The Good News Update

August 29, 2018
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (1928)
10 a.m. Morning Prayer


Collect for Sunday:  Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

WEEKDAY STUDIES

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Will resume on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning 9/11/18. Join us in the Poynor room as we study "Against the Flow" by John Lennox

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service in the Chapel

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Wednesday, August 29th
Youth Group Kickoff 6-8PM
Choir Practice 6PM

Sunday, September 9th
Rally Sunday - Picnic Following 10AM Service; Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish to share. Chicken and beverages will be provided.

Sunday, September 16th
Sunday School begins; Normal service schedule resumes.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
October 4-8th Directory Photo Dates
October 28th - Trunk or Treat
November 4th - Bishop's Visitation & Confirmation

Please join us for Small Groups!
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Directory Update
Directory Update
St. John’s is growing and it’s time for a new directory! Make an appointment for your photo to be taken by clicking the link below. If you have young children, please be sure to sign up early. The early times will fill first. Solid colors and subtle coordinating patterns are the best choice for a timeless photograph. Starting August 26th, paper sign ups will also be available after both services.
 
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The Good News Update

August 22, 2018
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (1928)
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite II


Collect for Sunday:  Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

WEEKDAY STUDIES

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Will resume on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning 9/11/18. Join us in the Poynor room as we study "Against the Flow" by John Lennox

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service in the Chapel


** Roland Skinner's Sunday School Class — If you attended Roland Skinner’s Sunday School class, The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation this past year and would like to view any sessions that you missed,
the DVD is available in the church office. This class will resume in the fall with the final 6 sessions.


UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Sunday, August 26th
Youth Messy Games Night - 4-6:30PM at St. John's

Wednesday, August 29th
Youth Group 6-8PM
Choir Practice 6PM

Sunday, September 9th
Rally Sunday - Picnic following 10AM service

Sunday, September 16th
Sunday School begins; Normal service schedule resumes


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
October 4-8th Directory Photo Dates
October 28th - Trunk or Treat
November 4th - Bishop's Visitation & Confirmation



Directory Update
St. John’s is growing and it’s time for a new directory! Make an appointment for your photo to be taken by clicking the link below. If you have young children, please be sure to sign up early. The early times will fill first. Solid colors and subtle coordinating patterns are the best choice for a timeless photograph. Starting August 26th, paper sign ups will also be available after both services.
 
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Fall 2018 Jubilate Deo

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Men's Summit III - "A Work To Do" with Bishop Mark Lawrence 9:00 am | Continental Breakfast 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Summit Talks Click Here to Register

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The Good News Update

August 11, 2018
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (1928)
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite II


Collect for Sunday:  O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

WEEKDAY STUDIES

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Will resume on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning 9/11/18. Join us in the Poynor room as we study "Against the Flow" by John Lennox

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service in the Chapel


** Roland Skinner's Sunday School Class — If you attended Roland Skinner’s Sunday School class, The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation this past year and would like to view any sessions that you missed,
the DVD is available in the church office. This class will resume in the fall with the final 6 sessions.


UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Sunday, August 12th
Youth Scavenger Hunt - Bring a friend and meet at St. John's for a scavenger hunt around town with our First Pres. friends from 5-7:30PM. Bring $5 for dinner. Parents - pick up is at First Pres. at 7:30PM


Wednesday, August 15th
Choir Practice resumes

Saturday, August 18th
Help 4 Kids Packing Day from 12:30-2pm. Join the Youth Group at Help 4 Kids to pack food bags for local school children. All youth grades 6th-12th are encouraged to be a part of this important service. Help 4 Kids is located at 2420 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC

Sunday, August 19th
Blessing of the Backpacks - Join us at the 10AM service as we send our students off with a special blessing for the new school year. Don't forget to bring your backpack!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
September 9th - Rally Sunday
September 16th - Sunday School Begins
November 4th - Bishop's Visitation & Confirmation
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MEALS ON WHEELS
St. John’s has completed another busy week delivering Meals On Wheels! Thank you to ALL of the volunteers: Jerry Nelson, Laura Lindner, Harry Cantey, Carol Sanderson, Craig and Andrea McKenzie, Cara and Larry Murphy, Kay Floyd, Sissy Floyd, and Bubby Floyd. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Our next week to deliver Meals On Wheels is October 8-12, 2018. ‘Hope to see MANY volunteers that week!
Care Closet Items Needed
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St. John’s Church is collecting items for Briggs Elementary’s Care closet. The Care Closet houses items that low income students need. We will be collecting the following items. Personal hygiene items are of greatest need. Items can be dropped off in the box labeled “School Supplies” in the church hallway. We will pray for the students receiving these items as well as area students, teachers and schools at the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 19th

Items Needed:
Deodorant 
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
baby wipes
Unscented Bar Soap
Hand Sanitizer (pump bottle)
Box of Tissues
Lysol Wipes
Composition Notebooks (no spiral)
Erasers (pencil top or pink)
#2 pencils


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The Good News Update

August 1, 2018
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (1928)
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
WEEKDAY STUDIES

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Will resume on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning 9/11/18. Join us in the Poynor room as we study "Against the Flow" by John Lennox

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service in the Chapel


** Roland Skinner's Sunday School Class — If you attended Roland Skinner’s Sunday School class, The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation this past year and would like to view any sessions that you missed,
the DVD is available in the church office. This class will resume in the fall with the final 6 sessions.


UPCOMING EVENTS


TONIGHT
Youth GAME NIGHT - 7-10PM- All students are invited to a fun night of play all over the church campus. Dress for active play, bring a friend and meet in the youth building. 
 
Wednesday, August 15th
Choir Practice resumes

Wednesday, August 18th
Help 4 Kids Packing Day from 1-2pm. Join the Youth Group at Help 4 Kids to pack food bags for local school children. All youth grades 6th-12th are encouraged to be a part of this important service. Help 4 Kids is located at 2420 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC

Sunday, August 19th
Blessing of the Backpacks - Join us at the 10AM service as we send our students off with a special blessing. Don't forget to bring your backpack!

SAVE THE DATE!
September 9th - Rally Sunday
September 16th - Sunday School Begins
Care Closet Items Needed
running-backpack-children.jpg
St. John’s Church is collecting items for Briggs Elementary’s Care closet. The Care Closet houses items that low income students need. We will be collecting the following items. Personal hygiene items are of greatest need. Items can be dropped off in the box labeled “School Supplies” in the church hallway. We will pray for the students receiving these items as well as area students, teachers and schools at the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 19th

Items Needed:
Deodorant 
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
baby wipes
Unscented Bar Soap
Hand Sanitizer (pump bottle)
Box of Tissues
Lysol Wipes
Composition Notebooks (no spiral)
Erasers (pencil top or pink)
#2 pencils


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Five Diocesan Gatherings with Bishop Lawrence - Diocese...

The first priority of the Church is always proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ; in all the manifold ways the Body of Christ accomplishes that task together. There are many obstacles, however, that can disrupt the mission of the Church...

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Men's Summit III - "A Work To Do" - Diocese South Carolina

Men's Summit III - "A Work To Do" with Bishop Mark Lawrence 9:00 am | Continental Breakfast 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Summit Talks Click Here to Register

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The Good News Update

July 28, 2018
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (1928)
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite II
WEEKDAY STUDIES

The Rev. Luke Lucas’ Men’s Study Group — Will resume on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning 9/11/18. Join us in the Poynor room as we study "Against the Flow" by John Lennox

Men’s Bible Study — Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the Poynor Room; meetings are ongoing

Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Poynor Room following the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service in the Chapel


** Roland Skinner's Sunday School Class — If you attended Roland Skinner’s Sunday School class, The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation this past year and would like to view any sessions that you missed,
the DVD is available in the church office. This class will resume in the fall with the final 6 sessions.


UPCOMING EVENTS


TOMORROW - Parish Family BINGO
Come one, come all to a fun night of BINGO fellowship! Dinner will be served but BINGO prizes are up to you. 5-7PM in the Parish Hall.

July 30th - August 3
Meals on Wheels - THANK YOU to everyone that is signed up!

Wednesday, August 15th
Choir Practice resumes

Wednesday, August 18th
Help 4 Kids Packing Day from 1-2pm. Join the Youth Group at Help 4 Kids to pack food bags for local school children. All youth grades 6th-12th are encouraged to be a part of this important service. Help 4 Kids is located at 2420 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC

Sunday, August 19th
Blessing of the Backpacks - Join us at the 10AM service as we send our students off with a special blessing. Don't forget to bring your backpack!
Care Closet Items Needed
running-backpack-children.jpg
St. John’s Church is collecting items for Briggs Elementary’s Care closet. The Care Closet houses items that low income students need. We will be collecting the following items. Personal hygiene items are of greatest need. Items can be dropped off in the box labeled “School Supplies” in the church hallway. We will pray for the students receiving these items as well as area students, teachers and schools at the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 19th

Items Needed:
Deodorant 
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
baby wipes
Unscented Bar Soap
Hand Sanitizer (pump bottle)
Box of Tissues
Lysol Wipes
Composition Notebooks (no spiral)
Erasers (pencil top or pink)
#2 pencils


News & Events Around the Diocese
Five Diocesan Gatherings with Bishop Lawrence - Diocese...

The first priority of the Church is always proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ; in all the manifold ways the Body of Christ accomplishes that task together. There are many obstacles, however, that can disrupt the mission of the Church...

Read more
www.dioceseofsc.org
Men's Summit III - "A Work To Do" - Diocese South Carolina

Men's Summit III - "A Work To Do" with Bishop Mark Lawrence 9:00 am | Continental Breakfast 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Summit Talks Click Here to Register

Read more
www.dioceseofsc.org
STAY CONNECTED

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