As I sit writing yet another article for Notes on stewardship I open my Amazon Music App hoping to find inspiration as to what to place on the empty page in front of me.  My brilliant plan was to draw inspiration from the first song that played…now… My music taste is quite eclectic.  My play list runs from The Doors, Jim Hendrix, Crosby, Still, & Nash (before Young), anything 70’s, anything Motown, some Country, Christian, even a few Electronica…and who doesn’t like a good Broadway tune, all the way to Gregorian Chants…all on shuffle…I thought this will be interesting to say the least.
I hit shuffle and cross my fingers, say a quick prayer, close my eyes and just listen.  My thoughts drifted to our beloved Church…what She has seen, what She has been through throughout time, what She has done for the community and those in Her Care AND…what have or haven’t WE done for Her.
I hear Her saying She does not just want to “get by”, She does not want to do just “enough”.  SHE WANTS TO THRIVE, SHE WANTS US TO THRIVE, SHE WANTS OUR COMMUNITY TO THRIVE.

While you enjoy this video, please think of our church, Her needs, Her peoples needs and give thanks for all She has given us ALL.  Let’s help Her Thrive the way Christ had intended because HE has placed upon us Her care. Lets all stop doing just enough to service, let’s all thrive TOGETHER.
Jennifer Myrick

Foyer Group Update
Foyer Groups have been formed!  If you signed up to participate, please check your email for a mailing from Lori Burson, for your group assignment.

Upcoming at St. John’s

Michaelmas Evensong with Blessings for Law Enforcement Officials
Wednesday, September 28th
     Evensong 6:000pm
Parish Dinner 6:30pm
The Feast of St. Luke – Wednesday, October 19th
     Holy Eucharist 5:30pm
Parish Dinner 6:15pm
The Solemnity of All Saints – Sunday, November 6th
     During the 10:30 Mass
All Souls Mass – Sunday, November 6th at 6:00pm
Harvest Mass – Wednesday, November 16th
     Holy Eucharist at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:15pm
Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 4th at 6:00pm
Ladies Christmas Luncheon
Monday,  December 5
     Holy Eucharist at 11:00am
Luncheon at 12:00pm
Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation
Sunday, December 11th
     Brunch Beginning at 9:00am
Holy Eucharist at 10:30am

Sign up to feed our E.Y.C.

We need your help feeding our E.Y.C. members on Sunday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the parish.  There is a sign up sheet located on the board in the sacristy hallway with dates that are available.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.

Fall Youth Events

Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi
October 21-23 – Happening #84 Staff Training at All Saints’ Tupelo
October 28-30 – Jr. High DOY Retreat
(Division of Youth) 6th – 8th Grades at Camp Bratten-Green
November 11-13 – Happening #84
10th-12th Grades at All Saints’ Tupelo
Registration forms and more information is available at or contact the Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Whitney Robinson, at

Connecting Ministry
We here at Saint John’s love reaching out to others and letting them know that they are loved by God, held in prayer and remembered.  Our Pastoral Care Committee, E.Y.C. and Daughters of the King society would love to write notes of encouragement, send small care packages and simply let others know that they are prayed for and remembered.  If you have a loved one who is shut-in, a college student or in the military, follow this link to fill out the form and let us stay in touch with them!  The form is here:

A Tip O’ The Biretta
  • To Lori Burson for chairing our Foyer Group program.  Groups have been assigned and are ready to meet.