"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
Has God ever revealed his glory to you? If you believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and answered “no” to this question, then I promise you that you will witness God’s transforming grace one day. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10). Jesus brings us from shadow into light, from brokenness into wholeness, from blindness into seeing, and from death into life. Herbert O’Driscoll, renowned Anglican theologian and preacher, believes that God offers all of us this transforming grace, but the heartbreaking paradox is that even though we desire meaning, purpose and fulfillment more than ever in our age, the many demands for our time and sheer busyness in our lives often push God’s transforming grace to the periphery of our thoughts.

The collect asks God to strengthen us to bear our cross and that we might be changed into his likeness. As we prepare for a Holy Lent, I ask you to listen for a small, still voice. God reveals his glory to us that we might witness with passion. Witnessing with passion is following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. It means to give of yourself for the sake of others. This week, we were asks if our churches went out of business because of the financial stress that non-profits are feeling, would anyone in our community even notice? I believe that St. John’s can be a light in the shadows of a confused and divided nation.

Jesus Christ was about connection. In the story of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus connected the Old Testament with the New Testament. Moses represented the law and Elijah was a great prophet. Jesus removes the temporal setting so that the disciples might understand that when he dies on a cross, he will rise again. It was a glimpse that they could not fully understand,but it is through those glimpses that we are passionate about our faith. We know that God loves us, that our Redeemer lives and that the Holy Spirit can strengthen us to follow and bear witness.

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
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9:15 am – Rite II Morning Prayer with Music
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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 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. This week we will share an icebreaker question with one another: Have you ever had a moment when God revealed His glory to you? Have you ever heard God's Still Small Voice?
Join us for
Lent at St. John's
Ash Wednesday- February 17, 2021
9:00 am Rite II HE via Zoom

7:00 pm Rite II HE in the Church & Facebook Live
Registration, face masks, & social distancing required. There will be NO imposition of ashes.

Morning Prayer
Monday - Friday at 9am via Zoom
Thursdays at 8:15 pm
Bible Study
Mondays at 6:30pm via Zoom

Tuesdays at 11am via Zoom
Lenten Series- Five Tuesday in Lent
"Lent through Children's Eyes"
Our 2021 Lenten Series using children's books selected by our Racial Reconciliation & Social Justice Ministry will take place on Tuesdays in Lent via Zoom. We will begin with Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm, Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm. The program will be from 7:00-8:00 pm. Each week will feature a different speaker:

  • February 23rd - Bill Kiley, Hope and Freckles by Bill Kiley
  • March 2nd - Claire Mis, Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen
  • March 9th - Pat Ahmad, Same Difference by Calinda Rawles
  • March 16th - Fr. Duncan Burns, The Watcher: Inspired by Psalm 121 by Nikki Grimes
  • March 23rd - Crystal Roberts, Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano
Gospel Music Concert
Sunday, February 21st at 4pm via Facebook Live
St. John's Music Ministry and friend from around the Diocese of Long Island will perform a concert of Gospel music via Facebook Live.
Lenten Retreat
Saturday, February 27th, 9:30-11:30am via Zoom
Eternity & the Public Library with Rev. John Morrison
Daily Lenten Devotions
"A Lenten Journey: A Christian Piligrimage toward New Life"
Download St. John's "A Lenten Journey: A Christian Pilgrimage to a New Life." This small collection of Lenten meditations was composed by now Bishop Allen Shin when he was rector of St. Johns as an offering to the members of St. John’s. 

This winter, St. John's is supporting HIHI by collecting Dunkin Donuts gfit cards of $10, $15 or $20 amounts to distribute to homeless in Huntington. If you would like to contribute, you may drop your Dunkin Donuts gift cards off at St. John's, 12 Propect St, Huntington or send them directly to Family Service League, Attn: Peggy,/HIHI,790 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 11743.

We are also collecting men's jeans, sweatshirts, work boots, and winter coats which may be dropped off at St. John's.

HIHI is the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative. In a pre-COVID year, St. John's and other local churches would provide a meal and shelter for homeless in the area on a rotating basis in the winter months.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day.
St. John's Llturgical calendars, Annual Meeting Booklets, and Day-by-Day pamphlets are available to pick up. Fr. Duncan has put a number these items in the mailbox outside the Parish Office on Prospect Street. Please feel free to take one for yourself and for a friend.

If you are homebound and unable come to the church, please reach out the Parish Office at info@stjohnshuntington.org or 631-427-1752. We will make arrangements to have them delivered.
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:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
  • Soap
  • Diapers
  • Tampons, pads and incontinence products
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoos
  • Cleaning products
  • Lotion, powder, sunscreen, lip balm
Thank you so much for your generous spirit and continued 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.
Have you ever wondered what your giving is to date?

Did you set up online recurring payments and wonder how to update to your giving amount for 2021?

These are a couple of questions you can answer for yourself by setting up your On Realm membership account with St. John's. Using either your desktop computer or your smart phone, you may update your contact information, sign up for the virtual Parish Directory, sign up for events and services, and update your online giving.

If you are interested in setting up your On Realm St. John's membership account, please contact Coral in the Parish Office to receive an account invite and sign up for a training session. Please send an email to cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org or call 631-427-1752, ext 101.
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: Bob, Christian, Gladys, Lynn, Fred, Ellen. Lucille, Frank, Theresa, Spencer, Sue, Tom, Stephanie, Madeline, Gary, Allison, Maggie, Susan, Tyler, Ursula, Jim and Irene, Debra, Bill, Amy, Kate, Richard, Barbara, Shannon, Justin, Ogueira, Tom, John and Debra, Janice, Fran, Patti, Cheryl, Sylvia, Sue and Fr. John, Diane, Allison, Grace

Altar Flowers are a given this week in loving memory of Arthur Seymore and Harold Charlton by the Seymore Family.

Please submit your prayers to cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org.

For pastoral care and prayer, please contact Fr. Duncan or Claire Mis, directly.
While we do not have Altar Flower in Lent, if you would like to remember a loved one or give thanks for an imporant event with the Perpetual Light, Please complete the Perpetual Light portion of the Altar Flower Form and return it to the Parish Office with your check made payable to "St. John's Altar Guild."