Have you returned your pledge card? Remember, we will soon call a full time rector and must maintain the ministries which are the reason this parish exists. Everyone’s help is needed. Please return your pledge card at your earliest convenience. Cards are available at the office and the Church Welcome Center.
VIDEO RECORDINGS (DVD’s) of the 11:00 am service are available, FREE OF CHARGE, each week for shut-ins. For more information call Allie Maiocchi (813) 629-2002.
URGENT NEED FOR USHERS Ushers are needed – especially for the 8:00 am service. Please call Ed Patrick at (813) 355-6598 for more information.
DIVINE DOLLAR Gift cards benefit SJTD as well as solving your gift giving needs.For more information, please call Elizabeth Frercks (813) 633-6675
OUTREACH is Episcopal Relief and Development. This year we will be contributing to the general fund because there have been so many disasters in this country as well as internationally. We trust the ERD knows who needs our help most. Please make your checks payable to St. John the Divine and write ERD on the note line. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
GRACE GARDEN We welcome new helpers to SJTD’s Grace Memorial Garden. Our church members who wish to have their cremains buried in our Memorial Garden may, just get a brochure from the north counter to find out how. The grounds have been dedicated for this purpose. The intersecting circles are a symbol of life everlasting. As you walk, you may think about the “Circles of Life” and how it is UNENDING.
GRACE GARDEN “GARDEN KEEPERS” TEAM is being formed to operate much like the Altar Guild. The hard work is pretty much done. That work will be done by a different group. The GARDEN KEEPERS will function to tidy up things on a bi-weekly calendar. All you need is a pair of gloves to keep your hands clean. We’re asking for people who like to fuss with flowers, or maybe plant some, to write their name on the sign-up sheet on the brown table. For those who miss out, they can call Ilene at (813) 633-6564. After we’ve identified willing “Keepers”, we’ll get together to discuss how we can keep it beautiful.
ART WALL The military photos were wonderful to display. Who wouldn’t be proud to have these people in our lives? The photos that weren’t picked up are available in the office. Art works not picked up are in the choir room below the window. We’ve discovered a new artist in our realm, Carol Croll. Take a look at her new found talent. Have you tried using free time to investigate your talents? So many areas: woodworking, drawing, painting…..don’t hide your light under a basket. Get going!
COFFEE HOURS On behalf of the Sunday kitchen crews, we would be grateful if you would bring in some goodies now and then for our fellowship hours. Just leave your donation in the kitchen with a note that they are for Sunday.
ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS we needto know if any parishioner or family member of a parishioner is sent to the Hospital, to Assisted Living, or under Hospice care.Your Clergy, Eucharistic Ministers, and Pastoral Care Committee members would like to visit and would like to pray for you. Also, remember that Fr. Lee would be happy to visit with you and bring home Communion. Please call (813) 633-3970 with the information. THANK YOU!!
UPDATING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION Please notify the office if your contact information has changed (telephone number, email address, etc.).
REVELATIONS If anyone is NOT getting Revelations or the E-Bulletin, please call the church office and/or Carole Del Castillo with your email address.
PRAYER REQUESTS To make a request for prayers at services and in the bulletin please fill out a card at the Welcome Center or call the church office at (813) 633-3970. Yellow cards are for thanksgivings; blue cards for intercessions. Normally requests are for 2 Sundays. If you need longer time, please specify the date you would like the request removed or mark “indefinitely” then place your cards in the basket.
PRAYER CHAIN When you want to request prayer, we have a team of people who will pray for you or those you love who are in need. Call Barbara Marafiote at (813) 642-8133to have your request added to the prayer chain. Or, you can send her an email at the address shown in the church directory. We will pray for you for two (2) weeks – that is unless special needs continue beyond that time period – just let us know that. To have your name listed for prayer in the weekly bulletin, call the church office.
Remember, honor, or give thankswith Altar flowers:your donation of $20 will provide two vases. Mark your date on the flower chart in the parish hall. Put a $20.00 donation in the Flower Envelopes (in the pew).On the envelope note the name of person(s) and/or occasion for which flowers are offered. Please be sure to write the date to correspond with the one selected on the Flower Chart. If simply making a donation to support the Altar Guild Flower Fund, just write DONATION at the top of the Flower Envelope. Please make your checks payable to SJTD and on the memo line indicate that your check is for altar flowers. Drop the envelope in the collection plate during the offering. Questions? Please call Yoniece Miller (941) 723-6296.
SERVE AT THE ALTAR AS A LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTER (LEM’s) are needed toassist the priest by administering the elements of Holy Communion and anointing with oil for healing. LEM’s may serve as an acolyte if none is present at a particular service. A consultation with Fr. Lee and approval by the Bishop is required. Please contact Thom Brown at (813) 634-7435 for more details.
ALTAR GUILD We need dedicated women (and men) to serve in this ministry. Help is especially needed for the 8:00 am and 11:00 am service. It requires one hour of your time preparing the altar on Saturday morning and a few minutes after the Eucharist on Sunday. Please call Pheme Webb if you are able to help. (813) 633-2162
ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING Drink more and bring the “aluminum” cans to church. Please place them in the recycling bin next to the dumpster. In the last twelve months the church has made over $1000.00 for recycled aluminum. With your help we can double that amount. If you have any questions or would like to help with this mission, please call Don Van Gelder at 813-633-0373.