Happy Saturday to one and all:
I hope and pray this finds everyone well and in good spirits.  We are slowly but surely getting our legs back under us as a parish.  Attendance has been really good on Sunday’s and for the weekday offerings.  It brings joy to my heart to see people returning and seeing family members that have been away for a while filling the pews. 
While our adult education has been in-person for a while, as has our jr-sr high school class been meeting at 9:15am on Sunday’s, tomorrow, our 4-6th grade class will resume in person.  As more people are vaccinated and the number continue downward, more and more will return to in-person. 
Our EYC has been meeting in-person as well.  We need folks to volunteer to feed them, especially during Lent.  Usually, if no one signs up, I can get dinner together, but with Stations of the Cross at 5pm on Sundays, it’s very difficult. So, if you are interested, our group is around 15-20, and you can click on the link below to sign up.  Thank you!!
While it has taken a bit longer than expected, we finally have enough information and data to plan Holy Week and Easter… and I am overjoyed to have 1000 eggs in my bicycle shop ready to be hidden on Easter morning!  It looks like we are going to be able to have a relatively normal Easter, albeit without the usual brass and strings, and we will still have to shorten things a bit… but be on the lookout for information and get ready for a Saint Johns Easter celebration!!!
This week the vestry meets, and the Saint Cecilia children’s choir will sing at Vespers on Wednesday night… I’ll do my best to livestream for everyone. 
Again, great job keeping an holy Lent, and for taking such good care of our parish.  God bless you all,
With love and prayers,
Jeff+



Adult Christian Education

Our study of St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans continues live, on Zoom, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (90 minutes).  If you want to sample the class, recordings of the first two sessions are available online at these links:
Recording Information – Zoom
Recording Information – Zoom
In our class we are exploring the letter on a line by line basis, together with theological discussion.  We are using an online interlinear source that allows us to compare the original Greek to our English translations, to gain additional insights, and each class also features original materials which discuss the theological structure and content of what is arguably the most  influential epistle in the Bible.  If you want to explore this further, you will need a link to join the class live.  Contact Fr. Karl at 920-889-7190.


Links for Sunday Liturgy