The Parish is closed Today due to snow.
- The 6pm worship committee meeting is rescheduled for Thursday March 19th at 6pm.
Religious Service Schedule
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. ~
“Here are some of our participants enjoying the activities during the first week of our church family’s intergenerational Lent dinner and program “Bulb to Blossom” on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 pm.”
(Photos by Mother Kathleen)
FROM BULB TO BLOSSOM LENT GATHERINGS Wednesday evenings in Lent, 6 – 8 pm, through March 25, our church family is gathering for a family style meal, Bible Study, fun activities, and closing prayers. So far we have SENT out bulbs to begin their journey in the soil and we are waiting with our bulbs, recognizing this as SACRED time to rest and trust God’s loving progress. Next week we will explore the theme of SORRY. Everyone is invited to join us as we all grow with our bulbs through these weeks of Lent. Please email or call Mother Kathleen or Jennifer Roland to let us know you would like to join us so we can set a place at the dinner table for you or if you have any questions.
Thank you SOOOO much for all that you did to make last night happen! It was perfect!
Thank you to the Vestry for this amazing gift to the Clapp Family and to Stephen’s students, friends and colleagues.
It was more than a tribute to Stephen and his life and work… It was an experience and “parable” of caring, welcoming community, celebrating all that is good and beautiful in life and sharing it. It was a work of excellence and beauty and kindness.
The crowd consisted of people from St. John’s, Stanwich Church, Christ Church, the artists’ families, Stephen’s Grand Central prayer group, a new little violinist who has had 4 lessons so far, the campus minister of Juilliard, area violinists and teachers, and so many others…
So many spoke of the beauty of St. John’s.
The St. John’s Episcopal Church Outreach Committee Invites You To
A Fundraising Dinner for Bon Samaritan School and Clinic
March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm
(203) 348-2619 ext. 10 or email:
St. John’s Mission Statement – To 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 Statement – St. 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.