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

 

 Featured Events at St. John’s!
 
 NEW!!!! Read up on what’s happening in St. John’s Fall Newsletter 2014.  
 
2014 Christmas Show
This year’s Christmas Show is on Sunday, December 14 with performances at 4 pm and 6 pm in the church. Rehearsal Dates are Sunday, Nov. 16 at noon, Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 am, Sunday, Nov. 30 at noon and Sunday Dec. 7 at noon.
Dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Currently there are 25 cast members. If you would like to be a member of the cast or participate in other ways, , please contact Shideh Khorasheh at 203-552-4291 or by email at shidehkhorasheh@yahoo.com.
 
Routers Installed
Routers are installed at St. John’s and all internet access has been switched to Optimum Online so speeds are much faster. There are 3 routers to cover various areas and all use the same password which is STJOHNS628 and this IS case sensitive so be sure to enter all letters here as uppercase. Each area has its own SSID (the designation for it in your list of available networks) as follows and note that these are also all case sensitive:
Dining Room: StJohnsStamfordDR
Basement & Library area near classrooms: StJohnsStamfordBmt
Eagle’s Loft: StJohnsStamfordEaglesLoft
 
Stewardship Pathway ‘Spirit of Abundance’
This is the season of Stewardship at St. John’s. We will be hearing testimonials from parishioners on Oct. 26 and will celebrate the abundance of our God-given gifts on Commitment Sunday, November 9th. “For all things come from you O Lord, and of thy own have we given thee”. 1Chronicles 29:14
 
Faith Online Series Link
 The fourth course in the “The Elements of Faith Series ” is now online. You can access it through the “My Courses” tab on the PathWright website or click on the following link. Those of you who are new to the PathWright website will have to create a username and password to access these courses.
 
Church Kneelers

A generous parishioner has offered to purchase 20 new kneelers. We are looking for other parishioners to match this gift with the ultimate goal of replacing all the kneelers in the church. Each one costs $57.00. You may purchase one, two or as many as you can afford. All contributions will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call Sandie DeFilippis in the Parish Office at 203-348-2619 ext. 10.

 

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.