This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, February 7
Mother Kathleen’s last Sunday with St. John’s
9:15am –  Scripture Reading (Library)
10:00am – Church School (Classrooms)
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting (Chapel)
12:00pm – Neighbors’ Link (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
Monday, February 8
Parish Administrator Vacation
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Tuesday, February 9
Parish Administrator Returns
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
7:00pm – Vestry – (Library)
Wednesday, February 10
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Thursday, February 11
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm –  Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
Friday, February 12
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, February 13
8:30am – Financially Strong (Library)
3:00pm – Rhythms of Grace (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)


The Tuesday Bible Study Group — The Tuesday Bible Study group will read and discuss the Nicene Creed during Lent.  Father Jim Wheeler will be the leader as we study together.  The group meets every Tuesday from 2-3PM in the Conference Room at St. John’s and we welcome new members.
Today is Mother Kathleen’s last Sunday, a special reception will be held in her honor following the 10:15 a.m. service.

Got Peace? – Taize – Lenten Series – Monday nights at 7:00 beginning on February 15th—Come find some peace in the busyness of life. Join us for a lay lead service of quiet prayer and meditation in the Ladies’ Chapel on Monday nights in Lent at 7:00PM. Silence, simple chant and candlelight to open our minds and hearts during this penitential season. All are welcome!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 9, 6-8 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Services – February 10 at 7:00 a.m. in the chapel, 12 noon and 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Ashes will be distributed at each service.

In reverence, we will not have flower arrangements in church during Lent.

Get Ready for Lent Madness — Lent Madness returns on “Ash Thursday,” February 11. We are having another Bracket Competition this year. Fill out a bracket with your predictions, include your name and favorite charity along with a donation. All donations will go to the charity selected by the winning bracket. The winner will also be awarded their very own Golden Halo Flying Disk. We have “Saintly Scorecards” available with information about the saints competing this year for $1.  

Adults, Families and Children – This year’s Wednesday evening Lent has something for everyone! Catered dinner! Contemplative family worship! Activities for people of all ages and stages of faith and abilities! Explore Living Discipleship from Forward Movement with Samuel Seabury, Frances Perkins, Janani Luwum, and Oscar Romero Wednesdays, February 17, 24, and March 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please sign up with Sandie in the parish office by the Tuesday before so we can order your dinner!

Donations of small toiletries are needed for one of the activities for our Wednesday evening Lenten program. If you have any small soaps, shampoos, or lotions available to donate, please give them to Jennifer Roland for our project. Thank you.

Lenten Preaching Series – Father Wheeler will give a 5-week preaching series throughout Lent reflecting on Holy Communion: February 14 – Broken for You, February 21 – Remembering Jesus and Re-membering the Body of Christ, February 28 – Communion as God’s Social Networking, March 6 – Let Us Keep the Feast, Instructed Eucharist, and March 13 – Foretaste of a Heavenly Banquet.

The Second Annual Stephen Clapp Memorial Concert will take place on Sunday, February 21 in the church at 4 pm.

Godly Play Core Training is available in New York City on Saturdays in February, March, and April. Please contact our Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Jennifer Roland, or Godly Play Trainer, Linda Clapp, for more information.

Haiti Fundraising Dinner—Please come and enjoy Caribbean warmth, food and music on Friday March 11th at 7pm to raise money for our Haiti Mission Partnership. Last years dinner was a great success so please come and enjoy a cocktail hour with appetizers and  3 course dinner with wine including the world-famous “Bananas de L’Acul” dessert prepared at your table by our own Gus Schlegel! Tickets are $50 per person and are available at coffee hour, from Sandie DeFilippis or from Sheelagh Schlegel 203 216 8637.

It Takes Just A Little to Give A lot—Last week, St. John’s donated 17 pounds of non perishable canned food to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Prayer List—Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis at

St. John’s Wireless Network—Internet Access is available! – The password for Internet Access at St. John’s in the Dining Room, Basement & Library area near classrooms, and Eagle’s Loft is STJOHNS628, which is case sensitive.