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The Last Sunday After the Epiphany

 March 3, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,
We find ourselves here at the beginning of a new year, with all the hopes and possibilities that a new year brings.  And yet we have also experienced significant loss in our community.  Two of our long time parishioners, Wally Hein and Frank So, have departed this life to join the throngs of saints singing their eternal Alleluias.  Even still, as we grieve their absence among us, we look forward to the future God is calling St. John’s to experience.  We have welcomed new people to join us in our mission to love each other as God loves us. And so, as we prepare to enter into a Holy Lent next week, I invite you to spend time reflecting on what this community means to you.  How have we experienced God together?  How is God calling us to serve each other in his name and with his love?  It is my hope that as this year progresses we will begin to recognize our common mission together, and once recognized, to live into that vision as a community of faith.  
Fr. Jeremy
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, March 3rd, as we welcome the Rev. Matt Berryman, the new Executive Director of Episcopal Charities & Community Services.  Matt will be our guest preacher that day and will present a forum after both services in the Resource Room.  Come and discover the great work that Episcopal Charities is doing in our community and learn how our parish and the Diocese of Chicago are a part of that work.  
Serving this week:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Lector: Kristy Petersen
LEM: Debbi Huggett
Usher: Warren Becker

10:00am Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Jean Scott, Bryan Burke
LEMs: Gale Michael, Don Rubins
Acolytes: Kyle Dailor, Maggie Oyster, Oliver Zigmund, Owen Zigmund
Ushers: John Huntoon, Cyndie Knoll
Greeters: Sarah Walter, Candice Barrera
Oblation Bearer: Mike Juskelis
Coffee Hour: Jack Voigt, Nancy Mulcahy
Altar Guild: Alison Deniston, Ginny McCollum, Joan Stevens, Margi Strombeck
This Week's Lessons

Go to to read this week's lessons.

Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]
The Funeral Mass for Frank So will be held here at St. John's on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 am.
March 6, 2019

Service Times:

6:30 am - 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

A New Kind of Ancient Worship Experience

St. John's Table continues Sunday, March 11th at 5:00 pm, and every month on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.  

The ancient church worshiped around the table, around a meal that we have ritualized into the modern Mass.  Join us as we reclaim an ancient form of worship, as we gather around the table and together seek the Spirit's movement in our own time and in our own community.  
Birthdays and Anniversaries this Week

Sunday, March 3: Molly Marquis
Friday, March 8: Greg Knoll
Saturday, March 9: Susan Marquis, Marty Mears, Teddy VanSwol
Collect of the Day

O GOD, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Coming Up This Week

Sunday, March 3
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I  (Spoken Service)
9:00 am  Episcopal Charities Forum  (Resource Room)
9:00 am  Church School  (Education Wing)
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  (Sung service with choir)
11:30 am  Episcopal Charities Forum  (Resource Room)

Monday, March 4
7:00 pm  Yarn Ministry  (Guild Room)

Tuesday, March 5
5:00 pm  Pancake Supper (Undercroft)

Wednesday, March 6
9:00 am  Holy Eucharist w/ Healing Rite
10:00 am  Bible Study (Guild Room)
8:00 pm  A.A.  (Undercroft)

Thursday, March 7
7:00 pm  Lenten Holy Eucharist & Study
Other Announcements

SWIFT Speakers’ Forum, March 17 at St. John’s
St. John’s will be hosting the South West Interfaith Team’s (SWIFT) Spring Speakers’ Forum on Sunday, March 17. The topic is “Environmental Stewardship in Our Faiths” and will feature a Christian, Jewish, and Muslim speaker who will present the perspective of each faith on our responsibility to God’s creation. Registration starts at 2:30pm with the forum running from 3:00pm to 5:00pm with a Q&A following that. Those who cannot stay for the Q&A are free to not attend. There will be snacks and light refreshments throughout. If you have any questions please talk to or email Bryan Burke ( or Rob McManamy (
Respond Now Needs Men’s Gloves!
Respond Now is asking for St. John’s help in collecting men’s gloves for this winter season. Any winter articles would be appreciated (hats, scarves, gloves, coats), but they have completely run out of men’s gloves to give out. Donations can be placed in the boxes at the top of the stairs to the undercroft.
Yarn Ministry – Meets on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 PM in the Guild room. 

Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5th will be our annual Pancake Supper. Come join us as we prepare to begin the Lenten season. The cost will be $7 for adults and $5 for the youth. Please write your name on the sign up sheet in the undercroft this Sunday, or send an email to the church office if you plan to attend. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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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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