Bishop NICHOLAS Hierarchical Visit

Hierarchical Visit Schedule – September 25 –30

Tuesday, September 25

  • 4:30 p.m. Great Vespers for the Repose of St. John

Wednesday, September 26 – Patronal Feast Day

  • 5:00 p.m. Orthros
  • 6:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy
  • Patronal Potluck following liturgy – FWO

Thursday, September 27

  • AWSJ gathering with +NICHOLAS at Sarah Elliott’s home, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28

  • Bishop visit to St. Paul in Tupelo

Saturday, September 29

  • 9:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast with +NICHOLAS at the church
  • Bishop visit to St. Nicholas in Jackson

Sunday, September 30

  • Hierarchical Liturgy, 10:00 a.m.
  • Appetizer/Dessert Potluck Coffee Hour
  • Teen event with +NICHOLAS

Chili Cook Off

St. John  Chili Cook Off,

Saturday, October 27th

Whether you form a team or compete on your own, bring your best chili recipe and join us for the St. John Chili Cook Off!

 The fun begins following an early Vespers at 5:00 p.m.! Sign ups are available online, just check our website for ways in which you can help!

If there is not an interest in volunteering by 9/30, we will not move forward with plans.

This is an amazing evening of fun and fellowship; please make plans to attend and participate in a little friendly competition!!!

Items needed:

hot dogs

hot dog buns

chips

shredded cheese

saltines

drinks

desserts

Volunteers needed:

Set Up

Competitor check-in assistant

Assistants to serve judges

3-5 chili judges

Clean Up

SWOT Survey Results

With over 70 survey responses to comb through, we ask for your patience as we read and consider all of the data.  As all of the comments are considered, please remember that not every comment will be addressed immediately.  Some of the suggestions can be implemented quickly, others over a more deliberate process.  In addition, since the survey was anonymous, if you volunteered to help with an area of parish life or would like to add to your comments, please see Fr. Philip.  May God give continued discernment and wisdom as we build up the Body of Christ!

Bishop NICHOLAS

His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS, will be visiting St. John Tuesday, September 25 through Monday, October 1.  There will be many opportunities for us to pray with and visit with him.

+NICHOLAS itinerary

FOCUS Backpack Update

Thank you to all who participated in filling backpacks for Snowden School!  We collected and delivered 48 backpacks to the school to be distributed to those who need them when school begins on Monday.!

Mental Health First Aid

On Saturday, August 25, from 8 to 5, St. John will be hosting a mental health first aid seminar put on by Church Health.  This informative session is free and includes lunch.  Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Mental Health First Aid

SWOT Survey

We have had a good and thoughtful response to the parish survey thus far.  Thank you to everyone who has participated.  If you have not, please take the time to fill it out.  Everyone’s comments are important!

Parish Survey

Summer Atrium!

Our first Summer Atrium was blessed beyond measure!  Thank you to all of those who assisted in making it so memorable!  Check out the pictures (and many others) on the Events Page.

Apostles Fast

The Apostles’ Fast begins Monday, June 4 and lasts through June 28th.  There is katalysis for wine & oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and fish, wine & oil on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wednesday Evening Schedule for Summer

5:30 p.m. Vespers

6:15 p.m. Dinner & game night