The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented anxiety and uncertainty. The 23 Psalm offers comfort and spiritual guidance during this tumultuous time.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his names's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and your staff They comfort me.
You prepare a table before me. In the presence of my enemies: You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life, And I shall dwell in the House of the Lord My whole life long.
Faithfully yours, Susie Horn, Vestry
Thursday Evening Eucharist will be Facebook Live tonight at 6:30pm.
POSTPONEMENTS & CANCELLATIONS: ECCT'S SPRING TRAINING has been cancelled. Watch for information about rescheduling.
Cherry Brook Eucharist has been cancelled due to the closing of nursing homes by the Dept. of Health. Services will resume as soon as possible. Emergency pastoral visits are still possible. DWELLING AT NIGHT at the New Hartford Diner is postponed until after Easter. Holy Communion Workshop scheduled for March 22nd is postponed. See Linda Snyder for more information. Minister of Communion Training - scheduled for March 29th has been postponed.
Seder Experience with Rabbi Donna Berman will be rescheduled for later this Spring.
The Open Door Soup Kitchen will be closed in March and April, stay tuned for updated information.
Friday at the Movies will restart after Easter. Dwelling in the Word will suspend our Thursday morning gatherings and restart after Palm Sunday.
Little Free Pantry - We are currently in need of donations for our Little Free Pantry. Your donations help the members of our community. Thank you!!
Spring Scrip Our scrip sale goal is twice the amount we raised last year and you can help us meet that goal. We are having a spring scrip sale this month. This is your opportunity to stock up on gift cards for stores that you regularly shop at. The cards will also come in time for Easter. Order forms will be collected through Sunday, March 29th and cards will be distributed on Palm Sunday, April 5th. Please email Diane Hayes at email@example.com if you need forms or have an order.
Pastoral Concerns - If you or someone you love is unable to attend worship, please let us know! Email the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 379-3062.
Easter Cards - For those who are unable to be with us, there are Easter Cards in the Parish Hall to be signed. Please stop by and sign.
Easter Flowers - Reminder - In your pledge envelope boxes there is a special envelope for Easter flowers, if you do not have pledge envelopes, there are flower envelopes available in the Narthex. Please let us know those you wish to honor no later than April 6th.
2020 Altar Flowers - The 2020 Calendar is up in the narthex for Altar flowers sign up. There are plenty of dates available. Suggested donation is $60.
Lent Madness Inspired by college basketball tournaments, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against each other in a bracket, as each saint seeks to win the coveted Golden Halo. Throughout Lent, fans vote for their favorite saints at www.lentmadness.org. Brackets are available online at LentMadness.org or in the parish hall.
The Way of Love Lenten Calendar- Pray - Worship - Learn - Go - Bless - Rest. Copies are available in the narthex and parish hall.
Save The Dates: June 7 - Charlie the Magician, July 12th - Norfolk/Yale Quintet and November 15th - Chorus Angelicus and Gaudemaus. ST. JOHN'S FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE needs your HELP! In order to meet our goals as a committee, we need additional volunteers. The vestry and our fellow parishioners have been very supportive of our fund-raising activities and concert series. There is a strong desire to expand our musical concert series in order to continue our goal of providing outreachto the local communities. Please contact Jeff Linton or Susie Horn if you wish to join this worthy and active group.
Fundraising Suggestions - We are also looking for additional fund raisers. If you have an idea for a fund raiser or want to help with a fund raiser, please contact a Vestry member.
Knitting and Crocheting - The first Sunday of every month after the 10am service. Next gathering will be April 5th. See Ginny or Halyna for more information. St. John's Pastoral Response Team will next meet on Tuesday, April 7th at 10am in the Rector's office.
The Way of the Cross - Ancient Christian devotion with a modern twist, including Janet McKenzie's prints. Stay tuned!
St. John's Vestry will meet on Thursday, March 26th, more information will follow.
Save The Dates: June 7 - Charlie the Magician, July 12th - Norfolk/Yale Quintet and November 15th - Chorus Angelicus and Gaudemaus. ST. JOHN'S FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE needs your HELP! In order to meet our goals as a committee, we need additional volunteers. The vestry and our fellow parishioners have been very supportive of our fund-raising activities and concert series. There is a strong desire to expand our musical concert series in order to continue our goal of providing outreach to the local communities. Please contact Jeff Linton or Susie Horn if you wish to join this worthy and active group.
Winter Weather - Watch WFSB or visit WFSB.com for weather related announcements regarding cancellations. Please use your best judgement about traveling in inclement weather and be careful and safe!
Coffee Hour Volunteers - Show hospitality by setting up the coffee and bringing along a small carton of creamer and something sweet or savory to share, and straightening up the hall and kitchen before departing. Co-hosting with another person or family is encouraged.
Hospitality - Please be sure to check in on Facebook and wear your name tag! Help us to reach out to members of our community via social media and to remind us of the names of our members and friends.
Bell Ringers - Sign up to toll the tower bell for worship.
Blessings & Peace,
The Rev. Sandra L. Cosman St. John's Church
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