This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, August 2
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
10:00am – Church Summer School
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting (Chapel)
12 noon – Trip to the Cloisters Museum
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
6:15pm – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service (Church)
Monday, August 3
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Tuesday, August 4
 9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, August 5
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Thursday, August 6
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, August 7
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, August 8
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)


Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland, is on vacation and will return on August 9.

Communications Director, Mike Russo will be on vacation starting August 3 and return to the office on Monday, August 10.

Mother Kathleen is on vacation — She will return to the office on Monday, August 3.

Father Wheeler will be on vacation from August 3—12.

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

Office Volunteer needed on Wednesdays: Our Volunteer for Administration, George Howard, is laid up with a foot injury until September. If anyone is available to help fold, collate and stuff the bulletins on Wednesdays in August, please email our Parish Administrator Sandie DeFilippis or call 203-348-2619, ext. 10 or speak with the clergy.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! - The Bridgeport Bluefish are hosting a Faith and Family Night on Friday, August 14 at 7 pm. Join the group from St. John’s for a fun evening of baseball! The smaller stadium means everyone gets a great seat for only $14. Email  Sandie DeFilippis or call 203-348-2619 x 10 for more information or to reserve your seat.

Angel Transport Drivers Needed! We are looking for volunteers for “Angel Transport “– to pick up elderly who cannot get to church and bring them on a Sunday to the 10:15 am service. Please Call Sandie DeFilippis at the church office at 203-348-2619 x10 if you can help– we will contact you during the week to arrange!

One Church, One Book— Look for questions and join the conversation on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe during coffee hour! If you haven’t gotten your copy already, the books are available for sale through Mother Kathleen at $8. (You can also get them at the library, bookstore, or download them onto your e-Reader or audiobook player. Take the book with you on vacation or around town and join the discussions when you are in Church.

Take St. John’s with you on Vacation! – Heading out of town on vacation and won’t be able to join us on a Sunday? Why don’t you take us with you? Grab a “Take Out Church” box (which is conveniently sized to fit under your car seat) and enjoy fun family activities to help you worship and grow together on your trip. The list of Apps for tablets and smart phones along with prayer and Bible reading emails you can sign up for are also offered separately for any adults interested in using these resources. Flat Jesus is included to remind you that He is always with you. Snap vacation pictures with Flat Jesus and post them on social media tagged #takeoutchurchstjohns so we can see where Jesus vacations this summer!

New Name Tags: If you attended services within the last few weeks, your name tag will be located on the board on a hook in alphabetical order. This board is located near the large double doors at the back of the church. Please continue to wear this every week and place it in the box provided before leaving the buildings. If you have not attended since this new program began, you will find your name tag in the file box. Newcomers: Welcome! Please write your name on a blank tag, attach a lanyard and wear it. Place it in the provided box before leaving. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Sandie in the parish office 203-348-2619 x10.

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

Save the Dates! RENEWING OUR FAITH!  - Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30 pm Sept 23, 30, October 14, and 21 in St John’s in the Dining Room. Everyone is invited to join us to explore our faith and deepen our Faith journey with speakers, interactive activities and film!   Also for adults preparing for Baptism, Confirmation or Reception questions? Planning to attend? Email Mother Kathleen or call 203-348-2619 x 18.

We are trying to reactivate the Flower Delivery Guild—The time commitment is 1-2 hours several times a year. After service on Sunday (or Monday), you will make 2 small arrangements from the flowers in the sanctuary and deliver to names available. Training will be provided. This is a wonderful ministry for a family with limited time available. If interested, please email Phyllis Wilson or call 203-961-1891.

Job Opening - Zion Lutheran Church is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant in the Church Office. Requirements for the position are excellent computer skills with knowledge of social media, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently. Send resume with cover letter to Rev. Harvey Weitzel at