Upcoming Events

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Fine Wines: Bunker at the Greenbrier Resort, April 18 (Registration has closed)
A 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of the emergency Cold War fallout shelter for Congress is carved into the West Virginia mountains. We’ll stop for a short visit to the Masonic Theater in Clifton Forge on the way back. The cost, including transportation and tour entry fee, is $54. Lunch is on own’s own at Draper’s in the hotel. Contact Mary MacIlwaine at 343-1724 or at mcjmacilwaine@cox.net.

Episcopal Explorer’s Class
March 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Our Explorer’s Class is open to longtime Episcopalians as well as newcomers interested in being baptized, confirmed or received. Learn about, or learn more about, scripture, the history of the Church, the Book of Common Prayer and the Sacraments – get to know our church and our faith a little better.


The Bible in Literature, from Ancient Greece to the 20th Century
April 8, 15, 22 at 9 a.m.
Gates DeHart and Margaret Grayson take us on a nearly 3,000-year journey through Greek mythology, the Old and New testaments, Shakespeare and modern novels, exploring the connections among them.

Music on the Corner: Nathan Davy, Organist
Friday, April 20,  reception at 5:15 and performance at 6 p.m.
St. John’s great pipe organ was built into the church in 1948 and rebuilt and restored in 2000 after lightning put it out of commission for four years. Nathan Davy, organist at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas will play a program of organ classics on its 74 ranks of pipes.
Youth Sunday, Casserole Sale & Abuelo’s Night
Sunday, April 22
April 22, Good Shepherd Sunday, is also Youth Sunday - the youth will be ushering, reading, giving the Prayers of the People and playing music at the 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. services. We are excited to announce that Nora Terrill will be delivering the sermon at all three services. Following all the services, we will also be selling frozen casseroles – Italian pie, chicken artichoke, chicken enchilada and sweet potato (vegan) prepared by the youth and the Fine Wines group to support the youth mission trip. They’re priced at $25, frozen, and ready for cooking at a convenient time.  AND please come for dinner that night as Fellowship on the Fourth will be hosting Abuelo’s Night as a fundraiser with all donations going to support the Youth Mission Trip Fund.

Youth Mission Trip
Grace House on the Mountain, June 17-22
Cost per youth is $300; scholarships are available. Email Tray Light, tlight@stjohnsroanoke.org, for more details, or follow the link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/StJohnsEpiscopalChurch1/YouthMissionTrip2018GraceHouse.

Making Lemonade/aid: 
A Conversation with David Charles Campbell
Tuesday, May 1; 5:30 p.m. social time, 6:00 dinner, 6:45 program
A program dedicated to the tangy, zesty yellow citrus fruits, complete with a lemon-themed menu, lemon arrangements, lemon theology and live painting. How our lives are aided, added to and enhanced by something as beautiful as a sour, tart lemon? Everyone is invited to this event, presented by Episcopal Church Women. For dinner reservations call Pat Burns, 540-529-0096, by April 27. Dinner with wine $12; without wine $10.

United Thank Offering Ingathering 
Sunday, April 29
Place your blue box or envelope in the narthex or hand envelope to an usher. Questions: call Gail Lambert, 540-562-8737.

Lessons and Anthems 
Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., church
Our children’s, youth and adult choirs sing together. 

Yoga at St. John’s 
Mondays 10-11 a.m.  Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. 
(Fees are $70 for a 10-class punch card, $8 for drop-in. 
Child care is available on Wednesday evenings. 

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