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The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2020 

Greetings and Salutations all,
Please be advised that Fr. Jeremy is on vacation. If you, or someone you know, has pastoral needs please contact the Parish Office and Sarra will connect you with someone who can help you in his stead. As always, urgent prayer requests can be directed to Ginny McCollum. 

Additionally, there will be no Thursday Bible study for the next three Thursdays, including today. Bible study will resume on August 27. 
Please pray for safe travels for Fr. Jeremy and Brave and have a blessed week.

Worship for Sunday, August 9, 2020
Liturgy of the Word at 9:30 a.m.
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All in-person worship is still cancelled until further notice.

We are now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and the Diocese of Chicago's A New Season guidelines.  During this time in-person gatherings of up to 100 or 25% of the building capacity (51 for St. John's) will be permitted while maintaining physical distancing and wearing a mask.  We are tentatively planning to resume in-person worship on the weekend of September 5th and 6th.
 If you would like your group to resume meetings, you will need to comply with all the guidelines approved by the Bishop's Office and your Vestry.  These guidelines can be found in the link on the homepage of our website.  Also, all group leaders who wish to resume in-person meetings will need to speak with Fr. Jeremy first.  Please reach out to him either by email or telephone.  As we enter this time of a phased re-opening, please know that we are doing so by
 working closely with Bishop Lee and our Diocesan Staff to ensure that the health and safety of our people is paramount.  Please continue to monitor messages from St. John's and our website for updates, and continue to follow all physical distancing guidelines and recommendations from our state and local authorities.  
If you weren't able to join us this past Sunday, you can watch our worship from August 2, 2020 on YouTube by clicking here.  Please share this link with anyone who may have missed worship.
Please note our new service times  
(These times will go into effect when we resume in-person worship.)

Saturdays @ 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (using resources from Enriching our Worship)

Sundays @ 8:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (from the Book of Common Prayer)

Please remember that we will be limited to no more than 50 people gathering together in person.  If you have been in the habit of attending our 10:00 am service, please consider attending either Saturday evenings or the 8:30 a.m. service on Sundays.  
We want to pray for you!

At St. John's we are blessed to have a number of faithful prayer warriors that are ready to pray for the health, safety, guidance, and/or well being of anyone in need. If you have URGENT prayer requests we encourage you to to reach out to
Ginny McCollum, the Parish Office, and Fr. Jeremy to ensure your prayer request is shared with the congregation in a timely manner. It is especially helpful if you include exactly what you would like said in your urgent prayer request. 

For non-urgent prayer requests please continue to contact Sarra in the office, via email or telephone, and she will make sure the request is added to the list. 
This Week's Lessons

1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

Visit to read this week's lessons.
Collect for The Tenth Sunday of Pentecost 

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Parish Cycle of Prayer

Lois Rinkenberger
Don Rubins
David & Lynn Ruschhaupt

Almighty God, this week we lift up in prayer: David & Lynn, Lois, and Don. P
lease bless them with an abundance of peace and an overflowing cup of joy. Help them to seek You in all that they do and shield them from illness, both mental and physical. May the light of the Lord be seen shining through their hearts. All this we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
 Birthdays & Anniversaries 

August 8: Steven Russell
August 8: Cynthia Turnquest
August 9: Brave Fung
August 10: Joan Unterberg
August 11: Mike & MJ Bond
Loving God, we come to you in thanksgiving, asking for birthday blessings for Steven, Cynthia, Brave, and Joan.
May the Holy Spirit be the guiding light shining in their lives over the next year.  Help them grow in their faith and keep them all on the path that leads to love and life eternal.
  In Jesus' name we pray.
***Bible Study will resume on August 27th***
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.

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Memorial funds have been established in loving memory of Alison Deniston. If you would like to contribute to the ongoing ministry at St. John the Evangelist in her memory please feel free to do so. You can do this either by mailing a check to the church with her name in the memo line or make an online donation. 
We have resumed ordering physical Scrip cards. If you haven't tried it yet please check out  
to see how you can contribute to the church by simply doing your regular shopping. Questions may be directed to

The next Scrip order will be submitted at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16.

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.
Coming Up This Week:

Sunday, August 9
9:30 a.m.  Liturgy of the Word
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Wednesday, August 12
8:00 p.m.  AA (Undercroft)

Please pray for those seeking God’s healing: Alexa; Alice & Anna; Amy; Amy; Annie B.; Bernard; Bessie; Beth; Bonnie; Carolyn; Hank; Jacques; Jay; Jessica; John; Kelly; Kim; Larry; Laura; Laura; Linda; Lynn; Marcia; Marcy; Margret; Michael; Mike; Ralph; Rich; Theresa; Tony; Vince; Marsha Acheson; Lynn Ahearn; Kennith Allen; Joyce Aryee; Nancy Barys; Shannon Benaitis; Carmen Bernal; Iris Bestow; Lucy Biddy; Ken Blackburn; Millie Boggs; Joe Boland; 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; 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; Laura Jamieson; Buddy Johnson; Ken Johnson; Stewart Keene; Judy Kiedaisch; Mary Klonowski; 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; Stephanie Mallinga; 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; Jessica Myers; Terry Needham; Alex Nettey;  Elaine Ooms; Jake Peckel; Patty Portrey; Damen Ressel; Julie Rinkenberger; Lois Rinkenberger; Bella Rodrigues; Stephanie Rogers; Laura Rossen; Roger Rossen; Don Rubins; Mark Scott & Family; Stewart Scott; Karen Scheffers; Julie Seely; Blake Sheffer; Doris Sheffer; Diance Smith; Thomas Smith; Bob Stevens; Jamie Stovall; Ginny Summers; Shanti Thayil; Bishop Robert Thompson; 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; Lois Hein; 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. And all First Responders, especially, Austin Corydon; Amy Vitulli; Sarah Lawrence

Please pray for the faithfully departed

In the Parish Cycle of Prayer: Pray for David & Lynn Ruschhaupt, Lois Rinkenberger, and Don Rubins.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, Pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda The Most Revd Laurent Mbanda - Archbishop of L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda & Bishop of Shyira

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, Congregations in the Waukegan Deanery: St. Ignatius of Antioch in Antioch; St. Mary in Crystal Lake; St. Gregory in Deerfield; St. Andrew in Grayslake; Annunciation of Our Lady in Gurnee; Companion Dioceses in SE Mexico and 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  Thank you for keeping an eye out for each other.   
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Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
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