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.
 
 Memorial this Sunday at St. John’s for Jose David Chacon
at 10:15 am service

There will be a special memorial this Sunday, July 24 during our 10:15 am service for Jose David Chacon, 30, of Stamford, who died Thursday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in town on Wednesday evening. Jose was a close friend to our sexton, Dante Ibanez and his family.

 
 Thank You and Good Luck Tom Mooney!
Tom Mooney, our professional tenor for the past five years, will be moving with his wife Fumiko, to California in August.  Although we will miss him greatly, we wish them both years of blessings to come in their new home.  But what a loss Tom will be.  In addition to his stunning voice and sterling musicianship, he was a treasured member of our church and choir family, bringing grace and wisdom to his work here.  Tom’s final Sunday will be this weekend– the 24th.  He’ll be singing Josh Groban’s powerful “You Lift Me Up”, to give us one last chance to hear just what a great musician we’re losing.  Please come along to bid Tom farewell.
 
Tag Sale 2016 Banner
Vendors tables for the St. John’s Annual Tag Sale are $35 each. To reserve your spot call Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis at 203-348-2619 ex.10
 
The Next Yoga Session is Tuesday, July 19 at 6:15 pm!
Summer Yoga Banner 2016Move and Praise God!
Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm June-September. Please join us as we stretch, breath, dance, and pray in the church’s beautiful courtyard. Free will offering. Everyone is welcome! To God be the Glory!
 
Summer Book Study! – “This is Why I Came,” by Mary Rakow. A woman sits in prayerful meditation, waiting to offer her first confession in more than thirty years. She holds a small book on her lap, one that she’s made, and tells herself again the Bible stories it contains, the ones she has written anew, for herself, each story told aslant, from Jonah to Jesus, Moses to Mary Magdalene. Woven together and stitched by hand, they provide a new version, virtually a new translation, of the heart of this ancient and sacred text. The study will be on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – noon, or the online blog @ www.thisiswhyicame.wordpress.com. On July 28 we will discuss pages 24-47. A few books are available from the parish office for $16. If interested please contact Sandie DeFilippis, 203-348-2619, ext. 10, or sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org. Books may also be purchased or downloaded through Amazon.com.
 
A WOMEN’S GROUP PRESENTATION
Guest Speaker: President of Connecticut Episcopal Churchwomen:
Valzie Peterkin
 
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
 
9:00 AM – MORNING DEVOTION
9:30 AM – BREAKFAST/ COFFEE
10:15 AM – INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER
11:30 AM – QUESTION AND ANSWER
12:00 PM – CLOSING REMARKS AND PRAYER
 
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE; 203-348-2619 X 10 – TO LET US KNOW
HOW MANY WILL BE ATTENDING FROM YOUR CHURCH BY SEPTEMBER 19TH.
 
Summer Children’s Program… Godly Play Lite—During the summer we are offering Godly Play Lite in the Blue Godly Play Room for all ages of children and youth who would like to gather at 10:00 a.m. for sharing, hearing Bible stories, doing art work outside, and then going to Holy Communion together. We invite you…. parents, teens, friends, aunts & uncles, to sign up for a Sunday. You may want to tell a story, read from a book, share an idea for creating art work…take a journey around the church outside… all designed to help the group to share and wonder and think about the gifts that God has given us… in the world, in the lives of Jesus and His friends, and in our own lives as He has been present with us. There is so much they can learn from you! Linda Clapp will be available to help you plan your presentation or make suggestions. lindaclapp@optonline.net or lclapp@stjohns-stamford.org or 203-348-2619 x 15. 204-862-9402 H. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to the Green Godly Play Room…Have fun planning! We can’t wait!!!
 
“JOINING GOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD” WORKSHOP
Saturday September 24, 2016, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. John’s, West Hartford
What does all this talk about God’s mission really mean?
Join us Saturday, September 24 for a taste of what’s possible. Together, with folks from across ECCT, we’ll try on what it means to “step into our neighborhoods where we live and work” and make a real difference as followers of Jesus.
Over the next two years, six of our parishes will join like-minded people from the dioceses of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Maine, to practice and learn together what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the 21st century.
Prominent missiologists—Dwight Zscheile, Alan Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder—are working with us in this cross-diocesan missional experiment.
So come, taste, and see if you and your fellow parishioners might be interested in joining this grand experiment. We invite clergy and parishioners (ideally four or five of you) to join us for this day together.
SAVE-THE- DATE now and email Tim Hodapp
to pre-register.
More registration details to follow.
“Joining God in the Neighborhood” Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
 
L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie is pleased
to announce their new priest
The Rev. Yves Eugene Joseph, Diocesan Missioner for Haitian Ministry begins his ministry in Stamford on Wednesday, June 15.
A sign welcoming Fr. Joseph is up in the central hallway.

A sign welcoming Fr. Joseph is up in the central hallway.

 
We welcome two familiar faces
to St. John’s Parish Staff
Linda Clapp, who served as Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry at St. John’s for 15 years, is returning as part-time Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry. Colin Williams, leader of the Middle and High School Youth Class, and an applicant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, will serve as Part-Time Pastoral Assistant to Father Wheeler. Please welcome both Linda and Colin into their new leadership positions.
 
Visit Father Jim’s blog, Stories of Grace and Transformation.
 
St. John’s Christmas Show Photos in
The Stamford Advocate: 12/15/15
 
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.