come at 5:30 for fellowship, dinner and beverages and learn more about our neighbor.   Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.   Reservations ($12 per person) may be made with Pat Burns, 529-0096 by Friday,  October 30.    All women of St. John’s and guests are welcome.  

St. John’s at Layman Family Farms   
Saturday, October 24th 
Meet at the farm at 2:00 p.m. 
Bring the kids to enjoy the animals, cow train, pumpkin blaster, jumping pillow,
tunnel slide, corn cannon, and of course the hayride and pumpkin patch!

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