The Garth Please help us take care of the Garth. If you bring flowers or a plant to the Garth where a loved one is buried, please remember to reclaim it within a reasonable time. It is best not to leave potted plants because the pot will kill the ground covering. The area becomes unsightly until the ground covering has a chance to grow back. Thanks!
Security Update for St. John’s Plans are currently underway to improve the security of our parish. ADT has installed 13 cameras around the interior and exterior of the building and a monitor and intercom system in the office. These cameras record all that takes place within and around the building 24 hours a day. In addition to cameras, we are looking into hiring a security guard for worship services and special events. We are also in the process of having all our exterior doors repaired. As some of you have already discovered, the repaired doors are now much easier to open and close. However, they must still be pushed or pulled shut! We ask that you all be diligent in closing any door that you see open. This small deed can go a long way in keeping our church safe.
Daggett Back-to-School Drive It’s back-to-school time, and that means time for our school supply drive for Daggett Elementary. As in past years, we’ll get gift cards for the 7 grade-level departments and 4 auxiliary departments. Please know how much this means to the teachers, counselor and nurse who are able to use them for the kids! For more information, see Diane McCusker.
Camp Crucis Camp Crucis is in full swing! Please pray for all who are taking part this summer. For more info about camp sessions, go to www.campcrucis.org.
Reception to Celebrate Fr. Klein’s 20th Anniversary, Aug. 25th Save the date! We will have a special reception on Aug. 25th to celebrate Fr. Klein’s 20th anniversary at St. John’s! Sunday mass times will be 8:00am and 10:00am with the reception following the 10:00am mass. We hope to see all there to honor our Rector!
Save the Date Our annual Stewardship Dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s will be held on Oct. 2 from 6-9PM
Safety Awareness Sat, July 27 at 10:00am Master Michelle Morris Petta will be presenting a Safety Awareness Seminar here at St. John’s on Sat, July 27 at 10:00am. Operation Safe Child is a Nation Wide Safety Seminar created for the FWPD by Master Petta’s father, Sargent and Grandmaster Richard M. Morris. Master Petta has trailed for over 30 years. She ranked a 7th Dan in American Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Shiezen-Na. Master Petta has taught Martial Arts for 20 years with an emphasis in practical self-defense. Last year she was inducted into 2 Martial Arts Hall of Fames. As a mother and an elementary teacher in the community, the safety of our children is a passion and priority. Master Petta and St. John’s have partnered to offer this as a free seminar for families.
VBS T-Shirts Available VBS t-shirts are available for purchase in the Narthex. Please put your $10 donation in the envelope provided and drop it in the offering plate.
No Acolytes Scheduled at 11:15 for July and August No acolytes have been scheduled for the 11:15 services for July and August. However, if you would like to serve on a specific date, feel free to contact the office, or let the priests know before the service.
Summer Potluck Aug. 4 We will be having another potluck on Aug. 4. Please see flyer for more info.
Union Gospel Mission Aug, 4 The following people are scheduled to serve at UGM from 3:45-7:00 on August 4: Don & Diane Lange; Mike, Linda, Grace, & Annabelle Beauprè; Erik & Michael Leaseburg; Olga Fry; Gerald & Dorothy Gregory; Ron & Ann Schuman. If you are unable to serve, please request a sub on MSP, or contact the office.
Vestry This Tuesday Vestry will meet at 7:00 this Tuesday.