St. John's Episcopal Church Newsletter 
Issue: #28
    June 2015
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Parish Party Sunday June 28


We are pleased to inform you of our Eighth Annual social gathering at Normandie Beach Resort on Sunday, June 28th.  We will be honoring Father Rick Dennis, Father Bill Small, and Father Michael Sowan, who have been supporting our congregation while we search for a new Parish Priest.  Without their loving care, this period would be much more difficult for us.  Let's all get together and enjoy each other's company, as well as thank these caring shepherds.


The format will be the same as in previous years:  a get together, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., on the lawn and deck of Coco Caf? at Normandie Beach Resort in Westport.   The cost of $25.00 per person will remain the same as last year.  This includes hearty hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea.  A cash bar will be available.  In the event of rain, we will move inside.


We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, June 28th.  If you have any questions, please call Linda Rockefeller at 518-962-2799.


Should you need directions, please go to or call Linda.


To help in planning, all reservations need to be received by Tuesday, June 23rd.  Checks should be made out to St. John's Church.  Please mail to St. John's Church, P.O. Box 262, Essex, NY  10536.  Or, you may bring your check to Church on Sunday.  If you would like to come but find this a financial hardship, please talk to Scottie.


Thank you!!!   





Linda Rockefeller


ReNew Help Needed

ReNew funds are at an all time low to help our neighbors in need.  The lack of recent fundraising and a particularly difficult winter have contributed to the current financial need.  Please send a check to the office with ReNew in the memo line or drop a check in the plate on Sunday so that we can help ReNew get back to a stable financial situation.  In addition, ReNew will try to keep the shop open 7 days a week so that they can raise more money from the shop.  You can help by volunteering.  Let Helene Gray know when you can staff the shop!  THANKS.

Key Summer Dates to put on your calendar

Parish Party  June 28 Normandie
Vacation Bible School - June 29 - July 3 Willsboro Methodist
Sunday School Pilot July 5 - August 23 
Ashmont Boy Choir Camp - July 23-26
Annual meeting  - August 2
Bishop Tom Ely visitation to St John's - August 9
Alleluia! Golf Tournament Basin Harbor - September 12

Sunday School Pilot

Lyn Barrett has volunteered to lead a Sunday School pilot this summer during July and August.  The curriculum is for children 3-8 years old.  Look for publicity and more information soon.  
Vestments and Hymnals

We continue to upgrade our physical facilities, including vestments and hymnals. If you would like to donate some money in someone's memory for any of these, please let us know.  Thank you for your generosity.