Events & Classes
Episcopal Service Corps
Annie Wisz will be coming to Park County in August as part of the Episcopal Service Cohort. Last week we raised enough money to have Annie with us for 16 hours a week, half of her 32 hours of service (this is a correction from last week). Our Memorandum of Understanding will be drafted soon. She will help with food ministry, the Thrift Shop, cultivating a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community in Powell, and other church work. This conversation, including funding and supervision details, are continuing.
First Stop Steps Forward
The First Stop Help Center has hired a full-time program coordinator. The Reverend Jayson Nicholson has already jumped in part-time as he begins to make his transition from pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Laurel. Jayson is the spouse of Dr. Brittany Christensen, who will be a new physician at Powell Hospital starting in August.
Miss Our Musicians?
Tom and Kathy Walker are busy this summer with lots of gigs in our area. Check their website here. A few up-coming dates:
Wednesday, May 24 - Chamberlin Inn, Cody, WY
Sunday, May 28 - Cassies, Cody, WY
Wednesday, June 7 - Washington Park, Powell, WY
The Day of Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter, on May 28. The festival of Pentecost is important because it represents the beginning of the Christian Church. It reminds us that as promised, God would send the Holy Spirit upon us all.
We celebrate this day as the “birthday” of St. John’s. As gifts, we give consumable supplies to the church. In the past we’ve had a list of supplies and church members purchased things needed, such as paper towels, paper plates, plastic silverware and coffee cups; coffee and creamer; hand and dish soap, and cleaning supplies.
This year instead of shopping, you simply need to visit the birthday money tree downstairs. Take an envelope and put cash or check inside and clip it to the tree. Money will be used to restock supplies in the next few weeks and hopefully give us a little extra to fill in as needed later in the year. Thanks to kids in Godly Play for decorating envelopes! Please see attachment.
Coffee hour on May 28, hosted by the Larsens, will include a birthday cake for the church and a celebration of Augusta’s birthday
You do not need to be a member of our church to plan this important aspect of the dying and grieving process.
Burial of the Dead is an act of mercy, and St. John’s is active in the ministry of ritual burial. You do not need be a member of our church, or any church to plan this important aspect of the dying and grieving process at St. John’s.
The church seats about 110 people, and we have a full kitchen, tables and chairs in the basement for a reception. Our worship team will also be part of a graveside service or help scatter the ashes of the departed.
We welcome people of all ages--babies, children, teens, adults, and elders-- to receive the sacrament of Baptism.
Baptism is full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into Christ's Body, the Church. We welcome people of all ages--babies, children, teens, adults, and elders-- to receive the sacrament of Baptism. The baptismal rite occurs in the middle of the service on Sunday morning, after the sermon and before Communion. Because Baptism is about joining the community, we do not do private services.
We welcome the weddings of same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike. You may also have a civil union blessed.
Thank you for considering having your wedding at St. John’s. Before scheduling a wedding, we ask all couples to come to a Sunday service. There you can meet our clergy and other leadership and experience a typical liturgy.
You do not need to be a member of the Episcopal Church to have a wedding here. We welcome the weddings of same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike. You may also have a civil union blessed in the church.