Upcoming Events

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Episcopal Explorer’s Class
March 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.

Holy Week and Easter
Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018
*8 a.m. Liturgy of Palms & Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9 a.m. Adult Christian Education
10 a.m. Liturgy of Palms & Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
5 p.m. The Gathering Eucharist
5:45 p.m. Sunday Supper
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar
7:00 p.m. Labyrinth opens for the next 23 hours.
*All Night Prayer Vigil, March 29-30, 2018
Begins: 7:00 p.m., Thursday  
Ends: 9:00 a.m., Friday in the church
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
*12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
6:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy: Walking the Way of the Cross
6:00 p.m.  Labyrinth closes
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
*6:30 a.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
9:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt
11:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II
* No childcare available
(No Gathering Service or Sunday Supper in order for us to all worship together on Easter morning)

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.

Sunday Formation: Lenten Series: The Ten Commandments
God’s Peculiar Words for God’s Peculiar People
March 18, 25
We often think of the Ten Commandments as ancient, timeworn guidelines for humanity. This class will explore how they are not only more timely than ever, but also how they are a counter-cultural call placed on God’s unique people. If you think the Commandments have nothing left to teach, come to this class and be surprised.

Bridge Luncheon 
March 19, 11 a.m.
Register early by tomorrow, March 12, for the second annual Bridge Luncheon supporting outreach ministries through Canterbury Books and Gifts. Cost is $25; invite friends! Contact Ellen Ramsey, ellenramsey@gmail.com.


Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper
Wednesday evenings in Lent, February 21 - March 21, be part of this quiet preparation for Holy Week and Easter. At 5:15, we follow the stations of the cross, followed by a shared meal of soup at 5:45 (yoga still meets at 6 p.m.).

One Night Only – "Love Letters"
Mary Jean Levin and Gates DeHart will perform the Pulitzer-nominated play "Love Letters" March 23 in St. John’s parish hall. A reception at 5:15 will precede the 6 p.m. performance, open to everyone! Admission is $10 at the door.

All Night Prayer Vigil in the Church 
March 29-30 Begins: 7:00 p.m., Thursday Ends: 9:00 a.m., Friday
Sign up to keep vigil from Maundy Thursday until Good Friday (the list will be posted in narthex starting this Sunday). Walk the labyrinth, pray the psalms, spend time in the silence of the sanctuary. 

The Fine Wines Bunker at the Greenbrier Resort  Trip
Wednesday, April 18
90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of the emergency Cold War fallout shelter for Congress that is carved into the West Virginia mountains. Advance notice of any mobility impairment is required. The cost, including transportation and tour entry fee, is $54. Lunch is on own’s own at Draper’s in the hotel.  We will depart at 8:30 am and return at approximately 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Mary MacIlwaine at 343-1724 or at mcjmacilwaine@cox.net.

Fine Wines Second Sunday Lunch
April 8 at Mel’s Place, 551 Marshall Ave., SW, behind the Jefferson Center.

Casserole Project to Support the Youth Mission Trip 
The Fines Wines are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Youth Mission Trip to Grace House. The Fine Wines will make casseroles and the youth will sell them after each service on Youth Sunday, April 22. The Fine Wines and youth will team up to make casseroles after the 10:00 a.m. service on March 4. We hope you will support our youth by buying a casserole on April 22. For more information, contact Linda Vance at 982-5663, lindamimi5@aol.com or Martha Apple at 904-2334, mgoodwin8@cox.net.


Women’s Retreat - Food for the Body; Food for the Soul
April 13-15 | W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center | click here to register.


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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