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Sunday Adult Education

October 26, November 2, 9, 16 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Asylum led by the Rev. David Olson
Have you ever noticed that we Christians are just a little bit “different” than the world around us, and wondered if that is good or bad? Do you ever question why the church exists today and what our role in the world is? If you have, then the 5 week series based on Stanley Hauerwas’ book Soul Asylum would be a great class for you to attend. Come hear Rev. David Olson guide us through these questions and so much more as we explore what it means to be on this crazy adventure called Church…and why there is no place better for us to be. Classes are Sunday nights October 12 through November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

October 26 at 9:15 a.m. What does Jesus say? Bible Study Series Session 3 led by the Rev. Eric Long
An exploration of what Jesus says about how we use our treasure.

October 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Lion and the Lamb in Canvas and in Song led by Mr. David Charles Campbell
The prophet Isaiah lived in times similar to our own. Come and see how the famous painting “The Peaceable Kingdom” breathes life into the music of American composer Randall Thompson.

Feast on the Feast of All Saints’ Sunday
November 2 at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Every Sunday in Eucharist we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. We share in the feast that is Holy Communion. On many of the high feast days on the Church calendar, we continue the celebration with something called Feasts on the Feasts, fabulous fellowship and food a phenomenal breakfast for all.  We’ll have yogurt and oatmeal with toppings galore and much more on November 2.

Children, teens, adults, all are welcome to the Feast on the Feast of All Saints’ Sunday
on Sunday, November 2 at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

There will not be Christian education offerings for children, youth, or adults at this time.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Choral Evensong featuring Randall Thompson’s “Peaceable Kingdom” Note day and time!

This seminal work of Randall Thompson’s was inspired by the American folk-art of Edward Hicks, the preaching Quaker from Pennsylvania. Hicks, self-taught, created a series of “Peaceable Kingdom” paintings to reflect one of his favorite topics - Isaiah 11:6-9: “The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

St. John’s Choir and David Charles Campbell offer this piece for your Evensong worship and reflection.

Clergy and lay leaders of St. John’s invite all newcomers to an informal
Newcomers’ Reception
Thursday, November 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

at the home of Dr. Lucian and Tammy Grove, 2516 Wycliffe Avenue.

A time to enjoy great food, warm fellowship,
 and talk with St. John’s leadership.
Please call the parish office 343-9341 or e-mail Ms. Kristi Brown at kbrown@stjohnsroanoke.org to RSVP.

Save the Date: November 14
Please join us for  Celebrating Art
Friday, November 14
Fourth Annual Art Show to benefit Community Youth Program

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to watch the Honest Words video
that was presented at the
Sept. 20 Celebrate! St. John's Dinner

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