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

 

 Featured Events This Week at St. John’s!
 
Exploring St. John’s history and sanctuary with Fr. JimSunday is the start of a monthly “clergy corner” to talk with the rector about various topics. To kick off these meetings, Fr. Wheeler will meet with anyone interested at coffee hour to lead them on a scavenger hunt to learn more about our beautiful sanctuary and history of St. John’s.
 

Farewell party for Alison and Thano Chaltas — Charles and Denise Wade will be hosting an ADULTS ONLY farewell party for Alison and Thano Chaltas on Sunday, July 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at their home on 25 Trinity Lane, Pound Ridge, NY. Guests are asked to bring a pot luck dish that is table ready, plated and does not require any heating or preparation on site. If you would like to attend, please contact Sandie DeFilippis at 203-348-2619 ex. 10 to let her know that you will attend and what you will be bringing for the pot luck meal.

Summer Church School—Do YOU want to be a church school leader for a day? During August, we are looking for people who want to lead the church school. We will provide a craft and a scripture story to read. This is a chance to share with the younger members of our St. John’s community. High School students are invited to assist. Thank you to those who have signed up already this summer: June 29—Buck and Patricia Lima-Smith, July 6—Olive Grant, July 13—Gus and Sheelagh Schlegel, July 20 – Bert Kohler and July 27—Scott and Melody Vezina.
 
Empowering Women Clergy Then and Now
Panel Discussion, 1:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Ct.

 

Panelists:
The Rev. Ellen Tillotson, The Rev. Dr. Rachel Thomas, The Rev. Tracy Russell Johnson
The Rev. Hilary Greer
 
Moderator:
The Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis

Service Participants

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Laura J. Ahrens, Presider,The Rt. Rev. James Curry,
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ian Douglas, The Rev. Dr. Harlon Dalton, Priest in Charge, Christ Church Cathedral, The Rev. Miguelina Howell, Vicar, Christ Church Cathedral
The Rev. Page Rogers, Preacher, The Rev. Marge Roccoberton, Deacon
Gospelers:
The Rev. Alba, Perez, The Rev. Sharon Gracen
Cantor:
The Rev. Maureen Peitler-Lederman
Lectors:
Kate Adamson, Ouida Green
Chalice:
The Rev. Barbara West, The Rev. Dr. Molly Louden, The Rev. Heidi Truax, The Rev. Joan Phelps
Acolytes:
Melissa Lamkin, Nicole Dalto,
Crucifer:
Jane Hale
Intercessor:
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Cheney
Oblation Bearers:
The Rev. Patricia Pasley, Carol Taylor, The Rev, Alison Read
Bishop’s Chaplain:
Chloe Hart-Kindelberger
Verger:
Peggy Ornell
MC:
The Rev. Amy Welin
Ushers:
Connie Bain, June Aziz
Music Director, Christ Church Cathedral: Joshua Anand Slater
Organist:
Christa Rakich
Soloist:
Tuesday Rupp
St. Johns Tag Sale 2014

Click on www.stjohns-stamford.org/photos/ to see pictures from Pentecost Sunday!

Check out St. John’s Spring 2014  Newsletter RIGHT HERE!

Job Opportunities

St. John’s Church Sexton This is a handyman/maintenance/security position for a large church building. The candidate is required to live on the premises in the church-owned apartment, where rent, utilities and maintenance are provided as a major part of the total compensation. This position is responsible for all management, maintenance, grounds, custodial services and vehicle and equipment owned by the church. This person is also responsible for maintenance and security of the building and responding to emergencies after hours. For more information about the position, click on Sexton Job Description.

Director of Children and Youth Ministry St. John’s Episcopal Church, whose mission is to live the love of God with hearts open to all, seeks a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry. St. John’s is a diverse, multi-ethnic and welcoming community with a long heritage of ministry in the heart of downtown Stamford. We seek a Director of Children and Youth Ministry who will direct and oversee Christian formation and fellowship opportunities for children and youth that will build their knowledge, form their faith and support the integration of their faith and their day to day lives. This is a full-time position offering a salary up to $40,000 per year with benefits, reporting directly to the Senior Pastor. To be considered for the position the candidate must have a minimum of 5 years leadership experience in a church or parochial school Christian formation program. Familiarity with Godly Play is a requirement and certification as a Godly Play teacher is preferred. A candidate should be able to articulate his or her faith and have a vision for children and adolescents inclusion in the full life of the church. A candidate should be well versed in the Christian scriptures and understand liturgical practice. To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to jwheeler@stjohns-stamford.org. Click on this link Director of Children and Youth Ministry Position Description for further information.  

 

 

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.