This Week at St. John’s

Thanks to our COFFEE HOUR hosts Sunday, February 18. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please sign-up in the narthex.

ASH WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST WITH IMPOSITION OF ASHES will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in the Church, on Wednesday, February 14th. Additionally, all are welcome to the OES Upper School Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:55.

ADULT FORUM FEBRUARY 21 — Rebekkah Brodhacker will lead us in a discussion of what the Scriptures say about self-control. What do we think about self-control? Is this Fruit of the Spirit highly valued in our culture? Meet in the LADEHOFF Room at 11:30am.

LENTEN PROGRAM – During our Year of the Holy Spirit, we will spend this Lent looking at how the Holy Spirit is viewed in various traditions. Fr. Tony Petrotta, an Old Testament scholar will start us off by examining references and early understandings of the Spirit of God in the Hebrew Scriptures. This program begins Wednesday evening February 21 at about 6:45 – preceded by Taizé worship at 5:30 and a Soup Supper in the Ladehoff Room at 6:00. Sign-ups for the Soup Suppers are posted in the Narthex.

SERVICE LEARNING FOR YOUTH, April 29. Middle and High School students are invited to join parishioners in volunteering with Potluck in the Park, April 29 from 3-6pm. The experience of preparing, serving meals, and clean-up afterwardss informs our ideas of hunger and homelessness. Please contact Mark FitzMaurice to reserve a volunteer spot.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH was highlighted in the latest Forerunner. Many of the clients are need of warm clothing, especially socks. So, during the last two Sundays in February and the first Sunday in March, we will collect socks. Last year, we collected 440 pairs! The Social Ministries Committee is hopeful that we can exceed that number this year. Sock-It-to-Me Sunday will be March 4th, when the socks will be blessed.

THE CHALICE AND PATEN we are using this Lent were brought from the Holy Land by Fr. Robert on his recent trip and are made of olive wood.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed every Friday during Lent through Good Friday in the church at 12:00 noon.  Booklets are available in the Narthex for use at any time.