This Week at St. John’s
Friday, February 27
 Office Closed
6:00pm – Soup and Stations of the Cross, (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Young Champions Dance (Dining Room)
Saturday, February 28
9:00am – Fundraiser organizational meeting
Sunday, March 1
9:15am – Scripture Study (Library)
10:00am – Church School
11:30am – Prayer Vigil for Social Justice (Chapel)
12:00pm – Neighbors’ Link (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
4:00pm – Jonathan Ryan Concert (Church)
6:15pm – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service (Church)
Monday, March 2
9-2pm – The Over 60 Club—day activities, fellowship and hot meal
7:00pm – Taize Service – (Chapel)
Tuesday, March 3
9-2pm – The Over 60 Club—day activities, fellowship and hot meal
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Scripture Study (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, March 4
9-2pm – The Over 60 Club—day activities, fellowship and hot meal
5:00pm – Young Champions’ Art Classes (Champions’ Room)
6:00pm – From Bulb to Blossom -Lenten Dinner (Dining Room)
Thursday, March 5
9-2pm – The Over 60 Club—day activities, fellowship and hot meal
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
7:00pm – Stephen Ministry (Library)
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, March 6
Office Closed
9-2pm – The Over 60 Club—day activities, fellowship and hot meal
5:00pm – Young Champions Dance (Dining Room)
Saturday, March 7
3:00pm – Wedding Reception following in (Dining Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

Announcements

Thanks to parishioners Kelly Chatman, Ed Cameron and Jane Holt for volunteering to greet and answer phones while Parish Administrator Sandie DeFilippis was on vacation! Sandie will be back on Monday, March 2.

Our Godly Play class will be presenting a story to our congregation this Sunday. Parents please bring your children in to church with you and we will call for them to come help tell the story after the readings.
 
Prayer Vigil – Today – The Prayer Vigil Group will meet in the Ladies’ Chapel after the 10:15 service for prayer and reflection.

Sunday Scripture Study— Every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Library, we ask “How can I apply today’s Scripture in my life?”

Lent Madness—Who will win the Golden Halo? Your vote counts! Each weekday of Lent, go to www.LentMadness.org, learn which saints facing each other that day and cast your vote! Learn about new saints from different traditions—including Thecla and Frederick Douglass! Saintly Scorecard booklets are available to find out more about the saints. If you cannot access the internet each day to vote, see Jennifer Roland for a paper scorecard to enter your selections! Lent Madness continues through Lent!

CANDLELIGHT TAIZE SERVICES – Monday evenings in Lent, 7:00 p.m. in the Ladies Chapel through March 30. The simple oft-repeated chants from the Taizé Community in France are a beautiful lead into meditation and peaceful prayer. Make Taizé a part of your Lenten discipline—bring a guest!

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY –  meets weekly at 2:00pm in the Conference Room. – We are reading the Gospel of Mark. We welcome newcomers. Questions? Contact Denise Wade (914) 649-2953.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY GATHERS FOR LENT—
Wednesday evenings in Lent, 6:00 pm for “FROM BULB TO BLOSSOM” through March 25 These gatherings are for people of all ages to get together for a family style meal, Bible Study, fun activities, and closing prayers. The theme of “From Bulb to Blossom” will give everyone an opportunity to grow alongside flowering bulbs we will plant and care for (along with our spirits) throughout Lent. The themes we will explore on this journey of mutual growth are Sent, Sacred, Sorry, Surprised, and Struggling. Since we are serving family style, please let us know if you will be attending so we can prepare a place for you. Email or call Mother Kathleen or Jennifer Roland. You can also sign up during coffee hour in the Dining Room. Please feel free to contact Mother Kathleen or Jennifer with questions.

Stations of the Cross—Fridays in Lent. Gather at 6:00pm for soup dinner, followed by the stations in Spanish and English. Fr. Eddie Lopez will lead.

Fill the food basket — During February, thanks to parishioners, the church donated 20 Pounds of canned goods and to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and 15 surrounding pantries in the Stamford area. Please continue to keep giving to fill the food basket in the back of the church. Thanks for your generosity.

Haiti Fundraiser—The Outreach Committee will be hosting a fundraising dinner for the Bon Samaritan School and Clinic on Friday, March 13 at 7 pm. The priest in charge from Haiti is visiting St. John’s for 10 days and will be at the dinner to meet people and say a few words about the mission, partnership and goals. To RSVP for the event, please contact Sandie DeFilippis at sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org, Sheelagh Schlegel at schlegels@sacredheart.edu/203-216-8637, or Olive Grant at olivegrant@gmail.com/203-252-6245.

Members of the Flower Arranger’s Guild and volunteers are needed to help with the following activities: Saturday 3/28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the kitchen to prepare the palm branches for Palm Sunday. Saturday, 4/4 from 9:30-a.m. 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary to arrange the flowers and lilies for Easter. During the week of 4/6—4/10 a volunteer is needed for watering and removing wilted leaves off the lilies and Easter arrangements (this is a great activity for a family). To help, please contact Phyllis Wilson at phyllisjwilson@yahoo.com, or 203-961-1891.

Prayer List—Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis at sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org.

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

 
 
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