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Thursday, September 12, 2019

From Mother Vicki

Collect for Holy Cross
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we,
who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Holy Cross Day is celebrated on Saturday, September 14.  This day remembers the dedication of the buildings completed in the fourth century, on September 14, 335, that honored the places in Jerusalem where Christ was actually crucified and resurrected.  Emperor Constantine’s mother, Helena, directed the excavations and discovered a relic believed to be that of the true cross.  If you visit Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, you will be standing on the site where these buildings were originally erected.  It is an awesome experience.

We will be using this powerful collect on Sunday as we also celebrate Homecoming.  Please join us as we regather after summer vacations and travel, and in anticipation of this new school year with the gift of our blessed time together.  As part of the service, we will be honoring and commissioning our volunteers, as well as blessing new members and friends. All are welcome!

Sunday September 22 at 4 p.m. is an historic occasion for Saint John’s Getty Square as Bishop Mary Glasspool officially institutes me as your Rector, the first female rector in our 326-year history.  I am profoundly moved by all of this, and especially by all of the great musicians (including our son Jonah and daughter Nadia!) who will be joining us for the occasion.  Thanks to Jason Slayden who is composing some wonderful special music!  You won’t want to miss this. 

In addition, we will be hearing a musical offering from Young at Arts, the after school thriving music program that is the inspiration for our collaboration with Father Michael Bird and Christ Church, Bronxville for our future endeavors on this property.  Stay tuned!

Don’t forget to join us on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our wonderful Farmers’ Market and Thrift Shop.  The whole world joins us as families and children come and buy fresh produce, corn, fruit, flowers, bread, coffee, donuts, hot dogs, and second-hand clothing and items.  By the way, we could still use donations of soda as well as fall and winter clothes, kitchen articles (especially pots and pans), and jewelry. Thanks to all who have donated their time and items to make this Thrift Shop so successful!

Prayers for those who are trying to recover from Hurricane Dorian, and especially for those who have lost loved ones (there are still 2,500 people missing!) in addition to devastated property and possessions.  If you wish to donate to Episcopal Relief and Development to help out, their information is below.

We pray also for all of our children who are returning to school.  May God protect them and all of us in this fearful world, that we may learn and grow in grace and love.
See you Sunday!

Blessings and much love,
Vicki+
The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Rector



Episcopal Relief & Development


https://www.episcopalrelief.org /

Episcopal Relief and Development is collecting money for Hurricane Dorian Relief. The link to donate is listed above.


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Saint John's Festival Choir


Calendar

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

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

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

Sunday September 15, 14 Pentecost
Homecoming Sunday Welcoming New Volunteers and Blessing Volunteers
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Guild Room
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Guild Room
Wednesday, September 18, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. Light lunch follows & Bible Study is at 1:30 PM.
Wednesday, September 18, St. John’s Festival Choir rehearsal in the Church 5:30 - 6:30
Thursday, September 19, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM
Saturday, September 21, Diocesan LEM training, 9:30-2:30 in the Guild Room

Sunday September 22, 15 Pentecost
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II
Sunday September 22, 4:00 PM
Celebration of a New Ministry
The Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool, Celebrant
The Reverend Thomas Pellaton, Preacher
Reception to Follow
Sunday, September 22, St. John’s Festival Choir rehearsal, 3:00 to 3:40 PM in the Church
Wednesday, September 25, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. Light lunch follows & Bible Study is at 1:30 PM.
Thursday, September 26, Farmer’s and Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM
Friday, September 27-Saturday September 28, Order of Urban Missioners retreat at Mariandale Center, Ossining

Sunday September 29, 16 Pentecost
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesday, October 1, Order of Urban Missioners Covenanting, 6 PM in the Sanctuary. Bishop Shin, Celebrant
Wednesday, October 2, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. Light lunch follows & Bible Study is at 1:30 PM.
Thursday, October 3, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM
Saturday, October 5, Saint Francis Blessing of the Animals, 12 Noon in the parking lot.

Sunday October 6, 17 Pentecost
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Celebrant & Preacher
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II
Wednesday, October 9, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist. Light lunch follows & Bible Study is at 1:30 PM.
Wednesday, October 9, Getty Square Project Force, 7-9:30 PM in the Guild Room
Thursday, October 10, Farmer’s and Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Thanksgivings and Intercessions

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week including Carrie Parkey, Jen Longley, T.J. Hamilton Jr, Omar Lammie, Egypt Allen, Anthony Johnson, for Peter and Carol Walsh celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary, 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 and Westhab, The 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 handicaps. May we be blessed with compassion and love, and may this Congregation be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.

We hold in our prayers including: Especially we pray for Chris Michel-Karsten, Dottie Tarallo, Shaadira and Roland Smith Javonne Smith, Bobby D’Amato, Tina D’Amato, Wendy Maxwell, Corey Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Cathi Venturini, Carolyn Johnson, Carol Walsh, John Tracy, Giselda Nascimento, Edith Williams, Aida Carino, Judith Shorrocks, Mary Jane Nolan, Catherine Corry, Eileen Quinn, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Carmen Hanchard, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, Carol Shoemaker, Neil Parkey, Tom Cacavio, Fatima Mishk, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his journey as a Postulant for diaconal ordination, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for those struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, for those impacted by the shootings in Texas, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries, 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, For all who died in the terror of September 2001 and for those others whom we remember today, Glen Ford Emmanuel (DeBride cousin), Juan Rosado, Keith McCloghrie, Willie Robert Freeman, Sylvia Pelikan, Gene Iacovetta, and all who have died from Hurricane Dorian and recent shootings in Texas that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom and 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, for those who believed in your resurrection and those who knew not your promise of eternal life, in trust that they have been found by you and are at rest in your holy habitation

Service Ministers

Sunday, September 15, 14 Pentecost (Home Coming)
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Deborah DeBride
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Chris Michel Karsten
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah DeBride
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                     Lati Smith
Greeters                               S Henderson, A Tracey
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         S Henderson, A Giovanna, D Hackl

Sunday, September 22, 15 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Carrie Parkey
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Deborah Holcombe
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Tina D’Amato
10a Euch. Min                       Denise Hackl
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Sunday School                     Shelley Henderson
Greeters                               M Owens, C Canty, J Longley
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         N Henderson

Sunday, September 29, 16 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Deborah DeBride
10a Euch. Min                       Tara Seeley
10a Euch. Min                       Anthony Johnson
Sunday School                     Jen Longley
Greeters                                D Hackl
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         M. Owens, V Johnson



Sunday, October 6, 17 Pentecost
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Holcombe
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Sunday School                     Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                S Henderson,  A Tracey
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         A Davis, P LaMotey