The Arts of St. John’s presents:

Bertamo Trio poster

Reminders for this week

Sunday, May 3
Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Church
Sunday School Classes, 10:30 a.m., Hospitality Room
Rite 13 Class, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., Hospitality Room
Sub-Committee Vestry Meetings, 12:30 p.m., Hospitality Room and Kitchen
Men’s BBQ, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Narthex & Kitchen
St. John’s Bells, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5
Yoga, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Hospitality Room
Good Grief, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hospitality Room

Wednesday, May 6
Choristers, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Church
Choir Practice, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church

Sunday, May 10 – Rogation Sunday – Blessing of the Chapel Hill Landscape
Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Church
Sunday School Classes, 10:30 a.m., Hospitality Room
Rite 13 Class, No Class Today

Tuesday, May 12
Yoga, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Hospitality Room
Good Grief, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hospitality Room
Stockton Chorale Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m., Church
Vestry Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Off Site

Wednesday, May 13
Choristers, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Church
Choir Practice, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church

Thursday, May 14
Bridge Game, 1:00 p.m., Narthex
Contemplation and Conversation, 7:00 p.m., Hospitality Room

Saturday, May 16
Stockton Chorale Concert, 7:30 p.m., Church

Sunday, May 17
Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Church
Sunday School Classes, 10:30 a.m., Hospitality Room
Rite 13 Class, Rehearsal for May 31
Arts of St. John’s Concert, 3:00 p.m., Church
St. John’s Bell’s Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m., Church

Earthquake Relief Needed for the People of Nepal

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on the morning of April 25. The UN estimates that eight million people been affected – more than a quarter of the population. Nearly 5,000 deaths have been confirmed, with over 10,000 injured. Many villages near the epicenter were totally destroyed.
Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is partnering with the ACT Alliance in Nepal to help meet urgent needs such as food, clean water and shelter, as well as support for assessment and search and rescue teams. Following the initial relief phase, this ERD’s Nepal Relief fund will continue to support longer-term recovery efforts with local partners. Please give generously – before the earthquake, Nepal was among the poorest nations in the world, with few resources to cope with a disaster of this scale.
Donations can be made directly on ERD’s web site, https://www.episcopalrelief.org/NepalRelief;
by phone at 1-855-312-HEAL; or by sending a check to
Episcopal Relief & Development
P.O. Box 7058
Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

 

Sermon from 5/3/15

The Rev. Randy A. Knutson
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2015
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 05 03 Easter 5 RAK

I am.
I am that I am.
This has been the strongest, shortest way in the scriptures for God to describe God. So it is a surprise, and yet not, when Jesus, in the Gospel of John, defines himself this way seven times. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, I am the Good Shepherd and then this way, in todays Gospel, the last of these in John: I am the Vine. It is perhaps the most earthy of these, not so theoretical. It is an idea with history and a connection to nature, to growing and farming. It also has a long history as a biblical image, almost. The image of the vineyard in the Old Testament refers to Israel as the vineyard God will tend, guard and keep. God will nurture it and keep it. When God’s Chosen fall away, the vineyard also is not protected and it is over run and falls away. There are many commentaries about this vineyard image, but in this statement from John’s Gospel, Jesus claims himself to be the very vine and those that would follow him in the Way, the branches, springing from this vine. This is a new, more vital, direct connection that Jesus is talking about by saying I am the Vine.
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Sermon from 4/19/2015

The Rev. Randy Knutson
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Third Sunday of Easter
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 04 19 RAK

Sermon from 4/12/15

Andee Zetterbaum
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Second Sunday of Easter
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 04 12 AZ

Sermon from 4/5/15

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 04 05 EHB

Sermon from 4/4/15

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Saturday, April 4, 2015
The Great Easter Vigil
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 04 04 EHB

Maundy Thursday, 4/2/15

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Thursday, April 2, 2015:  Maundy Thursday
Listen to this…Meditation 1 Maunday Thursday
and this…Meditation 2 Maunday Thursday

Sermon from 3/29

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 03 29 EHB

Sermon from 3/22

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Fifth Sunday in LentListen to this…Sermon 2015 03 22 EHB