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.
The health and safety of the most vulnerable in our congregation and community remains the highest concern to St. John’s. Remember that many in our communities are not vaccinated; all of those under 5 years old, those who are immuno-compromised, and those who have chosen not to be vaccinated for other reasons. While many are now vaccinated, remember that even a small percentage of those vaccinated can contract the corona virus, and while their symptoms may be milder, they can also spread the virus to loved ones and friends back home. We have not yet reached herd immunity as a nation. So please remain vigilant in safety protocols, mindful of the risk in our community, masked indoors, social distancing and getting vaccinated if possible.
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
~ANNOUNCEMENTS AT A GLANCE ~
COFFEE HOUR has resumed after the 10:00 Service. Signup to host.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, at 10:30 in the Parish Library and via ZOOM, to begin our serious study of The Acts of the Apostles. See below.
CHURCH HOMECOMING - Sunday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. - see below
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME ARE YOU DOING HERE - Sunday, September 18 - after the service - see below
SATURDAY FAMILY SERVICE (NEW), On the second Saturday of each month at 5pm - October through May and starting on October 8th at 5pm. - see below
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ADULT BIBLE STUDY
"The Acts of the Apostles", Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
A hybrid meeting of in-person in the Parish Library and ZOOM for others.
Fr. Geoff, our Priest-in-Charge, is leading a serious weekly study of the Acts of the Apostles. The class is open to all interested persons in the community. BYOB, bring your own Bible. Spread the word! Email the priest if you need a ZOOM link.
NEW BOOK SELECTION
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", discussion starting in late September via Zoom, so start reading now!
Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and will not reveal her lover’s identity. The scarlet letter A (for adultery) she has to wear on her clothes, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.
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.