Aug
20
5:00 pm17:00

FEAST TO FEED - A DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY EVENT

FEAST TO FEED is coming!

A Feast to Feed: A Farm to Table experience benefitting the food pantries of Saint John's Episcopal Church and The Salvation Army! Enjoy fresh food with 200 others as we dine in Elkhart's Central Park brought to you by Saint John's, The Salvation Army, The City of Elkhart, Artisan, and The Crystal Ballroom. There may be a few other surprises – but what an amazing opportunity for St. John’s and downtown Elkhart!  Mark the date - August 20th, 5-8 PM.  For more information, contact Ed Battjes. 

Jun
29
9:00 am09:00

Diocesan Senior High Mission Camp at St. John's

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana's week long Senior High Mission Camp will visit St. John's during the morning of Wednesday, June 29, to assist with the food pantry and other service projects around the church.  Interested in helping?  Please contact the parish office or Margie Paulen. 

Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Episcopal Consecration for the VIII Bishop of Northern Indiana

Episcopal Consecration

As a reminder, the consecration of Bishop-elect, the Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Sparks, is set for Saturday, June 25, beginning at 11 a.m. at Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.  The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, will be in attendance.  Please keep this occasion in your prayers.  Please see the Diocesan website for more information. 

Jun
22
11:00 am11:00

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of product, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. John’s.

If you would like to participate, call the parish office for more information.

Jun
12
9:00 am09:00

Combined Mass and Reception in Honor of Fr. Repp's last Sunday

Mark your calendars

 

Fr. Daniel Repp’s last Sunday as our rector is June 12.  A combined Rite I service at 9:00am will be celebrated followed by a reception in the Common Room.  This reception gives us an opportunity to reflect on the many gifts Fr. Dan has given us over the past 6½ years as our rector.  As we “go and grow our separate ways”, we must pray “that much of the visioning that has occurred over the last many years, including what flowered during the “Building a Stronger St. John’s” capital campaign continues unabated and in great mutuality.

May
22
11:00 am11:00

Outreach Give-Back Day at the Hacienda

Fiesta!

The Outreach Committee is sponsoring a Give-Back Day at Hacienda at Easy Shopping Place on May 22, 2016. 20% of any funds spent at the restaurant that day will be donated to St. John’s. Meals eaten in the restaurant, carry-outs and gift cards purchased that day all count toward the total, as long as the attached token is presented. Please share the tokens with your friends and coworkers so they can support our outreach activities. Be sure to follow the guidelines printed on the token. If you would like to support this fund raiser but will not be able to attend that day you may sign up to purchase gift cards. Gift cards make good gifts for High School Grads, the paperboy, etc. Please contact Sue Moore by May 19 to request gift cards. Mucho Gracias for your support!

May
21
5:00 pm17:00

Choral Evensong

A Choral Evensong is planned for the Eve of the Trinity (May 21) with special guests.  Stay tuned for more information

 

May
14
8:00 am08:00

Stamp Out Hunger!

This year, St. John’s will be a Full Partner in participating with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14 for the day of the drive.  Due to increased volume, St. John’s Food Pantry will most likely need additional help in the food drive.  For more information, see Charlie Goethals. 

May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Ecumenical Ascension Day Service

Ecumenical Ascension Day Service

In recent decades, Ascension Day marks an occasion of ecumenical services.  Members of St. John’s so interested this year are encouraged to attend a joint regional service at Holy Trinity Episcopal in South Bend on May 5 in the evening, time TBA.  Leaders of our Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana and our synodical counterpart in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will be present. 

May
5
Jun 1

Outreach CWS Hygiene Kits

CWS Hygiene Kit

 

The Outreach Committee decided to change our project for Church World Services this year.  Instead of the Emergency Buckets, we have chosen to gather Hygiene Kits.  The components are listed below.  We would appreciate it if you could create an entire kit, not just “parts and pieces”.  Please pick up these essential items as you are doing your shopping.  We would like to complete this project by June 1.  Thank you for supporting this caring ministry for those in need.

 

CWS Hygiene Kit Supplies needed:

·         One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x 28” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)

·         One washcloth

·         One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

·         One finger nail or toe nail clipper removed from the package

·         One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper

·         One toothbrush in the package

·         Ten standard size Band-aids

 

All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Do not add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each Hygiene Kit just prior to its journey.

May
5
Jun 1

St. John's T-Shirt Sales for Outreach

St. John's T-SHIRTS!  From the OUTREACH COMMITTEE: The St. John’s t-shirts are ready for order. Children’s sizes and S to XL will be $11 and plus sizes will be $14. With each purchase you may have a free cheese ball or quart of soup. A sample of the shirt is on display in the Common Room. Order forms available in the church. 

May
1
11:00 am11:00

Rogation Procession

Yes, it is spring and the ancient English custom of the Rogation Procession and the blessing of our grounds will follow the 10 a.m. Mass next Sunday on May 1st.  Weather permitting; the procession will be outside for those willing and able. 

Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

Retirement Tea for Canon Silla

Retirement Tea for Canon Silla

 

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    5:00pm 7:00pm

    Windsor Park Conference Center

 

We are celebrating 32 years of ordained ministry and 9 years as Canon to the Ordinary for Canon SuzeAnne Silla. Online registration is available. Tickets are $15.

 

The tea will start at 5:00 PM Eastern, but the program will start at 6:00 PM.

Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Emily Meixner Organ Recital

Organ Recital – St. John’s Music Director, Emily Meixner will be featured with her DMA Organ Recital on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Ticket information will be forthcoming.  Beach balls optional. 

Apr
10
8:00 am08:00

Guest Priest Fr. Stewart Clem

Fr. Stewart Clem will celebrate both 8 and 10 a.m. Masses on the Third Sunday of Easter, April 10.  Fr. Clem is a doctoral candidate in theological studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

Mar
20
2:00 pm14:00

Passiontide Concert and Devotion

Passiontide Concert & Devotion

On Palm Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m., St. John’s will host a special concert with readings and devotions for Passiontide week, featuring the Elkhart Community Children’s Choir and our cantor Sarah Noone.  A special hospitality event will follow.  For more information, see Emily Meixner. 

Mar
19
Mar 27

Holy Week and Easter at St. John's 2016

Holy Week and Easter at St. John’s 2016

Saturday, March 19                                          Eve of Holy Week

10:00 a.m.  Making of Palm Crosses in Common Room

10:00 a.m.  Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend

Sunday, March 20                           The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday

8:00 a.m.  Rite I Mass… the blessing of the palms will take place at the back of the nave. 

9:00 a.m.  Adult Formation, Making of the Palm Crosses in Sunday School

10:00 a.m.  Mass… the blessing of the palms will take place in the Great Hall.  This will be followed by a procession around the church. 

2:00 p.m.  Passiontide Concert and Devotion – Featuring the Elkhart Community Children’s Choir  

 

Wednesday, March 23                      Wednesday in Holy Week

9:00 a.m.  Mass for the Wednesday of Holy Week

8:00 p.m.  The Service of Tenebrae

 

The Triduum

Thursday, March 24                        

6:00 p.m.  Mass and the procession to the Altar of Repose,

     stripping of the Altar. 

8:00 p.m.  Through the night.  The Watch of the Blessed Sacrament –

                        see the sign-up sheet to pray and keep watch at the

                        Altar of Repose in the Chapel. 

Friday, March 25               Good Friday

Noon   The Good Friday Liturgy

6:00 p.m.  The Good Friday Liturgy

Confessions will be heard by appointment

Saturday, March 26                          Holy Saturday

8:30 p.m.  The Great Vigil will be celebrated at St. David’s, Elkhart where Fr. Repp will con-celebrate.

Sunday, March 27             The Sunday of the Resurrection:  Easter Day

  8:00 a.m.  Easter Day Rite I Mass

10:00 a.m.  Easter Day Rite II Mass

Mar
12
10:30 am10:30

Lenten Retreat

Lenten Retreat

 

A revived tradition at St. John’s is a mini-Lenten retreat.  This year St. John’s will offer a time with a guest presenter (or two) on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Light refreshments and coffee will be on hand. 

Feb
28
5:30 pm17:30

Evensong at St. David's Elkhart

On Sunday, 28 February, at 5:30, Saint David's Parish, Elkhart will 
offer Evensong for the occasion, and in anticipation of, our patronal 
feast on 1 March.Saint David's Parish is located at 26824 County Road 
4 in Elkhart.
 
The guest homilist for this service will be Mother Susan DB Haynes, 
Rector of Saint Paul's Parish, Mishawaka.The Organist will be Mr Kevin 
J Vaughn, a member of the Parish and a doctoral candidate in Organ 
Performance at the University of Notre Dame.A reception will follow 
the service.
 
Please join us.
Feb
17
Mar 16

Wednesday Lenten Devotions

Wednesdays in Lent – beginning February 17:

Study, Devotion, Prayer

It’s that time of the year again where we should take greater time to reflect upon our faith, confessing our sins, and strengthening our commitment to follow the path of Christ through all sorts and conditions.  To assist and be a presence, St. John’s will offer the following services and devotions on Wednesday evening.  Keep watch for more Lenten events to be scheduled. 

6:00 pm Lenten Bible Study – In the season of Lent we are invited to read and meditate of God’s Holy Word – and we shall, focusing especially on the readings from the previous Sunday.  Join us.

6:30 pm Stations of the Cross – An annual tradition of an ancient devotion, following the footsteps of Christ to and beyond the cross. 

7:00 pm Compline with Hymns and Anointing – The simple nighttime office of Compline, from the BCP, will be observed, with hymnody, and anointing available

During this time St. John’s will be open for prayer

Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Winter Altar Guild Meeting

The Winter Altar Guild Meeting will be Saturday, February 13 at 10 a.m. in the St. John's Common Room.  All are welcome as this is an informative session.  Special focus will be on Holy Week and Easter preparations. 

For more information, see Lynne Miles or Susan Coyne

Feb
10
12:00 pm12:00

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday Services at St. John's for 2016 will be observed on February 10 at the following times:

Noon - Imposition of Ashes only

6 pm - Imposition with Mass

 

 

Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Shrove Tuesday

St. John's will host a Shrove Tuesday celebration on February 9 beginning at 6 p.m.  There will be music and a carry-in.  More information pending, but we pray for good weather. 

Jan
31
9:00 am09:00

The Annual Parish Meeting

St. John's will celebrate one (1) combined Mass on January 31 (Epiphany 4) at 9 a.m. followed by the Annual Parish Meeting in the Great Hall. 

Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

The Epiphany

St. John's will observe the Epiphany on January 6, beginning at 6 p.m.  Following the service, join us for an Epiphany Party - see you then.

 

 

Dec
20
4:00 pm16:00

Ecumenical Advent Lessons & Carols

St. John's will once again host the Elkhart Area Ecumenical Advent Lessons & Carols, featuring the Elkhart Community Children's Choir (through Notre Dame) and an adult combined ecumenical choir.  The service begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 20 followed by cookies and cocoa in the Common Room. 

Interested in singing?  Please contact St. John's for more info or our music director Emily Meixner at Emily.m.meixner.8@nd.edu

Dec
9
11:00 am11:00

Christmastide at St. John's

Christmastide through the Epiphany

  

Thursday, December 24:  Christmas Eve

  7:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Mass

10:30 p.m.  Christmas Anthems & Carols

11:00 p.m.  Midnight Mass begins….

 

Friday, December 25:  Christmas Day

9:00 a.m.  The Feast of the Nativity with a capella carols

 

Sunday, December 27:  Combined 9 a.m. Mass (Rite I) for the Feast of St. John the Evangelist

 

Wednesday, January 6:  6 p.m. The Feast of the Epiphany will be observed; Epiphany Party to follow – more information to be released soon. 

Nov
25
12:00 pm12:00

Thanksgiving Service

St. John's will observe Thanksgiving with a Noon Eucharist on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 25).  The Litany of Thanksgiving will be prayed.  Please note, there will not a be a Wednesday 9 a.m. Mass on that day. 

The service will be tentatively held in the Chapel of Christ the King at St. John's. 

Nov
22
9:00 am09:00

Stewardship Brunch

A tradition of St. John’s is to host a catered-brunch the Sunday before Thanksgiving, in part to make our commitments and offer thanksgiving for our stewardship that enables St. John’s to do ministry. 

 

A combined 9 a.m. Rite I Mass will be celebrated on November 22 followed by a catered-brunch.  Long-time member Trudy Myers will offer a lay sermon.  Please make a commitment to join us.