Sunday, October 22

Harvest Sunday

Join us for blessing of our pledges, all new adult ed classes, and Oktober on the Blvd

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Sunday, October 22 is Harvest Sunday at St. John the Divine!

We've spent the past several weeks learning how to be a disciple in the likeness of Christ, and the part that generosity plays in our discipleship path. On Harvest Sunday we bring our pledges - estimates of our giving to the church in the coming year - to the altar to be blessed. As you finalize the next step on your giving journey, we encourage you to watch a message from our rector, Leigh Spruill on considering how we've been blessed by our relationship with God and one another and how that translates into expressing our joyful thanks by returning a portion of our blessings to his church.

You can bring your pledge card to any service on Harvest Sunday to be blessed, or turn in an 'I pledged' card if you have already pledged.

Watch Leigh's Message  Pledge online

A New Slate of Adult Education Classes

We're following up our fall all-parish study with a full menu of adult education classes, starting this Sunday at 10:15 am. Subjects include a study of the Book of James from our lay adult ed faculty with small groups; a new Family Matters class 'The Bible is Weird and I Don't Know Anything' from the Rev. Neal McGowan; a study of Lamentations with parishioner Liz Wilder, a class on Malcolm Guite's book Lifting the Veil: Imagination and the Kingdom of God led by parishioner Rob Blain, and a new Discover Membership class that leads to confirmation. Listen to a message from the director of the SJD Teaching Center, Kira Moolman Pettit, check out the lineup, and make a plan to grow in your faith with your church family!

Check out the fall classes

End Your Day with Oktober on the Boulevard

Bring your family and friends to our annual Fall celebration, Oktober on the Boulevard! The fun runs from 4 pm — 7 pm in the Circle Drive, Julia Garden, and North Lawn. Enjoy German polka music, the sounds of Houston Saengerbund's Gemischter Chor, barrel races, pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, root beer tasting, a petting zoo from Lamar FFA, food vendors, and more! Adults 21+ are welcome to enjoy beer and wine tastings at “Cramner's Head,” an Episcopropriate Pub, with proof of ID.

This year's vendors include: Golden Butterfly Bakers, The Peace, Love, and Jam Society, Zax Snax, Popssibilities, DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Raymond BBQ Sauce, Gotta Have Vaeth, Eagle and Child, Kai's Baking, The Funnel Cake House, Suzanne Marsh Silhouettes, Lamar FFA Honey Booth, and Farm Animal Petting Area.

RSVP for Oktober on the Blvd

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