Winter seems to have arrived a little sooner than expected this year, and so we’re publishing this reminder of our winter weather policies. If Roanoke City Schools are canceled, our offices will automatically be closed until 10 a.m. Prior to 10:00, we will make the decision whether to open for the remainder of the day,… Continue reading Snow Days…
Remember or honor a loved one with a poinsettia this Christmas! Make your check payable to St. John’s Episcopal Church for $20, and send to the church, attention Lisa Cayse. Order form can be found online at stjohnsroanoke.org under “Upcoming Events” (click on the link here). Print and mail to PO Box 257, Roanoke VA… Continue reading It’s Poinsettia Time!
Sunday, December 2 we host our annual meeting, with the Reverend Eric Long’s state of the parish address and voting for the 2019 vestry slate (there will also be an opportunity to vote during the 5:00 Gathering service). Please be with us in the parish hall at 9 a.m.! Following is our slate of vestry… Continue reading Vestry nominees, 2019
The Reverend David Olson reflects on our saints that have gone before, our stewardship of what they have left behind and what we leave to the future. Before I left, my grandmother handed me a clear plastic bag, I could see that inside of it was a large amount of tightly folded papers that looked… Continue reading The Legacies of Family
This reflection by Gates DeHart is one of a series of videos this stewardship season focusing on the ministries that St. John’s parishioners make possible through their gifts and resources. You can watch these videos on our YouTube channel. For the past 25 years, I have been coordinating a program for homeless families here at… Continue reading St. John’s Outreach is About Joy
A reflection from the Reverend Eric Long “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” –Genesis 2:15 The day before Hurricane Florence hit, a parishioner came into my office, someone who owns property directly in the path of the storm. One would think she would be… Continue reading Becoming Stewards of Life
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke has awarded grants totaling more than $2,000 to two of St. John’s ministries. Community Youth Program (CYP) received $1,250 to cover the costs of hosting the Kids’ Farmer’s Market. “We held three farmer’s markets on-site during the 2017-2018 school year,” says CYP executive director Jackie Smith. “Each kid took home… Continue reading CYP and T.R.U.E. Receive Grants