This Week at St. John’s March 6, 2014
Thursday, March 6
7:00 p.m. – Boy Scout Meeting (Teen HQ)
Friday, March 7
7:00 p.m.— Faith and Fellowship (Dining Room)
Sunday, March 9
9:15 a.m.— Scripture Study (Library)
11:30 a.m. —Blood Pressure Screening (Conference Room)
11:45 a.m.—Faith and Families (Dining Room)
12:00 p.m.— Neighbor’s Link (Library)
12:00 p.m.— Worship Committee Meeting (Chapel)
Monday, March 10
1:00 p.m.—Staff Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Taize (Chapel)
Tuesday, March 11
2:00 p.m.—Scripture Study (Dining Room)
6:15 p.m. Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, March 12
7:00 p.m.—Lenten Series (Dining Room)
Thursday, March 13
7:00 p.m. – Boy Scouts Meeting Teen HQ
7:00 p.m.—Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Saturday, March 15
8:30 a.m. – Parish Life (Dining Room)
10:30 a.m.—Christian Formation Pathway (Library)
THIS WEEKEND IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR!
Sunday Scripture Study- 9:15 a.m. -10:00a.m. in the Library.—The Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) Join this small group to explore the Scripture readings of the day. We use Living the Good News Resources to guide our study, which is available in the library. There is no need to prepare ahead of time.
Coffee Hour— Thanks to Edgar Harding, Leslie Ilaw, Shideh Khorasheh for providing this week’s goodies during coffee hour.
Neighbor’s Link– Conversation and Communication in basic English— Tutors needed. Please see Kathryn Trusty or Glenn Wecker on Sunday.
GUEST OBOIST—Sunday we are welcoming guest oboist, Demetrios Karamintzas, for the 10:15am service. A graduate of Juilliard, Demetrios served for many years as principal oboist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; he collaborated with Music Director Chris Shepard in December for a series of concerts in Palestine and Israel.Demetrios has been guest principal oboist with several other orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with whom he performed in the Edinburgh International Festival. He currently resides in Berlin, where he is focusing on chamber music and solo recitals.
Join us for Christian Formation During Lent! Families – Coffee Hour Film and Conversation – Join us for a short film and discussion in the dining room Sundays at 11:45 a.m. on March 9, 16 and 23. All children and adults are welcome.
Brahms Requiem in NYC—Music Director Chris Shepard and St John’s bass soloist Gregg Lauterbach will appear with the Dessoff Choir (who gave a concert here last spring, and returns again this May) in a performance of Brahm’s glorious German Requiem. This concert will feature the work’s rarely heard four-hand piano accompaniment. The concert is Sunday, March 9th at 7pm at Symphony Space, 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Ticket information is available at www.dessoff.org.
New Lenten Series –Join Mother Kathleen and the Stephen Ministry Team for “Grief: A Journey of Faith” a new Lenten Series on consecutive Wednesdays, March 12, 19,26 and April 2 at 7p.m. Dinner will be served and childcare provided. Please let Sandie at the church office know if you plan to attend and if you need childcare.
Tuesday Scripture Studies - Tuesday afternoons between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Mother Kathleen will lead scripture study with the New Interpreters Version. We are reading Luke– Acts and will continue with the New Testament. No preparation is necessary. Feel free to Invite friends—this scripture study is open to the public. Please let us know at the church office if you need child care.
First Fridays in Lent - March 7 and April 4 7:00-8:30 p.m. – In the dining room. Dinner and childcare provided. Please let Sandie at the Church office know if you need childcare.
Kitchen Video Training—As you know, parishioners will be working in teams of 4 for the Coffee Hour. To help you with this process, I have made a two part video that you can find on the St. John’s website, www.stjohns-stamford.org on it’s Parish Videos Page.
Candlelight Taize Services- will be offered each Monday evening in Lent, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel, beginning March 10. The simple oft-repeated chants from the Taize Community in France are a beautiful lead in to meditation and peaceful prayer. Make Taize a part of your Lenten discipline.