"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:9-12)

We are called to love one another as God has loved us. We need to be a reflection of God’s love to one another. I am very thankful for being in the midst of such a terrific group of people that really care about each other and those who are less fortunate in our community. If you are a new member, please call the church and set up a meeting with the rector. We are starting to get back together at St. John’s and I am always open to visits. If you are a parishioner already and would like to meet me, please set up a time with Coral in the office. We have 10 Lay Eucharistic Visitors that have just been assigned parishioners to take home communion to. If you know of anyone in need of home communion, please let me know. Please let Coral or Christine Dore know if you would like to read at one of our services. This may be done from home or in church, starting on May 23rd. We are setting up a schedule in June for acolytes, readers, MC’s, Lay Eucharistic Ministers and ushers.

Alex is back in New York and has received his first vaccination. I can’t thank Alex and our choir enough for the wonderful music that they have produced during this pandemic. He will be playing in person at Holy Eucharist Rite II services starting on May 23rd at 10:00. This service will include a zoom and a Facebook stream. The 8:00 Rite I service will also have pre-recorded music, a zoom and a Facebook stream. 

Our Racial Reconciliation and Social Justice Committee met last night to discuss our next steps at St. John. We plan to run a third 10-week session of Sacred Ground in September. Last week, our facilitators met by zoom with the Presiding Bishop to hear the exciting new programs that churches are doing as their “next steps” in racial reconciliation. Please keep our committee in your prayers as we move forward

Our Thrift shop is getting ready to open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but we need more folks to help. We are working on hanging and marking several times every week. Please contact Nancy or Coral if you are interested.

I would like to thank all the donors who have given to the 275th Anniversary Endowment and Capital Building Fund. We are starting another historic restoration project after May 15th to complete some pointing work on the bell tower and Garden of Blessing buttresses. We will also be replacing cracked bluestone on the steps and fixing the bottom of the stained glass windows. Thanks to a recent grant from Landmark Conservatory for $25,000 and a matching grant from our Bishop Provenzano and the Diocese, we will be able to get this work done very soon. 

In Christ’s love, 
Fr. Duncan
8:00 am - Rite I Holy Eucharist in the church
Face masks, social distancing, and contract tracing sign in. Space is limited.
8:00 am - Rite II Morning Prayer
8am Service Bulletin: Easter5 05-02-2021
9:15 am – Rite II Morning Prayer with Music
9:15 am Service Bulletin: Easter5 05-02-2021
10:15 am - Sunday School via Zoom
11:00 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist in the church & Facebook Live
In person: Face masks, social distancing, and contract tracing sign in. Space is limited.
Please note: Pre-registration for in person services is no longer required. Attendees will have to sign in upon arrival for contact tracing purposes. Please see the Vestry protocols outlined below. 
Please join us for a ZOOM coffee hour each Sunday immediately following the 8:00am (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83750939744) & 9:15am (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85013336358) services. Grab a cup of your own coffee and a snack, share some time with your friends at St. Johns.
We are so happy to welcome people back into the church for in-person worship. As we slowly re-open and increase the number of people allowed in the church, we can all do our part to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy:

  1. Masks are required. Disposable masks are available at the back of the church;
  2. Social distancing. Please maintain a 6ft distance between your group/family and others;
  3. Sanitize hands upon entrance. Dispensers are available at the back of the church;
  4. Prayer Books available to borrow;
  5. Service bulletins and reading inserts and are available at the back of the church;
  6. Only sit in designated areas;
  7. No singing at this time
  8. Follow all traffic flow signs and instructions of the ushers.
All are welcome at Morning Prayer. We meet Monday through Friday at 9:00 am via Zoom. Our short prayer service is followed by some fellowship and discussion. Feel free to join us occassionallly to listen and pray, or come more often to participate as a leader or reader, and to start your day with your focus on Christ and a deeper connnection with your friends at St. John's.

Bible Study meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm and on Tuesdays at 11:00 am.

Monday Evening Bible Study at 6:30 pm: 

Tuesday Bible Study at 11:00am:
We are happy to share that our parishioner, Mary Gallagher-Seaman, RN-BS, NE-BC, MSN, is running a nurse coaching group Monday evenings 7:00-8:15 pm. Mary is an experienced nurse currently working towards nurse coaching certification at the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy. The group will provide support and coaching to set health goals and an action plan to obtain your highest level of wellness.

The pandemic has been tough on all of us. Come and join this free, lively group to work together on our health!

If interested, please contact the Parish Office to sign up, info@stjohnshuntington.org or (631) 427-1752. This is a first come, first served small group....secure your place now!
Episcopal Ministries of Long Island works to help the vulnerable across the diocese, beyond our doors, in the name of Christ. During the Annual Appeal beginning this Sunday, May 2, EMLI will share stories of parishes connecting with their neighbors in need over this past, painful year. With support from EMLI, they responded in ways – big and small - that transformed the lives they touched. A simple act prompted one woman to say, “I have never felt so loved, so heard, so cared for.” A simple act but a profound impact.

Make a gift to EMLI and join our collective response to care for our neighbors -- and bring God’s love and light into the world. To learn more about the ministries supported by EMLI or to make a donation, visit www.episcopalministries.org.

If you prefer to give by check, postage paid envelopes addressed to EMLI are available at the back of the church. Please make check's payable to "EMLI" or "Epsicopal Minsitries of Long Island."
The Prayer Shawl Ministry has truly been reenergized!

We have distributed 27 shawls this year! We are grateful to have received some yarn donations and monetary donations.THANK YOU to those who donated and to those making these beautiful shawls! As we continue to make shawls for those in need in our community, we can use your support to keep us going.

Please consider donating to help our ministry! You can donate yarn or donate financially using the link below or sending a check into the church. You are also welcome to make a shawl and donate the completed shawl to the ministry.

We meet via Zoom on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm, for a group check in. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 13.

Please contact Noelle DeLorenzo at ndelorenzo217@gmail.com with any inquiries on donations, receiving prayer shawls, or joining the ministry.
The St. John's Scholarship committee is now accepting applications for the 2021 Florence and Robert Scott Scholarship.

A scholarship will be awarded to one or two graduating High School senior(s). Your application must be received by the Parish Office by Friday, May 14, 2021. You may submit your application and supporting documents via email to cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org or by mail to: St. John's Church, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 12 Prospect St, Huntington, NY 11743.

Please contact the Parish Office with any questions at (631) 427-1752 or cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org.
The Thrift shop is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12-3 pm. We have new spring clothes and nic nacs are 50% off!

 Come and Shop!

The Thrift Shop is accepting donations of seasonal clothing. If you wish to become a volunteer in the ministry of the Thrift Shop, please contact Nancy Feustel at n.feustel@verizon.net.
If you have not already pledged, please consider making a Stewardship commitment in 2021 in support of the ministry of St. John’s. Your stewardship is a commitment to sustaining St. John’s ministry today and going forward.

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 payment platform Realm. Please click on the link below to make a payment:

Or send a check made payable to "St. John's Episcopal Church" to 12 Prospect Street, Huntington, NY 11743.
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: Tom, David & Irene, Linda, Danica, Lori, Leslie, Hope, Mike, Michael, Elizabeth, Patti, Bob, Christian, Gladys, Lynn, Fred, Jim & Irene, Debra, Alex, Michelle, Pauline, Richard, Barbara, Bill, Pat, Cory, Allassadra, Ellen, Lucille, Frank, Theresa, Spencer, Sue, Wylie, Matt, Cheryl, Tom, Stephanie, Lisa, Gary, Maggie, Tyler, Ursula, Christine, Samantha, Edward, Alan, Tali, Bill, Kate, Amy

Please note: We have begun a new prayer list for Easter. Please send your updated prayers for the Easter season to Coral in the Parish Office, cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org.

For pastoral care and prayer, please contact Fr. Duncan or Claire Mis, directly.