Parish Announcements

ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE BAPTISM OF MANTEO AND VIRGINIA DARE. Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. The baptisms of Chief Manteo and English newborn Virginia Dare in August 1587 mark a major feast day for our diocese. The Roanoke Colony, on present-day Roanoke Island, was one of the first attempts to establish an English settlement in the New World. Manteo became the first Native American to be baptized in the Church of England. Virginia Dare was the first child born in the Americas to English parents. Together, Manteo and Dare are the first recorded baptisms of the Church of England in North America.

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH MAKES ITS PRESENCE KNOWN WITH MUSIC. St. John’s is proud to announce the inaugural season of its new concert series! In the spirit of giving back to our wonderful community, we have invited musicians from the greater Fayetteville area to share their gifts. All concerts are free, but donations can be given if concertgoers so choose.

We will kick off the new concert series on September 8th, at 2 p.m., featuring the St. John’s Chancel Choir as well as faculty and students from Methodist University. This concert will include some fan-favorite choral pieces!

Keep an eye out for updates on future concert dates and special performances on our website: stjohnsnc.org. We hope to see you there!

NEW PROGRAM YEAR KICK OFF - COVERED DISH COOKOUT. St. John’s will kick off our 2019-2020 season with a Covered Dish Cookout on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. We ask that each family provide a side dish or dessert to complement this occasion. We look forward to an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. A sign-up sheet is posted outside Hauser Hall, or you can sign-up online www.stjohnsnc.org/wednesday-evening-dinner.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS. The Parish Office hours are being reduced during the summer. The office will be staffed from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and by appointment.

Adult Christian Formation

BOOK OF ROMANS BIBLE STUDY IN THE KYLE HOUSE. Join George Bender in the Kyle House at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for Bible Study on the book of Romans.

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH. Join Ron Schooler for a Study based on the Book of Isaiah on Sundays in the Vestry Room at 9:30 a.m.

EYC - Episcopal Youth in the Church

EYC (GRADES 6-12) CHRISTIAN FORMATION is taking a break for the summer. Classes will resume September 8.

DIOCESAN YOUTH EVENTS:

yOUThREACH 2019, 6th-12th grades, September 21, Location TBA, Registration opens in the Summer, Fee is $45 for participants.

Happening 74, 9th-12th grades, October 18-20 (team October 17-20), Trinity Center, Team Fees $170, Candidate Fees $145.

CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES ON SUNDAYS.

Nursery: 10 a.m. - noon ages 0 - 2

Children’s Chapel: 10:15 a.m.: Preschool - 3rd grade.

“QUIET BAGS” are available in the narthex and the inside entrance into the church near the Sacristy for children to take into the 10:30 a.m. service. This creative opportunity includes a Bible story booklet, quiet game sheets and coloring pages for your child to use now and take home with them. Once the service concludes, please return the bags with clip boards and crayons inside so they may be reused.

Other Announcements

ONLINE GIVING & DIRECTORY. St. John’s now has an online directory and the ability to give online through your computer, tablet or mobile device. Please visit the following website for instructions and to sign up: http://www.stjohnsnc.org/access/. If you need help logging in, please call or stop by the church office during normal office hours.

PRAYER REQUEST BOX. The Daughters of the King take a vow of prayer and service. The Lydia Chapter at St. John’s maintains a confidential prayer request box. It is now located on the table outside the Chapel. The members of the Lydia Chapter will offer confidential prayers for your concerns or thanksgivings.