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.
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Annual Parish Meeting
The 2016 Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:45 am in the Dining Room.
Please have your committee reports turned in to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis, sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org, immediately. Thank you.
Men’s Breakfast, January 21 at 8 am.
Malcolm Spears, guest speaker. Malcolm was a choir boy at St. John’s in the 1960’s, and is a screenwriter, producer, motivational speaker and the author of “Biggie’s Chronicles,” a memoir about his journey to sobriety as a young man living in Stamford.

January 29th will be 5th Sunday of the month. We will be looking for donations for food items for coffee hour on that Sunday. I will be posting a signup sheet on January 15th in the  Dining hall.  If any one one as any questions, please contact Paula Thompson at 203-832-8022. Thank you

SAVE THE DATE                               
The 3rd Annual Stephen Clapp Memorial Concert
will take place at St. John’s on
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 4 pm
The featured soloist is violinist Diomedes Saraza,
who is a former Clapp Studio student and  graduate
of Juilliard School of Music
Admission to the concert is FREE, but goodwill offerings at the door are welcome.
New Video!


Fellow parishioner Kelly Benshoff has developed a motor neuron disease, currently
diagnosed as Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) or possible Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and needs the prayers and support of her fellow parishioners at St. John’s. Louise LaChance is organizing a prayer campaign for Kelly where parishioners agree to pray for her each day at noon when you take your lunch break. Louise suggests that you set your cell phone to remind you each day at noon to pray for Kelly. Kelly would like our prayers for a reverse of this disease, for better health and spiritual strength to meet the challenges ahead. Please email Louise at louise_violist@yahoo.com to let her know that you will be praying for Kelly.
Visit Father Jim’s blog, Stories of Grace and Transformation.
Electronic copies of the Annual Report
as presented at the Annual Meeting on 1/31/16:


Schedule of Events
This Week
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Office closed
Tuesday, January 17
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
7:30pm – Newcomer’s Committee Meeting (Conference Room)
Wednesday, January 18
No Events Scheduled
Thursday, January 19
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
2:00pm – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Meeting (Teen Headquarters)
7:00pm – Choir Rehearsal
Friday, January 20
No Events Scheduled
Saturday, January 21
8:00am – Men’s Breakfast (Dining Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

 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.