E-Newsletter for Sunday, March 18, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Final Compline, Altar Guild Work Bee and more in the E-Newsletter for March 18, 2018 http://mailchi.mp/eeccc7b716bb/ey7eu7o5mr-1344733

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

I am not a musician. 

I had to come to an awareness of that reality early in life. Any musical skill I have, be it singing, poking around on a piano, or strumming a guitar, has been learned through effort. It does not come naturally.

But I do love music. 

When I lived in Texas and was slowly transitioning from the evangelical church of my upbringing to the Episcopal Church, I did a brief stint for several months in a Scotch/Irish Pub Band. My friend Robert, pictured in this photo on the left with the accordion, sang with me in the church choir and they were needing a new guitarist. I joined and played with them for several months in the spring of 2007, right before graduating from seminary.

I was not nearly as good of a guitarist as they truly needed—everyone discovered pretty quickly I have, like, one strum pattern I basically use. But they were kind and gracious… and we had a lot of fun together.

So, I'm really actually looking forward to the St. Patrick's Day party at church this Saturday. The SAVVY Ministry (Seniors Acting Very Very Young) is hosting the event, making it open to the whole parish. It will be a traditional Irish meal and you are invited to bring non-alcoholic drinks, wine, or beer (particularly good Irish beer!) to share.  

SAVVY is generously throwing this party as a small fundraiser for my upcoming Renewal Leave. I've been asked to come and sing for my supper. And that I will.

I may not sing perfectly. My guitar skills may not be the best. But I hope you will know as I sing and play, that I do it with deep joy and delight.

Not just because I love music. But also—primarily—because I love you. And your generosity in throwing this event to bless my Renewal Leave means the world to me.

Even if you haven't signed up, you're still welcome to come. There might even be some singing along and pounding on tables, in good Irish fashion…
Through Grace,

If you are unable to attend the SAVVY St. Patrick's Day Party & Renewal Leave Fundraiser this Saturday night, you can still make a gift to Father Jared's Renewal Leave Purse online here. 

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, March 11

From Your Senior Warden
Ms. Cathryn Marshall

Dear *|FNAME|*,

I am juggling so many different countdowns in my mind right now.

I'm juggling the number of days until we can say that Spring is officially here. The number of days until that heart-stopping, goosebump-inducing moment during the Maundy Thursday service when the choir stands in the back of the nave and quietly sings the haunting words “Stay with me, remain here with me, watch and pray, watch and pray”. The number of Sundays we have left before we embark on our Mutual Renewal time. The number of Vestry meetings before I have to take over as leader of the Vestry while Father Jared is away on Renewal Leave. The number of months until my youngest son’s wedding.
I am a list-maker and am somewhat compulsive about checking my calendar. What appointments and meetings are coming up? What tasks do I have to accomplish in the next few days? The problem with all of this is that I struggle to live in the moment. How can I experience God’s grace if I can’t focus on the present? That is my Lenten journey.
I hope that you are finding ways to experience God’s grace during this time. The sky is bleak as I write this, and there is a new batch of snow on the ground. But I know that Spring is on the way. The calendar says so, even if the weather does not. The hope in my heart for the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord says so, too.
Nevertheless, there is something on my countdown list that I want to share with you. As some of you may know, in 2016 Father Jared willingly sacrificed the money that had been accumulating for years for his sabbatical. We were in budget crisis mode. Father Jared gave up nearly ten thousand dollars so that all of the ministries that serve our parish could continue. He loves us that much. 
Now we have a chance to repay him is some small measure. On Saturday, March 17th, SAVVY is opening their traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner to the entire parish, in the hopes of raising a purse for Father Jared and his family. If you would like to be a part of this event, please do sign up on the Parish Information Table, or click here, so that there will be enough corned beef and cabbage for everyone to enjoy.  Traditionally, SAVVY invites a couple of younger folks to sing some Irish tunes. This year, Father Jared will “sing for his supper”.  
If you cannot attend, but still want to make a donation, you may drop a check to the parish office made payable to St. John’s with “Rector’s Renewal” on the memo line. Or click here.  
As we continue counting down to future events, my hope is that we can pause, if only for a few moments each day, to be fully present in God’s loving grace.
Yours in Christ,

P.S. Speaking of spring…don't forget to spring ahead your clocks 1 hour on Saturday night!

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mr. Rogers & Lent, Compline, Lenten Yoga and more in the E-Newsletter for March 4, 2018 http://mailchi.mp/cb0bfe3d6812/ey7eu7o5mr-1338837

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

As we continue our journey through the Season of Lent, I wonder how your experience of this season has been.

My and Bethany's daughter, Lucy, has reached the age now where we'll watch 30 minutes of television with her a few days a week. So far, we've only introduced her to two shows: Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

As we watched the grainy black and white footage together of Mr. Rogers' first show, I felt an immediate peace in my own heart when the familiar theme music began and his voice came through our television speakers.

It was actually fifty years ago on Monday, February 19, that the first episode of this beloved children's show was aired on public television. On that first episode, he asked how his viewers felt about new things. The episode talked about change, how it upsets us and makes us anxious. But he also talked about how change is a part of life. 

And, in the first original song of the show, he sang, "I Like You As You Are." 

Lucy was captivated by the show, the singing and the puppets. And, to be honest, Bethany and I were both a bit captivated by the young, gentle man on the screen. 

I say all this because Lent is, in may ways, a season of change. We specifically try to change things in our life, to give things up or take things on, to turn from our sins and seek a closer relationship with God. 

But it's important to remember why we do this. I actually saw a church sign in our community this past week that said, "Work hard in Lent to show God you love him." While I appreciate the call to the disciplines of Lent, I think that sign misses the motivation.

We don't walk through this season to show God how much we love him. 

We walk through this season to experience anew how much God loves us. 

That's the point after all. Whether it is giving up alchohol or meat, attending Compline on Sundays at 8:30pm, Lenten Yoga at 9am on Tuesdays, the Wednesday evening Book Study, or the Thursday Luncheon Bible Study… no matter what you are doing in this season, the goal should be to unclutter your life so that you may experience God more closely.

And whenever we experience God more closely, our experience is one of a love that is beyond understanding or measure.

So, as we approach the halfway point of the season, it's OK to change your approach to this holy time. Try some other changes, if the season has not yet been impactful for you.

But know this, no matter how well or how poorly you keep the season, God likes you as you are.

And I do, too.  

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, February 25, 2018

Nursery Care, Altar Flower Delivery, Compline and more in the E-Newsletter for February 25, 2018 http://mailchi.mp/44afeba5fd78/ey7eu7o5mr-1336197

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

It's not a small secret that there is one common thread that runs through every Parish Profile, every church mission and vision statement, every articulation of who a church wants to be.

We want to be a place that welcomes and encourages young families to be a part of us.

However, it's clearly one thing to want to welcome young families and another thing entirely to take steps to change who you are so that young families are enabled to be a part of you. 

At St. John's over the past couple years, the recommendations from our "Future Families Task Force" have been put into place, trying to lay the groundwork for a stronger and more vibrant ministry with children and youth. We now have a top-notch Godly Play program for kids and Journey to Adulthood program for teens. We have a single staff person, Reyna Masko, coordinating the volunteers who work in those ministries.

And for parents with small children, we have changed as well. In addition to the soft space at the back of the church, we have installed video equipment so that parents in the nursery with smaller children can still see and hear what is happening in the service upstairs. We invite the kids forward every Sunday to kneel at the altar rail and be up close to the Great Thanksgiving. 

But there is one thing our parents with smaller children have asked about several times… volunteers in the nursery. While they love having the ability to watch the liturgy downstairs when they need to, for some smaller children the parents would, in effect, need to be downstairs almost every week. 

So they are asking you to help.

We are trying to create a rotation of volunteers who will serve from 9:30am-11:30am downstairs in the nursery. With the video equipment, you will absolutely still hear and see what is happening in the liturgy. You will also give the gift of letting a parent with small children have a respite, some time to worship without keeping an eye out for a squirmy toddler. Eight volunteers would make this a weekly rotation. Twelve volunteers would mean you would only serve every month and a half or so. You get the picture.

If you would be interested in serving, please click here to let the parish office know. If you have a teenager who would like to help, and they are over 16, they can function as the second adult. If they are under 16, then we will still need two adults, but your teenager will be most welcome to be an extra hand. 

We have young families at St. John's. In fact, we have an increasing number of them. They love being a part of you… and would like your help so they can be even more engaged. 

Let's all demonstrate to them just how much we, as a congregation, value them and their children. 

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, February 18

Movie Group Tonight, Mustard Seed Sunday, Compline by Candlelight and more in the E-Newsletter for February 18, 2018 http://mailchi.mp/7eab572b15d3/ey7eu7o5mr-1333681

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

Well, our Lenten journey has begun. 

Yesterday was a powerful beginning to the season. We expanded "Ashes to Go," adding a second location at the south end of town. We surpassed previous year's records, imposing ashes and handing out information about Lent and Holy Week at SJE to dozens of people. Over and over again, people told us how grateful they were for this opportunity, this invitation into the Lenten Season that met them right where they are.

The Ash Wednesday liturgies were well-attended too. At the noon liturgy, we enrolled three people into their Final Preparation for Confirmation, Reception, or the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows. They joined me in the imposition of ashes. At the evening liturgy, Father John wound up unable to serve when Joanne fell and broke her wrist, requiring surgery. He had been planning on celebrating that bilingual Eucharist, but we all told him to stay with Joanne as she is cared for and I celebrated the bilingual liturgy in his stead. 

And this Sunday, the First Sunday in Lent, we will have our Lenten Mustard Seed Sunday. The children will be placed at the center of our worship, joining me in the Gospel Procession, sitting at the chancel steps with me for the homily, and standing with the other ministers at the altar for the Great Thanksgiving of Holy Communion. Be sure to bring your kids for what is always a special Sunday, as they help teach us about what repentance means. 

Also, according to church tradition, we will begin this Sunday's liturgy at all three services with the Great Litany. This is one of the oldest pieces of distinctively Anglican worship, the first piece of worship translated in the English Reformation—far before the prayer book itself. I trust you will find it a grounded beginning to this season of prayer. 

As you walk these Great Forty Days, I hope you find yourself brought closer to God. Take some time to review the Lent & Holy Week Bookmark (available online here and also at the Parish Information Table). Find a way to plug in to something that can support you in this journey of penitence, fasting, and prayer. 

The wilderness journey may be hard at times, but we know from Scripture that it is here, in the wilderness, that we most often encounter our God. 

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, February 11, 2018

Women’s Group Tonight, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Ash Wednesday and more in the E-Newsletter for February 11, 2018 http://mailchi.mp/85fe738c570f/ey7eu7o5mr-1332317

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

It's hard to believe, but I only have twelve more Sundays with you before our Mutual Renewal Leave begins. (If you didn't yet get a copy of the Renewal Leave FAQ document, you can download one online here).

I know I am ready for a break, ready to step back and return to the sources that nourish me for my own life and ministry as a husband, daddy, and priest. I'm grateful for the space you and the Vestry have created for this… and I'm already looking to the future with renewed excitement.

Last week, I spent Monday through Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, at the Genesis Gathering. This is the annual gathering of all the ministries in The Episcopal Church who have received funding for church plants or mission enterprise zones.

Though it is always hard to be away from my family for that length of time, I can readily say that this was one of the best conferences I have yet been to with this group. Not only were each of the presenters excellent, but as us—as church planters and mission developers—continue to grow in relationship with each other, there is a tremendous harvest of support and insight. 

I was particularly struck by one church planter who has spent a significant amount of time knocking on doors in the neighborhood where she plants churches. She said, "People think Episcopalians can’t knock on doors. The first time we went out, everyone was so anxious about talking about God. But they came back and everyone had stories to share about the people they met. It is about that, it is about being ready to honor the people you meet."

This has certainly been my experience when I have been out in the community. Whether it is leading Theology on Tap, going to community events, or teaching whiskey school, it is a tremendous gift to meet people who, for whatever reason, don't currently attend church. There is a beauty in their story, often a painful one, but one that is worthy of honor. One that needs to be listened to. 

Our first Vestry meeting ended with a new member on the Vestry asking us about how we have done evangelism… and how we might do it better. He talked about how much he loves this community, how many broad and diverse offerings we are, how we have created a space here where so many different people can feel at home… people who don't always feel at home elsewhere. How can we better invite people into this space?

It's a good question, likely one the Vestry will spend a good part of this year chewing on. We've come along ways, with the creation of a Digital Evangelism Team, with the training of parishioners in the Diocesan Church Development Institute, and even with the Vestry now beginning each meeting with a moment of witness, a practice exercising in sharing our faith with each other.

But there is more work to be done. Because there are still a lot of people out there, people yearning for a church home, people looking for a place where people are united across the divides of race, economics, culture, and politics—choosing to find their unity in Christ, while still celebrating the rich diversity of the other. 

And I look forward, when I come back from Renewal Leave in September, to having some more conversations with you. I look forward to learning what you have discovered about yourselves as individuals and as a congregation.

I look forward to discerning alongside of you where God is calling us in the years to come, that more people may be invited into this community of faith. 

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 28

Annual Meeting Sunday, Additions to Meeting Agenda, Bishop’s Workshops and much more in the E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 28 http://mailchi.mp/950853289b1b/ey7eu7o5mr-1326561

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

An annual congregational meeting can sound like a tedious exercise.

Indeed, the arduous work of resolutions and reports, of debate and amendments to the amendment of the amendment can be tiring. However, it doesn't have to be that way. It all depends on how you come to the meeting.

One of the strengths of the Episcopal Church, in my opinion, is that we seek at all levels to have a balance of authority between clergy and laity. Our very system is set-up with the understanding that neither the priest nor the people can get very far in ministry without working together.

That happens on a regular basis as I work alongside the Vestry. Though we have distinct responsibilities and authorities (theirs primarily temporal and mine spiritual), in practice things are never truly that distinct. Instead, we work together, offering advice and seeking to come to consensus decisions whenever possible.

And the Vestry is the one lay committee in the parish that is ultimately accountable to you, the Parish Members. You decide who sits upon the Vestry, with a third of its membership changing each year. You also guide both the Vestry and me, whether through our current Mission, Vision, and Five-Year Plan (now in its final year!), or through resolutions, bylaws, or other insight you bring to any congregational gathering. 

As I approach the eight-year anniversary of my tenure as your rector, and the Mutual Renewal Leave that will commence in May, I feel profoundly grateful for the shared governance that is exercised at St. John's. Though many clergy approach times of sabbatical with a bit of trepidation, having trouble letting go and trusting the plates will keep spinning, I don't have any of that anxiety.

Over the past several years, this congregation has weathered conflict and disagreement and come out the other side healthier, stronger, and with better resources for living together in community. People not only readily speak up—more and more we have cultivated the even more important skill of listening to the other. We may not always agree (what group does?), but we work hard to ensure there is always space for people to speak up.

And then we get on with the mission God has entrusted to us.

I look forward to being with you this Sunday. I look forward to Father John celebrating his first bilingual Eucharist at 10:00am. I look forward to the careful consideration you will give to all the items on the agenda for this year's meeting.

And I very much look forward to continuing to work alongside you, as together we seek to build up the kingdom of God here at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 21, 2018

Movie Group Tonight, Annual Parish Meeting Info, Lenten Book Group and much more in the E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 21 http://mailchi.mp/a5f7619ae31b/ey7eu7o5mr-1324501

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

The conversations around gun violence and what appropriate responses Christians could take to be peace-makers in this world seem to have grown in passion and importance.

Here at St. John's, we had a conversation surrounding the various aspects of this issue during Advent. One fruit of that conversation was the forming of a chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (you can click here to have the office sign you up as someone interested in this work). 

However, we also talked about the importance of continuing these conversations in the variety of venues afforded us as a community of faith. To that end, there will be another opportunity for listening, learning, and talking together on Tuesday, February 6. We will be teaming up with the West Michigan chapter of "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" to host a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary: "The Armor of Light."

A special selection at the Tribeca film festival, and an Emmy Award winner in the category of Outstanding Social Issue Documentary, the film follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?

I am often the odd person out in these conversations. I was raised in an NRA household, am a gun-owner myself who enjoys shooting for sport and for hunting. At the same time, I have found myself concerned about our country's seeming inability to do anything concrete to lower the incidence of gun violence. I am hopeful that this film, and the discussion that follows, will create a place for conversation that brings people together and charts a new path.

We will open this event to the local community, with our members hosting a time of fellowship and conversation with snacks at 6:30pm. The movie will start at 7:00pm and will include a brief break for pizza. Please bring $5 if you want to share in the pizza. The discussion after the film will then be hosted by guest presenters from the West Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. You can click here to let Cindi know if you are coming (and if you can bring a snack, drink (or both!) to share) and she will sign you up. You can also click here for the event on Facebook so you can share and invite your friends. 

I hope you will join us for this conversation. It's an important one to continue.

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 14

SAVVY Saturday, Newcomers & J2A Sunday, and much more in the E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 14 http://mailchi.mp/8474b2f366ba/ey7eu7o5mr-1322457

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

After a lot of work, preparation and training, this Sunday will feature a big moment in the lives of our teenagers. 

Children & Youth Coordinator Reyna Masko, along with our J2A Leaders and Second Adults, will formally begin our Journey to Adulthood program with the youth group. That will impact our 10:00am liturgy because it means at that liturgy our teenagers will have a Litany of Dedication and their parents will have a Litany of Offering & Sacrifice. The questions and answers, along with the prayers offered for each group are significant and moving. I hope you will be able to be with us on Sunday to stand up and pray alongside our teenagers.

But that's not all that's happening!

This Sunday is also our Winter Newcomers' & Visitors' Brunch. We'll gather for that brunch at 11:30am in the Parish Hall. Around 30 people are signed up for the brunch—newcomers, visitors, and members who want to be a welcoming presence. With such a large crowd, we could still some help with an extra breakfast casserole, fruit platter, or pastry offering. If you'd like to help, please click here to e-mail Cindi Sanders so  she can know. And if you are a newcomer or a visitor and haven't yet signed up, please join us anyway! We'll be sure there is enough for everyone!

Last, but not least, this Sunday is also seeing the beginning of a new change for the St. Cecilia Choir. Our Director of Music, Nick Palmer, knows that not everyone is able to make a Wednesday evening rehearsal who might want to participate in the choir. So, in addition to the Wednesday rehearsals he will now be offering a Sunday rehearsal at 11:30am in the new downstairs choir room. Choir members can then decide whether to attend the Sunday or Wednesday rehearsal—or to attend both, if they are able! If you have questions about the choir, or are interested in joining, you can e-mail Nick online here.

Through Grace,

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E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 7

Epiphany, Baptism Sunday, New iPhone App for the Church and much more in the E-Newsletter for Sunday, January 7 http://mailchi.mp/96304369ddb1/ey7eu7o5mr-1320237

From the Rector
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear *|FNAME|*,

I hope this week's E-Newsletter finds your New Year full of joy, gratitude, and persistence in whatever resolutions you may have set for yourself.

As I was browsing on Facebook during my days off after our glorious Christmas Eve services, I was amused to see how quickly Christmas trees were being brought down and thrown to the curb. Admittedly, last night Bethany suggested ours was looking a bit sad and should come down, but some seem to throw it out alongside the wrappings from Christmas presents.

And yet, in the church, the Christmas celebrations are not over. Today, is actually, the Twelfth Day of Christmas. That means tonight Bethany and I are hosting our annual Staff Christmas Party (albeit with a tree that is on its last legs!). The staff of our congregation works tremendously hard for each one of you, seeking to provide members of all ages with meaningful experiences of worship, transformational opportunities to grow your faith, and avenues where each of us can change the world… even if only a small bit. I look forward to thanking them tonight—and I will certainly pass on the gratitude that I know you all have for their hard work.

As Christmas draws to a close today, we enter one final moment of profound celebration before our return to the green of ordinary time. Tomorrow night, Saturday, January 6, at 6:00pm, we will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. Commemorating the visit of the Magi, the Feast of the Epiphany is actually the more ancient incarnation feast—more so even than Christmas. Thus, at St. John's we'll observe the feast with a Solemn Eucharist (sung, with choir and incense). Afterwards, we'll feast on King's Cake—prepared by whoever found the baby Jesus in their cake last year! And whoever finds the baby Jesus in the cake this year will make next year's cake. I'll also bless chalk at the service, so that you can take a piece home on Saturday or Sunday and pray the traditional Epiphany blessing prayers over your homes for the year to come. 

It's a glorious time.

The celebrations of Epiphany continue on Sunday morning with the First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. At all three services on Sunday we will renew our baptismal vows. And at the second service, we'll be having a total of THREE baptisms! We'll be baptizing two children who have joined our church, coming in first through participation in the Canterbury Choir. We'll also have the baptism of an adult, Don Parker, another newcomer to St. John's. 

Being the first Sunday of the new church season, this Sunday is also a Mustard Seed Sunday at all services—meaning children are at the center of our worship, joining in the Gospel Procession, sitting with me on the chancel steps for the homily, and joining the other worship ministers right at the altar for Holy Communion.

After the joys of the second service, the Parish Council of St. John's—all ministry staff, Commission Chairs, Ministry Leaders, and Vestry Members—will gather in the Guild Room  at 11:30am for our Winter Parish Council meeting. We'll review the year that is past and look ahead to 2018, as these parish leaders articulate their sense of God's call for our congregation in the year to come, along with specific foci for the Vestry and myself.

The worship of the Epiphany on Saturday and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord on Sunday ground us, as a community, in the grace revealed in Jesus Christ. As we gather in worship this weekend, may we find ourselves strengthened and may we develop a clear sense of God's call for how we—the people of St. John's—are called to share that light in 2018.

Happy New Year!

Through Grace,

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