Rise and Shine Service
On Sunday, January 6, 2019 we will be adding an 8:00 a.m. service. We are calling this service “Rise and Shine”. The service will be in the fellowship center and only last 30 minutes. It will have two songs, a message, and a prayer and be led in a very relaxed atmosphere. Individuals attending this service will enjoy their coffee while the service is being conducted. If you are a person that struggles with standing up and sitting down, please come. If you are a person that can’t sit for a full hour but still want a message, please come.
If you are a young family that has sporting events but still want to come to church, please come. Come in your ball uniforms, jeans or whatever is most comfortable.
Tuscarawas Men’s Fellowship Organizational Meeting
On Wednesday, February 27 @ 4:30pm in the Conference Room, there will be an additional organizational meeting to prepare for the Men’s Community Breakfast that St. John’s will be hosting on March 16. If you are already a part of this committee or would like to be, please plan to attend.
Pull, Pull, Pull!
Against a background of the Great Depression and the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown tells the story of Joe Rantz. Abandoned by his father as a teenager, Joe makes his way through hard work and determination. Gaining admission to the University of Washington, Joe joins the rowing team and along with eight other team members makes history in the Olympics. The team is “bound together forever by pride and respect and love.” Join the Bad Girls on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 in the Conference Room to vicariously enjoy the 1936 Olympics when we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
Family Night of Prayer
Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School invites all students, families, parishioners, and community members to a “Family Night of Prayer” 7:00 pm Thursday, February 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Philadelphia. The purpose of the Family Night of Prayer is to call families together to pray together as one community and join hands in our faith journey, building a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. All are invited to join us for this service of prayer, song, and scripture.
Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School
Immaculate Conception School
Applications for the St. John’s academic scholarships are now available in the church office. If you are a high school senior or a currently enrolled college student, please consider applying. Completed applications, and ALL necessary forms, are due in the church office by Sunday, April 21.
More Bus Trips
The Goodwill Committee will be sponsoring two more bus trips this year to raise funds for the Cancer Care Bags. The first one will be a Cleveland Area Tour on Wednesday, July 17. The second one will be a NE Ohio Winery Tour on Wednesday, September 18. The cost of each trip is just $86.00 per person. Check out the flyers posted throughout the church and in your March Carillon for more information.
The Cancer Care Bags are for any cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. If you know of anyone who is currently receiving either of these treatments, please contact the church office or anyone on the Goodwill Committee so a bag can be delivered to them.
A reminder that Lenten meals and services will be starting on March 6 which is Ash Wednesday. Dinner, prepared by various groups within the church, will be served at 6:00pm followed by the service at 6:30 with a different speaker each week. Watch for more information in your March Carillon regarding the speakers. Mark your calendar so you keep Wednesday evenings open for this time of fellowship and meditation.
Sign-up sheets are now posted in the Fellowship Center and in the church office. Also, please mark the sign-up sheet if you plan to bring a dessert. Thank you!
Jr. Handbell Choir
Any student in grades 4 thru 7 can still join Jr. Bells. We practice each Sunday morning at 9:30am. Please join us on March 3, 10 & 17. We will then play in church on Sunday, March 24. If you have any questions, contact Nancy Smith at 330-364-2195.