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Morning Prayer, Rite II 10 a.m. YouTube Live Stream and Wednesday Prayer and Devotion Service

Join us for worship at 10 a.m. every Sunday and a Prayer and Devotion Service every Wednesday on our YouTube Channel.

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A Message from the Rector Regarding the Coronavirus

In response to Covid-19, I write to inform you how St. John’s is going to proceed in our life together at this time.

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Join the Kimoyo Ghana Mission Trip this Summer!

This is your opportunity to join members from St. John’s and Kingdom Life Ministries (both older youth and adults) as we travel to Ghana this summer.

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Journey Groups Return for the Spring!

Journey groups return for the spring. See the Winter/Spring Formation Booklet or contact the Rev. David Olson at dolson@stjohnsroanoke.org for more information or to sign up.

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St. John’s Welcomes Deb Neff as Financial Controller

Deb Neff, a native of Michigan, has joined the staff of St. John's Episcopal Church.

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New Vestry Members Announced for 2020

Every year, the vestry is tasked with reviewing issues of budget and facilities. In the coming year, we’ll be looking at solutions to fund facilities needs that we do not currently have resources for, so that we can maintain the church for decades to come, knowing that this building is vital not only to our own ministries and programs, but also to the community.

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Addressing the Financial Challenges of an Aging Facility

This article is the follow-up to last fall’s three-part series interview with David Tucker conducted by Carolyn H’Doubler about our church facility and the work needed to sustain it for future generations.

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Addressing the Financial Challenges of an Aging Facility

This article is the third in a three-part series about our church facility and the work needed to sustain it for future generations.

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Caring for Our Building, A Continuing Conversation

This article is the second in a three-part series about our church facility and the work needed to sustain it for future generations.

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Stewardship: Community and Belonging

As I reflect on what St. John’s means to our family, two words come to mind: community and belonging.  ​​​​​​​When we moved to Roanoke almost eight years ago, finding a church was a top priority. Having previously attended very small churches, we were concerned that we may get lost in the crowd of a larger, more established congregation.

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Cara Modisett Farewell

This August, Cara Modisett began her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary as a postulant for priesthood in the Diocese of Southwest Virginia.

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About our service music this fall...

Some of you may have noticed a recent change in some of the service music at our 10 a.m. liturgy.

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Totally Baked Bread & Pastries

It has been an exciting time in Zebilla! On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Totally Baked Bread & Pastries made its first batch of bread. Thanks to a $12,500 grant, Kimoyo Ltd. (our ministry in Ghana) was able to help women in Zebilla open their very own bakery where they are offering three types of bread to start: white, wheat and tea.

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Community Youth Program Grants

The Community Youth Program (CYP) is proud to have recently received two grants to support our program. We were awarded $20,000 from the City of Roanoke- our largest donation yet from the City! CYP also received $9,697 in NAP credits (Neighborhood Assistance Program).

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Seeking Vestry Nominees for 2020

Every December, St. John's holds its annual meeting and votes new members to the vestry, nominated from the congregation.

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Becoming Beloved Community: How You Can Help Rebuild

Members of a multiracial community group born out of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative and the Gainsboro Southwest Neighborhood Organization have begun a project to restore and rebuild in Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood.

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After 10 Years, the Raleigh Ringers Return

Practicing handbells at home between rehearsals isn’t quite the same as packing up a violin or a flute in its case. It more often requires substitutes – hairbrushes, spoons. Handbell ringers make music in ensemble, like an orchestra or a chorus, but in the case of handbells, the melody is built entirely note by note. Silence one bell, and you hear the gaps...

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Nadia Bolz-Weber: The Dodson Lecture Lowdown

Perhaps you’ve heard – the Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber is coming to St. John’s on Thursday, November 16! Seats will go fast, so here are the details...

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