July 2, 2024

St. John's Episcopal Church

to love, to serve, to grow in Christ

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A HUGE THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for answering our call and for continuing your pledges and generously giving extra during these difficult times.



Our service will be live streaming on FaceBook and YouTube at 9:00 am on Sundays. 

To watch on You Tubeclick HERE

If you can't watch live, you can watch it at another time by going to St. John's FaceBook page and click on Videos.

This week's readings: 

The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 7, 2024

9:00 am


2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

Psalm 48

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Mark 6:1-13

If you would like to submit an article for the enews, please send the complete article and any links, photos, etc. to Jan Davis - jandavis.stjohns@gmail.com.

The deadline submission for the Tuesday enews is Monday, 3pm.

Office Schedule and Contact Information

Church Office hours are Mon - Thu from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Mondays & Wednesdays, for access to church office, please call the office at 727-531-6020



The Rev. Denise Guinta, Interim Priest In Charge


The Rev. Kevin Mort, Deacon

cell phone: 727 409-8248 

email: kdmort727@gmail.com


Office phone number:



Office email addresses:

Parish Administrator


Jim May, Music Director email address:

Music Director

727-531-6020 Ex. 4

Weekly Schedule

Thrift Shop Hours

Tue. Thu. & Sat. 9:30 am- 3:30 pm



TUE. & THU. 9:30AM - 12:30 PM

SAT. 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Hand Bell Choir - Practice will resume in September

Voice Choir - Practice will resume in September

Retirees - Parish Hall

Second Monday of the month 10:00 am

Wednesday Morning Bible Study -

Parish Hall - Wednesdays 10:00 am. Zoom link: Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Rug Hookers - Parish Hall

Thursdays 10:00 am.

Men's Cursillo Grouping- Parish Hall

Thursdays 7:00 am.

Children's Sunday School

Contact Miss Mary Mary Anders


Bulletin Boards

Rev. Denise is looking for a few creative people who would enjoy decorating and maintaining the bulletin boards at the entrance to the church.

We will develop a joint committee with St. Paul's to highlight shared ministries.

Please contact Rev. Denise if interested.

Please remember to wear your name tags!

If you don't have a name tag and would like to order one, there is a sign-up sheet at the entrance to the church.

A name badge says to the world, “I'm here and I'm to open to conversation.” Church is about community and connection – two things that happen naturally when people start talking to each other. Name tags allow others to be greeted by name and can make introductions less intimidating.

Honk if you Love Jesus!

While Deacon Kevin is gone for the summer, if anyone would like to hold up the "Honk if you Love Jesus" sign outside along the entrance to the church on Sundays before the 9am service, please feel free to do so. The sign is in the Vestry room at the entrance to the church.

Wednesday Contemplative Worship

Summer 2024

Taize Prayer

"Created by God's Hand"

July 10

July 24

August 14, August 28

7:15 pm in St. John's Church Sanctuary

Fourth of July fireworks and events happening around Tampa Bay

Click HERE for information

Pinellas County Hurricane Guide

The 2024 hurricane season starts June 1, and Pinellas County Emergency Management asks residents to remember three things to survive a disaster. Residents should know their risk, make a plan and stay informed.

Click HERE for the Hurricane Guide

Wednesday Morning Bible Study 


Our bible study meetings begin at 10:00am every Wednesday. We try to cover the Old Testament, Gospel and Epistle readings as time permits. At times the discussion can be quite lively. We usually have 8-10 attending with one or two joining by Zoom. We conclude our study with intercessory prayer.


Our Zoom link is: 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study


Peace and Faith


Thrift Shop Volunteers & Donations Needed!

The Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers to work the front desk. There are two shifts - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. (July 1, through August 31, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 -12:30pm only). Please contact Caroline Barnett

if you are interested. (727) 459-3650.

The Thrift Shop is in need of donations. If you have any small kitchen counter top appliances, kitchenware, dishes, tools, small household items, etc., please drop them off in the donation shed in front of the Parish Hall.

Prayer Chapel

The Chapel is open for anyone wishing individual prayer. Everyone is welcome to go to the Chapel to receive prayer with a member of The Daughters of the King. The Order of the Daughters of the King is an Order of Women that take vows to Extend Christ’s Kingdom by Prayer, Service and Evangelism. Prayer requests are held in strict confidence. Please feel welcome to come to the Chapel and Pray.

Join us in the Parish Hall immediately following the 9am service!!

Good Neighbors - Volunteers Needed!

If anyone is interested in helping, the following services are needed:

Drivers for daily food pick-ups

Breads and sweets need to be sorted daily

Sorting food in dry goods room daily

Assemble boxes for delivery daily

Break down cardboard boxes for recycling

Cleaning refrigerators inside and out

Sweeping and mopping floors

If interested in any of the above services, please contact Carol Jefford at 315-212-0479.

Diocesan News

Get your tickets for Baseball with the Bishop as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, August 9 at 6:50 p.m. Gates open at 5:20 p.m. Bishop Scharf will present the lineup card for the game and one of our lucky youth will be chosen to yell "play ball!!!" at the start of the game!

Lower-corner tickets are $37.10 ($47 value) and a portion of this ticket offer will benefit the Episcopal Charities Fund. 

To order tickets and for more information please contact Rafael Lazala at 727-825-3445 or rlazala@raysbaseball.com.

Learn more at https://episcopalswfl.org/event/baseball-with-the-bishop/


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