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Parish Photo Directory Sign Ups

Ted Curtis  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Our new photo directory will be enjoyable for years to come and it will be the most important resource for our new clergy to use in getting to know us. If you have a favorite hobby and would like to include your ukulele, cheer leading outfit or pet we can accommodate you. Pictures will be taken by professional photographers from Lifetouch on Wednesday and Thursday, May 17th and 18th between 2 PM and 9 PM….

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Christian Formation in Lent

Ted Curtis  •  Church Events  •  

Sunday Lenten Christian Formation Christian Formation sessions on select Sunday Mornings, from 9:15-10:10 a.m. in the library, led by Fr. Ted Curtis.   March 5: As Lent begins let’s take a “fierce” look of GUILT, FEAR and SHAME. March 12: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS.  Not what they’re hyped up to be. April 2: Human institutions are created for good but often lose their way:  THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS ARE FALLEN. April 9: How has Jesus…

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Monday Evening Lenten Book Study-Sabbath

Ted Curtis  •  Church Events  •  

Mondays Evenings in Lent –  6:15-8:00 p.m. Sabbath: Pampering the Soul.  Mike Morrow and Fr. Ted Curtis will facilitate an encounter with Wayne Muller’s classic book Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives. On six Monday evenings, 6:15 PM – 8 PM, beginning March 6, participants will taste Sabbath rest through silent prayer, book discussion, group activities and the office of Compline. Goal: to establish regular Sabbath time in our lives.  Some…

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St. John’s 47th Annual Lenten Lunch Series – WICHITAN HOPE

Ted Curtis  •  Church Events  •  

St. John’s Wednesday Lenten Lunch Series  Noon on Wednesdays a Lenten Prayer Service with Guest Speaker   12:35 p.m. Light Lunch and Q&A session with the Guest Speaker ($5 suggested donation)  See flyer for more information –  St. John’s 2017 Lenten Lunch Series Flyer            March 08, Jeff Longwell, Mayor of Wichita: Serving God, Serving Your Community           March 15, Spencer Lindsay, Working Men of Christ Ministry: Healing Incarcerated Souls   …

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Christian Formation for a New Year

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Begin the new year with Christian Formation sessions on select Sunday Mornings, from 9:15-10:10 a.m. in the library, led by Fr. Ted Curtis. January 15: The prime challenge and duty of any Christian congregation is to move energy and resources from maintenance to mission.  Come and discuss THE FIVE MARKS OF MISSION OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION as they apply to the mission and ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church. January 29: The British Isles have…

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147th Annual Parish Meeting

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Please plan to attend the annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 29th, following the 10:30 a.m. service. A light lunch will be served. We will elect alternate delegates and hear from our clergy and lay leadership about our goals for 2017.  

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Holy Eucharist on the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

St. John’s welcomes you to celebrate Holy Eucharist on the Epiphany, led by the Rev. Elizabeth Montes. Following the service, you’re invited to stay to help remove the Christmas decorations from the church.

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Christmas Services at St. John’s

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Celebrate Christmas with us at St. John’s! Saturday, December 24: 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eucharist (Enriching Our Worship liturgy, no choir), the Rev. Ted Curtis  7:30 p.m.  Vispera de Navidad Misa en Espanol, the Rev. Elizabeth Montes 9:30 p.m.  Choral Prelude with St. John’s Choir, directed by Ken Breeden 10:00 p.m.  Christmas Eucharist (Enriching Our Worship liturgy, with choir), the Rev. Ted Curtis Sunday, December 25: 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eucharist (only service – Enriching Our Worship liturgy),…

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Advent Eucharist and Christian Formation

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

You’re invited to travel the road to Bethlehem with us this Advent season at St. John’s! Each Sunday, from November 27 through December 18, we will celebrate the Advent Eucharist from Enriching Our Worship, experiencing Advent with fresh language and images, at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. We invite you to stay for Coffee & Conversation, an informal time of fellowship following both services, and to take part in Christian Formation, at 9:15 a.m. in the library,…

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe features Dancers, Pozole Supper

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Join us as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, December 11. We’ll enjoy watching the traditional dancers (matachines) at 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot.  Holy Eucharist begins at 4:00 p.m. in the church, to be followed by a traditional Pozole and taquitos supper in the undercroft.  There will be no regular 1:00 p.m. Spanish mass on this date.  All are welcome! 

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Fall Clean-Up Day & Oiling the Wood

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

  Saturday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. Junior Warden Mike McFerren will head up an all-church Clean-up Day while Lanelle McKernan and Altar Guild members take care of our beautiful woodwork. Jobs and projects for all ages and abilities. Come enjoy a beautiful autumn morning with friends, making our historic church, educational building and grounds tidy and attractive!  

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Christian Formation for November 2016, Sundays at 9:15 a.m.

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Come to the library on designated Sunday mornings from 9:15 – 10:10 AM for exploration of various aspects of living life as a Christian in today’s world.  Fr. Ted Curtis will give a short presentation on the day’s topic, followed by group discussion. November 6 — Fierce Conversations: This is a way to speak with one another with concision, clarity and charity especially in difficult situations. November 13 — Memory: The Early Church’s, and Ours:…

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“Stepping Up” Annual Pledge Drive, Now Through October 23

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Our Vestry is kicking off the parish’s annual Pledge Drive.  These are challenging and exciting times at St. John’s.  Renewal has begun!  You can commit to be a vital part of this renewal.             The theme of this year’s pledge drive is “Stepping Up.”  You can step up to contribute your time, talents and money to make St. John’s the church you’d like it to be. Pledge cards have been mailed to our parish families, and…

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Christian Formation Class for Sundays, October 2-16, at 9:15 a.m.

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Interim Pastor, Fr. Ted Curtis, leads a class for Christian Formation on the Sundays that he serves, from 9:15 to 10:10 a.m.  Stop by the parlor for refreshments, then join us in the library for a short “lecturette” and time for discussion.   October 2nd: The Year of the Gospel of Luke – We are in Lectionary Cycle C in which we hear in Sunday worship Luke’s account of the life and ministry of Jesus. Who…

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Welcome Fr. Ted Curtis, Interim Priest, on Sunday, September 4

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Don’t miss Sunday, September 4th, as we meet our new Interim Priest, The Rev. Ted Curtis.  Fr. Ted will preach and celebrate Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. A reception will take place at 11:45 a.m. in the Undercroft to welcome Fr. Ted into our parish family.  He will also lead Christian Formation at 9:15 a.m. in the library, sharing with us his faith story and life journey.

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St. John’s to host youth retreat “Happening #91”

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Youth from throughout the Kansas diocese will gather at St. John’s this July 29-31 for “Happening #91,” three days of games, food, music, worship and discussion for those in grades 9-12. Participants learn more about their relationship with Jesus Christ. The cost is $50; register online at edokyouth.wordpress.com  

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The Rev. Arland Wallace joins St. John’s as Deacon in July

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events, Church News  •  

Join us on Sunday, July 3rd, as we welcome back The Rev. Arland Wallace to serve St. John’s as Deacon. Dcn. Arland will lead Morning Prayer services on July 3rd and again on July 17th at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.  You are invited to greet Dcn. Arland during coffee time in the parlor at 9:15 and 11:45 a.m. on July 3rd.  

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Summer Bible Study on James, Wednesdays, June 22nd-July 27th

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

A Study of the Letter of James begins Wednesday evening, June 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the library at St. John’s.  The study will be led by Mike Morrow, and will conclude July 27th.  Our time will begin with worship from 6:00 to 6:15, followed by Bible study until 7:15.  You are welcome to join us for either worship, study or both.  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to attend every week – you’re welcome…

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Burger & Dog Cookout Potluck on Pentecost Sunday!

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Invite a friend and bring a dish to share for a Burger & Dog Cookout Potluck on the new patio, following a special Pentecost celebration at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome – come celebrate Pentecost and wear RED!

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Bishop Dean Wolfe to visit St. John’s on Sunday, June 19th

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Join us for 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Sunday, June 19th, with The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas. A reception with the Bishop will follow in the undercroft.  There will be no 8:00 a.m. service on this date.  

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Invite a friend for Holy Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Bring a friend for a Celebration of Pentecost, along with members of St. John’s Latino/Hispanic congregation, at 10:30 a.m. with celebrant and preacher Rev. Elizabeth Montes, and a mix of traditional and Latin hymns and music led by Brother Guadalupe.  Don’t forget to wear red, and plan to stay for lunch at 11:45 a.m. with a Burger & Dog cookout potluck out on the new patio! 

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Join us for Spring Fiesta – delicious food, live music!

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Come enjoy an authentic Latin experience on Saturday, April 30th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in St. John’s undercroft.  Advance reservations are available through the parish office, 262-0897, for $10 per plate. Enjoy flautas, enchiladas, refried beans and Mexican rice, with limonada and horchata to drink.  WSU’s Banda Hispanica will provide live music from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  The event is a fundraiser for St. John’s Latino/Hispanic ministry.          

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145th Anniversary Cookbooks available!

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

“Over the Years: A Cookbook Collection” is a unique compilation of cookbooks published over the last century by the wonderful cooks of St. John’s parish.  The 1908 and 1920 cookbooks appear as originally published, including advertisements of their times. There are historical notes and photos from the history of our parish and city. Excerpts from the 1988 cookbook and brand new recipes from our current members complete the collection.  The collection is 8 1/2 x 11″, contains…

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Join us for St. Patrick’s Potato Bar!

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Plan to stay for St. Patrick’s Potato Bar lunch in the Undercroft on Sunday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m., following the service.  Potatoes and drinks will be furnished.  Bring along your favorite topping to share, if you’d like.  Donations always gratefully accepted.  See you there!    

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Winter Jam Youth Lock-In

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

All Kansas Episcopal Youth are invited to St. John’s for a lock-in following the Winter Jam Concert at Intrust Bank Arena on Friday, March 11.  Youth and their sponsors will meet at the church at 11:00 p.m., enjoy games and a compline service, then lights out at 1:00 a.m.  In the morning there will be breakfast, card making, and serving the community in St. John’s weekly Sandwich Saturday ministry at 11:00 a.m. before heading home…

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All Church Clean-Up Day

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Come join your friends at St. John’s as we prepare our beautiful church and grounds for Holy Week!  There will be projects for all ages and abilities, indoors and out, including oiling the woodwork under the direction of the Altar Guild.  Participants are invited to a light lunch as we finish up around noon.   

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Episcopal Campus Ministry meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at St. John’s

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

This year, St. John’s is proud to host Campus Ministry on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parlor on the upper level of the Education Building, or in St. John’s newly-renovated Undercroft space. January 19th & 26th in the undercroft. February 2nd, 16th & 23rd in the parlor (no meeting on February 9th). March 1st & 8th in the parlor (no meeting on March 15th – Spring Break, or March 22nd – Holy…

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146th Annual Parish Meeting & Luncheon

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

Join us on Sunday, January 31st, at noon for the Annual Parish Meeting and Luncheon.  Hear about goals and plans for the new year, with reports from our clergy and parish leadership.  Elections to fill vestry and delegate positions will be held, so your presence is important.   

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Join us for a Mardi Gras celebration!

Calvin Nelson  •  Church Events  •  

St. John’s will host an evening of Cajun food and Zydeco music on Tuesday, February 9th. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. when all are invited to create a mask (materials provided). Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  RSVP to the parish office at 262-0897 by February 7th.  Prepare for a night of feasting, revelry and fellowship!