Upcoming Events

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Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
Fellowship on the Fourth: October 22
Chili cook-off! Trunk or treat! Halloween costumes! Games! Pumpkin decorating! St. John’s Music Academy singing!  Join us for our annual Fall Festival and Fellowship on the Fourth - we’ll have competitions for best decorated trunks and best chili. Contact Andrea Draper, andreaelias@hotmail.com, to enter the chili cook-off.

The Church Turned Upside Down: The Reformation at 500
Led by the Reverends David Olson and Eric Long
October 22 A Middle Way: The Reformation in England
October 29 Reformation Now

On November 5, we celebrate All Saints Sunday!
Bring photographs and objects to remember the loved ones who have shaped your life, and we'll place them in the windows around the sanctuary that day to worship in the company of the saints gone before.

Music on the Corner
November 3
All Saints Memorial Concert: Mozart’s Great Mass in c minor
6:00 performance in the sanctuary. (no reception prior to the concert)

November 12
The Raleigh Ringers at Jefferson Center, 3:00 p.m. (no reception)
Tickets are $25 and available through the Jefferson Center box office

Wreaths for Sale
We will have a booth set up and the youth will be helping take orders for your Holiday Christmas wreaths this Sunday at the Fall Festival Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook-off. We will be offering three wreath options in two different sizes this year

Base prices do NOT include wreath hangers (an additional $1.75) or LED light set ($3.75). Wreath purchases help support the St. John’s youth mission trip fund. We have a shorter selling time this year, with final orders due Nov. 1. Mickman Brothers will deliver to St. John’s the week before Thanksgiving so you will be able to pick up your wreath from the church on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Hockey Game and Middle School Lock In DATE CHANGE

The date of November 11 for both Middle and High School youth to attend a hockey game and then have a Middle School lock in at St. John’s is moving to Friday night November 10.  I am very sorry for this late change, and hope your youth are still able to attend!

Dodson Lecture, November 16 The Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber
Perhaps you’ve heard - the Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber is coming to St. John’s! Seats will go fast, so here are the details: 6:00 Doors open for lecture | 7:00 Lecture followed by book signing The lecture is free. 

Pursuing the Beloved Community: A Continuing Conversation on Race
St. John's is a co-sponsor of the second in the series Pursuing the Beloved Community: A Continuing Conversation on Race, organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. Dr. Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and professor of sociology and Africana studies at Virginia Tech, will lead a presentation and discussion October 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Northwest Community Center, 1427 Melrose Avenue SW in Roanoke. All are invited!

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