Bishop’s Confirmation Visit & Church Picnic May 5:  Bishop William Wantland will be visiting St. John’s on Sunday, May 5. Services will be held at 8:00 and 10:00 only, with Confirmation celebrated at the 10:00 mass, followed by our annual Parish Picnic. All those desiring to be confirmed on May 5th will need to fill out and return a Confirmation form by Tues, April 30th.  

God’s “J-Shaped” People:  Join Fr Klein in a Lenten study and discover how God prepared the world for the Passion of Christ in the Old Testament. We will look at seven key “salvation figures” (Joel, Jacob, Joshua, Joseph, Jonah, Job, Jeremiah) whom God chose that furthered His plan of redemption history (Heb 11:39-40) until all was made perfect in Christ! Join us Sunday Mornings from 10:15—11:10 am.

First Communion Classes:  A First Communion class will be offered Wed, April 10 during our Lenten program. Contact Fr. Estes for questions.

Palm Sunday:  We hope all will join us next Sunday as we usher in Holy Week with the Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Passion. In honor of this special day, the Children’s Choir will be singing at 9:00 and the Bell Choir will be performing at 11:15. We hope you will join us for one (or both!) of these beautiful services as we begin our last week of preparation for the Resurrection of our Lord!

Happening April 26-28:  This year’s Happening, a diocesan youth event for 9th-12th graders, will take place at St. John’s April 26-28. Our very own Liam Estes will be the acting rector. Visit for more information or contact Fr. Estes.

GS Level I Formation Course, June 3-7:  St. Peter and St. Paul will be sponsoring a Level I Part I Formation Course in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd here at St. John’s June 3-7. Cost is $150 for those inside our Diocese and $320 for those outside the Diocese. (Those who have already  taken the course are welcome to attend at not cost.) For those interested in attending, send registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit by May 1 to St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church, c/o Cindy Paxton CGS, 3900 Morris Lane, Arlington, TX 76016. For more information, contact Cindy Paxton at 817-456-1904 or

 The Gospel According to Isaiah: Join Fr. Estes Wednesday mornings as we explore the writings of the prophet Isaiah, especially his foretelling of the Gospel story. Bible study is 9:30-10:30, followed by the 11:00 mass

Wednesday Evening Programs to End April 10th: All Wednesday evening programming will end for the summer on April 10th.

Union Gospel Mission:  Thank you to all who served at UGM this past Saturday. Information regarding the May 4th team will be going out soon!

St. John’s Lenten Program The Truth About Money: We hope you will join us this Wednesday, April 10, for the last of our Lenten study on what the Bible has to say about an incredible subject… Money. Our leader, Bob Hampton, CPA, CLU, ChFC, is our current treasurer, a member of our Finance Committee, and a former vestry member. He is passionate about Christian stewardship and is a gifted teacher. Bob and his wife Lisa have been members of St John’s for many years.  April 10 – Stewardship of the Culture. Children are invited to go to the atrium. Nursery is available, as well.

 Feastivities Gourmet-to-Go Lenten Meals Menu:  April 10: Tomato Basil Soup, Caesar Salad, Parmesan Pull Apart Bread (Mac & Cheese served for the children.)

Easter Volunteers Needed:  Easter is on its way! We have several volunteer opportunities:

*Easter Reception helpers (contact Charissa Christopher)

*Easter Egg Hunt helpers (contact Lisa Estes)

*Easter eggs and candy donations (place in basket outside church office)

Thank you in advance for your help!