This Week at St. John’s
Thursday, April 23

9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, April 24
 Office Closed
5:00 pm—Young Champions (Dining Room)

9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, April 25
2:00pm—Pre-baptismal class (Godly Play Room)

5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
6:00pm – Fundraiser Movie Night (Dining Room)
Sunday, April 26
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
10:00am – Church School
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting (Chapel)
12:00pm—Neighbors’ Link (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
4:00 pm – Chamber Music Concert
6:15pm – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service (Church)
Monday, April 27
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Tuesday, April 28
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Scripture Study (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, April 29
 9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Young Champions’ Art Classes (Champions’ Room)
7:00pm – Life After Loss (Dining Room)
7:00pm – Stephen Ministry (Library)
Thursday, April 30
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, May 1
Office Closed
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
Saturday, May 2
Memorial Service for Thelma Carey in afternoon (Church)
11:00am—Memorial Service for Frances Finch (Church)
2:00pm – Private Party (Dining Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
7:00pm – Private Party (Eagle’s Loft)


Baptism This Sunday — Congratulations to Holden Rhys Talcott, son of Robert and Nina Talcott, who will be baptized today at the 10:15 am service.

Sunday Scripture Study — Every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Library, we study the day’s scripture and reflect on how to live it in our daily lives.

The Tuesday Bible Study -  The next bible study meeting will be Tuesday, April 28 at 2pm in the conference room. The group is currently reading the Gospel of John.

Upcoming fundraiser to help sponsor St. John’s Confirmands and Chaperones Mission Trip to Haiti: We are looking to St. John’s parishioners and friends to help provide financial support for our grade 5-6 teen confirmands and 4 chaperones who will be going to L’Acul, Haiti from June 27 – July 3. Estimated cost per person is $700-$800.

Pizza Party and Movie Night — There will be a “pizza party” fundraiser in the Dining Room on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 pm. The cost for adults is $10 and for kids under 12 is $7. After dinner we will show two free movies. In the Eagle’s Loft, we will feature “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and in the Dining Room we will present “The Theory of Everything.” Our confirmands, families, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland and chaperones will serve as hosts and servers for the evening. Please RSVP to Phyllis Wilson if you can attend, how many children and/or adults, if you could offer some volunteer help and have any other questions at or 203-961-1891 by Tues, 4/21.

Join us! St. Johns Event LIFE AND JOY AFTER LOSS April 29, May 6 2015 7pm - Whether you are suffering from loss or are affected by someone else’s suffering, come explore rich resources and promise of Life after Loss!
Wednesday, April 29 –Life and Joy after Loss of “Identity” or Resources
Resources for Living after Job Loss, Financial Loss, Empty Nest, Retirement
Malinda Polite, AARP Community Outreach Lead for Southwestern CT , on navigating healthcare, Life Reimagined and the Road to Livability.
Jewell Brain, Stephen Ministry Leader, will speak about grief associated with loss of identity or resources and offer practical ideas for support
Wednesday, May 6 – Life and Joy after Loss of Ability
Resources for Living after Loss of Physical or Mental Ability, Aging, Caregiving

Betty McOsker, Director of the Over 60 Club, will speak about this unique community, programs it offers, access to health and financial resources.
Jewel Brain Stephen Ministry Leader, will talk about caregiving, and the challenges and loss faced by those who make decisions and offer care.
A spiritual resource, “Comfort Ye,” published by Forward Movement, offers insights, expressions of faith from Rowan Williams, Desmond Tutu, is available for $7.50 (or pay what you can!) Walk-ins welcome or register:203-348-2619 Sandie x10 Mother Kathleen x18.

Fill the food basket — St. John’s experienced its best week in months, donating 27 pounds of canned goods to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and 15 surrounding pantries in the Stamford area. Once again last week, the 8 am mystery contributor was seen filling the basket. Thanks to everyone for your generosity. The food basket can be found in the back of the church

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

St. John’s Wireless Network! - The password in the Dining Room, Basement and Eagle’s Loft is STJOHNS628, case sensitive.

Fundraising for Haiti Mission Trip—The students and chaperones going on the Haiti Mission Trip in late June have a GoFundMe page set up so people can donate safely to support their ministry. Go to to make a donation. Share this page with your friends and family asking them to help support this ministry as well. Another way to contribute is to include a check in the offering with Haiti Mission Trip on the memo line. Thank you for supporting these young people in their life in Christ.

Parish Administrator Sandie DeFilippis is out of the office between Wednesday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 29 and will return on Thursday, April 30.