Past October Events:
October 7 | Sunday | 9:15 a.m.
Christian Education Forums this fall will deal with two sections of the Bible we seldom study. From two Greek words opposite in meaning – Apocrypha, means to hide or obscure; Apocalypse to uncover or reveal. The Apocrypha are writings books of the Hebrew Bible whose inspiration has been contested in both Judaism and Christianity. Apocalyptic literature, such as the Book of Revelation, also called The Apocalypse, uses fanciful imagery to convey a deep meaning. Ironically, these images seem to cover up the true meaning rather than uncover it. Fr. Mark Kowalewski leads this forum every Sunday from 9:15 – 10:30 September 30 through December 9, except for October 28. A list of readings will be available online at stjohnsla.org and on the welcome table.
October 7 | Sunday | 8:00 p.m.
Compline continues this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 8:00pm. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month we gather for thirty minutes of worship, prayer, stillness, and song--bathed in calming candlelight--followed by food and fellowship.
October 11 | Thursday | 6:20 p.m.
Spirituality of Africa with the Rev. Vanessa Mackenzie. Evening prayer, followed by a lecture and dinner. Thursday, October 11, beginning 6:30pm. Rev Vanessa Mackenzie was the first black woman ordained in South Africa 26 years ago. Rev Mackenzie has been rector of Church of the Advent since 2000.
October 13 | Saturday | 10:00 a.m.
ECW (Episcopal Church Women): Meeting Saturday, October 13th, 10-11:30 am in the church. We will continue discussing how to create a group that reflects the diverse needs of the women and the congregation, how to use UTO (United Thank Offering) as an expression of gratitude, and avenues to address the issues and concerns women indicated in the questionnaire. If a woman is interested in completing a questionnaire, please contact the church office and you will be put in touch with the right parties. Remember every woman who is a member of the Episcopal Church is considered a member of ECW. RSVP for the meeting by signing up after service or contacting Martha Watson at the mentioned phone number.
October 13 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m.
Raimon Panikkar as Spiritual Visionary for Our Times, presented by the Guibord Center: Long before the terms "interfaith" and "interspirituality" became popular, Raimon Panikkar was a pioneer in interreligious theology and dialogue. Ordained a Catholic priest, Panikkar took a turn in his faith, infusing the spiritual wisdom and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism into his Christian life and teaching. We invite you to learn more of the theologian’s countless contributions to interfaith thought and his life as a priest, philosopher, spiritual mystic, and poet. A reception will follow. Saturday, October 13, 2:00–4:00 pm. Registration required: http://bit.ly/Panikkar10-13
October 20 | Saturday | 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong returns Saturday, October 20, beginning at 5:00pm. eaturing the music of R. Ayleward, H. Walford davies, H. Sumsion, & J. Rheinberger.