SAINT JOHN'S ONLINE EVENTS
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP at 4pm on Zoom
STATIONS OF THE CROSS available now on St. John's FB page
HOLY SATURDAY WORSHIP available throughout the day on FB
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP at 9am on FBLive
READ IT AND SLEEP at Tuesday at 7pm on Zoom
DWELLING IN THE WORD - Thursday at 10:30am on Zoom
SAINT JOHN'S WORSHIP BULLETINS
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or any other health concern, the St. John's community would like to pray to you. Please forward your prayer requests to our prayer list steward, Anne Hall.
CHERRY BROOK MASK REQUEST
If you are making masks or have access to personal protective equipment, please consider donating it to Cherry Brook Health Care Center. While our monthly Eucharist has been postponed, many of our parishioners and loved ones work and live at Cherry Brook and need our help. To drop off donations, please call Cherry Brook to arrange a drop off.
CONTACT MOTHER COSMAN WITH EMPLOYMENT CHANGES
The financial and employment stresses of the pandemic real for many in our community. If you are struggling with employment or financial issues, please contact Mother Cosman by email or phone. Your confidentiality will be respected.
TOWER BELL RINGING OPPORTUNITIES
The New Hartford community is ringing bells nightly at 8pm to remind us that we are not alone and that we can still be together and make our presence known. If you would like to ring St. John's tower bell, please visit St. John's Facebook page, look for the bell ringing post, and add your name and the date you will toll the bell in the comments following the post. Thanks!
GILL MEMORIAL GARDEN VOLUNTEERS
The Gill Memorial Garden is a great place to get away alone during this time of isolation. If you would like to sign up to care for the garden, it is not too early! Contact Anne Hall to volunteer now or in the coming months.
ACCESSING OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NON-FB MEMBERS
Good News for non-Facebook Users Who Wish to Attend the Service in Real Time
Live-streamed Facebook services can be watched in real time by non-Facebook users. Here is how I was able to do it on my computer. Some variations may be required on your computers or smartphones.
Start on St. John’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Stjohnspinemeadow (The top and bottom of page want you to sign in or create new account — but the page content is visible). Move the cursor over to the left and look for “Videos” Click on it (i.e., “Videos”) The page will update to show a list of videos. Look for one that says “Live.” Most likely our clocks are not aligned, meaning the video may not have started yet. Therefore, my suggestion is that you periodically continue to click on “Videos” until the “Live” one shows up. When it finally shows up, double-click on it. This will start showing the live video. It seems that there is a short delay in the resulting video. I’m not sure if it eventually ‘corrects’, but, at least you are pretty much "in the moment” during the celebration. (Thanks to the folks at St. John's in Vernon for this clear explanation!)
LITURGICAL ASSISTANTS AND COUNTERS SCHEDULES
In order to protect our community during this time, we will not be assigning duties for liturgical assistants, readers, intercessors, or counters. If you would like to volunteer to count, please contact Michelle at the parish office at email@example.com. To volunteer to assist in the liturgy, contact Mother Cosman by email or phone.
ST. JOHN'S MAILING ADDRESS
We are checking our mail regularly. To contact St. John's or to make a pledge payment or donation by mail please use this address:
St. John's Episcopal Church
PO Box 27
Pine Meadow, CT 06061
EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWERS
Thank you to everyone who made donations for flowers to adorn the altar for Easter:
Susie Horn - In memory of G. Gray Horn, Mr. & Mrs. John Horn Jr.,
John Horn III, Dr. & Mrs. John Huston
Julie & John Gargiulo - In memory of Connie & Guy Gargiulo, Jeannette &
Robert Stewart II, Wendy & Robert Stewart III
Candy Flaherty - In memory of Jack Flaherty, Elizabeth & Donald Shaw
Halyna Petronchak - In memory of John Petronchak
Michelle Piekos - In memory of Janice & Robert Parrott, Louis Parrott
Sandra Cosman - In memory of Fern Gidney, Lewis & Avis Lloyd, Murray & Elsie Cosman, and the Rev. Glenis Mollegen.
MOTHER COSMAN'S AVAILABILITY
Please know that although the parish office is closed, I am still here for you and may be reached via email or phone, or by friending me on Facebook. We may not be together in one place, however Easter will still take place. We will remember and celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. We will be together again just as Jesus promised.
HOLY WEEK AT SAINT JOHN’S PINE MEADOW
St. John’s Stations of the Cross - All Week
No Touch Easter Egg Hunt - All Week in the Gill Memorial Garden
Psalm 23 Challenge - All Week
Bishop Curry’s Habits of Grace Meditations - All Week
Evening Prayer & Picture Meditation Posts - Nightly
St. John's Community Events
Ringing of the Steeple Bell / Community Ringing - Nightly @ 8pm - At the church
Read It & Sleep Storytime for Kids - Tuesdays @ 7pm
Dwelling in the Word via Zoom - Thursdays @ 10:30am
Please check your email regularly for changes and additions.
WORSHIP IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
Until the Stay at Home Order has been lifted by the Governor and it has been deemed safe for us to gather for worship, we will worship together using Facebook Live. St. John's Facebook Page can be found at:
We gather online for worship Sunday mornings at 9 am and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm
Please join us to worship God and support each other.
READ IT AND SLEEP - BEDTIME STORIES FOR OUR KIDS
Tuesdays @ 7pm we gather via Zoom for story time for our kids.Kids of all ages are welcome. Put on your pajamas, curl up with your kids for a bedtime story, Big Mamma Makes the World, read by Mother Cosman.
EASTER EGG HUNT IN THE GILL MEMORIAL GARDEN
(A looking and not touching event for families)
Starting Palm Sunday afternoon colorful Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the Gill Memorial Garden and the exterior of the church. Maintaining physical distance from others, come and find the eggs, keeping count how many you find, and email your name and the number of eggs you find to Mother Cosman.
Happy Egg Hunting!
HOLY WEEK IN DISPERSION
Holy Week in Dispersion: Resources for At-Home Prayer and Devotion is a booklet of liturgies and prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, the Book of Occasional Services, and other resources compiled by two ECCT priests, the Rev. Curtis Farr and the Rev. Marcus Halley. They have made this resource available to Episcopalians in Connecticut for use in our homes. Check out this awesome resource.
COFFEE HOUR IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
In this time of isolation, it is critically important that we reach out to each other. Join us for an online Coffee Hour via Zoom conference call Sunday mornings at 10 am. Grab a cup of your beverage of choice and head over to Coffee Hour.
If you cannot join us online, you may join us by phone at 1(646)558-8656
and entering the meeting code 9493034183#
STAYING IN TOUCH
The isolation, anxiety, and fear of the coronavirus pandemic strains everyone. Please know that Mother Cosman is here for us during this time apart via phone call, Zoom conference, email, or Facebook Messenger. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you or someone you know and love needs assistance of any kind.
During this time, please reach out to your friends and neighbors and offer a listening ear.
DWELLING IN THE WORD ONLINE
Our Thursday morning Dwelling in the Word Group comes together from 10:30 am to 11:30 am to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. All are welcome to join us. There is no preparation necessary to attend the group and there is no homework. In this time of isolation, it is critically important that we reach out to each other. Join us for an Dwelling in the Word Online via Zoom.
ST. JOHN'S PRAYER LIST
Among the most important ways we care for each other is by holding each other in prayer. Prayer concerns should be sent to Anne Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for the Prayer List in your email and join us in praying for each other.
PASTORAL EMERGENCIES & OFFICE HOURS
St. John's Parish Office is open by appointment only until the danger is past. For routine items, please leave contact us at (860) 379-3062 or email@example.com. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Mother Cosman at (860) 227-6991 or sandra.cosman@gmail
Check out Resources for Kids & Parents - Godly Play is Here
St. John's Parish Schedule
In person worship is suspended until further notice
Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 1:30pm Parish Office Hours - Office Closed
12:00pm & 8:00pm Alcoholics Anonymous - AA
A fellowship of men & women who help each other to stay sober
7:00am St. John's Cleaning Crew
Members gather to care for our facilities followed by fellowship
10:30 am Dwelling in the Word
Scripture meditation on the Gospel for the coming Sunday
11:30am Office Volunteers - Suspended
Preparations for Sunday worship accompanied by fellowship
6:30pm Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
An informal celebration of the Eucharist with emphasis on wholeness
7:00pm Fourth Sundays of the Month - Vestry
Clergy and lay members gather to share in parish leadership
10am Alcoholics Anonymous - Al Anon Friends & families of problem drinkers find understanding & support
7:30pm Co-Dependents Anonymous Promises Group Meeting
8:30pm Alcoholics Anonymous - AA
A fellowship of men & women who help each other to stay sober