St. John's Episcopal Church Newsletter 
Issue: #29

    June 2015
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Parish Party Sunday June 28


Reservations are due by Tuesday, June 23rd.  Checks of $25 per person should be made out to St. John's Church.  Please mail to St. John's Church, P.O. Box 262, Essex, NY  12936 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


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

Summer Sunday Program for Young Children

St. John's Episcopal church invites children ages three to eight to a children's summer gathering at the church parish hall.  On Sundays at 9am during July and August children are invited to learn about God's creation and explore their own spiritual natures.

Reverend Lyn Barrett, retired UCC pastor, will provide leadership with the assistance of members of St. John's parish.  Children may also participate in the worship service at the discretion of their parents.  Weekly lessons are drawn from the Shine early childhood  ecumenical curriculum developed for use in many churches.  Subjects covered include: belonging, thanksgiving, giftedness, hospitality, understanding, and hope.


Registrations forms are available at local libraries and may also be obtained by calling Scottie at 518-963-8899 or by visiting the church website:


Bible Trivia  (answers below)

1. Which Bible stories are referenced in Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah"? (subsequently sung by John Cale, Alison Crowe, Rufus Wainwright and k.d. lang) 
2. In the book of Matthew, there was a woman who was  hemorrhaging;  what did she do to be healed by Jesus?
3.  What seed is the smallest seed but is the greatest among all herbs?



1. King David and Bathsheba and Samson and Delilah
2. She touched his clothes
3. The mustard seed