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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost 

November 3, 2019 
Join us for a Commemoration of All Faithful Departed on All Souls Day, tomorrow, November 2
at 7:00 pm.  
Dear Friends,
I'm excited to announce that we have a new ministry forming at St. John's!  Inspired by a recent visitor, we are looking for a few good Church Mice to join the Church Mouse Ministry to help us look after the Church House!  Whew!!!  

As you all know, we have Monica and her great team of housekeepers who come in and clean the church twice a month.  But, during those weeks in between we could use a little extra help taking out the trash, spot cleaning, picking leaves off the floor, changing light bulbs, and the sort.  If you, or your family, would like to volunteer to be a Church Mouse, please mark it on your pledge card that should be arriving any day now, or let Sarra in the Parish Office know.  In the next week we will be putting together a schedule and a job description with more information.  

Remember, many Mice make easy work!
Fr. Jeremy+
In Memoriam: Bishop James Montgomery, 1921-2019

On Sunday, November 3, the Church of the Atonement will host a vigil for Bishop Montgomery from 4-7 pm. Atonement is located at 5749 N.  Kenmore Avenue 

A Eucharist for the Burial of the Dead will be held Monday, November 4 at 11 am at St. James Cathedral with Bishop Lee presiding. A reception will follow. Parking is available at two nearby garages. 

St. John's will be hosting a Memorial Mass for Bishop Montgomery on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. 
Your 2020 Stewardship Book and Pledge Card is on the way.  Please check your mailbox, information about this year's stewardship campaign should be arriving any day now if you have not already received it!  Let's work together to meet this year's pledge goal of $217,000!
St. John's by the Numbers

Attendance Last Sunday: 91
Last Week's Offering: $2,689.00
We need an average of $4,294.93 each week to maintain our budget.
Our income year-to-date is
$161,353.24 which is $23,328.75 (13%) BELOW our budgeted need.

As you may have noticed, there is now an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) located in the Narthex, next to the door going out to the Columbarium.  This generous gift to St. John's helps to make us a safer Church.  Now, we want to make sure that people know how to use it in the event of a cardiac emergency.  The Flossmoor Fire Department has offered to come to St. John's to offer a Friends & Family CPR & AED training class.  This will be a low-key training, geared to be accessible to people of all comfort levels.  The training will be:

Saturday, November 16
at 9:00 am
in the Resource Room

The training is free, but space will be limited, so it is important that you register with the Church Office.  Please let Sarra know if you plan to attend either by email or by calling (708) 798-4150.  If we have enough interest we will add an additional class.
 This week's Birthdays 

November 3: Bill Braker
November 3: John O'Brien
November 6: Claudette Doyle & Warren Becker
November 7: Manny Childs
November 7: Ruby Moxley
November 8: Kathy & Gerald Walsh
Father God, please bless and keep those who are celebrating this week. May they feel your guiding hand today and every day this year. 
Bless Your Heart!

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure?
Here at St. John's we believe in caring for our congregation, not only spiritually but also mentally and physically.
That's why, beginning November 10, and continuing on the second Sunday of each month, the
Ministry for Caring will be offering free blood pressure screenings after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. No registration is necessary, come on down and get checked out. 
Baby, it's getting cold outside. Why don't you grab your knitting needles and get cozy on the Guild Room couch with some other yarn enthusiasts!

The next Yarn Ministry meeting will take place Monday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Do you have lots of leftover candy because Christmas decided to show up on Halloween?

The Illinois Veterans' Home at Manteno, one of four skilled care  nursing homes for veterans run by the State of Illinois is happily accepting candy donations for their annual Candy Drive for Veterans.
The candy pieces must be individually wrapped. (Fun-sized candy bars are especially popular.)

You may leave your donations in the marked box in the foyer between the two staircases. Collections continue through Veterans' Day, which is Monday, November 11th. Our participation is part of a larger candy drive that has become a November highlight for the vets. Thanks for helping!
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 
The newly formed Recovery & Healing Ministry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m in the Guild Room.  All are welcome to join us, as we explore the addictive and co-dependent nature of Western society and seek to find recovery and healing that only comes through Spiritual transformation.  Currently we are studying Addiction and Grace by Gerald G. May, M.D.  You can purchase the book through your local bookseller or by clicking on the image above to purchase it through Amazon. 
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.

This Sunday we will be enjoying breakfast for dinner! Join us for fresh waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs, and more! 

St. John's Table is held every Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come join us and invite your friends.
The snow is already falling and it's only going to get colder. Please take a moment to consider how you may be able to help the homeless in our area by volunteering with PADS. 

PADS relies on local churches and volunteer-based assistance to keep the program going. There are a variety of locations and time slots available. We have shift lengths as short as 2 hours and the commitment is only for ONCE A MONTH. Please contact Laura Brady if you have any questions or are able to lend a hand. 
The final Parting Thoughts Grief Workshop will take place next Saturday, November 9th starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Resource Room. Certified Life Celebrant Silvia Gale will be here again to close out our three part workshop. All are welcome, even if you didn't make the first two and regardless of the nature your grief. Come, support, be supported, grow, and learn together. Leaning on each other and Christ is just one way to heal what cannot be ever be completely mended. 
  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.  
Winner, winner Turkey dinner!
Loaves & Fishes will be hosting a Thanksgiving meal in the Undercroft on Sunday, November 17 after the 10:00 a.m. service. They will be supplying the delicious turkey, dressing, and mashed potatoes. Please bring your appetite and a dessert or side-dish to share.
We have much to be thankful for this year, let's celebrate with some fellowship and a great meal. 
From the Prayer of the Order

Grant that we, your Daughters, ever may discern your truth and bear the cross through the battles of our earthly life.

The Daughters of the King meet this Saturday, November 2, and November 16, 10:00 to 11:30, in the Resource Room. All women of the parish are welcome. Questions? Reach out to Cyndie Knoll or Betsy Elliot.
Serving this week:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Lector: Kristy Petersen
LEM: M.J. Bond
Usher: Tom Senesac
10:00am Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Candice Barrera,
                      Bill Moser

LEMs: Zayda Stewart, Pat Smith-Huntoon
Acolytes: Kyle Dailor, Abbey Sutherland, Maggie Oyster, Zoe Huntoon
Ushers: Steven Russell, Rob McManamy
Greeters: Greg Lawrence, Don Rubins
Oblation Bearer: 
Mike Juskelis
Coffee Hour: Pat Smith-Huntoon, Beth Blackburn

Altar Guild: Captain: Alison Deniston, Ginny McCollum, Joan Stevens
Collect for November 3

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Week's Lessons

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Psalm 119: 137-144
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

Go to to read this week's lessons.
Coming Up This Week:

Saturday, November 2
10-11:30 a.m. Daughters of the King (Resource Room)
5:00 p.m. All Souls Day Mass

Sunday, November 3
8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I  

9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Formation: Walk in Love (Resource Room)
9:00 a.m. Church School (Education Wing)

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
5:00 p.m. St. John's Table (Breakfast for Dinner!) 

Monday, November 4

7:00 p.m. Yarn Ministry

Wednesday, November 6
9:00 a.m Holy Eucharist w/Healing
10:00 a.m. Bible Study (Resource Room)
7:00 p.m. Healing & Recovery (Guild Room)
8:00 p.m. A.A. (Undercroft)

Saturday, November 9
9:00 a.m. Parting Thoughts Grief Workship Part III (Resource Room)

Sunday, November 10
8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Formation: Walk in Love (Resource Room)
9:00 a.m. Church School (Education Wing)

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  
5:00 p.m. 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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