This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, October 2
9:00am – Bible Study (Dining Room)
10:00am – Church School
11:15 Summit on Hospitality (Dining Room)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
4:00pm – Blessing of Animals (Church Grounds)
Monday, October 3
No Activities Scheduled
Tuesday, October 4
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
2:00p – Bible Study (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, October 5
No Activities Scheduled
Thursday, October 6
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Meeting ( Eagle’s Loft)
7:00pm- Choir Rehearsal
Friday, October 7
7:00pm – Recording in Sanctuary
Saturday, October 8
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)



Summit on Hospitality/Coffee Hour on Sunday during Coffee Hour. Sit down with Fr. Wheeler and share in a discussion about Coffee Hour and our Hospitality Ministry.  Participants will be invited to form a new Hospitality Committee.

Parish Administrator Sandie DeFilippis will be on vacation from Monday, October 3 and return to the office on Wednesday, October 12.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS -Sunday at 4:00 pm – Come to the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals outside by the fountain. Goldfish, cats, dogs, turtles, hamsters, horses and all God’s creatures are welcome to celebrate this special day.

Tuesday Bible Study – The Tuesday Bible Study will meet this Tuesday, October 4, at 2 :00 pm in the Conference Room. The study will focus on the book of Luke.

CELEBRATION OF THE SPIRIT: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – Last chance to reserve your spot!  The entire Episcopal Church in Connecticut is invited to gather on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the Hartford Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. The Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, will be preaching. This event is open to all, but there is limited seating so we must act quickly and get our reservation in ASAP. Father Jim wants to hire a bus to take the participants to Hartford, but he needs to know how many will be joining him so he can reserve a bus. The cost for this will be $15/person. A sign-up sheet is available in the dining room or you may call Sandie DeFilippis in the parish office 203-348-2619 x10 or email her at, to reserve your seat at the worship service as well as on the bus. Reservation extended till Wednesday, October 5.

 Taking it to the Streets! – St. John’s will be a presence in the community on Saturday, October 15 from 9-noon –  We hope to set up a table in front of the library during the popular weekly farmer’s market, give away free coffee and donuts, and pass out brochures and tell people about St. John’s and St. John’s upcoming events.  Care to join us?  Please speak with Fr. Wheeler, Olive Grant or Colin Williams.

 Imagine what God would have us do?  Imagine what St. John’s can be for  you? – Please sign-up for the Sunday, October 16 Vestry Lunch on the purple insert, or email your reservation to Sandie at 

Minute for Mission and Learning Event on Addiction and Addiction Services with Alan Mathis, the Executive Director for Liberation Programs, Sunday, October 23.  Addiction in one way or another effects just about everyone.  Alan will share a brief minute for mission during the 10:15 a.m. service followed by a presentation in the library for interested participants after the service.  Refreshments will be served and childcare available.
Flu Shots – Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 30. The Visiting Nurse association will offer flu shots after the 10:15 a.m. service.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY—All Saints Sunday is November 6, 2016.  It is a special day to remember loved ones who have passed.  Please send the names to the parish office or call Sandie at  203-348-2619 x10 or email her at

When you’re bringing food to others, you are also feeding God —Thanks everyone! St. John’s donated 38 pounds of produce to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County  this week. We are truly grateful. St. John’s is currently on target to meet its goal of 1,000 pounds for 2016. Keep the donations coming. Keep up the good work and thank you for your donations!

Brass Concert October 30— St John’s will present a concert by COLLECTIVE BRASS, a high energy brass quintet that performs a wide range of repertoire.  The brass ensemble is led by Bill Owens, who has served as the church’s resident trumpeter for the past several years.  Bill is a member of the West Point Band, as are several of the ensemble’s other members.  This concert, which will take place in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 30th at 3pm, will feature music from the Renaissance through to modern compositions.  Tickets will be available at the door: $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, please speak with Chris Shepard.

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

St. John’s Wireless NetworkInternet 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.