2019 SUMMER SCHEDULE
Dear St. John’s Parishioners,
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is upon us, but here we are! I am starting this letter on January 18 and will hope to have it in the mail by next week.
Listed below are dates and the schedule of visiting priests for the St. John’s 2019 Summer Season. We have the pleasure of welcoming two new visitors who will be briefly described below:
We have been introduced to the Rev. Al Johnson of North Barrington, Illinois and the Rev. John Rick of San Francisco and London by the Rev. George Andrews who was at St. John’s in 2016, and we thank him most appreciatively for the introductions. The above schedule will be posted on the St. John’s website along with the posting of this letter.
In other news of significance, the Executive Committee recently approved the purchase of a new organ to replace our existing model which is almost thirty years old. The new model, an Allen G-330c, will be installed in mid to late May and will be ready for services this summer. As you can imagine Peter Sims has been intimately involved in the project, start to finish, and we thank him for his efforts most sincerely.
As I hope the parish is aware the 2018 St. John’s Community Fund set a record of $57,274.00 which resulted in donations to fifteen charitable organizations in the Harbor Springs and Emmet County area. We are most appreciative of the parish’s generous support and we will hope to continue this pattern in 2019.
As I hope you are all aware the St. John’s website can be accessed at www.stjohnshs.com
J. Hord Armstrong, III