Thanksgiving at San Miguel, Thurs, Nov. 28
As many of you know, San Miguel, one of the parishes in our Deanery, hosts a Thanksgiving meal for its parishioners and neighboring families. This wonderful outreach is always in need of servers. If you are interested in volunteering, call 817-797-5006.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars! You are all invited to attend Lessons and Carols on Dec. 22 at 5:00pm. This beautiful service will include readings from Holy Scripture, Prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, and offerings from our Chancel, Bell, and Children’s Choirs. We hope all will join us for this wonderful worship-filled occasion!
AYM Today, Nov. 17th
AYM will meet to purchase supplies for Thanksgiving Baskets this afternoon.
DHC December Gathering Sunday, Dec. 1
The Daughters of the Holy Cross will meet for their Dec. meeting at the home of Dorothy Gregory on Sun, Dec 1st at 3:00pm. An Advent meditation will be followed by a social. For more information, contact Dorothy Gregory.
Did you know you can sign up for online giving using Simple Church Giving through our website, stjohnsfortworth.com? Click on “Donate Online” found under the “Give” tab at the top of the page. Once on the “Donate Online” page, click on “Sign In” and follow the prompts to register. Once you have registered, you will be able to give at any time. You can even set it up to make reoccurring donations! For more questions, please contact the office. We are here to help!
Remaining Faithful Through our Pledges
We would like to thank those of you who have turned in your 2020 Pledge Card, as well as those who have remained faithful in keeping up with your 2019 financial commitment to St. John’s. As we operate under a very tight budget, we depend on our members’ faithfulness in giving according to the amount and frequency indicated on their pledge cards. As you prayerfully consider your 2020 pledge, we ask that you also review your 2019 pledge to be sure you are caught up. Thank you for making God’s work at St. John’s financially possible!
Adult Formation: Praying Shapes Believing Part 2
Fr. Klein’s Adult Formation program—“Praying Shapes Believing Part 2”—has begun! This second part of this Sunday Morning Adult Formation will look at the Book of Common Prayer 1928. We will consider its place in Prayer Book tradition and look at the service of Holy Communion. Class will meet on Sun mornings in the Guild Parlor from 10:15 to 11:00 am Nov. 3-24. All are welcome to attend as they can. This coming Advent, Dec 1, St John’s will begin using the Book of Common Prayer 2019. This study is a great time for us to brush up on the history, use and theology of the Prayer Book. Please join us and learn what previous generations of Anglicans have understood and cherished; that is, the way we pray forms what we believe as Christians.
Fr. Klein will be conducting a Docent Training this afternoon, Sunday, Nov 17th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm for those who will serve as docents during the Ryan Place Candlelight Tour of Homes to take place Dec. 7-8. Contact the office if you would like to sign up for this.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
We are now taking donations for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please see insert for items needed. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please write “Thanksgiving Basket” in the memo.
Happening, Nov. 22-24
St. John’s will be hosting Happening this weekend, Nov. 22-24. See B.J Marchand or Fr. Bill Estes for more information.
Deck the Halls!
Join us on Dec 3 from 5pm-8pm for Deck the Halls! We will decorate the church for the upcoming Ryan Place Candlelight Tour and Tea Room scheduled for Dec 7-8. A light dinner will be served to all our volunteers helping to decorate.
A Big Thanks!
Many thanks to Madeline, Don and Diane Lange who spent several hours cleaning the upper balcony and archives room last Saturday afternoon. We are so blessed to have such families like Don and Diane. Also, many thanks to Luis & Christy Medina, Dorothy & Gerald Gregory, Fr Klein, and Fr. Bob for mopping, cleaning the restrooms, church, Mitchell Hall and emptying the trash while our sexton Brenda DeLuna was down for several weeks healing a sore knee. Many thanks for Cameron Crum and Fr Bill who labored to get internet cable strung from the attic to the choir room. This allows Alan to use online programs that are played to a flat screen TV that was hung in the choir room all to help the choir in their learning. Thank you!