2023 Stewardship - Our 2023 Stewardship campaign will run from 2/26 through 4/2. Throughout Lent we plan to again have a very active stewardship conversation with our parish family. We will be asking our parish to reflect on their many blessings and offer gifts of their treasure as a thanksgiving to God, who has made all things possible. To that end, we are seeking parishioners to share personal insights and testimonials regarding your own stewardship journeys during each Sunday service’s Stewardship Moment. Please contact Skip Sutcliffe to discuss or arrange the Sunday you can share your thoughts with the parish
Stations of the Cross - Every Friday during Lent at 12pm and 6:30pm./ Lenten Series - Our Lenten series is on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm in the Lower Parish Hall. This series focuses on the Lord’s Prayer. It is such an important part of our faith and worship. We will be looking at several different writers’ perspectives on this prayer. We will gather for food, discussion, and a brief Eucharist to close. I hope you can join us.
Undie Sunday - We will be collecting until March 26th for 3 different groups this year: 1) Maple Street and Northeast Schools – small kids underwear sizes 4- 8 boys and girls 2) Cornerstone Homeless Shelter - men’s boxers sizes med to xl 3) Cornerstone Clothing Bank - all sizes kid to adults male and female Underwear is needed more than socks Lois Valliere is helping at the 8am service and Pat Cleveland at the 10 am service. You may give cash if you would like us to shop or a check made out to St. John's with Undie Sunday on memo line. There will be a bin in the Narthex. Any questions, please call Terri Sessions.
Spring Gift Card Sale - Spring gift cards are on sale! Last day to order is 4/16 and cards will be available on 4/23. This sale is especially important since it is a way to restock the grocery cards we use on a monthly basis to help those in our congregation that need help. Please contact Bill Francis with any questions.
Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday – 8:00am and 10:00am. Eucharist with Passion Reading. The 10:00am will be streamed. Holy Monday – 7:00pm Compline. Holy Tuesday – 7:00pm Compline. Spy Wednesday – 7:00pm Holy Eucharist. Maundy Thursday – 7:00pm Holy Eucharist with the stripping of the altar at St. Mary’s in Manchester. Good Friday – 12:00pm Stations of the Cross with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. 7:00pm Proper liturgy of the day with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. The 7:00pm will be streamed.
Easter Day – Cornerstone led Sunrise Service at Henry Park 6:00am. 8:00am Festal Holy Eucharist Rite I, 10:00am Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II. The 10:00am will be streamed.
Open Forum – March 26th We will have an open forum on all things merger today following the 10:00am service. We will be joined by the two Senior Wardens who led the merger of the current Grace and St. John’s Church in Hamden. Last year’s diocesan convention approved of their merger. Renee Janes and Susan Stanley have a wealth of relevant experience and are gracious to offer their time with us today. Feel free to ask any questions that are on your heart. If you are unable to attend but would love to ask a question, please reach out to Betsy or Father Marc.