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The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 
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November 8, 2020 

Dear Friends,
 
We are experiencing an election unlike any we have ever witnessed in this country.  As we sit here two days after the election and still do not know who our next president will be I encourage us all to pray for our nation, for those who are elected to lead us, and for each other.  We are more divided than ever, and when confronted with such hate-filled rhetoric and actions, as followers of Jesus, we are called to pray for and to love those with whom we disagree.  As a nation we have failed to take to heart the lessons we learned in kindergarten: to say I'm sorry when we've hurt someone, to share with others, and no hitting, biting, or kicking.  We might not all agree with each other's political ideology, but we can still treat each other with civility.  That is one of the great gifts of our Anglican tradition, that we can disagree in politics, on theology, on virtually everything else, but even still, knowing we are bound together through our baptism we continue to be family and are able to gather around the altar of God's table together and share in a sacred meal with one another.  Regardless of the outcome of this election, let us, above all, continue to love one another as God loves us, and offer ourselves to be bearers of that love, even with those with whom we most disagree.
 
Grace & Peace,
Fr. Jeremy

2021 Pledge Appeal
You should have already received the 2021 Pledge Appeal in your mail.  If not, please contact Sarra in the Church office, or visit the Stewardship page of our website.  You may either return your pledge card to the church, or go to the Stewardship page of our website and complete your pledge card online.  Either way, I encourage you to participate in this very important act of worship in the life of our community.  We will place all the pledges on the altar and bless them at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on November 22.  
Worship for the weekend of November 7 & 8, 2020

Saturday, November 7
In-Person Worship at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 8
In-Person Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Both services 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.
THIRTEENTH
BISHOP
OF CHICAGO

In normal times, the Transition Committee would have hosted a week of "Walk-Abouts" during which time the Candidates would have toured the Diocese and engaged in a series of Town-Hall forums to help us get to known them better.  Clearly, in the age of COVID-19 this is not going to be possible.  Instead there will be 6 Candidate Conversations hosted via Zoom beginning tonight.  These Conversations are open to all people of the Diocese, and I encourage you all to attend at least one, if not more of them, and to share your impressions of the candidates to your electing delegates.  Your electing delegates are:
Gale Michael
Sue O'Brien
Steven Russell
Pat-Smith Huntoon (Alternate)

In addition, you can also share your thoughts with any of the Clergy who all have a vote as well.   

Please click here to see the schedule, and to access the Zoom links for each Candidate Conversation.
A visitation for Larry Baran will be held on
Friday, November 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Please continue to keep Cathy, Heidi, Amy, and their families in your prayers.
 
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.  This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people.  Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.  

We already have one Dialogue Circle meeting, and there is room to add others.  If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Fr. Jeremy at frjeremy@mysje.org.  

Please click here to learn more about Sacred Ground from the Episcopal Church's website.
Please click on the image above to register for the next SWIFT Speakers Forum, which will be held via Zoom on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke.
This Week's Lessons

Amos 5:18-24
Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13


Visit lectionarypage.net to read this week's lessons.
Collect for The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Did you know that the church has earned over $450 by using Scrip? $450+ just from doing our regular shopping. 

If you're considering giving gift cards as holiday presents please check out the list of over 600 retailers Scrip has to offer. 

If you haven't tried Scrip yet please check out
shopwithscrip.com  
to see how you can contribute to the church by simply doing your regular shopping. Questions may be directed to sjescrip@gmail.com

The next Scrip order will be submitted at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8.
Parish Cycle of Prayer

Donald & Jessica Kors
Hudson Kors
Lacey Kors


Father in Heaven, this week we lift up in prayer: The Kors Family.  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 
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
Memorial donations on behalf of any member, past or present, are gladly accepted and will be applied to an ongoing ministry here at St. John's. You can do this either by mailing a check to the church with the person's name in the memo line or make an online donation. 
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.  
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.
 Birthdays & Anniversaries

November 1: Robert Stevens
November 3: Bill Braker
November 3: John O'Brien
November 6: Warren Becker & Claudette Doyle

 
Heavenly Father, we come to you in thanksgiving, asking for birthday blessings for Robert, Bill, and John as well as anniversary blessings for Warren & Claudette. Lord we ask that You please bless them with a year filled with joy and contentment. Please keep them safe, mentally and physically healthy, and on the path that leads to love and life eternal.
  In Jesus' name we pray.
Amen
Coming Up This Week:

Saturday, November 7
12:00 p.m.  Bishop Candidate Conversation
Please click here to access the Zoom link.

5:30 p.m.  Holy Eucharist
In-Person (attendance limited to 25) and Livestream on our website.

Sunday, November 8
11:00 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In-Person (attendance limited to 25) and Livestream on our website.

Wednesday, November 11
7:00 p.m.  AA (Undercroft)

Thursday, November 5
6:00 p.m.  Bishop Candidate Conversation
Please click here to access the Zoom link.

Friday, November 6
10:00 a.m.  Bishop Candidate Conversation
Please click here to access the Zoom link.

Saturday, November 7
12:00 p.m.  Bishop Candidate Conversation
Please click here to access the Zoom link.

5:30 p.m.  Holy Eucharist
In-Person (attendance limited to 25) and Livestream on our website.

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; Laura Brady;  Ela Bujak; Phil Calvin; Jim & Arlene Carr; Janelle Carrier; Rob Carrier; Carol Cerullo; Sabina Childs; Denise Coffman; Lorraine Corey; Alice Creason; Jennifer Cummins; 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; 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; Kelli Lange; Scott Lauterbach; Alex Lawler; Greg Lawrence; Elizabeth Lee; Shawn Lobaugh; Mary Long; Richard M.; Jerry Mabry; Jacob MacDonald; Terri Martin, Ino Martinez; Rev. Annette Mayer; Ginny McCollum; 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; Roger Rossen; Don Rubins; Karen Scherrer; Mark Scott & Family; Stewart Scott; Karen Scheffers; Julie Seely; Blake Sheffer; Doris Sheffer; Diance Smith; Thomas Smith; The Rev. Tom Smith; Bob Stevens; Jamie Stovall; Ginny Summers; Leslie Tatum; Phyllia Tettey-Enyo; Shanti Thayil; Bishop Robert Thompson; Tawny Triebold; Lee Turner; Joan Unterberg; Roman VanSwol; Cora Watson; Erna Watson; Bob Weinman; 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; Stephanie; 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: Larry Baran


In the Parish Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for Warren Becker, Claudette Doyle, Donna Blackburn, Stuart & Alice Creason, and Jennifer Cummins

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, Pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies The Most Revd Howard Gregory - Primate and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Pray for Diocesan Institutions and Organizations: Episcopal Peace Fellowship; Jubilee Centers; Bexley-Seabury Federation; St. Augustine College; St. Augustine Center for Native Americans; and the Union of Black Episcopalians And for organizations in our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Geiger Primary School and Renk Bible School in the Diocese of Renk

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
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Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
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The Rev. Jeremy C. Froyen, CFC
Rector
frjeremy@mysje.org
To schedule an appointment with Fr. Jeremy,
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