Teen Confirmation Class  The Teen Confirmation Class will be held in Guild Parlor TODAY and on Apr. 7 from 10:15-11:10. Confirmation will take place on May 5. See Fr. Klein for questions.

St. John’s Lenten Program: The Truth About Money  This year for our Lenten program we will study on what the Bible has to say about an incredible subject… Money. Our leader is Bob Hampton, CPA, CLU, ChFC. Bob is our treasurer and member of our Finance Committee and 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. (Children will be invited to go to the atrium. Nursery will be available, as well.)

We will be exploring the following topics:

March 13 Biblical Stewardship

March 20 — Getting Out of Debt

March 27Investing for the Future

April 3 — Giving Back to God

  April 10 — Stewardship of the Culture


Kitchen Help Needed for Lenten Dinners  We are in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen during our Lenten Dinners. Volunteers will heat the mac and cheese, dress the salad, make coffee and tea, serve at the food counter, and clean up after the program. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up in Mitchell Hall.

First Communion Classes A First Communion class will be offered on April 3 and April 10 during our Lenten program. For more information, or to sign up, contact Fr. Estes.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper this Tues 6:00pm  The end of Epiphany is quickly drawing near which means the Lenten season is soon to be here! Let’s come together for the meeting of the two for St. John’s Annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper, this Tuesday, March 5,  from 6:00-7:30 pm in Mitchell Hall. Child care will be available. (Suggested donation: $4 for individual/$10 max for families.)

Ash Wednesday Services Mar 6th  7am, 11am,  7pm  Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes will take place on Wed, March 6th at 7:00 am and 11:00 am in the Lady Chapel and again at 7:00 pm with choir in the main Sanctuary. (Child care available at 7 pm. No atrium.)

The Liturgy During Lent During the season of Lent, our worship takes on a special character.  The mood reflects being in the wilderness.  The season begins with ashes pressed on our foreheads as a sign that a journey has begun.  The ashes trace the sign of the cross marked on us at our baptism.  How do we pick up our cross and follow after Jesus? Special adjustments are made in the liturgy during Lent.  The Alleluias and joyful canticles, the Gloria in excelsis are omitted from the services.  The color changes to purple; no flowers adorn the altar.  These changes are designed to foster a subdued, meditative spirit to prepare us to enter into Holy Week where the narratives of our Lord’s Passion are read.  And once more we are made sharply aware of the origin of our life in Christ, and the price He paid to attain it for us.  Join us, once again, on the journey…

DHC/DOK Meets Next Week  DOC/DOK will meet next week following the 11:15 service.

AYM Lunch Today  AYM will meet for class at 10:20 and for lunch in Mitchell Hall at 1:00.

St. John’s Cookbooks  A limited supply of St. John’s Cookbooks are available for $10. If you are interested in buying one, see Dorothy Gregory after service, or stop by the office during the week. Please make checks out to St. John’s with “Cookbook” in the memo. If paying with cash, please have exact change.

Union Gospel Mission  St. John’s will now be part of an ongoing outreach at Union Gospel Mission. We have committed to serving dinner on the first Saturday of the month beginning April 6. Parishioners 12 and older are welcome—and encouraged—to take part. If you are interested in serving at any time throughout the year, please sign up in Mitchell Hall today!

Diocesan Altar Guild Annual Meeting March 23  The Diocesan Altar Guild Annual Meeting will be held at St. Andrew’s in Grand Prairie on March 23. If you would like to attend, please contact Trish Williamson.