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St. John’s Holy Week and Easter Services
Palm Sunday - April 10th
9:00am Holy Eucharist with Choral Passion by St. John's Choir and Soloists
Holy Tuesday – April 12th
9am Morning Worship on Facebook Live
9am Holy Eucharist with Renewal of Ordination Vows & the Blessing of Holy Oils at Christ Church Cathedral
2pm - Holy Eucharist at Cherry Brook Health Care
Holy Wednesday – April 13th
9am Morning Worship on Facebook Live
Maundy Thursday – April 14th
12pm – Holy Eucharist
6:30pm An Order for Compline at Facebook Live
7pm - Holy Eucharist with the Stripping of the Altar
9pm Maundy Thursday Overnight Vigil begins & continues through the night until the Liturgy for Good Friday
Good Friday – April 15th
Noon –The Liturgy of Good Friday
7pm - Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday with the Reading of the Passion Gospel & Solemn Collects and Anthems
Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil of Easter – April 16th
10am – The Liturgy for Holy Saturday
10am – 1pm The Church will be open for prayer during the LFP Food Drive
Easter Day – The Feast of the Resurrection – April 17th
8am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Music
10am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Music & Choir
1:30pm – Holy Eucharist in the Community at Cherry Brook Health Care
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.
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.
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.
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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