First 100 Years of St. John's - Reception at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Join the Museum for a light reception on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
A presentation will also be given by the staff of the Museum on April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

This Week @ St. John's

Wednesday, April 19
5:15 p.m. - Worship
6:00 p.m. - Reception at Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
No Children's Bible Adventures
No dinner.
Sunday, April 23 
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.
 9 a.m. - noon ages 0 - 2
The 9:15 a.m. Bunch will not meet until after Easter (Date to be determined)
Children’s Chapel 10:15 a.m.: Preschool - 3rd grade
No Wednesday evening meal this week.
Adult Christian Formation

Monday Meditations
Fred Klinck, vestry member, recommends a weekly meditation from blog Click here to read the blog post for Monday, April 17th.  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.

Pilgrim Course
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Vestry Room. Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey, is a course to help people become disciples of Jesus. They are currently studying the Baptismal Covenant. Click here for additional information.
Parish Beach Weekend Sign Up
June 9-11. It's approaching summertime! That means we're preparing for our parish beach weekend at Trinity Center. A Sign-up sheet is available on the bulletin board across Hauser Hall and details can be found in the April Epistle. 
Jim Brisson Recognition 
Sunday, April 30 following the 10:30 a.m. Service  We are planning a reception to honor and say goodbye to our Associate Priest, Jim Brisson and his family. We need help in making food items.  If you can provide any of the following, please let Walker know what you can bring.  Thank you! Walker Haigh & Jim MacRae, Parish Family Life.
Chicken salad sandwiches
Pimento cheese sandwiches
Ham biscuits
Fruit tray
Cheese/cracker tray/cheese ball
Punch – Julie MacRae
Whatever else you think would be helpful!
CROP Walk 
The 2017 Cumberland County CROP Hunger Walk is Saturday, April 22. Join the fight against hunger in this 5K (3.1 miles) walk/run with a 1 mile short route option. 
Registration for the walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 301 N. Cool Spring Street, Fayetteville 28301.  There is no entry fee. Voluntary donations are requested for the cause of ending hunger.  Go to their website at for more information or to donate online.
Vacation Bible School 
Vacation Bible School is being hosted by Holy Trinity, June 19-23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help.  A signup sheet is available on the bulletin board outside of Hauser Hall.  

Bicentennial Celebration 

Sunday, May 7, 2017. We will have a Bicentennial Service led by Bishop Skirving at 10:30 a.m.  We will serve lunch on the lawn with music following the service. We will have special gifts for attendees - mementos for the adults and bicentennial coloring books for the children. The Committee is planning to invite local Episcopal churches to the service and for lunch.

Click here for additional information about the Bicentennial Celebration.

Click here to register for the Bicentennial Lunch.

Bicentennial Committe Meeting

Sunday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in Hauser Hall.
EYC (Episcopal Youth in the Church)

EYC Youth Events:
EYC Planning Meeting: Mark your calendar for 4/30, 5:30 p.m.: EYC Planning Meeting in Hauser Hall.  Food will be provided.
Youth Confirmation Class: Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Fr. Alves’ office. Confirmation/Inquirers Classes are open to all EYC.

Diocesan Youth Events:
Youth Week at Kanuga: Youth Week 2017, June 18-23, 2017. Youth Week at Kanuga is the summer event for KEY Conferences (Kanuga Empowered Youth). Full payment must be made for reservations by May 18.
EYE Diocesan Delegation. EYE July 10-14 for 9th-12th graders, in the Diocese of Oklahoma.  EYE is the largest gathering of Episcopal young people anywhere, and it only happens once every 3 years 
Camp Trinity: Summer Program.  Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina to serve the 74 parishes of the diocese.  Camp Trinity offers young people (grades 3-12) an opportunity to experience camping in an enjoyable and beautiful setting along Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Contact Lenora Chandler at 910-482-0253 or for more information on any of these Diocean Youth Events.

Care for the Deployed

Care for the Deployed has care packages ready and available to ship. Our mission is to thank and support our deployed soldiers. If your loved one is deployed and you would like CFD to send him or her a care package, please contact Judith Borger via email:

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 Judy Brown at

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.

Bulletin Correction

The information regarding the Parish Beach Weekend is listed wrong in the 4/16 & 4/23 Bulletin.  The Parish Beach Weekend is  June 9-11. Contact Parish Family Life: Walker Haigh, or 910-308-1995 or Jim MacRae, or 910-485-4530 if you have any questions.
(T) 910.483.7405  /  (F) 910.483.8980  /  COMMUNICATIONS@STJOHNSNC.ORG
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