Mass from the Reserved Sacrament will take place on the Second Sunday after Pentecost at 11:30 A.M. in historic St. John's Episcopal Church, with Deacon The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard presiding. Lector will be Patricia Patterson, with Steve Shook as acolyte, Tom Walsh ministering as usher, and Judy Holmes hostessing the coffee hour immediately following the service.

Father Baumann writes:
"The first lesson is from the book of Deuteronomy, and tells how God commanded the keeping of the Sabbath. Following up that theme, the Response is a portion of Psalm 81, which is an exhortation that the people keep God’s feasts with joy. The second lesson is from the second letter of St. Paul to the church in Corinth, which describes the life of faith is like having a treasure in a clay jar. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Mark, which balances the lesson from Deuteronomy since Jesus defines what it truly means to keep the Sabbath."

The congregation was introduced for the first time Sunday to its newest addition: Miss Elinor Baumann, daughter of Father David and Elizabeth Ward Baumann, who was born on May 11. Proud big sister is Cecilia Baumann, 2 1/2 years old.

Collections for the Blanket Plus drive are still being accepted. See Karen Walsh for more details.

St. John's Prayer Group meets at the church on Thursdays at 1:00 P.M.

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