St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church
Bristol, Indiana


Weekly Email

January 6, 2016

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.

Join us Tonight for our Epiphany Celebration!

Holy Eucharist Rite II in honor of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at 7:00pm with an Epiphany Tea immediately following.

All are welcome!

This Sunday is the First Sunday after the Epiphany, The Baptism of Our Lord

We are also baptizing three members of the Replogle family (Carrie, Lucas, and Hayden), as well as Gabriel Story. Join us as we welcome all of them into the family of God!


Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Readers: Cindy Keck and Christine Stockbarger
Prayers of the People: Jan Riley
Chalice: Bob Dixon and Cindy Keck
Greeter: Bob Dixon family
Acolytes: Jerry McCarthy and Leta Fulton
Coffee Hour Hosts: Bruce Krueger and Cynde Jay
Sunday School: Christine Stockbarger
Nursery: Kay Streeter

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 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:

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?"

January 27: Evening Prayer (6:00pm), music planning meeting.

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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