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Annual Meeting

Happy New Year, St. John’s!  I am writing to encourage you all to make plans to attend the annual meeting in the Parish Hall from 9 am to 10.15 am on Sunday, Jan 16th.  We will still have our normal Sunday services at 7.30 am and 10.30 am.   The agenda for the meeting is roughly […]

Stewardship Update

Stewardship Update from the Junior Warden Dear St. John’s Fellow Parishioners: To all of you who have pledged so generously so far, a heart-felt thanks. As you can see from the below bar-graph, we are making good progress on the 2022 Stewardship Campaign. If our remaining parishioners who have pledged before will do so again […]

The Magnificat

This Sunday we will hear the passage from Luke where Mary responds to the news that God has chosen her to bear God’s son.  Mary’s “Yes” to God changed the course of her life and the life of the world.  Where in our lives are we saying “yes” to God?  Where are we saying “no”?  […]

Advent Poem

Dear St. John’s Parishioners, I commend this poem to you for your reflection this week. First Coming by Madeleine L’Engle He did not wait till the world was ready, till men and nations were at peace. He came when the Heavens were unsteady, and prisoners cried out for release. He did not wait for the […]

Organ Update

Organ Update: Fantastic Singing on Sunday!  Many thanks to our instrumentalists and vocalists who provided strong leadership without the organ. Now an Update on the organ… The organ was upgraded with the last major capital campaign around 2005/2006. The majority of the upgrades were to the console and electronic systems.  Quite a number of digital […]

Vestry Elections

Dear St John’s Parishioners,   As we prepare to assemble the slate of new members for the 2022 Vestry, I wanted to reach out to the parish for input. If you have a candidate in mind and are reasonably certain that this candidate would accept a call to be on the Vestry please feel free to email, text, […]

Stewardship 2021-2022

It is that time of year when we provide for St. John’s future with stewardship. We refer to this part of our involvement with our parish as “stewardship” rather than merely “giving” because what we are doing with stewardship is taking care of something that belongs to all of us, something that we lovingly preserve […]

Get Back to Church

Dear Parishioners,   I wanted to take a moment to let you know how strong and unified the leadership of St John’s is. The Wardens, Vestry, and staff are in a very favorable position of solidarity with regard to the parish as we move forward. It has indeed been a most unusual month in our […]