Outreach Committee, SIRS, and Stamford Hospital

The Outreach Committee presented a $500 gift card to Jean Meyer from the Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement (SIRS) for help in purchasing car seats, book bags and tablets for refugee children being resettled in Stamford. 
Gift bags were filled with personal care items by the Outreach Committee and will be given to the patients at the Stamford Hospital Bennett Cancer Center. 

Remembering Desmond Tutu

We have awakened today to the news of the death of the Most Rev. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The world and the Church have lost a great saint who dedicated his life to God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation, and tirelessly fought for justice and dignity for all people. Archbishop Tutu’s life and accomplishments will be recognized and celebrated widely, as well they should be, so I will not rehearse them here. What I do want to do is share a few brief recollections of a man who was a dear friend and mentor to me; and who taught me the real meaning of God’s reconciling love in Jesus. 
 

ECCT 237th Annual Convention – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Dear Siblings in Christ,
 
After much prayer, research, thought, and discussion, your Convention Planning Team has made the difficult decision to move our Annual Convention to an online format this year. Given the rigors of the past year and a half and the fatigue many in our community are experiencing with online events, we are condensing the schedule to one day, Saturday, October 23, focusing on the essentials. 
 

 

ECCT Links Re:Haiti and Afghanistan

Priest In Charge (PIC) – Church Profile

Dear St. John’s Parishioners and friends,
The Vestry has been working diligently to complete St. John’s Church profile based on a series of questions from the Diocese. This will help potential PIC candidates get to know us better and hopefully create a clear understanding of our Parish. The following is the final document that they created.”

Livestreamed Services Coming to St. John’s

We are excited to announce that our services will soon be live-streamed via our new professionally produced platform, LocalLive. Starting January 10, we will no longer be using Facebook and YouTube to premiere pre-recorded services, but the eucharist will be broadcast live from the newly installed camera in our sanctuary.
You will find the link to our Livestream Services via the button below and on the Home Page of our website. Once on our LocalLive landing page, click the “Watch” button for the service you would like to view.

A Spiritual Advent Calendar

Chris Shepard has been presenting a daily meditation on the scripture verses assigned to each day (except Sundays) in Advent. In this year’s lectionary, those readings are from the prophet Isaiah. Chris will read the scripture and choose a hymn that reflects on the reading. He will read a verse or two of the hymn, and then improvise on the hymn tune at the piano. Fr Wilfredo will provide photographs throughout the project to accompany the recorded offerings. Happy Advent! – Visit our website to see this week’s offerings so far>>