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 to read St. John’s September Newsletter
 
FALL FUNDRAISER TICKETS
Frank MastroneBuy your tickets HERE for Broadway at St. John’s 2015 Fall Fundraiser featuring singer Frank Mastrone, a silent auction, refreshments, and a fun evening with friends and family!
 

 

Church Without Walls, Sunday, September 13
 
Dear Friends

I want to invite you to a kick-off event for Church Without Walls on Sunday, September 13, 2:30 p.m. at Inspirica. The Church Without Walls is intended to offer opportunities for hands-on community service, worship and fellowship on a monthly basis outside the traditional church building. This opportunity is specially focused on including younger adults in their 20’s and 30’s as well as anyone else who would like to participate. This invitation is going out to our 20’s and 30’s group.  Click here to continue reading

A Letter to The Episcopal Church From the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies

Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued a letter calling on Episcopal congregations to participate in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on September 6.

 

The letter follows:
September 1, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
On June 17, nine members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were murdered by a white racist during their weekly bible study. Just a few days later at General Convention in Salt Lake City, we committed ourselves to stand in solidarity with the AME Church as they respond with acts of forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice (Resolution A302). Click here to continue reading…
 
Three Vestry Brunch August 29, 2015
The vestries of St. John’s. L’Eglise De ’L’Epiphanie and Iglesia Betania got together for pot-luck brunch with fabulous food and fellowship. Vestry members shared faith experiences with one another, and looked ahead together to the coming year. While the services are at separate times and in different languages, (English, Spanish and French) the three parishes collaborate for the annual Christmas Show.
 
Three Vestry Brunch 8-29-15
 
Great Welcome Sunday is September 20th!!
On Great Welcome Sunday we re-engage all our regular school year program.  The Church School starts up, adult Bible study begins again, the choir returns and, just as important, we welcome everyone and celebrate anew the life we have together as a parish community.  There will be a potluck brunch after the 10:15 a.m. service.  Several people are needed to help with the Great Welcome Sunday brunch (organize, set-up and clean-up).  Please speak with our Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis or Fr. Wheeler if you can help.
 
Save the Dates!
RENEWING OUR FAITH!
Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30 pm Sept 23, 30, October 14, and 21 in St John’s in the Dining Room. Everyone is invited to join us to explore our faith and deepen our faith journey with speakers, interactive activities and film!   Also for adults preparing for Baptism, Confirmation or Reception. Questions? Planning to attend? Please email Mother Kathleen or call 203-348-2619 x 18.
 
Save the Date for our upcoming Gala!
Frank Mastrone
“Broadway at St. John’s,” featuring Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone, is coming to St. John’s on Saturday, October 17th!
Frank will be joined by his long time musical collaborators along with St. John’s favorites Anna-Maria D’Ambrosio, Lenore Stefanik, the St. John’s Choir and conductor, Dr. Chris Shepard, along with other special guests. Enjoy the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Lerner and Lowe, and so much more. This fundraiser for St. John’s will also feature cocktails and appetizers, a silent auction, and a fantastic evening with friends and family.
 
Women's Breakfast Flier
 
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.

 
 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.