"To know Christ and to make Him known . . . "
The Chalice
The Weekly Sunday Bulletin of St. John’s Episcopal Church 
‘Splintered Messiah’:

I don’t want a splintered Messiah
In a sweat stained greasy grey robe
I want a new one
I couldn’t take this one to parties
People would say ‘Who’s your friend?’
I’d give an embarrassed giggle and change the subject.
If I took him home
I’d have to bandage his hands
The neighbors would think he’s a football hooligan
I don’t want his cross in the hall
It doesn’t go with the wallpaper
I don’t want him standing there
Like a sad ballet dancer with holes in his tights
I want a different Messiah
Streamlined and inoffensive
I want one from a catalogue
Who’s as quiet as a monastery
I want a package tour Messiah
Not one who takes me to Golgotha
I want a King of Kings
With blow waves in his hair
I don’t want the true Christ
I want a false one.

Stewart Henderson

I want a false one.

In Sunday’s gospel, the Jesus continues to help the disciples understand God’s will for him as the Messiah. But he also knows that his disciples, good students that they are, may only be able to understand his mission by “seeing” it for themselves. Enough talking. He will have to show them that he must “go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests and scribes and then be killed and on the 3rd, day be raised up.” Peter will not have his Messiah suffer. He does not want a splintered Messiah, but rather wants a strong, courageous Messiah who will help them defeat the Romans and bring Israel back to it’s rightful standing for the Jews.“

Jesus, however, must show his disciples, as well as all of us that what is weak in the eyes of men, is strong in the eyes of God. Strength looks different to God: Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, those who mourn, those who bring peace, those who are merciful. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness... “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” God’s world seems upside down.  When we get behind Jesus, and follow him, our walk will be challenging, difficult, and yes, at times painful, but “rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.

In Christ’s love,
Claire Mis, Seminarian
8:00 am - Rite II Morning Prayer
8am Service Bulletin: Pentecost13_8am

10:00 am – Rite II Holy Eucharist with music
10 am Service Bulletin: Pentecost13_10am

Both online services can be viewed on Facebook Live at 8:00 am and 10:00 am:

Please note: Fr. Duncan is on vacation. There will be no outdoor worship this Sunday.

We will begin in-person Sunday Worship in the church on September 13th at 11:00am. Due to social distancing restrictions attendance is limited to 34 parishioners at this time. Registration is required. Please use the following link to register and complete a questionnaire:

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 29th 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. Please contact Nancy Feustel (n.feustel@verizon.net) if you are able to help.
As we begin to reopen the church, please prayerfully consider volunteering for one of the following ministries:

Thrift Shop - contact Nancy Feustel (n.feustel@verizon.net)
Sunday Service Readers, Acolytes - contact Christine Dore (doreivory@optonline.net)
St. John's Virtual Choir - contact Alex Pryrodny (rurikbird@gmail.com)
Weekly Counters - contact Fr. Duncan (dburns@stjohnshuntington.org)
Sunday Greeters & Ushers - contact Fr. Duncan
Beginning September 13th, join us each Gospel Lesson, then we will spend some time keeping connected and building new friendships.

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. 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.
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:
St. John's Spirituality Group has some upcoming events that all are welcome to attend. Save the dates!

Saturday, September 26th, 9:30-11:30 am - Tom Petriano will discuss Julian of Norwich and how she survived 3 plagues.

If you are interested in exploring your spirituality and deepening your connection to others, consider joining us. To find out more about SJSG, contact Patti Aliperti (silverymoon33@yahoo.com).
In September 2019 St John's began a new ministry, Laundry Love. Working together with Family Service League and YAM Community Resources Inc. we helped a number of families each month do their own laundry. From September to February approximately 5 volunteers from our St. John's met up monthly at the Laundry Basket in Greenlawn. With detergent and funds provided by generous individuals of our church, grant money from the EMLI,and the ECW we funded 186 loads of laundry in that time.

When COVID 19 shut down most activities in March St. John's managed to keep the program running at arms length. Given the relationships we had built with Penny Antonio of Manor Field Family Center, the local Family Service League Branch and with Ginette Rows of YAM Community Resources we were able to provide the funds and detergent ensuring those families most in need received funds to do their own laundry. For the past 6 months (March to August) Manor Field Family Center received $200 each month while YAM Community Resources received $100.

As we move forward we realize there is limited funding.... not only for this ministry.... but for so many other needs. We are asking, if you are able, would you like to support this ministry?  Perhaps you are able to sponsor one load of laundry each month? The cost of one average load of laundry is $7.00 ($5.50 for washer, $1.50 for the drier).

Donations of money or laundry detergent in the form of laundry pods would be gratefully accepted. Thank you to all who have supported Laundry Love over the past year.

If you would like to know more about Laundry Love please visit http://laundrylove.org/ or contact Susan Cronje at susancronje@optimum.net or 631-683-5349
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Rural & Migrant Ministries invites you to attend "Cultivating Justice: Knowing Your Neighbor." This virtual event will feature Special Video Updates from Farmworkers, Messages of Hope from our Honorees, Exciting Musical Guests and a Visual Kaleidoscope of Photos and Artwork from the RMM family.

Change the world from the comfort of your own home! Eat your own food! Still get to meet a lot of interesting people!
We are beginning a new Sacred Ground series on Saturday, September 19th at 9:00 am.

Sacred Ground is a film-based dialogue series on race and faith led by Billy Kiley presented by St. John's Racial Reconciliation & Social Justice Ministry.
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.
Pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona, Scotland
October 1 - 11, 2021

IONA WELCOMES ALL! Come you of great faith and you who struggle with faith; you who believe and you who doubt; explorers and questioners, adventures and contemplatives! Experience Iona without expectation. Let the sacred isle uncover what you need to see and reveal what you need to hear!

For more information or questions please contact the Pilgrimage Leader, Leslie Valentine: Phone: (516) 815-1169; Email: leslieval@aol.com

Registration in limited and will fill up quickly, so please respond as soon as possible to secure your place.

"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 our secure online syste. 

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, Richard, Barbara, Crystal, Fred, Manuel, Ollie, Don, Aaron, Carlos, Nichole, Bob

Recently Departed: Frank Elliot

The Perpetual Light is given this week in loving memory of Jerry Giacomini by his wife, Jean Giacomini.

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