This Week at St. John’s
Sunday, May 29
 Last day for choir 10:15 a.m. – (resumes in September)
10:00am – Church School (Classrooms)
12:30pm – Iglesia Betania Eucharist (Church)
Monday, May 30
Office Closed Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
2:00pm – Bible Study (Conference Room)
Wednesday, June 1
 9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
Thursday, June 2
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
12:10pm – Eucharist (Chapel)
2:00pm – Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
7:00pm –  Boy Scouts (Teen Headquarters)
Friday, June 3
9:00am – Over 60 Club (Eagle’s Loft)
5:00pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
Saturday, June 4
9:00am –  Executive Committee Meeting (Conference Room)
9:00am –  Women’s Breakfast (Dining Room)
1:30pm – Dance Group (Youth Room)
5:00pm – Eucharist (Church)

 

Announcements

Main Street Parking Lot Alert
Due to the need for repairs, the parking lot across Main Street is temporarily unavailable. The Tishler Company, owner of the parking lot, that generously allows us to park there on Sundays, has assured us that this will be resolved shortly. As soon as it is available ,we will let you know.
 
Tuesday Bible Study— The Tuesday Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 31 at 2 pm in the Conference Room. We are studying the first book in the Bible, the Book of Genesis. This is a great time to come and join this lively group study.
 
When you’re bringing food to others, you are also feeding God — Last week, St. John’s donated 12 pounds of non- perishable canned food to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Did you know that a five pound bag of rice could feed 50 of God’s children? Thank you for your donations.
 
Support Denise on a Cancer Walk – Parishioner Denise Wade will be participating in the Bennett Cancer Center Walk & Run  NEXT Sunday, June 5 as part of its year round Hope in Motion fundraising initiative for the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital. The streets of downtown Stamford will be filled with walkers, runners, and volunteers-some who have personally faced cancer, others who have been touched by their families’ and friends’ struggles. Please visit  
http://support.stamfordhospitalfoundation.org/site/PageNavigator/HopeInMotion2015_donate.html and type Denise Wade in the participants box to make a donation. Thank you
 
A SPECIAL NOTICE FOR THE LADIES OF THE PARISH! – On Saturday the 4th of June, we will have a very special guest in the dining room and her name is Olive Grant. Before Olive tells us her personal story, however, we will enjoy a special feast of breakfast foods provided by all who attend. To make it easier for the coordinator, we have placed sign-up sheets in the dining room and in the hallway but you may also call her, Linda Clapp 203-862-9402 or lindaclapp@optonline.net to let her know you will attend and what food item you will bring to share. Let us all show Olive our support by attending this fun event which we are calling a beginning to summer. For those of you that might not know Olive, she is currently on the Vestry, has run many of our fundraising events, managed to bake delicious goodies to sell during coffee hour, labored at our vegetable garden for the Food Bank and so much more. This is going to be a very exciting and informative morning. Bring your lady friends, your mother, sisters and aunts. You do not have to be a member of St. John’s to attend. We are looking forward to a huge gathering of beautiful women enjoying a congenial atmosphere of fellowship and comradeship on Saturday morning, June 4th.
 
2015/2016 Christmas Show Meeting – There will be a meeting on June 5th after the 10:15am service during Coffee Hour to discuss the 2015  Christmas Show

and make plans for this year’s production.

Eglise de L’Epiphanie is pleased to announce their new priest – The Rev. Yves Eugene Joseph, Diocesan Missioner for Haitian Ministry who will begin on June 15.
 
Our Bishops urge Episcopalians to wear orange on June 2 as a sign of their commitment to reducing gun violence in our community.  The Wear Orange movement began in 2013 after Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student, was shot to death on the south side of Chicago just a week after marching in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. Her friends asked people to honor Pendleton on her birthday June 2 by wearing orange-the color hunters wear for safety. This year more than 85 partner organizations, including Bishops United, are urging their members and friends to wear orange to commemorate Pendleton’s life and to help pass common sense gun legislation.
 
Yoga and Joyful Movement Class begins Tuesday, June 7, 6:15 p.m. – Kathleen Gallagher, our God Peace Christian Yoga leader, is offering a new class on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. incorporating Yoga and simple dance and exercise in a program she calls Joyful Movement. Classes are free and everyone is welcome upstairs in the Eagle’s Loft.  Classes begin on June 7 and will continue through the summer.  This is a joint ministry of St. John’s and Trinity Church of Greenwich.
 
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—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.
 
Rhythms of Grace-  The upcoming Rhythms of Grace service is on Saturday, June 11. Mabel Herson has agreed to be the facilitator for Rhythms of Grace until a new Director of Christian Education is hired.
 
Anglican Musician’s National Conference —St John’s will be hosting a number of events during the Association of Anglican Musician’s national conference in June.  We are honored to host such a prestigious event, and thrilled that the three events at St John’s are open to the public: Sunday, June 12, 6:30pm– Evensong with the choirs from St Paul’s Fairfield & Norwalk; Monday, June 13, 9:30am– Eucharist; Wednesday, June 15, 4pm– Bach service. The conference will also be presenting a concert by the extraordinary choir from St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue; that concert will be held at Christ Church, Greenwich on Monday June 13th at 7:30pm.  Unlike the events at St John’s, there is an admission fee for that concert– $40 /$25.
 
 
 
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