Parish Announcements

Holy Week

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14
8 a.m.   Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist Rite I with Passion Narrative.
10:30 a.m.   Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist Rite II with Passion Narrative

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. 
Jesus institutes the Sacrament of Holy Communion as he shares his last supper with his disciples and washes their feet. Includes Holy Eucharist. 

Good Friday
Friday, April 19 
Stations of the Cross, St. Joseph’s, 12 p.m. 
Personal meditations and readings of Jesus’ journey to the cross.
 
The Good Friday Liturgy I, St. John’s, 6 p.m.
A service centered in the narrative of the Passion of the Cross which invites us into the central mystery of salvation. A quiet service of meditation and mourning.

Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. 
New light springs from darkness as we remember our salvation history, and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. 

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21, 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 
Christ is risen! Both services include music and Holy Eucharist. Children decorate the cross with flowers from around Fayetteville at the 10:30 service. There is also an Easter Egg hunt for the kids following the 10:30 service. 

PASSION NARRATIVE READERS NEEDED. Passion narrative readers are needed for both services on Palm Sunday, April 7. The parts are small and a script will be provided. No memorization! Please sign up on the sign-up sheet located outside Hauser Hall or contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

PALM CROSSES. We will be making palm crosses for Palm Sunday in Hauser Hall on Wednesday afternoon, April 10th, beginning at 4:00. We invite you to join us, and we welcome any amount of time you can volunteer.

EASTER LILY MEMORIALS. Remember your loved ones and donate an Easter Lily. The memorial Lilies will adorn St. John’s altar at Easter. Forms can be found in the weekly bulletin, across from the elevator, or outside the Chapel. Forms are due Sunday, April 14.

THE WAY OF LOVE - A LENTEN STUDY. Fr. Alves will lead an exploration of The Way of Love during Monday Morning (10:30 a.m.) and Wednesday evening (6:45 p.m.) Lenten Studies at St. John’s. The same material will be presented on Mondays and Wednesdays each week, providing participants the option to attend the most convenient session each week. The sessions will be designed to provide an introduction to the Way of Love and to give the opportunity for participants to engage and explore the newly developed rule of life.

The Monday sessions will be followed by worship and lunch. Volunteers are needed to help make sandwiches. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board outside Hauser Hall if you can help. The Wednesday sessions will be preceded by worship at 5:15 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please see the Rector’s Letter by Fr. Alves for more information about the Way of Love. Plan to come and to bring a friend.

ST. JOHN’S SAINTS AND SINNERS AT THE 2019 RIBBON WALK AND RUN FOR CANCER! Please join our team to show support for all those who have had their lives touched by cancer! To register for the 2019 Ribbon Walk and Run for Cancer, go to: www.register.primoevents.com/ps/event/ribbonwalk2019/. When prompted, select Join Existing Team and choose “St. John’s Saints and Sinners.” Complete the check-out process, and HAVE FUN on Race Day, April 20th at Festival Park!!! If you can’t attend, but want to support your St. John’s Team, go to: www.ribbonwalk2019.everydayhero.com/us/st-john-s-saints-sinners. Team Awards are given to Teams with the Most Participants and the Most Money Raised!

If you have questions, contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

GUARDIAN ANGEL DINNER. The Guardian Angel dinner will be held April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Hauser Hall. The youth will have the opportunity to meet the Guardian Angels that have been praying for them throughout the Lenten season, as well as enjoy a meal and fellowship. Both Guardian Angels and youth will need to rsvp to Robyn Christian by April 10. Email: robynchristychristian@gmail.com.

PARISH BEACH WEEKEND. Just a few rooms are available, so sign up soon for the annual Parish Retreat! This awesome event is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2019. Invite family and friends to enjoy a weekend of fun, food, and fellowship with fellow parishioners at this lovely beach setting. Sign up using the sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board outside Hauser Hall.

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 ACTS. Join Ron Schooler for a Study based on the Book of Acts on Sundays in the Vestry Room at 9:30 a.m.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING STUDY. The Daughters of the King have a study following the 10:30 a.m. service. The study is for those interested in being a Daughter of the King. Please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

Children’s Christian Formation

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We need additional volunteers for Children’s Chapel. In order to keep this amazing program continuing to move forward, we need more help on Sundays. The kids have a great time and the program is rewarding for both the kids and the volunteers. If anyone is interested, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We need a coordinator to set up and run Vacation Bible School this summer and volunteers to teach and help out. We didn’t have VBS last summer and based on the success and size of the amazing Christmas Pageant, we would love to have this summer opportunity available for our youth again in our church. But, we can’t do it without help from amazing volunteers. If anyone is interested, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405 as soon as possible. Please help us continue this amazing St. John’s tradition and continue our journey forward for the children of our church.

WEDNESDAY OPPORTUNITIES. Bible Adventures and Children’s Choir at 5 p.m. for children in Preschool - 3rd grade.

CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES ON SUNDAYS.

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

Sunday School / Junior EYC: Sunday School / Junior EYC class for children in 4th - 5th grade. They meet from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. upstairs in room 4.

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.

EYC - Episcopal Youth in the Church

EYC (GRADES 6-12) CHRISTIAN FORMATION meets every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. upstairs in Room 5.

Event/Volunteers

ST. JOHN’S ALTAR GUILD. St. John’s Altar Guild invites you to become a member of our team. Our volunteers donate a few hours a month, either on a weekend or Wednesday committee, to prepare the church or chapel for the liturgy. If you are interested in being a part of this rewarding ministry, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

ST. JOHN’S IS LOOKING FOR NEW ACOLYTES. We are looking for young people to be part of worship. We encourage anyone in 4th through 12th grade to participate. Training is provided. For further information on this ministry, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN USHER? We are currently in need of ushers. Ushers at St. John’s participate in a very rewarding ministry at the church. In addition to serving at the 10:30 Sunday morning services, ushers are also needed at funerals and other scheduled church services. Ushers are scheduled on a monthly basis and serve approximately once every 4-6 weeks. Training will be provided. If you are interested in becoming an usher, contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

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.