THE PORTAL The Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 6th A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERS: Ann Atwood
Dear St. John’s Family,
Finally! We can see it and hear it, but most importantly we can feel it! Slowly and carefully the restrictions are being lifted and we can see and hear our loved ones once again. The masks are coming off and the smiles and hugs have returned! Oh, we can feel it!
It’s a welcome change, back to the way we were. I was fortunate to attend a retirement celebration, outdoors, in person with no masks, to acknowledge special colleagues. The smiles, hugs and conversations were sweet reminders of what is most important. It’s the little things. The comfort of a familiar face, genuine smiles and warm hugs made me feel so much better.
I hope that you all have the opportunity to savor the best parts of life in the coming weeks. It’s happening more slowly for some, but it’s happening. It’s the little things!
Wishing you all peace, Ann Atwood Vestry
June 6, 2021 - SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY
Officiant - Mother Cosman Preacher - Mother Cosman Liturgical Assistant - Linda Snyder Lector - Kevin Case Intercessor - Sue Aseltine Greeters - Nancy Butler & Tom Chappell Director of Music - Halyna Petronchak Altar Guild - Barbara Henri & Laura Frey Camera - Beth Coates Vestry Host: Nancy Butler
Little Free Pantry We appreciate all food donations that people graciously donated. We cannot at this time accept clothing, boots, etc., other than food. If you have clothing, boots, etc., please feel free to contact Diane Hayes to make an appointment to bring to The ValleyThrift Shop in Winsted, CT. Thank you.
VIRTUAL CALENDAR - THIS WEEK SUNDAY - 9am In-person Worship. SUNDAY - Garden Worship at Noon in the Garden. TUESDAY - 9am Staff Meeting; Trivia will resume in September, more information to follow. WEDNESDAY - 8:30am - Bishops, Clergy, & Wardens on Zoom THURSDAY - Dwelling in the Word will resume in the Fall; 6:30pm Evening Worship on FBLive SATURDAY - Next Little Free Pantry Food Drive 10-1pm - June 19th ALL DAY/ EVERY DAY - Little Free Pantry and Sanctuary Open
SUPPORT MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous - www.ct-aa.org Speak to a recovering alcoholic toll free, 24/7, 1-866-steps12 (1-866-783-7712)
PRAYER REQUESTS If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with health concerns, the St. John's community would like to pray to you. Please forward your prayer requests to our prayer list steward, Anne Hall at email@example.com
ACCESSING OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NON-FB MEMBERS Good News for non-Facebook Users Who Wish it 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
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