Religious Service Schedule 

St. John’s

 

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.
 

Iglesia Betania

12:30 p.m.~ Misa En Espanol Domingos
 

L’Eglise De L’Epiphanie

6:15 p.m. ~ Dimanche 
 
CLICK HERE for St. John’s Summer Newsletter

 

Fill the Food Basket

Last week, St. John’s donated 17 pounds of canned goods to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.Thanks to everyone for their generosity. The food basket can be found in the back of the church.

Save the Date!
St. John’s Tag Sale, Saturday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm on the church grounds!
 
Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland, is on vacation and will return on August 9.
 
Communications Director, Mike Russo will be on vacation starting August 3 and return to the office on Monday, August 10.

 

Mother Kathleen is on vacation — She will return to the office on Monday, August 3.
 
Father Wheeler will be on vacation from August 3—12.
 
Trip to Cloisters Museum Aug. 2
Father Jim and Don Shaver are planning a trip to Cloisters Museum in New York City on Sunday, August 2. The cost is $25 for adults, $17 for Seniors over 65, $12 for students and children under 12 are admitted for free.  We will share a brown bag lunch in the Cloister Garden once we arrive. Lunch items can be brought in or purchased at the museum. If you would like to go, or want more information, please email Father Jim or call 203-348-2619 ext. 13.
 
Bridgeport Bluefish Faith and Family Night*Since Jennifer Roland is on vacation until Aug. 9, please call Parish Administrator, Sandie Defilippis at 203-348-2619 x 10 to reserve your ticket. Thank you!
 
Thank You to All Who Are Involved With or Support
The Flower Guild Ministries
As Chair of the Flower Arranger and Delivery Guilds, I would like to share the following 2 minute video to THANK all who so graciously donate their time and talent as members of the Flower Arranger’s and Delivery Guilds including our members from St. John’s, L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie and Iglesia Betania, to our clergy and everyone in the office who helps support these guild’s works, and to all those who so generously contribute to the weekly flower fund in honor and memory of their loved ones.

For further information or if you are interested in becoming a member of either or both of these guilds (each is a minimum time commitment), please email Phyllis Wilson or call 203-961-1891.

 

Please remember that + “Each Day is God’s Gift to You, Watch it Blossom and Grow into a Thing of Beauty” FYI each flower in the video is filmed over two days to get this effect.

Take St. John’s with you on Vacation!
Heading out of town on vacation and won’t be able to join us on a Sunday? Why don’t you take us with you? Grab a “Take Out Church” box (which is conveniently sized to fit under your car seat) and enjoy fun family activities to help you worship and grow together on your trip. The list of Apps for tablets and smart phones along with prayer and Bible reading emails you can sign up for is also offered separately for any adults interested in using these resources. Flat Jesus is included to remember He is always with you. Snap vacation pictures with Flat Jesus and post them on social media tagged #takeoutchurchstjohns so we can see where Jesus vacations this summer!
 
 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
The 231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 starting at 3 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, 2015 starting at 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT. CLICK HERE for more details and information.
 
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.