“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and
to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
The Women’s Guild is the women’s organization at St. John Church. The purpose of the Women's Guild, according to the Guild's Constitution, is to participate in Christian service, promote fellowship, provide education and inspiration, and encourage participation in the total program of the church (local, national, and universal).
The Women's Guild meets on the second Sunday of each month. Business meetings and special events focus on fulfilling the Guild's stated purpose. Special events include the Women’s Banquet on the first Sunday in May, where ladies enjoy good food, good fellowship, and an inspirational evening. In October, the Guild hosts SJR's annual Pfolk Pfest, that includes a turkey and dressing meal and auction of arts and crafts, antiques, and special food items. A portion of the funds raised at this event go to charitable organizations for the mission of St. John's. In December the Guild celebrates the birth of our Savior through the Candlelight Service held the Sunday evening before Christmas Eve. This community-wide event concludes with a meal in the Parish Hall. Everyone is invited to share in this celebration of Christ's birth, as well as the other special community-wide events, and all ladies are cordially invited to experience the joy, the fellowship, and the ministry of St. John's Women's Guild.
Weekly Friday Morning Bible Study
This study that began in May continues. "Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy" by Beth Moore, explores Paul’s last letter, in which Paul appeals to Timothy, his spiritual son, to pass on the legacy of his teachings to faithful people who would be able to teach others as well.
This study is open to all, and normally meets in the parish hall Friday mornings beginning at 10:00am.
Contact Lois Shrout for more information.
Women's Emmanuel Group ("Emmanuel" = "God with us")
Biblical basis of Emmanuel Groups
Acts 2:46 (NRSV)
"Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at
home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,"
Acts 5:42 (NRSV)
"And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim
Jesus as the Messiah."
1 Corinthians 16:19 (NRSV)
"The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church
in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord."
The “at home” portion in the above readings highlights the size of the groups of believers that we are talking about here. To function effectively, most small groups need to range in size from 4 to 10. Ideally, groups ranging in size from 6-8 function best. The location where the group meets varies.
For more information about St. John's Women's Emmanuel Group, contact Lois Shrout at email@example.com