New Youth Minister
We have called Brendan (BJ) Marchand to help work with the youth this coming fall. BJ grew up at Church of the Holy Apostles in our diocese, attended Camp Crucis from 2005-2017, and has served as a Crucis summer camp staff member since then. BJ currently is enrolled at Weatherford College with hopes of becoming a teacher. He is actively involved with the Diocese of Fort Worth Youth Committee. BJ will work with our youth through fellowship, worship, and outreach. BJ and his girlfriend, Gwynith Camp, who also has served on the Camp Crucis summer staff in recent years, and also attends Weatherford College, now consider St. John’s to be their home parish, and will be worshiping with us on Sundays as often as they are able. Welcome BJ and Gwynith!
AYM Meets Today!
We hope to see all our youth at the first AYM lunch meeting for the 2019-2020 school year in Mitchell Hall today at 1:00!
The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course will be held on Sunday evenings, Sept 22nd to Nov 3rd from 5:00 to 7:45 pm. This course is for ANY married couple wanting to build a stronger and more lasting relationship, no matter the number of years that have passed since saying, “I do!!” A “date-night” style dinner will be served, followed by a video presentation. Each couple will then have time to privately discuss the topic. Childcare and dinner will be provided for kids (nursery and atrium). Cost is $75.00/couple for the course. (See Fr. Klein for scholarships.) We will need help in many areas each week. If you want to sign up for the course, or to help us put this marvelous program on, please contact the office at 817-927-5341 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us today as Fr. Klein kicks off his fall Adult Formation program—“Praying Shapes Believing.” Class will meet on Sun mornings in the Guild Parlor Sept 15 – Oct 27 from 10:15 to 11:00 am. 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. The plan these 7 weeks is not so much to examine every item in the Prayer Book as to discuss the theology of the Book of Common Prayer as a theology which is faithful to the tradition of both the historic catholic faith as represented by the Church in England and as a theology which we can believe and teach our children today.
Altar Guild Breakfast
The Annual Altar Guild Meeting and Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Guild Parlor for all AG members and for anyone who might be interested in becoming part of the Altar Guild. See Trish Williamson for more information.
DHC Discernment Study
Are you interested in learning more about the Daughters of the Holy Cross? If so, join us for an informational tea at the Klein residence TODAY, Sept 15th from 3:00-5:00. A discernment study will begin on Sun, Sept 29 from 11:15-12:15 for those wanting to becoming a member. (Note: updated time from flyer.) For more info, please contact Dorothy Gregory.
Save the Date! Women of St. John’s Wine and Cheese
All women of the parish are invited to the annual Women of St. John’s Wine and Cheese event at the home of Tom and Sara Ward on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Once again, the back porch “man cave” will be open!
Joe T’s Oct 2
Sign-up for our annual Stewardship Dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s is available in Mitchell Hall!
Today is the first day for our new security guard. He will join us on Sunday mornings and special services, such as Christmas and Evensongs. This will come at a price of $8600 per year. If you would like to give an amount above your pledge to this cause, please write “Security Fund” on your check or giving envelope. Thank you!
Sunday School for children Pre-K through high school has begun! Children 5th grade and younger will meet in the organ hall after communion to be taken to their atrium. Kids 6th and up will meet upstairs in their classrooms after mass.
School Supply Drive
On Monday, Sept. 9, I attended the faculty meeting at Daggett Elementary and presented 11 gift cards to the PreK-5th grade department heads, the art and music teachers, and the nurse and counselor. These will be used for classroom supplies or pooled for a major purchase. Your gifts will help struggling students with emergency supplies, sheet music, underwear, and counseling tools. Your generous support of this project is truly appreciated. — Diane McCusker
Ordination and Consecration of The Very Reverend Ryan Reed
The Ordination and Consecration of The Very Revered Ryan Spencer Reed to be Bishop of The Diocese of Fort Worth will be held at Arborlawn United Methodist Church (5001 Briarhaven Road, Ft. Worth, TX) on Saturday, September 21 at 10:00am. Many of our parishioners will be singing in the choir. We hope to see you there, as well!