September 19, 2010 Creating a community where God’s love changes people Treasury Bonds by Paul Escamilla and God’s people change the world. Some of us have heard the statistic many times by now: Jesus spoke more on the subject of money than any other. At times, I’m mystified by what seems a disproportional concentration of attention. Then I pause to consider what, by habit, we tend to think about most of the time—that commodity, whether green or gold or bond paper-colored, that we believe makes our world go ‘round. I realize then that by majoring in money Jesus was only touching the nerve center of human spirituality, the place at which trust in God and trust in material security meet. “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,” he counsels in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:21). As if to say, take heed that in choosing the object of your security, devotion, trust, and joy, you do so carefully, wisely, with significant forethought. For what you value most will bind you most. Bind yourself to things so heavy with matter they drag like an anchor Sunday Morning Worship along the ground, and to such will you be tethered for your life’s journey. September 19: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Bind yourself to things that possess more of the characteristic of wings, and your step will be lighter than gravity would suggest. Sunday School Take a moment to reflect on the treasury bonds in your life. To what 9:55-10:50 a.m. (some start earlier - have you bound yourself most prominently? What are you practicing in see brochure on information table) your life presently in the way of seeking to “store up treasures in heaven”? September 19, 2010 Newsletter Is giving financially to the church one of those practices? Celebration of Baptism, pg. 2 There are many legitimate ways to define the Sunday offering: an act of This Week, pg. 2 - 3 worship, a mechanism for supporting the church’s ministries and mission, Upcoming Events, pg. 4 Children & Youth Ministry, pg. 5 a means of keeping the lights on and the preacher fed. And one more, News & Notes, pg. 6 equal to the rest: the best way we know to practice the work of binding Congregational Care, pg. 7 ourselves to heavenly treasure by parting with the earthly variety. To Sunday School Notes, back pg. share our wealth in a deliberate, disciplined, substantial way is to begin to be loosed of bonds that weigh down and to discover instead something Church Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. of that winged existence, the experience of traveling more lightly, more Closed Fridays freely and joyfully, along the sacred journey. I walk it with you. Contact Us 452.5737 / 452.6145 Fax 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX, 78756 Web site: www.stjohnsaustin.org SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 IN WORSHIP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This Sunday, Rev. Paul Escamilla will share the message “Gathering God’s News by Email - Contact the office by Harvest in Gratitude” with scripture reading from Psalm 145. The Gospel phone or email and give us your email. Birds share music at both the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. Calendar Sunday, September 19 CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM 945a Flu Shots, GH 1000a Meet the Pastor, Chapel Owen Edward Peterson 1000a New SS Class, Plaxis, FH 1230p Missions, 5900 F 1230p Melodia, Sanc. Owen Edward Peterson was baptized on 200p Flute Choir, MR Sunday, August 8, 2010. Owen is the son of 430p Prayer Group, A John and Lorielle Peterson. 530p UMYF, YH Monday, September 20 1200p “Gift of Years”, 211 230p Cottage Meeting, FH 530p Al-Anon, 5906 530p Aerobics, 5908 630p Passionate Worship, 101 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 630p The Way of Grace, 5900 630p The Methodist Christian, 5900F 645p Eta-Tau/Dkg, 5906 Meet the Pastor - This Sunday, September 19 Tuesday, September 21 If you are visiting Saint John’s and would like to have an informal, small 1030a GG Music, 101 group Q&A time with Rev. Paul Escamilla, please come to the Meet the 1200p Staff Birthday Lunch, GH Pastor on Sunday, September 19, at 10:00 in the Chapel which is to the right 130p GG Art, 104 of the sanctuary. 230p Tai Chi, 5900B 600p Finance, 5900F 630p UMW Exec., Annex Pumpkin Decorating - This Sunday, September 19 630p Disciple I, 5900 B This year we’ll have even more signs and fun decorations. If you have leftover Wednesday, September 22 scrap wood, outdoor paint, or fall decorations, please email Valerie valerie@ 900a Staff Meeting, 211 stjohnsaustin.org or call 904-0834 to set up a time to drop-off donations. 1030a GG Chapel, Sanc. The youth will have time during MYF at 5:30 p.m. on September 19 to paint, 1045a Cokesbury, MR 100p Group Spiritual Direction, Chapel build, and envision our spruced up Pumpkin Patch. If you’d like to help us 530p Aerobics, YH make signs or create the decorations, we’d love your help. 545p Jones Memorial Handbells, S 600p Trinity Singers, MR 630p Chancel Choir, S Cottage Meeting with Pastor Paul - September 20 730p Debtors Anon, A If you have not been able to attend a get acquainted with the pastor meeting, Thursday, September 23 it is not too late. We will have a daytime meeting on Monday, September 20 900a Postal Pros, 119 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 1000a Movie Morning, 208 1030a GG Music, 101 600p MFSA Exec., YH 630p “Eat, Pray, Love”, 5900 Dinners of 8 Returns - Sign up Today! 700p AA, A Have you been looking for a way to get to know other Saint John’s members Friday, September 24 better? Do you love dinner parties? If so, this program is for you. Dinners 1200p Girls in Grace, A of 8 involves eating dinner in groups of eight people, four pairs, once a month 530p Aerobics, YH for four months. Each month one of the pairs is assigned to be the “host” for Saturday, September 25 that month and decides whether to hold the dinner at their house or to eat 900a Rethink Worship Workshop out. If dining at home, the host is responsible for the main dish. The others are assigned to bring vegetables, salad and bread, and desserts, depending on A, B, C = Annex Classrooms (5906 Wynona) their rotation cycle. If dining out, the host chooses the location and each FH = Fellowship Hall party pays their own way. The dinner dates are Oct. 16, Nov.13, Jan. 8 and GH = Great Hall Feb. 5. Childcare is available at the church. You can sign up as a pair or as a MR = Music Room single to be matched with someone else. You can also sign up as an alternate Sanc. = Sanctuary in the event a participant can’t attend one of the dinners. Once sign-up is YH = Youth House (5908 Wynona) complete you will receive a packet of information that details your rotation 5900= 5900 Wynona: F=Front B=Back format. Sign up by September 19 in the Gallery or contact Kerri Rowland by phone 467-2589, or e-mail email@example.com. Bon Appetit! 2 Feast of New Beginnings: Happy Fall Offerings for Intentional Faith Development- Birthday! Classes Begin This Week Sept.21: Madeline Dixon, David Kirtland Sept.22: Reed Winkelmann Sept.23: Rose Maneely, C. R. Walters, The Way of Grace: A nine week Companions study through Audrey Zieger central stories in the Gospel of John, which we may identify with the Sept.24: Sarah Alverson, Loraine Appling, grace received by each character encountering Jesus. Companions is Elaine Baker, Malcolm Ferguson, Paul less a Bible study in the traditional sense and more an experiential and Guyton, Mary Love, Zach Sudduth, formational approach to scripture. Class begins Monday, September 20, Will Wofford 6:30-8:00 p.m. Led by Georjean Blanton. Cost: $20 Sept.25: Anita Hamilton, Marcos Nieto, Mark Stafford Sept.26: Lisa Alverson, Jon McFarlen, Sydney The Methodist Christian: A Contemporary Primer on Nabhan, Melba Robbins, Trevor Villwock Sept.27: Priscilla Casall, Penny Griffy Christianity from a United Methodist Perspective. A discussion of basic Christian concepts from the perspective of United Methodist thinking, OUR PRESENCE: with highlights from John Wesley’s life. Class begins Monday, September Attendance Sunday, September 12 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is an 8 week study Led by Mike Renquist and Sheri Jones. Cost: $20 Sunday School 232 Worship 9:00a 170 Worship 11:00a 280 Yoga and Christianity: This class begins Wednesday, September Worship Total 450 29, for 4 weeks. 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Led by Beth St. Romain. Worship Service CD’s Available If you know someone who would like a CD on a weekly basis, give the name to Jeanette Ball. We also need people to Movie of the Month: “Places in the Heart” - Sept. 23 deliver them to our homebound. Sunday’s “Places in the Heart” is a landmark film worth seeing again and again. It boasts Worship CDs are available for pick-up in an Academy Award performance by Sally Field. This emotionally gripping the church office on Thursday mornings, and a limited number of CDs are available story centers around Edna Spalding (Field) and her unending struggle against for anyone on Sundays in the Gallery. extraordinary hardships. It is the 1930’s in Waxahachie, Texas. Against this Depression-torn background, unforgettable characters meet and collide. Sermons Online Like Mr. Will (John Malkovich) the blind boarder who sees all too clearly the For audio or text of recent sermons, visit bigotry of his time. . .Moze (Danny Glover) a black man who knows a lot, www.stjohnsaustin.org/sermons. including his own place in a white Southern town. Together they leave an Large Print Hymnals Available indelible impression of faith, courage, love, and, most of all, endurance. Large print hymnals are available on the This movie will be shown at Saint John’s in Room 208 on Thursday, Sept. usher carts that are near the sanctuary 23, at 10:00 am. Bring a bag lunch and join us for lunch and discussion entrance. If you know someone who has afterward in Rm. 211. special needs, please let the church know. We will do our best to accommodate them. Upper Room Devotional “Eat, Pray, Love” Movie & Book Discussion - Sept. 23 The September/October issue of the September 23 – 6:30 p.m. - at 5900 Wynona. All are invited to this exciting Upper Room daily devotional is available movie and book discussion about “Eat, Pray, Love.” In the movie and the for $1.50 each on the Information table at book, Liz Gilbert goes to three amazing countries to “be in awe” of things the front entrance to the church. again – Italy, for the eating; India, for the praying; and Bali, in Indonesia, Men’s Clothes Closet for love. She is in search of God, and her relationship. We will discuss her The United Methodist Men deliver journey of discovery and transformation. Come and share your thoughts, clothes to ARCH every week. The ideas, and your favorite moments of the movie and book – and enjoy the “Clothes for Homeless Men” donation refreshments and music! Facilitators: Renee Speed and Pat Thomas. basket is in the gallery. 3 Senior Adult ActivitieS UPCOMING EVENTS Wed., Sept. 22: 10:00-12 - Flu shots Sept. 23: Thursday Movie Morning - Mom’s Coffee - September 27 “Places in the Heart” Join us for our next Mom’s Coffee on Sept. 27. Valerie Mondays, 12 noon, beginning Sept. 20: Vogt and Kari McDonald will talk to us about their Book group - “The Gift of Years” by trip to Liberia and Guinea. Joan Chittister. Who are we? Saint John’s newest United Methodist Wed., Nov. 3: Shopping in Salado, lunch Women’s Circle is a casual group of Moms with young at Stagecoach Inn children (babies through preschool) who meet twice Sun., Dec. 5: Georgetown Palace a month for coffee, conversation, and a well-deserved Theater - “Scrooge” break while our kids are in free (FREE!) childcare. Tuesdays, 2:30: Tai Chai Class What do we do? Projects (such as arts/crafts, scrapbooks, baby books, etc), Wednesdays, 10:45am: Sing with the book studies on issues of social justice and parenting, and informal playgroups Amazing Grays at the church and in the community. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 5:30 - 6:30: Low When do we meet? Twice-a-month on select Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. Impact Aerobics Class Where do we meet? Moms meet across the street from the church at 5900 Games Day on First Thursdays Wynona, while our kids play in the nursery in room 102. For childcare reservations, please contact Stacy Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org one week Just a Lucky Person in advance. For more information, and to get on the Mom’s Coffee email list, Thanks to all who took the time to send contact Ruth Airhart, email@example.com. get well cards and for all the phone calls wishing me well during my recent health issues. Jim McCutcheon The Pumpkins are Coming! Save Your Tabs! Pumpkin Patch Set-Up: Oct. 3 We need your help to set up for the Pumpkin Save the pull tabs on your fruit, veggie and meat cans, as well as soda cans Patch. Join us on Sunday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. and put them in the specially marked as we set out the hay bales, put up the signs, and “Ronald McDonald House” boxes get everything ready for the pumpkin delivery attached to the can recycle containers on the 4th. around the church. Ronald McDonald House receives money for these tabs to support their “home-away-from-home” for families of children with serious Unloading the Pumpkins: Oct. 4 and 17 illnesses. The Pumpkins will arrive on Monday, October 4 and Sunday, October 17 (note the change in date). Please join us on the 4th at 5:00 p.m. for free pizza Newsletter Deadlines! dinner and lots of fun unloading our truck full of pumpkins. On Sunday the Newsletter submissions are due the 17th we’ll enjoy a free pizza lunch and unload our second shipment when it previous Thursday (yes, 10 days before!) arrives at 1:00 p.m. for inclusion in the following Sunday’s newsletter. Articles may be edited for Story Time in the Patch style and length. Submit to holly@ Join us Saturday, October 9, 16, 23 at stjohnsaustin.org or leave your article in 10:30 a.m. for Story Time in the Patch! the staff mailbox outside of the church Our special readers share their favorite office. fall tales for the young and old alike. Refreshments will be available. Bring OUR SERVICE your camera for pumpkin photo Open Hearts Volunteer Opportunities in this week’s newsletter opportunities. - Men’s Clothes Closet, pg. 3 - Pumpkin Patch, pg. 4 Galveston Adult Mission Trip - Week of October 24 - Save Your Tabs, pg. 4 Still almost 1000 homes need repairing by the faith-based communities and - Galveston Mission Trip, pg. 4 that’s us. Join us this fourth time for great food, great fellowship, and, most - Mamma Jamma Ride, pg. 6 importantly, great work. Call (663-9868) or email (mgrenquist@sbcglobal. net) Mike Renquist for details. 4 CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES Children’s Events Saturday October 9, 16, 23 at 10:30am: Story Time in the Patch Sunday, October 17, 9 and 11am: Children’s Sabbath Sunday, October 17, 11am: Children’s Special Music Offering Sunday, October 31, 11am: 3rd and 4th Grade Bible Presentation “Introducing Our Teachers” Children’s Sunday School Sunday, September 19 Jesus and Me and the Kinder/1st grade classes will focus on 1 Timothy 1:1-7, learning how prayer is a way of being with God. The 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th grade classes are in their third week of very special eight-week study on “Learning to Use My Bible”. The goal of the study is to teach the children basic Bible literacy. We will be examining the books of the Old Testament and New Testament through puzzles, games, songs, crafts and even a few special snacks. The study will culminate with Ms. Sasha, Rockin’ Robins Class Saint John’s presentation of Bibles to 3rd graders, and 4th graders who have Shortly after graduating from the not yet received a Bible from Saint John’s, in worship on October 31. Please University of Houston with a make a special effort to bring your children to Sunday School for this special bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, study. This material will provide a wonderful foundation for the children’s my future husband and I moved future “Intentional Faith Development”. to Austin. In 2002, I left my job Children in Kindergarten – 5th grade meet at 9:50 a.m. in room 101 for music. as Director of Communications at All children may be picked up in their designated classroom between 10:50 a non-profit organization for the and 10:55. most important job I would have to date - Full Time Mom. My new • 3 and 4 years (Rm. 105 - drop off in 106) • K & 1st grade (Rm. 103) desk was the floor. Spreadsheets • 2nd and 3rd grade (Rm. 104) • 4th and 5th grade (Rm. 101) transformed into abstract art drawn with crayons. Newsletters were now more colorful, filled with stories from my son’s imagination. Youth Events Dropping him off at preschool that first time was gut-wrenching. Somehow we all survived. When Sunday, September 19.: 7th-12th grade students, please join us in the my son started elementary school, Youth House 5:30-7:30pm for dinner, games, and preparations for the I realized my career interests had Pumpkin Patch. shifted. I knew I wanted to work in an environment focused on Youth Sunday School: 10:00-10:50 a.m. children. I know how hard it is to leave Sunday, September 19: your child at school - preschool Join us this Sunday in the youth house as we continue our fall classes. or elementary. I would like to help children and parents with this Confirmation: Our Confirmation Class continues. Please join Heather, Rev. transition, making it easier for all Georjean Blanton, and the other 6th grade students in the Church Sanctuary involved. And there is nothing 10-10:50am. like seeing that light turn on when children are happy and learning. 5 NEWS & NOTES Church-Wide Guinea & Liberia Presentation - Oct. 3 On Sunday, October 3, World Communion Sunday, Kari McDonald and Valerie Vogt will share pictures and stories from their mission trip to Guinea and Liberia. Please join them in the Fellowship Hall from 10-10:50am. Rev. Bobbi Kaye Jones, Austin District Superintendent of the The United Methodist Church, shares a letter she received from Bishop John G. Innis of The United Methodist Church in Liberia. Dear Rev. Jones, We greet you in His precious name. It is our prayer that this letter finds you well. We write to thank you and your churches for sharing with us the love of Jesus Christ evidenced by the numerous support we have received and continue to receive from the churches of your District, particularly, the Saint John’s UMC, for our ministry in the Republic of Guinea. The recent visit of Valerie Vogt and Kari McDonald is a testimony of love in action. It was our joy to have them as our guests. May God bless you as we work together in doing good in the Lord’s name. Yours in Christ, Bishop John G. Innis Saint John’s Pedalers Ride Against Breast Cancer - September 25 Support the Saint John’s Pedalers in the The Mamma Jamma Ride Against Breast Cancer with your prayers and contributions. To donate to this cause- and support our team, go to http://www.mammajammaride.org/ and search for “Saint John’s Pedalers”. If you have any questions, please contact our team captain, Chris Sparks, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 452-3730. Thank you! Audrey Zieger Retiring from Saint John’s Staff Audrey Zieger has announced her plans to retire from her staff position at Saint John’s at the end of this month. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee plans to recognize Audrey for her 17 years of faithful and devoted service on Sunday, September 26th at noon. Please make plans to attend this special occasion of appreciation and celebration. More details will be forthcoming. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Fall Program The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) announces its fall program to be held Tuesday, September 28, 2010 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Saint John’s. The program will feature three guest panelists who will present their unique perspectives on the death penalty in Texas. The panel will be moderated by Bob Van Steenburg, President of the Board of Directors of TCADP. Following the presentation, there will be time for Q&A and visiting with the panel members. Refreshments will be provided. The program will end by 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Bob at email@example.com. We hope you will join us for this important discussion. SJUMC to Host Health Screenings: Pre-registration Required Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or a family history of cardiovascular disease? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com to pre-register. The screenings are at Saint John’s UMC great hall on November 15. 6 CONGREGATIONAL CARE Saint John’s staff and prayer group members pray for these people each week. We encourage you to include them in your prayers as well. To have your prayers of joys and concerns added to the list, please submit them in writing to the office, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and phone number. Death: Betsey Harper’s step-father, John, passed away on September 11. Services were September 13 in Rhode Island. Hospital: Mary Gardner Prayers and Concerns: Gail Fuller & Carrie James Chip Kinzel Miriam Stanton Saint John’s Family Mary Gielstra Dale Kirtland Addie Stewart Carol Ball Adams Nona Gold Lynn Loeffler Pam Stone T. J. Ayers L. D. Golike Roberta Meek Sally Tanberg Norma Barber Frank Green Virginia Montgomery Tonya Turner Carolyn Beaird Billy Heaslip Richard Moree Dillon & Gary Wardian Rick Beaird Suzanne Hicks Alan Morris Sam Warrington Aidan Bradford Elmer Hixson Jerry Morris Flo Wojcik Bill Brewer Kevin Johnson Bonnie Morse Amy Wright David Cappolino Terry Johnson Wade and Rayda Porter Brandi Young Liam Collier Ollie Jones Lillian Richards Cy Zaleski Phil & Renna Darby Blain Keith Sallie Sassano Ben Zieger Sarah Escamilla Mildred Keithly Vicki Shapiro Jack Zieger Military Service: Captain Luke E. Barber (Dora Barber’s grandson), Shea Browning (Faye Byers’ great grandson), Marine Riley Callahan (Jane Wilson’s grandson), Eric Clakley (husband of Rachel Richey Clakley), 1st Lt. Dan Co- hen (Geneva Curry’s grandson), Wesley Iley (Cecil Allert’s grandson), Stephen Jarman (Gene Jarman’s son), Bran- don Kloppe (Elissa Kloppe’s husband), Cpl. Justin Kloppe (Elissa Kloppe’s brother-in-law), Tech Sgt. Chad Knox (Lynn Lindsay’s nephew), SSG (P) John M. Lewis (Nona Gold’s great nephew), Michael Scott Meischen, US Navy (Sue Meischen’s grandson), Alexandria Ogg (Elissa Kloppe’s cousin), Sean Pavelka (Kim Graley’s cousin), SSGT Hans Pugh (Tim Pugh’s son), Cpl. Peyton Sackett (Randi Wardian’s friend), Col. Kenneth Tovo (Kathie’s brother), Thomas Walker (Johanna’s husband), Chester Wall (Karen Young’s nephew), Holden Wilkie (Sally Tanberg’s son), Tyler Wilkins (Georjean Blanton’s great nephew), Scott Zaleski (Judy & Cy Zaleski’s son). Jason Zirkle (Leif Dove’s cousin), Megan Montgomery’s husband, Mark. PLEASE NOTE: Prayer requests are listed for one month and then automatically roll off, unless you advise us otherwise. If you know of a listed concern that no longer needs our prayers, please let us know. Please take a moment to write a note, on a Prayer Post Card, to individuals for whom you are praying. Prayer Post Cards are available in the pews. If you do not know the address, cards may be placed in the offering plate or left in the church office for mailing. 7 SAINT JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NOTES Companions Class, Annex A Fellowship Class, Rm. 210 seeking to become better disciples of Sept. 19 & 26, class member Tom We continued our studies from the Christ through primarily scripture- Spencer presents: “Jesus, James, book of Exodus. This week, we based studies. Class time is informal Paul and Early Christain History”. opened with a brainstorming session yet enriching through education, All are welcome to attend! We are of what we considered 10 most prayer and support for each other. a group of progressive, like-minded vital components needed to make The class also enjoys family-oriented folks who are joining together on a a society “flourish”. Ralph then service and social events. spiritual path. Companions Class delivered a spirited lesson relating is a member of the Reconciling our values to the first four of the Ten Serenity Class, Rm. 206 Ministries Network, and inclusion Commandments. Our class serves as a bridge between of all is a value we cherish and the church and those of us who protect. We are in our 30’s to 50’s, Happy Heretics, 5900 Wynona, Front struggle with our own compulsive some with children, some without, Have you ever wondered what Jesus nature, whether it involves work, and we are GLBT-friendly. We enjoy actually looked like? Was he really a food, alcohol, drugs, focusing on social events outside of class. We healer? How did his first followers other people, etc. Whatever is shared have lively discussions on a variety hear his message? What was the within the class remains confidential. of topics, ranging from social justice, Star of Bethlehem? Who was at the We use scripture and the 12-steps of environmental issues, spiritual Last Supper, and what was the Holy AA as guides for our discussion but matters, life balance, mission, and Grail? How was he crucified, and the class is not a 12-step meeting. biblical studies. We continue to why? Join the Happy Heretics as we explore directions to serve God hear from leading biblical scholars Wesley Class, Rm. 208 through social action. Contact: Joy and archeologists in the National Roy Harris led the class in a Butler, JoyLButler@gmail.com Geographic program, Science of the lesson from Exodus 20 re The Bible. Ten Commandments. The author Crossroads, Rm. 201 describes these commandments as The Crossroads Class is for young, Journey Young Adults Class, Rm. 207 “declarations of the core concerns single, partnered or married adults, The Journey Class meets Sundays of a community and a guide, in 20 - 30 years of age. Crossroads at 10:00 a.m. in room 207 - the first general, to humankind.” Through represents where many young room to the right at the top of the the commandments, God graciously adults are: in college/grad school, or stairs. The Journey Class is a class guides us for our own good and recently in the work world, a first or for adults mostly in their 30s, many affirms that a wholesome life with second job… at a crossroads, near a starting families (but certainly not God and other humans is endangered transition. The discussion-oriented required). We discuss spirituality, if these basic principles are violated. class provides support in faith social responsibility, current events, Please continue to keep Amy Kruse, development, relationship building, and our shared story as Christians Betty Blomquist, Vicki Shapiro, Ollie work-life coaching, with curriculum and as Methodists. Contact Hilary Jones, Bill Brewer and Phil Darby in and focus provided by Dr. Mike Marchbanks with questions. your prayers. We welcomed visitor Renquist and socials engineered by Janet Bernard. The class voted to the Journey Young Adult Class. Open Circle, Annex C donate $100 each to the Salvation Singles and couples class that utilizes Army and Meals-On-Wheels. Discussion Class, Rm. 119 guest speakers, videotapes and Bible People in this class consider relevant studies in a discussion format. All books and papers within the context are welcome. Contact Beth Siever if of the Bible and our Faith. The class you have any questions at: bsiever@ discusses the intersection of current austin.rr.com. For a full description of Sunday social issues and Christian Faith. School Classes at Saint John’s, please Contact: Bill Harris, 454.1052 or Seekers Class, 5900 Wynona, Back see the brochure on the table by the email@example.com Singles and couples in their 30s to 50s front doors.