Holy Week

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News & Notes


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That Scary In-Between Place  >

On March 21, St. John the Divine hosted another in the Diocesan “Fresh Start” series for churches that are in “transition.”

The Three Most Important Questions God Will Ever Ask You >

To hear Fr. Lee Miller’s sermon  click on headline or on his photo icon at right.

 “What Does The Cross Mean To You?” >

To hear Fr. Kevin Warner’s sermon of Sun. 3-15-15, click on headline or on his photo icon at upper right.

SHMA “Sing,” March 30

The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association (SHMA) invites you to participate in a community interdenominational worship of Christ through music or “Sing,” Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.  This month’s host church, Wimauma Church of God a5 5504 Hwy 674, Wimmauma, will present a musical prelude at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshment Time follows the “Sing.” Please bring finger-food to share. Questions, call Chuck Collins 813-787-6844

“Meet the Priest” – Fr. Kevin Warner >

Interview with Fr. Kevin Warner appears in the current (Lent/Easter) issue of the Diocesan publication, “Southern Cross.” (To read in full, click on headline)

 “Why and How Should I Read The Bible?”>

Alpha – April 6 and 8. There will not be Alpha gatherings on March 30 and April 1 because of Holy Week.  The next scheduled sessions are April 6, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and April 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The topic is “Why and How Should I Read The Bible?

April 7 Seder Invitation

The Women of St. John the Divine are invited to the Women’s Seder Lunch at 12 noon, Tuesday, April 7, by the Women of our neighboring Temple Beth Israel.  Cost is $5 per person, paid in advance.  Sign-up sheet and envelope for cash or check (made out to Women of St. John the Divine are on Parish Hall conference table.

WSJD will host the Alpha dinner on April 15.  Questions: Call Jackie Winder 813-633-3198

Italian Dinner >

April 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Italian Dinner. $10 advance sale. $12 at the door.(To reserve your place or table, click on headline to purchase ticket(s)

A Few Feb Photos


 From the “Revelations” March issue

To see the entire issue, click on the Revelations

icon in the column at right

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sunday school and alpha photos 2



Alpha website promo

Here is Fr. Kevin Warner’s  message from the front page of the February, 2015 edition of “Revelatons.”  To read the entire publication, click on the “Revelations” icon in the column at right.

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Annual Meeting


meeting recap  for 1-25-15

To read the Annual Report made available to all parishioners, click on link below.

SJD Annual Report – 2014/2015
















Meaningful Worship

worship page-website-revised Dec 19-2014

To hear Fr. Kevin Warner’s  Christmas Sermon

click on his photo icon at right.



 It was a Holly, Jolly Christmas gathering Dec. 14 for families, friends and kids of The Lord’s Lighthouse.  Many gifts of love, toys and presents of all kind were given, provided by personnel from MacDill Air Force Base, Lord’s Lighthouse donors, by the Men’s Club of St. John the Divine and other members of the parish.

Take a look at the video (click on link below) prepared by Sharon Silverglade.  As noted: “The giving just went on . .and on . .and on.”

Kennett’s Day

acolyte fest

To see more pictures from the Acolyte Fest and a video of the service, go to:  ACOLYTE FEST 2014   

                                                                                     Allie Maiocchi


Three Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask

To hear Fr. Lee’s latest message,

click on his photo icon at right.