This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, July 24
9:00am—Bible Study (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
12:00pm Thanksgiving Community Meal meeting (Conference Room)
Monday, July 25
Quisqueya (Epiphanie) Summer Camp (Lower level of Church)
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
10:30 pm—Private Meeting (Dining Room)
Tuesday, July 26
Quisqueya (Epiphanie) Summer Camp (Lower level of Church)
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, July 27
Quisqueya (Epiphanie) Summer Camp (Lower level of Church)
9:00am – Over 60 Club Senior Prom (Eagle’s Loft)
10:00am – Over 60 Club’s Sr. Prom (Dining Room)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
Thursday, July 28
Quisqueya (Epiphanie) Summer Camp (Lower level of Church)
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
10:30am – Summer Book Study (Conference Room)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, July 29
Quisqueya (Epiphanie) Summer Camp (Lower level of Church)
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, July 30
Rector Returns
11:00am – Memorial Service for John D. Weaver, Sr.
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
6:00pm – Private Party (Dining Room)




Bible Study Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Library – You are invited this and every Sunday this summer to attend a Bible study at 9:00 a.m. with Colin Williams in the library. Come with ideas, questions and struggles. Come and be blessed. 

Tom Moody, our wonderful Tenor soloist, will be moving soon to San Diego, California. – Tom is singing this morning.  Please share your love and appreciation for all the beautiful music he has shared with us the past 5+ years!

 Fr. Wheeler will be away on vacation, Mon.-Fri., July 25-29.

 Late News Flash: Fr. Andre Wildaine, Rector of our Companion in Mission, Bon Samaritain Parish in L’Acul Haiti, will be visiting us and preaching next Sunday!

TAG SALE VENDORS NEEDED!!! – St. John’s Annual Tag Sale will take place on Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Canterbury Green.If you are interested in selling items in your attic or basement that you have not used in years, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!!! St. John’s has tables available for $35 each. You keep the proceeds of the sale and anything you don’t sell you take back home. To reserve your table(s), please call Sandie DeFilippis at 203-348-2619 ext. 10.

Joyful Yoga Movement continues Tuesday, July 26, at 6:15 pm –Move and praise God – Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm June-September. Please join us as we stretch, breath, dance, and pray in the church’s beautiful courtyard. Free will offering. Everyone is welcome! To God be the Glory!

Summer Book Study– This is Why I Came, by Mary Rakow. A woman sits in prayerful meditation, waiting to offer her first confession in more than thirty years. She holds a small book on her lap, one that she’s made, and tells herself again the Bible stories it contains, the ones she has written anew, for herself, each story told aslant, from Jonah to Jesus, Moses to Mary Magdalene. Woven together and stitched by hand, they provide a new version, virtually a new translation, of the heart of this ancient and sacred text. The study will be on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – noon, or the online blog @  On July 28 we will discuss pages 24-47.  A few books are available from the parish office for $16.  If interested please contact Sandie DeFilippis, 203-348-2619, ext. 10, or Books may also be purchased or downloaded through
Thanksgiving Community Meal – First Congregational Church has asked St. John’s for their help with organizing the community Thanksgiving meal this year. A joint organizational meeting will be held in the Conference Room on Sunday, July 31 at 12 noon.

Jamaican Independence Day! By special request we will be recognizing Jamaican Independence Day on Sunday, August 7 with prayers for the people of Jamaica and a special coffee hour.

Summer Children’s Program… Godly Play Lite—During the summer we are offering Godly Play Lite in the Blue Godly Play Room for all ages of children and youth who would like to gather at 10:00 a.m. for sharing, hearing Bible stories, doing art work outside, and then going to Holy Communion together.  We invite you…. parents, teens, friends, aunts & uncles, to sign up for a Sunday.  You may want to tell a story, read from a book, share an idea for creating art work…take a journey around the church outside… all designed to help the group to share and wonder and think about the gifts that God has given us.  Linda Clapp will be available to help you plan your presentation or make suggestions. or or 203-348-2619 x15. 204-862-9402 H. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to the Green Godly Play Room…Have fun planning!   

Mark your Calendars for a Parish Picnic and Outdoor Worship on the Green – Sunday, August 21 at 10:15 a.m. – Invite your friends and neighbors as we will also put out an invitation to the wider Stamford community.  Beside delicious food the picnic will include fun activities for children.

When you’re bringing food to others, you are also feeding God —Last week, St. John’s donated 11 pounds of non-perishable canned food  and 7 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Mint, thyme, green peppers, tomatoes and fresh newly cut greens from St. John’s gardens were well received.

GOOD NEWS! – The parking lot across the street (next to the firehouse) is again available to us. Feel free to park your vehicle on Sundays. Thank you very much to the Tischler und Sohn Company for their generosity in allowing us this privilege.

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.