St. John's Episcopal & Redeemer Lutheran--joint worshiping congregations--gather at 11:30 A.M. in the historic church building on the corner of Broadway & Pine. Priest-in-charge is The Rev. Canon David M. Baumann, who will celebrate Holy Eucharist. Musicians are Barbara Crain and Douglas Tucker, playing organ and piano. Cantrix is Elizabeth Baumann. Others scheduled to serve this week are:

Lector: Judy Holmes
Communion Minister: Ann Langenfeld
Greeter: Jan Burgess
Usher: Tom Walsh
Acolyte: Patricia Patterson

Father David writes:
The Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 12)--The fourth Sunday in the Easter season always has a theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd; therefore its nickname is Good Shepherd Sunday.
The first lesson is from the book of the Acts of the Apostles, and relates how Peter raised a woman from the dead in Jesus’ Name. Lessons from the Book of the Acts are read in the liturgy throughout the Easter season of eight Sundays, or fifty days. Following up that theme, the Response is Psalm 23, which expresses the psalmist’s trust in God in all circumstances. The second lesson is from the Book of Revelation, and presents a picture of a great host of people finding eternal and invincible joy in the presence of God. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from John, and relates the teaching of Jesus that he knows his people fully and will keep them safe for ever.

Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ on Wednesday, May 15 will celebrate Charles Williams, a Christian poet and writer in the early twentieth century.

Mass at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s on Thursday, May 16 will celebrate the late twentieth century Martyrs of Sudan. Bible study class precedes the service, and begins at 3:00 P.M.

The Annual Strawberry Fest Ice Cream Social will take place in the church courtyard on Sunday, May 19, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. All are welcome to join in this fun neighborhood and community event. Served will be strawberries, ice cream, sundae toppings, cakes, cold drinks, and more. Admission is free, rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, events will take place inside the church's undercroft.

Rev 5/6/2019 - dlb