As I come up on my 25th year of attendance at St. John's, I am reminded about why I first came here, and why I have stayed so long. My grandmother asked me take her to church here back in 1993. I have been in pew #5 ever since. That's why I first came through the red doors, but I have stayed because of the people. One of my first interactions with my newborn daughter and four year old son was with the director of the church school, Lucie Martocchio. Very quickly I realized that my children and I were in the right place.
For the past quarter century, Lucie and Louis Martocchio have defined for me what it is to be upstanding devoted members of this parish. There have been virtually no activities that they have not been involved with, sometimes even chairing the committee for that activity. They are shining examples that all of us would do well to look up to and try to emulate.
Sometime over the summer Lucie and Louis will be moving out of New Hartford and out of New England. As happy as I am for the two of them as they begin this next chapter of their lives, I am saddened that they will no longer be a presence in our church community. For me, they were the very first members of the inner circle of the apostolic core at St. John's. As the Senior Warden I speak on behalf of the Vestry, and by extension the people of St. John's when I say to Lucie and Louis that you will be missed as you are loved...greatly!
For your decades of dedicated service, bravo!
All the Best to you both,
Stan Moraski Sr. Warden
Exploring the Book of Common Prayer: The Cornerstone of Anglican Worship
Exploring the Book of Common Prayer: The Cornerstone of Anglican Worship Four Tuesday Evenings in June - June 12 - 26, 2018 at 6:30pm Sign up in the narthex or call the parish office. See Bob Osborne for more information.
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 CALENDAR EVENTS TO NOTE:
SUMMER @ ST. JOHN'S
St. John's Summer Service Schedule - The summer service schedule will be at 9:00am starting June 17th through September 2nd. Coffee hour will be hosted by the 9:00 am greeters.
Open Door Soup Kitchen - August 18th at St. James' Winsted - No Open Door in June or July.
June Collection - We are in need of T-Shirts and Shorts distributed to the Open Door Soup Kitchen.
Save The Date: June 21st - Former Warden's Gathering - 7:00PM. Stay tuned for more information.
Dwelling in The Word's Last Class will be June 28th and will resume September 13th.
Save the date! Celebration of New Ministry - September 27th at 6:30pm
Baptism - We will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on July 29th at the 9am service. Please hold those preparing in your prayers and plan to join us.
Kitchen Update/Challenge: We have received a challenge of a matching grant of up to $1000 for contributions for the kitchen remodel and repair overage. If you are able to make a contribution, we are very grateful.
Annual Northwest Region Convocation -Saturday, June 23rd, at White Memorial in Litchfield. Everyone is invited for our 2nd Annual Northwest Region Convocation. More information to follow as we get closer to the event.
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.
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.
Open Door Soup Kitchen -Join our team for August 18th at St. James in Winsted. (9:00am-1:00pm). No Open Door in June or July.
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.
Peach Festival - August 25th - Peach Festival Committee and volunteers needed. Please contact the office for more information.
Blooming in the Garden - Peonies, iris, ladies mantle, coral bells, ice plants (annual), pinks, columbine, golden yarrow, pink geraniums and Kousa dogwood. Edging completed for Pet Memorial Garden - next step, grass removal. Norma - (860)-944-5541
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up to become eligible.
Parish Finances YTD as of June 10, 2018
2018 Pledges $184,658 2018 Budget: $207,145
Pledges Received: $89,187 Operating Revenue: $98,943 Pledge Goal through June :$93,829 Operating Expenses:$83,772
Difference: -$4,642 Difference: $15,171
Prepaid Pledges have put us ahead on revenue.
Thank you for your continued stewardship of St. John's ministries in our community. Diane Hayes, Treasurer
Participants for June 17, 2018
Please let the office know of substitutions. Thanks.
9:00 AM Chalice - Donna Colavecchio
9:00 AM Acolytes - Howard Truax, Mary Healey & Warren Hinman
9:00 AM Reader - Kevin Case
9:00 AM Greeters - Laura Frey & Ginny Hoffmann
Vestry Greeter - Ryan Patch
Coffee Hour Hosts: Laura Frey & Ginny Hoffmann
Altar Guild (June) - Barbara Henri & Laura Frey
Nursery Staff - Molly Lukiwsky
Counters - Candy Flaherty, Brian Jones & Matthew Allyn
Lay Weeders (Week of June 18th) - Volunteer Needed
Blessings & Peace,
The Rev. Sandra L. Cosman St. John's Church
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