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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

September 15, 2019 
Dear Friends,
As we come close to the end of our first year in shared ministry together, I have been reflecting on all that has taken place in the last twelve months.  We have said good-bye to old friends, some who have moved away and some who have died, and we have welcomed new friends into our community.  We have seen ministries strengthened, ministries being reformed, and some being newly born.  We have taken significant steps toward the care and maintenance of our buildings, ensuring they will stand strong to house ministry for generations to come.  But we have also become aware of more work that needs to be done as we continue to be good stewards of these prayer soaked walls, and have begun to envision how to best utilize our property to fulfill our mission to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus in our community.  We are committed to building a professional Parish staff, having welcomed our new Parish Administrator, Sarra, this year, and getting close to hiring a new Director of Music.  

All of this reflects a lot of change, and I know that change is often difficult, but it is also healthy, because if a system is not changing, it is dying.  As we continue to live into our common ministry together, seeking how to be Church for and with each other in a changing world, I encourage us all to keep each other in prayer, to be gentle with each other, and to love one another.  
Fr. Jeremy
THANK YOU!!!  As of Friday, we have collected over $1,200 for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.  We will be collecting donations for one more week, so if you have not done so and would like to contribute, you still can.  You can place a check in the Sunday offering (be sure to indicate Hurricane Dorian Relief in the memo line) or you can give online by clicking here.  Please continue to keep our friends in the Bahamas in your prayers.
  Click the link above to go to the Online Giving page of our website and join us as we continue worshipping God through our generosity.  
Rosemary C. Turner
Sep 5, 1930 – Sep 10, 2019

Our sister in Christ, Rosemary Turner, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10.
A memorial reception for Rosemary will be held at the Tews-Ryan Funeral home 18230 S. Dixie Highway Homewood. Sunday September 15th from 1-5 pm. 

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.
May Rosemary's soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen

Collect for September 15th

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

2019-2020 Adult Christian Formation
Would you like to know more about what we, as Episcopalians, believe, and how we are formed to be followers of Jesus?  Please join us on Sunday mornings beginning September 15 at 9:00am in the Resource Room as we spend a year walking through the Book of Common Prayer together and learning what shapes us.  This is a perfect class for anyone who would is considering being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.  This year's Confirmation and Reception will be the last one with Bishop Lee!
Registration is not required, but you should purchase the book to fully participate in the class.  You can purchase Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices on 
Serving this week:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Lector: Debbi Huggett
LEM: Kristy Petersen
Usher: Jack Voigt

10:00am Holy Eucharist
Lectors: John Huntoon, Greg Lawrence
LEMs: MJ Bond, Gale Michael
Acolytes:  Abbey Sutherland, Zoe Huntoon, Maggie Oyster, Catherine Madden
Ushers: Ben & Eric Turnquest
Greeters: Joanne Fisher, Sarah Walter
Oblation Bearer: Rob & Dee McManamy
Coffee Hour: Pat Smith-Huntoon, Beth Blackburn

Altar Guild: Captain: Susan Marquis, Debbi Huggett, Don Rubins, Betsy Elliot
Cottage Meeting Sign-up  
Make sure your voice is heard! 

There are three Cottage Meetings left! If you haven't already signed up or attended a cottage meeting please check out the list of dates and times on our website. You can also sign up to attend a meeting at or on the bulletin board in the narthex

Art in the
(New and Improved) Undercroft
The next Art in the Undercroft painting date is Sunday, September 29 from 2 - 4 p.m. Please join us for painting, laughter, and lots of fun! The cost is $40 per person and all materials will be provided. The proceeds go to the Rectory Renovation, Part 2.
This project will be a very impressionistic still life with colorful flowers.
Have you ever wondered, "What if church was like a dinner party?"  

On Sunday evenings it is!  You're invited to join us as we worship much like the early Church did, gathering as a community around the table, sharing a meal that we all help to prepare. Come see how God's Holy Spirit is moving in our own time and community.

On the menu this week: Jambalaya! 

Contact Bryan Burke if you would like to be added to the email list

St. John's Table is held every Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come join us and invite your friends.
Parting Thoughts: Conversations about living after loss
Parting Thoughts is an invitation to a three part series of conversations with Certified Life Celebrant, Silvia Gale. These conversations are for those who have experienced the death of a beloved--be it a parent, spouse, partner, child, family member or friend, and who are committed to finding health and wholeness for their lives again.

 There is no cost to attend but we will be taking donations to offset the cost of the facilitator's travel. 
Please join us for the first workshop on
Saturday, September 14 from 9:00-12:00

 This week's Birthdays & Anniversaries
September 16: Michael Bond
September 17: Eric Turnquest
September 19: Ann Moser
September 20: Gayle Coan
Father in Heaven, we come to you in thanksgiving for those celebrating this week. May your brilliant face continue to shine through them today and every day throughout life's journey. 
This Week's Lessons

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Psalm 14
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Go to to read this week's lessons.
SWIFT FALL FORUM: "Love Thy Neighbor?" -- SUN., SEPT. 22 -- As members of the SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT), St. John's parishioners are encouraged to attend this compelling program laying out interfaith perspectives on immigration, the true definition of 'neighbor', and our related responsibilities to each other as people of faith.

The event will be held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22, from 3:00 pm to 6 pm, at St. Michael's Parish in Orland Park. (See the attached flyer.) Scheduled speakers include Liz Young of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Abdul Malik Ryan, the Muslim chaplain at DePaul University, and Jessica Schaeffer, executive director of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) of Chicago.

Doors will open at 2:30 pm. Please bring a non-perishable food item donation for Respond Now. 
SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) 
Care and Share Project 2019

SWIFT will be collecting toiletry items for the Rich Township Pantry between now and October 20th. If you are able to contribute, there is a collection box in the narthex or donations may be dropped off at the Parish Office.

Every single donation is needed and appreciated!
To help aid the collection process, an informational board has been placed in the undercroft. Each Post-it on the board has one item listed on it and the idea is that when someone takes a post-it, they have committed to donating the item that's listed. This system helps us create complete care packages instead of having an abundance of the same item. 

Examples of items that are often needed are: 
Band aids (large ones that cover blisters are nice), razors, wet wipes, chapstick, lotion, sunscreen, EmergenC, chewable multivitamins, paper products (tissues, toilet paper), Disposable diapers (adult and infant) all sizes, feminine hygiene products (especially pads), good quality socks, and genuine notes of encouragement for our neighbor in need. 

Sorting and packing of donations will take place here at St. John's on Sunday, October 20th from 2-5pm.Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Any questions may be directed to
Bryan Burke 
St. John's by the Numbers

Attendance Last Sunday:82
Last Week's Offering: $2,653.66
We need an average of $4,294.93 each week to maintain our budget.
Our income year-to-date is
$142,065.99 which is $12,551.41 (8%) BELOW our budgeted need.
Coming Up This Week:

Sunday, September 15 
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I  
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  
5:00 pm St. John's Table (Jambalaya) 

Tuesday, September 17
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)

Wednesday, September 18
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)
9:00 am Holy Eucharist w/Healing Rite
10:00 am Bible Study (Resource Room)
6:45 pm Evening Prayer
7:00 pm Vestry Meeting
8:00 pm A.A. (Undercroft)

Thursday, September 19
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)

Friday, September 20
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)

Saturday, September 21
5:00 pm  Youth Group (Atrium)

Sunday, September 22
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 am Adult Christian Formation: Walk in Love (Resource Room)
9:00 am Church School (Education Wing)

10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  
5:00 pm St. John's Table 
Other Announcements

Pastoral Care & Hospital Visits
One of the most important aspects of ministry is visiting with those who are ill.  If you or a family member or friend are hospitalized, please be sure to contact the Parish Office at (708) 798-4150 as soon as possible to let us know.  It used to be that hospitals would notify clergy of parishioners who have been admitted.  With HIPPA laws as they now are, hospitals are NOT allowed to contact us anymore.  If you are in the hospital, or are in need of pastoral care, Fr. Jeremy wants to visit you, but he cannot do so if no one tells him that you are in the hospital. Please make this a part of your family's emergency plan, to have someone contact the church.  Thank you for your assistance. 
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The Church of St. John the Evangelist
2640 Park Drive
Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
(708) 798-4150

The Rev. Jeremy C. Froyen, CFC
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