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The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. 

February 2, 2020 

Dear Friends,

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming your newly elected members and Warden to Vestry:

Eric Turnquest, Junior Warden
Candice Barrera, Vestry 2023
Kathy Basil, Vestry 2023
Noboru Nakamura, Vestry 2023

Your 2020 Vestry will be installed at the 10:00 am Mass this Sunday.  Please keep them in your prayers this year as we continue the challenging work of managing our budget and forming our Parish into a strong community of faith that is responsive to the needs of a changing world. 

Also, please congratulate our Delegates to Convention.  These will be your representatives making decisions for the future of our Diocese at Annual Convention in November and who will be charged with electing our next Bishop in June.  Please keep them in your prayers as they have challenging and long-lasting work to do this year.

Gale Michael
Sue O'Brien
Steven Russell

If you have any questions about the polity of our Church and how decisions are made, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Fr. Jeremy


  • Giving Statements for 2019 have been mailed and should be delivered in the next few days.  
  • Thank you to everyone who volunteered to cover the desk while Sarra is on vacation (2/2-2/5). We have all three days covered now. Please keep in mind that emails may go unanswered in my absence but I will do my absolute best to get back up and running upon return on February 6.
St. John's by the Numbers

Attendance Last Sunday: 91
Last Week's Offering: $2,549.00
We need an average of $3,682.94 each week to maintain our budgeted income; or an average of $4,822.00 each week to balance our deficit budget.
Our income year-to-date is
$20,351.00 which is $5,619.24 (38%) ABOVE our budgeted need.
You know how in Psalms we're encouraged to make a joyful noise to the Lord?

You can do just that in
St. John's choir. Now is the perfect time to give it a try because we need more singers! Currently we rehearse only before the 10 a.m. worship service.

For more information (or to enlist), reach out to Mary VanSwol or Betsy Elliot.
For February, the Daughters of the King will meet on the second Saturday, February 8, at 10 a.m. in the Resource Room. We'll continue our study of prayer, having taken a break with our fun and delicious January brunch. As always, all women of the parish are welcome.
We're mighty grateful to everyone who's donated much needed items to PADS so far. If you haven't had a chance, we will still be collecting items through the end of April (when PADS ends for the season). Share the wealth, show the love.

There is a growing need for the following items:
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Tube socks  (all sizes)
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Disposable diapers 
  • Incontinence pads 
  • Scarves & Gloves 
  • Travel-size: soaps, face lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, chapstick, and hand cream
**Please Note: Items must be new/unused. Open packages may be accepted so long as the remaining items in the pack are unused.
For example, a package of underwear that was opened but did not fit is acceptable IF the remaining pairs were not worn/used.  

If you have any questions regarding what is acceptable please reach out to PADS coordinator Laura Brady or the Church Office and we will be happy to advise you. 
 Birthdays & Anniversaries 
February 6: Fr. Jeremy Froyen
Heavenly Father, You blessed this congregation abundantly when you called Fr. Jeremy to us as Rector and we are supremely grateful for him.  It is our sincere prayer that Your unyielding love brings him much joy and contentment. Please continue to enlighten his mind and help him shape and shepherd this flock to Your liking. In Jesus' name we pray. 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 
Collect for February 2

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by 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

Malachi 3:1-4

Psalm 84
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40

Visit to read this week's lessons.
 Get your needles a clackin' at the next Yarn Ministry meeting. Monday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room. Be there or be an afghan square. 
The Recovery & Healing Ministry

Next week will be our last week of studying Addiction and Grace by Gerald G. May, M.D. 

Starting February 5 we will begin studying The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen.

It is not completely necessary to purchase the book in order to participate in the group but it is helpful. If you plan to purchase the book, and, if you are able, we would love to have an extra copy or two for any drop-in guests that may join us in the future. 

The 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. 

Roll out the welcome wagon, these brand new St. John's mugs will be given to visitors and new parishioners with a welcome letter, informational leaflet, and our contact information. By purchasing one of your own, you will be investing in the growth of our congregation. The cost is $22 and they can be purchased in the Parish Office. 
Parish Cycle of Prayer
  • Sabina Childs
  • Elaine Chisholm 
  • Kim Chisholm
  • Mayliah Chisholm
Heavenly Father, this week we lift up in prayer: Sabina, Elaine, Kim, and Mayliah.  Please wrap them in a cloak of heavenly love and comfort them in times of strife. Please keep them healthy not only physically but also in their minds and spirits. All this we ask in the name of your Son, our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Amen 
Serving Sunday, February 2:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Kristy Petersen
LEM: M.J. Bond                      
Usher: Warren Becker

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
LectorsBob Burgwald,                                            Bill Moser
LEMs: Debbi Huggett,                                     Sue O'Brien
Acolytes: Abbey Sutherland, Rowan Moxley, Ruby Moxley, Catherine Madden
Ushers: Sam & Theresa Otoo
Greeters: Martin Mears,
                    Stewart Scott

Oblation Bearer: Mike Juskelis
Coffee Hour: Pat Smith-Huntoon, Beth Blackburn
Altar Guild: Captain: Alison Deniston, Ginny McCollum
  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.  
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
Fusion Stir-Fry Curry

St. John's Table is held every Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come join us and invite your friends.
Coming Up This Week:

Sunday, February 2
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 

Monday, February 3
7:00 p.m. Yarn Ministry (Guild Room)

Wednesday, February 5
9:00 a.m Holy Eucharist w/Healing
10:00 a.m. Bible Study (Resource Room)
7:00 p.m.  Healing & Recovery Ministry (Guild Room)
8:00 p.m. A.A. (Undercroft)

Sunday, February 9
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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