"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory (Colossians 3:1-4).

In today’s Gospel story Jesus is in Galilee teaching, healing the sick and bringing about the Kingdom of God. Thousands of people have gathered and are pressing in on Jesus to hear what he is saying and to witness these alleged miracles that they have heard about. The crowd was anxious to hear him for a variety of reasons. Some came to be healed. Some came to hear the Rabbi speak. Many were not believers and had come to call him out as a phony and an imposter. Can you even imagine one political party trying to make the other party look bad in our time? 

While Jesus is teaching his disciples, someone in the crowd brings a request before Jesus. What he wants is a simple settlement of an inheritance dispute with his brother. “Tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me,” he says to Jesus. He wants more than he is legally allowed and wants Jesus to get him more than he deserves. Jesus rebukes the man, saying, “Who appointed me to be a judge over you?” Then, he brings up the topic of spiritual integrity. He tries to give the crowd a new understanding of possessions and their relationship with God. The rich fool built larger barns and filled them with his crops. He is finally satisfied with what he has and on that day his life comes to an end. The question is not, “Who has stored up the most treasure.” The question is, “How were you able to use what God gave you to make the world better.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The Good Samaritan was good because he was tough minded enough to gain economic security and tender hearted enough to have compassion for wounded brother on life’s highway. The rich fool was foolish not because he wasn’t tough minded but because he wasn’t tender hearted.” The trouble with the rich fool in the parable is his relationship to his possessions. The trouble is that in storing up his possessions for himself, he has forgotten God. He has forgotten that everything that he received was from God and that he needed to give back a portion of what he had. A hard hearted person does not feel the love, mercy and compassion of God. The rich fool becomes so self-absorbed, self-centered and self-sufficient that he believes he has complete control over his possessions and his life including his soul. The rich fool has deceived himself to think that the abundance of his possessions can satisfy the hunger and thirst of his soul. But it is faith in God and the love, compassion, and mercy of God that fills our deepest desire and gives us a fulfilling life. 

On Sunday July 31st, we will host the United for Ukraine Fundraiser. There will be music, art, jewelry, the St. John’s Thrift Shop, food, a silent auction, baskets, and baked goods. Everyone is asked to come and enjoy Alex in concert at 1:15 and George at 5:45 in the sanctuary. Please volunteer to help, bring baked goods or just stay and enjoy the afternoon of music and fun. 

In Christ’s love,
Fr. Duncan
Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:00 am and 10:00 am in the church or remotely on Zoom and Facebook.
8:00 am - Rite I Holy Eucharist

Sunday School will not meet in the summer

10:00 am – Rite II Choral Eucharist

Opening: 559 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Sequence: 665 All my hope on God is founded, vs 1-2
Offertory LEVAS 68 "Some folks"
Communion: LEVAS 155 This is my body
Closing: LEVAS 217 He's got the whole world

Join us on Sunday, July 31st, 11 am - 8:30 pm for United for Ukraine - a fundraiser with live music and a marketplace at St. John's and films by Ukrainian filmmakers about Ukraine at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. CLICK HERE FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

St. John's will host a marketplace with a silent auction as well as "buy it now" sales of art, jewelry, crafts, goods & services; food and drinks will also be for sale. A concert featuring St. John's Artist-in-Residence, Alex Pryrodny, and other artists from Ukraine and Long Island favorites will occur all afternoon in the church's sanctuary. The film, "Olga" about a Ukrainian gymnast in exile by Ukrainian filmmaker, Elie Grappa, will be screened at the Cinema Arts Centre at 12 pm & 7 pm.
All proceeds from the event will be split between World Central Kitchen, who sets up food distribution and cooks meals for refugees in the border nations as well as in Ukraine; and to Direct Relief which gives medical supplies, equipment and funds to refugees as well as those still in Ukraine. Charity Navigator rates both charities 4 of 4 stars, the highest rating, with 100% going to aid the refugees. 
World Central Kitchen - https://wck.org
Direct Relief Ukraine - https://www.directrelief.org
Tickets to the Marketplace and concerts at the church are by a suggested donation of $30, more if possible and less if necessary, and purchased at the door. Tickets for the films are separate and can be purchased at the Cinema Arts Centre: $10 CAC Members/$15 Public.

  • Bake Sale, drop off homemade baked goods on Sunday, July 31st, 7 - 11 am, in the kitchen - contact Fr. James
  • Volunteer at the Bake Sale table, 12-6 pm - contact Christine Doré
  • Volunteer at the Thrift Shop, 12-3 pm - contact Mary Beth Dieterle
  • Help with set up, 9 am - 12 pm - contact Fr. Duncan
  • Help with clean up, 6 -8 pm - contact Fr. Duncan
  • Buy raffle tickets, shop the marketplace, attend the film, enjoy the concerts
  • Donate using the links above
We need people to help with the bake sale on Sunday! If you are able to donate an hour or two (or three, or four…) of your time, any time between 11am and 6pm, please email Christine Doré at doreivory@optonline.net.
"What are some ways that you are connecting to
and feeling a part of creation this summer?"

Email me, Deacon Claire, your answer to the question by Aug. 1st. Only a few sentences are needed.
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 occasionally 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 connection with your friends at St. John's.

In the month of July we are partnering with St. John's, Cold Spring Harbor for a study of Marilynne Robinson's 2004 novel Gilead. There are two opportunities for discussion: We will meet on Sundays at 11:30 in person at St. John's, Cold Spring Harbor, or Mondays at 12 noon on Zoom:

  • July 31 & Aug 1 - p. 195-247

Note - page numbers are the same in the new addition with a different cover. Copies are available through the Parish Office, (631) 427-1752.
Summer Bible Study - Mondays at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Fr. John Morrision will lead a summer book club. We will be reading and discussing Michael D. O'Brien's novel, Island of the World. Copies are available in the Parish Office.
Tuesday Bible Study will pause for the summer. We will begin a new unit the second Monday & Tuesday in September.
Wednesdays at 12 noon in the church

To continue to be welcoming neighbors in the village, we will be opening our doors to the community at large.
St. John's Church will open its doors to Huntington for an hour during the week! Noonday Prayer will start at 12:15 for any who are interested in attending this brief in person service.
If any one feels called to join in this ministry and help expand it, please reach out to Fr. James at jreiss@stjohnshuntington.org . All are welcome!
The Spirituality Group is sponsoring a special program called "Expanding Our Worship Experience". The second of 3 programs will be on August 27, 2022 from 1-3 in the Garden of Blessings (indoors in case of rain or extreme heat).

Qi Gong with Leslie Martin & Meditative Drumming with Dr. Ric Statler

Leslie Martin: NYS-LMT, Certified Amma Therapist. After 18 years as Associate Professor of Amma Therapy, European Bodywork, and Wholistic Lifestyle at NY College of Health Professions, I now share all I can with you. All credit for a 39- year longevity in Bodywork and Amma Therapy is given to Tao Qi Gong practices.

Dr. Ric Statler: Native American Drummer Ric Statler has Native American bloodline and over 35 years’ experience in spiritual healing practices. He has mentored under elder drummers, medicine men, & even one of the 13 Grandmothers. Dr. Ric Statler has integrated traditional and spiritual healing principles in working with his patients and others. He is a certified drum circle facilitator and has led drum and fire circles as well as playing drums in Kirtan gatherings.

ALL ARE WELCOME. A free will offering of $20 is suggested to support our Mission trip to Arizona.

Please see attached flyer for more details. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Come & Shop Sales in August!



St. John's Thrift Shop is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, 12-3pm.

Donations Needed! We accept donations of new or gently used clothing, accessories, and household items. Please no books, furniture, out-dated electronics, or damaged items.
Volunteers continue to be needed - We are still bulding our teams. If you wish to become a volunteer, please contact Mary Beth Dieterle, (631) 427-1752, ext 106.
The next meeting of St. John's ECW will be on Sunday, August 14th at 11:15 am in the Guild Room.

Upcoming ECW Events:
  • Family Picnic - Sunday, September 18th, 12-4pm, Centerport Beach House
  • United Thank Offering Ingathering - Sunday, October 2nd
  • Harvest Fair - October 22nd, 10am - 4pm
  • Wine Tasting - Friday, February 3, 2023
All are welcome to attend our fall planning meeting on Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 am. We are looking to bring individuals and ministries together to finalize the fall calendar to coordinated our many events and start to spread the word about all the great programs and ministries here at St. John's.

Please contact Fr. James with any questions.
Free at home COVID tests are available for pick up at the back of the church on Sundays before and after services and Wednesdays during Operatio Open Doors while supplies last.
STEWARDSHIP: 2nd Quarter Pledge Statements
2nd Quarter Stewardship statements went out in the mail and via email. We are so grateful for your continued support and commitment to St. John's Episcopal Church in 2022. Your contributions help with the standard day to day operations and maintenance of our beautiful church. Please contact Coral in the Parish Office if you have any questions regarding your statement or to set up your online Realm account to view your giving at any time.
Prayerfully consider setting up recurring automatic payments directly from your bank account or using your credit card. Our secure online system, OnRealm, is an easy way to help to sustain us through the summer. Use the button below to make a regular payment or to set up recurring payements.
If you have not yet pledged, pledge cards are available in the pews and at the back of the church. You may also submit your pledge online using our secucre, online pledge form. You may send your regular stewardship payments in the mail, leave them in the collection plate on Sundays, or set up automatic, recurring payments online.
If you would like to remember a loved one or give thanks for an important 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."
We pray for Susan, Jack, Charise, Spencer, Matt, Ernest, Sue, Wylie, Tom, Debra, Christina, Ursula, Victor, Melissa, Olivia, Annie, Tom, Allison, Chyah, Mary, James, Dylan, Jake, Jeff, Shannon, Kelsey, Justin, Patti, Richard, Barbara, Cole, Edward, Christine, Fred, Patricia, Hal, Carmen, Ignacio, Anita, Amy, Katherine, Briton, Cheryl, Edith, George, Patty, Gabriel, Siobhan

Altar Flowers are given in loving memory of Joan Boehmer by her sister, Evelyn McCarthy and family.

Altar Flowers and the Perpetual Light are given in loving memory of Natividad Roman by Nelly and David Lasek.

Please send your prayers to prayers@stjohns1745.org or call Coral in the Parish Office,
631-427-1752, ext. 101.