The Week of March 22, 2020
Schedule For The Coming Week
All group activity at St. John's is cancelled until further notice including outside groups and ministries using our facilities.

Stay updated with meditations, readings, music and sermons by visiting our Facebook page or our website .

Below are quick links to our current online resources and notices.
No Sunday Eucharist
It has been brought to our attention that some were unaware of the decision to cancel last Sunday's services. This remains in effect until further notice so please spread the word to anyone you know who may not have access to online media. Here is a link to Fr. Wilfredo's statement.
Third Sunday in Lent:
Collect, Readings and Sermon
We are providing recordings of each week's collect, readings and sermons . Click here or on the image for a video and downloadable materials pertaining to the Third Sunday in Lent.
Lenten Reflections
Check your inbox or St. John's Facebook page for Lenten Reflections which will be sent out periodically. Click here if you missed the reflection for March 17 (The Feast of St. Patrick)
Resources for our Children and Youth
Here are some guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists about COVID-19 . It was written before many schools started closing, but it still has a lot of helpful suggestions, particularly about lowering anxiety.


Thank you for sharing these Mattie!
Giving
Dear Parish Family:

Faced with the unfortunate circumstances of having to keep our church closed, in order to help curb the spread of Covid-19, it will become imperative that your pledge be either mailed to the church, or better yet, that you make your donations electronically . Please see the instructions below on how to do this. 
Our expenses won’t go away even if we’re not having live worship, so I ask that we all be mindful of this. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Kathy McBride, our Parish Administrator. Our vestry, and parish family, will be much appreciative for your efforts.

God’s Grace and Peace,

Fr. Wilfredo+
Comforting Music For Challenging Times
Our Director of Music, Dr. Chris Shepard, is recording comforting piano repertoire for the St. John's community to enjoy during this challeging time. Click here to see what has been already uploaded and check back daily for more! Thank you Chris!
Online Taizé Services
Taizé Evening Prayer is being livestreamed at 2:30pm EST (8:30pm in France), and you can also view it after the livestream is finished. See Taize’s Facebook page in “Taize’s Video” section -  https://www.facebook.com/pg/taize/videos/
Thanks for sharing Mattie!
Scam Alert
Online Scammers are busy using Fr. Wilfredo's e-mail address. In the past they have used Fr. Sandy's e-mail address. If you get any E-mails, allegedly from Fr. Wilfredo or Fr. Sandy requesting money, please ignore, and delete them. Once you open these e-mails, the hackers may be able to access your e-mail list. There is some evidence that these hackers are based in Russia.
Food Bank Update
We donated 20lbs of potatoes and rice.  Total for the year is now 190 lbs. Even though the church is closed, we can’t stop giving. The Food Bank is desperate for our donation, now more than ever ... I will personally come to your house or a mutual destination to keep their shelves filled.  

Thank you
Sunny Stearns
203-249-0393
Presiding Bishop Curry: Statement on Coronavirus
Have You Heard These Sermons?
The Third Sunday In Lent:
A Lenten Sermon During a Time of Coronavirus
The Second Sunday In Lent
- March 8
NOTE: The Community Thrift Shop is closed to the public for the time being.

Proceeds from the Thrift Shop are donated to charity. This month the Thrift Shop donated to:

The Undies Project  - new underwear to men, women and children in need 

Donor’s Choose  - for local classroom STEM programs.  

Thank you for your generosity. 
Weekly Calendar
All group activity at St. John's is cancelled until further notice including outside groups and ministries using our facilities.

Stay updated with meditations, readings, music and sermons by visiting our Facebook page or our website .
Announcements
St. John's Office Hours 
 The Church office is currently closed to pubic access.
However you may leave a message at 203-348-2619 x10 -
our Parish Administrator, Kathy McBride is checking the messages
many times a day and will respond right away!

Prayer List  
Please send all prayer list requests for the bulletin to the Parish Administrator, Kathy McBride, at  kmcbride@stjohns-stamford.org .
   
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