August 23 is back to rehearsal night. Bell choir will meet at 6:00, followed by the chancel choir at 7:00. If you are interested in joining either, please see Alan Potts.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the program that we use at St. John’s for preK- elementary age children, is a beautiful Christ-centered environment in which the children and catechists pray and work in the atrium.
“The atrium is a community in which the children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family, the church and other social spheres.
* The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer.
* The atrium is a place in which the only Teacher is Christ; both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration.” (32 Points of Reflection www.cgsusa.org)
We would like to invite children who are new to the atrium to join us Sunday, August 19th, 26th, and September 2nd for a time of orientation beginning at 10:15am. All classes will resume on September 9th, our first day of Sunday School! If you have questions, please contact Lisa Estes at 817.600.8552 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Diocesan Churchwomen’s Annual Congress
This year’s Diocesan Churchwomen’s Annual Congress will be held on Saturday, August 25 at St. Timothy’s, 4201 Mitchell Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76119. Guest speaker, Janet Perez Eckles, will share her presentation, “Igniting your Passion to Overcome.” Registration will begin at 9:30, followed by Holy Eucharist at 10:00, celebrated by Bishop Iker. Lunch will be catered by A La Table. Gift baskets will be raffled with proceeds going to La Gran Familia. The cost is $15.
Altar FlowerMemorials Available
The following dates are open for flower memorials:
High Altar ($75) Aug 26, Sept 30, Nov 4
Lady Chapel ($25) Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 30, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25
Please contact Christy in the parish office if you are interested in offering the flowers on one of these Sundays.
Would you be able to adopt-a-door and help us pay to refinish and restore our outside doors? We are in the process of doing just that. Philip Stanback is doing the work. He is sanding the solid oak doors down and properly restoring and refinishing each one. It costs us roughly $300.00 to fully finish one door. Can you adopt-a-door? If not any part of that will help us out a great deal. You can make your contribution online from our Parish Website. Go to www.stjohnsfortworth.com and click on “Online Giving” from the front page. Find the option “Adopt-a-Door”. Thank you so much, Gerald Gregory, Jr. Warden.
Support by Text-Giving
You can make any contribution to St John’s using your smart phone. It’s extremely easy and very secure. All you do is text the amount you would like to give to the number assigned to St. John’s, which is 1-817-477-6437. Put this number in your directory or address book in your phone for future use. The first time you text this number ,you will be prompted to visit a secure web address. Once you are registered, you will not need to repeat this step with future text-giving. After completing the registration follow the directions to make your donation. You will immediately receive a confirmation text showing your donation was successful.