This Week at St. John’s

Thursday, August 21
10:30 a.m.—Book Discussion (Conference Room)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, August 22
Office Closed
Saturday, August 23
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
Sunday, August 24
8:00am – St. John’s Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15am – Scripture Reading (Library)
10:15 am St. John’s Holy Eucharist Rite II (church)
10:15am – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Eagle’s Loft)
11:45am – Stewardship Committee Meeting (Library)
12:00pm – Calendar Planning St. John’s, Epiphanie, Betania (Conf. Room)
6:15pm – L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie Service (Church)
Monday, August 25
1:00pm – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
Tuesday, August 26
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, August 27
5:30pm – Young Champions (Champion’s Room)
7:00pm – Stephen Ministry (Library)
Thursday, August 28
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
Friday, August 29
Office Closed
Saturday, August 30
9:00am – Facilities Rental Committee Meeting (Conference Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

Father Jim will be on vacation between August 27 and September 2. He will return to the office on September 3

Sunday Scripture Studies— Takes place today from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the library. We will be using the series “Living the Good News”—sessions will explore scripture passages for the day.

Coffee Hour— Please volunteer for Coffee Hour so that we can continue to enjoy the amazing hospitality that we share after our service– with snacks! Thank you to all who have signed up for coffee hour this summer.

Summer Church School— Do YOU want to be a church school leader for a day? During August, we are looking for people who want to lead the church school. We will provide a craft and a scripture story to read. This is a chance to share with the younger members of our St. John’s community. High School students are invited to assist. Thank you to those who have signed up already this summer. Shideh Khorasheh is volunteering this Sunday. Volunteers are still needed for August 31 and September 7.

Backpacking Through the Anglican Communion discussion and blog. Fr. Wheeler is leading a discussion of this fascinating book about unity and division in our faith within the worldwide Anglican Communion. The discussion and class is on Thursday mornings until September 25. An online discussion is on blogsite at

Tuesday Scripture Study – There will be no Scripture Study meetings in August. Meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room.

Empty Coffee Cans Make Nice Flower Pots – The Flower Guild is asking for donations of empty coffee cans to use as vases in order to deliver flowers to the homebound parishioners of St. John’s. Please drop off your empty cans in the kitchen anytime.

Volunteer Opportunity—Inspirica Women’s Emergency Shelter, located at 8 Woodland Place in Stamford CT, provides housing and support services for women in need. Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping women achieve permanent housing, and stability in their lives. St. John’s family has the opportunity to volunteer to help provide meals on the fourth Friday of each month. We are currently in need of volunteers for September through December. If you are interested in this ministry, and can volunteer to provide and serve meals on one Friday please place your name on the sign up sheet located on the bulletin board near the Godly Play Room, or contact Kathi Bacchi at 914 764 5758. Thank you.

Interfaith Panel at St. John’s on September 28— “Christianity, Islam and Judaism: Teaching on Love and Peace,” featuring three guest speakers starting at 11:45 a.m. in the Eagle’s Loft. This event is being sponsored by the Tuesday Scripture Study Group.

Jennifer Roland will be St. John’s new Director of Children and Youth Ministry Copies of Jennifer’s resume are available at different locations around the church. The Search Committee of Jackie Bembridge, Linda Clapp, Caroline Smit, Peter Stroili and Father Wheeler in a national search for a full-time director found that Jennifer embodied all the qualities we were looking for. She has wide experience with Godly Play, a love of the Episcopal Church and wide experience in starting and supporting children and youth Christian formation programs. Jennifer will be moving here from the Kansas City area and plans to begin work at St. John’s in September. Jennifer’s husband Alan and their college-age son will be joining her later in the year.