Fourth-century preacher John Chrysostom said, "This is the rule of most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good. For nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ as caring for his neighbors."

Dear Friends-

A number of you have asked 'where are you going?' when I leave St. John's at the end of the month. The answer has two parts. First, we will be staying in our home in Essex. We love the North Shore and all that it offer our family; the schools, the beautiful landscape, etc. The second part of the answer is that I'll be working at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Weston, Massachusetts. So, while I won't be leading worship on Sunday mornings here at St. John's, I'm sure to run into you around town. Give me a wave if you see me out running and let me know if you have friends in Weston I should reach out to!

-George
The Winter Walk is This Sunday!

The Winter Walk is a campaign raising awareness and funds to help end homelessness in Boston. It centers on an annual walk, 2 miles around the streets of the city in February, the coldest month of the year. It is our chance to link arms with those who experience homelessness and to listen humbly to their stories. This is a great opportunity to learn from individuals experiencing homelessness and local service providers.

You can join our team or donate toward our fundraising goal here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/winterwalk22/team/889378/?fbclid=IwAR2aU5HGHBSuoRmvUiq-THYK5fLD4vss2uuqBP1D9jsPTFDs_F1wVzD5PLA

Save the Date!

On Sunday March 27th at 4 PM, the St. John's Concert Series will present the second event of our 2021-22 season. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra concert in October was so much fun and so well attended; we hope to attract a large audience again for this very different but equally lively program.

Former Music Director Jeremy Bruns and current Music Director Frances Conover Fitch will collaborate on an varied and lively program of music for organ, harpsichord, and piano. Francie and Jeremy will be playing some duets. Among the featured composers will be César Franck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, the child prodigy harpsichordist who lived at the court of Louis IV.
Vestry Nominations

In preparation for our annual meeting in March, the nominating committee would love to hear your recommendations for the vestry. In this important time of transition, a diverse group of leadership is needed.
If you would like to nominate yourself or a parishioner, please reach out to our Senior Warden, Jodie Stevenson, at janetdstevenson@iclound.com.
Outdoor Reception for George 

On February 27, 2022 after the 9am Service of Leave-Taking we will gather together for an Outdoor Reception to offer our thanks for George and share time together. A Paperless Post invitation is forthcoming with information about how to RSVP. If you are interested in joining the committee please email Elizabeth Eaton at ebe.eaton@gmail.com.
Pledge Envelopes are here!

If you requested 'pledge envelopes' on your pledge card, you can find them in the back of the church. If you'd like them mailed to you, please let us know!
St. John's Ride Sharing!
Need a ride to church? Want to give a ride to church?
Vestry member Wendy Waller is spearheading this new effort to match drivers with riders. If you can provide rides (occasionally or weekly) or need a ride (occasionally or weekly) please reach out via telephone to Wendy at (978) 578-4805 or via email at waller.wendy55@gmail.com.
Bootstraps Needs Grains
For the month of February Beverly Boots has asked for grains: think couscous, bulgur wheat, quinoa, farro, all rice varieties, etc.

Donations can be brought to church on Sunday mornings during worship or dropped off anytime in the bins outside the church office. Please avoid glass bottles and check those expiration dates!
Weekday Worship Opportunities

We worship together online on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m. (link available in the Worship Resources Section below) and on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Meditation Chapel. Please join us! 
Isabel’s Office Hours
Isabel will be at St. John’s in the office on Tuesdays from 10am-3pm, Fridays from 10am-12pm and by appointment. Please reach out if you need access to the building outside of these set times to Isabel at isabel@sjcb.org.
Isabel would also love to get to know more of you, so please feel free to drop by for a chat!
Want to make an online donation to St. John's?

We're so grateful for all the ways you support our community. We've heard from many parishioners that they like the option of giving to St. John's via credit or debit card.

Our online giving portal allows for one time, weekly or monthly giving.

This secure link will take you to the Vanco Giving Link

If you have any questions, please contact our Bookkeeper Blair at blair@sjcb.org.
 
Worship Resources
Sunday Worship Information
Join us Sunday mornings via 'live stream' on the St. John's Beverly Farms Facebook page.

Sunday Bulletin can be found here Bulletin for Sunday, February 13

Evening Worship Information
We worship together online on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on the St. John's Beverly Farms Facebook page. Click here to join us.
Click here for our Tuesday and Thursday Compline Bulletin
Questions?

Should you need anything or have any questions, Isabel can best be reached by email at isabel@sjcb.org and will be in the church on Tuesdays and Fridays.