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Thursday, July 20th  

  • 5:30 pm ECW Steering Committee & Potluck Supper – Rectory  (NOTE — this is a correction from the Epistle time)

If you are a visitor or newcomer to St. John’s, we welcome you to our worship this morning!  Please introduce yourself to the clergy and join us for Coffee Hour in the Lower Parish Hall.  If you have any questions or there is any way we may be of service, please speak to the clergy, the greeters, a vestry member or whoever is sitting near you.  We’d love for you to provide your contact information in the Guest Register at the back of the church.

  Environmental Ministry News: 
It’s now gardening season!  Reminders/updates of our wish list for the Community Organic Vegetable Garden: 
New bamboo teepee trellises for the beans, tomato stakes and twine.
People-power:  Experts to stake the tomatoes!  Planting seeds and seedlings.  Weeding the paths between the beds—earlier this year!  Mulching the plants so that weeding is only needed on rare occasions.  Watering if it’s dry.  Checking for pests.  Harvesting on Sunday mornings.  Baking pumpkin pies.  Open dates remaining for the Garden Produce Delivery Schedule are July 23 and September 3.  A List is in the Narthex.  Please sign up. 

COOKS FOR A CAUSE continues to look for a team to cook at the Cornerstone soup kitchen on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Please if you are interested call Carole Cronsell (860) 872-8924 for information. 

The Cornerstone Food Cupboard continues to grow.  As of yesterday, we have 435 households/families registered for food and that represents 1,103 individuals.  The Rockville area is quite transient and so we know that not all of these households still reside in Rockville, but it appears that about 70-75% of those registered have been obtaining food regularly or periodically this year.  And we have been averaging 10-15 new registrants each week.  Now we must deal with it being summertime when schools are no longer in session.  Many of the children in our households/families will no longer have free school lunches or be able to participate in the town free lunch program.  So our need for food will increase while our donations decrease over the summer.  Typically food donations start to decrease as summer approaches.  In May for example, we received about half the number of donated food items that we did in January – April.  The basic food items we most need currently or anticipate needing over the summer: cereal, boxes of macaroni, penne, rigatoni, etc., spaghetti sauce, cans of soup, crackers, cans of spaghetti, ravioli, etc., Ramen noodles, cans of tuna, chicken, ham, etc., cans of black beans and baked beans, pasta or rice side dishes.  The list does not include items that we can currently get for free from Foodshare such as canned vegetables and juice.  Anything you can do to help us keep our shelves full over the summer would be greatly be appreciated by us and the many families we serve.    Thank you!  Lee Hay, Manager, Cornerstone Food Cupboard, 3 Prospect Street, PO Box 2036, Rockville, CT  06066-1436, 860-872-8766

Please put your name on your weekly/monthly envelopes.  If the number is crossed off and another number is written in, it might not be legible and incorrectly applied to the wrong family.

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