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Thursday, April 18, 2019

From Mother Vicki
















The Reverend Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge




Collect for Easter Sunday


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,


“Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

Easter Sunday is the greatest feast day of the Christian calendar. On this day, we celebrate the great gift of God’s love revealed to us through Jesus’s sacrifice and the miracle of his resurrection. Like his disciples, we too will experience his resurrected presence at different times and in different ways. God’s power over evil and death changes how we view our lives and how we face the future.

“The strife is o’er, the battle done,

the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!”

“The powers of death have done their worst,

But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shout of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!”

Hymn 208, verses 1 and 2, Latin 1695, trans. Francis Pott (1832-1909)


May the sure knowledge of Christ’s Resurrection fill your lives with holy joy and transform your struggles into opportunities to experience first-hand God’s grace and profound love for you. Happy Easter!

“Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

In Christ and with much love,

Vicki+
The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge


Holy Week and Easter Services

Maundy Thursday, April 18
6 P.M.                   Agape Meal
7 P.M.                   Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar
8:15 P.M.             Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday, April 19
12 Noon:               The Passion According to Saint John
                                The Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Cross
                                Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
                                Meditations from 1:40 – 3 pm


Easter Sunday, April 21
8:00 A.M.            Traditional Language Holy Eucharist with hymns
10:15 A.M            Festival Service of Easter with Holy Eucharist and
                               The Saint John’s Festival Choir
11:30 A.M.           Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter


Church Announcements, Calendar and Services

Weekly Service Schedule

Sundays
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I and coffee hour
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II and coffee hour
Wednesdays
12:05 Eucharist & Healing Service. Light lunch follows. Bible Study 1:30 PM

Saint John’s Church Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-1 PM; 2 PM-4 PM

Weekly Events
Mondays, 6:30-8 pm, Troop 4 Boy Scouts,
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 7-9 pm, Spanish AA,



HOLY WEEK

Maundy Thursday, April 18
6 PM Agape Supper. Sign up to bring Middle Eastern food.
7 PM Maundy Thursday Liturgy with foot washing and stripping of the Altar
8:15 PM Vigil with the Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday, April 19
12 Noon, Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross
1:40-3 PM, Meditations The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Preachers

Saturday, April 20, Saint John’s Festival Choir Easter rehearsal, 10 -11 AM in the Church
Saturday, April 20, Greening of the Church for Easter. 10 AM


Sunday April 21, Easter Sunday
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I with hymns
10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with Music and the Saint John’s Festival Choir
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
Monday, April 22, the Church Office is closed.
NO Wednesday Eucharist/Healing Service or Bible Study.

Sunday April 28, Easter 2
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with Music
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant
The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Preacher
Monday, April 29, Vestry Meeting, 6:30 PM in The Parish Hall

Wednesday May 1, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. A light lunch follows and Bible Study is at 1:30.
Wednesday May 1, 6:30 PM, Finance Commission in the Church Office


Sunday May 5, Easter 3
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with Music
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
Sunday, May 5, Penny Social, 12:30 in the Parish Hall.
Monday, May 6, Property Commission, 6:30 PM in the Church Office
Wednesday May 8, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. A light lunch follows and Bible Study is at 1:30.

Sunday May 12, Easter 3. Episcopal Charities Sunday
Happy Mother’s Day!

8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with Music
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
Wednesday May 15, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. A light lunch follows and Bible Study is at 1:30.
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM Order of Urban Missioners, 12:30 PM Mass in Lady Chapel
Saturday, May 18, Sacred Sites Open House. 
2 PM Guided Tours, 3 PM Vocal Concert, 4 PM Refreshments and Open House

Thanksgivings and Intercessions

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, for this neighborhood of Getty Square, for all who live and work here, for all who come here for goods and services, for those who are homeless and hungry, for the Sharing Community, Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, and all who work to help others. We pray for healing for those who struggle with addictions, and physical and mental disabilities. Please bless our vision with compassion and love, so that this Congregation may be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.
 
We hold in our prayers: the people of FranceTara Bowers, Michael Hausler, Coy Monk, Cecila Hairston, Maget Kodoy, Bala Kody, Velma Crichton, Carmen Hanchard, Lisa Osborne, Linda Brown, Barbara Famularo, Carla Jean DeBride, Val DeBride, The Rev. Kathleen Berkowe, Aida Carino, John Alexander, Lara Pilla, Judy Quick, Tom O’Connor, Nancy Headley, John Gore, Luther Smith, Marie Baptiste, Ellen Partipiano, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, David Kesslinger, Carol Shoemaker, William Sheridan, Neil Parkey, Elyse Gierlich, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Kevin Kidd, Tom Cacavio, The Rev. Leonard Klein, Harriette Forster, Hope Mackey, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in the Special Coaching Program in India, for those impacted by natural disasters throughout the world, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries, and for our President, Congress and our country, for our first responders and military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.

We pray for those who have died including William Blanpiedand those who have died the world over from war, terrorism and natural disasters. We also lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.

Service Ministers

Service Ministers

April  18, Maundy Thursday, 7 PM
Reader                 Edith Willimas, Bob Sirota
Euch. Min            Deborah Holcombe, Denise Hackl,
                               Tara Seeley, Deborah DeBride
Greeters:              Jen Longley, Chris Canty

April 19, Good Friday 12 Noon
Reader                 Elaine Williams
Euch. Min:           George Morrison, Anthony Johnson,
                               Deborah DeBride


Sunday April 21, Easter and Holy Baptism
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        E Williams
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Chris Michel Karsten
10a Euch. Min                       Omar Lammie
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Holcombe
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
10a Euch. Min                       Tara Seeley
Thurifer                                 Deborah Debride
Greeters                                    S Henderson, A Tracey
Altar Society                         H Hutchinson, L Brown
Coffee Hour                         A Davis,V Crichton, P LaMotey

Sunday April 28, Easter 2
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Deborah Holcombe
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Karen Lorence
10a Euch. Min                       Anthony Johnson
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Debride
Sunday School                     Shelley Henderson
Greeters                                  Edith Williams, Denise. Hackl
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         V Debride,  A Carino, M Harmon


Sunday May 5, Easter 3
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Shelley Henderson
10a Euch. Min                       Omar Lammie
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                     Jen Longley
Greeters                                   S Henderson, A Tracey
Altar Society                         H Hutchinson, L Brown
Coffee Hour                         N. Henderson, L Brown, H Hutchinson

Sunday, May 12 Easter 4, Happy Mother’s Day
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Tara Seeley
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Vera Johnson
10a Euch. Min                       Denise Hackl
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Sunday School                     Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                 M Owens, C Canty, J Longley
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         M Owens, V Johnson, C Hanchard

Easter Gospel








The Gospel Reading for Easter Sunday


Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again." Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.