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Flat Jesus is in Roanoke
Life happens. More often than not, life happens in what feels like warp speed. When that happens, we often forget that Jesus is with us. We forget to include Jesus as part of what we do. “Flat Jesus” is a fun way to remember to bring Jesus along with us on our adventures, social events, dinner with friends and at school.  To see where St. John’s parishioners are taking Jesus with them, click here.

Help bring “Flat Jesus” to life! Simply pick up a "flat Jesus" in the parish office on Mountain Avenue during the week or in the narthex on Sundays and do the following:
Step one: Decorate flat Jesus and show how you see Jesus.
Step two: Take Jesus to the playground, to dinner, to the movies or wherever you think Jesus would be.
Step three: Take a selfie with Jesus or just Jesus hanging out where you are.
Step four: Post that picture on the St. John's Facebook page. Tag yourself and use the hashtag #StJohnswithJesus. 
Click here to post your picture.
Step five: Give "flat Jesus" away to a friend and have that friend repeat steps 2-5. Watch the St. John's Facebook page to see where Jesus shows up in the Star City and beyond.

†Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, & 25  from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Child care and children’s program provided.
5:30-6:00 Simple Soup Supper in the Parish Hall

Families bring soup to share. St. John’s provides drinks and bread.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Clergy Led Meditations in the church
on Martin L. Smith’s
 A Season for the Spirit:  Readings for the Days of Lent,
available for purchase at Canterbury Books and Gifts.
Contact Kristi Brown 343-9341
to sign up to bring soup for 15 people.

†Sundays in Lent: March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 9:15 a.m .and 6:30 pm.
At the Crossroads: The Intersection of Life and Scripture

We will study the readings for March 1 on February 22,
the readings for March 8 on March 1, and so on.
Parish Life teams will cook meals on Sunday nights in Lent.
Donations help ensure that all can come to the table
and fund upgrades for kitchen appliances and more.

Friday, March 13, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Music for Harp, Flute, and Strings

Hailed as “two perfect virtuosos” at their international performance debut, Kevin and Bryan Matheson of the Classic Strings Duo were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall debut as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. They are joined by Roanoke Symphony flutist Julee Hickcox and Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphony principal harpist, Helen Rifas, for an enjoyable evening of Celtic harp duets and trios by Handel, Ibert and Bizet.

Read No Further if You’re Giving Up Text Messages for Lent!

For those of us still tethered to texting through this season of sacrifice known as Lent, consider signing up for St. John’s Lenten Texts. Each day you’ll receive 140 characters to center your day and help you reflect on your Lenten experience, a short piece of Scripture and a question to toss around at the dinner table or water cooler.

Signing up is easy! Send this text: @sjlent
To either of these numbers:
81010 or (540) 369-4762 or click here

When you receive this reply
“Remind Updates: You’ve been added to St. John’s Roanoke’s class!”
You know you’re ready! Reply with your full name and you’re all set.

Our texts use a service called Remind.com, built for educators and classrooms. Read their privacy policy and FAQ’s if you have concerns. Texts are only one-way: from St. John’s to you, and you can unsubscribe yourself at any time by texting 'unsubscribe @sjlent' to either of the numbers above. You can also receive messages via email by sending an email to sjlent@mail.remind.com. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in
the subject line.

Clergy and lay leaders of St. John’s invite all newcomers to an informal
Newcomers’ Reception
Thursday, March 26, 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.

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