Worship with St. John’s

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Art by Amy Meadows
(Psalm 104:6 “…the waters stood higher than the mountains.”)

Worship with communion at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., in person and online.

Download the bulletin for Sunday, October 17.

For In Person Worship: Please sign the Worship Covenant (once). Everyone over the age of two who attends will wear a mask. We continue to seat people distanced by household; overflow available in the Parish Hall. Nursery care is available for children under 5. There is a limit of seven children; please sign up in advance.

Please join us after the service for coffee hour in the garden!

For Online Worship: Join either service with the same Zoom link. Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337 Password: 3857
To listen in call 312.626.6799. Enter the Meeting ID and #. Enter the Password and #.
OR Watch on Facebook live (even if you are not signed up for Facebook) on our public page.

Please remain on the Zoom call after the service for Zoom coffee hour!

Critical Race Theory: How it Affects Me and Why it Matters.

A Conversation with three educators

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3857 N. Kostner Ave. Chicago, IL  60641 and on-line

Chicago Episcopal churches sponsor an event to educate members and the community to gain a general understanding of Critical Race Theory, explore why is it important to know about CRT, and how CRT affects our daily lives, especially in Chicago. Three educators will speak from their expertise and experience, with moderated questions from the audience. The featured speakers are Dr. Blanche Cook, JD, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law; Dr. Kyle P. Westbrook, Executive Director of Partnership for College Completion; and Ms. Heather Yutzy, Principal of Haugen Elementary in Chicago.

Please RSVP to parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com and you will be sent the Zoom link on the morning of November 9.

About Dr. Blanche B. Cook
Dr. Cook is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Race and the Law, Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Feminism, and a seminar on Sex Trafficking. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Vassar College and her law degree at the University of Michigan. Before joining the Rosenberg College of Law, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, where she specialized in large-scale drug and sex-trafficking prosecutions. Professor Cook has established herself as a leading expert on sex trafficking by problematizing the entire spectrum of sex-trafficking prosecutions and the commercialization and exploitation of vulnerable flesh. She is actively involved in shaping the emerging nationwide discourse on sex trafficking.

About Dr. Kyle P. Westbrook  
Dr. Westbrook is the founding executive director of Partnership for College Completion, a nonprofit that champions policies and practices focused on equity in higher education. Previously he was the Executive Director of Educational Policy under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Executive Director of Magnet, Gifted, and IB Programs for Chicago Public Schools, Director of Secondary School Support for the University of Chicago, and a high school teacher for twelve years in Chicago. Dr. Westbrook received his Bachelor of Science and masters of science in Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his Ph. D in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

About Ms. Heather Yutzy
Heather Yutzy is the principal of Haugan Elementary School in Albany Park. Although new at Haugan, she has 20 years of experience as a school principal and assistant principal. She is passionate about helping students and teachers to thrive, both academically and socially. Ms. Yutzy believes that the school and parents are most powerful when we work together as partners. Ms. Yutzy holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, and M.A. in Educational Administration and she worked as a teacher in CPS for nine years before becoming an administrator. She has now been an educational leader for 23 years.  She has worked as an instructional coach and consultant, and as an assistant principal and principal at several schools. Heather considers one of her key accomplishments as principal to be when her school twice achieved exemplary honors for social emotional learning.

This program is sponsored by four Chicago Episcopal Churches

All Saints: allsaintschicago.org
Church of the Ascension:
ascensionchicago.org
Church of the Atonement:
atonementchicago.org
St. John’s Episcopal Church: stjohnschicago.com

Giving to St. John’s

Thank you for thinking about St. John’s during this difficult time. We are planning to continue to pay our employees and our bills so we appreciate all donations. There are four ways to give to St. John’s while we are quarantined.

This fun video shows all the ways you can give to St. John’s! Or read the details below:

  1. You can write a check and mail it to the office: 3857 N Kostner Ave. Chicago, IL 60641. The cost to you is the envelope and the stamp about $.51!
  2. If your bank offers on-line bill payment you can schedule a reoccurring payment. You just need the name and address of the church. If you have a pledge number please add it to the memo line. The bank will generate and send the checks to St. John’s. There is no fee for this.
  3. If you use Zelle or Quick Pay you can schedule a donation to St. John’s by using the email treasurer@stjohnschicago.com There is no fee for this.
  4. You can donate on our website. Click on the red “donate” button at the top of the screen and enter in your debit or credit card number. The fee is 3.95%. For example, if you donate $100 it will charge you $103.95.

If you have questions contact Lisa at parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com or call her at 773.725.9026. Thank you!

Evening Bible Study

The Evening Bible Study meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Please email parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com for the Zoom link.

November and December 2021: I and II Kings

October 2021: The book of James

February-May: The Gospel of John Discussion Questions

October – January: Romans

September 2020: Four Prophets: Joel, Amos, Obediah and Jonah

July and August 2020: The book of Exodus.

May and June 2020: Reflection on the book of Genesis, Part I and Genesis Part II

April 2020: Reflection on the book of Job.

March 2020: Reflection on the book of Esther.

February 2020: Reflection Guide for I Corinthians.

January 2020: Reflection Guide for the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.

November 2019: Reflection Guide for the Gospel of Matthew

Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

* Rain location in the Parish Hall

Or join us via Zoom (Meeting ID: 883 1298 9749 Passcode: 3857)
 

Please note these new St. John’s COVID requirements for anyone entering the building:

Any person entering St. John’s building for an in-person meeting or event (for anything other than Sunday worship) will be asked to sign in and attest this:

This community is committed to keep each other safe and healthy in an atmosphere of trust and responsibility. By signing your name to this attendance sheet you are affirming: 
1.      I have no COVID-19 symptoms. 
2.      I am under 12 OR I am over age 12 AND I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19.   
3.      I will wear a mask indoors and maintain physical distancing. 

Thank you so much for your understanding as we work to keep everyone safe

Author Talk

This Assembly of Believers: Author Talk with the Rev. Bryan Cones
September 21 at St. John’s & online
 
On September 21 at 7 pm, St. John’s, Chicago will host priest and author Bryan Cones for a discussion of his new book, “This Assembly of Believers.” The conversation will take place in person and on Zoom.

Cones’s book is available for purchase here and here.

Please rsvp to the Parish Office to receive the Zoom link.