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Women's Retreat

Save the date for this year's Women's Retreat at Summers Mill Retreat Center in beautiful Salado, Texas. This will be a time to focus on channels of God's grace and to build friendships. The retreat begins at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 7- noon on Saturday, November 8 in Salado, Texas. Cost is $65 sharing a bed/$90 your own bed (register before September 30 at a discount, $60 sharing a bed/$85 your own bed). Register here.
Contact Hilary Marchbanks at or 512-452-5737 if you need assistance registering. 

Pumpkins are coming

The Saint John’s Patch is a great place to bring your family for a wonderful autumn experience. Listed as the top pumpkin patch in Austin on “365 Things to do in Austin,” with its playground, great picture-taking spots and Fall Festival for children Saturday, October 25th 10:00am – 2:00pm, this Patch is the place to bring your family for fall fun.

Saint John’s has partnered with their vendor, Pumpkins USA, for 22 years. The pumpkins are grown in Farmington, New Mexico on a Navajo Reservation. 
The funds raised at the Saint John’s Patch go to the Youth Missions program, along with Grace Garden Child Development Center and Senior Adult programs.
Schedule of Patch Hours:
Sundays – 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
Mondays – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays – 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursdays – 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fridays – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturdays – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Remembrance Dinner

We invite you to join us on Sunday, November 2 for our Saint John's Remembrance Dinner for 2014. We will gather at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate the lives of family members and friends who have passed away in the past year. Please bring your loved one's favorite dish or dessert; as well as photos or other mementos to display on tables around the room.

Also bring your happy memories and fun stories of your loved one to share with those at your table, and those attending. In this evening, we hope you may find connection with others who have experienced similar losses, and find joy together in celebrating your loved one's life. Please RSVP to Pat Thomas in the church office, 512-452-5737, ext. 228 or

Reconciling Ministries Team

The Reconciling Ministries Team (RM Team) at Saint John's was formed in November 2010 by a group of Saint John’s members who wanted to raise awareness about Reconciling Ministries at our church. The RM Team became a recognized church committee (affiliated with Intentional Faith Development committee) by church council vote in 2011. We currently have seven active RM Team members and many RM Team Friends in our congregation.  Interested in joining us?  See contact info below.

We currently host a monthly Rainbow Potluck, usually after the late service on Second Sundays, the same day we encourage our congregation to wear rainbows to church in the form of stoles, pins and more.  The rainbow stoles specifically remind us of those who have not been ordained and those who have lost ordination due to sexual orientation or gender identity.  All of our rainbows are a visible and affirming welcome to the many who have historically been made to feel unwelcome at church.

CLICK HERE to visit our home page.

Active Team Members (updated November 2013):

Joy Butler – Chair
email:  Joy L Butler @ gmail . com

Liza Chigos

Janice Curry

Rowland Curry

Brad Howe

Joan Hudson

John Thomason

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Hilary Marchbanks, Assistant Minister - Staff Liasion