This Week at St. John’s
Thursday, September 3
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, September 4
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, September 5
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
Sunday, September 6
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
11:30am – Elements of Faith with Film (Eagle’s Loft)
11:30am – Social Justice Meeting (Chapel)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
 No L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service Today
Monday, September 7
 Parish Office Closed– Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
6:00pm – Silent Auction Committee Meeting (Library)
7:00pm – Vestry – (Library)
Wednesday, September 9
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Thursday, September 10
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm- Eucharist (Chapel)
2:00 pm— Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal
Friday, September 11
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, September 12
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

Announcements

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. Mother Kathleen leads.  
 
Save the Date for Broadway at St. John’s FundraiserBroadway veteran Frank Mastrone, is coming to St. John’s on Saturday, October 17th! Frank will be joined by his long time musical collaborators and St. John’s favorites Anna-Marie D’Ambrosio, Lenore Stefanik, the St. John’s Choir, conductor, Dr. Chris Shepard, and 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 refreshments, a silent auction, and a fantastic evening with friends and family.
 
Church Without Walls –  The Church Without Walls is intended to offer opportunities for hands-on community service, worship and fellowship on a monthly basis outside the traditional church building. This opportunity is specially focused on including younger adults in their 20’s and 30’s as well as anyone else who would like to participate. On September 13, 2:30-5:00 p.m. the Church Without Walls will meet at Inspirica at 141 Franklin Street in Stamford to sand and stain outdoor railings and make other outdoor improvements. The service project will be wrapped into a simple Communion service. Afterwards anyone who would like is invited to a Dutch treat dinner and drinks at Murphy’s Townhouse Café across the street from Inspirica. Please speak with Father Wheeler if you need childcare during the event. Please come and post the event on your Facebook page to tell your friends.
 
Ladies—Come one, Come all! To our first Women’s Breakfast of the season on Saturday, September 19th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the dining room. Olive Grant will be the guest speaker at the event. Bring a friend and a favorite breakfast dish to share.
 
Great Welcome Sunday is September 20 – On Great Welcome Sunday we re-engage all our regular school year program.  The Church School starts up, adult Bible study begins again, the choir returns and, just as important, we welcome everyone and celebrate anew the life we have together as a parish community.  There will be a potluck brunch after the 10:15 a.m. service.  Several people are needed to help with the Great Welcome Sunday brunch (organize, set-up and clean-up).  Please speak with our Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis or Fr. Wheeler if you can help.
 
St. John’s Evening Out - Sunday evening, September 27 you are invited to a parish fellowship gathering for dinner at Volta Gelateria Creperia at 30 Spring Street. The meal is Dutch treat. Please let Home Fellowship Gathering chairperson, Carol Wheeler know that you can come – cmeadwheeler@hotmail.com.
 

Save the Date for Broadway at St. John’s FundraiserBroadway veteran Frank Mastrone, is coming to St. John’s on Saturday, October 17th! Frank will be joined by his long time musical collaborators and St. John’s favorites Anna-Marie D’Ambrosio, Lenore Stefanik, the St. John’s Choir, conductor, Dr. Chris Shepard, and 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 refreshments, a silent auction, and a fantastic evening with friends and family.

Save the Dates! RENEWING OUR FAITH! - Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm September 23, 30, October 14, and 21 at St John’s in the Dining Room. We invite everyone to  join us to explore our faith . We will have speakers, interactive activities and film. We especially invite newcomers from the past year! Also for adults preparing for baptism and people new to the Episcopal Church. Questions? Planning to attend? Email Mother Kathleen or call 203-348-2619 x18. 

Angel Transport Drivers Needed! - We are looking for volunteers for “Angel Transport” – to pick up the elderly who cannot get to church and bring them on a Sunday to the 10:15 am service. Please call or email Sandie DeFilippis at the church office at 203-348-2619 x10 if you can help– We will contact you during the week to make arrangements!
 
Food Bank— Last week, St. John’s donated 13 pounds of food which included 5 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. A special thanks goes out to George Smith for the produce from the garden and his hard work this summer.
 
One Church, One Book— Join the informal conversation during coffee hour – or anytime!  Collect the whole series of 9 questions!  Mother Kathleen and Jennifer Roland are always happy to talk about the book!

Community Bible Study of Isaiah at Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich— Carol Wheeler would like to invite everyone to a coed evening Bible Study she has been part of for 5 years, that meets on Monday nights 7:15-9:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich.  It’s a wonderful group of 60 men and women from over 20 different Christian churches in the area who do the homework each week at home in their workbooks and then gather on Monday nights to learn more about the next section from the book of Isaiah, weshare fellowship together with their core group members of about 12 women or 12 men.  We hope you can join us. Please go to the  class website with a map of our location. If you have any questions, just give Carol a call at 203-525-0011.
 
Prayer List—Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis.

 

 
 
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