- Wyoming Diocesan Convention, presided by The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, takes place Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4. Sue Woods is attending as the delegate from St. Johnâ€™s and Carra Wetzel as alternate. Also attending is Megan Nickles and Ed Wetzel. In addition, Robert Rumbolz will perform with John Rapson and Ronnie Bedford & Friends, reprising the Jazz Eucharist performed last spring at St. Johnâ€™s Lenten Music Series.
- St. Johnâ€™s Thrift Shop continues to be a successful and thriving enterprise. In addition to its Mon.-Wed.-Fri. hours from 1-3:30 pm, the Shop will also be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. In September, the Thrift Shop workers donated $500 to each of the following organizations: Powell Valley Hospice, Lifeline, Northwest Wyoming Family Planning in Powell, and the Powell Boys and Girls Club.
- On Sept. 12, Laura Greathouse, Sue Woods, and Megan Nickles attended â€œRaising Up Your Congregation,â€ a workshop sponsored by the Wyoming Episcopalian Foundation. Held at Thomas the Apostle Center, the event focused on maintaining an informative, instructional level of integrity to administrative tasks within the church.
- Our prayers are with Ronnie Oltorf who is in the Powell Nursing Home, and Nancy Bonner and Louise Snedden in the Heartland. We also remember Chip and Victor who are serving in the military.
Thank you to all who mowed or provided mowing for the lawn and grounds this past summer. We extend a special thanks to Pete Chidsey for his hard work on the lawn, the equipment, and sprinkler system maintenance.
- The Annual United Thank Offering In-Gathering will take place Sunday, October 18. All offerings are used to support grants for ministries at home and overseas as an outreach of the Episcopal Church.
- St. Johnâ€™s Birthday Party will follow service on Sunday, November 1. Lunch will be served and there will be a table for gifts. The churchâ€™s gift â€œwish listâ€ is posted on the bulletin board in the Undercroft.
- St. Johnâ€™s â€œEnglish as a Second Languageâ€ classes are going smoothly. The tutors are doing an excellent job and though there are a number of consistent students, there is room for more. Please spread the word. Classes are held at St. Johnâ€™s on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Textbooks are available free of charge. Classes are taught in small groups or one-on-one and childcare is provided. This is St. Johnâ€™s contribution to the Episcopal Diocese of Wyomingâ€™s Mustard Seed Mission. The Diocese challenged each of its parishes to find ways to serve the larger community in which they reside and provided funding.
- Hold the Date: Saturday, December 5 â€“ Annual Christmas Tree-Cutting Trip in the. Join the group for a day of sledding, campfire, chilidogs, hot chocolate, and winter fun.
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