I hope everyone is having a wonderful week full of fun and joy! As you may know, this weekend is Parish Retreat at Kanuga. Because of this, there will be NO EYC on Sunday. HOWEVER, we will meet @ 4 to sell and bundle Firewood once again. We raised a fair amount of money last week, so I hope you'll come out for an hour and help once again.
If you are going to Kanuga this weekend, and wish to ride on the bus, we will be leaving no later than 4 PM on Friday. So I strongly suggest that you get there around 3:30-3:45 so that we can leave on time.
This coming Wednesday, the 22nd, is Ash Wednesday. This is one of my favorite services of the year, and St. John's will be having services at 7:45 AM, Noon, and 6 PM. I encourage you to attend one of these services, as they serve as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.
We will have EYC on February 26th. We will be meeting at St. John's from 5-7 for dinner, fellowship, and also to discuss "What is Lent" and what we can do during this time to better ourselves and to better others.
Wednesday the 29th will mark the start of our Wednesday night programs here at St. John's. We will be doing "The Gospel According to Willy Wonka" during which time we will watch the movie "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" (The Gene Wilder version) and have discussions based on stories in the Bible and also everyday life.
There was uproar when I announced that Paintball would be on March 10th, since apparently many of you have conflicts with that date, so please let me know sometime around then that would work for us to go and play Paintball.
Here are some upcoming events:
March 23rd-25th: Happening #67 @ Camp Gravatt.
April 20th-21st: All Ages Lock-In @ St. John's
April 27th-29th: Jr. High Spring Retreat-New Beginnings @ Camp Gravatt.
If you're in 10th-12th grade and haven't gone thru Happening, Candidate forms are due March 1st and can be found here. Forms for New Beginnings can be found here.
Until next time,
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer-Romans 12:12