Photo by Sylvia Margo Tospann

Quick News for  
Wednesday, September 26, 2018  
Historic Stole Will be Returned  
St. John's is once again blessed by the Close's!  Tilly Close has lovingly paid for and preserved a replica of the stole worn by St. Thomas a Becket, which was commissioned by her Mother.  At the request of Darcey Hale, Tilly has agreed to donate a special case for the stole, so it can once again be displayed in our Church.   
Prayer Retreat Planning Session

At our September 17th planning session we have arranged our retreat for November 3rd at the classrooms of College for Every Student.  Suggested donation is $10 per person.  We would love to have your presence there and your input, please join us!  Pre-registration is encouraged -- please contact Father Craig.  
If anyone wants to go or needs further information to contact Janice Summers Bedoukian via email at  
October 26 and 27, Friday and Saturday Vermont Convention
Please go to the Vermont Diocese website to register for the convention (  The deadline is October 5, 2018.  Registration fee is $30 for Friday only and $55.00 for two days.  Please note -- scholarships are available by speaking with Carole Harsh.
The Vermont Convention will take place at the Burlington Hilton Hotel on October 26 and 27.  We would like to have a good representation from St. John's. For more information see the poster below.
Please share your talents with the Hospitality Committee and volunteer to help plan church events such as Christmas Eve dinner, Mother's Day and Father's Day brunches, lunches for the choir boys, etc.  Share your dash, and your flash, and your planning and culinary arts with us.    
Carole Harsh is dying to connect with you!  Please contact her for details -  
Friday Night Supper Club
Please join us this Friday, September 28, at 6 pm will be a Taste of India!   
Please bring a beverage, or a salad, and a friend!   
Coming Soon - Countdown! 
Countdown to Friday, October 12 at 5:30pm for our FREE COMMUNITY PIG ROAST !!  Tell your friends and neighbors, all are invited!   
Reminder of Weekly Activities
Sunday - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:15 am - Sanctuary 
Monday, Thursday, Friday - Morning Prayer 8:30 am - Sanctuary 
Tuesday - Silent Prayer 8:15 am - Sanctuary  
Tuesday - Community Pot Luck 6 pm - Persell Hall - all are welcome! 
Tuesday - Contemporary Bible Discussion - 9:30 am - Persell Hall
Wednesday - Holy Eucharist 8:30 am - Sanctuary
Wednesday - Genesis Bible Study 10 am - Persell Hall
Wednesday - World Community for Christian Meditation 5 - 6 pm Persell Hall
Thursday - Morning Prayer 8:30 - Sanctuary 
Friday - Supper Club 6 pm - Persell Hall - All are welcome!  
School Prayer - Jeff Moredock 
                  Our children, who sit at desks
                  Many are your names
                  Your time will come
                  And will be done
                  In life as it was in school
                  Give us each day
                  Our daily lesson
                  And forgive us our failures
                  As we forgive you yours
                  And let us not lead you
                  Into temptation
                  But protect you from all evil
                  For you are our hope
                  And our promise and our future
                  Forever and ever  
                                             Jeff Moredock March 1995
Prayer List Reminder
We believe people with acute or serious chronic conditions benefit from the prayers for our collected community.  If you would like to add people to the list, please send their names to Katharine Preston (
Names must be to her by Wednesday evening of each week to be listed in the bulletin, read during Sunday's Prayers of the People and printed in the Quick News the following week.  Please be sensitive to informing Katharine if names should be removed as well.
Prayers of the People  
  We pray for those within our community known only to you who are challenged by a serious illness. And for Carol Calhoun's daughter Sarah and her step-daughter Celia; Scottie's friend, Carol; Christopher Whalen; Jerry Macey; Sally Johnson; Matt Looby; Rob Close; Ed; Jill; Vivian; Judith Moore; Dottie Hall Swinehart; Helene Gray; and others known to us....
A prayer for the family of David Martin - Almighty God, Father of Mercy and Giver of Comfort, Deal Graciously we pray, with all who mourn that casting all their cares on you, they may know the consolation of your love.  Amen.   

HOLY DAY -  St. Michael and all Angels
Scriptural word "Angels" means messenger from God.  Christians have always felt themselves to be attended by helpful Spirits - swift, powerful, and enlightening.  Of many angels spoken of in the Bible, only four are called by name, Michael, Gabriel, Urial, and Raphael.  Michael is the patron saint of countless churches.  Archangel Michael is the powerful agent of God who wards off evil from God's people.  And delivers peace.    
Everlasting God, Mercifully grant that your holy angels always serve and worship you in Heaven.  So by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth.  To Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.   
First lesson:   Genesis 28: 10-17
Psalm:   103
Second lesson:    Revelation 12: 7-12
John 1: 47-51
Here are the ways you can reach Father Craig:
Church Phone: 518 - 963 - 7775
Rectory Phone: 518 - 963 - 4657 
Cell Phone: 207 - 595 - 2697 
If you are unable to reach him at the Church, please call the Rectory and speak with someone there or leave a message.   
And please note, the Rectory is always open for emergencies.

Photo by Sylvia Tospann

We look forward to seeing you  
in church at 9:15 a.m.  
this Sunday, September 30th