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July 9, 2017  

In This Issue
Website Resources
Fundraising Efforts
Springtime at Saint John's
Upcoming Reminders
Volunteers Needed
Participants for July 9, 2017
The Website is Church, too!!
Join Our Mailing List
Fundraising
Means a
Balanced Budget 
"Changing" St. John's

Bring Your Change
Anytime!!!

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 St. John's Community,

Now that summer is upon us and activities galore vie for our attention, please keep the community of St. John's in mind. Here are a few reminders for the summer months:

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 Michelle at office@reddoors.com and we will share them in the glass walkway for all to enjoy!

SUMMER GARDEN TOUR - St. John's Gill Memorial Garden will be part of the Garden Tour in support of the Bakersville Library on July 15th. Plants gleaned from the Memorial Garden will be offered for sale.

SUMMER REGION CONVOCATION - The Northwest Region Convocation will take place on Saturday, July 22, 11-3pm at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT. Adult and Children's Programs are planned. Please join us.

SUMMER COFFEE HOURS - If you are hosting coffee hour this summer, please know that you have the option of hosting this post service reception in the garden. The tables are set in the walkway and lemonade dispensers are located in the kitchen. Thanks for your hospitality and your tasty treats.

SUMMER VISITORS - Summer is prime visiting time for those seeking out a new church home. Please be cognizant of those around you in need of assistance and a warm welcome. Thanks.

SUMMER NURSERY - Thanks to Molly Lukiwsky, Mary Healey, and Linda Snyder, the nursery will be available for the 9am service during the summer.

SUMMER GARDEN LAYWEEDERS - Thank you to our Garden Managers, Norma Pappalardo and Anne Hall, and all those who lovingly care for our garden.

SUMMER BAPTISMS - Please contact Mother Cosman if you would like to discuss baptism for yourself or a member of your family.

SUMMER PLEDGING - If you find that you are not able to attend during the summer months, please consider keeping up your pledge by mailing it in. Mail it to St. John's Church 51 Church Street, P.O. Box 27, Pine Meadow, CT 06061 Attn: Treasurer. Thank you so much in advance for your ongoing support of St. John's.

SUMMER BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY CARDS - Please stop by the Garden walkway and sign the July Birthday and Anniversary cards.

SUMMER MISSION PROJECT - 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. See Lucie Martocchio, our Parish Liaison for any further information. Thanks.

May you travel with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go. May you pray this summer and every day and in every situation. May you be aware of God's action in your life and God's love for you and all those you know and love.


Mother Cosman

SUMMER  AT SAINT JOHN'S
 
 
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.
 

In The Garden

In The Garden
- We have removed much of the Ladies Mantle that became over-grown along the walkway to the new building. Replacing the bulbs which provided an annual buffet for the chipmunks, we have put in miniature blue, white, and yellow iris which provide early spring color, require little maintenance, and should naturalize easily.
 
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 office@reddoors.com with a caption and title and we will share them in the glass walkway for all to enjoy!

North Congregational Church will hold a Vacation Bible School July 10TH - 14TH from 9am until noon. Contact NCC at (860) 379-2466 by 6/23 for more information or to register.

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.
 
Save The Date - For the weekend of September 30th-October 1st for St. John's Tag Sale. More details to follow.
 
 
 

 
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.

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Open Door Soup Kitchen - join our team for July 15th 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 9, 2017
Please let the office know of substitutions. Thanks.

 9:00 AM Chalice -               Blake Hall

 9:00 AM Acolytes -             Colin Coates, Howard Truax,
                                          Amelia Ficalora
                                       
 9:00 AM Reader -              Jamie Hall

9:00 AM Greeters -            Sue Hall & Peg Budny
                    
Vestry Greeter -                Beth Coates

9:00 AM Bell Ringer -         Volunteer Needed

Counters -                         Norma Pappalardo
                                        Chris Osborne

Altar Guild (July) -             Sue Hall
                                         Diane Hayes

Nursery Staff -                   Molly Lukiwsky

Lay Weeder (week of July 3rd) -      Holly Hall
                                               

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