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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Collect for Sunday, 26 March 2017
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in
him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I am on Retreat this week at Saint Margaret’s Convent in Duxbury Massachusetts. Wasting time with God is always a blessing. This Wednesday, March 22 at 12:05 p.m. we will not be having Mass, but there will be a Noonday Service with Jan Valentine as Officiant for those who are interested. No Bible Study on Wednesday, March 22.

The Saint John’s Festival Choir meets this Wednesday, March 22 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Rectory with Bob Sirota. Rehearsals continue Wednesday evenings March 29, April 5 and April 12. Please email Bob Sirota directly (bobsirota@me.com) if you are interested. The Saint John’s Festival Choir which will be processing and singing on Easter Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. Festival Service.

Our next session for our Lenten Study using the book by preacher and theologian William H. Willimon, Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Church Office. Please don’t forget to bring your books. We will be discussing sloth and greed, with a bit of a review about anger and envy! Our last meeting is on April 6th.

I will be holding you in prayer.

Lenten blessings and love,

Vicki+

The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge
Parish Weekly Service Schedule
Sundays 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Eucharist Rite II with music
Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30.

Weekly Events
· Mondays, Boy Scout Troop 4 6:30 to 8:00 PM
· Wednesdays, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
· Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7-9 PM Spanish AA meetings

Sunday, March 26, Lent 4, 8 AM & 10:15 AM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, March 26, Faith Friends Luncheon, 12:30, Guild Hall
Monday March 27, Vestry Meeting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday March 29, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
Wednesday March 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. rehearsals in the Rectory for The Saint John’s Festival Choir for Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will continue on Wednesday evenings April 5 and April 12. Please email Bob Sirota directly, bobsirota@me.com, if you are interested.
Thursday March 30 third of four weeks of Lenten Study from 6 – 7:30 PM, Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins by William H. Willimon. Remaining class: Thursday, April 6
Saturday, April 1, Vestry Retreat at St. John’s Getty Square, 9-3

Sunday, April 2, Lent 5, 8 AM & 10:15 AM Holy EucharistSunday April 2, Penny Social, 12:30 PM
Sunday April 2, 12:00 PM in the Sanctuary, Rehearsal for the Palm Sunday reading of the Passion.
Wednesday April 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. rehearsals in the Rectory for The Saint John’s Festival Choir for Easter Sunday. Last rehearsal: Wednesday evening April 12. Please email Bob Sirota directly, bobsirota@me.com, if you are interested.
Wednesday April 5, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
Thursday April 6 last week of Lenten Study from 6 – 7:30 PM, Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins by William H. Willimon.

If you would like to receive our weekly email blast please email your name and address to parish@yonkerschurch.org.
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.

The Flowers (suggested $50 gift) and the Sanctuary Lamp (suggested $10 gift) can be given each week outside of Advent and Lent in memory of a loved one. You may sign up in the hall or call the parish office for more information. (914) 963-3033

Please hold in your prayers, Elyse Gierlich, Candra Davis, Ival DeBride, Linda Brown, Samuel Akhtar, Bishop Catherine Roskam, Jan Thompson, Jay Moses, Donna Doyle, Thomas O’Connor, Ruth Tatham, Charon Kuash, Bruce Haley, Viola McKaig, Thomas Cacavio, Mary Owens, Betsy Meyers, Barbara Michel-Karsten, Rocco Cacciatore, June Parriott Kniffen, Richard Brown, Velma Crichton, Harold Cronk, Ruth Thomas, Waine Kniffen, Don Lundquist, Joe Walsh, Thomas and Joy Sullivan, Aida Carino, Phyllis Jackson, Peter Walsh, The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Ken Kentish, Lawrence Gilkes, Brother Anthony Francis. We also pray for the 62 families who lost their homes in the apartment fire in Yonkers, for the Jewish Community Centers that have been harassed and threatened this year and for our President, our country and all immigrants.

Deceased: Jacob Caspi, Adira Arroyo (the EMT mother of five who was killed when her ambulance was hijacked), Catherine Scott, Dr. Philip Roskam, for the individual who died in the apartment fire in Yonkers, and all of those who have died in terrorist attacks, gun violence and natural disasters in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States.
Holy Week and Easter 2017

Sunday of The Passion: Palm Sunday, April 9
8 A.M. The Liturgy of the Palms
Reading of The Passion and Holy Eucharist
Traditional Language

10:15 A.M. The Liturgy of the Palms and Procession around Getty Square,
The Passion According to Saint Matthew  and Holy Eucharist

Holy Wednesday, April 12

6:30 P.M. The Saint John’s Festival Choir Rehearsal in the Church

Maundy Thursday, April 13

5:15 P.M. Preparation for the Agape Meal
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 14
12 Noon: The Passion According to Saint John
The Solemn Collects
Veneration of the Cross
Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

Holy Saturday, April 15
10 A.M. Baptism Class in the Guild Room
10 A.M. Easter Greening of the Church

Easter Sunday, April 16
8:00 A.M. Traditional Language Holy Eucharist
10:15 A.M. Easter Procession with The Saint John’s Festival Choir
Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist
11:30 A.M. Easter Egg Hunt



Make a Joyful Noise!

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. rehearsals in the Rectory for The Saint John’s Festival Choir for Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings March 29, April 5 and April 12. Please email Bob Sirota directly, bobsirota@me.com, if you are interested.

Penny Social this Sunday
2:30 PM


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Collect for Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

“Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves.” If we could just remember this, we would spare ourselves much anguish! Lent is a wonderful time to remember our profound need for God. Only God can protect us from evil and lead us in the right direction.

Our Annual Report is a wonderful summary of what we as the Congregation of Saint John’s Getty Square have accomplished in 2016. If you missed the Annual Meeting but would still like a copy of our 2016 Annual Report, please contact Jan Valentine at the Church Office parish@yonkerschurch.org).

Catherine Mitchell Odishoo, otherwise known as Kay, was a longtime member of Saint John’s Getty Square. She and her husband George were married here on November 15, 1952. All four of their children (Ellen, John, David and George) were baptized and confirmed here. Kay was an active member of the choir and the Altar Society. Kay died on February 18th at the age of 85. Her Memorial Service will be held this Saturday afternoon, March 18th, at the F. Ruggiero and Sons Funeral Home, 732 Yonkers Ave. People may greet the family at 2 p.m. I will be the Officiant for the Memorial Service which will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Your prayers are requested.

Our Lenten Study on Thursday Evenings using the book by preacher and theologian William H. Willimon, Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins continues this Thursday, March 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Church Office. Please don’t forget to bring your books. We will be discussing pride, envy and anger! Our next meeting is two weeks from now, on March 30th.

And please sign up for The Saint John’s Festival Choir which will be processing and singing on Easter Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. Festival Service. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Rectory, and will continue Wednesday evenings March 29, April 5 and April 12. Please email Bob Sirota directly (bobsirota@me.com) if you are interested.

I will be on Retreat next week at Saint Margaret’s Convent in Duxbury Massachusetts. This is important time for me to reconnect with my spiritual director and confessor, and to listen more carefully to God in prayer. Therefore, next Wednesday, March 22 at 12:05 p.m. we will not be having Mass, but there will be a Noonday Service with Jan Valentine as Officiant for those who are interested. No Bible Study on Wednesday, March 22.

For the next three Sundays in Lent, we begin with the Penitential Order including a reciting of the Decalogue, Confession and Absolution. Our pride is forever telling us that we are gods, that we have no need of Christ. When we listen to that voice we get into deep trouble. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Lenten blessings and love,
Vicki+

The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Anniversaries:
Birthdays: Tom Lollar, March 19, Tom Lake, March 19
The Sanctuary Lamp is lit in memory of Edna M. Longley on the fifth anniversary of her death by Jen Longley and in memory of Lilly Mae Wilson given by The Rev. Cn. Claudia Wilson.

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.

The Flowers (suggested $50 gift) and the Sanctuary Lamp (suggested $10 gift) can be given each week outside of Advent and Lent in memory of a loved one. You may sign up in the hall or call the parish office for more information. (914) 963-3033

Please hold in your prayers:

Elyse Gierlich, Candra Davis, Ival DeBride, Linda Brown, Samuel Akhtar, Bishop Catherine Roskam, Jan Thompson, Jay Moses, Donna Doyle, Thomas O’Connor, Ruth Tatham, Charon Kuash, Bruce Haley, Viola McKaig, Thomas Cacavio, Mary Owens, Betsy Meyers, Barbara Michel-Karsten, Rocco Cacciatore, June Parriott Kniffen, Richard Brown, Velma Crichton, Harold Cronk, Ruth Thomas, Waine Kniffen, Don Lundquist, Joe Walsh, Thomas and Joy Sullivan, Aida Carino, Phyllis Jackson, Peter Walsh, The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Ken Kentish, Lawrence Gilkes, Brother Anthony Francis. We also pray for those who were involved in the apartment fire in Yonkers, the Jewish Community Centers that have been harassed and threatened this year and our President, our country and all immigrants.

Deceased:

Catherine Scott, Dr. Philip Roskam, Catherine “Kay” Odishoo, for the individual who was killed in the apartment fire in Yonkers, and all of those who have died in terrorist attacks, gun violence and natural disasters in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States.