St. John's Episcopal Church Newsletter 
Issue: #31

    August  2015
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St. John's Facebook Page



St. John's now has a Facebook page where you can view pictures from the Ashmont Boy Choir Visit, the ReNew fundraiser, Sunday school and lots more in the future!  Search for "St. John's Church in Essex, NY" on Facebook and like the page.  You will then get notified whenever we post new materials. 

Bishop Tom Ely's Visitation

Bishop Tom Ely, our DEPO (Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight) Bishop from the Diocese of Vermont, and his wife Ann visited St. John's August 8 and August 9.  Saturday night, he had dinner with the Vestry and Search committee while Ann was hosted by the Persells. Sunday morning, he celebrated the Eucharist and confirmed, received and reaffirmed 15 people.  At coffee hour, he had an all parish meeting where he gave a few remarks answered everyone's questions.  We were extremely pleased with his open dialogue and pastoral interaction with all of us, as we have been for the past year.  We remain extremely grateful for our DEPO relationship with Bishop Ely.

Annual Meeting August 2

We had our annual meeting August 2.  If you are interested in the materials from the meeting, please contact Teresa Cummings at and she can email you the materials.  We elected Bill Finucane as the Senior Warden and Carole Harsh as the Junior Warden.  All other vestry members remain the same. 

Ashmont Boy Choir

We had another succesful choir camp with lots of singing and lots of fun.  The culmination of the camp was Sunday Eucharist and Evensong Sunday afternoon.  See our Facebook page for lots of photos!   As the boys left, they all said "see you next year!"  


Alleluia Golf Tournament

The Alleluia golf tournament in September 12 at Basin Harbor in Vergennes, VT.  The proceeds  benefit  the Alleluia Fund  for the Vermont Episcopal Diocese.  The fund is used to fund missions in the Vermont Episcopal Diocese.