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.
 
 Haiti Trip Update 7/1/15!
We arrived in Beaudois, which is the part of L’Acul where the Bon Samaritain school and clinic are located. Father Wildaine, the Parish priest was busy with last minute preparations for vacation bible school, which is accommodating about 70 kids from the neighboring villages and prayer stations, with some children walking as long as 4 hours to get here.

The events were kicked off with singing and praying. No one should think that our mission is to bring Jesus here: Indeed, he is truly here!

Our group was introduced and the rest of the day was spent with the two groups eagerly approaching each other. Everyone is having fun despite the language barrier, which really hasn’t become an issue. On the contrary, the young people are mingling, laughing, and praising the Lord.

Our activity during the day ensures a good sleep at night. Everyone is comfortably resting on their mattresses under their mosquito nets. While there is no running water, we have all managed nicely. While it had been borderline roughing it, one of our past projects has provided for fully functioning, and flushing toilets.

The temperature is hot, but with the trade winds, that blow over the island, along with on occasional cloud burst; all while the sun keeps shining.

We will spend two more nights here, and then make our way back to Port au Prince, where we plan a visit to the Trinity Cathedral and the National Museum. A final night at the Plaza Hotel will allow everyone to take in the tropical climate in style, allowing the Plaza to live up to its name of our Oasis!
 
The 78th Convention of the Episcopal Church has elected a new Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry of North Carolina. He will be installed at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2015. Coverage of the election, resolutions and other convention highlights are at http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com.
 
CLICK HERE for St. John’s Summer Newsletter
 
 
Here is a link to keep you all apprised of the activities at the General Convention in Utah:http://myemail.constantcontact.com/GC78-June-25–The-Launch.html?soid=1011226559275&aid=NG4dmJXObXA
 
Prayers for Haiti Trip Participants
Please pray daily for our young people and their chaperones on mission to Haiti. Pray for B.J. Chaltas, Carolyn David, Ravin Finlay-Chery, Natasha Lehner, Krantz Medeus and Brian Vezina and their chaperones Patricia Chery, Jennifer Roland and Gus and Sheelagh Schlegel. Pray also for the Vacation Bible School they will help lead and our partners in mission in L’Acul, Haiti.
 
100 Days of Prayer for Terrence Green
 At least 7 people have signed up for everyday of our 100 days of prayer for Terrence as he undergoes massive chemo therapy and stem cell transplant. You can keep up with Terrence’s progress by signing up to view his page at www.caringbridge.org . Enter “Terrence Green”, create an account and then post comments and well wishes and get updates. If you’d also like to sign up for a day, a block of days or to pray for each of the 100 days write your name on the calendar on the bulletin board or email Fr. Jim at jwheeler@stjohns-stamford.org.
 
 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
The 231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut will be held on Friday, November 13 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.