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MUSIC SCHEDULE: The following is the music rehearsal schedule: Adult Choir will be held on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary from 7-8:30pm. All are welcome to join! Handbells will take place on Tuesdays in the Music Office from6:30-7:30pm. RINGERS NEEDED! Children's Choir will be on Sundays from11:15-11:45amin Sanctuary and TODAY, October 1stwill be our first practice. On Sunday, October 8 at 11:15amin Sanctuary, Monica Dykeman will be speaking to the children during practice about how she celebrated Christmas in Spain. All are welcome to attend.

EYC: Thanks to all who made Panic Point's Haunted Forest less scary and CROP Walk and the Homecoming Picnic more fun! 6th-12th grade students are welcome to attend. Our next meeting will be TODAY, OCTOBER 1.We have many outreach opportunities coming up. Please check out the Sign Up Genius for updated details: ://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aaa6292-eycfall1October 1: EYC Meeting after the10:00service- Sign Up to do a hike at the Falls Lake Trail off of Raven's Ridge Rd after enjoying Hot Dog Sunday. your green shirts and plan on a family/EYC hike. there is not enough interest, we will have a regular EYC meeting, but please let me know for planning purposes! October 7:Yam Jam at Jason Brown's Farm October 13-15Happeninghttp://www.dionc.org/digital_faith/events/3174711October 22: Sponsored Coffee Hour and October 28: Tyler Walk

VESTRY MEMBER CANDIDATES DESIRED: Vestry Service and other leadership roles at the congregation level are important, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling work within the life of the church. The work of Vestry is holy work as the Vestry oversees the mission, ministries of St. John's within and out into the community. It requires a vast array of skills and abilities from a diverse group of people who are faithful volunteers, committed and open to the Spirit as we go forward. Each year we seek to rotate on four new people on to the Vestry for a three year term who can best help us to grow spiritually and move forward as a church. We ask you give this thoughtful and prayerful consideration. Feel free to reach out to any one of the vestry members (our phone numbers are on the back of the church bulletin) if you have questions or would like to serve on the vestry. We thank you in advance - for considering this request and maybe saying "yes" if you feel called to serve the body of Christ through St. John's Vestry. It can be a rewarding and enriching experience.

BACKPACK BUDDIES: Volunteers needed to pack &/or deliver weekly Backpack Buddy food bags for our partner school , Richland Creek Elementary School. No experience necessary, "On the Job" training is available! A wonderful outreach ministry for participation by the entire family. Sign up for your volunteer time slot using the Sign Up Genius. If you need more information, please contact Darden Baker, St. John's Backpack Buddy coordinator.

BOOK CLUB: Our first read of the fall will be Jesus is the Question, by Martin Copenhaver. You can find it online and used. will talk about the 307 questions Jesus was asked and the 3 He answered, mentioned in one of our sermons several months ago. We will meet on October 23 at 7pmin the Parish Hall to discuss it and choose our next selection. Please join us, or contact Kitty Kovacs if another night would allow you to join in. All are welcome!

TAM: Thank you all for contributing to our Tri Area Ministry Food Pantry in downtown Wake Forest. All non-perishable foods are appreciated! No glass jars please. It is easy to donate, just drop your contribution of food in our red wagon in the Narthex and once a week, our TAM volunteer takes the donations over to the food pantry.

COFFEE HOUR & NURSERY HELP: We are in need of volunteers to support these important ministries. If you have been wanting to help but you weren't sure what you need to do, please call Barbara in the office and she will be happy to explain the details. The sign up sheet is located in the parish hall. Thank you!

CROP WALK: Wake Forest CROP Walk Treasurer Maggie Anderson reports that St. John's raised a total of $2,281 for the annual walk against hunger, with 35 walkers participating. Total funds raised in Wake Forest by the 9 churches and one civic club stands at $7,604 today, though that number could increase as late donations or packets are delivered to Maggie. A total of 126 people joined the walk. Of the sum raised, 25 percent goes directly to the local Tri-Area Ministry food pantry. Walk is sponsored throughout the United States by Church World Services (CWS).