This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, June 28
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
10:00am – Church Summer School
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting (Chapel)
12:00pm – Neighbors’ Link (Library)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
6:15pm –   L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service (Church)
Monday, June 29
8:30am – Godly Play Workshop (Godly Play Rooms & Dining Room)
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Tuesday, June 30
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, July 1
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Thursday, July 2
Mission Trip to Haiti
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, July 3
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, July 4
Mission Trip to Haiti Ends
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)


Father Jim will be on vacation from Thursday, June 25 until Saturday, July 4.


Prayers for the Mission Trip to Haiti: We are asking for everyone in the parish to pray daily for our young people, their chaperones and the Vacation Bible Study they will help lead in L’Acul.  Pray for B.J. Chaltas, Carolyn David, Ravin Finlay-Chery, Natasha Lehner, Krantz Medeus and Brian Vezina and their chaperones Patricia Chery, Jennifer Roland and Gus and Sheelagh Schlegel.

Sunday Scripture Study — Every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Library, where 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 on Tuesday, June 30 at 2pm in the conference room. The group is currently reading Revelations!

Prayer List—Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis at

100 Days of Prayer for Terrence Green — Please sign up for our 100 days of prayer for Terrence as he undergoes massive chemo therapy and stem cell transplant.  You can keep up with Terrence’s progress by signing up to Enter “Terrence Green”, create an account and then post comments and well wishes and get updates.  If you’d also like to sign up for a day, a block of days or to pray for each of the 100 days write your name on the calendar on the bulletin board or email Father Jim at

One Book, One Church — This summer, we invite you to participate in “One Church, One Book,” where we all read and discuss the book “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” If you do not have a copy yet, we have a limited supply available for $7 in Mother Kathleen’s office . Otherwise you can pick up a copy at the library, or a bookstore, order it from Amazon, or download to your e-Reader or audiobook player.


Please wear your name tag! – Special thanks to our office volunteer extraordinaire, George Howard, who has made two new complete sets of name tags. If your name tag has resided on your dresser or in your car, you now have a new one. Guests and first-time visitors can hand write their names. We hope that everyone will wear a name tag so that we can greet one another by name at the Peace and get to know each other better during fellowship following the worship service.

Take St. John’s with you on Vacation! – Heading out of town on vacation and won’t be able to join us on a Sunday? Why don’t you take us with you? Grab a “Take Out Church” box (which is conveniently sized to fit under your car seat) and enjoy fun family activities to help you worship and grow together on your trip. The list of Apps for tablets and smart phones along with prayer and Bible reading emails you can sign up for is also offered separately for any adults interested in using these resources. Flat Jesus is included to remember He is always with you. Snap vacation pictures with Flat Jesus and post them on social media tagged #takeoutchurchstjohns so we can see where Jesus
vacations this summer!

Welcome Tables - We now have staffed Welcome Tables located in the back of the sanctuary and in the central hallway (below the bulletin board). Take a look at the interesting brochures available about St. John’s and the Episcopal Church.

Flower Delivery Guild Request—The Flower Delivery Guild is requesting donations of tin cans (the 48 ounce juice cans with the tops cut off) or the smaller ones in metal or plastic that coffee comes in. These cans are used to make up arrangements for delivery to parishioners who are unable to attend worship. Please rinse  cans and leave them on the counter in the Flower Guild Room (located on your left as you enter the hall near the elevator going into the sanctuary).

We are trying to reactivate the Flower Delivery Guild—The time commitment is 1-2 hours several times a year. After service on Sunday (or Monday), you will make 2 small arrangements from the flowers in the sanctuary and deliver to names available. Training will be provided. This is a wonderful ministry for a family with limited time available. If interested, please contact Phyllis Wilson at 203-961-1891 or
A Sweet Time Was Had By All - On Saturday, June 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. around 40 people including kids, grandkids, goddaughters, Misty (St. John’s favorite pooch), our clergy, wardens and several vestry members, our honored guests including newcomers and new members, many long time parishioners, members of the Over 60 Club and several others joined together to indulge in a grand feast of ice cream treats at St. John’s Welcoming Ministry’s “Ice Cream Social”. When the weather failed to cooperate for holding the social out by the fountain, we moved inside along the center aisle near the narthex which worked beautifully as we were able to mingle in a closer setting with one another. Our deepest appreciation to all who helped with this event and to everyone who attended.

Save the date for our upcoming Gala! - “Broadway at St. John’s,”  featuring Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone, is coming to St. John’s on Saturday, October 17th! Frank will be joined by his long time musical collaborators along with St. John’s favorites Anna-Maria D’Ambrosio, Lenore Stefanik, the St. John’s Choir and conductor, Dr. Chris Shepard, along with other special guests.  Enjoy the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Lerner and Lowe, and so much more.  This fundraiser for St. John’s will also feature cocktails and appetizers, a silent auction, and a fantastic evening with friends and family.

Angel Transport Drivers Needed! – We are looking for volunteers for “Angel Transport “– to pick up elderly who cannot get to church and bring them on a Sunday to the 10:15 am service. We would like to have a list of people to call on when someone needs a ride. We will contact you during the week to arrange a ride for the following Sunday. Please let us know if you can be a part of Angel Transport! Please Call Sandie Defilippis at the church office at 203-348-2619×10 or send an email to her at , to Fr. Jim or to Mother Kathleen

St John’s Prayer Garden for Peace and the Victims of Charleston, SC— St John’s Prayer Vigil Team held a Prayer Vigil after the 10:15 service last Sunday for peace and for the victims of the mass killing in Charleston, SC. The group dedicated and blessed plants in honor of the victims and placed them in the St. Francis Prayer Garden. The prayer garden is always open for prayer and meditation.


Follow the 78th Convention of the Episcopal Church online now thru July 3! - Follow the convention taking place June 25-July 3 in Utah at This year, the delegates will elect a new Presiding Bishop (Connecticut’s own Bishop Ian Douglas is in the running). Watch legislative sessions online, follow coverage of delegates, churches, booths featuring all things Episcopal, sign up for updates – and more!