St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church
Bristol, Indiana


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December 30, 2015

Rite II Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 9:30am.

Evening Prayer on 1st-3rd Wednesdays at 6:00pm.
Rite I Holy Eucharist on 4th Wednesdays at 6:00pm.

This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Christmas


Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 84
Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

Readers: Steve Streeter and Cyd Sunday
Prayers of the People: Terry Scott
Chalice: Steve Streeter and Cyd Sunday
Greeter: Terry Miller
Acolytes: Cyd Sunday and Kiaya Hankins
Coffee Hour Hosts: Bill and Deb Walters
Sunday School: Julie Streeter
Nursery: Deb Walters

Join us for our Epiphany Celebration!

Holy Eucharist Rite II in honor of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at 7:00pm.

An Epiphany Tea immediately following.
(We will need finger foods for this tea. To sign up to bring something, please see the sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall or email Cindy Keck.)

All are welcome!

Let us pray...


...for Karen Hipsher, and Bill Strong, Deb Walter's step-father, who are both battling cancer.
...for Judy Hatley, who is struggling with mobility and pain, and for Bob, Anne, and Mark, who care for her.
...for Rosemary Streeter, who is having health problems.
...for all those in need of healing of body, mind, or spirit.


"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone." (1 Tim 2:1)

Upcoming Wednesday Evening Schedule:

December 30: Evening Prayer (6:00pm), music planning meeting.

January 6: Mass in honor of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ (7:00pm), followed by an Epiphany Tea.

January 13: Evening Prayer (6:00pm), vestry meeting.

January 20: Evening Prayer (6:00pm), potluck supper, and adult formation. We will be returning to our "Transforming Questions" series until Lent. Our question: "Why do bad things happen?"

Bishop Election Walkabout Information


St. John of the Cross has been chosen as the site of one of the Bishop Search Walkabouts! Electing delegations must attend, but all are welcome. Our Walkabout session will be held on Saturday, January 16, 9:30am - 1:30pm. The Walkabout will include presentations from each of the candidates and a social hour.
We have been asked to provide coffee, tea, and light refreshments for the candidates and the social hour. We will need help providing this hospitality to the candidates and the diocese. To volunteer to provide food, please see the list in the fellowship hall or email Cindy Keck. Please note that we have been asked not to supply an entire lunch. The candidates will eat a boxed lunch on the bus after leaving St. John of the Cross. We have been asked to provide refreshments: bagels, muffins, fruit, crackers and cheese, etc.

Mark your calendars! We are excited to be hosting this important diocesan event!

St. John of the Cross Annual Meeting: January 24

We have moved our annual meeting from January 17 to January 24 due to the Walkabouts on January 16. Please join us for mass at 10:00pm, followed by a carry-in luncheon and the business meeting.
Winter Retreat 2016
Friday January 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST
Sunday January 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST
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Wawasee Episcopal Center
7830 East Vawter Park Road
Syracuse, IN 46567
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The Winter Youth Retreat for the Diocese of Northern Indiana is for all youth in the diocese in 6 - 12 grade. The theme is "A New Beginning". In addition to the retreat, the youth will be attending one of the Walkabout Sessions for the Election of the Eighth Bishop.

Please fill register using the link to the left by January 15. Download and complete the medical release and community covenant and mail it along with your $25.00 to reserve your space.

We have a limited number of spaces available so we will go on first come first serve.
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 433,
Bristol, IN 46507

We are located at:
601 E. Vistula St.
Bristol, IN 46507

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