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
 
Christmas Show Rehearsal Saturday, December 3
Our first Christmas Show rehearsal is This Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00 am. Please arrive as soon as possible as we have  Jean, Phyllis and Stephanie to help with fitting the cast, so this is very important.
 
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The 2016 St. John’s Christmas Show is Sunday, December 11
with performances at 4 pm and 6 pm.
Advent Lessons and Carols, December 18, Live on the Radio
 Our 10:15 am Advent Lessons  and Carols worship service will be broadcast live on radio WSTC 1400 AM and online at WSTC1400.com. Tell your friends and family to tune in!
 
 Community Thanksgiving at First Congregational Church
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Oliver Kinghorn, 9, of St. John’s, takes a bite full of turkey during the First Congregational Church’s Thanksgiving Day dinner inside their church in Stamford, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Photo: Michael Cummo/Hearst Connecticut Media
 
 
2016 MODEL RAILROAD EXHIBIT
Housed in the lower level of St. John’s, is one of the oldest model railroad exhibits in Fairfield County. They open their doors to the public during this holiday season. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to come and view this amazing exhibit.
The schedule is as follows:.
Saturday, December 3, from 1 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm

Sunday, December 11, from 4 pm to 5 pm. and 6 pm to 7 pm

Entrance fees:
Children under 5 years of age – Free
Children 5 to 12 years of age -$4.00
Adults – $5.00

Thanksgiving Boxes 2016
Photos Courtesy Danielle Sullivan
Click on images to enlarge.
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Unity in Faith: An Advent Retreat at St. John’s,
December 17-18! Click here for Details!
 
NOON TIME PRAYERS FOR KELLY
Fellow parishioner Kelly Benshoff has developed a motor neuron disease, currently
diagnosed as Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) or possible Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and needs the prayers and support of her fellow parishioners at St. John’s. Louise LaChance is organizing a prayer campaign for Kelly where parishioners agree to pray for her each day at noon when you take your lunch break. Louise suggests that you set your cell phone to remind you each day at noon to pray for Kelly. Kelly would like our prayers for a reverse of this disease, for better health and spiritual strength to meet the challenges ahead. Please email Louise at louise_violist@yahoo.com to let her know that you will be praying for Kelly.
 
Christmas Show Toy Collection by the Fountain
Sunday, December 11th!!

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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:

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Schedule of Events
This Week
Thursday, December 1
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Meeting (Teen Headquarters)
7:00pm – AIDS World Day of Prayer service (1st United Methodist Church)
7:00—9:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal
Friday, December 2
No Events Scheduled
Saturday, December 3
9:00am – Facilities Rental Committee Meeting (Conference Room)
9am – 3pm – First Christmas Show Rehearsal
1-5 & 7-9 pm – Model Railroad open (lower level of church)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
Sunday, December 4
9:00am – Bible Study (Dining Room)
10:00am – Church School
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
5:30p –L’Epiphanie Eucharist (Church)
Monday, December 5
7:00pm – Advent Taize (Chapel)
Tuesday, December 6
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
Wednesday, December 7
No Events Scheduled
Thursday, December 8
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Meeting Teen Headquarters
7:00pm – Choir Rehearsal
Friday, December 9
No events Scheduled
Saturday, December 10
9am-3pm Christmas Show Rehearsal
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
 

 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.