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Sunday Formation: Lenten Series: The Ten Commandments
God’s Peculiar Words for God’s Peculiar People
February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
We often think of the Ten Commandments as ancient, timeworn guidelines for humanity. This class will explore how they are not only more timely than ever, but also how they are a counter-cultural call placed on God’s unique people. If you think the Commandments have nothing left to teach, come to this class and be surprised.

Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper
Wednesday evenings in Lent, February 21 - March 21, be part of this quiet preparation for Holy Week and Easter. At 5:15, we follow the stations of the cross, followed by a shared meal of soup at 5:45 (yoga still meets at 6 p.m.).

One Night Only – "Love Letters"
Mary Jean Levin and Gates DeHart will perform the Pulitzer-nominated play "Love Letters" March 23 in St. John’s parish hall. A reception at 5:15 will precede the 6 p.m. performance, open to everyone! Admission is $10 at the door.

Music on the Corner in March
Receptions at 5:15 and performances at 6 p.m.
March 2: The Cardinal Ensemble - chamber music for piano, viola, cello and clarinet by members of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
March 9: We welcome back the Virginia Glee Club from the University of Virginia.  Contact David Charles Campbell for more information,dccampbell@stjohnsroanoke.org

Casserole Project to Support the Youth Mission Trip 
The Fine Wines’ first service project of the year is to make casseroles and quiches which we will sell to earn money for the St. John’s Youth mission trip. We need volunteers to make dishes at home or in groups from a few standard recipes to be provided. We also need six seniors to volunteer to cook with six youth group members in the church kitchen on March 4. Casseroles will be sold following the 10 a.m. service on Youth Sunday, April 22. For details, contact Linda Vance at 982-5663 or Martha Apple at 904-2334.

Journey Groups  Click Here to Learn More
Sunday small groups will meet February 11 and 18 and March 4, 11 and 18; midweek groups meet the Wednesdays following.
Contact the Rev. David Olson at dolson@stjohnsroanoke.org
Wednesdays: 11 a.m.  Living with Loss  6 p.m. The Letters of John
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.: Knitting Fellowship
Sundays at 6:30 p.m. following The Gathering at 5:00 and Sunday Supper
 Faith and Fun for Children and Families; Writing Our Faith
Finding Balance, Living with Purpose; 
Book Group: Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection; 
Recovery, Community and Hope

St. John's Book Club
6:30 p.m. in the conference room
Contact the Rev. Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org.
Note: Canterbury will also have a book signing for Gail’s book. More information TBA.
March 1: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Words3, February 22
Each month centers on a theme, and we invite writers of all genres and levels of experience, as well as listeners! The next reading starts at 6:00 on Thursday, February 22, with two themes - Midwinter and Food for Thought. If you would like to read, contact Cara at cmodisett@stjohnsroanoke.org. Readings should be six minutes or less in length. Plus, free donuts and coffee!


Rise Against Hunger, February 25
A Lenten service project for all ages – we’ll pack thousands of meals for a country in need (last year we sent them to Haiti). The event takes place following the 10 a.m. service and a family-style lunch sponsored by  Fellowship on the Fourth.

Women’s Retreat - Food for the Body; Food for the Soul
April 13-15 | W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center | click here to register.

We Gather - Haiti Blogs 
Read reflections from our Haiti missioners at St. John’s blog, We Gather: https://wegathersite.wordpress.com.

Yoga at St. John’s 
Mondays 10-11 a.m.  Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. 
(Fees are $70 for a 10-class punch card, $8 for drop-in. 
Child care is available on Wednesday evenings. 

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