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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.
Use your God
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: email@example.com
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.
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
- Lay Readers Schedule
- LEMs Schedule
- Acolytes Schedule
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.
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
If you have finished scarves and hats, please give
them to Barbara Taylor so that they can be sent to SCI.
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.
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:
Wednesday, April 5th
Crowe's Funeral Home
107-44 Sutphin Blvd (corner of Lakewood
Thursday, April 6th
St. John's Episcopal
137-57 Belknap St
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery
in the Bronx
REV. CANON TERENCE ALEXANDER LEE
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.
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.
Troop 4207 - Brownies and Daises
Troop 4068 - Juniors
Troop 4707 - Cadets and Seniors
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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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Around The Diocese
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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
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?
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