Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday May 12 Bulletin Reminders

Ground Blessing for Single Parent Family Ministry, Today: Together we will celebrate and dedicate the ground for this new ministry after worship. Please gather at the future site of the Single Parent Family Ministry for this brief service.

Sunday Circle, May 19: The Sunday Circle will meet today at 12 noon studying Lesson 8, The Bad Seeds (1 John 2; 2 Peter 2-3; Jude 1-16). Contact Kathleen Captain, Sunday Chair, if you have any questions. Walk-ins are welcome.

Scholarship Application: The Myrtis McPhail Scholarship Fund provides an educational grant to an active St. John’s member who wishes to further an academic endeavor. The grant can be used for undergraduate study and/or a technical or trade school. Applications can be picked up in the office.

Men of St John’s: Peter advised us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have” (1 Pet 3:15). To that end, we are planning to start a men’s study in Christian apologetics to strengthen your faith and give you the tools to argue for the veracity of the Gospel. We will use the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist as our guide. The class will start on 19 May and meet at 9am on Sunday morning. If you are interested, please let the church office know so we can order the books.

Ushers: Ushering opportunities are now available for the months of June, July, August and September. Scheduling is flexible and substitutes are encouraged to also join in. Please sign up on the sheet provided in the Narthex and join this dynamic ministry. Contact Lynne Parsons Austin for any additional information. 

Flowers: Please sign up for one of the two dates to provide flowers for the Sanctuary, May 26 and December 1. Please contact the church office, 713-723-6262, if interested.