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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
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January 31, 2021
This Sunday is our Annual Meeting!

Dear Friends,

Please don't forget to join us this Sunday following the 11:00 a.m. Mass for our Annual Parish Meeting.  We will be sharing the State of the Parish, presenting our 2021 Operating Budget, electing three new members to the Vestry, and confirming the appointment of three Delegates to Convention.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., but feel free to log-in early and catch up with each other.  

Candidates for Vestry are:
Stuart Creason
Anne Edwards
Glynis Keene
Mark Moxley

Appointees for Delegate to Convention are:
Gale Michael
Sue O'Brien
Steven Russell

Please click here to download the 2020 Parish Annual Report.  To  enter the meeting on Sunday, please click here or you can find the link on the homepage of the Parish website.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Grace & Peace,
Fr. Jeremy
 

Mark your calendars for 
JANUARY 31, 2021 @ 12:30 P.M.

 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Annual Parish Meeting will be held via Zoom immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass on January 31, 2020.
Please click here to join the Zoom gathering.
2021 Pledge Appeal

As of today, we are only $9,867 away from having a fully funded and BALANCED budget for 2021.  

As of today, 48 out of the 91 ACTIVE families at St. John the Evangelist have pledged their financial support for our work and mission in 2021.  That means there are still 44 families who have not yet joined us on this journey toward Faith Filled Generosity.

If you have not yet pledged, please prayerfully consider doing so today.  To pledge, either return the physical pledge card you received in the mail to the church, or go to the Stewardship page of our website and complete your pledge card online.  If you would like to see a summary of St. John's Budget (current as of October 31) and to see the initial draft of our 2021 Budget please click here.


Please keep the Finance & Stewardship Committee and your Vestry in your prayers as they work to approve a balanced budget for this year.
Upcoming Worship

Sunday, January 31
Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.  (Livestream)

All Masses will be live-streamed.  Follow us on Facebook to receive notifications when our services are being streamed, or visit the homepage of our website to watch the service there.
If you wish to sponsor the weekly altar flowers in the name of a loved one please contact the Parish office.

Important Notes

-The cost is $25 per week of altar flowers  

-Payments should be made to "The Church of St. John the Evangelist" and can either be dropped off at the Parish office or mailed to:
 
Church of St. John the Evangelist
P.O. Box 25
Flossmoor, IL 60422  

-Please indicate the specific date of the Sunday you wish to sponsor altar flowers. You can do this by calling or emailing the Parish office or by including a note with your payment.
Did you miss church this weekend?  Watch last Sunday's sermon here.
This Week's Lessons

Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28


Visit lectionarypage.net to read this week's lessons.
Collect for The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

In addition to online giving there is also a text option.
Text "SaintJohn" to 73256 to give using your mobile device. This number will never send unsolicited texts to you. To cancel further messages, text STOP. If you need assistance with text giving, text HELP. Standard text message and data rates may apply.

What if you had a way to give free money to the work and ministry of St. John's?  Well there is!

By signing up with Scrip you can do your shopping (at most of the stores you are already shopping at) with prepaid cards and Scrip offers a percentage of what you spend back to St. John's.  There is NO cost to you.  

This is also a great way to purchase all those gift cards you will want to give as Christmas gifts this year.

Please go to the scrip page of our website for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Pat Smith-Huntoon at sjescrip@gmail.com.  

The next Scrip order will be submitted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 31
Need a little midweek spiritual socialization pick-me-up? Join us for Weekly Bible Study! Thursdays at 5:00 we will gather via Zoom to continue the study of the book of Matthew.
Click here to enter Zoom for Bible Study
THANK YOU!!!!!

For those of you who have been keeping your pledges current and those who have given extra to support the work of St. John's, THANK YOU!
We understand that the last several weeks have been challenging for many people, so if you have found that you need to adjust your commitment to the budget of St. John's, please let Sarra in the Church Office know.  

We are confident that God will see us through the challenges that lie ahead and that we will come out of this being a stronger and more faithful community because of it.  

Please continue to share your generosity by mailing a check to:

St. John the Evangelist
P.O. Box 25
Flossmoor, IL 60422

Of by setting up automatic bill pay through your bank (this is a free service of most banks).  Or by clicking on the "Online Giving" button below.  If you give online, please consider clicking the box that allows you to add 3% to cover the processing fees from the credit card companies.  
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Chuck Campbell
Jody Scariano
George Carrier
Yadi Hogan &
Stephen Hogan


Dear Lord, this week we lift up in prayer: Chuck, Jody, George, Yadi & Stephen. Please bless them with an abundance of peace and an overflowing cup of joy. Bring comfort to them in their time of need and help them to seek You in all that they do. Please Lord, act as their shield  from illness, both mental and physical.  All this we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Amen 
 Birthdays & Anniversaries

February 6: Fr. Jeremy Froyen

 Heavenly Father we are so thankful for our birthday celebrant, Jeremy. Lord, we ask that You please bless him with another year filled with joy, contentment, good health and spiritual wealth. Please keep him safe and on the path that leads to love and life eternal.
  In Jesus' name we pray.
Amen

Coming Up This Week:

Sunday, January 31
11:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Livestream on our website.

12:15 p.m. Annual Parish Meeting (Zoom)
Click Here to Join

Wednesday, February 3
7:00 p.m.  AA (Undercroft)

Thursday, February 4
5:00 p.m Virtual Bible Study

Click here to join.

6:45 p.m. Recovery & Healing
To participate please email
Brave Fung.

Please pray for those seeking God’s healing: Alexa; Alice & Anna; Amy; Annie B.; Bessie; Bonnie; Carolyn; Hank; Jacques; Jay; Jessica; John; Kelly; Kim; Larry; Laura; Laura; Linda; Lynn; Marcia; Marcy; Margret; Michael; Mike; Ralph; Rich; Sadie; Theresa; Tony; Vince; Marsha Acheson; Pr. Dave Adams; Lynn Ahearn; Kennith Allen; Joyce Aryee; Nancy Barys; Shannon Benaitis; Carmen Bernal; Iris Bestow; Ken Blackburn; Millie Boggs; Joe Boland; Deacon Mike Bond; Sr. Mary Ruth Broz; Ela Bujak; Phil Calvin; Jim & Arlene Carr; Janelle Carrier; Rob Carrier; Carol Cerullo; Sabina Childs; Denise Coffman; Alice Creason; Jennifer Cummins; Lenora Darden; Alex Deniston; Claudette Doyle; Katherine Doyle; the Englewood community; Ethan Eisenberg; Paul Eisenberg; Ruth Frank; Valorie Franklin; Anita Frigo; Janet Froyen; Grace Gaskill; Laura Gorski; Peter Gorski; Kathi H.; Marie Haar; Mary Harrison; Kojo Hayford; Marilyn Hurt; Buddy Johnson; Ken Johnson; Stewart Keene; Judy Kiedaisch; Brenda Knight; Cyndie Knoll; Anne Knuth; Bill Knuth; Paul Koch; the Koswenda family; Terry & Mike Kratzer; Kelli Lange; Scott Lauterbach; Alex Lawler; Greg Lawrence; Elizabeth Lee; Shawn Lobaugh; Mary Long; Richard M.; Jerry Mabry; Jacob MacDonald; Terri Martin; Rev. Annette Mayer; Ginny McCollum; Claire McDonnell; Susan McKeever; Kelly McLaughlin; Katelyn Moore; Lita Morgan; Ann Moser; Sharon Moxley; Carol Mullings; Michael Mullins; Terry Needham; Alex Nettey;  Audrey Ongman; Elaine Ooms; Jake Peckel; Patty Portrey; Anthony Raimondi; Shirley Reilly; Damen Ressel; Bob Rhoads; Pat Rhoads; Julie Rinkenberger; Lois Rinkenberger; Bella Rodrigues; Stephanie Rogers; Laura Rossen; Don Rubins; Karen Scherrer; Mark Scott & Family; Stewart Scott; Karen Scheffers; Julie Seely; Blake Sheffer; Doris Sheffer; Barry Sims; Diance Smith; Thomas Smith; The Rev. Tom Smith; Bob Stevens; Jim Stewart; Ted Stone; Jamie Stovall; Ginny Summers; Leslie Tatum; Phyllia Tettey-Enyo; Shanti Thayil; Bishop Robert Thompson; Tawny Triebold; Emilia Turner; Lee Turner; Joan Unterberg; Roman VanSwol; Jack Voigt; Cora Watson; Erna Watson; John Whennen; Jim Whitfield; Terri Whitfield; Austin Widner; James Woods; Vonda Young
 
Please pray for those seeking God’s guidance: Alicia; Angel; Bonnie; Brianna; David; Debbie; Don; Glenda; James; Linda; Marcy; Mary; Nora; Polly; Rich;  Terri; Victor; Bishop David & Mrs. Bailey; Marilin Brown; Norval Brown & Family; Freeborn family; Arifa Brookins Hinton; Gregory Brookins Hinton; Mike Mabry; Nancy Mulcahy; The Diocese of The Navajoland; the Seelaus family; the Stevens family; Jessica Wetzel; The Wetzel Family; James Woods; Bill Sole; Staci Young.
 
Please pray for our members serving in the military and their families: Christina Bembenic; Kevin Cunningham; John O’Brien; David Trier; Darius Webb.

Please pray for all First Responders, especially, Austin Corydon; Amy Vitulli; Sarah Lawrence

Please pray for the faithful departed


In the Parish Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for Chuck Campbell, Jodi Scariano, George Carrier, and Yadi & Stephen Hogan

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, Pray for the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Pray for Congregations in the Chicago-North Deanery: Cathedral Church of St. James in Chicago; All Saints in Chicago; Ascension in Chicago; Atonement in Chicago; Cristo Rey in Chicago Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk: La Divina Providencia in El Camalotal; St. Andrew in Wadakona

Do you know anyone in need?

Please let the Church Office know if you are aware of anyone in our Parish who is ill, in the hospital, or in any other need.  Please do not assume that we are already aware, because we may not be.  Please call (708) 798-4150 and leave a message for Sarra, or email the Church Office at office@mysje.org.  Thank you for keeping an eye out for each other.   
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The Church of St. John the Evangelist
2640 Park Drive
Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
(708) 798-4150
office@mysje.org
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The Rev. Jeremy C. Froyen, CFC
Rector
frjeremy@mysje.org
To schedule an appointment with Fr. Jeremy,
please call the Parish Office. 

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