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Tuesday, June 10th

  • 5:30 pm Joining Jesus Team – Undercroft
  • 7:00 pm Vestry Meeting – Undercroft

Tuesday, June 11th 

  • 6:00 pm ECW Potluck and Annual Meeting Lower Parish Hall

Wednesday, June 12th

  • 7:00 pm Brotherhood of St. Andrew Meeting – Undercroft
  • 7:30 pm Al-Anon in the Lower Parish Hall

Saturday, June 15th

  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm St. John’s hosts Safe Church Training for ECCT Clergy – Lower Parish Hall

Sunday, June 16th – First Sunday after Pentecost & Trinity Sunday & Father’s Day   

  • 8:00 am Rite I
  • 10:00 am Rite II, Holy Eucharist with Music, Nursery Care, followed by Coffee Hour

The All-Parish Cookout/Luncheon is TODAY in the Lower Parish Hall and on the Lawn right after the 10 am worship service.

Please wear your name tags so that we may welcome new members and visitors and know each other better.  Thank you.  Please let the Ushers or Greeter know if you do not have one.

Thank you again for your prayers and support for our 9th annual Relay for Life which took place this weekend!!  Details to follow in next week’s announcements.  Melissa Fenner, Alfreda Barber, Diane Dalo, Erica Feenstra

REMINDER!  ECW will have its final meeting this Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the lower parish hall at St. John’s.  The meeting will be election of officers for the next two years and pot luck dinner. The meeting will start at 6 pm.  We hope many of you will be able to attend.  If you are planning to meet with us, please let Carol Fenner know what dish you  will be bring to share with everyone.  My email address is: fnnrcr@aol.com. My phone number is 239-560-0399. Please leave a message if I don’t pick-up.  Hope to see you all there.  Regards, Carol Fenner, ECW President

Kimmie Farrell wants the parents of children aged 3 (and potty trained) through grade 5 to know that our neighbor parish, Trinity Lutheran, just up the street, runs a terrific Vacation Bible School. Kimmie has all the information and registration forms for any interested parents. Emily and Maizie are both going and hope to see some of their Sunday School friends there too!  It is in Vernon, at Trinity Lutheran June 24-28, 9am-12am each day.  $15 per child (max. $30 per family), ages 3 (potty trained) – 5th grade.  Kimmie will be in church and can be reached at mutherapy04@comcast.net.

Please note that Ben Brockman will be substituting for Virginia during her sabbatical leave.  Ben’s contact information is in the parish directory.  His contact phone is 860-512-0428 (home) and 203-260-2583; but because of the frequency of robo calls, he rarely answers immediately but checks for messages regularly.

The following 2019 Sundays are 9:00 am UNITED WORSHIP at St. John’s:
June 30, July 7, September 7, December 29

Now through the end of September, produce from our organic garden needs to be delivered each week to The Cornerstone following the 10:00 am service.  Please sign up in the Narthex or email Margaret at stjohnsvernonctoffice@gmail.com if you are able and willing to do this.  Thanks.

Margaret will soon be making up the summer Lector/MOC Schedules.  Please let her know as soon as possible if you will be on vacation so she can schedule accordingly.

Reminder of how you can help St. John’s with every Amazon order you place.  It’s so easy to register with Amazon Smile, and each time you place an order St. John’s makes a portion of your spending.   Here’s how:
1)  Sign into smile.amazon.com with your normal Amazon log-in.
2)  Click on the “Your Account” select “Change your charity.”
3)  Use the “find your charity” to locate St. John’s Episcopal Church Vernon, CT.
4)  Click “select” and shop to your heart’s content!  Then bookmark the site and use it every time you wish to place an Amazon Order. If you have any questions or need any help, see Kevin or Melissa Fenner.

Please remember to use Margaret’s new email address:
stjohnsvernonctoffice@gmail.com.

  Environmental Ministry – We will be planting the tomato and pepper plants in June.  Anyone who would like to donate any seedlings or plants, please see Letty Naigles or Sarah Gerrity, as soon as possible so that we know what to order.  Thank you!
Please tell us how you are being creation/climate-friendly! The Environmental Ministry is asking SJV parishioners to tell us about your Creation/climate friendly habits, purchases, and activities, so we can benchmark all that our church is doing and provide inspiration for doing more.  So if you do ANY of the following (or any others we have forgotten but you know are important!):

Set your thermostat to a relatively low temperature (60 degrees?  55 degrees??)
Have or use solar panels
Drive an electric vehicle
Drive a hybrid gas/electric vehicle
Purchase fruit and/or vegetables from a Community Supported Agriculture farm (CSA)
Grow some of your own food—vegetables, fruit, chickens, goats all count!
Use organic lawn care products and procedures
Use a push lawn mower
Use an electric lawn mower
Compost your food waste
Consistently put out a bigger mass of recycling than garbage for pickup
Carry your own water bottle
Carry your own straw
Carry and reuse your own shopping bags
Carry your own reusable lunch container
Store your leftovers in non-plastic containers

Please email Terri Sessions (terrilsessions@gmail.com) with what you do!  Please also let her know if you want us to keep your identity confidential (we won’t tell anyone) or if it’s OK to share your name with parishioners who might want to learn how you do what you do!  Thanks for all that you do.


St John’s has a new email distribution list.  Look for the invitation in your inbox and simply click the button/link at the bottom of this email to accept the invitation. You will need to join this new list to continue to receive the weekly announcements, the Epistle, and all other email communications from the parish. Please email Andrew Halpryn ahalpryn@yahoo.com if you have any questions or problems joining the list.

Anyone who has discontinued use of a landline and is using a cell phone exclusively, please let Margaret know so she may update her records accordingly.


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