Events & Classes
Fallow the Field
The seasons are changing, and we are in the midst of a time of restoration, of intentionality and purpose, of stillness, of quiet, a time of fallowing.
It is a time of letting God help us move away from the things that devastate us: over production, the stones of unjust anger, lack of forgiveness, hard clods of self-centeredness.
Just as the fallowing of the fields promotes rest and renewal, this fallowing of the soul is a time to replenish and renew God’s presence within.
This is the time to listen deeply to the quiet that is settling all around us and go within, and listen deeply for the possibility of our quieting soul, that yearns for rest, for nourishment, for stillness.
God’s presence awaits us in the smallest of deepening gestures and elements of love that will percolate to the surface in due time.
Meeting around Reading - In order to have book recommendations from the group, we must plan ahead if we want to get the books from the Library. So please be prepared at the November 30th meeting to discuss your choices for the next read. We will not meet in December because of the holidays. But we will then be prepared to get the next book we choose for the January meeting on the 25th, the 4th Thursday of the month. Cynthia & Lucinda
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUITY PILGRIMAGE
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN WYOMING & FAITH JOURNEYS: APRIL 17-21, 2024 – The Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh, Mission and Innovation, will lead this pilgrimage on a transformative journey to explore sites important to the social justice and racial equity movement in Alabama. Our Faith Journeys tour will highlight the struggle for civil and human rights, racial equity, and reconciliation, visiting some of the most significant monuments, museums, churches, and memorials, with time for reflection, processing, prayer and reconciliation.
Registration Link: https://diowy.info/Alabamapilgrimage
Non-Profit Coordinator Search
Kenny and Michael Allen started the Heart Mountain Foster Parent Exchange when they came to Powell over a year ago. Their work and life situations called them back to Sheridan recently and they are currently in search of volunteers to take ownership of this wonderful organization and to prevent its dissolution. Heart Mountain Foster Parent Exchange is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with an EIN, bank account, supplies (stackable totes, donated clothing and toiletries, etc.), and mentorship being provided by the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange organization. The Heart Mountain Foster Parent Exchange has a secretary in place to assist in its functions.
Please reach out to Kenny (307-271-1453) for information or to express your interest. Whomever accepts this will have the full support and mentorship of the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange.
Meditation for Advent
The Rev. Douglas Sunderland once again welcomes the community to this sacred, anticipated space. This Advent Meditation Morning will be held in the West House at Thomas the Apostle Center on Saturday, December 9th. Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be provided. It will end with a simple lunch. Visit tacwy.org and go to the events page to register.
Upcoming Event at Thomas the Apostle Center
TAC will offer an Advent Meditation Morning in the West House on Saturday, December 9th. Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be provided. It will end with a simple lunch. Rev. Douglas Sunderland once again welcomes the community to this sacred, anticipated space. Visit tacwy.org and go to the events page to register.
27th Annual Native Ways Buffalo Feast, featuring Jason Baldes
Thursday, November 30, 2023 – Yellowstone Building Conference Center on the campus of Northwest College. Dinner at 6:00pm. Performance at 7:00pm. Adults: $25; Children 12 and under: $10; NWC Students: $10. RSVP by November 24. To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.nwcollegefoundation.org/buffalo-feast A portion of this year’s event proceeds will be allocated to the Native Ways Scholarship Fund.
Save the Date
December 9, 2023 - The Tree Trip is at Five Springs Campground.
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.