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Annual Meeting Sun. 1-31-21, 11AM

Dear People of St. John’s,

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
– Philippians 4:4-8

It is that time of the year when we gather to celebrate our Parochial Annual Meeting. I hope you join our Annual Meeting this year, on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM via Zoom. At this meeting, we will be electing Vestry members, delegates, and alternates to Diocesan Convention, presenting the 2021Parish Operational Budget, and hearing remarks from the Rector and Senior Warden. Log in to Zoom at 10:45 AM, which would give enough time for people to join and for the meeting to start on time at 11:00 AM.

Friends, this will be a meeting like no other, like many other things during the pandemic. We are doing our best to adapt and accommodate through the difficulties of this time to allow for a proper meeting. The leadership of St. John’s understands that this is not the optimal way to gather. We all want to be in person; however, this is the best we can do at this time. I ask that you approach this meeting with grace and patience. Even after months of participating in many gatherings and meetings, we continue to learn the best ways to use technology for communication, far from perfect. All that to say, let us all be gentle with each other and with the technology during the meeting.

Click on the link below to find a link to the document that includes all the information you need to participate in the annual meeting. The document is not an exhaustive collection of reports. It includes those pertinent for this moment, allowing for future opportunities to hear from other ministries, committees, and groups in our


Annual Meeting Informational Document.
Contact the church office for the Zoom log in information.
If you are using Zoom for the first time, I encourage you to watch this video – . It is an 8 minute video that guides you to the easy steps to participate in Zoom meetings. While Zoom’s layout changes depending on the device you will be using, the steps are basically the same.

If you are a Zoom expert, I invite you to reach out to those you know might need some help.

See you on Sunday, and remember log in to Zoom at 10:45 AM, which will give enough time for people to join and for the meeting to start on time at 11:00 AM.

Fr. Eliacín

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