"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off” (Isaiah 55:10-13).

In today’s Gospel lesson, thousands of people follow Jesus to a rural location. The disciples tell Jesus that the crowds need to be sent back into town to get some food to eat. Jesus tells them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” It seems a popular thing in this day not to be satisfied with what you have and to complain about it with one another. Isaiah and Jesus tell us in the scripture readings for this Sunday that God has the power to complete God’s purpose through us. The people in today’s Gospel from Matthew had an abundance of food and were satisfied. God provides all that we need when we follow the path of loving our Creator and one another.

This combination of the Corona 19 pandemic and the upcoming election has made this a very difficult time in our country. God has given us everything we need in Huntington and we are called to share that abundance with everyone in our community. I give thanks for our benefit concerts, food donations, laundry love, thrift shop yard sales, and all we have done to help one another through this crisis. I am especially thankful for the love and care that you have shown one another. Please continue to join us for Morning Prayer, Bible Study, Hilda’s Group, EFM, Sunday service in the Garden of Blessings, 8AM Morning Prayer on Sundays on zoom, 10AM Sunday Holy Eucharist on zoom, Coffee Hours, Huntington Rapid Response, Racial Reconciliation and Justice Meetings, Spirituality Group, and everything we do at St. John’s. God is working God’s purpose through you. We need to be steadfast in our faith, generous in our love, and patient with one another.

In Christ’s love,
Fr. Duncan
8:00 am - Rite II Morning Prayer in the Garden of Blessings. The grass has been cut and the sprinklers have been adjusted, so the Garden is ready to welcome you. Registration is required and limited to 25 parishioners. Please use the follow link to complete the registration form:

8:00 am - Rite II Morning Prayer
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83750939744 (Note: New Zoom Meeting #)
8am Service Bulletin:

10:00 am – Rite II Holy Eucharist with music
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85013336358 (Note: New Zoom Meeting #)
10 am Service Bulletin :

Both online services can be viewed on Facebook Live at 8:00 am and 10:00 am:
Please join us for a ZOOM coffee hour this Sunday at 11:00 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:

The Thrift Shop is having a yard sale in the Garden of Blessings on Saturday, August 1st from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
GREAT BARGAINS! New items brought out each week. Men's, Women's, Shoes, Bags, Designer Items! Stop by and see us. Please wear a mask.

VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are needed to help set up beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday and to help breakdown. P l ease contact Nancy Feustel ( n.feustel@verizon.net ) if you are able to help.
Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 pm

The St. John's Racial Reconciliation and Social Ministry invite you to join the conversation that is front and center of our current national attention. It is one of the twin pandemics facing our country so cruelly and visibly. All credible evidence suggests that the coronavirus came from nature (a nature, mind you, that we tampered with) but the racial inequities were created by us some 400 years ago when we purchased human beings who did not look like us as slaves and developed social institutions that grew out of that slaveholder mentality. Not surprising, those inequities still persist today. Our conversation is about a racial justice agenda and how we can push it forward with the goal of ending the disparities this time. We are seeing so many people, especially our young people, engaged in widespread protests and demands that we move beyond promise to reality, that we become the beloved community the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed we could be. For us, as Christians, the conversation is simply about our responsibility, as expressed in our baptismal covenant, to respect the dignity of every human being in the context of racial equity and justice. If you have any questions, call Heather Kress (631-549-5186) or email her at hkress@optonline.net.
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 added a session on Mondays at 6:30 pm beginning August 3rd. The Monday sessions will cover what was discussed the Tuesday before. 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 . Please join Rev. Duncan Burns and Rev. John Morrison "on a 'magic carpet ride' through the New Testament, on a breathtaking sojourn from the base of a mountain to the highest heavens and on the way unfolds new glories in the course of the ascent, on a dizzying pilgrimage that will transform your mind and nourish your spirit."

The New Testament in Its World is available at Amazon.com:

If you need help ordering a copy, please contact the Parish Office at cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org or (631) 427-1752.
We are beginning a new Sacred Ground series on Saturday, September 19th at 9:00am.

Sacred Ground is a film-based dialogue series on race and faith led by Billy Kiley.
Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect European American histories.

To register, contact the Parish Office at (631) 427-1752 or cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org .
Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm

Faith and community leaders from Huntington will come together for this town-wide forum on Social Justice. This meeting will take place via Zoom and all St. John's parishioners are invited to attend. Please save the date. Meeting log in details will follow.
St. Hilda’s Guild will begin to meet again on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon via Zoom. Join us using the link below, and make sure to bring your latest project and a snack:
"To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good" (1 Cor. 12:4-7).

During this time, we ask that if you are financially able to keep making your Stewardship Pledge payments. 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!
You have not pledged but would still like to give? Make a Plate Offering.

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 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: Tom, Kelly, Anna, Margaret, Martha, Juana, Carmen, Joel, Peter, Joan, Kathy, Scott, Sue, Kim, Janine, Jody, David, Danica, Linda, Bette Lee, Irene, Leslie, Roger, Tom, Patrick, Jim, Irene, Nelly, Colleen, Rick, Shannon, Kelsey, Patti, Hagai, Justin, Tom, Amy, Bill, Kate, Fern, Flor, Patricia, Bill, Lynn, Cory, Frank, Pat, Christopher, Richard, Christian, Gladys, Anthony, Betty, Joseph, John, Carol, Terry, Carol, Roelie, James, Peter, Don

The Perpetual Light is given this week in loving memory of Katherine "Kay" Fisher by her friend, Helen Dreyfus.

To add a name to the prayer list, please email cfreas@stjohnshuntington.org .

For pastoral care and prayer, please contact Fr. Duncan or Claire Mis , directly.
St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Prospect Street
Huntington, New York 11743
(631) 427-1752