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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 7, 2021
Dear Friends,
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to the members of the Mary & Martha Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King here at St. John’s.  The Order is a Christian Community of women in the Episcopal Church, and those Churches that are in full Communion with the Episcopal Church.  The women of our chapter have been especially holding the members of this Parish, and the Parish community, in their prayers over the past year.  I am thankful, but not surprised, because the mission of The Order is to be the extension of Christ’s kingdom through prayer, service, and evangelism.  During the pandemic, members of our Mary & Martha Chapter have been discerning the future of their ministry and have decided to reengage their formation together as a group.  Their vows of prayer, service, and evangelism are at the very core of our identity as Christians, and the revival of mission and relationships that Bishop Curry is calling the Church to in these days.  Members of The Order are challenged to exemplify prayer, service, and evangelism for the entire Parish community, charisms that are necessary if we are to faithfully live into our mission of forming disciples to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus.  Since the entire Chapter is journeying through formation together, this is the perfect time to join this group of Spirit-filled women.  If you would like to know more about The Order of the Daughters of the King, please go to their website and check them out, and if you feel that God may be calling you to discern membership in this vibrant community, please speak with Cyndi Knoll (Chapter President), or Sue O’Brien (Past National President).  Please keep these women in your prayers as they continue to serve Christ’s Church.  
Fr. Jeremy

As of today, suburban Cook County (Region 10) has entered into Phase 4 of the State's restoration plan and our local positivity rate is 5.4%.  Accordingly the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Chicago has authorized all congregations in Region 10 to resume in-person gatherings of no more than 100 or 25% of the seating capacity (whichever is fewer).  

For St. John's this means that beginning this Sunday, February 7, we can resume worship inside the church with gatherings of no more than 50 per service.  We will resume the 11:00 am service this Sunday, and will plan to add additional services as attendance dictates. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Fr. Jeremy
February 17, 2021

9:00 am Ash Wednesday Liturgy (in-person & livestream)

Distrbution of Ashes in the Church
9:30 to 11:00 am
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Upcoming Worship

Sunday, February 7
Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.  (In-Person & 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 service here.

What: The Daughters of The King informational meeting
When: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 16
Where:  Zoom/Resource Room (hybrid) 

To ensure adequate space we kindly ask that you RSVP by contacting the Parish Office to reserve your seat in the Resource Room. Those who wish to attend virtually will be sent a Zoom link prior to the meeting. 
Questions may be directed to Cyndie Knoll or Sue O’Brien

Come and see, what The Order is all about.
 Learn how being a Daughter can impact your life.
This Week's Lessons

Isaiah 40-21-31
Psalm 147:1-12, 21c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39

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

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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  

The next Scrip order will be submitted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14
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

2020 was a difficult year for many of us personally, and for our congregation as a community.  We are so thankful for each of you and the gifts you bring to this Parish, and we are thankful that we ended 2020 with a surplus of over $14,000.  

2021 is looking to be just as challenging, and while we have passed a balanced budget for the first time since 2013, it came at a cost.  Our mission and ministry is not fully funded.  If you have not pledged for 2021, please consider doing so today by contacting Sarra in the Parish Office.  

Remember that there are several ways to make your gift to St. John's.  You may put it in the offering plate if you are attending worship in-person.  Or you may mail a check to:   

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

Or 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

Sabina Childs
 Elaine Chisholm
Kim Chisholm
Mayliah Chisholm

Dear Lord, this week we lift up in prayer: Sabina, Elaine, Kim, and Mayliah. 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.
 Birthdays & Anniversaries

February 11: Carol Brenner
February 12: Millie Boggs

Father in Heaven we are so thankful for our birthday celebrants: Carol and Millie. Lord, we ask that You please bless them with another year filled with joy, contentment, good health and spiritual wealth. Please keep them safe and on the path that leads to love and life eternal.
  In Jesus' name we pray.

Coming Up This Week:

Sunday, February 7
11:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Livestream on our website.

Wednesday, February 10
7:00 p.m.  AA (Undercroft)

Thursday, February 11
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; the Englewood community; Ethan Eisenberg; Paul Eisenberg; Ruth Frank; Valorie Franklin; Anita Frigo; 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 Sabina Childs, Elaine Chisholm, Kim Chisholm, and Mayliah Chisholm

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, Pray for the Anglican Church of Burundi

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Pray for Congregations in the Chicago-South Deanery: Brent House Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago; the Chapel at Montgomery Place; South Loop Campus Ministry; Grace Place in Chicago; Holy Cross in Chicago; Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk: La Santa Cruz in Oaxaca; St. Peter in Geiger Centre

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  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

The Rev. Jeremy C. Froyen, CFC
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