All Saints' Sunday

It is our custom on All Saints’ Sunday at St. John’s to pray for loved ones who have died during the past year. We will include those who were members of St. John’s and those who are loved ones of our members. Please contact the office (483-7405 or and provide the name and date of death for your loved ones who have died since November 1, 2017. Forms can also be found across from the Elevator and outside the Chapel. There will be special prayers for the Commemoration of the Dead during each service on Sunday, November 4.

This Week @ St. John's

Wednesday, October 10
5:00 p.m. - Children's Choir
5:15 p.m. - Worship
5:30 p.m. - Children's Bible Adventures 
6:00 p.m. - Fellowship Dinner

Sunday, October 14
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite I
8:15 a.m. - Parish Family Breakfast 
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II 
Sunday Opportunities for Children
Quiet Bags: Thank you for remembering to return the bag with clipboard and the crayons at the end of the service.
Nursery: 9 a.m. - noon ages 0 - 2
Children’s Chapel: 10:15 a.m.: Preschool - 3rd grade 
Menu for Wednesday, October 10
Catered by Ginny Evans
Garden salad
Garlic bread
Cost: $8.00 per plate
Please reserve your meal by Monday at Noon.  A signup sheet is available on the bulletin board outside Hauser Hall. You can also reserve your meal online here.  

Veterans Day Service

The Episcopal churches of Fayetteville and the Upper Cape Fear Deanery, together with the Episcopal congregation at Fort Bragg will host a service of support for our Veterans on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Green Street, in Fayetteville.

The Rt. Rev. Carl W. Wright, Bishop Suffragan of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, will preach. The service will include healing and Holy Communion. Members of the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg communities are welcome. The cost of dinner is $9.00 per person. There will be no charge for veterans or for those on active duty in the military.

Please R.S.V.P. to the church office at, (910) 483-7405, online here, or on the bulletin board outside Hauser Hall.

Volunteers Needed: Rock the Block sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity is requesting volunteers to work one of three days in a cleanup project in the “B Street" neighborhood in downtown Fayetteville. Volunteers will be used to paint, power wash, yard work and general maintenance. St. John’s has requested that we be assigned to yard work. The event will be held on October 11, 12, and 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13 is the requested day for St. John’s. Interested parties may contact Ken Lancaster at or Dick Kells at

Wednesday Evening Servers Needed

Servers are needed to help with Wednesday Evening Dinners, starting October 3.  If you are able to help, please sign up on the signup sheet located outside of Hauser Hall.

Cursillo in Christianity

Cursillo in Christianity is a ministry promoting the development of Christ-centered leaders throughout the world. It begins with a Three-Day Weekend dedicated to providing understanding and conviction concerning the fundamentals of the Christian life. Individuals are introduced to patterns of that life, being supported by Christian community life, and strengthened to live out that understanding in their neighborhoods, work places, and parishes.
Two Cursillo Weekends are held each year at Trinity Center in April and in November. The next Cursillo weekend will be held November 8 -11, 2018. There are still places available for participants. The spring weekend will be held April 25 - 28, 2019.
If you would like to participate or get more information, please contact Lenora Chandler, or 910-482-0253.  You can also get information on the following website:
Adult Christian Formation

The Way of Love
Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on practices for Jesus-Centered Life.  Click here to learn more.

Monday Meditations
Fred Klinck recommends a weekly meditation from blog Click here to read the blog post for Monday, October 8.  RenewalWorks is brought to you by Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church that seeks to inspire disciples and empower evangelists. 

Reading the daily offices is one of the ways we can practice a rule of life. There is also an app that will give us daily offices complete with scripture readings and hymns. Google "mission St Clare" and scroll down for the app. Click get and install and you have it right on your phone.

Bible Study in the Kyle House
Join George Bender in the Kyle House at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for Bible Study.

The Gospel of Mark - Jesus Who Disturbs
Join Ron Schooler for a Study based on the Gospel of Mark on Sundays in the Vestry Room at 9:30 a.m. 
EYC (Episcopal Youth in the Church)

EYC (grades 6-12) Christian Formation meets  every Sunday morning at 9:15 in Room 5 upstairs.

Volunteers Needed:  Please join our wonderful team of volunteers that facilitate the EYC Sunday morning Christian Formation program.  The lessons are prepared and provided.  Volunteers serve as a team of two, one Sunday each month (less if we have enough volunteers).  Volunteers must take the Safe Church training provided online to participate.  This quick training is worthwhile and informative.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lenora Chandler, or Joel Christian,

Diocesan Youth Events:
Fall Conference for Middle Schoolers. Participants 6th-8th grade, Team 9th-12th grade. November 16-18, 2018 at Trinity Center. Fees are $135 per person. The deadline to register is October 28.
2019 Opportunities:
Camp Trinity Reunion. 8th-12th graders. January 18-20, 2019 at Trinity Center.
Youth at Convention. 9th-12th graders. February 7-9, 2019 Wilmington Convention Center. Fee scale TBA.
Happening 73. 9th-12th graders at Trinity Center. Team and candidate forms will be available in October.  Fees and exact dates TBD.
New Beginnings 53. 6th-8th graders (team 9th-12th graders). April 5-7, 2019 at Trinity Center. Fees TBD.

Contact Lenora Chandler at 910-482-0253 or for more information on any of these Diocesan Youth Events.

New acolytes wanted!

We are looking for young people who wish to be a part of the worship service.  As acolytes, youth learn to cultivate leadership and responsibility. We encourage everyone in 4th through 12th grade to participate, and training will be provided.  Please speak with your child about this very important ministry.
For information, please contact Grant Steffan at or Heath and Heather Privette at 913-702-6996 or email You may also call the church office at 483-7405 for information.

Greeters Needed

St. John’s Greeters have the fun and easy job of welcoming parishioners and newcomers as they arrive for 10:30 Sunday services. Greeters contribute to the warm and inviting atmosphere that leads attendees into our church home each Sunday. The duty is easy and the rewards are great! Please contact Kim Johnson at, or see her after church, to sign up for this worthy endeavor that only takes a fraction of your time.

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 Walker Haigh at

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 signup:

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