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Vestry Approves Outreach Grants

The St. John’s Vestry has approved $50,000 in grants for this year’s Outreach for national/ international giving: CCO – Coalition for Christian Outreach Nationwide organization working through local charities in making witnesses out of college students to create discoples who follow Jesus Christ in every area of their lives. Emmanuel Community Aleppo Provide seed money for new business ventures in Aleppo to aid in rebuilding this Christian community along with ongoing donations for the sustenance of the poor in this…

Embraced by a Mighty Wind

“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts2:2 He showed up in a way that assured me of His tender love for me in a way as never before. Late one March afternoon almost ten years ago, I was sitting alone in my family room with my back to the main part of the house. My mind was spinning with all the controversy that took…

New Member Welcome

St. John’s celebrated welcoming 47 new members over the past year. 19 were present at the March 10th service where we heard their story, shared a gift, special song, prayer and reception. THANK YOU to everyone who wel­comed new members over the past year. THANK YOU Vestry for staying in touch with them. THANK YOU Sue Boujoukos for greeting them in the Narthex, cof­fee hour and sanctuary Welcoming new members is important because People looking for a church home are…

St John’s Shoppe Fashion Show 2019

By the time you received this issue of Parish Life our Fashion Show on March 23, 2019, for St, John’s Shoppe will be over. This year’s Fashion Show was only accomplished by the hard work from our board members, St. John’s Shoppe volunteers and all of the church members that pitched in to make it a success as well as nonmembers that return every year to help. As we look to next year, I believe we will go down a…

April 2019 From the Treasurer

Each year, a portion (10%) each Episcopal Church’s revenues are paid to the Dio­cese to provide for their expenses over the course of the year. Of that amount, a fraction (15%} of the apportionment is paid, by the Diocese, to Episcopal Church USA, commonly referred to as ECUSA. Through the years, a number of parishioners have designated, by a note on their contribution checks, that no portion of their gift should be included in the funds that are paid by…

OSL Training

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday {March 11, 12, 13) the Order of St. Luke held a training class for all those who wished for a deeper knowledge of prayer and healing. Fr. Joe led this class with his mastery of word and divine intervention. There were 22 people from 11 different churches and denominations that at­tended the three days. The classes covered 26 miracles of Jesus from the Bible. Each of these heal­ings were read through and discussed because each time…

God’s Promises

The resurrection of Jesus is a God Promise, something so grand and miraculous only God can ful­fill. Old Testament prophets and Jesus foretold it. The Bible is full of promises God has made to his people and there is a book we give to St. John’s visitors on weekends entitled “199 Promises of God.” Enjoy this Easter season by affirming God Promises for you! • “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him…

Year-Round Sunday School For All!

Summer will soon be here. Some will head up north. Some will take a vacation or two to see new sights or connect with distant family. But many of us will spend most of the summer right here in beautiful Naples–enjoying less traffic, terrific restaurant deals, and the same great opportunities to worship, fellowship and serve at St. John’s. We traditionally offer adult co-ed classes throughout the summer. [You’ll want to watch for announcements about this summer’s exciting offerings!] BUT…

40 Days of Decrease

One of the blessings of my position is people are constantly giving me books to read or review. I don’t remember the last time I was at the library because of the stack I’m already reading. I’m so grateful for this, and one of the recent books suggested to me by Senior Warden Donna Beecher is “40 Days of Decrease” by Alicia Britt Chole. The subtitle reads a different kind of hunger and fast that triggers the heart. This devotional…

Healing Mission 2019

Healing Mission 2019 celebrates “Listen, Love, Pray” on Saturday, February 23 at 9 am.  Judith MacNutt, President of Christian Healing Ministries, will lead us in a time of learning and healing prayer.   Join us as we’re mentored by one of the premiere Christian healing leaders of our day!S Click on Brochure for more details and schedule. Register today at Listen, Love, Pray!