May 7, 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 of Easter

May 12, 2024

9:00 am


Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Psalm 1

I John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19


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

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

Sunday, May 19, The Day of Pentecost

Welcome St. Paul's Lutheran Church!

Sunday, May 19 will be a combined service with St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The service will begin at 9am. Pease pray for St. Paul's clergy and parishioners as they move forward to new beginnings. It may be a bittersweet journey for some, as they say goodbye to their church building of many years. Let's show our continued support and love for them as we welcome them to the campus.

We will gather outside the church on May 19, before the service, with the Welcome Signs and red balloons (don't forget to wear RED for Pentecost) as St. Paul's arrives.

There will be a potluck meal immediately following the service. So, bring your favorite dish to share!

Going forward, St. John's will continue to celebrate our service beginning at 9am and St. Paul's will begin their service at 10:30am.

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


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.

Wednesday Contemplative Worship

Summer 2024

June 12, June 26

July 10, July 24

August 14, August 28

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

The Lunch Pals program pairs students with PCS volunteers who meet for 30 minutes once a week during the student’s lunch. Through one-on-one interaction and attention, this program encourages students to be more communicative, practice good behavior, and invest in their learning by providing a supportive adult figure to students. A volunteer mentor supports a positive attitude towards school in order to achieve academic success and to help the student experience improved self-esteem.

Mentors must go through a 1-hour long training workshop and register as a Level 1 volunteer with Pinellas County Schools. Mentor workshops are hosted across the county and online.

Here is the link for register for a mentor workshop or see other dates/times/locations HERE

You can register as a volunteer at this link: HERE

Thank you for being a dedicated supporter of Belcher Elementary School and Pinellas County Schools as a whole.


Jennifer Lamont

Family & Community Liaison

Belcher Elementary School


p: (727) 538-7437 ext. 2001

Weekly Schedule

Healing prayers are offered at the altar, after the service, on the third and the fifth Sunday of every month.

Thrift Shop Hours

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

Hand Bell Choir - Church Sanctuary

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Voice Choir - Choir Room - 2nd story Adm. Bldg

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

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

Office Schedule and Contact Information

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

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

Kevin Mort, Deacon

cell phone: 727 409-8248 



Office phone number:



Office email addresses:

Parish Administrator


Jim May, Music Director email address:

Music Director

727-531-6020 Ex. 4

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. (Through August 31, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 -12:30pm). 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 at the back of the church property.

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!!

Diocesan News

A Vocation Information Evening is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DaySpring. This is an opportunity for anyone who may be discerning a vocation to ordained ministry (either deacon or priest). The gathering includes an informal conversation with the Rev. Janet Tunnell, chair of the Diocesan Commission on Ministry, the Rev. Canon Richard Norman, Canon to the Ordinary, and members of the Commission, followed by dinner in Curry Hall. Interested individuals are encouraged to bring their spouse or partner and rector/vicar/priest-in-charge to the evening.

Questions should be directed to Beth Gould, Executive Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary,

Register for Vocation Information Meeting

Dismantling Racism Training May 14-May 16

Members of the Race & Reconciliation Committee will hold a Dismataling Racism Training on Zoom in three evening sessions. Training is on May 14, 15, and 16, from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Please log into Zoom by 6:45 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 5252 1448

Passcode: 449271

Register for the Dismantling Racism Training

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