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Third Sunday after Pentecost 

June 30, 2019 
Dear Friends,

This week we re-introduced an ancient and thoroughly Anglican practice back into the life of St. John’s.  Morning Prayer is one of two Daily Offices (the other being Evening Prayer) that was a gift of the English Reformation to Christendom.  In fact, in a number of Anglican Provinces clergy are canonically required to publicly pray the Daily Office.  It was not too long ago when the Episcopal Church was a Morning Prayer Church. This was the principal service on Sunday mornings and Eucharist was reserved for occasional worship, often once a month or even a quarter.  
Morning Prayer allows us to make prayer central to our rhythm of life.  Daily routines are important and help us to stay focused – our morning routines may look utilitarian, as we brush our teeth, take a shower, and drink our coffee – but as people seeking to follow in the way of Jesus, prayer should be a part of that too.  Jesus prayed the daily prayers of the Jewish tradition, from which our prayers derive.  When we begin our day centered in prayer, I am convinced the day goes better.  The same challenges will confront us to be sure, but the way that we are equipped to respond to those challenges are formed in our prayer life.  Morning Prayer offers us the opportunity to gather together with other faithful pilgrims and offer our common prayer to God.  The Book of Common Prayer is so named, because at its core is this rhythm of daily prayer that connects Anglicans of every flavor across time and space as we pray together in common.  This is why we always use plural pronouns in our prayer, even if we are praying alone, because we are never really praying alone.  
I encourage you to pick up the Prayer Book and read through Morning Prayer (and Evening Prayer). Listen to these prayers with your heart and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.  You can also find the Daily Offices online at Mission St. Clare. Begin to make Morning Prayer a part of your routine and open your heart and mind to the blessings God may be waiting to pour upon you.  You can always pray the Offices on your own, because as we have said, you are never really praying alone, but I invite you to join us weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, at 7:30 a.m. in the Church as we pray together in community and strengthen our bonds of love for God and each other.  

Fr. Jeremy

Adult Christian Formation
Note: Due to the 4th of July Holiday falling on Thursday we will be taking a one week break from class.
Our exploration of the Spirituality of the Twelve Steps will resume Thursday, July 11th th at 7:00pm in the Resource Room.  This study is based on Richard Rohr's book, Breathing Underwater.  You can purchase the book on Amazon by clicking here.
Calling all teens, tweens, and young folks!
St. John's will be hosting a Youth night on Friday, August 9th at 7:00pm in the Youth Room. Please join us for a time of fellowship as we enjoy pizza and other refreshments as well as a movie (movie TBA). 
Any questions? Contact 
Rev. Mike Bond at

We hope to see you there and feel free to bring your friends! 
Collect for June 30th

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Serving this week:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Lector: Tom Senesac
LEM: Kristy Petersen
Usher: Warren Becker

10:00am Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Steven Russell, Greg Lawrence
LEMs: Sue O'Brien, Donna Blackburn
Acolytes: Maddie Moxley, Rowan Moxley, Ruby Moxley, Oliver Zigmund
Ushers: Ben & Eric Turnquest
Greeters: Steven Russell, Shirley Reilly
Oblation Bearer: Don Rubins
Coffee Hour: Jack Voigt, Nancy Mulcahy

Altar Guild: Captain: Susan Marquis, Debbi Huggett, Don Rubins, Betsy Elliot
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,  
A new ministry schedule for Quarter 3 has been created and will be distributed via USPS this week. There will also be a pile of copies on the table under the bulletin board in the undercroft. As always, please feel free to email Sarra ( with any changes or updates. 

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

St. John’s Old Time Community Ice Cream Social begins after the Flossmoor Children’s Parade, Thursday, July 4th. The parade begins at 10 a.m., we will begin serving around 10:15 a.m. Twistina will be twisting balloons into all sorts of fun shapes. Come enjoy ice cream and cool drinks. Hot dogs and cookies are available for purchase. (Financial contributions to help underwrite the event are still welcome.)

Please note: We're still in need of volunteers to help out with the event on Thursday. If you can lend a hand please contact Gale Michael (708)-895-3340 or email her at

The St. John's website got an exciting, and long overdue, update! We're also in the process of transitioning emails.

You can reach Sarra in the office at:
Fr. Jeremy at:

Check out our new website at
Birthdays and Anniversaries this Week

June 30: Adelle & Ted Stone
July 1: Tracie Moxley
July 3: John Pohrte
July 5: John Huntoon

May God bless you with lots of happiness, good luck, and good health on this day which is special for you and always. 
Dear friends,
It seems as though the busy summer months have caused an understandable reduction in our Acolyte team. As a result of this rapid reduction, we are in need of some adult volunteers to Acolyte! If you are interested in serving as an Acolyte please contact Sarra at with your availability.
Thank you!
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.

St. John's Table is held every Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come join us and invite your friends.
The Parish office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Please have a safe and wonderful holiday! 
Calling all campers ages 7-15! Registration for Camp Chicago is open!
This summer Camp Chicago is offering three, week long, sessions between June 30-July 19 at the Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center in Oregon, IL. Camp is NOT limited to just Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. ALL are welcome to come and enjoy a variety of summer activities, Christian education, worship, fellowship, and memory making. For more information we invite you to visit: 
As many of you know our Music Director, Michael Soto, will soon be moving on to life's next great adventure. Please join us for cake and refreshments following the 10:00 am service on Sunday, July 28th as we say farewell and good luck to Michael.
Cottage Meeting Hosts Needed
Dear Friends, 
Thank you to all who have graciously volunteered to host a Cottage Meeting. As you know, these meetings are the first step in our Capital Campaign and will consist of structured conversation and listening sessions as we collaborate to envision our hopes and dreams for the future of St. John's. We are still in need of 2-3 volunteers to host! Hosts need to be able to accommodate up to ten people. You may provide drinks and refreshments, but this is not a requirement. If you have the ability to open your heart and home to facilitate this period of discernment, please contact the church office via email or telephone. 
It's not too late to join us at the 
Third Annual Lighthouse Pride Party
 Friday, June 28 from 5-9 p.m.
18020 Martin Ave, Homewood, IL 60430
St. John's will be hosting a booth and bake sale at the Pride Party. We know you will want to come out and sample all the delicious treats that we'll have to offer.  If you want to contribute to the bake sale it will be much appreciated! Please drop off your wrapped-to-sell goodies either at the church on Friday by 4 pm, or bring them straight to the booth between 4 - 5 pm. We'll do the pricing for you.  Questions? Call Tracie: 708-822-6372.  Thanks! You can read more about the event by going to 
This Week's Lessons

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

Go to to read this week's lessons.

We are still looking for Church School teachers for the next program year beginning in September.  Church School teachers get to have all the fun of Church School and receive the added blessing of knowing that you are helping to form our children into faithful followers of Jesus.  Please E-MAIL Fr. Jeremy at if you are interested.  (Please note, if you have mentioned your interest in passing to Fr. Jeremy, please be sure to send him an e-mail too.  Thanks!)
St. John's by the Numbers

Attendance Last Sunday: 91
Last Week's Offering: $2497.00
We need an average of $4,294.93 each week to maintain our budget.
Our income year-to-date is
$107,747.82 which is $374.57 (less than 1%) ABOVE our budgeted need.
Coming Up This Week:

Please note: Due to the Independence Day holiday Wednesday's Bible Study and Thursday's Adult Formation Class will not meet this week. Both activities will resume at their regularly scheduled time next week. 

Saturday, June 29

5:00 pm Recovery Mass

Sunday, June 30
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I  (Spoken Service)
9:00 am Adult Formation (Resource Rm) - Stewardship as Spiritual Practice
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  (Sung service with choir)
5:00 pm St. John's Table 

Tuesday, July 2
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)

Wednesday, July 3
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)
9:00 am Holy Eucharist w/Healing Rite
8:00 pm A.A. (Undercroft)

Thursday, July 4 (Holiday) Parish Office Closed
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)
10:15 am Ice Cream Social 

Friday, July 5
7:30 am Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)

Saturday, July 6
10:00 am Daughters of the King
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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Contact us:
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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