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July 16, 2017  

In This Issue
Website Resources
Fundraising Efforts
Springtime at Saint John's
Upcoming Reminders
Covenant to Care for Children
Volunteers Needed
Participants for July 16, 2017
The Website is Church, too!!
Weekly Bible Commentary
July 16, 2017

Join Our Mailing List
Means a
Balanced Budget 
"Changing" St. John's

Bring Your Change

Presented at the Altar
The Second Sunday
of the Month
Total to Date: $282.72

Changing St. John's

Save your coins when you empty your pockets at night. Collect them in a can or "mite" box and bring them to St. John's. Bring them anytime, and we'll present these "mites" on the first Sunday of the month. Many small efforts could make a big change in our budget and ministry. (We have can wrappers in the narthex to help us remember.)

Shopping Cards
An Easy Way to Help

Stop & Shop Cards
In Stock!
Available Every Sunday

When you buy shopping/gift cards through St. John's, you are making a contribution that does not cost you financially. It may take a little planning.  Order forms are available in the narthex and can be placed in the lockbox at any time.

To make it easy, here's the form for ordering. Print it and bring it on Sunday.

And if you want more choices, here's a complete list. Sue Bremer could order anything on this list.

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and to learn about diocesan activities. 

Dear Friends:

The Collect for Sunday, July 16:
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen
Have a great week!

John Gargiulo
Junior Warden 

Saturday, July 22nd
  • Save The Date - Northwest Region Convocation 2017 - Saturday, July 22, 11-3pm at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT. Adult and Children's Programs.

Upcoming Reminders

St. John's Summer Service Schedule - The summer service schedule will be at 9:00 am starting June 18th through September 3rd. Coffee hour will be hosted by the 9:00am greeters.

St. John's Summer Parish Project: Where Do You Find God? As you travel and enjoy the summer, please stop and capture a picture of where you have seen God at work in the world. Perhaps a garden, the shore, with family and friends, or at a summer chapel?   Send your pictures to with a caption and title and we will share them in the glass walkway for all to enjoy!

St. John's Garden Scholarship Program -
We are looking for interested high school students to take advantage of this opportunity to be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship upon graduation.  Just 25 hours of garden volunteer work required. Time may be accumulated from year to year and student need not be a member of St. John's.Call Norma Pappalardo 860-944-5541 to sign up.  
Spring Scrip Cards
- Remember to order your St. John's Scrip Cards. See Sue Bremer for more information. Order forms are in the Narthex.




Volunteers Needed!

Please stay after church for a short meeting this Sunday, July 16th, or contact Sue Hall, or 860-379-1943 
Covenant to Care for Children
Covenant to Care for Children Back to School Backpacks - Our parish social worker, Michelle Chase, has asked us to help provide backpacks and school supplies for children. Your generosity is appreciated. Please place your donations in the container in the narthex. Thanks!
For elementary school students: Age appropriate books, small packets of tissues, colored pencils, crayons, drawing pad, erasers, glue sticks, journal, non-permanent markers, notebooks, pencils, sharpener, ruler, blunt scissors, toy key chains, binder, tape, etc.
For middle school/high school students: Age appropriate books, colored pencils, drawing pad, erasers, glue sticks, journal, non-permanent markers, colorful spiral notebooks, geometric stencils & compass, colorful file folders, loose leaf three hole paper, #2 pencils, red pens, notebooks, binder, tape, small stapler & staples, etc.
See Lucie Martocchio, our Parish Liaison, for any further information.

Open Door Soup Kitchen - join our team for August 19th at St. James in Winsted. (9:00am-1:00pm)
Bell Ringers - s ign up to toll the tower bell for worship to begin our 9am worship.
Coffee Hour Volunteers - Show hospitality by hosting our social time together following worship. Co-hosting with another person or family is encouraged.

Participants for July 16, 2017
Please let the office know of substitutions. Thanks.

 9:00 AM Chalice -               Carol Wilson

 9:00 AM Acolytes -             James-Paul Forbes Cosman,
                                         Matthew Moraski, Audrey Coates
 9:00 AM Reader -              Chris Olson

9:00 AM Greeters -            Betty Castonguay & Norma
Vestry Greeter -                Nancy Gibson

9:00 AM Bell Ringer -         Volunteer Needed

Counters -                         Candy Flaherty
                                        Brian Jones

Altar Guild (July) -             Sue Hall
                                         Diane Hayes

Nursery Staff -                   Molly Lukiwsky

Lay Weeder (week of July 10th) -      Norma Pappalardo

Blessings & Peace,
The Rev. Sandra L. Cosman
St. John's Church