This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, March 22
9:15am –  Scripture Reading library
10:00am – Church School
11:30am – Elements of Faith with Film Eagle’s Loft
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, March 23
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
7:00pm – Taize – Chapel
Tuesday, March 24
9:00am – Over 60 Club Eagle’s Loft
11:00am – Meeting with Catholic Charities (Conference Room)
2:00pm – Scripture Study (Conference Room)
7:00 pm—Rethinking our welcoming policy (Conference Room)
6:15pm – Yoga (Eagle’s Loft)
Wednesday, March 25
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
10:00am – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
5:00pm Young Champions’ Art Classes (Champions’ Room)
6:30pm – Lenten Dinner (Dining Room)
Thursday, March 26
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
6:15pm – Wedding Rehearsal (Church)
7:00pm – Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Ceremony (Eagle’s Loft)
7:00pm – Stephen Ministry (Library)
7:30pm – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, March 27
 Office Closed
 2:30pm – Wedding
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
Saturday, March 28
8:30am – Flower Guild Noon – Kitchen
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)
 

Announcements

Prayer Vigil– The Prayer Vigil Group meets every week in the Ladies’ Chapel after the 10:15 service for prayer and reflection. Please join us to pray for social justice , peace, reconciliation, and the world’s needs. Prayer works!

Sunday Scripture Study—
Every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Library we study the Day’s Scripture and reflect on how to live it in our daily lives.

Palm Sunday, the traditional beginning of Holy week is Next Sunday March 29!
We invite you to come to Holy Week Services, Maundy Thursday, (12 noon and 7pm, Good Friday (12 noon and 7 pm) Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil at 6:00pm).  Easter Sunday Services are 8 am and 10:15 am.

CANDLELIGHT TAIZE SERVICES
Monday evenings in Lent, 7:00 p.m. in the Ladies’ Chapel through March 30. The simple oft-repeated chants from the Taizé Community in France are a beautiful lead into meditation and peaceful prayer. Make Taizé a part of your Lenten discipline—bring a guest!

Thank you Anne and Barry! –
A big thank you to Anne and Barry Bear for their wonderful spread at the coffee hour also another big thank you to Olive Grant for doing a little something special for us so we could appreciate this special day. – Fran Caballero

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
meets weekly at 2:00pm in the Conference Room. We are reading the Gospel of Mark with questions and conversation to help our understanding. Join us! Contact Denise Wade (914) 649-2953.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY GATHERS FOR LENT— FROM BULB TO BLOSSOM LENT GATHERINGS – Wednesday evenings in Lent, 6 – 8 pm, through March 25, our church family is gathering for a family style meal, Bible Study, fun activities, and closing prayers. This week we will explore the theme of STRUGGLING Everyone is invited to join us as we all grow with our bulbs through these weeks of Lent. Please email or call Mother Kathleen or Jennifer Roland with questions or to let us know you would like to join us so we can set a place at the dinner table for you.

Haiti Fundraiser A Success!
Thanks!- We would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers for helping with the Haiti Dinner last week, especially: Olive Grant, Roslyn Mainville, Kathi Bacchi, Bernadette Savage, Caroline Smit and Pat Chery from L’Eglise de L’Epiphanie for their wonderful cuisine and decorations. Wewould also like to thank our lovely servers/dancers: Ravin Finlay and Stephanie Dieudonne and others who helped at the event, especially Tara Williams, Dipeka Barot, Kranz Medeus, Glenn Wecker, Ron Bacchi and Vincent Gilmore (who did all the dishes!) Thank you to the St John’s staff and all who helped to support the event. We have raised over $2600 so far for the Bon Samaritan School and Clinic. – Sheelagh & Gus Schlegel

Foodbank Donations – Over the past two weeks, St. John’s has donated 33 lbs of food to the Foodbank of Lower Fairfield County. Someone, possibly a parishioner is supplying us with food, please come forward so we can thank you personally!

Lent Madness—Who will win the Golden Halo? Your vote counts! Each weekday of Lent, go to www.LentMadness.org, learn which saints are facing each other that day and cast your vote! Learn about new saints from different traditions—including Hildegard and Margaret of Antioch! Saintly Scorecard booklets are available to find out more about the saints. If you cannot access the internet each day to vote, see Jennifer Roland for a paper scorecard to enter your selections! Lent Madness continues through Good Friday!

A radical welcome to all- The Vestry is asking parishioners to help to re-think the way we welcome newcomers and help people incorporate into our parish community. How can we do it better? You are needed to share in re-thinking our welcome, Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Members of the Flower Arranger’s Guild and anyone willing to help are needed to help for the following activities- Saturday 3/28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the kitchen to prepare the palm branches for Palm Sunday. Saturday, 4/4 from 9:30-a.m. 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary to arrange the flowers and lilies for Easter. During the week of 4/6—4/10 a volunteer is needed for watering and removing wilted leaves off the lilies and Easter arrangements (this is a great activity for a family). To help, please contact Phyllis Wilson at phyllisjwilson@yahoo.com, or 203-961-1891.

Prayer List—Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Sandie DeFilippis at sdefilippis@stjohns-stamford.org.

St. John’s Wireless Network! - The password in the Dining Room, Basement and Eagle’s Loft is STJOHNS628, case sensitive.
 

 
 
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