Thursday, December 20, 2012

Events and News from St. John's




DECEMBER 20, 2012



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Advent 4

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John


O come, O come, Emmanuel; Ye who claim the faith of Jesus;

My heart sings out; The King shall come when morning dawns


Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45


Celebrant: The Rev. Johanna Johannson

Usher:  Dean Henry

First Lesson/Psalm: Ted Fletcher

Second Lesson: Susan Buell

Prayers: Bob Theriault

Chalice: Sandy Watts

Acolyte: Rita Redfield (8:00); Spencer Ervin

Altar Guild: Margot

Flowers: Susan Buell

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m. at St. John’s, The Rev. Tim Fleck

4:00 p.m. at St. Saviour’s, The Rev. Lynn Orville

4:00 p.m. at St. Mary and St. Jude, Pageant, The Rev. Patricia Robertson

4:00 p.m. at Church of our Father, The Rev. Chuck Bradshaw

10:00 p.m. at St. Saviour’s, The Rev. Tim Fleck

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

9:00 a.m. at Church of Our Father, The Rev. Chuck Bradshaw

10:00 a.m. at St. John’s, The Rev. Tim Fleck



December 27thNO Service



Sunday, December 23, 9:00 a.m.

Michael Shook will read an excerpt from Death Comes to the Archbishop


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Office Hours:

8:30-2:30, Monday, Thursday (the office will be closed on Tuesday)

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at St. John’s (244-3229) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

and at  St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays

He can be reached at 812-8362 or 

Sr. Warden, Ted Fletcher (244-3115); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)






St. John:

Feast of St. John: We will be celebrating the Feast of St. John on Sunday, December 30th with a Parish brunch after the 10:00 service. Our meal will celebrate the end of our construction/renovation. Todd Hardy of Eden Builders and the construction crews, sub-contractors etc. have been invited to join us.

Prayer Group Formation: There will be a meeting following the January 6th 10:00 a.m. service to discuss the formation of a St. John prayer group. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please join us. Rita Redfield (244-4025); Gen MacKenzie (244-7313).

Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 20th, following the 9:00 service (note only one service that morning). Reports are due by the 13th.


St. Saviour:

Morning Prayer: 8:30 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday in the Rectory Library

We are collecting warm hats, gloves and scarves for the Emmaus Center and for Debbie Little-Wyman’s program in Massachusetts.  As you shop in the next few weeks, pick up what you are able and bring on Sundays. There will be a box and the Outreach Tree at the back of the church.


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Contemplative Evening Prayer, Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel.


Church of Our Father:

The Rev. Chuck Bradshaw has resigned as rector effective December 31.  Chuck and his wife, Beth, will begin a three-year term of service as missionaries in the Diocese of Mityana, Uganda, under the auspices of the Society of Anglican Missionairies and Senders (SAMS-USA). A Farewell Luncheon will be held for Fr. Chuck and Beth on Sunday, December 30 at 1 pm.  You must RSVP if you would like to come!!  Please call Sue Olson at 667-2954 or email her at ASAP! 

Holy Eucharist and Breakfast, Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.; Healing Service on the fourth Wednesday.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Paul Haertel, Sarah Vekasi, Keith Storm, Ruth Cary, Jonathan Appleyard, Tina Baker, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, Julie Russell, Emmet and Betty Whittlesey, and Joel Sipes. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed and Adam Holt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families. Also remember the families of the victims at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

Charlotte, Daniel, Rachel*, Olivia, Josephine, Dawn*, Dylan, Madeline, Catherine, Chase, Nancy*, Jesse, Ana, James, Grace, Anne Marie*, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Lauren*, Mary*, Victoria*, Benjamin, Allison (* are adults)


Military Casualties (December 13-15)

Afghanistan: Nicholas Reid, Nelson Trent, Michael Guillory, Kevin Lipari, Leonard Robinson


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop calls for prayer following the Connecticut tragedy

“Will you pray and work toward a different future…”

We grieve with the many families and friends touched by this shooting in Connecticut.  We mourn the loss of lives so young and innocent.  We grieve that the means of death are so readily available to people who lack the present capacity to find other ways of responding to their own anger and grief.  We know that God’s heart is broken over this tragedy, and the tragedies that unfold each and every day across this nation.  And we pray that this latest concentration of shooting deaths in one event will awaken us to the unnoticed number of children and young people who die senselessly across this land every day.  More than 2000 children and youth die from guns each year, more than the soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Will you pray and work toward a different future, the one the Bible’s prophets dreamed of, where city streets are filled with children playing in safety (Zechariah 8:5)?

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


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I love our church because we don’t think unity means uniformity.

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, Diocese of New York