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 Fall Newsletter!!!
 
Peter Stroili’s 9/11 Sermon from 9/11/16 (Audio)
Tuesday Bible Study
The Tuesday Bible Study will meet this Tuesday, September 27, at 2 :00 pm in the Conference Room. The study will focus on the book of Luke.
 
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Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, October 1, 10:15 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
The training will take place on Saturday, October 1,  at 10 am in the church. Lunch will be provided. New Lay Eucharistic ministers will be commissioned on Sunday, October 16. Home bound parishioners are invited to attend and will be provided transportation. For more information, please email Colin Williams or call him at 206-853-8209.

 

Summit on Hospitality/Coffee Hour on October 2
During Coffee Hour
Back in May, we held a very productive summit on Coffee Hour and our Hospitality ministry. Out of it came a plan to have a sit-down meal at Coffee Hour once a month on the 3rd Sunday, and a simple stand-up Coffee Hour the other Sundays. We also were blessed to have Derick Campbell volunteer as Chair. Unfortunately, Derick has now moved to Florida and we need to organize a Hospitality Committee and should also re-visit our plans for Coffee Hour. Anyone interested is welcome to join Fr. Wheeler for this summit.
 
Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 2, at 4 pm.
Come to the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals outside by the fountain. Goldfish, cats, dogs, turtles, hamsters, horses and all God’s creatures are welcome to celebrate this special day. Fr. Jim needs help setting up for this fun event. If you can help, please contact Father Jim as soon as possible. Thanks!
 
St. John’s Vestry Invites you to Lunch Oct 16!
On Sunday, October 16, the Vestry will serve a delicious lunch followed by a discussion on how they, your elected leaders, may better serve you and God’s mission among this community.
 
 
 
 
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.