Religious Service Schedule 

Sundays in the Sanctuary
8:00 a.m.~ A contemplative Rite 1 service with music.

10:15 a.m. ~ A beautiful and celebratory Rite II service with rich liturgy and full choir.

~ Child Care is available at 10:00 a.m. ~

 Thursdays in the Chapel
12:10 p.m. ~ A beautiful service with music and a brown-bag lunch gathering afterwards.
 Saturdays in the Chapel
5:00 p.m. ~ a contemplative Rite II evening service.
 
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Upcoming Fundraisers to Help Sponsor St. John’s Confirmands and Chaperones Mission Trip to Haiti:
We are looking to St. John’s parishioners and friends to help provide financial support for our 5-6 teen confirmands and 4 chaperones who will be going to L’Acul, Haiti from June 27 – July 3.  The estimated cost per individual is between $700-$800. 

 

Several fundraisers are currently being planned:

Bake Sale Sunday, April 19th—After enjoying coffee hour following the 10:15 service, please be sure to visit the bake sale in the dining room before you leave.  Contact Sheelagh Schlegel at esmurphies@aol.com for details or to donate items for the bake sale.

Pizza Party and Movie Night

Haiti Pizza Party FlierSaturday, April 25th at 6:00 pm we will be holding a fundraising “pizza party” in the Dining Room.  The cost for adults is $10 and for kids 12 and under $7.  After dinner we will show two free movies. In the Eagle’s Loft we will feature “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and in the Dining Room we will present “The Theory of Everything.” Our confirmands, families, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland and chaperones will serve as hosts and servers for this evening. Please RSVP to Phyllis Wilson if you can attend, how many children and/or adults, if you could offer some volunteer help and have any other questions at phyllisjwilson@yahoo.com or call 203-961-1891 by Tuesday, 4/21 . 

 Chamber music Concert 4-26-15
 
Electronic copies of the Annual Report as presented at the Annual Meeting on 1/25/15:
 
 
 

 

St. John’s Mission StatementTo Live the Love of God with hearts open to all, strengthened by joyful worship, inspired by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to serving Christ in the world.

St. John’s Vision StatementSt. John’s is a dynamic, multi-generational and multi-ethnic church growing by creatively seeking out and embracing youth and young adults as well as those seeking a welcoming, inclusive place of worship; guided by strong leadership; focused on effective communications, and committed to enhancing our existing ministries.

Parish life -At St. John’s, we endeavor to nourish individual spiritual growth through worship, the sacraments, education, healing services, fellowship, and group Bible study.

Women’s and men’s Saturday morning breakfasts bring parishioners together on a regular basis and are led by laypersons; quiet days and retreats offer opportunities for reflection; while flower delivery to shut-ins, the altar guild and numerous committees provide avenues for involvement.

St. John’s is a tolerant parish. The “St. John’s way” is to allow for virtually every shade of opinion within our parish. It is expected that parishioners will express any concerns to the clergy or to Wardens or members of the vestry so that matters may be handled with Christian care and compassion. If common ground cannot be found, we simply agree to disagree and move on.

St. John’s is in the Connecticut Diocese, Province One, of the Episcopal Church, USA and follows the rubrics concerning church policies. We support the diocese financially according to the standards set by the diocesan convention and maintain cordial relations with the diocese.