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September 3, 2017  

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Upcoming Reminders
Treasures N Trinkets
Volunteers Needed
Participants for September 3, 2017
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September 3, 2017

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"Changing" St. John's

Bring Your Change

Presented at the Altar
The Second Sunday
of the Month
Total to Date: $354.64

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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Dear Friends:

Fall is coming! Sept. 10 th all our congregants will participate in a rededication ceremony for the coming year. This time of year always reminds me of one of our Godly Play core lessons. It is the lesson of The Circle of the Church Year. Here is the lesson's wording:
"Time, time, time. There are all kinds of time. There is a time to get up in the morning. This is a time to go to bed. There is a time to go to school and a time to come home. There is a time to work, and there is a time to play. But what is time?
Some people say that time is in a line, but I wonder what that would look like? Ah. Wait a minute. What is this? (we bring out a gold cord) Time ...Time in a line. This is time in a line. Look at this. Here is the beginning. It is the newest part. It is just being born. It is brand new. Now look (moving hand down the cord) that part that was new is now getting old. I wonder how long time goes. Does it go forever? Could there ever be an ending? It ended. Look at the ending. The beginning that was so new at the beginning now is old. The ending is the new part now. We have a beginning that is like an ending and an ending that is like a beginning.
Do you know what the Church did? They tied the ending that
was like a beginning, and the beginning that was like an ending together, so we would always remember that for every ending there is a beginning and for every beginning there is an ending."
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.....AN ENDING AND A NEW BEGINNING! Please join us on Sunday, September 10 th to rededicate ourselves to actively participate in the life of St. John's and live our lives striving to illuminate the love of God in our daily lives
Linda L. Snyder
Christian Formation Specialist

Upcoming Reminders

Our Little Free Pantry is available for those who in need of food for themselves and their family. Please consider donating non-perishable items to the pantry.
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.  


Acolyte Gathering - Sunday, September 10th at 11am.





St. John's Tag Sale, Saturday, September
 30th 9-3pm (rain date October 1st). NEEDED: Your Treasures! Your Help! Sign up to price 9/25, 9/27, 9/29. Sign up that day 9/30 Your enthusiasm! Be there, bring friends, tell neighbors, your suggestions. Call Sue Hall or Jill Smith. This is our major Funraiser. Join us.
Open Door Soup Kitchen - join our team for September 16th 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 September 3, 2017
Please let the office know of substitutions. Thanks.

 9:00 AM Chalice -             Nancy Butler

 9:00 AM Acolytes -           Matthew Moraski, Mary Healey
                                        Howard Truax
 9:00 AM Reader -             Anne Hall

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

9:00 AM Bell Ringer -        Volunteer Needed

Counters -                        Paul Halladay & Guy Hayes
Altar Guild (September) -   Cynthia Welch
                                         Barbara Patch
                                         Nancy Butler

Nursery Staff -                   Molly Lukiwsky

Lay Weeder (week of September 3rd) -    Volunteer Needed

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