St. John’s News

Kids’ Class! This Sunday our kids will learn that Jesus wants to be with children, as we learn about the story of Jesus blessing the children in Luke 18:15–17. Anthony, Melody, Karen and Russ present Lesson 12.

Fifth Sunday Potluck is this Sunday, September 29 at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall. We’ll serve meatloaf and chicken with au gratin potatoes, so bring your favorite side dishes: salads or desserts and a smile to share. You are invited even if you forgot to bring food!

The pumpkins are coming! Sunday, October 6 is pumpkin unloading day. There is a task for everyone on unloading day, and we need your help! Pizza will be served at noon and then we will begin unloading by 12:30 p.m. See you at the patch. Pumpkin Patch proceeds help with the costs of youth mission trips and help pay for protein for the food pantry.

We are still looking for some volunteers to be Pumpkin Patch supervisors during the weeks of October 7–20 and October 21–27. Duties include opening and closing the patch for the day and filling in when we are short on shift workers. This is an important part of our fundraising mission of St. John’s and we can use all the volunteers we can get. See Jennifer or email jennifer@sjumcsantafe.org to sign up.

Pumpkin Patch partners will be signing up volunteers for two-hour shifts in the Pumpkin Patch starting today. Please check your calendars to see when you are available and sign up as soon as possible. We appreciate all of our volunteers for their time.

Holy Ghost Wiener Roast! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Invite your friends and neighbors for a great time. Enjoy hot dogs, chile, chips and sodas, live music, fun and games and a bouncy house. All are invited. 

Holy Ghost Wiener Roast donations are needed for cake-walk (pie-walk, etc.), contest prizes, and other giveaways. Let’s see who can come up with the most creative gifts!  Sign-up sheets will be in the Sanctuary Foyer and Welcome Center. Please contact Russ for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help with our Holy Ghost Wiener Roast on Saturday, October 12. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and we’ll need folks to roast and serve weiners, and chile, assist with kids’ games, bouncy house, crafts, contests, and giveaways. Sign-up sheets will be in the Sanctuary Foyer and Welcome Center. Contact Russ for more information: connections@sjumcsantafe.org.

Reach out to the homeless with a Blessing Bag from St. John’s! Blessing Bags will be available after both services in the Sanctuary Foyer and during the week in our office. Suggested donation is $5.00 per bag.

Interested in serving as a candle-lighter, a cross-bearer, an usher, a communion server, or a reader? Individual training will be provided. Please contact Fred Graham and indicate in your e-mail which service you attend and how you’re interested in serving. Thanks in advance!

A handbell choir is now forming, with rehearsals to begin in October. Please contact Fred Graham if you’re interested in playing.

St. John’s is continuing to collect school supplies and sign up volunteers for students of EJ Martinez Elementary School. Supply lists and donation boxes are in the Sanctuary Foyer and the Welcome Center.

Support group calendar: Check the Welcome Center TV monitor
for room numbers.
Al Anon: Noon, Monday–Thursday each week
Narcotics Anonymous Women: 7:00 p.m. Mondays
Adult Children of Alcoholics: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
S-Anon: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous: 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays
Alcoholics Anonymous Men: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays
AlaTeen: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays
Al Anon Women: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays