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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST NEWSLETTER

June 14, 2019

 

Trinity Sunday

 

Dear All:

This Sunday we celebrate Trinity Sunday, which is the only significant Christian celebration of a doctrine of the church rather than an event in the life of Jesus Christ.   It is dedicated to the understanding that God is known as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit or as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. It always falls on the Sunday following the celebration of Pentecost.

Here is a prayer that reminds us of the power of the Trinity in our lives:

Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth:
Set up your kingdom in our midst.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God:
Have mercy on me, a sinner.

Holy Spirit, breath of the living God:
Renew me and all the world.

Mary Grace+

 

THIS SUNDAY:                     

Trinity Sunday– Holy Eucharist – Rite II

ReadingsProverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15

 

Happy Birthday:  Sam Baden, Richard Thomas, Caroline Crippen

Please remember to fill in the Anniversary/Birthday Book located on the table next to the kitchen in Aspinwall Hall. We want to remember everyone’s special occasions during our Sunday worship.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vacation – The Vicar will be starting her vacation after this Sunday.  Please contact our student intern, Annah Heckman, (ah0916@bard.edu) if you have any announcements or prayer requests that should be included in our bulletin.  Mary Grace will only be available if a significant pastoral emergency arises. Here is the summer schedule while she is gone:


June 23
                      Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                         The Rev. Kevin Bean                              

June 30                       Morning Prayer

                                         Tom Cathcart                                   

July 7                          Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                         The Rev. K. Jeanne Person                                   

July 14                       Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                         The Rev. Dr. Shane Phelan            

July 21                       Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                         The Rev. Kevin Bean

July 28                       Morning Prayer

                                          John Ferguson

NEW DATE:    Parish Picnic – June 30: Our first parish picnic for the summer will follow the 10:00 am service on June 30th.  All are welcome.  The sign-up sheet is in Aspinwall Hall and we ask everyone to bring a dish to share.

 

Stewardship Season–Each year we are asked to prayerfully consider how we can support our church financially in order to do the important ministry of the church.  Pledge cards are available at the back of the church or can be mailed to you.

 

Sign-up Sheets for Sunday ministriesThere are sign up sheets located on the table next to the kitchen in Aspinwall Hall.  Please sign up to read a lesson, lead Prayers of the People, host Coffee Hour, provide treats for Coffee Hour and/or arrange flowers for worship.  All are welcome to be part of these important ministries that make our Sunday morning worship a spiritual experience for all.

CALENDAR

 

Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.                      Holy Eucharist/Morning Prayer and Coffee                      Hour

Mondays @ 8:00 p.m.                       Men’s AA meeting in Aspinwall Hall

Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.                Open AA meeting in Aspinwall Hall

 

CHURCH STAFF

The Rev. Mary Grace Williams, Vicar,magrwi5154@gmail.com, (203) 858 – 8800

The Rev. Virginia Grab, Associate to the Vicar                                                 

Mr. Peter Sipperley, Director of Music

Paulina Swierczek, Cantor

Annah Heckman, Student Intern

Frankie Sitler-Elbel, Student Intern

 

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

President                   Sara Takacs           2021      

Vice President        Mike Kelley            2020                                                                                                      

Treasurer                 John Ferguson       2020

Clerk                           Sarah McDonald    2022                                                                                                                             

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tom Cathcart             2022                           Evie Chanler              2021

John Ferguson           2020                           Mike Kelley                2020

Isabel Livingston       2021                           Sarah McDonald        2022

Fran Sharpless          2022                           Peter Sipperley            2020  

Sara Takacs                2021

Nan Eliot, ex officio

Wayne Baden, Trustee Emeritus & Advisor to the Board