My sisters and brothers in Christ:
We worship as usual this weekend: This afternoon (Saturday, June 25), at our convenient community Holy Eucharist service and on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost at 8 and 10 a.m. This week, the people of the United Kingdom voted on whether to leave the European Union or remain. History will sort that one out! But all of us have to elect each day whether to leave or remain. This weekend, we’ll hear how Jesus deals with well-meaning followers — people more or less the same as us — who haven’t begun to grasp the life-altering consequences nor life-saving grace of remaining with Jesus. So keep calm and carry on, join us for worship, and in the meantime, #spreadsomelove!
Six years ago, our David Stevens, paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, lying in helpless agony at UCI Medical Center, was poised on the great frontier. But David elected to remain. He recovered and managed to keep caring for his wife, Kathy, who had been diagnosed with cancer, even as she helped him get used to life as a quad. While Kathy died in 2012, their story of faith and love is deathless. David will tell it at an open house on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room, sponsored by the St. John’s men’s and women’s ministries. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up this weekend in the narthex or by writing Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org or DJ at email@example.com.
Yours in the steadfastness Christ’s love,
P.S.: Please also note that signups begin this weekend for our July 24 Red Cross blood drive…acolyte training commences immediately after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday…we still need Summer Funday School teachers! This is the weekend when we definitely need you to sign up! The fabulous St. John’s Twentysomethings meet again on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lowe’s Center Starbucks to plan our summer beach party.