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Thursday, October 12, 2017

From Mother Vicki



Collect for Sunday, 15 October 2017

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; 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,

I love the image of God’s grace preceding us and following us, preparing the way and healing in our wake what we have gotten wrong. This process of being a Christian is hard work. We hurt each other without knowing it, and then, of course, neglect to ask for forgiveness. We often do not live up to the high standard of being children of The Holy One. That’s why I love God’s grace so much. God fills in where we have erred, and helps us face the future with greater kindness and love.

Our Blessing of the Animals Service last Saturday was wonderful! We must have had over twenty dogs, 1 beautiful cat, one lizard, with two bees and butterflies showing up at the end. Everyone, including the humans, were very well behaved! Saint Francis would have loved it!

In case you wonder about the activity at Saint John’s this Friday night, we are lending our church, due to its greater size, to Holy Cross Episcopal Church (81 Locust Hill Ave. Yonkers 10701) for their funeral this Friday evening and wake on Saturday morning. Please hold Leroy Daniel in your prayers, the brother of Maryanne Daniel, Senior Warden at Holy Cross, who died suddenly at age 58.

The Order of Urban Missioners has our first meeting this year on Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room. Our Service of Holy Eucharist at 12:30 p.m. in the Lady Chapel is open to all.

We have been saddened at the death of longtime member and friend Dr. Joe Walsh. A Memorial Service for him will be held in the Great Choir at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on Monday, October 16 at 6 p.m. All are invited. Our prayers are with Don Lundquist, his partner and Saint John’s Getty Square’s former organist and choir director.

We have received the results of the Spiritual Life Inventory for our RenewalWorks Program that so many of you have taken. Once that information has been processed, our RenewalWorks Team will be holding deep discussions about where we are, with an eye towards where the Holy Spirit might be calling us. For more information, feel free to contact me, Tara Seeley and Carrie Parkey (RenewalWorks Facilitators), Jen Longley (RenewalWorks Communicator), or our RenewalWorks Team (Samuel Akhtar, Linda Brown, Carol Craft, Debbie DeBride, Aaron McKinney and George Morrison). This is an exciting venture and we thank you for your help and support.

On Sunday, October 22 we will have Jonelle Ward with us from the Alzheimer’s Association who will be able to answer questions after the two services about this particular kind of memory loss and what to look out for in each other and those we love.

We are pleased to be sponsoring a Yonkers Basics program led by our own Dr. Jen Longley and Anthony Johnson on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-noon. This is an excellent offering sponsored by the Yonkers My Brothers’ Keeper program that encourages all adults (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends) who have contact with young children ages 0-3 to engage them in speech, song, counting, sorting, etc. This kind of early encouragement makes a huge difference in their development. Babysitting provided!

Looking ahead, we will be praying for all who have died in the last year on Sunday, November 5, All Saints Sunday. That is also a Sunday for baptisms. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let me know so that I can meet with them and/or their parents. Our new Children’s Choir will be singing at the 10:15 a.m. Service on November 5th for the first time. You won’t want to miss this!

It is not too late to make a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, the devastating earthquakes in Mexico, and the fires in California. The loss of life and property has been immense, especially in Puerto Rico. Your prayers and donations, no matter how small, are desperately needed.

May God bless us with grace as we move forward!

In Christ and with love,
Vicki+
The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota
Priest-in-Charge

St. John's Children's Choir


The Yonkers Basics



St. Francis Day Animal Blessing



Parish Office Hours, Weekly Events and Church Calendar

 Parish Office Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 9AM to 1 PM, 2 Pm to 4 PM     

Sunday Service Schedule
Sundays 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Eucharist Rite II with music

Weekly Events

· Mondays, Boy Scout Troop 4 6:30 to 8:00 PM
· Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7-9 PM Spanish AA meetings
· Wednesdays, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
· Wednesdays, 4:30 PM, Children’s Choir rehearsal in the church. Open to children in grades 1-5.
· Thursdays, July 6- November 16, 7 AM-4 PM, Farmers’ & Flea Market

Church Calendar

Sunday October 15, 19 Pentecost 

8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II with music.
Tuesday, October 17, Sharing Community BOD Meeting, 8:30 AM
Wednesday, October 18, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 4:30 PM, St. John's Children’s Choir rehearsal in the church. Open to children in grades 1-5.
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM, Executive Committee
Thursday, October 19, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday October 22, 20 Pentecost Alzheimer’s Awareness Sunday
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II with music.

Monday, October 23, Vestry, 6:30 PM. Library
Wednesday, October 25, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 PM, St. John's Children’s Choir rehearsal in the church. Open to children in grades 1-5.
Wednesday, October 25, Renewal Works, 6:30 PM, Guild Room.
Thursday, October 25, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, October 28, Yonkers Basic, 10-12 PM

Sunday October 29, 20 Pentecost
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II with music.

Sunday, October 29, Faith Friends Lunch 12:30
Wednesday, November 1, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 PM, St. John's Children’s Choir rehearsal in the church. Open to children in grades 1-5.
Thursday, November 1, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, November 4, Order of Urban Missioners, 9:30-1:30 PM. Mass at 12:30 PM.


Sunday November 5, All Saints Sunday
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist and Service of Holy Baptism, Rite II with music.
Sunday, Penny Social, 12:30 PM
Tuesday, November 7, Outreach, 7 PM
Wednesday, November 8, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 8, 4:30 PM, St. John's Children’s Choir rehearsal in the church. Open to children in grades 1-5.
Wednesday, November 8, Congregational Development, 6-8:30 PM
Thursday, November 9, Farmers’ and Flea Market, 7 AM to 4 PM


Saturday, November 11, Diocesan Convention, Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Intercessory Prayers

October Birthdays: Jonah Henderson, 4 October; Aida Carion, 5 October, Kimberly DeShon, 6 October; Shelley Debride-Henderson, 7 October, Bob Sirota, 13 October

Flowers this morning are given by Jen Longley in memory of her grandmother, Edna M. Longley.

Please hold in your prayers: All those impacted by the wildfires in California, those wounded in the Las Vegas shooting and the medical professionals and first responders who attended them, the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, Kimberly DeShon, Dana, Helen Hutchinson, Bimla Sager, Agnes DeFeo, Sarita Hmamly, Bishop Larry Provenzano, Trisha Spina, Pramella Vissa, Beverly Sims, Ruth Tatum, Clyde Mahoney, Lisa Osborne, Michael Sperl, Ernst Haering, Bernie Ryan, Shari Mercatante, Ralph Tremonte, Kevin Kidd, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Elyse Gierlich, Michael Hausler, Mary Owens, The Rev. Mitties DeChamplain, Samuel Akhtar, Aida Carino, Anetta Giovanna, Jan Thompson, Jay Moses, Thomas O’Connor, Harold Cronk, Waine Kniffen, Don Lundquist, Peter Walsh, The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, and Wayne Kempton. We pray for those impacted by terrorist attacks and for our President, our country, our first responders, and all refugees and immigrants.
                 

Deceased: We pray for The Rev. Rudolph P.F. Ressmeyer, Leroy Daniel, for all who have died in the wildfires in California and in the Las Vegas shooting, Priscilla Roberts LeFurgy, Robert Mosher, Tom Sullivan, Dr. Joe Walsh, for those who died from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, and for all the world over who have died from terrorist attacks, war and natural disasters, including the earthquakes in Mexico.

We thank you especially 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, 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.

Service Ministers

Sunday October 15, 23 Pentecost, prop 21 
 10a Reader 1st Lesson    Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson    Angie Piwinski
10a 1st Euch. Min             Denise Hackl
10a 2nd Euch. Min           Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                   Debbie DeBride
Greeters                               C Hanchard, C O'Brien, A Tracey
Altar Society                       A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                        Annie Davis, Velma Crichton, Patience LaMotey

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32


Sunday October 22, 24 Pentecost, prop 22 
 8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Karen Lorence
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a 1st Euch. Min                 Deborah Holcombe
10a 2nd Euch. Min              Anthony Johnson
Sunday School                     S Henderson
Greeters                                M Owens, Jen Longley
Altar Society                         H Hutchinson, Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         V Debride, M Baptiste, A Carino

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Psalm 19
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46


Sunday October 29, 21 Pentecost, prop 25 

8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Edith Williams
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Vera Johnson
10a 1st Euch. Min                 Tara Seeley
10a 2nd Euch. Min              Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                     Debbie DeBride
Greeters                                E Williams, D Hackl
Altar Society                        A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         S Henderson, M Harmon, A Giovanna

Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46



Sunday November 5, All Saints
8a Reader                             Carrie Parkey      
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Chris Michel Karsten
10a 1st Euch. Min                 Deborah DeBride
10a 2nd Euch. Min              Anthony Johnson
Sunday School                     L Smith
Greeters                                C O'Brien, S Henderson, C Michel
Altar Society                         H Hutchinson, Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         N Henderson, L Bown, H Hutchinson, D Hackl
Acolytes                                 Elijah Henderson, Alicia DeBride

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23

Luke 6:20-31