This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
9:15am – Scripture Reading library
10:00am – Church School
11:30am – Parish Picnic church grounds
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting Chapel
12:00pm – Neighbors’ Link Library
Monday, May 25
 Parish Office Closed
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
Tuesday, May 26
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
10:00am – Staff Meeting Conference Room
2:00pm – Scripture Study (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga Eagle’s Loft
Wednesday, May 27
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
7:00pm – Stephen Ministry Library
Thursday, May 28
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Teen Headquarters
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal Choir Room
Friday, May 29
 9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
Saturday, May 30
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

Announcements

Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland will be on vacation on Tuesday, May 26 through Monday, June 8. Jennifer will return to the office on Monday, June 8.

New Office Hours— The office is now open on Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.

 
THIS SUNDAY!!! Pentecost Picnic Come Celebrate the Holy Spirit at Our 50 Day Feast: Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means “fiftieth day” and is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15), and is identified by the BCP as one of the feasts that is “especially appropriate” for baptism (p. 312). There will be Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, Side Dishes, Desserts Hot & Cold Refreshments. FUN & GAMES FOR ALL AGES!

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

The Tuesday Bible Study – The next bible study meeting will be Tuesday, May 26 at 2pm in the conference room. The group is currently reading the Gospel of John.

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

Fundraising for Haiti Mission Trip —The students and chaperones going on the Haiti Mission Trip in late June have a GoFundMe page set up so people can donate safely to support their ministry. Share this page with your friends and family asking them to help support this ministry as well. Another way to contribute is to include a check in the offering with Haiti Mission Trip on the memo line. Thank you for supporting these young people in their life in Christ.

Speak the Good News in a multiplicity of tongues! During the reading from the Acts of the Apostles telling the story of the Day of Pentecost we will share the good news in a multiplicity of tongues. If you speak another language please participate in the reading of Acts 2:17-18 all at once in a multiplicity of languages.

Tell your friends about the dinner dance — A fundraiser for Haiti featuring the doo– wop group, “The Barons” with Fran Caballero, in the Eagle’s Loft on Friday, June 5 from 6 pm to 10 pm. The cost is $40 per person which includes salad, dinner, dessert, wine, beer and refreshments. For more information, email Fran Caballero or call 203-617-9856.

Reserve a parking spot and help our young people get to Haiti! Wish you could have a reserved, premium parking spot on Sunday mornings? We are offering your choice of three premium parking spaces reserved for you every Sunday for a month if you donate $100 to our Haiti Mission Trip. Five or six of our teen confirmands and four chaperones will be going to L’Acul, Haiti from June 27 – July 3.  The estimated cost per individual is between $700-$800. The parking spaces available are the two clergy parking spaces in the parking garage and one spot in the parking lot off Grove Street. These will be assigned by preference to the first people to make their donation so act fast to get the spot of your choice. Email Jennifer Roland or call 203-348-2619 ext. 15 to reserve your space or if you have questions.

Fill the food basket — St. John’s donated 18 pounds of canned goods to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and 15 surrounding pantries in the Stamford area. According to Sunny Stearns, “spies” are on the lookout for the mystery parishioner who continues to fill the basket each week. PLEASE come forward to be recognized! Thanks to everyone for your generosity. The food basket can be found in the back of the church.

Looking Ahead—Ice Cream Social on June 20— St. John’s will be holding an Ice Cream Social On Saturday, June 20, from 3:30 – 5:00pm to celebrate our newcomers and new members who are a vital part of St. John’s Episcopal parish family. The social will be held outside in the courtyard (weather permitting) near the Canterbury Green fountain, otherwise, look for us in the Dining Room. Father Jim, Mother Kathleen, and all of us at St. John’s hope you will be able to join us to enjoy an afternoon of sweets and treats. To get an idea of the number attending, we’d appreciate if you would rsvp to Phyllis Wilson or  call 203-961-1891 by Monday, June 15.

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

 
 
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