Christine Mortlock, minister to children and families, writes about her experience as a first-year student in Education for Ministry. Every Tuesday evening at six o’clock, a group of people gather in the fourth-floor conference room at St. John’s for Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year certificate program started at Sewanee in 1975. We share a snack and… Continue reading Putting Theology into Practice
An Epiphany reflection by the Reverend Mary Mackin In T. S. Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi,” one of the wise men recalls a journey to a far country that he made in his younger days. “’A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of year for a journey, and such a… Continue reading Finding Home… Not a Moment Too Soon
As Advent draws to a close and we approach the celebration of Christ’s nativity, be with us for our special services starting this Sunday! Children’s Christmas Pageant Sunday, December 23 at 5 p.m. followed by a hot-chocolate-and-cookies reception hosted by the youth! Christmas Eve ~ Monday, December 24 4 p.m. Family Holy Eucharist, Rite II… Continue reading Christmas is Coming!
My first Youth at Council (called Convention since the diocese has changed the name of the annual meeting) was January of 2002. I was in eighth grade and had no idea what to expect. Born and raised in Lynchburg, I was aware of Roanoke and had come down for family reunions in some of my… Continue reading Youth@Convention, 2019
As we continue our journey through the season of Advent, the Reverend Whitney Burton reflects on the joys that come with anticipating. On a Saturday in July, my boyfriend Steven talked me into going on a work errand with him. I didn’t want to, I had better things to do, but he guilted me into it.… Continue reading Worth the Wait
We’ve nearly reached the end of our 126th year of ministry from our corner of downtown Roanoke. For the last 12 of those years, a generous and anonymous parishioner has promised to match all contributions to the St. John’s outreach fund up to $20,000. So we extend that invitation to you! Whatever you give –… Continue reading Outreach Challenge 2018: Help Us Meet a $20,000 Matching Grant
In addition to providing wonderful fellowship for seniors at St. John’s, the Fine Wines are also committed to serving God and our neighbor. Thus, as a group, we will begin a new service project – helping with the bimonthly American Red Cross blood drive held at St. John’s every eight weeks on Wednesdays from 12… Continue reading Fine Wines Supports Blood Drives at St. John’s