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Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
(718) 525-1444
'Established 1926'

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PAG SCHEDULE
Coffee Hour Postponed For Summer Months

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STEWARDSHIP
Please fill out your pledge card and submit it to the any members of the Stewardship Committee. We need your commitment in order to work within our budget. We need your time, talent and treasure to keep St. John's serving in this community.


ALTAR GUILD REQUEST

Ladies, if you drink from the chalice, please blot your lipstick before going up for communion. Lipstick is very difficult to remove from the purificator, the altar linen used to wipe the chalice.

 
MINISTRIES/PROGRAMS
Use your God Given Gifts!

If you are interested in taking part in any of the Ministries/Programs offered at St. John's Episcopal Church, please reach out to the contact persons for each group at the email address below. If you  would like to suggest a new program please reach out to us as well. E-mail Address:  vestry@stjohns-springfieldgardensny.org


VIDEO LOG OFFER
Any member of St. John's who would like to create a Video log to share his/her experience as a member of St. John's please see Sharon Hunter, our Webmaster. There is no charge for this offer.


Email Addresses
The diocese has requested email addresses from all parishes. If you have not given us your email address, please add it to the list on the table at the rear of the Church.


Schedule of Service
Please visit the Ministries link on the left navigational bar to view the Schedule of Service for:
- The St. Mary's Altar Guild Schedule
- The Counters'Schedule
- Lay Readers Schedule
- LEMs Schedule
- Acolytes Schedule


ATTENTION!!
All Organizations: If you are planning any activities for (2016 - 2017). Please give that information to the wardens immediately! We will be working on the calendar and it is important not to have too many activities plannned close together. Vestry Web Page

Ministries & Programs 
Reminder to visit our Ministries and Programs Web Pages to see additional acitivites taking place at St. John's Episcopal Church. St. John's invites you to take part in as many of our programs and ministries as you wish.  Please see our Ministries and Programs Link in the navigational bar to the left of each web page.

 
HEALTH MINISTRY
Just a reminder that the ladies of the Health Ministry are available to check blood pressures at any time. The most important health rule that you can follow is to remember to wash your hands frequently. There are germs everywhere....on other people's hands, on the supermarket cart handle, on door knobs, on handrails, on computer keyboards, on buses, trains and planes.. ..everywhere!. Click Here To Visit Health Ministry Page


KNITTING/CROCHETING PARTNERS
If you have finished scarves and hats, please give them to Barbara Taylor so that they can be sent to SCI.


FUNERAL PLANNING
Have you filled out your funeral planning sheet yet? Have you given it to the priest, a trusted loved one or at least put it where someone can find it? Do it today! Remember, we are not promised tomorrow.

 
In Sadness
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Dear fellow members,
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Robinson on Thursday, March 30th, just one week after her 90th birthday. Eleanor has been a long time member of St. John's and will be missed dearly.
The viewing and funeral arrangements for Eleanor Robinson are as follows:
Viewing:
Wednesday, April 5th
Crowe's Funeral Home
107-44 Sutphin Blvd (corner of Lakewood Ave.), Jamaica
4-7 PM

Service:
Thursday, April 6th
St. John's Episcopal Church
137-57 Belknap St
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
10:00 AM
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx

WELCOME 
THE REV. CANON TERENCE ALEXANDER LEE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING
TO ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

THE REV. CANON TERENCE ALEXANDER LEE

The Rev. Canon Terence Alexander Lee is the rector of St. Gabriel's Anglican Episcopal Church in Hollis, Queens. He celebrated his first mass at St. Gabriel's on Sept. 4, 2010. He graduated from the College of Charleston and received a master's of divinity from Nashotah House, an Episcopal seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Canon Lee will be our designated priest until a permanent replacement priest is assigned to our Church.

 

Girl Scouts

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St. John's lead Girls Scout Troops identified below introduced themselves to St. John's on Sunday, March 12th. Troops explained the Girl Scout Vision and objectives as part of a team effort.
Troops:
Troop 4207 - Brownies and Daises
Troop 4068 - Juniors
Troop 4707 - Cadets and Seniors

 

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Vestry Members
Installation 2017

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Congratulations to all our Vestry Members. 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.
 

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News From
Around The Diocese
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Women Clergy March on Washington DC and NYC
Several clergy from the Diocese of Long Island traveled last weekend to participate in the Women's March on Washington. Others went into Manhattan for the Women's March on New York City, one of many "sister marches" in cities all across the United States and the world. The combined marches in the United States were one of the largest demonstrations in the country's history.
 
For complete info and articles, visit the diocesan website: www.dioceseli.org
 
 

 
YOUTH GROUP
The St. John's Group is sponsoring a clothing drive for the people of Haiti. The collection box is in the undercroft. They are also collecting children's books, new or gently used.


GIRL SCOUTS
The used stamp collection continues until Dec 31. Please save the stamps from your Christmas cards and deposit them in the basket on the table in the undercroft. The St. John's Girl Scouts are recruiting girls ages 5-18 years old. New leaders are also needed. Contact Afotan Fadairo, lyabo Fadairo or Roslyn Sealy for additional information.

 
90th Anniversary Celebration
As part of our 90th Anniversary celebration, we are asking members of the congregation to give a sacrificial $90.00 above and beyond their regular pledge. Envelopes are available for this special gift. It may be given at any time during the 90th Anniversary celebration year. Thank you to those who have already contributed.


SAY NO TO CHURCH GOSSIP!

Church: No Gossip Zone!!!
Gossip in Church - Here are some wise words from Dan Phillips for when you hear gossip from someone:

1. Ask, "Why are you telling me this?" Often, that in itself is such a focusing question that it can bring an end to the whole unpleasant chapter. It has the added benefit that it can help a person whose intentions are as good as his/her judgment is bad.
2. Ask, "What's the difference between what you're telling me and gossip?" See above; same effect, same potential benefits.
3. Ask, "How is your telling me that thought, that complaint, that information going to help you and me love God and our brothers better, and knit us closer together as a church in Christ's love?" Isn't that the goal we should share, every one of us? Won't it take the working of each individual member (Eph. 4:16)? Isn't the watch-out for harmful influences an every-member ministry (Heb. 3:12-13; 10:24; 13:12-15)?
4. Ask, "Now that you've told me about that, what are you going to do about it?" While the previous two are subjective, this is not. If neither of the previous two questions succeeded in identifying gossip/whispering/sowing-dissension for what they are, the answer to this question will do so. Tip: if the answer is "Pray," a good response might be "Then why didn't you do that and leave it there in the first place?"
5. Say, "Now that you've told me about that, you've morally obligated me to make sure you talk to ____ about it. How long do you think you need, so I can know when this becomes a sin that I will need to confront in you?" The least that this will accomplish is that you'll fall off the list of gossips'/whisperers' favorite venting-spots. The most is that you may head off a church split, division, harmed souls, sidelined Gospel ministry, and waylaid discipleship. Isn't that worth it?
Source: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2013/02/12/how-to-stop-church-killing-gossip


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