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
 

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.
 
Upcoming Events
 

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 following the 10:15 service
  • Bring a main dish and dessert from your ethnic background to share
  • Wear your country of origin’s clothing or colors and bring that country’s flag to display
  • Bring your friends and family to share in this wonderful celebration
  • This is going to be so much fun, join us to celebrate our ethnicity and Pentecost Sunday 
If you have any questions, please call Sandie DeFilippis 203-348-2619 x10 (sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org)
or Sandra Clarke 203-572-2230 (clarkeguy@aol.com)
Letting us know in advance would help us greatly in better planning for this enjoyable event.
 

You are invited to Liberation Programs Spirit of Hope Benefit 

– Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm at Woodway Country Club, Darien.  Liberation Programs will be honoring St. John’s Community Foundation at the benefit for our ongoing work in the community and long-time support of Liberation Programs. Cost to attend the benefit is $250 per person.  We want St. John’s to be represented at this special banquet.  Please consider attending or sponsoring someone who could not otherwise afford to attend.
 

Wine and Cheese Fundraiser Event 
The Haiti committee is putting together a Wine and Cheese evening on Friday June 30th at 6pm to promote local artists as well as our Haitian artists. It is to raise money for the Lunch Program at the Bon Samaritain School.   Please mark your calendars.
 

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Schedule of Events
This Week
 
Sunday, May 28
10:00 a.m.  – Church School
12:30 p.m. – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
6:15 p.m. – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie worship (church or downstairs)
 
Monday, May 29
(Office Closed for Memorial Day)
 
Tuesday, May 30
9:00 a.m.- Over 60 Club (Eagles Loft)
10:00 a.m. – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00 p.m. – Bible Study (Conference Room)
6:15 p.m. – Christian Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
 
Wednesday, May 31
9:00 a.m.- Over 60 Club (Eagles Loft)
5:00 p.m.- Dance Group (Youth Room)
 
Thursday, June 1
9:00 a.m.- Over 60 Club (Eagles Loft)
12:10 p.m. – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Pre-Baptismal Class (Church)
7:00 p.m.- Boy Scouts Meeting (Teen Headquarters)
7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal
 
Friday, June 2
9:00 a.m.- Over 60 Club (Eagles Loft)
5:00 p.m.- Dance Group (Youth Room)
 
Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m.- Dance Group (Youth Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
 

 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.

~Prayer Request~
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.