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Welcome Our New Rector and His Family This Sunday
Reception after the 10:30 a.m. Service
All are welcome to a reception with special fare and great fellowship in the garden.  Please come and greet the Rev. Eric Long, his wife Shelley, and their daughters, Abigail and Madalene.
 
Community Youth Program Sunday
Come and show your support for The Community Youth Program on CYP Sunday. We encourage you to “become a FAN of CYP” and make a donation to CYP or get involved with this wonderful ministry, which provides afterschool and summer program for at-risk Roanoke city youth.
 
Invitation to Ministry in St. John’s Handbell Choirs
We have several openings in both of our bell choirs. Today the table with bells and ringers will remain to the right of the lectern for anyone interested in handbells. We have special workshops on September 2 and 3 with Kathy Wissinger, nationally acclaimed hand bell expert and composer. Contact Jan Garrett (jrg2421@gmail.com) or David Charles Campbell (dccampbell@stjohnsroanoke.org) for more information.
 
Calling all youth who enjoy singing
St. John's Singers: A new vocal ensemble at St. John’s for grades 4-12
Rehearsals are 3:30 – 4:45 on Sunday afternoons, beginning September 14.
For more information or to register, contact Mike Milam, Assistant Minister of Music at 540.354.4972 or mmilam@stjohnsroanoke.org
 
Ministry Opportunity for Adults
Do you enjoy working with children, learning more about the Bible and the Church? If you answered yes, then consider teaching or serving as an assistant in Christian education for children. For more information about this ministry opportunity, contact Barbara Simpson, the Minister to Children and Families, at bsimpson@stjohnsronaoke.org or Rachel Levine, Chair of the Children’s Discipleship Committee, at rachel_louise_levine@yahoo.com.
 
Falling Into Grace, the 2014 Welcoming Sunday Event
September 7 at 5:45 p.m. following The Gathering in the Parish Hall
Sweet and Savory Fall Fare catered by Martha Garst
Pie Tasting Contest with the winning baker receiving $100
towards the ministry of his or her choice
To enter your pie into the contest, e-mail Lee Woody at lhwoody@yahoo.com today.
Games for the young & young at heart
Toe tapping music by Amy Rockhill’s band Just Us & mouth-watering pies!
Suggested donation is $5 per person and $15 per family
 
Only 2 more weeks to complete the St. John’s Challenge!
Let us know how you have connected with God and one another over the summer, and stretch yourself to do so in new way!  Visit the Challenge link on the homepage at www.stjohnsroanoke.org to see the full list. Complete 7 of over 30 fun challenges and turn your form into the Parish Office, care of the Rev. Erin Hensley, before Welcoming Sunday, September 7, for a chance to win a gift certificate to Canterbury Books and Gifts.

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