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APRIL 7 - 30, 2024

April 7, Sun               10:30 am Holy Eucharist -  The Rev Bill Wells, Celebrant                                                                   

April 14, Sun              9:00 am – Vestry meeting at the Parish House

                                 10:30 am Holy Eucharist -  The Rev Johan Johnson, Celebrant 

                                                   Mr. Johnson is the new Chaplain at St. Catherines School in Richmond

April 17, Wed              9:00 am - Blue Ridge Food Ministry, Columbia Baptist Church 

April 21, Sun             10:30 am Holy Eucharist -  The Rev Dr John P Boucher, Celebrant

                                                    Mr. Boucher is retired, former rector of St. Matthias in Richmond 

April 21, Sun             3 pm – St. John’s welcomes you for an afternoon of music

 with Kelly Chambers, Charlottesville area violinist and music teacher.  Kelly will have a delightful program, INCLUDING selections with St. John’s own organist, DeWitt Long.  This is a first to have both Kelly AND DeWitt for our Sunday afternoon music program!  The program will last about an hour.  Please join us and invite a friend.  Admission is free.  Donations to the Stained Glass Restoration fund are welcome.

April 28, Sun             10:30 am Holy Eucharist - The Rev Bill Wells, Celebrant 

                                 *** There will be a brief meeting in the church following the service with St. John’s UBS Financial Advisors Kenny Janes & Tom Phillips for the annual review of the church and cemetery investment funds.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the finances of the church, and to be thankful!

Potluck luncheon to follow the service and meeting.  You will have an opportunity to visit with Kenny and Tom.  We now consider them as part of the parish family as well as our financial advisors!


Church News & Events

 Memorial Stained Glass Window Restoration Project – an exciting update!

The restoration is now complete for the two single windows on the east end of the church for the Cocke and Cowherd families, and will be reinstalled Saturday, April 6.  St. John’s received an unexpected and very generous donation from a family foundation just before Easter so the final exterior pair of memorial windows (Owens family) will be removed on Saturday and taken to the studio for restoration.  The Sr. Warden will meet with Scott Taylor at that time to assess priority of need for remaining windows [one interior pair in need of repair, and 6 small singles not in immediate need of repair].  This project that began in 2016 has moved along more quickly than we could ever have imagined thanks to the interest and generosity of others!  Stay tuned for a more detailed update for this project!  “Beauty is a theological virtue not to be taken for granted” said a visiting priest who was deeply moved by the beauty of the windows upon seeing them for the first time.   St. John’s has been blessed, through the support of others, NOT to take these windows for granted, and to be able to preserve these beautiful treasures for generations to come. 

The 58th Kairos Prison Ministry retreat  -  April 17-21  Buckingham Mens Correctional Center in Dillwyn, VA

Our regular supply priest and friend The Rev. Bill Wells is a regular volunteer participant of this prison ministry, and will be there for these upcoming dates in April.  Prison Inmates sign up for a series of talks and conversations commending the Gospel and introducing a faith sustaining program of prayer and mutual support extending into the future.  St. John's parishioners participate by baking and packaging cookies which Bill takes and distributes to inmate participants.  Additionally, parishioners commit to praying for these men through the course of the weekend; inmate participants, prison staff and outside volunteers.  



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