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SAINT JOHN'S WORSHIP & EVENTS DURING CORONATIDE
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP at 9am on Facebook Live www.facebook.com/stjohnspinemeadow
COMMUNION UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES by appointment call (860) 379-3062
TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
Contact Michelle at the Parish Office at (860) 379-3062 or RedDoors.com to make an appointment for a Sunday morning or to arrange a pastoral visit with Communion.
SUNDAY WORSHIP IN THE GARDEN at 2pm - bring your lawn chair and masks - weather permitting
READ IT & SLEEP - First Tuesday evenings at 7pm on FBLive - www.facebook.com/stjohnspinemeadow
TRIVIA NIGHT - Third Tuesday evenings at 7pm on Zoom - call the Parish Office for login information
DWELLING IN THE WORD - Every Thursday morning at 10:30am on Zoom - call the office for information
THURSDAY EVENING WORSHIP - 6:30pm on FBLive - www.facebook.com/stjohnspinemeadow
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.
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!)
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
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
First 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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Mother Cosman at (860) 227-6991 or sandra.cosman@gmail
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