Teen Confirmation Class:   The Teen Confirmation Class is underway! Classes will be held in Guild Parlor from 10:15-11:10 on the following dates: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7.

Adult Formation: Letter to the Hebrews:   Father Klein’s Letter to the Hebrews class will NOT meet on the following dates due to Teen Confirmation: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7.

Vestry Nominations 2019:   Four vestry member terms expire at our Annual Meeting on January 27th: Jorge Lopez-Aguado, Cameron Crum, Olga Fry, and Gerald Gregory.  As usual,  the outgoing members form the nominating committee for recruiting their replacements.  The Diocesan Customary lists basic criteria for vestry members.  The nominee should —

1) be regular in attendance at Sunday and special services

2) have a faithful stewardship record of pledging

3) model the Christian life and believe in the faith

4) be actively involved in parish life

5) be hopeful about the life and direction of the parish, Diocese, and  the ministry of the bishop

6) support the rector’s ministry and be willing and able to work with him

If you know of someone who may be willing to serve on the vestry, or would like to serve yourself, please speak with the committee head, Gerald Gregory, or one of the other committee members.

Wednesday Cancellations:   The Wednesday morning Bible study on  the Book of Sirach (aka Ecclesiasticus) and 11:00 am mass are cancelled this week.

Holiday Office Closings:   The office will be closed Dec. 31-Jan 2. It will open from 9:00-noon Thurs and Fri, Jan 3-4.

A Gentle Reminder:    If you have not yet turned in a pledge card, please try to do so as soon as possible, as the Finance Committee and Vestry are planning the 2019 budget. Thank you! —The Vestry

Regular Schedule Returns Next Week:   We will return to our regular service schedule on January 6, 2019; Saturday Vigil at 6:00 PM, Sunday morning services at 8:00, 9:00, and 11:15.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the clergy and staff of St. John’s! May the coming year bring you closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!