"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power (Ephesians 1:17-19).

During the past four weeks, parishioners have witnessed to the joy and love that they experience at St. John’s. One of the common themes is the relationship we have with our Lord and the deep sense of family that we experience at St. John’s. In his convention address, Bishop Provenzano spoke of racial reconciliation and outreach to those who are hurting during this Covid Pandemic as two areas that our Diocese needs to focus on. I am thankful for our Sacred Ground team and the ECW for keeping our focus in line with the bishop’s vision. If we can continue to speak the truth of the Gospel and witness to the love of Christ, we can remain on our path to becoming a Beloved Community

God reveals to us the hope in which he has called us. When we work together for the benefit of others, God draws us into a deeper relationship with Christ, enlightens the eyes of our heart, and blesses our ministry. When this happens the hungry in our community are fed, the lonely are visited, and the sick are healed. When we read the stories and witness in our Sacred Ground Curriculum, we get together in circles that can have frank conversations about racial reconciliation.

In this week’s Gospel we hear, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me” (Matt. 35:34-36).

Each of us is called in this season of Hope, to help those in our community that are in the greatest need. Many of us feel the fear, loneliness, and separation of this Covid Pandemic. And yet through Christ, we are able to look at those in even greater need than ourselves. When we have compassion for those in need, we respond to the suffering of one another. This in turn makes us vulnerable. We begin to feel their pain and give out of Christ’s love. When we give because we care, we can have an impact just by being there. Have you ever wondered what to say to a person that has just lost something dear to them? You might listen carefully to their pain and then thank them for sharing. Your presence means more than any words that you might think will make the situation better.

I pray this holiday season that you will be blessed with good health, good friends, and a family that cares about you. St. John’s can be a family to all those who wish to join our community. With the eyes of our heart enlightened, we can love others as Christ loves us.

In Christ’s love,
Fr. Duncan  
8:00 am - Rite I Holy Eucharist in the church
Face masks, social distancing, and registration required.
Register online: 8AM REGISTRATION FORM

8:00 am - Rite II Morning Prayer
8am Service Bulletin: Christ the King_8am

9:15 am – Rite II Morning Prayer with Music
9:15 am Service Bulletin: Christ the King_9:15am

10:15 am - Sunday School via Zoom

11:00 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist in the church
Face masks, social distancing, and registration required.
Register online: 11 AM REGISTRATION FORM
Please join us for a ZOOM coffee hour this Sunday at 10:00 am. Grab a cup of your own coffee and a snack, share some time with your friends at St. Johns. This will be an informal remote gathering where we can enjoy each other's company. Join Zoom Coffee Hour:

Join us at 9:00 am for Morning Prayer, Monday - Friday, via Zoom (New Meeting #):
Meeting #: 83021762936
Please follow along with Mission St. Clare
Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 11:00 am via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84448323853

For those who prefer an evening Bible Study, we have a session on Mondays at 6:30 pm. Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83527491169.

We are studying the New Testament, referencing N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird's The New Testament in Its World.
This Christmas remember your Loved Ones, or offer Special Thanksgivings, by making a donation for this year’s Christmas Poinsettias. 

Order forms can be found on the St. John's website or by using the link below, or you may contact the Parish Office (cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org or 631-427-1752) to have one sent to you. Order forms and payment are due in the Parish Office by Monday, December 14th.

If you would like to remember a loved one or give thanks for an imporant event with altar flowers or Perpetual Light, Please complete an Altar Flower Form and return it to the Parish Office with your check made payable to "St. John's Altar Guild."

Huntington’s forty-ninth Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 22, at 7:00 PM, on Zoom. Fr. Duncan will be doing a reading from the Native American Tradition. The preacher will be the Rev. Edward Sheridan, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, in East Northport NY.

Zoom Link:
St. John's ECW and Youth Group are taking up their yearly Thanksgiving collection to provide Thanksgiving baskets for families who have had to abandon their homes to seek safety from domestic violence.
We are asking for monetary donations only, no food donations. All monies collected will be put towards these Thanksgiving baskets. No amount is too little or too big. If giving cash, please mark your envelope "Thanksgiving Basket Donation"; if giving a check, please make your checks out to the “St. John’s ECW.” You may put your donations into the Sunday offering plate or mail it to the Parish Office.

We will be collecting thru November 23rd, so please contribute now.
Hearts Offering Passionate Encouragement

St. John’s has been actively providing food staples to the many food pantries within our community – especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. There continues to be a significant food insecurity need, however, many of us may not realize that individuals who receive benefits, from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cannot use those benefits for a large list of items that most of us consider essential.

Take a look at the following list and you will see that all items are essential for daily living and for overall health benefits.  As you continue to drop off other essential items in the bins outside the church office on Prospect Street, please consider including the following items. Of particular need are items found in #7:

  1. Toilet Paper
  2. Paper Towels
  3. Tissues
  4. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
  5. Soap
  6. Diapers
  7. Tampons, pads and incontinence products
  8. Deodorant
  9. Shampoos
  10. Cleaning products
  11. Lotion, powder, sunscreen, lip balm
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:16

Sonshine Ministry is a program where we, as church members, offer meals to any in our church family who may be experiencing a significant life event: medical emergency, healing from surgery, time of loss and bereavement, or just difficult circumstances. The ministry is available to all of us and is and open to all parishioners interested in volunteering to prepare a meal when a need becomes apparent. We usually provide a supper consisting of a main dish, a vegetable/salad, a starch, and a dessert, delivered with a greeting card between 5 and 6 p.m. A cooler is generally made available outside the home for placement of food.

The program we will use to set this up is called: Meal Train – a simple online program with a calendar of requested dates for the parishioner in need. Meal providers simply login, using the link that will be emailed to you and sign up for the date of your choice.

Please contact Coral in the church office at cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org, or 631-427-1752 or Claire Mis at cmis@hotmail.com or 631-680-6635 if you are willing to provide meals. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have. You do not have to provide a meal each time a request is made – only as you are able. 

Also, in time of COVID-19, we do ask that you follow all the proper hygiene guidelines when preparing a dish, i.e. washing hands frequently and wearing a mask during preparation. Alternatively, you may purchase a meal from a local restaurant to drop off.

Also, if you know of a parishioner or family in need of meals, make sure they are interested in receiving those meals and then contact Claire Mis.
The Thrift Shop is open Saturday, 12 to 3 pm!

Our Thrift Shop is a vital ministry for our church and in our community. Help is needed in sorting and pricing during the week, and on Saturdays to serve the public.To volunteer, please contact Nancy Feustel at n.feustel@verizon.net.

Social distancing and masks are required.
All are welcome to join us for our Advent Series on "Celtic Christianity" on Tuesdays in Advent via Zoom. We will begin with Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm. The program will be from 7:00-8:00 pm. Each week will feature a different speaker:

  • December 1st - Leslie Valentine
  • December 8th - Rev. John Morrison
  • December 15th - Rev. Duncan Burns
  • December 22nd - Claire Mis

The annual Christmas wreath and flower sale is December 5th and 6th. You can pick up your order that Saturday from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm or on Sunday from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

Order forms are available using the link below or online as stjohns1745.org. Please return your order to a Youth Group member or the Parish Office by Monday, December 1st.

Contact Ford Spilsbury with any questions at 212-873-7088

On Sunday, December 6th at 11:30 am via Facebook Live, Alex Pryrodny will peform a concert to benefit Navajo children.

Join us via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/stjohns1745/live/
On Saturday, December 12th from 9:30 to 11:30 am, St. John's Spirituality Group will welcome Leslie Valentine, certified mentor for EfM (Education for Ministry) via Zoom. Leslie will present "Rop tú mo baile - Be thou my vision: contemplating the wonder, reverence and awe of this 8th century Irish hymn"

First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, November 29th at 11am in the church. Any child 2nd grade or older interested in participating in First Holy Communion, should contact the Parish Office at 631-427-1752 or cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org.
Altar Guild - Contact Nancy Feustel and Barbara Hinton
Thrift Shop - Contact Nancy Feustel

Ushers - Help is needed on Sundays ffor the 11am service in the church contact Fr. Duncan.
Lectors - Readers are needed for both Zoom and in person services contact Christine Dore.
St. Hilda’s Guild meets Tuesdays at 12:00 noon via Zoom. Join us using the link below, and make sure to bring your latest project and a snack:
Thank you so much for your generous spirit and continued support of the ministry of St. John’s. Please turn in your 2021 pledge card if you have not done so already. We will begin preparing our 2021 Budget, and pledges are vital in that process.

If you are financially able, please make sure your 2020 pledge is up to date
We have set up online giving. Using your credit card or a direct payment from your checking account, you will be able to make a one-time payment or set up recurring payments.

Or send a check made payable to "St. John's Episcopal Church" to 12 Prospect Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

To text your contribution (standard text message rates do apply):

Text SJEC1745 STEWARDSHIP $[Amount] to 73256.

Your stewardship is a commitment to sustaining St. John’s ministry today and going forward. Thank you for your continuing support!
We have set up online giving. Using your credit card or a direct payment from your checking account, you will be able to make a one-time payment or set up recurring payments using our secure online system. 

Using the below form, you can choose the types of contributions you would like to make a Plate Offering online:

Or send a check made payable to "St. John's Episcopal Church" to 12 Prospect Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

To text your contribution (standard text message rates do apply):

Text SJEC1745 PLATE $[Amount] to 73256.
We pray for all our doctors, nurses, and medical staff who put themselves at risk to care for us during this corona virus epidemic.

We pray for all our men and women serving in the armed services and all first responders who put themselves at risk every day, especially during this time. May God keep them safe and healthy, and return them home to their loved ones.

We pray for those who work for justice. May God give us all strength and wisdom to act for change when it is needed.

We pray for the sick: Kathy, Lynn, Fred, Ellen, Lucille, Frank and Theresa, Spencer and Sue, Tom and Stephanie, Peter, David, Nils, Margaret, Cheryl, Carol, CJ, George, Nichole, Roelie, Tom, Nelly, Marty, Irene and Jim, Debra and Carol, Bette, Justin, Hagai, Cassie, Bill, Amy, Kate, Fr. John, Amelia, Gladys, Christian, Jane, Diane, Robert Boise, Simon, May, Johann

We pray for the recently departed: Dr. Carrol A. Congo

Altar Flowers are a given this week in loving memory of Blanca Vite by Camille Vite.

Please submit your prayers to cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org.

For pastoral care and prayer, please contact Fr. Duncan or Claire Mis, directly.
Please click on the link below to read an important message from our Bishop: