Episcopal ShieldSt. John’s Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal Shield
628 Main Street, Stamford, CT. 06901
   Office Hours:
 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tel: 203-348-2619 | Fax: (203) 323-9834
 

Religious Service Schedule 

Sundays in the Sanctuary

St. John’s
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.
 

Iglesia Betania

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

L’Eglise De L’Epiphanie

6:15 p.m. ~ Dimanche 
 
~ Child Care is available at 10:00 a.m. ~
 
St. John’s – Thursdays in the Chapel
12:10 p.m. ~ A beautiful service with music and a brown-bag lunch gathering afterwards.
 
St. John’s – Saturdays in the Chapel
5:00 p.m. ~ a contemplative Rite II evening service.
 
Internet Resources
 
Click Here to read St. John’s Spring Newsletter.
 
Please read and fill out the form if  you are interested in being a member of the Hospitality Committee . Bring it with you this Sunday or return it to the Parish OfficeReport on Parish Summit. 
 
Father Jim will be away this weekend visiting his brother who is gravely ill. Father Eddie Lopez will be the celebrant and preacher for this weekend’s services. Please keep Father Jim, his family and his brother in your prayers. Thank you.
 
MAIN STREET PARKING LOT ALERT
DUE TO THE NEED FOR REPAIRS, THE PARKING LOT ACROSS MAIN STREET IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. THE TISHLER CO., OWNER OF THE PROPERTY WHICH GENEROUSLY ALLOWS PARISHIONERS TO PARK THERE ON SUNDAYS, ASSURES US THIS WILL BE RESOLVED SHORTLY.
ST. JOHN’S WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AS AS SOON AS THE PARKING LOT IS REOPENED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
 
Earlier today, Bishop Ian Douglas sent a letter to the members of the standing committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) who attended its April 6-7 meeting announcing that he will not stand for election as chair of that body in elections to be held on Friday. http://www.deputynews.org/douglas-will-not-stand/. 
 
EVENTS THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S!
 
Earthquake in Ecuador— Food & Clothing Drive
Hello friends, Choice services LLC, One Stop Insurance/ Driver Education Center located at 205 Atlantic Street in Stamford will be collecting canned food, pasta and rice, blankets, plastic utensils, any first aid items like band aids, gauze, ibuprofen (any generic type) acetaminophen ( any generic type) every little bit helps. There will also be an opportunity to write a message to all victims on your donation. For more information, please contact Dante Ibanez at dibanez@stjohns-stamford.org or kvega@choiceservicesllc.com. Thanks a million.
 
Pentecost Picnic Volunteers Needed
The Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers for the picnic following the 10:15 service on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. Volunteers are needed for the grill, set up and clean up, bringing side dishes such as salad, providing soft drinks for kids and dessert. If you can volunteer, please email Derick at derickcampbell7@gmail, or call/text him at 413-320-1478. Thank you. 

 

 
Join the Hospitality Committee
If you would like to be a member of the hospitality committee to help during Coffee Hour and assist with the Pentecost Sunday Picnic in May, please contact Derick Campbell at 413-320-1478 or by email at derickcampbell7@gmail.com
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 Visit Father Jim’s blog, Stories of Grace and Transformation.
 
St. John’s Christmas Show Photos in
The Stamford  Advocate: 12/15/15
 
 St. John’s in Lights!
St johns LED Lighting
St. John’s Sexton, Dante Ibanez recently installed LED lighting along the outside of the the church building to brighten up St. John’s after dark. Here is a view of the church along Main Street. Good Job Dante!
 
Electronic copies of the Annual Report
as presented at the Annual Meeting on 1/31/16:
 
 
 

 

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 lifeAt 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.