This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, May 1
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
10:00am – Church School (Classrooms)
11:30—Reception for Jennifer Roland (Dining Room)
12:00pm – Neighbors’ Link Noon (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
6:00pm – Odyssey of the Mind dinner (Eagle’s Loft)
Monday, May 2
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
7:00pm – Fundraising Committee Meeting (Conference Room)
Tuesday, May 3
9:00am Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
7:00 pm—Investment/Financial Meeting (Library)
Wednesday, May 4
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
Thursday, May 5
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
7:00pm – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, May 6
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
Saturday, May 7
Vestry Retreat (Camp Washington)
10:00am – Cub Scouts (Dining Room)
11:00am – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
2:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)



Main Street Parking Lot Alert
Due to the need for repairs, the parking lot across Main Street is temporarily unavailable. Mr. Tishler, owner of the parking lot, who generously allows us to park there on Sundays, has assured us that this will be resolved shortly. As soon as it is available ,we will let you know.


Volunteer for Administration, George Howard, will be on vacation from May 1 through June 5. – Office volunteers needed—speak with Sandie.

Coffee Hour reception for Jennifer Roland –Sunday is Director of Children and youth Ministry Director Jennifer Roland’s last day at St. John’s. Please join us for coffee hour in the Dining Room following today’s 10:15 service to extend to her a fond farewell.

Help support Stamford Youth Foundation Odyssey of the Mind

– Dinner and Odyssey performances by the teams, at St. John’s in the Dining Room today (Sunday) evening at 6 p.m. $10 adults and $5 Children. Support the Stamford teams going to the world finals in Ames, Iowa. Our own Meredith Ford is one of the team members.

275th Anniversary and Fundraising Planning –Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m.

Tuesday Bible Study—The Tuesday Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 pm in the Conference Room. We begin a new study on the first book in the Bible, the Book of Genesis. This is a great time to come and join this lively group study.


Join the Hospitality Committee— If you would like to be a member of the hospitality committee to help during Coffee Hour and assist with the Pentecost Sunday Picnic in May, please contact Derick Campbell at 413-320-1478 or by email at

Pentecost Picnic Volunteers Needed —The Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers for the picnic following the 10:15 service on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. Volunteers are needed for the grill, set up and clean up, bringing side dishes such as salad, providing soft drinks for kids and dessert. If you can volunteer, please email Derick at, or call/text him at 413-320-1478. Thank you.


Earthquake in Ecuador— Food & Clothing Drive –Hello friends, Choice Services LLC, One Stop Insurance/ Driver Education Center located at 205 Atlantic Street in Stamford will be collecting canned food, pasta, rice, blankets, plastic utensils, any first aid items like band aids, gauze, ibuprofen (any generic type) acetaminophen ( any generic type) every little bit helps. There will also be an opportunity to write a message to all victims. For more information, please contact Dante Ibanez at or  Thanks a million.

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is getting reorganized! – Previously our diocese has been organized through 14 regions called Deaneries. We have been in the Stamford Deanery. That, frankly, hasn’t worked very effectively for a number of years. In the future the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) will be organized through 6 geographical regions, each with a paid 1/2 time coordinator. We will be in the Southwest Region. There will be a 2-day convocation to organize our region coming up on Friday evening, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Place and time still to be determined. All Episcopalians in the Southwest region are invited to participate in the convocation.

When you’re bringing food to others, you are also feeding God. — Last week, St. John’s donated 20 pounds of non- perishable canned food to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Kitchen Refrigerator Guidelines – Anybody that puts things in the refrigerator must have the following information: Name to whom it belongs and the date it was purchased and put in the refrigerator. Refrigerator will be cleaned out each Monday of items without a name and date & 30 days after things are dated to keep refrigerator organized at all times.

Save the Date— The next women’s breakfast at St. John’s will be on Saturday, June 4. The guest speaker will be Olive Grant. All women of the parish , their families and friends are welcome to attend.

Rhythms of Grace—The upcoming Rhythms of Grace services are Saturday May 14 and June 11. Mabel Herson has agreed to be the facilitator for Rhythms of Grace during the transition until a new director of Christian Education is hired.

Yoga Saturday, May 7 at 11 am in the Eagle’s Loft.

Mother’s Day Coffee Hour Bake Sale May 8.

This year Pentecost Sunday is May 15

 Exciting Summer Mission Trip Opportunities for Youth – Summer will be here before we know it, so as you are making plans for camps and vacations, we hope you put our Summer Mission Trips on your schedule. Students that are currently finishing 6th to 8th Grade are invited to spend June 27 to 30 in Lewiston, Maine. High School students currently finishing 9th to 12th Grade are invited to spend July 9 to 16 in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and will work with the White Earth Reservation. We are partnering with St. Luke’s in Darien with these mission trips so our youth will also have the opportunity to get to know other students. For more information and to participate, please contact Father Jim at 203-348-2619 ex. 13.

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 here! – It is available in the Dining Room, basement, Eagle’s Loft, library, and near classrooms. The password for Internet Access at St. John’s is STJOHNS628, which is case sensitive.