This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, August 28
Rector away on vacation
9:00am – Bible Study (Dining Room)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
5:30pm – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie service (Church)
Monday, August 29
Rector away on vacation
Tuesday, August 30
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
7:00pm – Vestry (Library)
Wednesday, August 31
No Events Scheduled
Thursday, September 1
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Pre-Baptismal Class (Godly Play Room)
Friday, September 2
No events Scheduled
Saturday, September 3
Youth Trip to Six Flags/ Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)



Fr. Yves Joseph, from L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie, will be the guest celebrant and preacher today while Fr. Wheeler is on vacation. 

Joyful Yoga Movement continues Tuesday, August 30, at 6:15 pm— Move and praise God on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm June-September. Please join us as we stretch, breathe, 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. Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – noon, or visit

Field trip to Six Flags Great Adventure planned for Saturday, September 3 – Middle and High School students from St. John’s, Epiphanie and Betania, are invited to participate in a field trip to Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari in Jackson, NJ  on Saturday, September 3. St. John’s will rent a coach bus for transportation. Adults, parent volunteers and chaperones are needed. Sign up TODAY to participate. Sign up sheets are posted throughout the building. Please speak to Colin Williams for more details or if you have any questions.

Baptism on Sunday, Sept. 4 –Let Sandie DeFilippis know if you’re interested in scheduling a baptism on that day. Next Baptismal Day is All Saints, Nov. 6.

Tuesday Bible Study  –The Tuesday Bible Study will begin meeting again after its summer break on Tuesday, September 6 at 2 :00 pm in the Conference Room. The study will focus on the book of Luke.

Mark your calendar – Great Welcome Sunday is September 18 – Church School registration will be on Sunday, September 11. On Great Welcome Sunday we welcome everyone back after the summer hiatus and re-start all our fall programs.  Church School and choir will both begin on the 18th.  On that day we invite everyone to bring a dish to share and enjoy a pot-luck lunch together in the dining room.

TO ALL WOMEN OF ST. JOHN’S, EPIPHANIE, BETANIA, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES:  You are invited for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in St. John’s dining room on September 24th when we will have a guest speaker from the diocese.  Melody and Scott Vezina have graciously volunteered to cook the main meal but if you would like to contribute a sweet or drink, feel free to do so but please let us know.  Call Sandie DeFilippis in the parish office 203-348-2619 x10 or email her at  A reservation would also be appreciated.

Celebration of the Spirit: Sunday of Convention – The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is doing something wonderful and different on the Sunday of Convention this year – a massive worship service at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford open to all, with the Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, preaching. The Convention Eucharist is Sunday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. A sign-up will go out soon for parishioners who would like to attend. We would like to rent a bus for the occasion. Worship at St. John’s will be Morning Prayer on that Sunday.

When you’re bringing food to others, you are also feeding God —Last week, St. John’s donated 17 pounds of non-perishable canned food and  17 pounds of fresh vegetables with an abundance of potatoes and tomatoes to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. To date, St. John’s donations to the food bank have totaled  580 pounds  towards our goal of 1,000 pounds for 2016. Keep up the good work!

Interested in becoming a foster parent? –There will be an informational session for those interested in becoming a foster parent at the Family & Children’s Agency located at 140 Water Street, Norwalk on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. For more information, call 203-523-5329 or visit

 Birthright of Greater Stamford — Will be holding an open house at its office on 388 Summer Street on Sunday, September 25 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm to recruit volunteers. Please visit to see if your talents can help women in crisis. 

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.