Thursday, September 20, 2018

Announcements, Service Schedule, Weekly Calendar and Intercessory Prayers

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

Weekly Events
Mondays, Troop 4 Boy Scouts, 6:30-8pm
Thursday Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Spanish AA, 7-9pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Sunday September 23, 18 Pentecost (Proper 20) 325th Anniversary Celebration of Saint John’s Parish
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Festival Eucharist with music
The Right Reverend Mary D Glasspool, Celebrant & Preacher
9:15 Choir rehearsal
9:45 Candidates for Reception and Rnewal meeting with Bishop Glasspool in tne Guild Room
11:40 AM Vestry & Wardens meet with Bishop Glasspool in the Library
12 Noon Tour of historic church with Angie Piwinski
12 Noon meeting concerning our Mission Statement in the Church Office
1 PM Gala Luncheon at the Riverview
Wednesday, September 26, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, September 26, Finance meeting, 4 PM, Church Office
Thursday, September 27, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday September 30, 19 Pentecost (Proper 21)
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Monday, October 1, Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 PM , Church Office
Wednesday, October 3, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Thursday, October 4, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, October 6, Blessing of the Animals, noon, outside the church

Sunday October 7, 20 Pentecost (Proper 22)
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Homecoming Blessing and Commissioning of Lay Ministries
Wednesday, October 10, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, October 10, Vestry, 7 PM in the Guild Room
Thursday, October 11, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday October 14, 20 Pentecost (Proper 23)
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Wednesday, October 17, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, October 17, 6 PM, Order of Urban Ministers Covenanting Eucharist
Thursday, October 18, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

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Would you like to host Coffee Hour? This involves choosing a date and bringing refreshments. Please sign up at the sign up table outside the Guild Room. We have a team each week that can assist you with the details.

September Birthdays: Carrie Parkey, 16-Sep; Jen Longley, 16-Sep; Tyrell T.J. Hamilton, Jr., 17-Sep; Egypt Allen,  20-Sep; Anthony Johnson, 21-Sep

We pray for and give thanks to God for this neighborhood of Getty Square, the celebration of our 325th anniversary as a parish, 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.  Amen.

Prayer of Lament O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family and especially in this Episcopal Diocese of New York as we lament our past complicity in slavery, racism, and the unfair treatment of all peoples; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We pray for Angelique Piwinski who will be received into the Episcopal Church and Leila Cole and Denise Hackl who will reaffirm their baptismal vows today with Bishop Glasspool.

The altar flowers this morning are offered to the Glory of God and given in memory of Cecelia Howell Ziegler by Barbara Ziegler.

We hold in our prayers: Tom Cacazio, Stephen Kubasek, The Rev. Leonard Klein, Donna and Tom Duffy, Mary Kowalski, The Rev. Canon Blake Rider, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Ival Debride, Anthony Muranelli, Harriette Forster, Eve Shepard, Cecile Davis, Beverly Anthonyson, Corey Belinski, Bernice Walder, Marion Eich, Carmen Hanchard, Sal Bah, Antoinette Forster, Hope Mackey, Mamazane Xulu, Carol O’Brien, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Naomi Henderson, Aida Carino, Liliana Moschetta, Tom O’Connor, Monica Harmon, Beverly Sims, Ralph Tremonte, Peter Walsh, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for immigrant families who have been separated as they cross over into the US, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries, for those impacted by volcanoes, hurricanes, wild fires and flooding throughout the world, and for our President, our country, our first responders, all refugees and immigrants especially the children, and our military.

We pray for those who have died: Cecelia Howell Ziegler, Betty Lee Kreutzberg, The Rev. Canon Percy Alphonso Brathwaite, Evelyn Parker, all those the world over who have died from war, terrorism, and natural disasters including hurricanes and flooding in the south, and we lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.

From Mother Vicki

20 September 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Our 325th Anniversary Celebration is this Sunday.  How glorious it will be!  The Right Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, the Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, will be our Celebrant and Preacher at both services.  Please hold Angelique Piwinski, Leila Cole and Denise Hackl in your prayers.  Bishop Glasspool will receive Angie into this Communion, and Leila and Denise will be reaffirming their baptismal vows.

We will have members of our daughter parishes visiting at our 10:15 am Festival Holy Eucharist as well as political dignitaries and guests.  Clergy present will include our Priest Associate Canon Claudia Wilson, as well as Visiting Clergy including Canon Tom Orso, Canon Blake Rider and our new Canon to the Ordinary The Rev. Canon John D. Perris. Our Saint John’s Festival Choir will be singing under the direction of Robert Sirota with special soloists Abigail Fischer, soprano and Jason Slayden, tenor.  In honor of this occasion, my husband Bob and I have written a special choral blessing for The Saint John’s Festival Choir.

Thank you for your wonderful support for this festive fundraiser to help repair and restore our Clerestory Windows.  We are deeply moved by the ads, donations and responses from people near and far, as well as everyone here who has already donated abundantly of their time, resources and energy.  THANK YOU!  This will be such a joyous event.  Don’t miss out!  Car-pooling from the church will be available to the Gala Luncheon at the Riverview, where there will be a Silent Auction, a retelling of our history led by our own Alicia DeBride and Elijah Henderson with help from our young people, and a message from Mayor Spano.  In addition, we will have a special musical presentation from Young at Arts from Christ Church, Bronxville and an exciting announcement.

In Christ and with love,

The Rev. Dr. Victoria R. Sirota
Saint John's Getty Square

Service Ministers

Sunday September 23, 18 Pentecost (Proper 20)
 8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson           Deborah DeBride
10a Reader 2nd Lesson        Tara Seeley
10a Euch. Min                         Deborah Holcombe
10a Euch. Min                          Anthony Johnson
Thurifer                                    Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                   E Williams, Jen Longley
Altar Society                           H Hutchinson, Linda Brown

Sunday September 30, 19 Pentecost (Proper 21)
 8a Reader                               Carrie Parkey
10a Reader 1st Lesson            Edith Williams
10a Reader 2nd Lesson         Karen Lorence
10a Euch. Min                          Tara Seeley
10a Euch. Min                           Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                          Debbie DeBride        
Greeters                                    C O'Brien, S Henderson 
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                             A Davis,V Crichton, P LaMotey  

Sunday October 7, 20 Pentecost (Proper 22)
 8a Reader                              Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson        Bob Sirota
10a Euch. Min                         Denise Hackl
10a Euch. Min                           Debbie DeBride        
Sunday School                           L Smith      
Greeters                                    C Hanchard, C O'Brien, A Tracey
Altar Society                           H Hutchinson, Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                            M. Owens, V Johnson, C Hanchard

Sunday October 14, 21 Pentecost (Proper 23)

8a Reader                               George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson           Denise Hackl
10a Reader 2nd Lesson         Chris Michel Karsten
10a Euch. Min                          Anthony Johnson
10a Euch. Min                           Chris Michel Karsten
Sunday School                          Jen Longley         
Greeters                                     M Owens, C Canty
Altar Society                            A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                                 M Harmon  

Sunday's Gospel

Sunday's Gospel Reading
Mark 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.

Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Monday, August 20, 2018


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