Dear Friends, The excitement at Saint John's is building! In a few short weeks, Saint John's Parish will be coming together with Bishop Ian Douglas, folks from around the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and members of the New Hartford community to celebrate Saint John's Renewal of Ministry with the Welcoming of a New Rector. September 27th is the big day. Invitations are being mailed, committees to help make it happen are being formed, and the liturgy and music are being planned and practiced. There is so much to celebrate here! One of the readings that we have selected for the service is from the book of Ezekiel that says: "A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you..." We need to celebrate the new spirit in this place, our commitment to this place and our neighborhood, and the presence of God working through us. Please plan to be with us on September 27th and please consider how you can be part of helping make the gathering a real celebration of our life together in this place. Here's the invitation and keep watch for more information! By the Grace of God The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas and the people of St. John's Episcopal Church invite your prayers and presence at a liturgy of Renewal of Ministry and Welcoming of our New Rector The Reverend Sandra L. Cosman Thursday, September 27, 2018 Light dinner fare starting at 5:00 p.m. Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social following the service St. John's Episcopal Church 51 Church Street Pine Meadow, Connecticut RSVP- firstname.lastname@example.org Clergy, red stoles
Transforming the World with God's Love Community Art Project is up and growing. Please bring in your hearts. Think about these three questions:Where have you taken God's love into the world? Where have you received God's love? Where have you seen others share God's love? Upcoming Reminders UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS TO NOTE: SUMMER @ ST. JOHN'S Dates to Note Quarterly Parish Update Meeting - August 12th at 10:00am. Please join us. Vestry Meeting - Our vestry next meets on Thursday, August 23rd. Please hold us in your prayers. Open Door Soup Kitchen - Next date: August 18th at St. James in Winsted. (9:00am-1:00pm) Peach Festival - August 25th - Peach Festival volunteers needed. Please contact the office for more information. Backpack Blessing - August 26th. Godly Play - Welcome Back Date - September 9th. Dwelling In The Word will resume September 13th Red Door Youth - Mark your calendars - 4:30pm - September 20th, October 25th, November 29th, December 20th, January 24th, February 28th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd Celebration of New Ministry - September 27th at 5:00pm August Collection -Hygiene, Snacks and Coffee items distributed to The Gathering Place, Torrington, CT. Coffee Hour at The Commons - An ECCT podcast Please subscribe to Coffee Hour at The Commons, where faith meets daily life in conversation, stories, and even some sermons. Available now on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Play, or listen on the ECCT website at www.coffeehour.org. Blooming in the Garden - August- Russian sage, yarrow, roses, phlox, and dahlias. Opportunities for scholarship candidates to earn more hours - trimming back seeding Ladies Mantle, trimming spent flower stalks on giant hostas in center of garden, trimming 6 boxwoods in front of new building windows and weeding around the boxwoods. Call Norma to let her know if you can help.
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our Campaign continues. There is still time to make a pledge for 2018! In order to make a pledge, please fill out a pledge card and mail it to 51 Church Street Pine Meadow, CT 06061 or place your pledge card in the collection plate at service. We are grateful to all those who continue to support the parish and its ministries so generously. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Open Door Soup Kitchen - Join our team for August 18th at St. James in Winsted. (9:00am-1:00pm). Bell Ringers - sign up to toll the tower bell for worship to begin our 9am worship. Coffee Hour Volunteers - Show hospitality by hosting our social time together following worship. Co-hosting with another person or family is encouraged. Mowing in the Garden will alternate between our two garden scholarship candidates - James-Paul Cosman Forbes and Colin Coates. GARDEN SCHOLARSHIP - Accepting candidates for the 2018 St. John's Garden Scholarship as of March 15th, see detailed info regarding the scholarship posted on the bulletin boards and call Norma Pappalardo 860-944-5541 or e-mail email@example.com to sign-up to become eligible.
Parish Finances YTD as of August 5, 2018 2018 Pledges $184,658 2018 Budget: $207,145
Summer Financial Support - St. John's expenses do not decrease during the summer months. Please help us maintain our financial health by staying current with your pledged support during the summer months. Thanks! Diane Hayes, Treasurer
Participants for August 12, 2018
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