2012 Kanuga Parish
Retreat was balanced
of spiritual worship and fun for youth
February 17 - 19, the youth of St. John’s traveled
to the Kanuga Conference Center to participate in the annual
St. John’s Parish Retreat. The youth spent their weekend
exploring their own version of the theme for the weekend:
“Through the past into the future: Reaching for that
which lies ahead.” Senior William Axson described
it as “a retreat from urban confusion, and a fellowship
of the St. John’s Community. It was a balanced blend
of spiritual worship and community fun.”
On Friday, they discussed that they are the past, present,
and future of the Episcopal Church before joining the rest
of the church at the social hour. "This was a wonderful
event where all the different generations of St. John’s
got to mingle and interact with each other," said Clay
Cutler, Director of Youth Ministries.
On Saturday morning, as part of the Centennial Year celebration,
the youth learned more about what it would have been like
to live in 1912. Led by youth advisor Bryana Close, she
explained, “It is important to understand where the
world was to understand the environment in which St. John’s
was founded.” So, she had the youth play a game where
they had to use their historical knowledge to figure out
details of the past. Click
here to continue reading this article.
Restoration & Repair Project
part of the Centennial celebration, a presentation was made
St. John's Restoration & Repair Project during last
week's Sunday school hour. Senior Warden Jeff Brooker, Junior
Warden Cogburn Gaillard and Treasurer Russ McCoy spoke on
Palm Sunday to the adult Sunday school classes in the multipurpose
room. Architect and project administrator Larry Woodrum
explained the project in detail, including how the inside
of the church could look, after a historic painting technique
called pigmented plaster, is applied. To get a good idea
of this technique, the narthex ceiling was painted recently.
"Look up when you walk in the church and check it out,"
said Larry Woodrum. "We welcome your feedback."
If the parish likes this finish, the contractors will move
forward with this technique through out the interior of
Russ McCoy reviewed the budget for the project, including
a status on current contributions. (Click
here for the budget.) The panel of speakers also
of the narthex roof with copper.
the interior of the church with a pigmented plaster
color called (historic preservation technique) manchester
of plexiglass over the stained glass windows with laminated
glass – lasts longer and does not cloud appearance of
of the boiler system and installation of a Veritable
Refrigerant Volume System (VRV) for heating and cooling
the church. System will replace the radiators with customized
cabinets. Cabinets will match church pews and furniture.
Cabinets emit heated and cooled air through a decorative
top vent. System is cost-effective (lower energy bills),
quieter inside and outside than the current system,
and controls humidity and condensation.
- Installation of new velvet
kneelers (donated by a parish member)
more information about the Restoration & Repair Project,
contact the Parish Office at 799-4767. If you would like
to contribute to the project, please contact Finance Administrator
Barbara Catoe at 799-4767.
for General Convention:
and Dialogue on the Rite
Same Gender Blessings
to General Convention and Bishop Waldo will host a brief
review of the major issues before The Episcopal Church this
July in Indianapolis , and a detailed review of the status
of the rite for same gender blessings. Participants can
dialogue on the proposed rite and its impact on Upper South
Carolina . The meeting is free and open to all diocesan
communicants in good standing. The meeting is 8:15 am -
1:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, at Trinity Cathedral, Columbia.
Info and RSVP online at www.edusc.org
Food Program receives thank you letters
from the Hand Weekend Food program recently sent handmade
letters to St. John's thanking the church for the food they
receive weekly in their backpacks. The letters are on display
on the bulletin boards across from the kitchen in the Barr
here to view them on-line.
for March, 2012
March, $1,668 was received towards the Heyward Hall debt
challenge and $5,542 to the Church Renovation Fund. Pink
building fund envelopes are available in the church pews
from St. John's
calendar for more information about
upcoming events and services.
& Music at St. John's
Sunday's Music: At 9:00 am: Selah, St.
John's acoustic group, will
lead music. At 11:15 am: choir anthem at
Offertory by G F Händel “Since by Man Came Death”
from Messiah; Frances Webb, Organist.
at St. John's
8 - No EYC on Easter Sunday
15 - St John's : The Church in Which We Worship Centennial
EYC: We will have a photo scavenger hunt throughout
the church grounds. Prizes will be awarded! Bring a
friend as an extra pair of eyes.
at St. John's
available on Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:15
Chapel at 9:00 am Service for 3K, 4K, 5K
School begins at 10:15, no Sunday School on
at St. John's
Parish Office is closed on Good Friday
at 12 pm through Monday, April 8. The office will reopen
on Tuesday, April 10, at 8:30 am.
Monicas's/St. Bridget's Guild will meet
on Thursday, April 12, at 1 pm in the parlor.
Visitors and guests are welcome.
Women United Event “Salads, Sweets, &
Sisterhood” spring luncheon with musical program “Five
Generations of Women” by Jan Merchant is on Saturday,
April 14. Young Church Women (ages 21 - 45) will be
honored. Luncheon is from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Trinity
in the Saterlee Hall.
at Hand Middle School Now through April,
re-gifts as well as gift bags and tissue paper needed
for a Mother's Day shop and all sizes of men's dress
shirts and ties. Volunteers from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm any
weekday. Please place items in the designated box under
the desk in the Heyward Hall lobby.
is April 17: Here Comes the Judge Honorable
Dana Turner, former Senior Warden, is the Chief Administrative
Judge of the City of Columbia Municipal Court. She will
tell behind the scenes stories of her adventures as
a judge. RSVP to the Parish Office by Friday, April
of St. John's Spring Event is Sunday,
April 29, from 5 - 7 pm at Bonnie Montgomery's home,
1707 Maplewood Drive .
Course Coming this Summer It's been several
years, but St. John's will once again offer The Marriage
Course, an eight week DVD-based series created by Nicky
and Sila Lee of Holy Trinity Brompton, the London church
that started the Alpha course. It will gather on Sunday
evenings from June 10 through July 29 – further information
will follow, but please mark your calendars now. Plan
to join us and discover practical tools to help you
and your spouse grow closer and build a healthy relationship
that will last a lifetime.
Bible Study Will not meet Monday, April
9. It normally meets on Mondays at 11 am in room 9 and
is led by the Rev. Fletcher Montgomery.
Bible Study Meets Weekly Could you use
some hope? All women of the church, and their friends,
are invited to join a new St. John's Women's Bible Study
starting April 16. The six-week study will meet Mondays
from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the multipurpose room. The
study is video-based with discussion and light homework.
Cost is $15.00. Ann Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham,
is the author and teacher of The Vision of His Glory
study on the book of Revelation. With skilled teaching,
practical insight and heart-touching parables, Anne
brings clarity to the glorious pageantry and imagery
of the book of Revelation. Sharing her passion
for God's Word, she leads participants through John's
eyewitness account of God's plan for our future. To
sign up, call or email Victoria Fleischer: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Morning Bible Study meets weekly on Tuesdays.
Join us for breakfast, fellowship and education.
Barr Center Dining Room, 6:45 am - 8:00 am. Questions?
Contact Ned Badgett, 787.8189.
formation offers classes (Classes
start at 10:15 am on Sundays unless otherwise noted.)
Regular Sunday School classes for adults will resume
Sunday, April 15.
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Worship With Us
Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012
am, 9:00 am, 11:15 am
John's is celebrating 100 years of serving God this year
for that which lies ahead.”
Centennial Upcoming Events
with Ellis Lawhorne
John's Work Day
and Outside at St. John's
Day and Centennial Sunday School
the Bishop Gravatt Center,
Stroup: The History of St. John's
Week at St. John's
April 8 - Easter Sunday
|9:00 am, Rite I
am Rite II
School for Adults & Children
Heyward Hall (no classes on Easter Sunday)
Birth - 3 years old, 9:00 & 11:15 am
Chapel 3K, 4K, 5K
|9:00 am Service
Young Church-People (EYC)
out our Youth
Blog for our schedule of events and join us
Bible Study (canceled)
am, Room 9
pm, Room 9
am, Dining Room
pm, Room 9
pm, Music Room
pm, Multipurpose Room