This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, February 5
10:00am -Church School
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
Monday, February 6
7:00 pm—Vestry Orientation (Library)
Tuesday, February 7
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
6:00pm – St. John’s Community Foundation Committee Meeting (Library)
Wednesday, February 8
No Events Scheduled
Thursday, February 9
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
2:00pm – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
7:00pm- Boy Scouts Meeting (Teen Headquarters)
7:00pm – Choir Rehearsal
Friday, February 10
6:00pm – Women’s Fellowship dinner and discussion (Library)
Saturday, February 11
8:00am – Lector Training, Breakfast & Bible Study (Library & Sanctuary)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)




Bishop Douglas and Bishop Ahrens have written a pastoral letter in response to President Trump’s Executive Order stopping all Syrian refugee resettlement and barring anyone from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from traveling to the United States. Copies of the letter are at both entrances to the sanctuary and posted on the bulletin board.
Volunteer for the Administration, George Howard, will be on vacation starting Monday, Feb. 6 and will return Monday, March 6.
St. John’s will celebrate Pastoral Care Assistant, Colin Williams’ 30th birthday during coffee hour this Sunday. We are collecting a purse to assist Colin with the considerable cost of his continuing education. Checks and contributions for Colin’s education can be made to St. John’s Church with the notation, “Colin’s Support.”
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR FINANCIAL PLEDGE FOR 2017? Extra pledge cards are available at the entrances to the church.
The Tuesday Bible Study meets on February 7, at 2:00 pm in the Conference Room. The group will be reading the book, “Tattoos of the Heart, the Power of Boundless Compassion.”
Mark your calendars St. John’s Women’s Fellowship gathers for dinner, fellowship and study on the 2nd Friday of the Month. The next gathering is Friday, February 10 in the Library.
Saturday, February, 25th at 9:00 a.m. Come and hear Robert (Bob) King and the Rev. Diane Peterson, two dynamic speakers, talk about slavery in Connecticut and the nation. The founding Rector of St. John’s and several original parish members owned slaves. Come and listen to this sad but fascinating and important period in St. John’s, our state and our nation’s history. The morning will begin with a devotion and breakfast followed by the speakers. All are welcome!
Please join in prayer for fellow parishioner Kelly Benshoff every day at noon. Kelly has been diagnosed with either ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and needs our prayers for healing and spiritual strength.
If you know of anyone who is unable to come to worship and would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please speak with our Pastoral Assistant, Colin Williams, or Fr. Wheeler.
A collection of beautiful music, featuring Gregg Lauterbach with the quartet and St. John’s Choir! Price: One CD for $ 15.00 or two for $20.00. The proceeds will benefit St. John’s music program. If interested please contact Olive Grant at