Feast of the Epiphany
Monday January 6th
5:30 PM Italian Potluck Dinner
7:00 PM Holy Eucharist Service
St. John Divine Episcopal Church
Offering Meaningful Worship | Teaching the Gospel | Caring for God's People
Sunday Services at 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
Nursery Provided Sundays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Healing Service with Eucharist at 10 a.m.
Morning Prayer offered Weekdays at 9 a.m.
7:45 a.m. - Rite I Holy Eucharist (with Music)
9:15 a.m. - Worship For All Ages, Rite II Holy Eucharist (with Praise Band)
10:15 a.m. - Sunday School
5:00 p.m. - SJDivine Youth
Fellowship hour after all Sunday Services.
Nursery provided from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Healing Service with Eucharist:
10:00 a.m. - Rite ll Holy Eucharist with Prayers and Anointing for Healing (spoken)
Weekday Morning Prayer:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - Prayer in Rite II
Fr. Kevin Warner
Fr. Lee Miller
Fr. David Wyly
SJD 5-year Plan
About 5 years ago, after the sale of the Ruskin property we began seeking God’s will for SJD and how best to use the proceeds. The original two-fold reason for the move to our current location was still intact: provide easier access for our senior members while tapping the surge of development along the 301 corridor in Wimauma, Riverview, Balm and beyond. The original plan included a second, larger building than what we occupy and there was no space to host programming for children, youth and even our own population found the current lack of space untenable. More space was needed.
Because we entered this process prayerfully, seeking His will throughout, we were blessed with a second influx of money with SJD being recipients in the disposition of two estates. This allowed us, on the completion of the building, to move aggressively toward the third goal we had set for ourselves. Thus, with God’s support and the completion of the building we were able to check off the third piece of the vision:
Immediately: Move offices, vesting/choir room into Annex.
1 month: Remodel classroom and convert current vesting room into 1st class Nursery.
3 – 6 months: Hire “Family Life Minister”. Full-time priest to manage expected growth of younger family demographic.
~3 years: Move through Transitional Size and become a large Program Size church. For an explanation of Church Size theory see https://www.ecfvp.org/uploads/tools/files/Overview_of_Church_Size_Theory1.pdf
~5 years: Begin planting satellite locations throughout South Shore. Perhaps one a year for a few years.