Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations of our state government, we have moved most of our events online until further notice. The leadership of St. John’s Church is actively monitoring the COVID-19 developments as it relates to the safety and well-being of our staff, members, and local community. Your safety is our top priority. We will continuously monitor the counsel of our government officials and the Episcopal Church of Connecticut, and keep you informed of updates pertaining to any St. John’s events, live services and/or gatherings.

 

This, and every Sunday, we invite you to join us in-person or online with your family and friends at 10am on Facebook. Please check back often for upcoming events that engage with our ministries online.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

EVENSONG in candlelight, Sunday afternoon, October 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, WCOC is considering settling a refugee family as a Community Co-Sponsor with IRIS (the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services). The next step is gauging whether we have enough volunteers to populate the different Teams (Welcome, Finance, Housing, Schooling, Transportation, Health Care, Employment) and enough funds to settle a family. Please contact me or Carolyn Setlow at carolynsetlow@aol.com if you are interested in volunteering. Checks can be made out to “St. John’s” with ‘refugee’ in the memo line.

FOOD BANK VOLUNTERS, two volunteers needed, October 21st, 10-12:00.

WCOC FARMER’S MARKET TABLE, we need a volunteer for this Saturday, October 16th, 10-1.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS needed. Contact Literacy Volunteers on the Green if interested.

READING GROUP is now reading A.N. Wilson’s novel, The Vicar of Sorrows. Postponed until Tuesday, September 28th at 11:00.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY, beginning this Wednesdays at 10:30 in-person and via ZOOM, a serious study of The Gospel of St. Mark.

ALTAR FLOWERS CALENDAR, see sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall and linked on the Friday eblast.

COFFEE HOUR. There is a sign-up sheet for future coffee hours in the Friday eblast and in the Parish Hall.

Upcoming events:

ADULT BIBLE STUDY - The Gospel of Mark

Fr. Geoff, our Priest-in-Charge, will lead a serious weekly study of the Gospel of Mark, starting in September. The class is open to all interested persons in the community. The day of the week and time of the gathering will be determined by those interested, so contact Fr. Geoff if interested. BYOB, bring your own Bible!

ST. JOHN'S STORYTIME
 as told by the Priest-in-Charge
online every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
on the St. John's Facebook page, Click HERE.

ST. JOHN'S READING CLUB
NEW SELECTION
A.N. Wilson's "The Vicar of Sorrows"
Tuesday, September 7th, 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM

This powerful novel confirms A.N. Wilson's reputation as one of Britain's brightest literary lights, as he recounts the downward spiral of Francis Kreer, an Anglican priest who no longer believes in God and whose life starts to come apart at the seams when his mother dies and he discovers that she had secret lover.
The St. John's Reading Club is open to the public and meets regularly via ZOOM to discuss a novel previously selected. It is assumed that all participants will have already read the book by the time of the meeting, at which all will be welcome to discuss their reactions to the work with all the others gathered. 

St. John's Calendar

  • 2021-09-26 10:00 am - 11:00 am Holy Eucharist
  • 2021-09-29 8:30 am - 9:30 am ECCT Clergy/Bishops
  • 2021-10-03 10:00 am - 11:00 am Holy Eucharist
  • 2021-10-06 8:30 am - 9:30 am ECCT Clergy/Bishops
  • 2021-10-10 10:00 am - 11:00 am Holy Eucharist