Religious Service Schedule 

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
Parish Administrator Sandie DeFilippis will be on vacation on Thursday, February 19 and will return to the office on Monday, March 2.
 Featured Events at St. John’s!
Check out what is happening  at St. John’s in this month’s Lent Newsletter.
Concert Series Postcard 2015
Lent Madness
Have you had a chance to check out our Lent Madness display in our church hallway? This is a fun opportunity to learn more about saints from various traditions and times of the Church. Go to  to learn more or sign up to receive email updates. Each weekday of Lent, go to their website and learn about the saints facing each other and cast your vote for your selection. For those that do not have access to the internet, we will have “Saintly Scorecards” available to help you learn about the saints competing. 
Our Church Family Gathers for Lent
Join us Wednesday evenings in Lent February 25 to March 25 at 6:00 pm for “FROM BULB TO BLOSSOM.” These gatherings are for people of all ages to get together for a family style meal, Bible Study, fun activities, and closing prayers. The program we are using has a theme of “From Bulb to Blossom” that will give everyone an opportunity to grow alongside flowering bulbs we will plant and care for (along with our spirits) throughout Lent. The themes we will explore on this journey of mutual growth are Sent, Sacred, Sorry, Surprised, and Struggling. Since we are serving family style meals, please let us know if you will be attending so we can prepare a place for you. Email or call Mother Kathleen or Jennifer Roland. You can also sign up during coffee hour in the Dining Room.
Stephen Clapp Memorial Concert February 15, 2014
Stephen Clapp MemorialDear Everyone,
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.
My heart is full… and was pounding loudly all evening! How could I be so blessed? Thank you Chris for planning and arranging every detail for the artists so beautifully. Thank you Mike for the exquisite publicity… the Ascension Poster was inspired :-)
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.


Love to you all,
The St. John’s Episcopal Church Outreach Committee Invites You To
A Fundraising Dinner for Bon Samaritan School and Clinic
L’Acul Haiti
March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm
3-course Dinner and Wine $50 per person
Meet special guest: Father Andre Wildaine, Priest-in-Charge
Please RSVP to Sandie DeFilippis at the Parish Office:
(203) 348-2619 ext. 10 or email:
 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.