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MID-WEEK EUCHARIST & BIBLE STUDY
Every Wednesday, beginning September 20th, there will be a midweek Eucharist and bible study. The service for Holy Eucharist will start at 12:30pm followed by bible study. Bible study will be co-taught by Fr. Terence Lee and Rev. Pauline Samuel. Please join us as we spend the next few weeks studying the Acts of the Apostles, exploring the birth and growth of the church.
 






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90th Anniversary Celebration
 Elegant Luncheon
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90th Anniversary
 Community Service Outreach
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 Women's Ministry
Praise Dance Celebration
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St. John's "Angels" performed in celebration of the Women's Ministry 16th annual Women's Luncheon on March 12th, 2017. 
 

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16th Annual
Women's Ministry Luncheon
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St. John's Women's Ministry presented our 16th annual women's luncheon on Sunday, March 12 from 12N - 3PM. "A Spoonful of Sugar was a delightful event that was focused around unity and love among our fellow female parishioners. In addition, we were proud to induct into the Women of Wisdom Sisterhood, our very own Sybil Jeffrey! Congratulations to Sybil on her 80th Milestone and induction into the WOW sisterhood. "A Spoonful of Sugar" - MEANING: A SPOONFUL OF SUGARHELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN. AN OTHERWISE UNPLEASANT SITUATION CAN BE PLEASANT WHEN A PLEASANT ASPECT IS DELIBERATELY INTRODUCED. Everyone had a MARY POPPINS DAY!!

 
Harvest Sunday
Celebration
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St. John's Harvest Celebration 2016.
St. John's Youth Group and Sunday School Members participating in Harvest Sunday by bringing the Harvest offerings to the Altar for Blessings before they are distributed to the families in need. 

"Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest." Matthew 9:37-38

 

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 90th Anniversary
Celebration 1926-2016
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St. John's 90th Anniversary Celebrations
began on Sunday, October 23, 2016
Celebrating 90 years of faith, service and prayer. 
 

 
St. John's Welcomed
The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf on Sunday, 6/26
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The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf Visit on June 26th, 2016

 
St. John's Annual
International Spring Fair
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St. John's Annual International Spring Fair was held on June 18th from 10AM - 6PM. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our annual event. To all our vendors, the International Booths: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Nigeria and the USA). See you all again next year!
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International Spring Fair 06182016

 
Praise Dance Performance
In Honor of Bishop Geralyn Wolf's Visit 
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St. John's "Little Angels" Praise Dance Performance in honor of The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island and Rev. Charles Nelson visit to our Choral Eucharist on Sunday June 26th, 2016 @ 9:00AM.

In Honor of Bishop Wolf Praise Dance Performance

 
Health Ministry
Lupus workshop
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St. John's Health Ministry Lupus Workshop: Special thanks to Dayo Corley who bravely shared with her parishioners her fight with Lupus.
What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.
In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body's healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). Visit link below to learn more about Lupus.
Source: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is-lupus
 

 
St. John's
Graduation Class
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St. John's
Pentecost (Whitsunday)
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Pentecost Sunday @ St. John's Episcopal Church - Sunday, 5/15
Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai. Why wear red on Pentecost Sunday? Red is the liturgical color for this day. Red recalls the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended on the first Pentecost. The color red also reminds us of the blood of the martyrs. These are the believers of every generation who by the power of the Holy Spirit hold firm to the true faith even at the cost of their lives. So in keeping with tradition St. Episcopal Church congregation wore red on Pentecost Sunday, May 15th, 2016 @ 9am Mass

 St. John's Youth Group
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Forum
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St. John's "Little Angels" Mother's Day
Praise Dance Performance. 
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St. John's "Little Angels" Mother's Day Performance

 
St. John's Youth Group
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Forum
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St. John's Youth Group
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Forum 

 STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
POST LENTEN FISH & CHICKEN FRY
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The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the preparation of and support of the POST-LENTEN FISH & CHICKEN FRY held on Friday, April 8th.


 Outreach 
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The Cursillo Ministry on Long Island is sponsoring a warm clothing drive to benefit the community surrounding St. Mark's Jackson Heights. Please continue to remember the infants at St. John's Hospital who need your loving care. They need newborn clothing, baby lotion, powder, shampoo, Desitin ointment, diapers etc. Our collection of school supplies for PS37 is ongoing.

 

 
International Brunch
& Nickel Social 2016
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The Episcopal Church Women Ministry (ECW) would like to thank everyone who participated and attended our annual International Brunch & Nickel Social this year. Each year this event gets bigger, better and more fun-filled. See you all again next year! CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES

 
St. John's Youth Group
Book Drive 2015 
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St. John's Episcopal Church - Youth Group Book Drive 2015 for children of all ages at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Congrats team job well done!
 
 

 
Christmas Party
and Tree Lighting 
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Please join the Springfield Gardens Taxpayers & Citizens Association and St. John's Episcopal Church at our annual Christmas Party & Tree Lighting! Saturday, December 19, 3PM-7PM. Location: 137-67 Belknap Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413.
Free Gifts * Food * Games * Prizes * Toys * Christmas Carols & lots of fun for all.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling at 6PM.

 
Queens ECW
Winter Meeting
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The Queens ECW Winter Meeting & Christmas Potluck Luncheon was held on Saturday, December 12th at St. David's Episcopal Church in Cambria Heights, NY. The Holy Eucharist was held at 10 AM with celebrant The Very Rev. Dr. J. Mastine Nisbett. The Christmas Lunch and Meeting was held immediately following the Eucharist in the Church's Parish Hall. 
 

 
149th Diocesan
Convention 2015
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The 149th Diocesan Convention (2015) was held on Friday and Saturday, November 13-14, 2015. This year St. John's Episcopal Church, Springfield Gardens joined our diocesan family at the Melville Marriott Long Island Hotel to celebrate our common life and ministry and to do the work of Convention. Representing St. John's this year were members of the Youth Group and members of the Vestry.

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Baptism 
November 2015
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Newly Baptized: St. John's would like to welcome the newly baptized - Nactochukwu C. Nwaozuzu and Osaheni Nicholas Gbinigie. May God bless them and their parents richly as they become full members of God's family.

Homecoming 2015
Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's "Little Angels" 2015 Homecoming Day Praise Dance Performance Video


If you have a child or children who are interested in learning the art of Liturgical/Praise Dance, please see Gwendolyn Cardoza or email her at: vestry@stjohns-springfieldgardensny.org St. John's Little Angels 'Praise Dancers' meet each Friday at 5:30pm for dance rehearsal!! CLICK LINK TO VISIT OUR PRAISE DANCE WEB PAGE


PS 37
School Supplies
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PS 37 Back To School Supplies Drive: St. John's would like to thank all our parishioners who participated in the PS 37 back to School Supplies drive. Because of your efforts we were able to supply our adopted community school with supplies this month just in time for the beginning of the new school year.

 
Homecoming 2015
Choral Performance
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St. John's Homecoming 2015 Choral Performance

Do you sing? You know you do! St. John's Episcopal Church is looking for new choir members. Please contact Ceejay Abenn our Choir Master and Organist if you would like to join the St. John's Choir. Choir practice is held each Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
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Family Day
Praise Dance Performance
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The St. John's "Little Angels" Family Day Performance

FAMILY DAY PRAISE DANCE PERFORMANCE 2015


Family Day
Choral Performance
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Family Day Choral Performance - Lead vocalist Dayo Corley

FAMILY DAY CHORAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO 2015


ECW Archdeaconry of Queens
Spring Membership Meeting
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The Queens ECW Spring Meeting was held on Saturday, April 18th at St. Luke's Church, 85 Greenway Street, Forest Hills, NY. We opened with Mass at 10AM and The Thomas F. Reese, Rector was the celebrant. After Mass, ECW members adjourned to the Parish hall for coffee and bagels. Gues soeaker was, Ms. Sharika Gordon, VP of Human Resources, St. John's Hospital, Far Rockaway. Next meeting of the Queens ECW Archdeaconry will be held in September at St. Joseph's Church/Queens Village. Exact date will be forthcoming.
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Youth Group
Valentine's Day Dinner
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The Youth Group members and their leaders wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your attendance at our 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Dinner. We truly hope that each of you will receive a blessing from the Almighty God because you made the effort to be a part of this Youth Group Special event. Again, thank you for your support - Cheryl Boyce (Leader) & Roxann Samuel (Co-Leader). CLICK This Link To View More Pictures


Youth Group Black History Month
African River Drum Performance
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Youth Blach History Month River Drum Performance

St. John's Episcopal Church
2014 Year In Review Video Catalog!
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St. John's 2014 Year In Review
VIDEO CATALOG - ENJOY!
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2014 YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO CATALOG

Christmas Season
Celebration
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St. John's Episcopal Church's Christmas Celebration
St. John's Fundraising Committee kicked-off the Christmas Season by celebrating with a fun-filled Christmas Program on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. The program was hosted by Iyabo Fadairo and Earleene Sealy, Co-Chairs of St. John's Fundraising committee. Thanks to all the program participants: The Rev Canon Jerrick F. Rayside, Guest Perfomance by RASE (Rejoice and Sing Ensemble), Dayo Corley, Ann Brown, Leitani Edwards, St. John's Little Angels, Angie Doivilus, Barbara Taylor and Santa Clause was also in attendance :) Thanks to everyone who turned out to take part in such a joyous occasion. See you all next year!! To view pictures of the event please click on the link below.
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Christmas Program
Performances
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Dayo Corley - Solo Perfomance
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Dayo Corley Solo Performance Video


Christmas Program
Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's Little Angels - Praise Dance Perfomance
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St. John's Little Angels Performance


Christmas Program
Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's Little Angels - Praise Dance Perfomance
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"Little Angels" Christmas Praise Dance Perfomance


Christmas Tree
Lighting Gathering
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St. John's and the Taxpayers Association Annual Christmas Tree Celebration event.
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Harvest Sunday
Celebrations
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St. John's "Little Angels" Praise Dance Performance on October 26th. Choreography by Lisa Gay, the CEO & Founder at Precious Jewel Dance Academy.

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Harvest Sunday Praise Dance Performance


Praise Dance
& Choir Performances

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St. John's "Little Angels" Praise Dance Performance on October 26th. Choreography by Lisa Gay, the CEO & Founder at Precious Jewel Dance Academy.
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St John's Little Angels Praise Dance Performance October 26th

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It feels so great to have a Choir again. Thanks Ceejay, thanks Ladies!
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St. John's Choir Performance 10-26-2014


St. John's Annual
Formal Banquet

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St. John's held our 2014 annual Formal Banquet on Friday, October 10th at Antun's in Queens Village, NY. We would like to thank EVERYONE who turned out to support this special annual event. Thanks to all the members of St. John's who worked so hard to get this event off the ground. For those of you who could not make it this year we hope to see you next year. It is so much fun to see and spend time with our parishioners! CLICK HERE For More Pictures


Easter Sunday
Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's "Little Angels" Praise Dance Performance

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Homecoming
Praise Dance Performance

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HomeComing Praise Dance Performance


2015 EVENTS
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Click on link below to see Pentecost Sunday and Father's Day Pictures for 2015
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Homecoming
Choir Performance 

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Homecoming 2014 Choir Performance

 
St. John's
Happy Birthday!
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These are just some of our parishioners who are celebrating birthdays today. Cheryl Boyce,  Jean Gittens, Roslyn Sealy and Veronica Hall! Happy Birthday! St. John's birthday wish for you all: may God uplift you more, may God richly bless you with everything you desire the most, may God increase you in wisdom, may God continue to watch over you always, may God continue to use you to change lives, may God shower you with blessings and may God give you the best in life."
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HOMECOMING EVENTS

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St. John's celebrated our Homecoming on Sunday, 9/14. Thanks to the Steward Family for donating the beautiful emerald green dossal for our altar that was given in loving memory of former parishioner Donald Evelyn. We also had a choral debut from our newly formed choir under the leadership of Ceejay Abenn our choir master and organist. In addition, we were treated to a Liturgical dance performance by our very own St. John's "Little Angels". Canon Rayside also presented certificates to the newly instated 2013-2014 LEMs. After mass the congregation met in our undercroft to partake in food and conversation to kick off the end of summer. Please videos posted as well.
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60 Years Wedding
Anniversary Celebration!
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Congratulations to our parishioners (Mr. & Mrs. Roland Carter) who are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary today, Sunday, October 19th, 2014. We wish them many more wedding anniversaries to come!
"Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
Bind us together with love"
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St. John's
Baptism
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Family Day
Praise Dance Performance 2017
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St. Andrew Brotherhood
Talent Show 2017
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 St. John's
Family Day 2017
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Annual International
Spring Fair 2017
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Palm Sunday &
Easter Sunday Services
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 Happy Retirement
 Rev. Canon Jerrick F. Rayside
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Black History Month
Praise Dance Celebration
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St. John's Angels closed out our Church's Black History Month Celebration with a beautiful liturgical dance performance. Thanks Ladies!

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 Black History Month
African Drums Celebration
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St. John's Youth Group closed out our Church's Black History Month Celebration with a Drum and Sing-A-Long Performance from the Igbanugo Family. 
 

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Black History
Month Celebration
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St. John's Youth Group kicked off our Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, 2/5/2017.

"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. The American Indian left no continuous record. He did not appreciate the value of tradition; and where is he today? The Hebrew keenly appreciated the value of tradition, as is attested by the Bible itself. In spite of worldwide persecution, therefore, he is a great factor in our civilization." by Carter G. Woodson 

 
 INTERNATIONAL PRAYER
BREAKFAST & NICKEL SOCIAL
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St. John's Episcopal Church Women's Ministry held our annual Int'l Prayer Breakfast and Nickel Social on Saturday, 1/28 from 9:30AM to 2:00PM. This year's theme was held in honor of our 90th Anniversary year long celebration. We celebrate "90 years of Faith, Service and Prayers". Special thanks to our guest speaker, Mother Broderick, who inspired us with her insightful words of wisdom and encouragement as to why we should all continue to believe in prayer. This year we had the largest turn out ever. Thanks to everyone who supported us this year and every year since we started this event. To all the ladies who prepared us for the event, donated the delicious breakfast items. Also, thanks to our church members who donated the gifts for the Nickel Social. We could not have done this without you!! God Bless You All!
 
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Dr. Martin Luther King
Day 1/16/2017
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St. John's celebrates today's Dr. Martin Luther King Day!
Let us not forget...
"I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream - one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream..." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)

 

 
PS 37
Community Service 
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We would like to extend a special thanks to our parishioners and friends who generously donated Christmas gifts to our sponsored PS 37 family this year. Your generosity and spirit of Christmas has brought joy to a family in need. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU. Happy New Year!

 Praise Dance
 Christmas Performance
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St. John's Praise Dance Troupe - Christmas 2016 Performance!

St. John's Praise Dance Troupe performed beautifully for the congregation on 12/18 in celebration of Christmas. The girls were also presented with Christmas gifts in honor of their years of dedication and time perfecting their craft in the Praise Dance Group. We will now refer to them as the "St. John's Dance Angels" in recognition of their growth, not only in age but in years spent as a team worshipping Christ in Dance. Special thanks to Mrs. Cardoza who founded the group and to the other members of the Dance Ministry, Cynthia Stephens, Marcel Roberts & Sharon Hunter. We would also like to extend a special thanks to Lisa Gay the group's Dance Instructor who has dedicated her time and skills in dance to teach our "St. John's Little Angels" over the years until they grew into our very own "St. John's Dance Angels". CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES

  

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 Christmas
Tree Lighting
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St. John's Episcopal Church in collaboration with the Springfield Gardens Taxpayers & Citizens Association
hosted our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 from 3pm - 6pm. In spite of the snowy weather we had turn out that was still worthy of praise. Thanks to those of you who fought the snowy weather to participate in such a joyous occasion. If you have not seen our Christmas Tree in person in all it's glorious lighting, please stop by anytime after dark. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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 Bishop Provenzano
Issues Pastoral Letter
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.

As we begin this new liturgical year, I write to you as your bishop: the chief priest, pastor, and teacher of the Diocese, to set in motion the essential work of Racial Justice and Reconciliation in your parish church, your home and your neighborhood. For each of us, the issues surrounding racial justice are real. No one can say 'these issues do not affect me,' or 'there are no issues in our particular church community or neighborhood.' Living in this diocese, issues of race and racial justice, and the need for reconciliation, affect us all - this is New York, a great melting pot of culture, language, race and religion. And, therefore, a great pressure cooker for the issues associated with such a diversity. Continued...

 

 


  St. John's Celebrates
Our New Members 2016
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Our St. John's family would like to give a heartfelt welcome to ALL our new members who joined our congregation in 2016. We welcome you to the St. John's Family and we look forward to worshiping with you for years to come. Our warden, Gwendolyn Cardoza welcomed each of our new members to St. John's by giving them an engraved Stylus Pen and engraved Tote Bag as a welcoming gift to show of our appreciation that they chose our Church to worship Christ.

Acts 10:23 - "So he invited them in and gave them lodging. And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him"

 

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Healing
Service
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On Sunday, November 27th, The Rev. Canon Jerrick F. Rayside held a healing service. Prayers and anointment for the healing of the body, mind and spirit was offered. The Service of Healing utilizes an ancient rite of the church: laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing. Prayers and anointing may be for the person present or as an intention for someone else.
"Psalm 107:19-21: Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men."

 
 90th Anniversary
Praise Dance Performance
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"St. John's Angels"
Praise Dance Performance

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 90th Anniversary
Choral Performance 2016
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St. John's Choir
90th Anniversary Performance

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 Choir Performance
Homecoming 2016
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St. John's Choir
Homecoming Performance

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 Homecoming
Pictures 2016
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 Praise Dance Performance 
Homecoming 2016
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St. John's Homecoming 2016
"Little Angels"
 Praise Dance Performance

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ECW/Women's Ministry
Hosts 'Samson' 2016 
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THANK YOU!!
St. John's would like to extend a huge THANK YOU! to the ladies of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Ministry Sight & Sounds Samson event held on 7/23 a success. The bus drive was smooth & fun, snacks satisfying, lunch buffet delicious, Samson play was phenomenal and the shopping was delightful. Most of all spending quality time with our St. John's family and their friends was a pleasure. Special thanks to the women who prepared for the trip in advance, getting our snack packages prepared the day before and the day of the trip!

 Family Day
Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's "Little Angels" Family Day Performance 2016

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Easter Sunday
Holy Eucharist
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Easter Sunday 
Egg Hunt
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EASTER SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP EGG HUNT 

 
ECW. Women's Ministry
Annual Luncheon 2016
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The ECW/Women's Ministry would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who supported our 15th annual luncheon on Sunday, March 13th. We look forward to celebrating our 16th Annual Luncheon with you next year. Our ministry also recognized and dedicated a posthumous award to Mrs. Joan Lee for her work with the St. John's Episcopal Women of Wisdom (WOW) celebration that she founded in 2010. Additional thanks to Uchenna of Cee Cee's Closet NYC (headwrap showcase), Anthony Alleyne (vocalist) & DJ Chalton and Dwayne (Music) for providing the event showcases and entertainment. We also cannot forget all the women who came out to decorate the hall for the event. Congrats to our event winners (Roz Brown, most unusual hat) and Monica Leslie-Harrison (prettiest hat). Thanks everyone your support of our ministry is truly appreciated! CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES

 
"Mass on the Grass"
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"Mass on the Grass" Saturday May 21st, 2016
Please join Bishop Lawrence Provenzano and the entire diocese in recognizing and blessing our high school seniors as they prepare to transition to the next phase of life.
This will be an opportunity to thank our seniors for their gifts, talent and service in their parishes and our diocesan ministries.We will have a service on the lawn (weather permitting) followed by fun and food!
Take time to connect with friends from across the diocese and learn about campus ministries and our Episcopal ministries for young adults.
Hear from several young adults who have recently graduated from high school as they share their stories about the transition from high school to college while seeking connections to their faith life.
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Direct Link:

 
CELEBRATE
LENT

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So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another - Romans 12:5
Few passages from scripture describe better the ethos of Episcopal Relief & Development than Paul's Letter to the Romans. It takes all of us, working together as one body in Christ, to heal a hurting world. This was brought home to me vividly during a program visit I made to Myanmar in February of last year.
I had the honor of visiting a demonstration farm where about thirty students who had come from around the country were sitting in rapt attention under a shed listening to elderly men and women share their expertise in soil and crop management and animal husbandry.
Their teachers were passing along knowledge that had been lost during Myanmar's dark years of civil and political unrest. The teachers were sharing how to rotate crops, how to use natural pesticides and fertilizers and how to breed animals.
This knowledge that had been lost was being recovered and passed along for the glory of God.
As one body in Christ, all of us have a role to play, just as the elderly teachers in Myanmar, in healing a hurting world.
What role will you play this Lent? -Robert W. Radtke

 Vestry Members
Installation 2016
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Vestry Installation - Sunday, 1/31
Congratulations to all our Vestry Members on their Installation this past Sunday.
Under the Canons of the Episcopal Church, the Vestry of St. John's Parish is responsible for the economic health of the Parish and for providing support for the ministry of the clergy. The Vestry consists of the two wardens and six members who are elected by the members of the congregation. The eight members serve staggered terms. Vestry members are eligible to serve two consecutive 3-year terms as voted by the congregation and the Wardens can serve up to two consecutive 2-year terms. Visit the Vestry Members page for more installation pictures. CLICK HERE FOR VESTRY PAGE 

 Youth Group
Black History Month Celebration
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St. John's Youth Group & Sunday School Members celebrated the end of Black History Month on 2/28 by closing out the month with a Praise Dance Performance by Kairis Daniels a visitor to St. John's and a member of the Divine Power Dance Ministries - Song: "Waging War" Well done! Thanks Kairis.
 

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Sunday School
Black History Month Celebration
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St. John's Youth Group & Sunday School Members celebrated the end of Black History Month on 2/28 by closing out the month with a Black History presentation by the Sunday School Members.

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 PAG
Meeting 2016
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Each year the Pastoral Area groups of St. John's get together to share ideas and report on issues at our annual PAG Meeting. This year the focus was on giving back to St. John's using individual skillsets and rallying as a unified church. We also discussed the 90th Anniversary trip to Israel in 2017; each attendee introduced his/herself to the new parishioners and also participated in a group survey with ideas for our 90th Anniversary 'THEME' (see our EVENT PAGE for flyers of upcoming events). CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES

 
Harvest Sunday 
Celebration 2015
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Harvest Celebration at St. John's!
Big Thank You to the generous donors, volunteers, the Stewardship Committee & our very own
The Rev. Canon Jerrick F. Rayside who participated in making this a wonderful celebration
and Harvest Sunday service event.
 

 
Healing Service
2015
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Healing Mass, Sunday, 10/25 Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Book of Common Prayer) CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE PICTURES

 


Confirmation Service
October 2015
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Congratulations to all our newly confirmed parishioners! Confirmation service was held on Saturday, October 17th 2015.

 
All Saints Day
Performance
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St. John's "Little Angels" All Saints Day Praise Dance Performance. All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows, Day of All the Saints, Solemnity of All Saints, or Feast of All Saints is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by the Christian Church and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. The liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October and ends at the close of 1 November. It is thus the day before All Souls' Day.

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Family Day
Praise Dance Achievements
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Family Day 2015!
St. John's Praise Dance Company. Our "Little Angels" Certificate of Achievement Presentation. Presenting Certificates, Gwendolyn Cardoza - Co-Chair of Dance Ministry.
Angie Doivilus - Celebrating 7 years
Trina and Tamera Roberts - Celebrating 6 Years
Jenny Casseus - Celebrating 2 Years
Absent: Sheyanne Bonaney - Celebrating 4 Months & Daniellz Matos - Celebrating 2 Years

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Int'l Spring Fair
2015
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St. John's Internation spring Fair 2015

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Ascension Day
Jamaica Deanery Service
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The Ascension Day Jamaica Deanery Service was hosted by St. John's Episcopal Church at 137-67 Belknap Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 on May 14th @ 7:30 PM. In attendance: St. John's own hosting priest, The Rev. Canon Jerrick F. Rayside; Fr. Donovan Leys of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church; The Reverend Fr. Darryl F. James of Grace Episcopal Church; The Rev. Fr. Dr. Dennison S. Richards of St. James The Less and Deacon Nelson. Thanks to all the parishioners from other churches who joined us for such a wonderful Ascension Day service. God Bless!


Mother's Day 2015
Praise Dance Performance
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Thanks to the St. John's "Little Angels" for a wonderful and moving Liturgical 'Praise Dance' Performance on Mother's Day.

CLICK HERE For Pictures


Walking Group

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The Walking Group will be meeting at 4PM during the summer months (weather permitting).
See Dayo Corley for more information.

Dayo Corley (contact)
Barbara Taylor
Sybil Jeffrey
Andrea Dacres

Meet: Mon., Wed., & Thurs. @ 5:30 PM & 6PM
At the Springfield Park on Springfield Blvd (just pass the firehouse)


Pre-Mother's Day
Breakfast
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On Saturday, May 9, 2015, St. John's Youth Group hosted a Pre-Mother's Day Breakfast for all mothers from 10am - 1pm. The food was delicious! Thanks to the leaders who worked so hard to prepare a wonderful breakfast course, it was truly appreciated.

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Good Friday
 Praise Dance Performance
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St. John's "Little Angels" Praise Dance Performance

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ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Please see Barbara Taylor if you are interested in Bible Study. Materials need to be ordered for those who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the Bible.


Youth Group
Black History Month
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St. John's Youth Group kicked off Black History Month celebration with a brief skit that shun light on the history of slavery in the US and the Caribbean. CLICK Here For More Pictures


Int'l Brunch
 & Nickel Social
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This year's annual International Brunch and Nickel Social event was held on Saturday, 1/31. We had a full house and the most fun ever that one ccould have on a cold snowy day. Thanks to everyone who supported this event, see you all next year! CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES


Youth Group
Skating Party!
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St. John's Episcopal Church's Youth Group had a skating outcome this past weekend. Fun was had by all in attendance! Happy New Year everyone! CLICK HERE To View Pictures

Christmas Tree
Lighting
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Christmas Tree Lighting
TO WATCH VIDEO CLICK LINK BELOW

Christmas Tree Lighting 2014


Advent
Celebration
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St. John's Episcopal Church's received a new Dossal for Advent courtesy of Eutrice Belfon and Sharon Cardoza-Hunter. Ceejay Abenn our organist and Choir Master was aldso presented an award to show appreciation for his 10 years of service as St. John's organist and choir master.
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Harvest Sunday
Celebration
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Harvest Sunday Celebrations at St. John's - November 23rd, 2014
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Diocesan Altar Guild
Annual Meeting

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St. John's had the honor of hosting the annual Diocesan Altar Guild Meeting on Saturday, October 25th at 10 AM EST. The event started off with a 10 am Mass and then the altar guild members representing the various Episcopalian churches in NYC met in our undercroft for lunch and a brief meeting. Our special guest was Father Byrne of All Saints in Bayside, Queens. Father Byrne gave a brief lecture on the various liturgical colors of the Church season and liturgical colors of the Burse and Chalice Veil associated with the seasons. Burse: The square pocket or purse that is made to contain the corporal, post-Communion veil and puriflcators. It is placed over the veiled Chalice and Paten on the Altar before and after the celebration of the Holy Communion. Additionally, it is a cover consisting of two squares of stiffened material in which the corporal is kept. Its liturgical use in the Eucharist has been general only since the 17th century. In earlier times the corporal was kept either in the missal or in some form of a box or bag. Thanks to everyone who turned out to support this event. CLICK HERE For Pictures


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*Please check back to this page regulary to view our list of upcoming activities.  Things could change frequently, so it is a good idea to visit this page as often as possible to keep up to date*.